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Hello all #511873
05/05/18 07:26 PM
05/05/18 07:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 79
Cheshire
Chilliblu Offline OP
Just Getting Started
Chilliblu  Offline OP
Just Getting Started

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 79
Cheshire
Hi all, new member just started investigations on buying a Morgan. Most likely a plus 4, I tried a 1.6 4/4 for a weekend but it felt a little underpowered. Just thought I would join up and learn as much as I can before taking the plunge. Hopefully there will be lots of knowledgeable people on here that can point me in the right direction.


Andy

Rolls Royce Royal Blue
MY14 Morgan Plus 4 smile
Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511876
05/05/18 07:48 PM
05/05/18 07:48 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

The Sigma engine in the 4/4 is a a free -revving delight , but to get the best of it you do need to rev it heartily. If you are not used to that treatment, then an engine that produces more torque may suit you better, but it will be different, not so free revving, and that is important in a sports car , and especially a Morgan. The 4/4 is also more nimble, and easier to handle , so don't get concern yourself overmuch with the engine power/torque figures.

The Duratec and GDI engined +4s are both great to drive and will give more torque than the Sigma BUT neither can match the torque figures of a turbo-diesel so try both.

If you really want lazy torque and very long legs then a Roadster or an older +8 may suit. It is important that you try each one over a varied route , and make your own mind up . These are physically bigger and heavier cars so the extra torque does come at a price, the handling is less nimble and you have more weight transfer in corners.

As others have said before , the right car will choose you.


Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
Ex-John McKecknie/Mike Duncan 1955 +4 racer.
Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511877
05/05/18 07:48 PM
05/05/18 07:48 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Paul F Offline
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Welcome to TM.

Your ideal Morgan will find you. You have some good dealers within easy reach. Good luck with your quest.


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross
Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511880
05/05/18 07:54 PM
05/05/18 07:54 PM
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NeilL Offline
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Welcome Chilli.

Enjoy your Morgan search.

I have had two 4/4s and a Roadster ( oh and a three wheeler !).

As said the 4/4 is a great classic - I am loving mine.

Drive as many as you can would be my advice.

You are indeed fortunate to have some good dealers within easy reach.

Do keep us posted - and do ask questions!

Cheers. cheers


Neil

Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511884
05/05/18 08:07 PM
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Chilliblu Offline OP
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Chilliblu  Offline OP
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Christopher Neil is the nearest dealer in Northwich, which are the other good ones around Cheshire? Thanks for the comments by the way. I will try a +4 soon. The 4/4 I rented I drove down to the factory and had a great couple of days so I think another rental is due soon


Andy

Rolls Royce Royal Blue
MY14 Morgan Plus 4 smile
Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511886
05/05/18 08:15 PM
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Welcome to TM.
Lots of answers here.
As others have said, try as many as possible smile


Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
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Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511891
05/05/18 08:38 PM
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+8Rich Offline
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Welcome Chilli - try as many different types as you can and you will gravitate to the right one.

Enjoy the process that's the important thing thumbs .


Regards Richard

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





Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511915
06/05/18 04:47 AM
06/05/18 04:47 AM
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Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
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A warm welcome Chilliblu, from sunny Sydney Australia.
I'm sure the right car will find you. drive


A Morgan Identified Fastidious Owner...
2011 4/4 Bespoke, 1981 Delorean, 1936 Auburn Boat Tail
Re: Hello all [Re: +8Rich] #511951
06/05/18 10:44 AM
06/05/18 10:44 AM
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+1

may you have many (s)miles ahead.


Originally Posted By +8Rich

Welcome Chilli - try as many different types as you can and you will gravitate to the right one.

Enjoy the process that's the important thing thumbs .


Steve A11OGE Red 1989 4/4 4 seater

'A Morgan is for life, not just for Sundays'
Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu] #511952
06/05/18 11:23 AM
06/05/18 11:23 AM
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South Yorkshire
DaveW Offline
Roadster Guru
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Roadster Guru
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South Yorkshire
Welcome.

There's a useful book available about buying your first Morgan. innocent


DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4
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