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by ben_hutcherson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Fun experience with working on the transmission: I pulled the drain plug, and only a quart or so came out. I thought that seemed like too little, but wanted to get what I could out before I dropped the pan. I pulled the pan off(it needed a bit of persuasion with the butt of a screwdriver to come los...
by ben_hutcherson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Screen and pan gasket are here, so hopefully-time and weather permitting-I can get the fluid drained, pan dropped, and everything cleaned out as best as I can this weekend. Looking at the screen-I'll see how the old one looks, but with as fine as it is I can see how it could get clogged by sludge. I...
by ben_hutcherson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Word from Skip is that the calipers are SIMILAR to those on a Spitfire, but have the hydraulic fittings in a different place. It seems that many of the other brake parts are also similar to other BL parts, but just different enough that you can't readily substitute them. One thing I am really coming...
by ben_hutcherson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Thanks Chris. I'll ask Skip(I figured given the shared Triumph parts on the rear end, MGBs were a no go). Even though this is now a legitimately rare care in the US, it's nice that it shares a lot of its parts with other better known BL cars so at least things are available from the common suppliers.
by ben_hutcherson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Thanks-it sounds like I ahve some reading to do. The brake fluid is on my to do list, especially since what I can see now in the reservoir looks nasty. If I go with the take the wheels to a tire shop plan, that also sounds like a good time to flush fluid through the lines. I definitely need to adjus...
by ben_hutcherson
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Alright, shopping list to date(I'm not even going to tally what it has cost me, as it's depressing) 1. Points, cap, and rotor(haven't even installed yet since it's currently running okay) 2. Ignition switch from Skip-got the car running 3. Miscellaneous items at NAPA including fuel hose, hose clamps...
by ben_hutcherson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Thanks-that sounds reasonable. I'd actually meant to change it just in case before getting on the road, but it reached seemingly road worthy status before I expected it to, so didn't get around to that. I got some advise elsewhere to put Berryman's Chemtool in it and drive for a bit before changing,...
by ben_hutcherson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

I do have some progress to report. First of all, the good news: I had it "catching" a bit on ether, but it wouldn't stay running. I also noticed that the wipers were a bit funny acting and would only operate either when cranking or with the key held a certain way. Going on that, I pulled the cowling...
by ben_hutcherson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: New Marina purchase/new Owner

Thanks-yes I've talked to Skip a fair bit both before buying and now after buying the car. When I first started looking at buying it, I called John Twist, who is known/respected in the MG community as one of the top repairmen. He'd worked on Marinas before(not surprising considering that he opened h...
by ben_hutcherson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: New Marina purchase/new Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 741

New Marina purchase/new Owner

Hello all, In my intro thread, I mentioned that I'm a US-based owner of a 1974 US market Marina GT. This car appeared on Ebay back over the summer, and even though I didn't buy it then I made contact with the seller, and it arrived here in Kentucky on Friday. The story of its arrival is a bit fun, a...