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« on: November 11, 2015, 09:15:01 PM »
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hello I live in nelson new Zealand I have a morris commercial LC3 1950 truck its been sitting for a while now I have owned it for 30 years  fully recon engine 2 litre overhead valve engine not run in yet, the engine rebuild was $1800, new pistons bearings body and chassie need work dead plates. I also have the book manual for it I would like to sell it now as I don't have time
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 07:40:48 PM »
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Stusi, send a PM with your email address and i will sen it through.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 10:22:48 PM »
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Hi Stuartt

Marks Not chasing a work shop Manual but I am - Think things got a bit mixed up.  A scanned copy would be fantastic if its possible, just need to sort out contact out of this forum.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 04:52:39 AM »
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Hi Mark, how is the restoration going, i am currently restoring a LC5 ( in Albury), it was also originally a PMG vehicle also until it was purchaed by by my grandfather in the late 60's. If you are still looking for a workshop manual i have one i would be happy to scan and email to you.

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« Reply #4 on: November 8, 2010, 05:55:27 AM »
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Hi Mark
Thanks for the response.  As for the workshop manual a complete copy would be fantastic however what I'm realy after at this stage is the torque settings for all the engine bolts, head, big end, crank shaft etc.  I decided to tackle the engine before anything else and have completely stripped it to bare bones. The head has been rebuilt though I need to source a new inner spring for one of the valves.  Water pump has also been rebuilt.  Am trying to sort out bearings and piston rings at the moment. The rings fell apart when the pistons came out. This is my introduction to white metal bearings - a very helpful guy at work has given me a book!  Cam shaft needs re grinding and new bushes.  All up though apart from some water damage in No 2 cylinder every thing was intact and the engine could still be turned by hand.  Parts so far haven't been too bad except for the valve springs.  I sourced new Head and manifold gaskets (genuine Morris!).  Will need new brake and clutch components though.  Fortunately for me there are quite a few people in the Bunbury area that work on old vehicles so quite a bit of knowledge and back yard manufacturing ability.
The body work was ok and one day I'll post some pics. Colour at the moment is a dull green however its red underneath and has P.M.G on one of the doors so I believe it is an old Post Master General truck, bought by a farmer and then retired to the bush. As for its future - A propmotional vehicle for a friends cidery.

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« Reply #5 on: November 5, 2010, 01:34:52 AM »
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Hey Stuart from WA, good to hear someone else doing a restoration job on an LC3. Sorry about not replying to the "Parts wanted section", I haven't checked it as I didn't receive an e-mail saying there was a reply. (may not have ticked the right box). But yes I have managed to get my hands on a workshop manual, it wasn't cheap but I suppose there aren't to many about. (Worth its wait in gold though). Must be a common problem with the chasis rusting where the cross members attach, but you can see why. Mine is on hold at the moment, having a few lower back problems & the Morrie isn't helping. I have managed to install the new inner rails & drill the necessary holes. Welded up most of the rust holes as well, all except underneath. Stu, how far did you have to go with the engine? & how about sourcing parts? I got the engine going in mine before I stripped the whole truck down & did a compression test, #1 cyl was down a little from the others, but I don't think enough to strip it down. I was concerned also about obtaining parts etc. What colour cab you got Stu? Mark.
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« Reply #6 on: November 4, 2010, 06:35:23 AM »
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Hi Mark and Barry
I to have an LC3 I'm restoring.  I live in WA and recovered the truck from my Parents farm where it sat in the paddock since they bought it some 30 years ago. Seem to have the same issue with rust in the same place on the chassis.
Mark, I posted an earlier message to you about the Workshop Manual in the Parts Wanted Section.  Did you ever manage to track one down?  I have just finished stripping the engine down and have restored the head so things are starting to go back together.  I only get to work on it on Tuesday nights so its a slow process but well worth it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 02:19:01 AM »
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Hey Barry from NZ, How's the Morry going? Stripped mine down to chasis on wheels to attend to the rusted chasis rails. I've ended up doing what you did, fitting some 4mm channel inside the chasis rail some 1400mm length both sides as well as getting two new cross members folded up, then mig welding up the holes. Looks pretty good I think.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2010, 02:47:06 AM »
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Hi Mark,
  Regarding the engine as I mentioned before it was not possible to turn the engine over and I removed the head to see if the pistons were seized , all the experts told me to pour deisel down the bores to free things up, when Ilooked the next day it had all gone into the sump so Ithen had to remove the sump .That was when I found the no4 conrod was seized in the piston.
My chassis repair was where the bracing members connected in the main chassis ,rust had taken hold where the two pieces were connected ,this had caused the main chassis member to fail.I fitted a 4mm plate full depth inside the member for the full  length of  the section which is approx. 1.200 replaced the bracing members and bolted it all together.Regarding spares,I got a set of piston rings and a topoverhaul gasket set without a problem.but have not required any other parts  to date .People just roll their eyes when you ask for parts for a 1950s morris commercial most of the  young guys havent even heard the name!
hope you are making some progress on your one.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 11:05:40 AM »
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Hey Barry, nice looking truck. Did you dismantle the engine or did it come without the head etc? I wish I had as much time as you do to devote to my Morry. How bad was the chasis on your Morris? and how did you go about repairing it? Are spares easy to come by in NZ? I found a good place on the net that can supply new brake master & slave cylinders as well as kits if needed. So with a bit of research, time & patients I think parts will come available. I managed to pick up an LC3 workshop manual last week. It wasn't cheap, but it boils down to supply & demand - there aren't to many around for sale.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 03:57:56 AM »
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Hi Mark
  Followed your advice and after a struggle managed to get some photos up. I have completed the chassis repairs, the front and back axles are being overhauled prior to being reinstated. As Iam retired most of my time is spent working on the truck so I expect it should be well towards completion by early next year.
Hope you are making good progress on your project.
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Hi Mark
  Followed your advice and after a struggle managed to get some photos up. I have completed the chassis repairs, the front and back axles are being overhauled prior to being reinstated. As Iam retired most of my time is spent working on the truck so I expect it should be well towards completion by early next year.
Hope you are making good progress on your project.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 11:02:46 AM »
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G/Day Barry from NZ,
Great to hear about your LC3, how long have you been working on it? I think my next job will be the chasis also, there is some rust in it that needs attension. Was thinking about sand blasting it to see how bad. As far as photos go, I read here somewhere about putting your photos on Photobucket & then linking them to your post. Can't tell you how to exactly, but I managed to work it out so have a play around with it, it wasn't that hard. You just need to register etc. with Photobucket. Cheers: Mark.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 03:46:16 AM »
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Hi Mark,  Thanks for your message ,at present I am repairing the chassis which has rusted out where the angle braces connect to the side rails.This was probably the reason the truck was put off the road.It was not possible to turn the engine over and when it was stripped down I found the conrod on no.4 was frozen inthe piston at the gudgen,Isuspect water had leaked across from the water jacket and rusted the gudgen pin which had reacted with the aluminium .The engine has had new rings and is ready to fire up once the chassis is completed.Itried to put some photos on but do not seem to be ableto,perhaps you could advise.
Your truck looks to be in better condition than my one,
Ihave tried to obtain a workshop manual but have not had any luck,there is a site called books4cars.com that list a manual for the LC3 but is currently out of stock they assure me they will be able to get one for me.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 06:11:23 AM »
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Hello Barry from NZ,
I'm Mark from Tassie & I too have not long ago purchased an LC3 (see photos I posted on this site). How far along are you with your restoration? Have you got any pictures of the old girl? I got the engine fired up in mine last weekend, but have got a long way to go with the rest of it. Keep in touch Barry from NZ & let me know how you are progressing.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 03:22:37 AM »
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Hi everybody,
  Iam new to this site,my name is Barry and I live in New Zealand.
Irecently purchased a Morris Commercial LC3 truck which has spent many years in a farm field,this vehicle is basically intact but the rust has caused various parts to seize up.It is at present in a stripped down condition and is now being rebuilt.
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