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Post by Marvin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Hey Guys.

Some of you have seen my 1927 Morris Cowley before on here, but I have actually starting working on it again.
I got in Dec 2007, and stripped it down, then didnt touch it for a couple of years.
I have taken long service leave from work, and am hoping to have it back as a drivable chassis by the end of it, (four more weeks, including this one).
Hopefully the engine will be in it tomorrow or Thursday, then I can put the diff back in, as its a torque tube, the diff has to go in after the engine is installed.

Just thought I would share the progress with those interested.

1927 Morris Cowley
Built late 1926, (maybe January 1927)
Holden Body (Yes I Know!)
Inline 4, 1.5 Ltr, 11.9 BHP
Rear Wheel Brakes only :shock:

Engine has been rebuilt and tested, the only parts we replaced where the Piston Rings, everything else in the engine is original, (had to remove a shim from the Big Ends), even the White Metal Bearings.

I am looking for a Brass Body SU Carby if anyone has laying around.
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Post by camaroguy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:50 am

love it! can't wait to see it all done.
Hp is how fast you hit the wall.

Torque is how far you push it.

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Post by Marvin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:13 pm

Engine is now in, took ages :roll: ,(four bolts!, no engine mounts.)

Went to look at the Radiator yesterday, to see if I needed the $5,000 to fix it, and it dosnt appear to leak, so it may be OK.

Just fitting the stuff I can work out on it now.
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Post by Wiked » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:52 pm

Looking good Marvin. As stated by CamaroGuy can't wait to see it when its finished but progress pics are good to see


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Post by Marvin » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:06 pm

Lastest Update.

Back at Work now, so its slowed down abit.

Had the Guards and a few panels sand blasted, fitted them up today.
Knocked them around a bit to get them to fit, came up alright I think. Some spray putty and spot filler, should come up a treat.

Radiator came out good, my Dad and me pulled it apart and resoldered the tanks back up, polished the cowl, come up looking great.
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Post by Wiked » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:41 pm

Looking good there Marvin.

Will be great when you can go for a cruise in her.
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Post by camaroguy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:30 am

looks good. :cool: thanks for the update!
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Re: My Cowley

Post by Mike D » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:52 pm

And here I thought I accomplished a major feat when I fired up my Edsel after 17 years and blew the mice out of the tail pipe! You're like a surgeon bringing a guy back to life!

Good work, mate. It's going to be a peach of a ride!
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Re: My Cowley

Post by Marvin » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:24 pm

A quick update for those following along at home.

I was in need of alot of body parts that I didnt have, and was half heartedly looking. There was an advert in our club magazine for a Cowley for $1500, rang up and it turns out the guy only wanted $700, then I found out there was another complete chassis, and he through that in for an extra $100, then I got there (it was in New South Wales), turns out the re where 3 Cowleys, for $800.

Have done more work on the old girl this week, than in the last year.
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Re: My Cowley

Post by camaroguy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:05 pm

you're getting there!
Hp is how fast you hit the wall.

Torque is how far you push it.

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