Our lovely 1944 Morris C8, or to call her by her real name, Ellen, is now complete.
We were tasked with rebuilding the engine on this Morris C8. Most of the work was carried out by Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist.
Firstly, we removed the engine for full assessment. Ady and Pete had found that the big end bearings had deteriorated. The engine was stripped down and cleaned. Under instruction of the customer we stripped down the engine and inspected all components. We found the piston rings were broken and the crankshaft needed grinding. The valve seats had deteriorated so we laped in all the valves.
We fitted new piston rings, new bearings and the head gasket were custom made for this engine. All other gaskets were all hand made for this C8 engine.
All the remianing parts were refurbished or replaced for new, before the engine was re-assembled and taken out for testing. Ellen now runs smoothly and is ready for many more years on the road.
After many hours work from Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist, Ady. It is now time for the engine to be dropped onto the chassis. Ady and Pete have positioned the rebuilt engine back into the 1944 Morris C8. Pete is now completing the reassembly before we fire her back into life.
Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist has made great progress on our Morris C8 engine rebuild. The engine has been stripped and any faulty components have been refurbished or replaced.
Our Morris C8 engine is now out of the truck and Ady has started to work on the strip down. A lack of oil has chewed the bearing and scored the crank shaft. As expected, deposits of metal shards can be seen in the sump.
We have successfully managed to remove the engine of our 1944 Morris C8. Ady can now get it on the bench ready for the rebuild to commence.
No oil pressure has knocked out the big ends. The crank shaft bearings are badly scored and the pistons are heavily scored. We will now need to re-bore the engine to house larger pistons.