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#429042 - 12/02/17 10:37 AM 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights.
Nevbag Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 28/10/16
Posts: 108
Loc: South Lincolnshire
I am looking for advice from experienced Morgan drivers re mirrors and lights. My imported +4 project has no holes in the front wings to accomodate the standard front sidelights. This in itself is not a problem as I am not in favour of drilling holes in body panels if it can be avoided. I am considering therefore fitting a pair of 7" headlights which incorporate sidelights. According to my research the front sidelights can be sited up to 510mm inboard on a car of this age.


Regarding mirrors, do I mount on the front wings or on the doors? I seem to remember that door mounted mirrors get shaken about when the doors are closed which can result in eventual damage to mirrors and/or doors. If I mount on the wings I am back to drilling holes again which I prefer to avoid.

Any comments or advice will be gratefully received.

Nev.

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#429057 - 12/02/17 11:22 AM Re: 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights. [Re: Nevbag]
tmg513 Offline
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Registered: 27/08/08
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Loc: Powick
I don't bother with side mirrors, just a central one. I prefer to glance back.
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#429076 - 12/02/17 12:24 PM Re: 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights. [Re: tmg513]
JCK Offline
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Registered: 17/09/16
Posts: 225
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
Morgan Spares sells stainless steel brackets that enable a wing mirror to be mounted on the windscreen frame just above the door, where it can be adjusted from the driver's seat. No new holes.
The mirror is forward, and I can only see half of mine. I made the mistake of fitting another mirror this way on the passenger side, and I can't see that one at all.
I wouldn't bother with wing mirrors. Fit a scuttle mirror, turn your head and once you've driven the car some time see what else you need to fit in addition.
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#429078 - 12/02/17 12:33 PM Re: 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights. [Re: JCK]
JCK Offline
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While your car is still a project, and before paint, consider welding a steel plate on the underside of the wing to bolt the wing mirror and wing suppot to to prevent the cracks that will inevitably develop around the wing mirror with the standard set up.
The fix is described in detail in Colin Musvrove's book Moggie, in A Yank in Malvern and other places too.
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#429090 - 12/02/17 01:44 PM Re: 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights. [Re: Nevbag]
Burgundymog Offline

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Registered: 11/05/14
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Originally Posted By Nevbag
I am looking for advice from experienced Morgan drivers re mirrors and lights. My imported +4 project has no holes in the front wings to accomodate the standard front sidelights. This in itself is not a problem as I am not in favour of drilling holes in body panels if it can be avoided. I am considering therefore fitting a pair of 7" headlights which incorporate sidelights. According to my research the front sidelights can be sited up to 510mm inboard on a car of this age.


Regarding mirrors, do I mount on the front wings or on the doors? I seem to remember that door mounted mirrors get shaken about when the doors are closed which can result in eventual damage to mirrors and/or doors. If I mount on the wings I am back to drilling holes again which I prefer to avoid.

Any comments or advice will be gratefully received.

Nev.


new cars all have the sidelights incorporated into the headlights unless wing lights are specifically ordered.
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#429096 - 12/02/17 02:09 PM Re: 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights. [Re: Nevbag]
Nevbag Offline
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Registered: 28/10/16
Posts: 108
Loc: South Lincolnshire
Many thanks to all for the suggestions. I have decided to incorporate sidelights in with the headlight units, and I shall drive the car for a while before deciding whether or not to fit external mirrors.

Nev.

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#429164 - 12/02/17 06:25 PM Re: 1961 +4 mirrors and sidelights. [Re: Nevbag]
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That sounds like a sound move thumbs.
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