Up at the big House.

Up at the big House.

For all Morris J type Vans, Morris JB vans and (BMC 50's vehicles)Torque! e-mail fiftiesvehicles@mail.com. The copyright of any photograph on this blog-site will remain with its owner. No infringement intended.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Calling all J van owners in New Zealand.

Check out this.http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/vintage-parts/other/auction-378944886.htm
Morris Commercial van. 1954? This is basically the shell. The doors are in good condition. There is some spare glass. The van's side panels at the base are rusted. There is no motor or gear box but it has a diff. Would suit: parts for existing van. A restorsation project. You will need passion, time and money!!! or and how about this. A mobile, tow able bill board for your business. Finally a garden orniment. They are just too cool to scrap. it needs to go as I have an other.
This sold for $151, so cheap.



Could a fellow Nz J owner try to find out its chassis number (if the top radiator cover is still about) and also get some pictures and chassis number of his other j van.


Thanks to Mike Parry for sending me the link to this advert.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Latest news.

Well my many blog sites have been down for a few days now. Not as every e-mail I gained in my in-box suggested / implied / wondered why I had blocked them for some reason. Sorry the whole site was off line to everybody..
Well the blog is back, in a much reduced, in size kind of a way.
The last 218 postings have been lost, well who takes notice of my rantings anyway?
What have I been doing with my vehicles? Nowt is the answer, so you have missed nothing while I have been off air. As some of you know I do over 40 blogs, many for other people and not just vehicles ones. Maybe too many so I have passed some of these on and have closed most of the rest.
See you around.

Friday, 13 May 2011

A nice van for sale in Nz.

Number plate:MORISJ
Kilometres:36,000km
Body:Blue, 4 door, Van
Fuel type:Petrol
Engine:4 cylinder, 1622cc, Manual
History:5 owners or more, NZ New
Registration expires:Jan 2012
WOF expires:Sep 2011
Stereo description:Sony cd player
Features:Alarm
Central locking
Towbar

1957 Morris JB Express Delivery Van, Factory O.H.V.and 4 speed model.Reg and w.o.f.Completed a full body off rebuild 7 yr ago and have travelled about 36000 km since then. Motor has been tweaked a bit and is running 5:44 gears in the diff. Brakes have been re shoed and new cylinders during the resto. A few modern additions have been fitted,a heater,a c.d.player,central-locking,alarm, 15'' radial tyres and halogen headlamps.These can be removed if you want the full 1950's experience.(you don't!) It has been a working van so there are a few minor blemishes here and there.There is no rust in the body or chassis.These vans are as rare as a rare thing, only about 500 left world -wide, probably only 2 or 3 in N.Z. Drive around all year with the door open to show how hard you are! 












My thanks to P.H. for the information.
Sorry there has not been much activity with this site over the last few weeks, just so many other things to do and NO time for vehicles. Lots of house painting is on the cards in the coming weeks.
Mr Cool also known as J.B's J.B. blog has been updated and I have just been sent some additional pictures so will add them shortly.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.