1958 Morris Isis Series II 2.6 C-series from Australia and New Zealand
Like an Oxford on steroids :-)
I've restored the Isis, so...
Engine rebuilt (twice... a fault with the company doing the work, not the engine).
Left-hand rear axle seal needed replacing.
Rubber suspension bushes replaced.
Rear springs re-tempered.
Fuel pump overhauled (needed a thump to make it work)
Front wiring loom replaced - had melted at some stage.
Rear-main engine seal leaks some oil. Needs an after-market seal fitted.
Master cylinder and slave cylinders re-sleeved.
Has a tendency to run hot if idling for a while.
Love the right-hand floor change!
Much better brakes than the Oxford.
Handling and steering are OK and can be hustled along quickly, but is noticeably less nimble than an Oxford.
Best bit - it looks like a Morris Oxford but goes *much* faster. I've got twin SUs and a hotter cam in mine and it goes nicely. It can reach 100mph, yet can pull well from 15mph in top gear.
6-cylinder engine sounds great :-)
Excellent car for towing trailers - lots of low-revving torque.
Very simple to work on and very reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd September, 2008