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  1. #1 Roadster front lower damper bracket (Marina) 
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    Does anyone have a spare pair? Or perhaps know where they can be sourced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryophile View Post
    Does anyone have a spare pair? Or perhaps know where they can be sourced?
    Pretty simple to get a Metal Basher to fabricate them locally.
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    Do you have one as a pattern? Or need dimensions?
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    There is a drawing from the late build manual fig 6 should help I think you could make it in two pieces each with its own flange if there is enough room between the wish bone parts after grinding off the boss.
    But my knowledge of Marina front end is limited,
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    Tried to post the drawing but failed sorry
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    These what you are looking for?

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    Some more parts in my parts bin. Canít remember why the holes are not the same on each, must have been odd bottom wishbones.

    If you can or know someone that could fabricate a pair for you, PM me your email address and I will send you some drawings to scale.

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    513222A7-5087-47D7-999F-D1294BACE13A.jpeg

    Scan taken from the build manual.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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  8. #8 Re: Roadster front lower damper bracket (Marina) 
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    Have a set, installed, but a friend wants a pair to upgrade a marina suspension. Lever dampers are a dying breed.
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    Yep, these are the ones. Odd hole is the one you have to drill so someone might have mistaken the measurement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryophile View Post
    Have a set, installed, but a friend wants a pair to upgrade a marina suspension. Lever dampers are a dying breed.
    Ah, now we know what you really want. The late Marina/Itals were factory supplied with a telescopic front damper. There were kits of parts that could be fitted.
    The dampers were not mounted in the same manner as the Marlin, but offset from the lower arm by a bolt on bracket.
    There are still lever arm refurbishers for the old classic cars but I have not heard of one active for the Marina/Ital for years.

    You would do better asking the Morris Marina Owners Club or on the forum Fastmarinamagazine.com

    Somewhere I have pictures of the relevant home built brackets, I will try to find them later.

    One resource in the US that might be able to help you is a Facebook group, Austin Powerless Racing.
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