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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boneyard51, Dec 20, 2019.
i like the 4 x 4 one looks like fun
That could happen! I love road trips! We were just talking about going to Dayton and see the Air museum.
I think it's the type of car you'd want to buy to hotrod it, unless dirt cheap, I'd not be interested in working on it to flip. Back in HS my Dad's friend had one, unsure of the year, but looked similar, it had wide wheels in back, tubbed, and a SBC. I'm sure there was a lot more under it than that.
I liken it to a V8 Vega build, small car, big motor and have fun.
I’m just going to sell it for my friend, maybe make a little on delivery or something.
this is my project, I couldn't post pics earlier.
Only way I'd want one is done up like southcross has his. Tube frame, small block powered. A street legal drag car that could still turn corners. Would be fun on Drag Week!
I got more irons in the fire than I've got fire for though unfortunately.
No idea how popular Morris Minors are in the US, but there's lots of upgrades available for them that anyone who doesn't want to go down the separate chassis etc route can fit.
With some mild lowering, the torsion bar front suspension gives good handling, the rack and pinion steering is light and positive by comparison with other 50s cars. I rebuilt this '68 pickup 20 years ago with a 1275cc Morris motor and a 5 speed transmission, along with a power disc brake conversion, it drove nicely and could cruise at the UK motorway (highway) 70 MPH limit all day without any drama.
you can see the build of my street Morris here on the Hamb . It's under my Morris minor rod.
It has a fatman crossmember with a pete and jakes ladder bar rear suspension that was for a Model A.
It weighed about 2300 lbs with an aluminum headed 5.0 Ford with an AOD. I built it to embarrass the sports cars on the Dragon and other mountain roads in Tn. With a 4.11 gear it was pretty responsive.
Not too bad out on the highway . It was my daily for 3 years.
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