Out and about in North Oxfordshire.

Out and about in North Oxfordshire.

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.

Friday, 24 April 2015

The big engine swap is underway.

 Radiator removed to gain access, the strip down has started.
 All accessories removed and with the cylinder head removed it will give us that little bit of extra room.
Out with the old worn unit, at the grand old age of 60, it needs to be retired.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Taken from a Facebook page.

Copied from a Facebook page, a post by Errol Classic Vauxhall on Save the Morris J Type van.
A nice Austin 101 egg delivery van, no other details..
Its a shame the sign on the drivers door cannot be read, it might give us a clue to what part of the UK this Austin van operated in.

Cussins and Light Ltd, York.

 Cussins and Light Ltd. Some of their fleet vehicles.

 Ford E83W 10 cwt van. Introduced in 1938 it remained in production until 1957. Its 1172 cc side-valve engine gave it a top speed of just over 40 mph. They were used by all sections of CandL - sales, electrical contracting, radio and electrical appliance servicing.
The Morris 10 cwt J-type van was manufactured from 1949 -1961. It had a 4 cylinder 1489 cc side-valve engine driving a three speed gearbox. The price (ex-works and in primer) was £375. Front and rear bumpers were an optional extra. The sign writing is quite austere, not at all CandL’s usual style. The young gent about to give it a wash and brush-up is David Thompson (son of Ron and grandson of Pat Light) who is now boss of Eborlight. The picture dates from the late 1950s.
Thanks to M.P. for these images.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Auction sale of a nice J type van.

Up for Auction shortly is this very well known and well
restored 1960 Morris JB van.
See page 7 of their listing.
www.mathewsons.co.uk



Friday, 10 April 2015

What's that in the background?

Looks like it has side windows and a high roof. No idea where or when the picture was taken.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Production numbers, dates and major modification data.

With thanks to the Morris Commercial club for this.

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.