SOURCES OF MORRIS SPARES, ACCESSORIES AND SERVICES

Please let me know of any other suppliers you have used or heard about, as I would like to make this list as comprehensive as possible. Eventually it will be in the form of a database which you can download.  I have not necessarily used any supplier listed here, and so this list does not imply any recommendation - it is up to the individual to check current prices and quality of workmanship. But I have found many of these people to be both enthusiastic and helpful, so I suggest you telephone them to ask about your requirements. When approaching any of these suppliers, please mention that you saw them in the Morris 8 website.

This list is a single page which is divided into:
(A) Major spares stockists, offering the widest range of components for the Morris 8
(B) Other spares stockists, offering a selection of components for the Morris 8 and other vehicles
(C) Specialist suppliers, offering spares or services in a particular specialised field
(D) General suppliers, offering components or accessories for various older cars including the Morris 8.
(E) Contributed suppliers, principally of hard-to-find Morris-specific items.
Alternatively, you can scan down through the complete list until you find what you need.
The division is fairly arbitary and if any supplier considers that he has been incorrectly designated I will gladly move him!
 

(A) MAJOR COMPONENT SUPPLIERS

THE SPARES GROUP (MOREG LIMITED) OF THE MORRIS REGISTER
www.morisregister.org.uk
Very wide range - catalogue available for £3 plus large SAE (57p).
Phil Ellingham, 64 Bedford Road, Holland-on-Sea, Essex CO15 5LF
Tel: 01255 814944 (Mon-Fri 10am-9pm)

MORRISPARES (WALES)
Bryn Dith, Park Road, Ponciau, Wrexham, Clwyd LL14 1HE.
Tel/Fax 01978 840335
Very wide range. No list currently available - phone and ask for quote.

YESTERDAY'S COMPONENTS LTD
(run by Mr Harry Edwards, Morris Register's Historian)
Wellwood Farm, Lower Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8UY.
Tel: 01277 840697 (long ring). Fax 01277 841185.
Very wide range. Large subsidised catalogue £2.
 

(B) OTHER COMPONENT SUPPLIERS

C. GIDEON BOOTH
"Reillandsgate", Kings Meaburn, Penrith, Cumberland CA10 3BT.
Tel: 01931 714624
Specialises in Fibreglass wings and other body parts for all models from the Bullnose to 30s Morrises, also a wide stock of secondhand parts of all kinds. Phone for list.

THE MORRIS EIGHT PARTS CENTRE
(Dave Parrish)
83 Freemans Lane, Hayes,. Middx UB3 2NJ
Tel: 0181 573 7008
Brake, steering, suspension, engine and body components. List for SAE. Also secondhand parts, repairs, retrimming
 

(C) SPECIALIST SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

BERKSHIRE ELECTRO DEPOSITORS
(Peter Joiner), Station Approach, Fleet, Hants GU13 8QY.
Tel: 01252 614832. Fax: 01252 628624.
Chrome plating at reasonable prices.

PHILIP DAINTREE
22 Hawkstone Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7PG.
Tel: 0161 766 4487.
Head and manifold studs, water outlet, gaskets, king pins, steering components, valves, guides, engine mounts, ring compressors. List for SAE.

PETER GREENAWAY
Complete Morris 8 trim drawings for sale - £5 each.
Tel 01268 526594.

KEITH JACKSON
85 Dorchester Road, Solihull, B91 1LJ.
Tel 0121 705 4857.
Morris Radiator Mascots 54459 and 84591, £33.

ENRIQUE LLINARES
Town End Farm Cottage, High Casterton, Carnforth, Lanarkshire LA6 2SD.
Tel: 015242 71748.
All ash frame components for 2- and 4-seater tourers.Advice given. Lists for SAE.

THE COOKE GROUP
West Avenue, Wigston, Leicester LE18 2FB.
Tel: 0116 288 1234. Fax: 0116 288 1238.
Tourer bodies; many saloon body panels; coachbuilding and engine restoration services. Also cast aluminium number plates which look much nicer than the pressed steel type. Free list.

PAMELA DAVIDSON ENAMELS
1 New Street, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7DB
Tel 01769 581122. Fax 01769 520535.
Restoration of all car and radiator badges in vitreous enamel. Repairs or manufacture of small batches. Restoration costs average £38.

TONY ETHERIDGE
118 Oaklands Avenue, Oxhey Hall, Watford WD1 4LW.
Tel: 01923 231699.
Tyres for vintage and collectors vehicles.

R HECKERMAN
49 Selkirk Road, Tooting, London SW17 0ER.
Renewal of metal braided petrol pipes.
Or you could look for a Smiths Petro-Flex PFP60 (for Wolseley 8hp) still occasionally seen at autojumbles.

MARSH DEVELOPMENTS
2 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey.
Running boards.

SPERRING SPRINGS
Bognor Regis
Retempering and reconditioning of Morris 8 springs - about £30 each.

VINTAGE RADIATORS
Main Street, Abthorpe, Nr Towcester, Northants NN12 8QN.
Tel: 01327 857726
Replacement radiator honeycombe, 5/16" dia across flats, 16" wide sheets. A piece 16" x 24" for the Eight costs £70.15 inc carriage and VAT. Check a sample first - I haven't seen this material yet.

(D) GENERAL SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

DAVE BALLARD
of Eastleigh, Hants.
Morris 8 specialist restoration service.

BRITISH MOTOR INDUSTRY HERITAGE TRUST
Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick CV35 0BJ.
Museum, books, videos and CDs on historic cars and early motoring history. Includes Morris 8 video, 45 minutes, £14.99 plus £1.99 p/p.

COX & TURNER ENGINEERING
(John Cox, Ian Cox, Martin Turner), of Fordingbridge, Hants
Tel/Fax: 01425 653627
Vintage and classic engine spares. Engine overhaul and machining.

FROST AUTO RESTORATION TECHNIQUES LTD
Crawford Street, Rochdale, Lancs OL15 5NU.
Tel: 01706 58619. Fax: 01706 860338.
64-page catalogue of tools and accessories for restoration, mostly for body repair work, welding etc.

HANKINS LTD
of Alresford
Tel: 01962 732601
Main distributors for Hampshire of Penrite oils for older vehicles.

HOLLYBUSH MOTORS
(Sevenoaks, Kent)
Tel: 01732 450622. Fax: 01732 462323.
Restoration of pre-1950 vehicles.

HOLDEN VINTAGE AND CLASSIC LTD
Linton Trading Estate, Bromyard, Herefords HR7 4QT.
Tel: 01885 488000. Fax: 01885 488889.
Very wide range of lamps, lighting components, ignition, wiper motors, gauges etc.
Attractive, well illustrated 48-page catalogue £3.
http://www.holden.co.uk/
This site is not yet complete but does allow online ordering.

JOHN DOWNS
Tel (Essex): 01621 772960.
Repairs, servicing and engine rebuilds.

KGM MOTOR INSURANCE SERVICES LTD
KGM House, George Lane, London E18 1RR
Tel: 0181 530 6252.  Fax: 0181 530 7037.
Agreed value insurance at competitive prices (e.g. for my tourer, with two named drivers, currently £46.63 plus optional £12 for uninsured loss recovery).

MACHINE MART
211 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1GN.
Tel: 0115 956 5555.  Fax: 0115 956 2900.
Attractive catalogue of good-value workshop tools.

MR FAST'NER
Units 6/12, Warwick House Industrial Park, Banbury Road, Southam, Warwicks. CV33 0PS.
Tel: 01926 817207. Fax 01926 817314.
30-page catalogue of nuts, bolts, tools etc.

PENRITE OILS TECHNICAL HELPLINE
0121 333 5237
Help in finding the ideal oil for your Morris 8
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/hy24/penrite.htm

P.D.GOUGH & ASSOCIATE
The Old Foundry, Common Lane, Watnell, Nottingham NG16 1HD.
Tel: 01602 382241, Fax 01602 459162.
Stainless Steel exhaust systems for pre-series, Series 1 and 2.

PADDOCK TOOLS
A.E.W. Paddock Motors Ltd., The Cliff, Matlock, Derbys DE4 5EW.
Tel: 01629 584499. Fax: 01629 584498.
24-page catalogue of tools, welders, sprayers, jacks etc.including a rugged engine stand at about £40.

MORRIS 8 TYRES:
Your local tyre specialist should still be able to obtain Avon 4.50-17 ("sidecar") tyres at around £60 or less. Make sure he knows how to fit them to wire wheels, though - by hand, not machine.

WESTHORPE AUTO ENGINEERING
Mr Plater (5 mins, junction 9 of M27)
Tel: 01489 584116
Crankshaft grinding, cylinder boring, heads skimmed, valves and seats machined, engines reconditioned, 40 years experience.

WOOLIES
off Blenheim Way, Northfields Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LD.
Tel: 01778 347347. Fax: 01778 341847.
Catalogue (£1) offers wide range of trim materials, carpeting, extrusions, leather renovation materials etc.

I am grateful to John Slocombe for contibuting the following additional suppliers:

Chris Forster, Jersey
Telephone: 01534-45165
Offers a small range of mainly engine spares at very reasonable prices

Stevson Motors, Birmingham
Telephone: 0121-472-1702
Can rebuild Armstrong 'Pear' shock absorbers.

Paul Beck, Norfolk
Telephone: 01692-406343
Variety of fittings and accessories, including the Wilmot Breeden bonnet catch as fitted to the Morris Eight.
Catalogue available.

Vintage Tyre Supplies, Beaulieu
Telephone: 01590-612261
Can supply both the Avon Tourist and the Dunlop C18 in 4.50 x 17 size. In the latest price list that I have (June 1998) these are listed as £49.50 and £54.00 respectively. These tyres can be delivered overnight by courier.
http://www.vintage-tyres.com/

Wm M Collingburn, North Yorkshire
Telephone: 01748-824105
Really an MG trimming specialist, he has available a range of trimming materials which are just as applicable to Morris cars. He has also re-manufactured the bulkhead clips for the jack and starting handles.
He is also now re-manufacturing seat runners for MG's, which I believe are identical to those originally fitted to two seater Eights. I do not know if they are the same as for other Eights, I have no experience of them! These are presently being manufactured in stainless steel and are rather expensive, but can be made in mild steel if required. Mr Collingburn is keen to extend his market into supplying components for Morris cars.

Namrick, Brighton
Telephone: 01273-779864
Suppliers of nuts, bolts and other fittings including BSF and BA.
 

And an enthusiast in Sweden also recommends the following additions to the list - thank you, Ulf:

This company manufactures synthetic leathercloth,
which exactly matches those of the Connolly´s. I got the address
from Connolly themselves. For example if you want to combine leather
and leathercloth or if you want the something similar to ´Karhyde´.
The name is:
       Boyriven-Textile Ltd.
       Riven Works
       Bridgewater Road
       Wembley
       Middx HAO 1A

Another company that I can recommend is

       Walkers Radiators
Att.: Colin Newby
       Unit 2
       Crow Nest Industrial Estate
       Rookery Road
       Barnoldswick BB8 5RR
       Tel. (01282) 816845

In addition to the radiators themselves, they sell honeycomb dummy
of perfect quality. You can have it either plain or shaped to the
correct angle. This is also an address from 1989.

The last firm is
        Auto-Sparks Ltd.
        Lime Street
        Hull HU8 7AH
        (England)
        Tel (0482) 20719

Founded in 1921, this company have all the receipts for making
original wire looms with every single cable of the orig.colour code
and laquer-braided and the whole loom beautifully fabric braided
(or PVC if anyone would prefer that). Highly recommended!

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