1928-31 R 25/30 cwt

Introduction

The R-type was introduced in 1928 as the “25 cwt Super” to fill a gap in the market between the T-type (1 ton capacity) and TX-type (30 cwt capacity). Throughout its 5 year production run, it was subject to a number of changes. In 1929, the capacity was increased to 30 cwt and it was renamed as the “Middleweight Champion”. For 1931 a second, longer chassis variant powered by a larger 17.9hp engine was introduced. However later in 1931, both variants were superseded by the R11/30, R11/40 & R13/40 variants. By the cessation of production in 1933, over 17,700 R, R11, R13, RP (bus) and RD (45/50 cwt capacity bulk carrier)  chassis had been manufactured.

UR 5275
1929 R (Photo – Tom Bourne MBE)
At the HCVC Rally, City Hall, Cardiff – 1980

 

 Model Chassis (Wheelbase)
10ft 8ins 11ft 2ins
1928 – 1929
R
Super
25 cwt
Rear Wheel Brakes Engine: Morris Z 2514cc, 15.9hp (RAC), 4 cylinder side valve.
Clutch: Single dry plate.
Gear Box: Three speed
Ignition: Magneto
1929 – 1931
R
Middleweight
Champion
30 cwt
Rear Wheel Brakes Engine: Morris Z 2514cc, 15.9hp (RAC), 4 cylinder side valve.
Clutch: Single dry plate.
Gear Box: Four speed
Ignition: Magneto
1931
Rear Wheel Brakes Engine: Morris ZA 2837cc, 17.9hp (RAC), 4 cylinder side valve.
Clutch: Single dry plate.
Gear Box: Four speed
Ignition: Magneto

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05 Oct 15