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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #15 on: 17 January 2022, 20:50:37 »

I've got scars received at Brixton, what a fuc**ing hole.

Yep, all around that area, Southwark so including Peckham, up to Vauxhall, Elephant & Castle, and out to Lewisham, all rough as hell.  Glad to be out of it, but strangely I miss driving through it ;D ;)
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #16 on: 17 January 2022, 22:09:37 »

I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #17 on: 17 January 2022, 22:32:53 »

Sightseeing rally perhaps?🤣
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #18 on: 17 January 2022, 22:40:34 »

I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Never underestimate a Morris Marina Kevin!  :y
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #19 on: 17 January 2022, 23:48:42 »

Rear axle would be too live ( ly) with the big engine! Did the estates have a 2.0 litre.

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« Reply #20 on: 18 January 2022, 00:20:50 »

No they didn’t make a 2ltr but South Africa had a 2.6 6cyl version….. that must have been fun bit of info here
               
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In 1970 Donald Stokes ordered the BMC Competitions Department closed and disbanded. By the time the Marina appeared, it was becoming obvious that Stage Rallying was gaining popularity, and in early 1971 it was decided to use the new model in the November 1971 RAC rally. Luckily for BL, Special Tuning had a rally driver on its books by the name of Brian Culcheth and so with no team, no mechanics, no funding and initially no sponsorship a team of talented engineers developed a 1.3 coupé into a rally car, funded purely by sales of performance parts from Special Tuning.

Knowing that the 1.8-litre engine was too heavy for decent handling, they concentrated on the 1.3-litre engine and using Mini components got good horsepower figures from it; then they played a flanker to pen the field in the 1.3 classes. All rally teams used one particular course to test, so the car was fitted with a full-race 1.8 and blasted around the track in front of the Ford rally team – consequently they withdrew from the 1.3 class allowing the car to claim 1st in Class for the 1971 Rally.

Subsequently, the car was entered in 17 more national and international rallies up to 1975, either being placed or winning class honours in twelve of them, the others being crashes/failures. In South Africa, the local Leyland subsidiary also rallied the Marina for several years. These were serious machines, fitted originally with the Rover V8 and later with a 200-horsepower Triumph Dolomite Sprint engine. Leykor chose the heavier and less powerful Dolomite engine since more performance parts, including a close-ratio five-speed transmission, were available.[28] With the appearance of the SD1 this situation changed again, but the Dolomite engine was used into 1977 at least.
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #21 on: 18 January 2022, 08:37:29 »

My bad, it was the hugely successful Ital estate that had the 2.0 litre engine. They didn”t make many..
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #22 on: 18 January 2022, 12:28:03 »

Thank God for small mercies  ;D
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #23 on: 18 January 2022, 12:52:20 »

My bad, it was the hugely successful Ital estate that had the 2.0 litre engine. They didn”t make many..

2.0 was auto only as well ::)
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #24 on: 18 January 2022, 13:14:29 »

Ooooh.....it's the pussy wetting coupe version. :)
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« Reply #25 on: 18 January 2022, 17:07:32 »

I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Rather than sheer speed perhaps the Marina can rely on it's excellent handling to make it fast. ::) ::) ::) ;D
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #26 on: 18 January 2022, 17:23:10 »

I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Rather than sheer speed perhaps the Marina can rely on it's excellent handling to make it fast. ::) ::) ::) ;D

The 1800TC Coupe did handle quite well in the hands of a deranged 19 year old around the lanes of East Devon and West Dorset.  :y

Only after dark of course, so you could see if someone was coming the other way!  :)

Saab 99's obviously didn't handle as well, as my mate's ended up in the hedge a couple of times.   :-X  ::)  ;D
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #27 on: 18 January 2022, 17:35:06 »

I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Rather than sheer speed perhaps the Marina can rely on it's excellent handling to make it fast. ::) ::) ::) ;D

The 1800TC Coupe did handle quite well in the hands of a deranged 19 year old around the lanes of East Devon and West Dorset.  :y

Only after dark of course, so you could see if someone was coming the other way!  :)

Saab 99's obviously didn't handle as well, as my mate's ended up in the hedge a couple of times.   :-X  ::)  ;D

Around this time I did quite a lot of miles in an Alfasud 1.5ti. They may have rusted but they handled brilliantly. :y

Marina trivia fact.......the 4 door saloon and 2 door coupe used the same front doors, why is why they look too small on the coupe.

BL saving money, no doubt. ;D

 
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« Reply #28 on: 18 January 2022, 18:44:13 »


Around this time I did quite a lot of miles in an Alfasud 1.5ti. They may have rusted but they handled brilliantly. :y

Marina trivia fact.......the 4 door saloon and 2 door coupe used the same front doors, why is why they look too small on the coupe.

BL saving money, no doubt. ;D

I heard a rumour that BL management promised that the Marina was going to be a "blue sky" design "but we've got all those Landcrab doors to use up...". ;D

Don't knock the mighty shItal. I had a 1.7 Estate it was great as a student. Could pile loads of pi$$ed up engineering students in the back. ;D Not so many laydees, but I'm sure the addition of a mattress would have facilitated that had the opportunity arisen (which, naturally, it wouldn't).

Corners weren't so much fun. The 87 BHP it had, IIRC, was enough to test the chassis well beyond its capabilities. The 1.3 must have been dismal, though.

It was an absolute hoot in the snow.
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Re: One for Sir Tigger
« Reply #29 on: 18 January 2022, 18:52:58 »

Somebody told me the Marina was essentially 1950's design technology tarted up for the early seventies, and passed off as 'new'.

I don't think it pushed the boundary of what was possible in 1971. ;)

I prefer the All-Aggro.......not that it was much better.





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