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1948 Morris-Commercial J-Type

1948 Morris-Commercial J-Type in Annie: A Royal Adventure!, Movie made for TV, 1995 IMDB

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Model origin: UK

1948 Morris-Commercial J-Type

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Sandie SX

2013-04-11 20:43

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Not a H-Van.

dsl SX

2013-04-11 20:54

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Morris J (or much rarer Austin 101).

dsl SX

2013-04-11 21:03

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PS I started looking for a few of these in our collection - we have 25 as Morris-Commercial J-Type, 3 as Morris J-Type and 6 as Morris JB. Are these separations correct, and how do they work? Are there any other names I haven't spotted?

chris40 UK

2013-04-11 21:30

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Unless you can read the badge on the grille there isn't much you can do about it; and the JB had a larger engine. Wikipedia isn't any help with the Morris/Morris-Commercial problem, as it doesn't recognise Morris J-Types at all.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Commercial_J-type

johnfromStaffs EN

2013-04-11 23:27

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Morris-Commercial J 1948 to 1952, 1476cc sidevalve engine Nuffield Type VS from Series MO Oxford, 3-speed gearbox.
Morris J-type 1952 to 1957, similar mechanicals, name change following BMC merger. (Some sources question this).
Morris JB 1957 to 1961, 1489cc BMC B Series overhead valve engine, 4-speed gearbox.
Austin 101, Austin badged version of JB with different front panel design, followed dates of JB.

At the end of 1956 production of the Morris Cowley MCV ceased in favour of the Series III Commercials which used B Series units. This meant that the sidevalve ex-Nuffield type VS engine would now only be required for the J-type, so in accordance with Leonard Lord's rationalisation plans the vehicle was re-engineered into the JB to use BMC B Series standard units. Austin had no forward control van smaller than the K8, or later the LD, so, in the usual panic to ensure that an Austin and Morris equivalent of all models was available for the dealer chain, the 101 was introduced.

The J was introduced as a replacement for the Morris 10cwt van, the mechanical units of which had their roots in the 1920s, and was itself replaced by the J2.

-- Last edit: 2013-04-12 09:35:31

dsl SX

2013-04-11 23:55

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Thanks. Entered as earliest possibility.

puterboy1 US

2013-04-12 00:43

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Here's a view of the front:[Image: vlcsnap-2013-04-10-15h58m13s97.jpg] [Image: vlcsnap-2013-04-10-15h58m19s99.jpg] Interior view: [Image: vlcsnap-2013-04-10-15h57m28s4.jpg]

dsl SX

2013-04-12 12:42

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dsl wrote ... a few of these in our collection - we have 25 as Morris-Commercial J-Type, 3 as Morris J-Type and 6 as Morris JB.

From info above from johnfromstaffs, the 3 Morris J-type (1952 to 1957) had nothing to put them specifically in that date range, so are now reassigned to Morris-Commercial J-Type. Have tidied up date details generally for all of them, but if anyone wants to run through them all to check they've been described correctly, it could be useful.

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