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Old 11-30-2010, 06:35 AM   #15
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I use a Morris to tow the little teardrop as I don't feel that it's not strong enough to tow the old Euro. I tow it with my late model 1930's Chevy.
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Tom, I thought it is ill-eagle for Ford to serve Minors.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:49 AM   #17
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I don't know James, have you checked the Chevy's manual for tow ratings. Looks like you might be a couple of ounces over the limit.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:39 PM   #18
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I don't know James, have you checked the Chevy's manual for tow ratings. Looks like you might be a couple of ounces over the limit.
Well, we did have to beef up the trivetrain a bit. You know, 350/350 discs and all that stuff.
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Is the Chevy an automatic or stick? You may want to consider putting in a transmission cooler (or is that a beverage cooler in the trunk?) beer coolers 'er transmission coolers are cheap insurance. At anyrate, nice looking ride!
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The under the floor storage looks like an intreasting mod! Not sure I would like the head configuration though - who builds a trailer without a door on the head? ;-)
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James sure hope you have brakes on that Euro trailer!
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:37 AM   #22
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Is the Chevy an automatic or stick? You may want to consider putting in a transmission cooler (or is that a beverage cooler in the trunk?) beer coolers 'er transmission coolers are cheap insurance. At anyrate, nice looking ride!
My dad had a '38 when I was a little kid [loved that car] and I later learned to drive in a sick stick '51. A beefed up version of either would be terrifiic to tow the little Boler and itgoes so well with the rounded fenders. Would have to be an automac just so the better half could drive it once in a while. At this stage, it can be anything that you would like it to be. How about an S10 chassis to update the running gear and make it a better tow vehicle? I like the idea of converting the trunk. Maybe something like a kitchen addition for the teardrop only add the beverage cooler and a TV.
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James sure hope you have brakes on that Euro trailer!
Geez Carol, I have actually never crawled under to check. I guess that I'm getting a bit lax in my on-going years.
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Minor convertibles had 2 doors and no wood.
<further sigh> I had 3 morris minors; two 1000's and one 1000 convertible. the convertible was an old pal - i traveled across the US twice and up and down the left coast a few times. mmmm those were the days. and no, they could not in any way shape or form tow a toy trailer let alone a real rabbit one!
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Maybe the motorhome option?
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Maybe the motorhome option?
Or the Speedwell engine upgrade option ...
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Or the Speedwell engine upgrade option ...
Or maybe just the van option ...
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:15 AM   #28
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...the old Euro.
An SMV 10 from sweden, by the looks of it.

Obsessive infomation: I don't think it can be a later model as it has a left hand door, so would have been built prior to mid-1960s when Sweden changed from driving on the left of the road to driving on the right - yes, the whole country's roads were shut for the weekend and all the road signs were turned around. After that, you had to drive (max 20mph, or so) with your headlights on at all times to remind others to drive on the right - which is where the whole idea of daytime running lights came from.

And here's my Moggie (the nickname in Britain for a cat, or a Morris Minor). Stock engine but freshly rebuilt it was good for dead on 80mph which was quite enough even with upgrades to servo discs, anti-roll bar, gas dampers and radials.
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