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Morris Marina/Ital 1971-1983
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The Marina was an attempt to provide a basic rear wheel drive car at a lowe rproducrtion cost that the popular front wheel drive cars that were reputed to be sold at a loss.

The suspension reverted to the type used on the later Minor with independent front suspensin by torsion bars and half-elliptic springs on the back

.Even in 1.3 form the car was more than a match for contemporary cars in a straight line but not on corners, even the slightest bend needed caution.

The later Ital used the O series overhead cam engines.

 

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Marina/Ital

Engine

 
1.3
1.8
O Series 1.7
O Series 2.0
Type
12V
18V
17V
20H

Number of cylinders

4
4
4
4
Bore mm
70.6
80.26
84.45
84.45
Stroke mm
81.28
88.9
75.8
89
Capacity cc
1275
1798
1698
1993
Valves
overhead
overhead
overhead-camshaft
overhead-camshaft
CR
8.8: 1 high
8.1: 1 low

9: 1 high
8:1 low

9: 1
9: 1
BHP
60
95
78
90
at rpm
5250
5500
5150
4750
Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
ATDC
ATDC
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
ABDC
ABDC
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
BBDC
BBDC
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
ATDC
ATDC
ATDC
Cooling
fan and impeller
fan and impeller
fan and impeller
fan and impeller
Electrics
12-volt negative earth
12-volt negative earth
12-volt negative earth
12-volt negative earth
Gearbox
4-speed synchromesh
4-speed synchromesh
4-speed synchromesh
4-speed synchromesh
Petrol tank capacity
11 gallons
11 gallons
11 gallons
11 gallons

Petrol pump

mechanical
mechanical
mechanical
mechanical
Carburation
SU
SU
SU
SU

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Dimensions
 
1.1/1.3
1.7/1.8/2.0
Wheelbase
8' 0"
8' 0"
Track
4' 4"
4' 4"
Length
14' 1"
14' 1"
Width
5' 4"
5' 4"
Weight
16cwt 2 qtr
19 cwp 1qtr
Suspension front
Independent torsion bars
Independent torsion bars
rear
Semi-elliptic
Semi-elliptic
Axle ratio  

 

Tyre size
145-13
165/70R-13
Brakes
Girling hydraulic
Girling hydraulic
Drum size
disc front
disc front
Steering

rack and pinion

rack and pinion

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Performance
 
1.3
1.8
2.0
0 to 50 mph secs
11.7
7.8
12.5
0 to 60 mph secs
17.3
11.4
18.2
standing quarter secs
20.7
18.3
21.1
Fuel consumption mpg
29
27
 28
Maximum speed
88
104
 102

 

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Body Styles and Production dates
Marina
Ital
Saloon
X
X
Coupe
X
Estate
X
X

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