PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

for those with Series MM sidevalve cars produced between September 1948 and February 1953
sparesman
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PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby sparesman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:11 pm

Have just heard from a friend in Denmark who has bought an early 48 Tourer that needs some restoration and has a few parts missing.

If you can help please let me know.

The parts he initially needs are
The Lucas L482 rear lights - lenses dont matter as I have them but a body or two is needed.

The front screen interior metal trim

Please either phone me on 07831 574495 or email bryan.gostling@mmoc.org.uk if you can help
1934 Morris 10/4 in Dark Green / Black - BGO517
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344
1954 S11 2dr Saloon in Birch Grey - GVG270

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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby JohnV » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:24 pm

That would be QUITE a find. Did you mean "early 49" Tourer, I presume?
sparesman wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Have just heard from a friend in Denmark who has bought an early 48 Tourer ...
Did he happen to send the serial number? I know the Series MM Register would like to know about this one!

best, jv.
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby RobThomas » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:08 pm

Might have a NOS 482 going on Ebay as soon as I can work out how to use it.
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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby sparesman » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:06 pm

JohnV wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:24 pm
That would be QUITE a find. Did you mean "early 49" Tourer, I presume?
sparesman wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Have just heard from a friend in Denmark who has bought an early 48 Tourer ...
Did he happen to send the serial number? I know the Series MM Register would like to know about this one!

best, jv.
John

Actually turns out to be a saloon and chassis no is 5528 so 28th LHD. There is something about it on here in 2011 viewtopic.php?t=42114

Bryan
1934 Morris 10/4 in Dark Green / Black - BGO517
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344
1954 S11 2dr Saloon in Birch Grey - GVG270

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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby JohnV » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm

sparesman wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Actually turns out to be a saloon and chassis no is 5528 so 28th LHD. There is something about it on here in 2011 viewtopic.php?t=42114
Wow! I think I vaguely recall knowing that existed, delighted it's still around. And of course definitely a 1949 car!

Do we know when the very first LHD examples came off the line?

The first 'USA' high-lamp car wasn't until Jan 1949 (or perhaps last week of December for the prototype, can't recall).
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby sparesman » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:36 pm

sparesman wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Have just heard from a friend in Denmark who has bought an early 48 Tourer that needs some restoration and has a few parts missing.

If you can help please let me know.

The parts he initially needs are
The Lucas L482 rear lights - lenses dont matter as I have them but a body or two is needed.

The front screen interior metal trim

Please either phone me on 07831 574495 or email bryan.gostling@mmoc.org.uk if you can help
Thomas has now bought a pair of lights from a club member but STILL IS LOOKING FOR the metal interior front screen trim
1934 Morris 10/4 in Dark Green / Black - BGO517
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344
1954 S11 2dr Saloon in Birch Grey - GVG270

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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby ardjemorrissen » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:35 pm

Will keep the eyes open in the garage for the last bit 8) The car is for sure 1948, very early mm in good hands now. 👍

Good luck restoring it.
Morris Minor MM 1948, Morris minor Traveller 1956, Morris Minor 4-door 1956, Minor Van 1966, Morris Minor 2-door 1968, Morris Minor Pick-up 1971

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Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Postby sparesman » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:57 pm

Thank you for your message. Thomas will be pleased if you can find it. He hopes to have the car finished ready for the NMMK annual camping holiday which will be near him in Denmark in 2022. He is very much a Minor man so your old car is in good hands.
Bryan
1934 Morris 10/4 in Dark Green / Black - BGO517
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344
1954 S11 2dr Saloon in Birch Grey - GVG270


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