Morris Minor Envy With A Toyota Engine

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The story comes from  Grassroots Motor Sports (https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/jdm-powered-morris-minor/) and details the story of a Morris Minor’s metamorphosis into a hotrod powered by a  Toyota twin-cam 4A-GE engine.

Averages  33 miles per gallon,  cruises along at 75 mph with everything going,  and produces so many gawking head-turns that they’re impossible to count, this Morris is a sight to behold.

Check out a couple of teaser pictures at the bottom of the page , then head to the article for a full download.  Hats off to Grass Motor Sports and Zach Merrill, the owner.

A few more stats before we go:

Engine: Toyota 4A-GE 1.6-liter twin-cam, 16v, fuel-injected engine w/oil cooler, Toyota electronic ignition and engine management, 2-in. tuned exhaust system, 100-amp alternator, custom wiring with relay management

Transmission: Toyota T51 5-speed transmission with 0.86:1 OD

Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with vacuum assist

driveline: hydraulic clutch

Suspension: monotube gas shocks front and rear, rear quad shocks to control axle hop, anti-roll bars front and rear, urethane bushings in lateral links, custom 6-leaf rear springs, lowered ride height with soft and progressive bumpstops, automatic load-leveling air sleeves on rear springs charged by a 12v compressor, 4.30:1 limited-slip differential, tuned passive damper on rear axle to reduce vibration

Tires And Wheels: 165/70R14 Michelin Energy XT1 (whitewalls added by Diamondback Classics) on widened MGB wheels

Interior: leather upholstery, lumbar adjustable seats, custom Morris dash made in woodworking class

Extras: a/c, cruise control, AM/FM cassette and CD player, thermal/acoustic insulation

Numbers: 130 horsepower



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