1940 Morris Gun Tractor

Rebuilding Our Quad

Our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor has been the focus of classic car technician John once again recently. Now that John has had this imposing vehicle

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Engine Rebuilt

The engine of our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor has been undergoing a complete rebuild. This has been making good progress and we are now expecting

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Saying Goodbye To Our Gun Tractor

The time has come to say goodbye to our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor. After being with us for quite a while, it has been an imposing presence in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Classic car technician Jon was happy with how the vehicle performed on his test drive but, as you can imagine, it is quite a challenging machine to drive and navigate the rural roads around Suffolk where we are based. With that in mind, it left us on a flatbed lorry and is now on its way back to its owner.

We really enjoy seeing interesting classic vehicles come into the workshop, and this was certainly a popular addition.

Now that we say goodbye, we hope its owner is happy to have their 1940 Morris Gun Tractor back and we’d love to see it again at one of our events.

Rebuilding Our Quad

Our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor has been the focus of classic car technician John once again recently.

Now that John has had this imposing vehicle running, he is happy to reassemble the front end and, as you can see from the images below, he has very nearly finished doing so.

John has run into an issue with the fuel delivery though. To try and resolve the issue, he removed the fuel canister to clean and check it. John found that this was full of dirt so he cleaned it out and rebuilt it ready to refit it later on.

Gun Tractor Comes Back To Life

Since the engine has gone back into our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor, classic car technician John has continued his work on our Quad in order to get it up and running for the first time in a while.

John rewired the solenoid and starter switch as there must have been a broken wire inside the loom. Once this was completed, the engine cranked and, after 5 minutes of cranking, the oil pressure had reached 20psi.

The sound of our Gun Tractor coming back to life is an exciting thing to hear and we are looking forward to this military vehicle continuing to make good progress.

Engine Rebuilt

The engine of our 1940 Morris Gun Tractor has been undergoing a complete rebuild. This has been making good progress and we are now expecting the newly rebuilt engine to be back with us in the next few weeks.

Once the engine is back at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, the restoration journey of this impressive classic vehicle can continue.

Seeing the engine go back into our Morris Gun Tractor and eventually started up and the vehicle being driven for the first time in a while will be a very exciting event. Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars is very much looking forward to seeing this project back up and running in the very near future.

In the meantime, as you can see from the pictures below, one of the previous issues of the damage caused to the spigot bush has now been resolved. The pictures also show that the engine is looking to be in great shape and good progress is being made on its rebuild.

Fabricating A New Cover

It’s fairly obvious that our 1940 Morris C8 Gun Tractor (Quad) is a very interesting vehicle. It is certainly very different to most of the other classic cars we have in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

With that in mind, it makes sense that finding parts for it can be quite challenging.

The water jacket cover of this heavy-duty machine was recently found to be rotted through. As sourcing a new one wasn’t an option, a replacement was fabricated instead.

This type of classic vehicle presents interesting challenges to our team of classic car technicians. Luckily, they are highly skilled and experienced so finding a solution doesn’t usually take them too long!

A Special Project Is Firing Up Again

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.

This Just In – 1940 Morris Gun Tractor

The Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop has welcomed this rare and unique visitor to our Suffolk HQ today. This incredible 1940 Morris Gun Tractor.

This amazing piece of history has arrived at our workshops for the restoration teams to carry out a full inspection ahead of a requested engine rebuild on the classic military vehicle

We’re very excited to show you more about this project very soon here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page.