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1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:37 pm

Hi All,
I just thought one or two of you might be interested in my current car project, the car was last road taxed in 1957 and has been dry stored since then, my dad bought the car in 1969, and as you will see that the pictures will tell its own story. Yes, neglected un-loved, my dad had so many projects that he never finished any. The 1937 RR phantom 3 sold and gone to Germany, the 1934 25hp Sunbeam gone to Austria, the 3 Talbots have all stayed in this country, and of course I have the Bullnose, the nicest looker of them all.
I started work on the car back in the summer of 2011, removing the body was easy, we unclipped the hood frame from the top of the windscreen and all the bulkhead was lifted of, the rear section also wasn't dificult to remove either, thus leaving the half engine, gearbox front/ rear axles and chassis.
The chassis is in very good condition for year, alot of surface rust, but nothing serious, just major cleaning required, infact 95% of the work was cleaning. Both axles have now been refurbished, engine and gearbox re done and fitted.
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A week last Sunday we fired up the car and it ran on axle atands like a dream :lol: . the car will now have new ash frame sections to the lower part of the body, and we will reuse the rest which is still in good fettle.
I will update when ash frame sorted.
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:39 pm

What a nice project. I am jealous!


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:45 pm

That looks great! An ideal candidate for "sensitive recommissioning", I should think? :D


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:46 pm

Have you ever seen a short film called 'The Homemade Car'? Produced by BP in around 1964, It's the silent story of a young man restoring a Bullnose like that and along the way making friends with the little girl next door and taking her older sister away from a jerk in a Healey.

I saw it and it made me want to restore a car. I managed to track it down a few years ago and got a copy made.


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:48 pm

One or two more pics
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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:52 pm

Yes Jim,
You can view it on the Bullnose Morris Club site.
I still have a long way to go, but thanks go to Tony Idle and Peter Beaumont, both RSSOC for their help


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by peter freeman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:58 pm

I love it - jealous like everyone else.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:23 pm

You've certainly made a lot of progress since the beginning of he thread! Any idea when it might be back on the road?


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:32 pm

Hi Roger and all,
Thank you for you kind coments.
I'm hoping to have the car road worth by June 2013, and visit the Morris centenary 1913 to 2013 in July, I also hope to bring the car to Curborough next year but won't be taking part in the Auto test with it, Kevin Cooper would need to get an extended time stopwatch.
I am very pleased with the work I've done on the car, stripping engine, gearbox and diff , you would not believe the amount of time spent, and stripping every nut and bolt ( approx 60 ) of the car and I have reused them all and only had to cut two bolts off. I have only posted a few pictures, but I have many, pictures taken before between and after, very useful when rebuilding.
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Post by speedy555 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:45 pm

Fantastic car and story :)
Ive always been too much of a coward to restore something that old!


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by geoffp67 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:02 pm

please give us the link to the full thread on the other site - Im another who admires the work and effort that goes into this sort of thing. Dont have the space or inclination to tackle a task that big - fantastic stuff

I know its not a scim but should this be moved to project progress ?



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Post by tony.idle » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:24 pm

Nice to see it on here Alan :)


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Post by Gemini Bob » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:06 am

That is impressive work Alan :D I am sure lots of us would like to see your project as it comes together, it serves to inspire us all to get on with our own cars :)


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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:19 pm

She's a beauty cant wait to see it out and about round Clitheroe!



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Re: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Post by alan.wells » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:56 pm

Hi all,
I have just come across the original advertising picture, this is what I am hopeing to achieve by June 2013 with fingers crossed, progress quite slow at the moment, but working on the Brass Head and Side lights at present.
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