Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Morris J-Type Van interior light

So did the Morris Commercial J-Type 10cwt Van have an interior light factory-fitted from new? Kim says yes, it was made by Wilmot Breeden and sat on the driver’s side sliding door cover just behind the drivers head. Kim says that you may find the original two small fixing holes about three quarters of the way up toward the front of the panel.

The light is shown in a Morris JB parts manual he has, and Kim has seen the same light fitting (although broken) in an old Austin truck (3 tonner?) so it could be a standard BMC fitting.

And then there is this, from a 30 January 1952 supplement to the 'Motor Trader', on page vii. This is courtesy of Roly via the MCJTV group:


This shows that the interior light was a Wilmot Breeden 7/2205 light fitting with a 12V 6W festoon type bulb.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kim's has some J-van parts available

I still need to upload the latest photos of Kim's WA J-van, and this will happen over the next couple of days.

Meantime, Kim says: "I have a spare side valve motor free to a good home and 2 side valve gearboxes free as well. All in reasonable condition." So if any J-van restorer is looking for these items (and remember they will be ex-Western Australia) then please feel free to contact Kim directly either by email at KimHerne @ heliwest.com.au or by phone at 0439 889 337. Who knows, Kim may also just have the part you have been hunting for hidden away in a box on the shelf, so don't hesitate to make contact!

Kim also said that: "I now have all parts for the van except an original interior light", so if anybody out there in J-van land can help Kim with this item, he would very much appreciate your assistance.

Photos soon, I promise!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Watch this space!

A quick 'heads up' to say that I have been in touch with Kim from Western Australia. Kim comments that the project is progressing really well, and that he is shortly to send through more photos, with commentary on his progress. So watch this space!