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#507174 - 04/04/18 01:21 AM Hi from long term lurker!
Mogdavid Offline

New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 19/03/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Cheshire
Hi all.

To break my duck, I thought I should write something - anything!

I have been more or less a Morgan obsessive for over 15 years since going on a factory tour in Sept 2002 with my (then) local N Devon RoSPA group.

Still not an owner but in recent years it has come nearer. There do always seem to be reasons why ownership is about 18 months away though!

I have been a member on here for a few years and viewed as a guest before that. I have previously also (mainly) lurked on Mogtalk and eMog.

I find that someone usually replies with roughly what I would have said and I'm a slow writer at the best of times.

Anyway, as I have you regulars at such a disadvantage, I thought I should make a small step to redress things.

I live in Cheshire, where I moved for love over 10 years ago. We married over 5 years ago. I have 4 adult step children, the last of whom are near to moving out. Mrs M has been quite unwell for the last year, so so my top priority is caring for her.

In the mid-noughties I was a member of MSCC for a couple of years and rejoined last year. In the last few months I have made contact with and joined Devamog, who seem friendly and welcoming.

My ideal morgan varies over time but might be an older fourseater. Not keen on Corsa Red or BRG but would try to be flexible otherwise (favourites include ivory, baby blue, nut brown and don't tell Mrs M but I like yellow). I would like a car in good driving order. A well sorted Fiat engined car appeals. Not too keen on bonnet straps and "bling" (although quite like the look of the 80th 4/4s).

I have had the very good fortune to have several friends with Morgans. At one time I was insured to drive a generous friend's kent engined 4/4.

Well, that is a little about me. I will try to join in a bit more. One day I may be asking questions when hunting for my first Morgan and as a new owner.

Best wishes to all on TM
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Mogdavid

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#507175 - 04/04/18 02:02 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Richard - Aus Offline

Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 15/01/12
Posts: 14976
Loc: Perth, WA, Australia
Welcome David from downunder.
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Richard
1976 4/4 4 Seater

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#507182 - 04/04/18 06:05 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
deano Offline

Charter Member

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 5336
Loc: Taunton
Welcome to TM and good luck searching for your perfect Mog. Dont leave it too long though as time has a nasty habit of disappearing before your very eyes.
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Martin (Deano)

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#507187 - 04/04/18 06:58 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Stewart S Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 14/06/14
Posts: 10473
Loc: Lancashire, England
Welcome to the forum David
Happy hunting
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2008 Bugatti Blue Roadster 4 Seater

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#507191 - 04/04/18 07:16 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
BuyBritish Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 17/01/13
Posts: 594
Loc: UK
Yes welcome you will find very useful advice and info on TM enjoy!!!
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Rob Davies
Morgan 3 Wheeler 1934 MX
Morgan Series 1 1947
Morgan +4 1956 TR4
Morgan +4 2000 T16 Rov

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#507198 - 04/04/18 08:09 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
LE52MOG Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 31/08/06
Posts: 49
Loc: Cheshire, England.
Welcome David from another 'Cheshirite'.
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Les Ellis
Putting the Plus 8 burble into the Cheshire countryside.
2002 +8
2018 Audi S1

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#507199 - 04/04/18 08:12 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 22062
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Welcome to TM.
Good luck with your car hunt when you do get to it! smile
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Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper

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#507213 - 04/04/18 09:30 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Ray Offline

Part of the Furniture

Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 4211
Loc: Llanelli
Welcome from wet S Wales, nothing wrong with yellow, thinking along those lines myself.
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.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.

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#507215 - 04/04/18 09:30 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
DaveW Offline
Roadster Guru
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 17264
Loc: South Yorkshire
Welcome David and good luck hunting for the right car!
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2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4

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#507217 - 04/04/18 09:35 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Paul F Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2287
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Welcome to TM. Good luck with your quest.

There are two 4/4 4 seaters in the current Miscellany - and I don’t think the cheaper of them is too far from you (I know the car - its well looked after) - see bottom of page 62.
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Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
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#507222 - 04/04/18 09:50 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
John V6 Offline

Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 21/07/07
Posts: 13041
Loc: Suffolk
Welcome. You just need to commit. I did it 18 years ago & am still grinning
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2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1

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#507233 - 04/04/18 11:03 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Mogdavid Offline

New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 19/03/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Cheshire
Hello again.

Thanks for all your good wishes. Nothing less than I would have expected on here.

I should have said a big thank you to all for the many, many hours of entertainment as well as the knowledge gained on here.

Thanks also to Simon for providing the site.

Best wishes
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Mogdavid

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#507243 - 04/04/18 12:25 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
brownbaker Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 23/09/10
Posts: 850
Hi David,
Hope to meet you are the DevaMog noggin one thursday night.
There is one tomorrow .Rossett Hall Hotel starting at 8 pm.
Andrew

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#507246 - 04/04/18 12:38 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
+8Rich Offline

Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 19478
Loc: Devonshire

Good luck on the voyage to choosing your car, don't leave it too long.

Welcome to TM.
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Richard
1999 Indigo +8






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#507282 - 04/04/18 04:18 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: brownbaker]
Mogdavid Offline

New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 19/03/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Cheshire
Hi Brownbaker

I went to a Devamog Thursday late last year.

Was thinking of popping along tomorrow, if I can get there. Might meet you, if I make it.

Thanks
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Mogdavid

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#507310 - 04/04/18 06:11 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
rainbowj Offline

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1381
Loc: Purton, nr Swindon UK
Welcome David, I bet you feel great to stop lurking. I have a 1992 plus 4 and I am happy that this era of models have far less electronics to go tits up.
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1992 plus4 connaught green

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#507321 - 04/04/18 06:54 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Oakvillian Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 17/08/10
Posts: 317
Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Welcome from Canada, and from the owner of a blue 4/4 4-seater! Not quite baby blue, and CVH rather than Fiat-engined, but I think your choice in ideal car is to be highly commended smile
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Doug
1985 4/4 4str, Jubilee Blue

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#507348 - 04/04/18 09:05 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Paul F]
Mogdavid Offline

New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 19/03/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Cheshire
Originally Posted By Paul F
Welcome to TM. Good luck with your quest.

There are two 4/4 4 seaters in the current Miscellany - and I don’t think the cheaper of them is too far from you (I know the car - its well looked after) - see bottom of page 62.


HiPaul

I do like the sound of the car you mention, except the BRG colour.

Once I'm in the market for a car, something like this would be of interest (especially in another colour). I like the sound of the engine, also the suspension upgrades and am not put off by the GRP wings - less worry than hand formed aluminium.

Thanks and best wishes
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Mogdavid

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#507376 - 05/04/18 12:09 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
twotribes Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Registered: 15/07/11
Posts: 1711
Loc: Kent & Dorset, UK
Hi David and welcome.

Westover Sports Cars in Poole have a very low mileage 4/4 4 seater with lovely mulberry leather (but BRG paint which I know you were less keen on). Sales manager conceded that they had priced it on the high side... So who knows what offers they would entertain. Sadly not offers from me, I was there to dribble over something Italian...
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"There's no skill substitute like cubic inches."

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#507384 - 05/04/18 05:40 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
OZ 4/4 Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2558
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
Mogdavid, a warm welcome from sunny Sydney
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2011 4/4 Bespoke, 1981 Delorean DMC 12

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#507397 - 05/04/18 08:37 AM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: twotribes]
Mogdavid Offline

New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 19/03/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Cheshire
Hi Stuart

That 4 seater is quite something! Hardly enough miles to run it in. Just to and from the MOT station.

It would be beyond my likely budget, even with a discount and as you mention, the colour is not my favourite.

I would anticipate a budget of around £20K, so private sales are more likely my line?

Thanks for your friendly welcome.

Best wishes
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Mogdavid

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#507486 - 05/04/18 08:36 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
Paul F Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2287
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Your budget will get you a good car - it may take some finding but sooner or later the right car will find you. Once I had the financial ability to buy our first Morgan, it took me 8 months to find the right car - but it was well worth the wait.
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Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross

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#507658 - 07/04/18 05:51 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: Mogdavid]
RBW Offline

L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 19/07/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Kent
Welcome David, it took me a year to find my car, I would certainly suggest that you contact dealers and let them know what you are looking for, many cars never see the showroom as the dealers match the cars with prospective customers as soon as they come up for sale.

Rylan
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2015 Yellow +4

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#507670 - 07/04/18 07:51 PM Re: Hi from long term lurker! [Re: RBW]
Paul F Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2287
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Originally Posted By RBW
Welcome David, it took me a year to find my car, I would certainly suggest that you contact dealers and let them know what you are looking for, many cars never see the showroom as the dealers match the cars with prospective customers as soon as they come up for sale.

Rylan


+1

And there is a scarcity of some models. We traded in our old 4/4 in Dec-13. It made the Allon White web site for about 3 days. They had a waiting list for older cars.
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Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross

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