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SKIING IN A MORGAN
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Posted 21/01/18 03:37 PM
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In 2001 I was invited to Ski with My friends Pat & Ken Miles. It was a very cold trip and even colder going back to Seattle. I actually carried 2 studded spare tires to insure I got there. The first and last time I used a Morgan to go skiing.
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#494985 - 21/01/18 03:43 PM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: Button]
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Registered: 19/12/11
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Loc: Seattle, USA
Sorry: I was at the Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, BC, Canada.
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#494989 - 21/01/18 03:51 PM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: Button]
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BTW: As I have travelled a lot in the +4, it is heavily modified.

Alternator
Gear Reduction Starter
Gemmer Steering
BTR Rear Axle
Laycock OD
Koni's on all 4 corners
Rutherford Rear Spring Modification
Cooling Fan Shroud
Year 2000 Leather Morgan Seats
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#495038 - 21/01/18 09:13 PM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: Button]
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Wow!! I've owned my 4-seater for over 40 years, and haven't made a single one of those modifications, except Koni shocks in front. They are all great ideas, except maybe the Laycock de Normanville OD, which I believe requires cutting through one of the chassis cross-members.

The only serious "modification" I've made is to get a Bimini top which has greatly improved the driving experience on hot summer days. I used it ten times as often as the standard top.

Regarding ski trips, I'll take your advice and leave the Morgan at home this February.
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#495040 - 21/01/18 09:22 PM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: Button]
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These things can be done! I don't ski but have been known to drop by the cafes for a bowl of soup when out in the winter.

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#495044 - 21/01/18 09:48 PM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: MacMog]
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I also have a Bimini Top made of Sunbrella. It has saved Me more than once.

Yes the cross member must be modified by cutting off the Moss Box Rear mount platform. I did a neat job of this and have the mounts as well as the platform so I can weld it back in. I have had this OD for years but now rarely use it. Only on the Motorway and I avoid the Motorway or as We call them "Interstate". This Mod is not worth the Expense nor added complexity. I am also very hard of hearing. So 5,000 RPM is No Problem.
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#495067 - 22/01/18 07:42 AM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: Button]
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Thanks for your opinion regarding overdrive. I have felt negligent for not installing an overdrive or more likely a 5-speed gearbox in my Plus Fours, but now I feel better.

I am working on a kit car based on a TR4, and had intended to install Laycock de Normanville OD in it since it's a straight bolt-on on a TR4 chassis. But now I will save that for last and maybe skip it altogether.
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#495133 - 22/01/18 04:48 PM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: MacMog]
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Originally Posted By MacMog
Thanks for your opinion regarding overdrive. I have felt negligent for not installing an overdrive or more likely a 5-speed gearbox in my Plus Fours, but now I feel better.

I am working on a kit car based on a TR4, and had intended to install Laycock de Normanville OD in it since it's a straight bolt-on on a TR4 chassis. But now I will save that for last and maybe skip it altogether.


The trick is a well balanced engine and bad hearing.
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#495215 - 23/01/18 01:23 AM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: RedThree]
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Originally Posted By RedThree
These things can be done! I don't ski but have been known to drop by the cafes for a bowl of soup when out in the winter.



It might just be me but I instantly thought snowmobile upgrade pack option!
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#495220 - 23/01/18 05:54 AM Re: SKIING IN A MORGAN [Re: RedThree]
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Originally Posted By RedThree
These things can be done! I don't ski but have been known to drop by the cafes for a bowl of soup when out in the winter.



How do you manage those unplowed roads in a MTW? If you keep the front wheels on the track, then the rear wheel will be in the snowy middle. If you keep the rear wheel in a track, then won't the front wheels be on the snow?
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