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16 hours ago
ado16.info club desk

Peru Independence Day

Today we celebrate Peru Independence Day, part of Fiestas Patrias peruanas, the Peruvian National Holidays...

... Daniel, our contact in Peru keeps a register of all BMC/British Leyland cars there and reports approaching 30 examples of the ADO16 – all imported directly from the UK.

Our featured car is a 1964, Morris 1100 – finished in Dove Grey with a Cherokee Red interior it’s a very fine example and it is indicative of the regard that many owners in Peru have for their ADO16.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Peru Independence Day Today we celebrate Peru Independence Day, part of Fiestas Patrias peruanas, the Peruvian National Holidays... ... Daniel, our contact in Peru keeps a register of all BMC/British Leyland cars there and reports approaching 30 examples of the ADO16 – all imported directly from the UK. Our featured car is a 1964, Morris 1100 – finished in Dove Grey with a Cherokee Red interior it’s a very fine example and it is indicative of the regard that many owners in Peru have for their ADO16. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

Model Series – Fun Ho! – Morris 1100

Our model series takes us this week to New Zealand with Fun-Ho!, a brand of diecast toy cars and trucks manufactured and distributed by Underwood Engineering Co. Ltd. of Inglewood...

...the company was started by Jack Underwood in 1935 and continued until 1982. Since then some reproductions have also been made in Inglewood, at the Fun Ho! Toys Museum and occasionally toys are cast as museum memorabilia using original molding plates and boxes.

In 1962, the Midget series of around 1:87 scale was introduced based on tooling acquired for nine existing models that were made in the late 1950’s in Melbourne, Australia by Streamlux. 1965 saw Fun Ho! introduce its own Midget models and included model number 13, a Morris 1100 – the new models that year were mostly based on popular saloons that came off New Zealand’s assembly lines during the era.

The early Fun Ho! models were designed to fill a demand for Matchbox-type toys on the domestic market when demand outstripped supply in an era of tightly regulated import controls. The Fun-Ho! models lacked the sophisticated features and, in most cases, the moving parts of the imports from Britain, nonetheless production of the Morris 1100 continued until 1972.

For a time, some Midget models were used as promotional models for Mobil Gasoline and were packaged similar to regular Midgets but called Mobil Midget Models, displaying a Mobil petrol pump on the boxes.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Model Series – Fun Ho! – Morris 1100 Our model series takes us this week to New Zealand with Fun-Ho!, a brand of diecast toy cars and trucks manufactured and distributed by Underwood Engineering Co. Ltd. of Inglewood... ...the company was started by Jack Underwood in 1935 and continued until 1982. Since then some reproductions have also been made in Inglewood, at the Fun Ho! Toys Museum and occasionally toys are cast as museum memorabilia using original molding plates and boxes. In 1962, the Midget series of around 1:87 scale was introduced based on tooling acquired for nine existing models that were made in the late 1950’s in Melbourne, Australia by Streamlux. 1965 saw Fun Ho! introduce its own Midget models and included model number 13, a Morris 1100 – the new models that year were mostly based on popular saloons that came off New Zealand’s assembly lines during the era. The early Fun Ho! models were designed to fill a demand for Matchbox-type toys on the domestic market when demand outstripped supply in an era of tightly regulated import controls. The Fun-Ho! models lacked the sophisticated features and, in most cases, the moving parts of the imports from Britain, nonetheless production of the Morris 1100 continued until 1972. For a time, some Midget models were used as promotional models for Mobil Gasoline and were packaged similar to regular Midgets but called Mobil Midget Models, displaying a Mobil petrol pump on the boxes. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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God !!! they were so crude, but all Mum & Dad could afford, chrome versions as well were made.

3 days ago
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This week’s cover image – the launch of the Morris 1100 saw a large number of component manufactures advertising themselves with the new car and our ADO16 component series has been highlighting the fact; the Morris 1100 remains the ADO16 in its purest form.

This week’s cover image – the launch of the Morris 1100 saw a large number of component manufactures advertising themselves with the new car and our ADO16 component series has been highlighting the fact; the Morris 1100 remains the ADO16 in its purest form. ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image – the launch of the Morris 1100 saw a large number of component manufactures advertising themselves with the new car and our ADO16 component series has been highlighting the fact; the Morris 1100 remains the ADO16 in its purest form.

ADO16 Sound Deadening – Plastikade

Barafoam is a sound deadening product that was developed by Plastikade Manchester Limited during the early sixties and was used in at least the Morris 1100 and MG 1100...

...barafoam is a cellular foam so we wonder if it was used to provide the cushioning of the ADO16 seats – perhaps you know better.

In 1970, a United Kingdom trademark registration was filed for BARAFOAM by Vita Cellular Foams (UK) – perhaps Plastikade had been taken over by Vita as we have been unable to unearth anymore about Plastikade other than is shown in the two adverts we feature.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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ADO16 Sound Deadening – Plastikade Barafoam is a sound deadening product that was developed by Plastikade Manchester Limited during the early sixties and was used in at least the Morris 1100 and MG 1100... ...barafoam is a cellular foam so we wonder if it was used to provide the cushioning of the ADO16 seats – perhaps you know better. In 1970, a United Kingdom trademark registration was filed for BARAFOAM by Vita Cellular Foams (UK) – perhaps Plastikade had been taken over by Vita as we have been unable to unearth anymore about Plastikade other than is shown in the two adverts we feature. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Sounds like the foam that in found in the structure of the body and when wet causes rust! I'd rather have a bit of noise rather than rusted out door pillars! 🤔

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