1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Oldconn » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:23 pm

Alan, congrats on everything you have done up to now. I have just noticed you are a Prestonian(or nearly) - so am I! Were you ever a member of L.A.C? Any how, far be it from me to "teach grandmother to suck eggs", but your remark about the handling reminds me of a similar problem I had with a Lagonda Rapier. Eventually we changed the castoring of the front axle by shimming between the beam and the springs , which made a world of difference. Might be worth a try. :) :wink:


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Sun May 03, 2015 6:24 pm

Are you going Gt Harwood agricultural show classic car section Alan ?



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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Tue May 05, 2015 10:06 am

Sorry, other arrangements made for the bank holiday,
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:31 am

Hi Folks,
Well, yesterday I decided to have a look at the original engine for the bullnose, its been sat under my bench for the past 5 years, now this engine hasn't been touched since I believe 1957, so I thought it was time prepare it for rebuild, a good cleaning was the first item on the agenda, and very soon I found a problem with the engine block, it seems that the engine must have thrown a con rod in the past on no 4 cylinder and punching a hole into the lower side of the block, fearing the worst, I had thought that the damaged area was through the water jacket, but luckily it wasn't, just part of the block structure.
I don't intend to carry out any metalwork mods, this area of the engine is not under any pressure, so I shall just fill the damage with metal filler.
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by petermisy » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:40 am

Hi Alan

I have seen these drilled out and injected with epoxy resin?, not sure it is that costly either.

Beautiful car btw!

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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:37 pm

Hope you , your family and the car are safe from the flooding Alan.



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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:44 pm

Ok here at home in Clitheroe, not good in Whalley and Ribchester, but only see the flooding footage on the news, no intensions of going out in this, still raining at the moment.
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:44 am

alan.wells wrote:Ok here at home in Clitheroe, not good in Whalley and Ribchester, but only see the flooding footage on the news, no intensions of going out in this, still raining at the moment.
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Yes was the same here in Gt Harwood on the other side of it



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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:56 pm

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Block view from under with nice clean bores
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Hi Folks, earlier this week we went to Jell Bearings in York to collect my original refurbished Bullnose engine, very high quality workmanship carried out by Ian. The engine has been rebored to + 30 th, crank re-ground, white metaling of the 3 main bearings and the 4 big ends, the crank was balanced along with the fly wheel, both the block and the cylinder head have been skimmed, the new pistons are original old stock I acquired, the oil pump has also been refurbished by self and the camshaft been checked for alignment, just need to rebuild now, I am not expecting to fit the engine until next winter, and when its fitted the car will have all its original and correct numbers, The picture no 51and 50 shows the method of collecting oil from the sump, its known as a dipper and picks up the oil and as the conrod rotates allows the oil to drain into the big end bearing.
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:59 pm

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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:02 pm

And finally up to now
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by tony.idle » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:45 pm

That's a robust-looking crankshaft - must be good for at least 4000 rpm now :)

Honda 50 / 70 / 90 engines (revving somewhat higher than the Bullnose) stole the dipper idea.


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by ocheye » Thu May 19, 2016 6:31 pm

Hi Alan
i came across your thread by accident so I've joined the Forum. I'm an owner of a 1927 Cowley in Carlisle. It is fascinating following your progress and I've learned a lot from your pics etc. I got my car some 18 months ago and whilst I would have loved to have run it as an 'oily rag', it needed too much work so I have recommissioned it trying to keep as much of its history intact. I'm intending doing a countrywide tour this summer to try and raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer but he's still making a few strange noises and so far I've only done 400 miles. As far as prewar Morrises go you are a relatively close neighbour and I would love to be able to pick your brain on occasion, if that is OK. My main difficulty is actually knowing what to expect in terms of noises, performance, handling etc as I have no yardstick to compare it with.

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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu May 19, 2016 6:39 pm

Welcome to the forum, Andy! :D


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sun May 22, 2016 12:59 pm

Hello folks,
Great day yesterday ( Saturday ), early start from Clitheroe to the VSCC meeting at Oulton Park in the Bullnose with brother John and friend Tom, hood down and with Tom in the dickey seat, we journeyed none motorway via Blackburn, Chorley, Wigan and Warrington to Oulton park mainly on the A49 , a total of 66 miles in 2 1/2 hours, we were, very, very luck with the weather whilst travelling to and from, Eleven superb vintage and historic races, mainly over a timed period, depending on the vehicle type. On entering Oulton, there was a Brown GTC Reg no FFR ?, never seen before. The Bullnose ran like a dream, only problem was the exhaust pipe gasket to the manifold has blown and at a good guess it mpg was approx. 20 to 25, the total mileage of 132, the longest journey the car has made under its own power since 1957.


Andy,
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