Scott wrote:It's a pity it didn't come with the original engine though Cam.
Well, yes, but that's the quirky thing about this car. Being as it was one of the experimental 'fleet'. It got updated as time went on. So the engine is factory fitted even though it rolled off the production line with a different one. It's part of the car's history as it was fitted early on I think in experimental.
At least you'll be able to fit the water pump to your other sidevalve & have a heater though
Well, I have an engine (with waterpump) for my other sidevalve now:
Got a few waterpumps and heaters too.
Not sure about the side bonnet badge also - I thought they came in around late '49/early '50.
I'm not 100% on that either but as I say, the car got periodically updated so there's quite a lot I can 'get away' with and not loose points in concours (not that I'm going that way with this car though). I can even fit highlight wings if I wanted (I don't) as this was the first EVER Minor to be fitted with highlight wings in the experimental department. It was also owned by the head of the experimental department and then the very first female engineer in Morris Motors.
You do like challenges, don't you
Yes, but given that this car has SO much history (and my others have none) and is one of the crucial cars in the history of the Minor I think it's worth saving and I'm honoured to be part of it's history.