Photos from the days spent exhibiting at the NEC, 12, 13, 14th November 2021 on the J Type Register stand and afterwards in the car park ready to go home.
Just managed two local shows this year due to the restrictions of Covid.
1. September 11th - Astwood Bank carnival event in the Ridgeway school grounds.
This time in the guise of a Morris.
2. September 26th - Ragley Hall Classic Motor Show.
Back to Austin.
Picked up an 'Organiser's Special Award'
21 January 2021 (see update photos with moved position below)
Added water temperature gauge on top of instrument cluster. Capillary type that works fine but not 100% convinced about the looks.....may still move to a different location!
|Initial position above|
Changed and final position below.
20 January 2021
Modified a pavement chalk/magnetic board with British Railway totems to display BR related items and Austin 101/Morris JB posters at future shows.
Just 2 sides to the board but here are 3 options so far. Many more available or chalked messages!
13 Nov 2020 Addition of NMP
After getting a Morris Minor, with a missing Nuffield Manufacturers Plate (NMP) I saw they were available via a contact associated to the Morris Minor Owners Club. They supply them stamped up with the correct numbers for your vehicle, provided you can supply these numbers.
This NMP looked identical to that fitted to Morris /Austin JB type vehicle but was missing the extra lower section.
Upon enquiring to the MMOC contact they were willing to have a go at making the extra piece as a separate item, with the potential to selling to other J type owners.
Through my Austin 101 van heritage certificate information I was able to supply enough data to Roland Turner for him to allocate me both a Z and J number.
The eventual result is as below, as supplied, made in aluminium. Cost is currently £20 per plate. ( £40 for the 2 plates for the J type.)
It's not too clear from the photos but on the NMP all text is raised except the numbers 45288
On the lower strip the Z and J are raised and all other numbers are impressed.
Before fitting I used a small flat punch on each corner to replicate a spot weld electrode mark, just for fun! Then epoxy glued in place and painted body colour.
Once the shine wears off it will look less brand new!
Hopefully not too far off the original.
Also got a single NMP for the Morris Minor, all stamped with the correct numbers.
14 Sept 2020
Here are a few pics of my new addition 'Millie'. Bought her a couple of months ago.
She is a 1958, 4 door, de luxe, Morris 1000, in sage green. Note: front side and indicator lights are from a later model and rear indicators have been added by previous owners.
She may get her own blog, in time.
|New Pump in place|
|Belt & fan added|
|Radiator back in place and all done.|