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The mightly blue Marina passion wagon


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#91 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:48 AM

Nothing exciting? I disagree all Marina's are exciting. You work quick, looks good so far.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:45 AM

That Estate is truly Gorgeous

 

BL would have had that in their Museum if they were still going!!


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:19 PM

Frankly, I can't wait until the Tippers raised digit plate filth is revealed. It's a special kind of person that sets the correct number plate style with what was used new at the time and you're just that kind of person, trigger.

 

Have you thought about selling the SD1 and buying an early coupe, so you could get some of those strange black and white plates BL used in early 70's publicity shots? If so, you might as well get an Ital saloon on Sercks too, to complete the collection.


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#94 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:10 PM

Funnily I had a press Marina plate that a work mate found in his loft and sold to me that I sold on to a mate with a Marina at the time.

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I'm still watching on the V5 to came back from the DVLA for the car but once it's here the pates will be on order, I can't wait! If anything is sold them it will be the van but that's only because of lack of space, but we'll see...
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

Lovely.

Another old car that was utter shite when I was a kid. The kind you would disown your parents for if they bought it. Nowadays though I have much jealousy for it.

Not sure if has already been said but I can't be the only one seeing the link between your user name, the Marina's colour and Trigger 's going out suit.
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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:57 PM

Not a awful lot of photos unfortunately yet but progress is being made, the log book arrived yesterday, yay! I've already been back to the post office and got it changed to historic and mot extempt.

Also got the wheels finished and new tyres fitted today.

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The van came in handy taking them down to the garage, ended up getting some Royal Passenger tyres, the same as on the van for £124 which was cheaper than everywhere else, they will look smart once fitted i think. I've also now changed the steering column over so it now has a working ignition and steering lock, that now means the interior is done.

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Saturday I'll get the brakes all finished and slave cylinders fixed, oh and I've also got a nice set of new 70s raised digit style plates on order from Tippers too!
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:29 AM

I'll just leave this here.

 

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:35 AM

Nice job Trig.

Slight thread hijack, but how the hell do you get registered for MOT exempt?
I want to do it for the Mercury but no idea how? It’s currently MOT’d for about a month and (free) tax due in December. Presumably I’ve got to re-tax it now?
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#99 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

Personally I just went to the post office, she made me fill in a form, she then put the details into her computer and handed me back said form and a receipt saying it changed over. All very quick and simple. I also believe you can do it online when you tax the car too.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:22 PM

This is going to look seriously fit with the Tippers plates on


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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 PM

Look what I got today!

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Yep my Tippers plates! Amazingly it turned out they arrived yesterday but my neighbour had them, that means they arrived less than 24 hours after ordering them, fantastic service.

Also this happened today.

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The first time it's been taxed in 37 years! This now means that once it's insured it will legally be able to be used on the road again, I still can't believe that's right!

Spend the day finishing the brakes in it today, as well as the fuel pipes, it now starts and runs great.

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All that's left to do is finishing cleaning it, waxoyl the underside, fully service it and fit the plates and it's ready for the road, yay!
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Posted Yesterday, 08:29 PM

Do you get away with not following the continuous insurance thing in the hysterical historic class then?


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Posted Yesterday, 08:31 PM

Those plates are the perfect finishing touch! Wonder what happened to the old old ones during it's lay up?
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Posted Yesterday, 08:43 PM

I think the scrapyard who ended up with it binned them and the vin plate annoyingly.

Its all very odd if I'm honest, I had no V5 and the vin was missing so I got the details from a friend who works for a car dealers via the HPi system, filled the form in and wrote the chassis number down he gave me and posted it along with £25, 3 weeks later I get the new log book through so I took that to the post office and got it transferred over to historic from PLG and filled in a MOT declaration form and two days later it's down as being taxed!
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Posted Yesterday, 08:44 PM

I was going to say the exact same thing as HMC, seemed strange it was untaxed so long yet still managed to have the 2001-on style plates fitted.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 PM

Oh that was the guy I bought it off, he was going to put it on the road about 10 years ago so got the plates made up but couldn't find the chassis number so never got any further, fortunately my sisters partner works for a big main dealers and can do HPi checks for free.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:43 PM

Will it not cause any problems in the future if there's no VIN plate? Or can you get one made?

I guess after 37 years the chances of another car turning up wearing that reg and VIN are minimal to zero.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:50 PM

You can get VINs made up for these already stamped for £30 or make your own for £4 plus a set of stamps, you can see they it's so easy to clone Minis.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:04 PM

Those plates do look WIN, all you need now for it are some 1970s period 'giffer trinkets' to make this perfect


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