1930-33 H-type “Dictator”

Introduction

Introduced at Olympia in autumn 1929, the H-type “Dictator” was the second bespoke passenger vehicle chassis produced by Morris. It was targeted at the heavier end of the passenger vehicle market. Initially available with a 16ft 4 ins wheelbase chassis, a longer 18ft wheelbase variant was introduced early in 1931. Both short and long wheel base chassis were available in normal and forward control variants. The H-type  which was designed by Charles K Edwards (ex of London General/AEC) with ease of maintenance in mind including an engine, gearbox, front axle assembly which with the assistance of a skid could be wheeled out the vehicle in under 30 minutes. 133 chassis were produced before production ended in 1933.

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1931 H (Photo – Morris Register Collection)
At Imperial Bus Service (A. E. Blane Ltd), Marlborough Road Garage, Romford
 Model Chassis (Wheelbase)
16ft 4ins 18ft
1930
H Normal Control Engine:Morris H 7014cc, 40.8hp (RAC), 6 cylinder high camshaft, inclined over head valve.
Clutch: Single dry plate.
Gear Box: Four speed
Ignition: Magneto
Brakes – Four Wheel
HF Forward Control
1931

1933
HBS Normal Control
HFS Forward Control
HBL Normal Control
HFL Forward Control

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18 Feb 15