After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.

After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.
Royal Mail Tin Worm Delivery?

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 July 2012

Changes to this blog.

Hi to all readers, just to let you know there will be some changes to this blog shortly.
The first being a new joint author will be adding items to this blog, we will both be posting items and we are widening our subject matter to include more interesting items on the vehicle makes that became B.M.C. in the 1950's.
You will notice a difference in style, he can spell and his grammar is always correct.
Therefore a new contact e-mail is required, here it is. fiftiesvehicles@mail.com
My Jb van has been back on the road now for a week after the axle overhaul and ratio change. I've been using it for the journey to and from work and so far I'm very pleased with it. There is lower engine noise in the cab when bumbling along at 35mph but I have yet to see if my MPG will improved, time will tell.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

JB ice cream van for sale.

In this weeks classic car weekly, there is a brief advert for a Morris JB van.
" Morris JB, 1959, Open to offers, Original ice cream van, offers invited, Yorkshire, phone 07415 616364".
Funny I seem to to know this number, maybe it was on an e-bay advert at some time. Shame no picture included in the advert.
Keep scanning e-bay, rumors are there will be a couple of J type project coming up for sale soon, I wonder if they will go for silly prices again.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Morris Commercial J Type  NMW 629
Seen at the 2012 Boconnoc steam fair.

I thought this one had been scrapped, I last heard of this van in about 1993, glad its still about.




Chassis J/R 34228.

Picture taken by Harry Clark. Posted on the CCMV site, many thanks for sharing the picture Harry.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Australian JB owner meets Canadian J's.

JB has been on holiday to the USA, so he just had to pop in to Canada (only a slight detour) to see two very early J types.
Check out his blog for the full story. http://aq62uumrcool.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Torch...

The Torch passes through Slough, near to where I work. Shame I could not get the JB van near to the Torch route, a Torch and JB picture would have been nice.

Friday, 6 July 2012

The very nice van in the previous post has sold for a very reasonable amount. Some recent project vans have gone for a lot more money so I think this was a bit of a bargain.
I hope the new owner will make contact and we can find out if he likes his new toy.
I have been busy, well as much as I can between the very heavy showers that the UK has been suffering these recent months.
I've started the overhaul of my JB rear axle while this is stripped out I have replaced the crown wheel and pinion to alter the rear axle ratio.
I have as always started a blog on this so if it interests you do take a look.
http://ratioswap.blogspot.co.uk/

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.