1953

1953
1953: Denmark....Morris vans are delivered to the brothers Hoffmann factory. Thorvald S√łndergaard Pedersen, closest to the van

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

1954 Morris Minor running for the first time in years.



I had a few minutes spare, so I thought I would attack the wreck of the 1954 Morris Minor pick-up that has been sitting in the garage for the last 8 or 9 years. I pushed it out the other week to be able to tidy up the garage. Well since then no tidying has taken place, just no spare time, busy busy that's me.
Today I thought, why not have a go at the poor thing.
So a gallon of petrol into the tank, a battery connected up with the aid of some jump leads. Not a lot happened, the electric petrol pump points needed cleaning and various pipe joints needed tightening.
Next the NO Spark problem was down to dirty points in the distributor. Well it started up but won't run unless on choke, fuel gauge shows full even though its not, the ignition light does not work and the dynamo and regulator box are both on strike.  Still maybe in the next couple of months I will be allowed to play again for another 15 minutes, who knows what I will be able to fix. These old vehicles can be such good fun.

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.