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1925 'Bullnose' Morris Cowley type MC 119 tourer

Made 1925
Automobile, full size, 'Bullnose' Morris Cowley car, Engine No. 137797, Type MC 119, Car No. 119490, metal / rubber / glass, chassis made by Morris Motors Ltd, Cowley, Oxford, England, 1925-1926, roadster body [made in Australia], c.1926

This car features a British-built Morris Cowley chassis fitted with a roadster body. The timber-framed 2-seater body was most probably made in Australia. It features a horizontally split windscreen at the front and a dickey or rumble seat at the rear. This is a separate passenger compartment which contains a folding seat for occasional use.

The engine is four-in-line using aluminium pistons on a three-bearing crankshaft. The front axle is an Elliott type with semi-elliptic springs. Steering is by worm and full spur wheel in a steel box mounted on the cylinder block. The car has a three-quarter floating rear axle with elliptic springs. Braking used four shoes per drum on the rear wheels. Damping is provided by Gabriel double-acting shock absorbers all round and the wheels are of the three-stud ten-spoke artillery type.

Engine: Hotchkiss 4 cylinder
Capacity: 1548 cc
Bore and stroke: 69.5 mm x 102 mm (2.7 inches x 4 inches)
R.A.C. Rating: 11.9 hp
Maximum power: 26 bhp (19.4 kW) at 2,800 rpm
Ignition: Magneto with helical bevel drive
Valve gear: side vales in L-head, helical timing gears
Lubrication: plunger pump
Cooling: thermo syphon, fan assisted
Carburettor: SU
Gears: Three forward, one reverse
Clutch: twin-plate, cork-lined running in oil
Maximum speed: 55 mph. (89 kph)
Acceleration: 0 to 40 mph. (0-64 kph) in 30 seconds
Fuel consumption: 25/30 mpg
Wheelbase: 8ft 6 inches (2.6 m)
Track: 4 ft (1.2 m)
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