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#472828 - 15/09/17 05:21 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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I view this from the other angle, in that it's now worth a very pushy offer..
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#472835 - 15/09/17 05:45 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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#472837 - 15/09/17 05:50 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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They don't say which Rover v8 it is ie what Litres, you really want 4.6 litres and 300 bhp which is the Range Rover classic engine , I would leave it and ring round some dealers for specs of v8 Mogs and give them an offer saying what you want on the car.
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#472843 - 15/09/17 06:00 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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When I was looking for decent exhaust for my Plus 8 , I approached RPI.
At that time they couldn't supply an exhaust which utilised the existing inner wing porting, they did offer to lend me a cutter to cut an additional hole in the inner wing,
I would check this hasn't been done as the original holes in the inner wings when supplied by Morgan have rolled edges to provide additional strength.
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#472844 - 15/09/17 06:01 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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It's a little steep price wise for a 20+ year old +8. Exhaust can always be piped out the rear if side pipes too loud. As others said I would look for a 4.6L or if you can afford it a 35th Anniversary.
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#472862 - 15/09/17 07:28 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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I'd pm Bob the Train if I were you he has a lovely Plus 8 he is thinking of selling. 50 cars away from mine production wise with similar spec. He has a very sound reason for selling.
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#472865 - 15/09/17 07:45 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: MOG 615]
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Originally Posted By MOG 615
Freddie

I would be very wary about the hyperbole here . There is no way this car has 250 bhp , even 200 with that degree of modification is optimistic.

All the mods are typical of RPM , and there are very mixed opinions about this company and their offering to the Morgan fraternity.

I do remember that this car (if it is indeed the one I remember) is loud and then some, so not the most appropriate of purchases for someone living in London with sensitive neighbours. Yes it is nice to hear the V8 burble at low revs , and a crackle as you put your foot down, but you also need quieter phases when causing long distances, and I am not sure this car does quiet.


Hi Andy, back from N Norfolk. Weather unbelievably bad. Will pm you regarding visit.

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#472866 - 15/09/17 07:46 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich

I'd pm Bob the Train if I were you he has a lovely Plus 8 he is thinking of selling. 50 cars away from mine production wise with similar spec. He has a very sound reason for selling.


Will do, 8R. Thank you for the tip.

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#472867 - 15/09/17 07:48 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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Thank you everybody. Advice and info much appreciated.

Think I will pass and keep looking.


Edited by Eximius (15/09/17 07:48 PM)

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#472869 - 15/09/17 08:01 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
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Originally Posted By Eximius
Originally Posted By +8Rich

I'd pm Bob the Train if I were you he has a lovely Plus 8 he is thinking of selling. 50 cars away from mine production wise with similar spec. He has a very sound reason for selling.


Will do, 8R. Thank you for the tip.

And I know the previous owner of Bob's car and know it has been very well cared for... smile
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