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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Start on an engine swap? Install a custom interior?
Upgrade some suspension or brake parts to handle the extra power?

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Photo: Gary Bezer's 1953 Morris Minor Traveller
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dagaffer Tom Raddatz
Western Springs, IL, USA   USA
ALSO LOOKING FOR IDEAS FOR MY INTERIOR ANYONE DONE A CUSTOM INTEIOR?

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Tom,

This article in the Library section may be of interest:

http://www.morrisminorforum.com/article/rebuilding-morris-minor-interior.html

also:

http://www.morrisminorforum.com/article/well-traveled-traveller.html

also, have a look at the photos in the Registry for more ideas:

http://www.morrisminorforum.com/registry/

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Stretch Mark Hendrix
Stuart, FL, USA   USA
Here's a pic of the recent work on the 1275 in my Morris panel truck.
I've heard all the arguments about too much carb... They are 40DCOEs not 45s.
It goes like stink and sure does look cool under the bonnet.


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Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Very cool indeed! Clean enough to eat off...



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Stretch Mark Hendrix
Stuart, FL, USA   USA
Thank you.
All work done by high school auto tech students under my supervision.

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attores PHIL KOHL
DARIEN, IL, USA   USA
Hi Mark,

Great look and I'm sure great grunt. What head are you using and what cam. Any other details about your build.....

Phil

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Stretch Mark Hendrix
Stuart, FL, USA   USA
The head is a modern copy of I believe they were westlake racing heads of late 60. The carbs are 40DCOE webers
The cam is currently stock
I am using a 1.5:1 rocker arm.
After using it in the Morris with a way too tall 3.70:1 rear end I will be putting it in a bug eye sprite I'm building.
Le' gran oui will have a .060 over 1275 and a very hot cam. I'm backing that with a infamous popular Datsun five speed and changing the gearing from 4.20:1 to the Morris original gearing of 4.55:1. With the five speed my overall hearing will be 4.09 in fifth with the lower 4.55 rear ratio I will have more take off torque and overdrive from original. The larger bore and hotter cam should make around 120hp. I'm around 100hp in current form.

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sasquatchmystery The Morrisguy
Southern Oregon, OR, USA   USA
1955 Morris Minor "TOM"
1956 Morris Minor "Old Blue"
1960 Morris Minor "Turd Furgeson"
I just finished this interior on one of 4 of my my Morris Minors. It is all new foam and ultra leather...really plush and better than original...

The Morris Guy


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dagaffer Tom Raddatz
Western Springs, IL, USA   USA
CAN YOU DO ONE FOR ME?

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sasquatchmystery The Morrisguy
Southern Oregon, OR, USA   USA
1955 Morris Minor "TOM"
1956 Morris Minor "Old Blue"
1960 Morris Minor "Turd Furgeson"
Yes we can as we have a upholstery shop here but I am in Oregon.

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halfpint keith mc lennan
toledo, OH, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 "Half Pint / Half Breed"
Mine is full custom but I don't know if it will help you,yours might look a little differant inside.

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dagaffer Tom Raddatz
Western Springs, IL, USA   USA
yea, it wont work for me.
I found an interior on a parts car I bought it Boston. 17 hour drive each way but worth the ride.
thanks
t

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porsche84 Jerry Austin
North Port, FL, USA   USA
Finally got back on the Morris project. I've set the stance of the car and working on fabricating a frame from scratch. I've modified the Honda S2000 rear suspension assembly by narrowing it 4 inches. I made a fixture to properly locate the Honda front suspension pieces and have them tacked into place. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get steering installed. The rack is going to be quite a bit ahead of the wheels due to engine placement. Still scratching my head on this.


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attores PHIL KOHL
DARIEN, IL, USA   USA
Wow!
You're really making progress! Looks like the Honda suspension is going to be the answer. Steering will take some head scratching though. Keep it up.

Phil

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