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#538125 - 18/10/18 05:55 PM Looking for a S1 Aero 8
simonjrw Offline
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Well, it looks like my dalliance with the GT40 is coming to an end.
I’m therefore shortly going to be in the market for a good S1 Aero. There are plenty at the dealers (morgan or otherwise) but I just wondered if any TM members were looking to sell their cars?
Rather than posting on the forum, drop me a PM if you’re thinking of selling.
I’m not in any mad rush as the driving season is over for me this year.
Thanks all
Simon


Edited by simonjrw (18/10/18 05:55 PM)
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#538166 - 18/10/18 08:08 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Good luck with your search you are armed with lots of knowledge of them so you have an advantage.
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#538169 - 18/10/18 08:13 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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There's a very nice Grey with red interior Coupe up for sale in Brentwood at the moment Simon.

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#538175 - 18/10/18 09:38 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Probably beyond my reach, but where’s that Peter?

Simon
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#538176 - 18/10/18 10:05 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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#538179 - 18/10/18 10:22 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Nice, but sadly well beyond my meagre means....
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#538198 - 19/10/18 07:39 AM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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#538275 - 19/10/18 04:49 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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#538286 - 19/10/18 05:33 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Yes, sure have I’ll be calling them if they’ve still got it when the funds become available.
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#538327 - 20/10/18 12:03 AM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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glad you are returning to the fold!
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#539123 - 25/10/18 06:53 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Yes....I’ve seen it....
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#541341 - 06/11/18 08:25 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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The one for sale in John Holland is showing as Sold - Off to Tenerife
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#541349 - 06/11/18 09:28 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Have a good holiday Alistair or well that will be a pretty unique car out there - delete as necessary wink
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#541355 - 06/11/18 09:48 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
Alistair Offline
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Very good. The bills from running these two are sufficient thanks!
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#558539 - 07/02/19 10:52 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Simon, the Grey one at HHC was my old car, absolutely nothing wrong with it at all, I just fell out of love with the car that was all. I think I had the alternator done and new tyres fitted and then put it up for sale. PM if you want any more details.

cheers.

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#558645 - 08/02/19 03:18 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Originally Posted By simonjrw
Well, it looks like my dalliance with the GT40 is coming to an end.
I’m therefore shortly going to be in the market for a good S1 Aero. There are plenty at the dealers (morgan or otherwise) but I just wondered if any TM members were looking to sell their cars?
Rather than posting on the forum, drop me a PM if you’re thinking of selling.
I’m not in any mad rush as the driving season is over for me this year.
Thanks all
Simon


Just interested. Where are you selling the GT40. What was your primary reason for giving it up?

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#558648 - 08/02/19 03:48 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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I’ve had loads of them in the past 20 years (7!) but not been in one for about 5 years. Although getting in and out is fine with the doors cut into the roof and once you’re inside it can be (relatively) spacious (far more elbow room than an Aero), I felt extremely claustrophobic when driving it and ended up hating it. I’ve since realised that previous cars have had light grey interiors, some with white roofs inside, so it’s quite possible it was just because of this.
If this sort of thing isn’t an issue, they are FANTASTIC cars to own and drive. I’d have another in a heartbeat if I could guarantee I wouldn’t feel the same.....
Simon
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#558901 - 09/02/19 08:31 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: Mark jackson]
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Originally Posted By Mark jackson
Simon, the Grey one at HHC was my old car, absolutely nothing wrong with it at all, I just fell out of love with the car that was all. I think I had the alternator done and new tyres fitted and then put it up for sale. PM if you want any more details.

cheers.


Slight thread drift (sorry!) but if I recall your Aero sounded quite loud, just wondering what system/silencers you had on it and whether it had a nice idle?

I find the Aero's idle so low they go almost silent, a little V8 rumble would be nice!
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#558913 - 09/02/19 09:57 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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I believe a few other people on here felt the same. They used to sit blipping the throttle at junctions. Mentioning no Boshley’s.
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#559007 - 10/02/19 12:35 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: NickCW]
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Hi Nick

I also got fed up with mine sounding like a 7 series BMW!!

I can recommend the twin side pipes I have had fitted to mine - gives the car a purposeful woofle on idle, turning to something more thunderous under heavy load, whilst remaining civilised at low speed.

I am on the herts/essex border, so if you are seriously contemplating this we could meet up for you to take a look/listen

Kind regards

Ian


Edited by Volvos60s60 (10/02/19 12:36 PM)

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#559056 - 10/02/19 05:03 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Thanks for the offer Ian, if I am ever that way I shall have to come have a listen!

Ideally I would like to keep the rear quads, as I am rather fond of how they look - but I am wondering if a pair of new sports cats (or removing 2 of the 4 cats) might release more ponies and the accompanying noise..

I guess if that fails then the last options are changing the silencers or manifold... laugh2
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#559292 - 12/02/19 12:13 AM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Nick, in changing out the 4 incredibly heavy original silencers for 2 custom ones, the weight saving is really very significant, I'd guess between 30 & 50kg

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#559382 - 12/02/19 03:33 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: Volvos60s60]
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Originally Posted By Volvos60s60
Nick, in changing out the 4 incredibly heavy original silencers for 2 custom ones, the weight saving is really very significant, I'd guess between 30 & 50kg


Interesting: the Aero based +8 has only one silencer each side. It sits under the running board and is just 22" long.
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#559469 - 12/02/19 09:40 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: Volvos60s60]
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Originally Posted By Volvos60s60
Nick, in changing out the 4 incredibly heavy original silencers for 2 custom ones, the weight saving is really very significant, I'd guess between 30 & 50kg


I have the old exhaust system in the loft, it is heavy but not sure of the exact figure as never weighed it. Unfortunately I never handled the Librands system before installation, so no idea how much that weighs in comparison!

Any weight saving is good though. cheers
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#559503 - 13/02/19 12:07 AM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: Peter J]
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Hi Peter, I have a 2001 S1, and can assure there there were 2 heavy silencers per side, I have all 4 of them in my shed right now!!

I think you may be thinking of the later cars

Rgds

Ian

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#559520 - 13/02/19 08:00 AM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: Volvos60s60]
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Originally Posted By Volvos60s60
Hi Peter, I have a 2001 S1, and can assure there there were 2 heavy silencers per side, I have all 4 of them in my shed right now!!

I think you may be thinking of the later cars

Rgds

Ian

Well, the Aero based +8, that Peter mentioned, wasn't introduced until 2012... smile
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#559610 - 13/02/19 05:31 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Assuming the Aero based +8, which sits on an S4 Platform, needs only one silencer per side, why did the S1s have 2 per side when the engine was slightly smaller?

I'm curious, does anyone know when the change from 2 per side to one happened?

The exhaust system is not stainless, so will need replacing at some point. Fortunately in Salisbury we have an exhaust specialist who will make one in stainless steel.

Torque Technique

A sports cat on either side should also remove weight!

Hmm...I think I've just talked myself into a visit.
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#559647 - 13/02/19 07:31 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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I think it also depended on the selection of the "performance exhaust" option. My S2 has a single box under either running board going to the single side exhaust on each side. That would suggest it was quite an early option?
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#559658 - 13/02/19 07:56 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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Interesting, I assumed all Aero's had the four exhaust boxes, added to the four catalysts... that is a LOT of exhaust!

You would have thought Morgan would have saved some money and installed less of them.
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#559663 - 13/02/19 08:11 PM Re: Looking for a S1 Aero 8 [Re: simonjrw]
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My previous S3 had 4 boxes. I removed the two rear boxes and they are still in my loft today. I can also confirm they are very heavy.
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