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Ten four Series M 1930 - 1948
Bhp graphs

Dimensions

 

The introduction of the Series M Ten was the first unit construction Morris. ANother departure from the Morris tradition was the use of a short stroke engine that produced more power than its predecessor by the use of higher revs despite its smaller capacity.

The picture shows a 1947 Four door saloon with the later style grille.

 

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Ten four Series M

Engine

   

Number of cylinders

4
Bore mm
63.5
Stroke mm
90
Capacity cc
1140
Valves
overhead
RAC hp rating
10.0
CR
6.0
BHP (graphs)
37.2
at rpm
4600
Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
Coolant
water
Carburation
SU

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Dimensions
   
Wheelbase
7'10"
Track
42"
Length
13'2"
Width
5'1"
Weight
18 cwt
Front suspension
half elliptic
Rear suspension
half elliptic
Axle ratio
5.3
Tyre size
500 x 16

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs
23
standing quarter secs
25.5
Fuel consumption mpg
35 
Maximum speed
63 

 

Body styles
ggggggggggggggggg
Doors
Pre-war 
Post-war
Saloon sliding head
4
X
 X
Saloon fixed head
4
X
X

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Chassis numbers
Pre-war
Post-war
Start
SM/TM101
SM/TN36001
Finish
SM/TN27120
SM/TN89570
Total
27,019
53,569
Ten Utility was made during the war

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
The Morris Owner
Issue
page
The new Morris Ten
9/38
658-9
Current Models
10/39
746-7
Morris Owner & Nuffield Press
Post-War Morris Ten
10/45
39-40
Practical Motorist
Details of new model
10/9/38
702-4
M Ten Saloon, Road Test Series
10/12/38
189-90
The Light Car
Morris Ten
2/9/38
Morris Ten
11/11/38
The Autocar
Series M Ten Saloon, Road Test
2/9/38
Description, Morris Ten
7/9/45
644-6
Description, Morris Ten
10/1/47
31-2
The Motor Trader
New features of Morris Ten
21 /8/46
525
Ten Service Data 75
11/10/39
i-viii
Motor
Morris Ten
13/11/46
Motor Commerce
Morris Ten on Test
1/47
112, 114
Electrical Test Data. D459
10/46
159-60
Morris Ten Improvements
10/46
100
Ten Saloon, Road Test
5/47
86. 89
Ten, Electrical Test Data
7/43
79-80
The New Outlook on Motoring
Morris Ten, new radiator
10/46
48

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