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MORRIS SIX 1928-29

The Morris Light Six (as it was first called) was introduced at the Motor Show, Olympia, in the late months of 1927 for the following season.

In the event it only lasted for two seasons before being replaced by other sixes, the Oxford and the Isis. A 6-cylinder car was a new departure for Morris Motors Ltd. if we ignore the aborted 1923/24 "Silent Six") and this one almost got off on the wrong track. The first eleven models were made with a 4 ft. track and most of these were subsequently dismantled.

The production models, renamed the "Morris Six" has a 4 ft. 8 in track and a 9 ft. 9 inch wheelbase in addition to being something of a test-bed for the 17.7 hp engine (later to be used in the Isis).

In "Light Six" form it was also the first model to use the new all-steel body being produced with American technology at the newly formed Pressed Steel Company and the first Morris to use cellulose finish.

The tourer version was not reintroduced on the wider track Morris Six. For the second year of production, the Gordon England Design Club Coupe was listed and for the same production year (1929) bumpers were introduced on all models, together with a larger diameter steering wheel.

 

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Six 1928 - 29

Engine

   

Number of cylinders

6
Bore mm
69
Stroke mm
110
Capacity cc
2468
Valves
overhead cam
RAC hp rating
17.71
CR
BHP (graphs)
52
at rpm
3200
Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
Coolant
water
Carburation
SU

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Dimensions
   
Wheelbase
9' 0"
Track
48"
Length
14'9"
Width
5'9"
Weight
Front suspension
half elliptic
Rear suspension
half elliptic
Axle ratio
4.77
Tyre size
30 x 5.25

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs  
standing quarter secs  
Fuel consumption mpg
 
Maximum speed
 

 

Body styles
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Doors
1928
1929
Saloon
4
 X
X
Coupe
2
X
Club coupe
2
X

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Chassis numbers
1928
1929
Start
JA101
JA1577
Finish
JA1576
JA3750
Total
1,475
2,173

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
The Morris Owner
Issue
page
Morris Light-Six Specification
11/27
1226-9
To Spain in a Morris-Six
6/28
434-7
Morris Programme for 1929
9/28
The Autocar
Morris Light-Six Specification
14/10/27
739-44
Morris-Six Road Test
25/5/28
1065-6
Morris-Six Club Coupe
1/2/29
230
The Motor
Morris-Six Road Test
12/3/29
261-3

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