A Special Project Is Firing Up Again

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor has been at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for a little while now. As this is such a special (and interesting) vehicle to work on, it’s always exciting to see progress being made on this historic machine.

The engine of this mammoth vehicle has begun the process of being stripped ready to be rebuilt.

During the stripping of the engine, heavy scoring was found on the pistons. This was due to the piston ring seizing in the bore.

As you can see from the photos below, the score marks are clearly visible on the piston as is some damage to the spigot bush. This type of issue can cause clutch misalignment as well as transmission damage if not rectified so it’s important that this is resolved.

2023 is fast approaching and we are very excited to see how our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor progresses through its restoration journey in the last few weeks of this year and into next.

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