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New Opener for EASY UP HOOD #593832
06/09/19 12:09 PM
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New Opener for EASY UP HOOD

I hope it is allowed to post this here.

This is an answer of questions from some TM-members..

I am only a satisfied customer! No conection.

2005 4/4 1800ccm Duratec and a lot of HONDA CX500.......
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Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: bmgermany] #593878
06/09/19 05:36 PM
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Very nice, but I'm not sure I see the point, the original works fine doesn't it?


Paul
[Beginning to get the best out of the ARP4]
Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: PaulJ] #593880
06/09/19 05:40 PM
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My reaction too, but if it is shiny you know how these boys like to spend spend wink Unless it makes it go faster it's not for me and hey I have a 10 stud roof anyway..

If it's Morgan Park it will be a quality item for sure.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: +8Rich] #593883
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Originally Posted by +8Rich

My reaction too, but if it is shiny you know how these boys like to spend spend wink Unless it makes it go faster it's not for me and hey I have a 10 stud roof anyway..


Same reason as: Wood-stearingwheel, wood dashboard, leather Interieur, wire wheels, alloy wheels ......
thumbs πŸ˜‰

And I forgot: Also for those few cars with a broken handle. πŸ˜‰

The Morgan ist in my opinion a "Design ikon". So each part used from a modern car disturbs me!

By the way: I still have the ugly modern opener.... pantsdown

Last edited by bmgermany; 06/09/19 06:05 PM.

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Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: bmgermany] #593886
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Originally Posted by bmgermany
Originally Posted by +8Rich

My reaction too, but if it is shiny you know how these boys like to spend spend wink Unless it makes it go faster it's not for me and hey I have a 10 stud roof anyway..


Same reason as: Wood-stearingwheel, wood dashboard, leather Interieur, wire wheels, alloy wheels ......
thumbs πŸ˜‰

And I forgot: Also for those few cars with a broken handle. πŸ˜‰

The Morgan ist in my opinion a "Design ikone". So each part used from a modern car disturbs me!

By the way: I still have the ugly modern opener.... pantsdown

Yes I do understand it's just that I am one of the few that prefer to keep the car exactly as it came out of the factory, if I want it to go a little faster I remove the luggage rack and spare wheel wink thumbs

I agree with you about the original handle they do look a bit British Leylandish.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: PaulJ] #593891
06/09/19 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulJ
Very nice, but I'm not sure I see the point, the original works fine doesn't it?


On my 4/4 it does - but only if I have a travelling companion who can push down hard on the sprung lugs on the rear hood rail at the same time as I pull the lever. Otherwise (solo) the lever bends so much that it is on the verge of snapping. So I can see the merit in this stronger metal lever.


Stuart
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Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: PaulJ] #593893
06/09/19 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulJ
Very nice, but I'm not sure I see the point, the original works fine doesn't it?

No, it is a bad design, and implemented with a leaver that is not robust enough for its task.
I am on my 2nd lever, 1st one broke.
Also the release at the other end of the cable is not robust.
The whole mechanism could do wt an upgrade.
The Morgan Park device is shiny, but lever looks to protrude a bit too much.


2009 Roadster, Lancia midnight blue, cinnamon upholstery.
Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: +8Rich] #593931
07/09/19 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
I agree with you about the original handle they do look a bit British Leylandish.

They are everywhere, aren't they? Oh, sorry, that's Leylandii


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: PaulJ] #593981
07/09/19 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulJ
Very nice, but I'm not sure I see the point, the original works fine doesn't it?


Nope, the old S1 Roadster wasn't too bad but the 3.7 despite being the same mechanism, is frankly a PitA, if I'm doing a solo trip it's almost impossible to release (either a blood vessel or the handle is going to go pop one day)

And yes, it's been stripped, greased, aligned, tweaked, cursed, re-aligned, pins bent, catch 'shutters' tweaked, & another curse for luck swear


Jon M
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Re: New Opener for EASY UP HOOD [Re: bmgermany] #594035
08/09/19 11:33 AM
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The rear release works easier if you unlatch the windscreen end and two side tenax buttons first when folding the hood down, and latch the back last thing when erecting the roof


Cheers John
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