1927-34 Light Van (8 & 10 cwt)

 Introduction

This was the first production model produced by W.R.M Motors Ltd. The design, in gestation as the Morris Oxford Light Car since 1910 was completed by late 1912. The first production model, produced at a newly acquired site in Cowley, was ready in March 1913. Production of this model slowed after the start of World War One, when the Morris assembly facilities were switched to munitions production. Assembly of a few vehicles continued during the earlier years of the war, using parts that had been manufactured or purchased before the switch to munitions production.

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1929 Season 10 cwt “Snubnose” Light Van (Photo – Jim Riglar)
This was the first season to feature flat, rather than stepped, body side panels

1927-34 Light Van (Cowley based)  

1927 8 cwt Van
(capacity 58 cu ft)
10 cwt “High Top” Van
(capacity 75 cu ft)
Engine:  Morris CB 1548cc, 4 cylinder, side valve, 11.9hp(RAC).
Clutch: two cork insert plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: magneto.
1928
1929 10 cwt “High Top” Van
(capacity 78.75 cu ft)
1930
1931 8 cwt Van
(capacity 78 cu ft)
Engine:  Morris CG 1802cc, 4 cylinder, side
valve, 13.9hp(RAC).
Clutch: two cork insert
plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: 1931 magneto. 1932 coil.
1932 8 cwt Van
(capacity 78 cu ft)
1933 8 cwt Van
(capacity 70 cu ft)
Engine:  Morris CN 1802cc, 4 cylinder, side
valve, 13.9hp(RAC).
Clutch: two cork insert
plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: coil.
1934 8-10 cwt Van
(capacity 75 cu ft)
Engine:  Morris CS 1802cc, 4 cylinder, side
valve, 13.9hp(RAC).
Clutch: two cork insert
plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: coil.

1935 Light Van (Twelve-Four based)

1935

8-10 cwt Van
(capacity 75 cu ft)
Engine: Morris TF 1548cc, 4 cylinder, side valve,
11.9hp(RAC).
Clutch: single cork insert
plate running in oil.
Gear Box: 4 speed.
Ignition: coil.

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