1967 Morris minor

        1967 Morris minor  Old English white 1098 cc                         Some   Morris History   The  Morris Mipicture12nor remained virtually unchanged for more than twenty years, (1949 to 1971)  during this time the engine size grew from  918 cc to  1098 cc.   This was one very popular car,  production figures were  1,293,327 – there are still many many  Morris Minors on the road,  I suspect there always will be..

 

 

 

 

1929 Morris Cowley

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Morris Garages may not be a name familiar to anyone but vintage car buffs but everyone is familiar with the popular MG which is actually the Morris Garages’ name shortened to its initials. These initials, within the well-known octagon, were first seen on the running boards of the 14/28 MG Super Sports Morris in 1924.

The company was the Oxfordpicture11 distributor of Morris cars and the MG logo was officially adopted in 1929. Morris Garage began as a bicycle and motorcycle shop. The owner, William Morris, was eventually awarded the title of Lord Nuffield in honor of his considerable contributions to the British automobile industry.

The diminutive Morris Minor was developed as an economic alternative to the company’s larger and costlier six-cylinder models. Two Morris Minor models were produced: a two-seater fabric Saloon and a four-seat Tourer which, in fact, was less costly than the more popular Saloon.

Demand for these popular little cars necessitated limiting color choices in order to keep up with production demands. Fabric models were available only in Niagara Blue and the newer Folding-Head Saloon in brown.

The Morris Minor (1929-1932) was featured in several models:

A 20 HP Fabric Saloon, four-seat Tourer, Sports Coupe and the best-selling two seater with dickey seat. This model was powered by a four-cylinder in-line 1548 cc, 11.9 HP water-cooled engine, designed with 69.5 MM bore X 102 MM stroke aluminum alloy pistons. Additional specifications were a three-speed gear box, spiral-gear driven camshaft, coil ignition and a four-wheel, cable operated brake system.

 

 

1955 Morris Minor Ute

1Allan and Janet Jones        1955 Morris Minor Ute series 2

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Alan Jones picked up this little Ute from the original owner Mal smith in Gladstone, 1975.  Having parted with  $500 he became the proud owner of a complete car, and a bit of rust. As you can see from the photo’s since that time the car has been totally dismantled and  rebuilt.

Morris minor 1,00 Gearbox and Motor, Paint Acrylic Colour Monterey Green

30 mpg  – Registered and driven to work daily.

Above pic shows some new metal in the back half

1958 Morris Minor 1000 Ute.

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Ken Whittakers 1958 Morris Minor 1000 Ute.  Ken has had this vehicle for seventeen years and it is still putting in a good days work.  It is his Work Ute. Ken says he is the second owner, and he has the original Operators manual etc.

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This most loved of British cars was designed by Alec Issigonis toward the end of the Second World War.  His brief was to produce a small  family car capable of long production runs He came up with the Minor.  Independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering, good road holding, easy low cost replacement parts and, above all economy and reliability made the car an instant success when it first came off the production line in 1948.  It remained unchanged except for an increase in engine power and small exterior details for the next 24 years.  The fact that it remains a desirable and useful everyday  car so many years is a tribute to the genius of Sir Alec Issigionis.

 

 

 

Morris Oxford Ute

1Morris  Oxford  Ute owned by Bill Swindells

A quick look at Bills next project,   This Morripicture3s Oxford was delivered to bills back yard with the help of several Club members,  A quick look inside, and a gentle poke with a finger around some of the lower parts is enough to say this is not going to be a quick easy restoration. But this is the way Bill likes them, no up front costs.

But bill has a lot of parts from an earlier Scrapped ‘Oxford’

1954 Morris Minor

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1954 Morris Minor Series II Sedan

Fully restored and painted to original Austral blue. The engine was completely rebuilt  in 1999.  The Original series II gearbox has been installed along with steel belt radial tyres, disk brakes, telescopic shockies (front). VW taillights, halogen headlights. The interior has been fully relined with new door trims, hood linings, and seat trims and window rubbers.  This car has been used daily for the last five years and has been very reliable.

 

 

Morris Minor

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Owner  Alan Dawes

The Morris Minor was a well established and respected small, family sized car, which contested for the title of “the world’s supreme small car” for over 3 decades of production history in the form of several renowned variants.

The Minor offered several technical innovations at a budget price which characterized its public appeal. The Minor, which was known as the Mosquito during development was originally planned to be powered by an air-cooled, horizontally-opposed 800cc four-cylinder engine. For a number of reasons, including the relaxation of Government legislation which had taxed larger-capacity engines, production models were actually fitted with the reliable old 918cc side valve unit.

The Minor’s several variants boasted of numerous innovative features such as:

The mono-construction body.

Independent front suspension.

Seating arrangements, with all passengers seated within the wheelbase.

Superb, pin-sharp rack-and-pinion steering.

In 1956 Morris Minor fans were  thrilled by the introduction of the Morris Minor 1000, powered by an improved A-series engine of 948cc S4 OHV. The new engine gave the 1000 the capability of higher cruising speeds and generally more flexible drivability.

In 1962 what would be the last of the Morris Minor / 1000 series derivatives arrived on the scene, the (1098cc) Morris 1000. The new 1000 introduced some worthwhile improvements, the biggest change of coarse being the new, larger capacity engine and the new dashboard layout.