Project Morris

30/10/07

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Tim Pickman's project - 'The Morris'

 I am a gap year student, finished my A levels at Bootham School in York. I live near York and I will be studying engineering at Lancaster University in October. I am hoping they let me take the car with me!! The car is known around the house as "The Morris".

It is a 1969 deluxe model, Morris Minor 1000 saloon 4 door, Old English white. My parents bought it for me and my brother as a Christmas present in 2004 (ironically from a nurse!) for 1,000 for us to learn about cars. Polishing hub caps and mirrors and the odd service was what they had in mind. 3 years later and the midget 1275 supercharged engine is nearly ready to go back under the bonnet.

The block is a 1275 midget item, with A+ pistons and crank. Crank has been hardened and centre main bearing cap fitted. The head is a ported metro turbo item, with 36mm inlets and 31 exhaust. Exhaust is Maniflow LCB manifold with performance silencers. The carb is metro turbo, but with the throttle plate removed. The supercharger is an Eaton M45 from the BMW mini. The inlet and outlet manifolds both had to be custom made, as did the mounting brackets. A 60mm throttle body is mounted on the inlet of the supercharger, with a large K&N air filter. The intercooler is from a Renault GT5 turbo. The setup of the aluminium radiator with electric fan needs to be finalized, as does the clutch. The gearbox is 1275 midget, to be replaced with Ford type 9 when I have the money!

Inside there is a new instrument panel where the drivers glove box usually is and a CD radio under the parcel tray.

Set of wolfrace 13" will hopefully go on aswell, but the courier "is not sure where they are"!!!

 

Tim Pickman

 

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