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  1. johann morris

    morris C8

    Yugo, That's a very real possibility and one that I didn't think of. Same engine manufacturer different colours and who's to say which one is correct especially during the war. The duck egg one looks like a rebuild colour, possibly. Jon
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    morris C8

    Hello Pete, That makes you more of a Morris expert than me then. I think paint colour is partly down to personal choice and a subject that a lot of people can't agree on. I assume that someone, somewhere has documented evidence, that at that time in history, those engines were painted that colour, or could it be that there is just some circumstantial evidence or maybe someone just picked a colour and everyone else copied it. Personally I have gone for a evidence based approach to the problem. As far as I can tell, my engine had been painted twice, both times when the engine was separate from the rest of the vehicle. There was no evidence of over spray and components hadn't been sprayed as one block but as separate pieces, which would seem strange, as most military rebuilds that I have seen are sprayed one colour and as one large component. The top coat of green was slightly darker than the current body colour but not much and I would assume that this was the rebuild colour of 1952. The base colour was very near to the current body colour which I assume was the original colour and that is roughly what it is painted now. What I do find strange is that the head had no evidence of any paint, the water pump was green, the water outlet on the top of the cylinder head, a separate component, was green, the oil filter assembly was green but the head, rust colour, even under items mounted to it, such as the oil filter housing, there was no evidence of paint. This makes me wonder, was the head painted at all or just left as cast iron colour, maybe as a paint saving exercise. Anyway I like it, so that's all that matters. Jon
  3. johann morris

    Panzer 2 turret

    Oh no I have been swizzeled I thought it was...……...no I know its a 430 series steering box. The trouble is that although the cvrt range and the panzer 2 have totally different transmission / steering box arrangements. the cvrt transmission runs across the whole width of the chassis and the drive is positioned behind this, were as the in the panzer 2, the drive is hard against the front of the chassis with the steering box on his right hand side and the drive shaft running across his legs. This box will just fit in the space available, its going to be a tight fit and some alterations are required but I think the advantages out way the extra work required. As for the transmission, final drives and everything else, we will just have to wait and see. Jon
  4. johann morris

    Panzer 2 turret

    Look what the Birthday bunny bought me today, as to how its going to be fitted, i haven't got a clue but time will tell. What I need now is two drive shafts. Jon
  5. johann morris

    morris C8

    Evening all, The engine is now ready to be installed, I am not sure what the original engine colour would have been but the base colour of the engine before I sprayed it was very close to the current body colour, so I just used the same colour. Jon
  6. johann morris

    morris c8 valve springs

    Thanks Match, The new springs are now in the engine which, hopefully, should get put in the vehicle next. Jon
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    morris c8 valve springs

    Thanks, I will give him a try tomorrow. Jon
  8. johann morris

    morris c8 valve springs

    Hello All, Does anyone know where I can buy Morris C8 valve springs from, I have tried cox and turner and they don't have any. Anyone got any ideas. Jon
  9. johann morris

    Panzer 2 turret

    The trouble is, how much do you keep. My wife tells me never to throw stuff away but I have some items that I have no idea what vehicle they are off and the danger is, as I have told her in the past, if one has a random wheel from a dodge, then surly one has to buy a dodge at some point to put it on. In the case of a 2cm flak 30 gun magazine one has to make a tank. Anyone got any Panzer IV bits that they want to donate to a good cause, I know she would love me for that. When I am down at the Tank museum next year I will give you a shout. Jon
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    Panzer 2 turret

    Evening All, I have made a start on the track idler wheels, the initial piece of 180mm dia solid, has been following me around for the last 16 years, many times I have been tempted to scrap it but I could never quite bring myself to do it. It has survived a divorce, I have tripped over it, stumped my toes on it and used it for no end of things but at last it's true purpose has been revealed. How it gets from this bearing house to the idler wheel requires a lot of work, a cunning plan and some imagination.
  11. johann morris

    morris C8

    Evening All, Between the rain showers on Saturday, we managed to get the body back on the chassis and today I started assembling all the remanufactured parts on to it. I picked the engine up from the machinists on Tuesday, so all being well I should start to rebuild it this week. Jon
  12. johann morris

    Morris C8 Recovered

    Looks like it's now for sale on Milweb £4250. Jon
  13. johann morris

    morris C8

    At last, one rear body ready for fitting. Jon
  14. johann morris

    Morris C8 Recovered

    I enquired about the seat frame being offered on the WAF forum and the gentleman seems to think that he has hit the jack pot as he wants 350eu for it. Silly boy!! Jon
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    Morris C8 Recovered

    Fantastic find, there seems to be quite a few Morris's coming out of the wood work recently. Jon
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