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Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

My car is a 1000 series Morris Traveller. It was first registered in January 1968 and was originally white.  It has a standard 1098cc naturally-aspirated In-line 4 cylinder, 8 valve, petrol motor. The engine produces an maximum peak output power of around 48 bhp at 5100 rpm and a maximum torque of 81.0 Nm (59 lb.ft).

Morris Minor 1000 Traveller I am planning to drive the car (Albert) from the UK to Mongolia and back in 2015 to raise around £15,000 for charity (around £1/mile). Some preparation is required as the suspension is shot and is about to be replaced. Disk brakes will be installed on the front and the intention is to install a Ford Series 9 5-speed gearbox. The engine is in good order so will be overhauled prior to the trip.

The body work is reasonably sound as there has been some work carried out in the past. The front wings are fibre glass as is the near-side rear one. There are quite a number of patches on the chassis but they are solid and nothing to worry about.  There’s a little rust here and there but nothing that a little rub down and red primer won’t fix.  The woodwork leaves a bit to be desired and has been painted over and will need to have some work done on it, but for the moment it’ll do.

I intend to fully restore the car once the trip is over.  To follow me and Albert on our adventure, and the preparations for it, follow my blog on http://mattgivertzdoes60.blogspot.com or our group on Facebook http://facebook.com/groups/albertgoestomongolia

Matt

Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

 

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