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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 21 May 20 16:44 BST (UK) »
Morris 8?

It's a much better match on the radiator shell, ainslie.  Photos attached.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 21 May 20 16:50 BST (UK) »
And seven vents on the sides - Morris 8 again.

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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 21 May 20 16:59 BST (UK) »
The clincher - in the OP's photo, the chrome side of the radiator shell is much deeper at the bottom than the top.

Here is a Morris 8.


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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 21 May 20 17:50 BST (UK) »
I think itís i Morris 8, I passed my test in an identical one, we had left the battery on charge all day,
and warmed it up beforehand, and by some miracle it started on the starter, I did not have to use the starting handle. ;D ;D

I definitely  think itís a Morris 8.

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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 21 May 20 18:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you all, especially horselydown86, stanmapstone and ainslie - the images and your explanations are really helpful. My husband will be interested too, but for me it was a case of accurately labelling the photos. The man was my father, Frank aka Brewin (hence 'brewins girl) and there's another one with my mother standing alongside it, where the registration is visible. My dad was teaching her to drive.

Your comment about starting handles reminded me how old I am mazi!
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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 May 20 16:36 BST (UK) »
Your comment about starting handles reminded me how old I am mazi!
It's quite a while since I used a starting handle in anger too.

There's a very important thing when using one. Your thumb should wrap around it in the same direction as your fingers. Definitely not a case for "opposable thumb".

This means that should the engine "kick back" when starting, you don't end up with a broken thumb.

I got bruised once, and lessons learned by experience stick with you.

My Daimler has a starting handle, but luckily I've always been able to use the electric starter. There's a lot of metal to get moving with only a puny human arm. :)
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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #15 on: Friday 22 May 20 16:44 BST (UK) »
Looking at the tax disc, I would date the photo to 1938-1940.

The diagonal colour band (with cut-outs for vehicle details) next appeared in 1950, and the car looks too new for then.

See:  https://www.britishtaxdiscs.co.uk/gallery.php
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« Reply #16 on: Friday 22 May 20 19:15 BST (UK) »
The photo was taken in 1936 andrewalston, so much as I appreciate your help, I'm afraid you're out by at least two years. Thanks anyway, and it'll be interesting to look at the link you posted.
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