BUY­ING TIPS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

1 BODy caN rOT

Mor­ris didn’t scrimp with the metal on the 10M and the car was over-en­gi­neered, but can still rust, es­pe­cially around the rear and the spring hang­ers. Also check the door bot­toms and the wings for cor­ro­sion, par­tic­u­larly around the lower reaches.

2 XPaG Fac­TOr wel­cOMe

The Mor­ris has an en­gine closely re­lated to the XPAG unit that pow­ered var­i­ous MGs. Most parts are in­ter­change­able di­rectly or can be adapted with­out too many prob­lems, which is a ma­jor boost to­wards keep­ing your 10M on the road.

3 Oil seal yOU

XPAG Engi­neer­ing (www.xpa­gengi­neer­ing.co.uk) is just one of the firms sup­ply­ing parts, in­clud­ing much bet­ter rear oil seals to re­place frag­ile orig­i­nals. It will even re­build your en­gine.

4 Be­ware BrO­keN Bake­liTe!

Try to avoid a car with a rot­ten in­te­rior as re­plac­ing those leather seats to orig­i­nal spec is costly. And there’s not a lot you can do if the Bake­lite is cracked.

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