this is the morris j van i found. the first photo is what we are aiming to build ..the second photo is what i brought with is green harrington bakery paint ..the 3 rd photo my wife stripping its great being married to a stripper...paint stripper that is... what,s there is in very good cond for a 60 year old commercial vehicle brenten and robyn a big thank you to gay and geoff for posting the photos for me
after sitting for 42 years the motor turned over by hand so i sprayed a lot of crc drown the plug holes and spun it over on the starter motor...i tried to start it but it would not start so i cleaned the points and it fired up it now been running for 50 mins there no smoke or blow by the motor seems to be realy good ..when its done i will rebuild a teardrop size v.van to go behind....brenten
What a vehicle,what memories have flashed back, I learnt to drive in one of those, that was a couple of days ago!! With all your spotters I,m sure there is a barn find out there somewhere. Have you tried a "wanted" ad in Gumtree/Ebay?
Good on you Brenten love those and remember nearly every bread bakery had them as delivery vehicles. Tip Top had them and so did the baker at the bottom of the hill in Burgundy St. It was a few years ago and I cannot remember the name.
hi margra im going to leave the morris motor in for now i have so much body work to do ...but i have been told they only do 70 ks per hr so i will give it a new heart later but im keeping the body looking stock.....brenten
thanks graham the problem is the 6.56 /1 diff gears. going to try a mgb cly head a side webber carby and a hei ignion and some headers with some wolseley 3.10 /1 gears and maybe a 5 speed gear box with over drive to get the van to cruise at 90 the motor will have to spin 50% faster and i dont think the stock rods and pistons would like that long term plus the noise and poor mpg ...brenten
Granny Davis bread, were at the bottom of Burgundy street. We supplied them with changeover carbies and fuel pump. That was around 1970s But they weren't using those vans at that time. I can't remember what they were using to be honest.
thanks don,, hi graham the body work is coming along slow but yesterday i brought a shrinker / strecher and a folder ..last week i had dies made for my swager so now i can really get moving i have to make all the bits theres nothing on ebay or swap meets,,,brenten
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