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« on: October 26, 2015, 08:55:08 AM »
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Hello Jaffa

A couple of points.

On the chassis plate for vehicles made at the Soho works, I have seen other vehicles with a Serial of 1.
Possibly a better term would be Series number. With vehicles made at Adderley Park, they adopted the Sanction Number system, which is basically a Batch number.

Regarding the engine knock, this might be excessive end play in the camshaft. Also seeing the engine has been rebuilt, the engine will rightly be tight. The criterion on the tightness front is that it “should just be possible to turn the crank around with the starting handle.”

Torque wrench values are not given, even for the cylinder head nuts, possibly because in the 1920’s it was an expected skill of a mechanic to be able to feel how tight a nut is.

Seeing you are just about to sell the Tonner, I don’t think that you will be joining the club, but if you email me at morriscommercialclub@hotmail.co.uk I will be able to email you a scan of the relevant bits in the maintenance handbook, and an extract from the service bulletin book.

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Nigel

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 04:56:35 PM »
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Thankyou for your feedback on this vehicle. Would you also have the head, main and big end torque settings for this motor. The engine has been fully rebuilt about six or seven years ago but never run. When I started it I felt it had a bearing "knock" and decided to have a look to make sure before we sold it. All the bearings are perfect as well as crank journals. I feel the crank is a bit tight though. What would be the correct clearance for both as I think it is too tight for dipper oiling.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 04:27:28 AM »
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Steve,
The same serial number 1 was being used for all T types built at Foundry Lane works at that time, irrespective of where the vehicles were going. A bit later the serial number disappeared and a Sanction number replaced it and batches of vehicles were built to specific sanction numbers.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 03:19:43 AM »
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Thanks for the reply. I do not know how to post photo's but the chassis plate has
Morris
Commercial Cars Ltd 
serial no 1
chassis no 3249
Engine no CE88104
Axle ratio 8.3 TO1
Foundry Lane Works Soho.Birmingham

I gather that the serial no 1 is  for the first one in New Zealand?
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 05:49:16 AM »
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Jaffa,
I was very sceptical about your earlier posting that you had the first Tonner off the line, as that truck was kept by the Company and is currently displayed at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
There are no accurate Company production records, but I estimate that your truck was built in 1925, about February/March.
I have a hand written note in a parts list about chassis number 2816, engine number CE84018, Serial number 1, and that was built in 1925.
Have no idea of the value, that is totally dependent on what somebody is prepared to pay for it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 03:23:18 AM »
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Hi. Is there anyway we can verify the following numbers for this vehicle? Serial number 1, chassis 3249, engine CE88104
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 06:47:54 AM »
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Hi. I have just posted my dads 1924 20cwt Morris Commercial truck for sale on your site. Dad has just passed away and it will be sold. Any idea on value? It is the first one off the line with a chassis plate number one. It has just been restored and has history with it from the dealer onwards. I am selling this vehicle on behalf of my mother but are at a loss on value as I am not involved in the older vehicle scene. Any advice gladly received.
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