1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

For other car-related discussions not covered in other sections.

Moderators: scimjim, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, philhoward, Terry Rickard

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 26620
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 806 times
Contact:

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by philhoward » Sat May 11, 2019 9:48 pm

Good to hear it’s running well (even better by the sounds of it) again, Alan! :D


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
SS1 Racer
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 2745
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 66 times
Been thanked: 200 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by gtcse8 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:06 pm

alan.wells wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:51 pm
the new pistons are of Australian manufacturer JP,
I rebuilt a Talbot Sunbeam a few years ago and the only source I could find for OS pistons were JP, decent quality and price. :wink:


Mark Wilson. Garage sale everything must go. :cry: SE5a`s, GTC, SE6b`s, Triumph Daytona, Honda CB750 K7. Also on YouTube :wink: lookup V8 Chevy https://youtu.be/lbpvDGAMY6g https://youtu.be/7xTrbr0ETSA https://youtu.be/K7HfYVd5Flo

alan.wells
RSSOC Member
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:34 pm
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Been thanked: 9 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:59 am

Hello Folks,
Not updated for quite some time, we took the Bullnose up to Keswick early November on the trailer to marshal on the VSCC Lakeland trial and the car behaved itself, well we decided with the car always running hot to install a small 12 v pump to circulate water, (normally natural syphon arrangement), I had read about this sometime ago in the Bullnose Magazine, so pump, and return bottom engine water flange purchased, John (brother) and I set about the modification, John took the flange home, drilled 15mm hole to accept short piece of copper pipe as can be seen in the pictures, we needed to extend the pipe into the engine so as not to cause a short circuit, with a few slight mods we removed the radiator and commenced the installation, after a couple of hours the radiator was refitted and at the water drain point on the radiator we fitted a tee piece to connect to the pump as shown.
We have not tested as yet on the road, but when the pump is switched on, the water in the head tank of the radiator can be seen circulating.
I will update after test runs.
Regards
Alan
Attachments
P1020800.JPG
inside of flange
P1020800.JPG (172.96 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
P1020801.JPG
Flange setup
P1020801.JPG (159.7 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
P1020804.JPG
Pump
P1020804.JPG (155.32 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
P1020808.JPG
Flange take off
P1020808.JPG (159.45 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
P1020810.JPG
Pump connection
P1020810.JPG (175.29 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
P1020811.JPG
Radiator water to pump take off point
P1020811.JPG (196.45 KiB) Viewed 1289 times
P1020814.JPG
New weather vain installed on the garage
P1020814.JPG (79.23 KiB) Viewed 1289 times


Sabre MK2 2Ltr Zetec
Motorhome
1926 Bullnose Morris
3/4 coupe with dicky
A Run around Jazz
M/N 5637

User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1376
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 88 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Old and Slow » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:55 pm

Just out of interest...
I presume the pump runs in the same direction as the siphon flow (out of the bottom of the radiator and into the engine?) to boost the flow a little, or is there some magic involved? Will you run this with a manual switch or add a temperature switch?


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

alan.wells
RSSOC Member
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:34 pm
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Been thanked: 9 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:36 pm

Hi Phil,
Yes your correct, pump draw from the bottom of the radiator via drain tap modified, and then feeds through the modified lower flange 15mm pipe into the engine, there will be a slight reduction in the flow through the flange, but still allowing for the water to siphon as normal when the pump is not running, I have wired the pump through an illuminated on/off switch for the time being.
Regards
Alan


Sabre MK2 2Ltr Zetec
Motorhome
1926 Bullnose Morris
3/4 coupe with dicky
A Run around Jazz
M/N 5637

alan.wells
RSSOC Member
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:34 pm
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Been thanked: 9 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:11 pm

Hello All,
I have been trying to get a little more power out of the 1809 cc side valve Bullnose Oxford engine and have come up with a new Aluminium Ricardo cylinder head, its not fitted as yet but it will be soon, we have also fitted a plug in the exhaust to accommodate a Lambda sensor for the exhaust emissions, this also not tested as yet,
With all these small mods, i'm expecting to reach at least 50 mph,
Below are a few pictures of the new c/head and the head that was fitted on the spare Flatnose Oxford engine that I'm using at present.
Regards
Alan
Attachments
P1020822.JPG
New Aluminium Ricardo head
P1020822.JPG (153.13 KiB) Viewed 996 times
P1020823.JPG
New Ricardo C/head note the modified combustion chambers
P1020823.JPG (147.09 KiB) Viewed 996 times
P1020825.JPG
Original flatnose C/Head
P1020825.JPG (165.93 KiB) Viewed 996 times


Sabre MK2 2Ltr Zetec
Motorhome
1926 Bullnose Morris
3/4 coupe with dicky
A Run around Jazz
M/N 5637

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 26620
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 806 times
Contact:

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by philhoward » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:29 pm

That looks like you’ll be pushing the compression ratio up a few points? :shock:


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
SS1 Racer
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1376
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 88 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Old and Slow » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35 am

Boy Racers!!! :) :)


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

alan.wells
RSSOC Member
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:34 pm
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Been thanked: 9 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pm

How do again,
Yes Phil's, increasing compression and definitely trying to achieve the magic 50 mph and a 0 to 50 in less that 60 seconds :roll:
Alan


Sabre MK2 2Ltr Zetec
Motorhome
1926 Bullnose Morris
3/4 coupe with dicky
A Run around Jazz
M/N 5637

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 26620
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 806 times
Contact:

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:11 pm

You’ll be doing the Autotest in it next!


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
SS1 Racer
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
Rattling
RSSOC Member
Posts: 568
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Warwickshire
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 20 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Rattling » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:58 pm

alan.wells wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pm
How do again,
Yes Phil's, increasing compression and definitely trying to achieve the magic 50 mph and a 0 to 50 in less that 60 seconds :roll:
Alan
Talking speed ,I saw an interview with Ross Brawn talking about his vintage car and how he was trying to get more speed out of it ,he was testing his development against a speed sign that illuminated as you went over 30 in his local village,such a clever guy 🏎


Colin

1800 Ti

User avatar
MikeyBikey
Posts: 6198
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm
Location: Sunny Falmouth. :)
Has thanked: 354 times
Been thanked: 170 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:31 pm

Epic, can’t believe it’s nearly 100 years old. A credit to you


Is we sideways yet...

alan.wells
RSSOC Member
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:34 pm
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Been thanked: 9 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Sat May 30, 2020 9:06 pm

Hi All,
We haven't left the country, been doing a bit of this and that, luckily not been bored, I've been replacing the linings on the front of the car, the pictures tell the tail, I had to wait for the new linings due to lock down, but the new linings have been fitted. Its amazing just how much time it takes to do each lining and shoe, the linings are to fit the 12" brake drum, but due to a lot of scouring I had them skimmed, I had a spare drum so that was also done £20 for the three, happy with that.
The time taken to complete one shoe and lining, with no slacking and Junes help with the riveting to me 4 hrs each, the main time was taken up with the counter bore depth, I needed to set the bore depth of 2/3 's of the depth of the new lining for each rivet, anymore and it would be a bin job, luckily all went ok.
I have already looked at the rear brake linings, just a couple need attention, but each side rear brake has shoes, 8 in total at the rear, handbrake operates 2 shoes per side and foot brake the other 2 shoes per side, I will show rear brakes when job completed.
Regards
Alan and Helper June
Attachments
P1020945 (Medium).JPG
original lining
P1020945 (Medium).JPG (178.73 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020946 (Medium).JPG
brake set up, also showing speedo drive
P1020946 (Medium).JPG (160.23 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020948 (Medium).JPG
original badly scoured lining
P1020948 (Medium).JPG (181.72 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020954 (Medium).JPG
new lining to the shoe
P1020954 (Medium).JPG (248.61 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020951 (Medium).JPG
counter bore for rivets
P1020951 (Medium).JPG (240.93 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020952 (Medium).JPG
Lining clamps to shoe
P1020952 (Medium).JPG (230.13 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020953 (Medium).JPG
underside of shoe, copper rivets
P1020953 (Medium).JPG (276.8 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020958 (Medium).JPG
finished job
P1020958 (Medium).JPG (235.33 KiB) Viewed 73 times
P1020957 (Medium).JPG
Skimmed 12" drum
P1020957 (Medium).JPG (223.56 KiB) Viewed 73 times


Sabre MK2 2Ltr Zetec
Motorhome
1926 Bullnose Morris
3/4 coupe with dicky
A Run around Jazz
M/N 5637

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 26620
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 806 times
Contact:

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by philhoward » Sat May 30, 2020 9:22 pm

Is that one heck of a pillar drill or should I have a touch of vertical milling machine jealousy? Lovely looking bit of kit based on the bed alone.

Lovely job on the shoes as well - probably not what June envisaged when you mentioned “shoe shopping” :mrgreen:


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
SS1 Racer
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 39523
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 167 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by scimjim » Sat May 30, 2020 10:00 pm

Well done June :D



And the driver :lol:


Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

Post Reply

Return to “Other Car Chat”