making a morris engine

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making a morris engine

Postby moggiethouable » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 pm

Right you lot, sit up and pay attention, I shall be asking questions later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieF3d_YBUh4&t=331s
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Re: making a morris engine

Postby Owlsman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:52 pm

I can't think why but after about 5mins 40 secs in, my mind suddenly went back to the 'Bedlington Terrier' thread, I've just seen. :oops:

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Re: making a morris engine

Postby les » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 pm

Thanks for the link, I didn’t realise so much automated machinery was being used that early!


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Re: making a morris engine

Postby Blaketon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:25 pm

I expect it all went to China.

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Re: making a morris engine

Postby Mark Wilson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm

Wasn't automated in the current sense of the word, ie programmed - my father was involved in bringing the first CNC machinery to the UK in about 1965 or 66. In many ways analogue automation, as in the film, was far more impressive.

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Re: making a morris engine

Postby moggiethouable » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:17 pm

I do have an excellent book about "the man who really made the mini" Leonard Lord, he is apparently the father of a lot of automation within BMC building his own multi spindle machines.
It was he who dispatched our brightest and best after the war as part of the Marshall plan to rebuild Japan.
Should anyone spot a copy its well worth a read.
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Re: making a morris engine

Postby King Kenny » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 pm

The film reminded me of the time I worked in an engineering factory in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. We made valves for the petro/oil industry. The factory was built during the war to make Spitfires and we still used many of the machines until it closed in 1996. I got one of the lads to skim my cylinder head on a Lumsden grinder.


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