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Old 12th November 2010, 18:57   #76
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Originally Posted by DHABHAR.BEHRAM View Post
Dear Raj Bajwa - the green morris MAR9827 is owned by our very well respected Parsi priest of the Vatcha Gandhi Agiary Mr.Aspi Dadachanji. This car has been with him since new and he has travelled with it all over the place, including Sri Lanka. It is maintained by his son Marespand Dadachanji. It is in absolutely pristine condition and has featured in all vintage rallies and won numerous awards. This car is an ICON OF OUR COMMUNITY IN IT'S OWN RIGHT. This is the way a classic car must be kept.

You can see its picture on page 1 of this thread.

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Behram Dhabhar
Thanks Dhabhar. I am an auto afficiando and love to maintain my cars. I was impressed with this car and I have immense respect for your community for the way you take care of your vehicles.

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Dear Behram , Thankyou very much for your kind comments i am humbled.
This is the car that started my love affair with old cars and has got me to what ever i am today , its all thanks to this car. We took the car by road to Srilanka in 1980 when my father was posted as a priest there , he drove down from nagpur to hyderabad, banglore , mysore , mandapam from there in a train to rameshwaram and from there in a ferry to talaiminar on the tip of srilanka.[ pl. excuse my spellings of the places] and further on to Colombo and again drove down to [Navsari gujrat] in 1982. I have a paper cutting of the trip which i will scan and put up sometime.
I hope you are cool with me taking a picture of your car and posting it online without permission. My in-laws have an apartment in Hilla Towers Parel. On Sunday Oct 3rd I was there and spotted your car in the complex. I waited for some time for you. I was super impressed to see a morris of this age to be in such an excellent condition. I later got to know about you and your car by researching online and also my wife's uncle - Soli Bhathena. You and your father truly deserve all the accolades and awards for maintaining a Morris 8 so well.
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Old 30th January 2011, 16:35   #77
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saw this Morris eight in standing condition in Tamil nadu
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A neat pre-war Morris 8 spotted in Bombay.

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A pre war Morris 8 can be found here. Is this car known to anyone?

Prewar Morris Minor - a set on Flickr

Well, actually the car is a 1934 Morris Minor SV 4 seater Touring. I got it a few years back and its still a work in progress, but we managed to sort out all the mechanicals and it runs like wonderfully. The flickr photos is were an attempt to figure out what was not original and most of the parts are now replaced with original parts. Much cosmetic restoration remains to be done, including the hood and the interior, but I have since got all the original meters and fittings. Here are a few photo and a video of what the car looks like today. Find the video here:
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I was looking for tyres for my Morris 8. original tyre size 450 x17 is no longer manufactured/ available. Someone suggested Motorcycle tyres size 120/70-17,
which he says is equivalent to 450 x 17.

Can our experienced, learned and esteemed BHPIANS confirm this based on size, ply rating, treads etc.
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Venkrish, Ive seen people running their cars on 120/70-17 motorcycle tyres wothout any problem. Although it gets the job done, it really looks out of place.
I came across an advert on olx for 4 used but good condition tyres for sale in HYD. I believe they were priced at around 7k a pop. Please check. I cant access olx from office or i would have posted a link for you.

How much do you guys think a morris 8 in 'good' condition would cost now a days? Decent paint job, strong body, smooth running motor, clean interiors, intact documents with expired fitness and some non-OE parts here and there. Something similar to the one in post #57. Looking for a ballpark figure please.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1730177 (Morris 8)
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thanks james,

i thought about using 120x70 - 17 motorcycle tyres , but decided against it.

the bike tyres have weaker sidewalls and lesser ply rating and hence will not be able to take the extra load of the car and this would make a substantial difference in the ride quality .

i do not know if my reasoning was right , as some people are using these tyres on their cars.

i however managed to get 4 good tyres 450 x 17 tyres for my car , and restoration is under progress.

thanks once again for your inputs.
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