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Re: Do you remember? [Re: Hook] #159828
12/10/13 10:45 AM
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My first drive in a Morgan was in September last year - a 4/4 loaned to me by BHM whilst waiting for my Roadster to be built. I ordered and spec'd mine without having driven one before.

I've had a succession of big, low and wide sports cars which always left me unsatisfied somehow. The Morgan is not only very pretty, but it's as close to motorcycling as you could possibly get (apart from the 3W). More exposed than any other convertible and with a view down the louvres that's hard to beat. With the hood down and country smells hitting you as you waft along.... Can't beat it really. Everyone smiles too.

I'm not a fan of the handling to be honest, it's rudimentary. But I can forgive the Elizabethan engineering as it's such a great place to sit.


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Re: Do you remember? [Re: Neilda] #159834
12/10/13 12:23 PM
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My first drive was in 2008 when I test drove a 4/4 and a Plus 4 at BHM. After driving both there was no contest - it had to be the Plus 4.
At the time they had a 3 year old Plus 4 in the showroom they were selling on behalf of a customer, which I was seriously considering buying, however there was some doubt as to whether the seller actually wanted to part with it or not! On one of my (many) phone calls to BHM I was told they had an unfilled build slot available and that I could have a new one within 5 weeks, so I jumped at it. A few days later I spent the day at BHM speccing out my "ideal" Morgan - and 5 weeks later I drove it off the forecourt. My only regret was that I didn't get the chance to visit the factory to see it being built.


Regards
Alan
AP08 MOG
2016 Plus 4 GDi - Mazda Soul Red Metallic
Re: Do you remember? [Re: AJSki2fly] #159847
12/10/13 03:38 PM
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I took the road through Kelowna BC where I stopped for the night then followed the Okanagan valley past the fruit farms and wineries then Golden,Banff and on to Calgary .
The car is a surprisingly good long distance ride .in fact I am now down in Phoenix Arizona 2650 kilometers from Calgary , it was done in two long days with the top down most of the way . No issues at all along the way .

Re: Do you remember? [Re: Dave Turner] #159848
12/10/13 03:41 PM
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Sorry that was supposed to be attatched to Adrian S, post above

Re: Do you remember? [Re: Dave Turner] #159956
13/10/13 01:33 PM
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I bought my first Morgan in 1964 off a fellow apprentice, whose girl friend thought the car was crap, for 75. It was a 1938 4/4 2str with a coventry climax engine and reg BMR500. With 2 spare wheels and a straight through exhaust it was the dogs danglies and the only one in the town. The bonnet blew over my head one night and I cut a pedestrians legs when a hubcap came adrift. I loved that car but had to sel, for 75,l when an eagle eyed cop saw that the speedo did not work and I could not get a spare worm drive for the meadows box. After boring people for the last 20 yrs about getting another one day I finally bought a 1992 plus 4 for a lot more than 70!


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Re: Do you remember? [Re: Dave Turner] #160022
14/10/13 05:09 PM
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Dave

By my reckoning you must have done nearly 3000 miles by now in a short time (impressive), I hope you have greased up the front suspension at least once during those miles if not twice. Also spraying motorcycle grease between the rear leaf springs will improve the rear end ride. I suspect you have already done more miles that most British Morgans see in a year. cheers


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Re: Do you remember? [Re: AJSki2fly] #160060
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Twenty years ago I ived on the Wirral and new a guy called Roger Morgan who worked for Lubrizol. I used to see him socially and he me he had inherited a whole load of boxes of bits from his grandfather that he rebulit to become his ols Morgan 3 wheeler. In true Morgan tradition he was missing the bonnet and managed to fabricate one from some metal from work and used some yellow paint he found somewhere. One day after a really bad day at work I decided to go for a swim and on my way saw this yellow 4 wheeler at the traffic lights. He called me over to jump in and off we went for a drive. The drive was like magic and then he offerd to let me have a go. This was the most exhilarating drive of my life. I remember driving along the A41 and this confirmed what I had suspected from my visit to the factory about 15 years earlier that I MUST own a Morgan in my life! Everybody was lloking at us as we drove along the road and then to my utter astonishment a white 3 wheeler came along in the opposite direction and we waved to each other! I was hooked.

Roll along to last year and our good friends in South Africa had taken delivery of the first M3W into the country and then purchased a 2002 4.6 Plus 8 - 3 weeks of driving around the Cape in sunshine visiting vineyards sealed it for us. So last November we just went for a look to see what Lifes had in and 3o minutes later I found my wallet had sprung open and agreed to purchase a 2011 4/4/ Sport and a month ago a 2011 Plus 4 Supersport.

It's become quite an affliction now. Every day I have to look at pictures of Morgans and read something about them even if I can't take one of the cars out. As they go - it's not a bad affliction to have!



Roger

Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

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Re: Do you remember? [Re: Roger-Cheshire] #160091
14/10/13 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire

It's become quite an affliction now. Every day I have to look at pictures of Morgans


It's a good job that's not illegal then!

You must know Kevin Cooke (Lubrizol)?

Colin


Adventure before dementia
Re: Do you remember? [Re: Motacyclist] #160107
15/10/13 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted By Motacyclist
Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire

It's become quite an affliction now. Every day I have to look at pictures of Morgans


It's a good job that's not illegal then!

You must know Kevin Cooke (Lubrizol)?

Colin


Well Colin, I've decided to come our publicly about how badly Morgan's have taken over my life! I only knew Roger socially and not through work and unfortunately lost touch with him. So if anybody kniws a Roger Morgan on the Wirral with an old yellow 3 wheeler let me know.

How are you getting on Colin?


Roger

Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/
Re: Do you remember? [Re: Roger-Cheshire] #160157
15/10/13 10:31 AM
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Fine here. Haven't seen any yellow 3 wheelers on the Wirral though!

BTW, after we left Tony's at Llandudno the other week there was a note on my car from someone who had seen some old 'gentleman' in a Citroen reverse into my 4/4 and drive off. They gave the reg number etc.; fortunately I couldn't find any damage (bumpers must have protected it) so I didn't bother taking it any further.

Maybe see you at Erddig? I'll take some cones to put round my car in case of Citroen drivers :-)

Colin


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