8" front brake drums

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8" front brake drums

Postby chrisgriffiths » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:52 pm

Hi

Does anyone know when 8" front brake drums where first fitted as standard on the minor
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:09 pm

Introduced in 1963 I believe - along with the 1098 engine.
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby qwerty165 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:43 pm

Just checked 'Original Morris Minor' and it also states alongside introduction of the 1098cc engine.


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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby MColes » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:18 pm

This makes me wonder if any of the 'transitional' Minors made during that time were fitted with 948 engines and 8 inch drums as standard... something else to look out for at shows... I'll make sure I wear my anorak as I lay down to look underneath the car :lol:
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby chrisgriffiths » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:34 pm

OK cheers everyone
Much appreciated
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby Matt » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:24 pm

My Late transitional 1098 (1st reg 2 Jan 64, so obviously a 63 build...) has 8" drums.
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby mike.perry » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:30 pm

My 1963 803cc GPO Driving Instructors van was fitted with 8in front brakes
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:34 am

803 in 1963? I think they would be long gone! Sure it wasn't a (now rare) 848?
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Re: 8" front brake drums

Postby mike.perry » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:47 pm

No, it was an 803, the GPO never fitted the 948, they went straight from 803 to 1098
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