Morgan - Morgan 4/4

The name 4/4 first appeared prewar on a Morgan in 1937 and was the first of the Morgan companies cars to have 4 wheels rather than 3. Post war the same car was initially produced, but with the 1100cc Climax engine changed for a special overhead valve 1267cc Standard, coupled to a Moss gearbox, and these prewar continuation 4/4's (Series 1) were produced up to 1950 when Morgan built the Plus 4.

The next specification of the Morgan 4/4, the Series 2, started in 1955. A new designed car based on the Plus 4, it had a chassis with conventional axle at the front and semi elliptic springs at the back. Using the Ford 100E side valve 1172cc engine and Ford gearbox, the 4/4 engine specification altered in parallel with the engines that were used in the Ford cars. So for example the Morgan Series 3 was Ford Anglia powered, the Series 4 with the 109E Classic. The Series 5 built in 1966 had the first of the Cortina series with 1498cc and then the last 4/4. the 1967 Morgan 4/4 Series 5 started off with the same engine but then in 1968 came the 4/4 1600 with the Ford Kent 1600 engine in various states of tune. This was replaced by the Ford CVH 1600 engine in early 1982. During this change over between the two Ford engines there were also a few Morgan 4/4 1600's built with the 1600 Fiat Twin cam. For 1992 the Ford CVH engine was fuel injected, which was the CVH EFI. The next change for the Morgan 4/4 was in 1993 when the engine of the 4/4 became 1800cc with the Ford Zetec. From 2006 the Ford 1800 125bhp Duratec was used. Starting in 2009 the "4/4 1600" name was revived using the 110bhp Ford Sigma 1595cc engine, and five speed gearbox. 

The 4/4 then had a Fiat twin cam 1600 option from 1982 to 1985

Morgan 4/4 tyre sizes: The earlier 1961 to 1963 Morgan 4/4's fitted with 15" wheels originally had 5.60x15 cross ply tyres, which are equivalent to the radial 155R15 tyre size. In any case Morgan started fitting this 155R15 size as standard to 1968, after which Morgan replaced this tyre size with the slightly larger 165R15 size. The Morgan 4/4 1600 came out of the factory with the 165R15 size in 1967 and has kept this tyre size ever since. Blockley produces both these Morgn 4/4 tyre sizes with superb period correct looking steel belted high speed rated tyres which will transform the handling, guaranteed - see full details below.

Blockley Products for Morgan Morgan 4/4


Blockley Radial

£122.00 (£146.40 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£99.00 (£118.80 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£488.00 (£585.60 inc. VAT)