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 Post subject: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Nice Landcrab here, correct me if I'm wrong but it's the S so has the Downton head on it.
Would make a great tow Equipe for your Cooper S.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-1800S ... SwGLddtCyc


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 pm 
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That looks a lovely and very rare model of the Landcrab.

The Mk2 was the nicest of them in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:53 pm 
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In the 80s I worked with a bloke who had one of those....he was very proud of it !


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:11 am 
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Temped to buy a F reg late Mk1 in dark blue this 1800 sits on Tec Del Minilites with possible Downton stuff .. 2 owner car that does not get used & looks good order .. but whats its value ?


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:26 am 
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The Northern Ireland members of this forum will know my friend Paddy Gordon has a large collection of ADO17s of every model. Paddy knows 1800s back to front and has about six S models in Austin, Morris and Wolseley. In answer to Nicks question, the S model has a really nice big valve cylinder head, twin carbs, nice air-box and Downton type exhaust system. They also have a higher final drive according to Paddy. I've drove most of Paddy's S models and he even has one in automatic which is very rare :lol: :lol:

Paddy is a long standing member of the Landcrab Owners Club :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:44 am 
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Some of Paddy's ADO17s at Kilbroney Car Show. The green and grey cars are both S type. My Vanden Plas is at the rear and another friends very early 1071cc Morris Cooper S is shown :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
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More of Paddy's 1800s, in the first photograph Joey Greenan's race Cooper S can be seen in the background, and the third photo is my Vanden Plas in nice company :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:45 am 
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Thats alot of classic car for the money isn't it? A mate of mine has just bought a Princess R to use as a towbarge for similar money, it's very average/tatty Mk1 Mini 850 money that isn't it, I know which I'd rather have!


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 am 
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Good luck driving an 1800 with that steering wheel. The steering on these is incredibly heavy which is why the standard wheel was so big. You'd need a PAS conversion on this from a 2200.


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:37 pm 
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The 1800 s has the same engine as the MGB 5 bearing crank , I am sure it is identical swap also , no crank tail same the A series engine , you maybe have to change a few ancillarys , but that's it , I love the 1800 land crabs :D :D


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