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Morris 1800/2200 1966-1975
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The 1800, widely known as the Landcrab because of its wide stance with wheels at each corner was the biggest transverse engine front wheel drive car made by the company. The later 2200's unique feature was its transverse six cylinder engine which foolowed the design of the four cylinder overhead camshaft engine used in the Maxi.

The design philosophy of the Mini translated to a large car give enormous interior space accentuated by the dashboard that is almost in line with the bottom of the windscreen. Just like the Mini this makes for a long reach to the swirches mounted on the fascia.

Power assisted steering optional after October 1967.

Changes to the Mark III included negative earth.electrics, optional alternator when not fitted with power assisted steering. Rostyle wheels optional. After July 1974, exterior mirror, hazard warning lights, heated rear window, and cigar lighter standard.

The 2200 engine version produces power from very low revs and coupled with the low gearing is more than a match for cars 30 years younger which are crippled by high gearing for motorway drviing. It really does need a five speed gearbox but definitely not the one used in the Maxi which couldn't handle the power from the smaller engine.

 

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1800/2200

Engine

 
1800
Mark II/1800S
2200
Type
18AMW, 18C, 18WB
18H
23H

Number of cylinders

4
4
6
Bore mm
80.26
80.26
76.24
Stroke mm
88.9
88.9
81.28
Capacity cc
1798
1798
2227
Valves
overhead
overhead
single overhead-camshaft
CR
8.2:1 high
6.8:1 low
9: 1 high
8: 1 low
6.9 export low
9:1. 1
BHP (graphs)
80
97
110
at rpm
5000
5700
5250
Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
ATDC
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
ABDC
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
BBDC
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
ATDC
ATDC
Cooling
fan and impeller
fan and impeller
fan and impeller
Electrics
12-volt positive earth
12-volt positive earth
12-volt negative earth
Gearbox
4-speed synchromesh
4-speed synchromesh
4-speed synchromesh
Petrol tank capacity
10 gallons
10 gallons
12 gallons

Petrol pump

SU electric
mechanical
SU electric
Carburation
SU HS6 1"
SU twin HS4
SU twin HS4

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Dimensions
 
1800
1800S
2200
Wheelbase
8' 10"
8' 10"
8' 10"
Track front
4' 8"
4' 8"
4' 8"
rear
4' 7"
4' 7"
4' 7"
Length
13' 8 1/4"
13' 8 1/4"
13' 8 1/4"
Width
5' 7"
5' 7"
5' 7"
Weight
23 cwt 3 qtr
23 cwt 1qtr
23cwt 2qtr
Suspension
Hydrolastic
Hydrolastic
Hydrolastic
Axle ratio      
Tyre size
175-13 radial
165-14
165.SR-14
Brakes
Girling hydraulic
Girling hydraulic
Girling hydraulic
Drum size
9" diameter disc front
9 1/4" diameter disc front
9" diameter disc front
Steering

rack and pinion

rack and pinion

rack and pinion

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Performance
 
1800
1800S
2200
0 to 50 mph secs
12.3
9.2
9.0
0 to 60 mph secs
17.4
13.7
13.1
standing quarter secs
20.9
19.4
18.7
Fuel consumption mpg
23.2
22.3
22.3 
Maximum speed
98
101
108 

 

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Production dates
Mark I
Mark II
Mark III
Morris 1800
March 1966-May 1968
May 1968-March 1972
March 1972-March 1975
Morris 2200
March 1972-March 1975

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