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Looks aren’t everything…

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In the July 2017 edition of Morris Monthly, Morris Register historian Tom Bourne, proved conclusively that the three known designs built around a shortened long-wheel-base Minor chassis were originally destined to become the revised Minor range for the 1934 model season. This trio of photos features the Two-seater model and illustrates clearly the repositioning (further forward) of the radiator.  These non-adopted designs are now universally referred to as the ‘Ugly Duckling’ range. (Photos: Morris Register archive)

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The mysterious Bellville washer

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There has been plenty of speculation and discussion concerning the purpose and necessity of the Bellville washer in the Minor engine. Chris Healey provides some insight in his technical article…

1934 Hornet Special chassis article

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The re-designed Hornet Special chassis for 1934 with its new underslung frame was the subject of a Light Car article in October 1933. That article now resides in the Member's…

Fitting an oil seal to a Minor front pulley

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Site member Chris Healey has written an informative and easy to understand article on how to fit an oil seal to the front pulley of a Minor. This document now…

Two new drawings added to the Technical Area

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Thanks to Peter Brock, two new detailed drawings depicting both the clutch and brake pedal 'stops' have been added to the Technical Bits section in the Member's Area.

PWMN annual rally

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The 2020 'Marches' Rally - Titley, Herefordshire

Be part of a great weekend!

The Network’s 11th annual rally is to be held in the spectacular border country known as the Welsh Marches – For more information and entry details visit the rally webpage here.

IOTW no.517


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WL 9243

This eBay postcard shows Oxford registered 1931 Minor Coachbuilt Saloon (WL 9243) parked outside of the Hotel Abington. The internet reveals that there are two Abingtons’ in the U.K., one located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland the other in Northamptonshire, England. With the car’s registration the only visual clue, it’s likely that this photo was taken in Abington, Northants. (South Cambridgeshire has two Abingtons, although they are prefixed by the words ‘Great’ and ‘Little’ respectively.

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Triple M corner no.169

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The Triple M series of MG’s all belong to a family of models that commenced with the 1929 MG Midget and continued through to the mid-thirties via a long string of four and six cylinder OHC engined cars that forged the marques identity.

This MG C Type Midget was ‘first-in-class’ and finished 6th overall in the 1933 Le Mans 24 hour race. Here, John Ludovic Ford and Maurice Baumer both of whom shared the driving duties that weekend are feted by the locals, including a gendarme and a race official. (LATplate C869 appears here courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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Network merchandise…

Club badges:

A further batch of  high quality enameled club badges are now available. Priced at £24.00 U.K. and £25.00 European Union (p&p included)

Rest of world p&p prices available upon request. Order via email to