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#545907 - 02/12/18 12:01 AM Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US
CSDennis Offline
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Registered: 30/11/18
Posts: 5
Loc: MA
I currently own a 1938 Morgan Series 1 with the 1098 CC smaller sized Coventry Climax - all original factory drive train. Engine, Transmission, Differential etc. Needs a total restoration and I'm trying to locate others who may have technical documentation that my restoration - and most importantly my engine rebuilder can use. This car has been in my family - back in England since the early 1950's and it has recently been passed onto me by my father who brought it over to the US back in the late 1970s - in its current sad shape.

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#545927 - 02/12/18 08:42 AM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
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Hi and welcome. There are a couple of Series 1 owners on here and I'm sure they will be along soon to offer advice and assistance. You have a very desirable car there which will be eligible for Le Mans Classic and other competition events. There were several racing this year. Looking forward to reports on your restoration.
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#545939 - 02/12/18 09:45 AM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
MOG 615 Offline
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Hello and welcome from London.

The Series 1 4/4 is now becoming one of the most prized Morgans of them all , so I am sure you will be well rewarded by undertaking a a painstaking rebuild.

Firstly I would advise you to register your car's details (Chassis Number , Build date, Engine number) at The Morgan Registry http://www.morganville.org

Secondly Bill Hughes is an expert on these cars and would love to swop details of your car for some information billhughes at privauk.freeserve.co.uk or bill at morganseriesone.com

Thirdly the Club Series 1 technical advisor is George Proudfoot (Tel +44 (0) 1329 236217) There is not much he does not know about these cars as he is an active competitor in them for many years .

Fourthly there is Colin Bray who is currently completing a Series 1 restoration from the proverbial "box of bits" He is in Canada (Ontario?)I know that is hardly next door , but at least he is on the right side of the pond

Lastly there are several lurkers on this forum who will be able to help at different times, amongst whom is John Merton from Oz who asked me to post this for you:

The engine number, plus the bore diameter of the engine will be found stamped on the front of the block, just above the timing case. There will be an "M" with a gap to the engine number, then another gap to the bore size in mm. JP Pistons in Adelaide should be able to help with new pistons, although the size they generally supply is for the 1122cc engine. I suspect that owners of Triumphs with the G10 engine, from memory 1087cc, may be boring out to this size, at a rough guess about a 40thou overbore. I've a suspicion that the 1098cc engine used in a few Morgans may have been the 1122cc block underbored (Triumph made their own engines under a licensing arrangement and there were quite a few differences to the CC built product).

Also look at the Series 1 section of Morganatica https://sites.google.com/site/morganatica/engine/coventry-climax

And the Morgan Owners Club of Australia (MOCA)
http://www.morganownersclub.com.au/The%20Coventry%20Climax%20IOE%20Engine.pdf

Please post lots of photos as you delve into the rebuild and we can all follow your progress and try to help



Edited by MOG 615 (02/12/18 10:01 AM)
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#546045 - 02/12/18 06:13 PM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
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Thanks Andy
I'll be happy to get this car on the registry. I have documents for the engine - Dad had written the Coventry Climax folks about the engine back in the 50s - when as he put it - he spent as much money getting the engine tuned by a local race shop as the whole car cost him. I did the same with the Mustangs I use to build when I was younger. Now of course our chosen toys are a lot more expensive to work on than they had been back in the day. I may very well have the displacement off on the engine - but yes it does appear to be the engines that were used for Le Mans.

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#546117 - 03/12/18 09:43 AM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
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Registered: 24/09/14
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You are very welcome to any information we can find for you.

Does your car have "cycle" wings, as per the Le Mans cars , or the more normal fully enclosed type? This might start a chain of investigation.

If your father spent that much on tuning the engine, it might just have an interesting competition history.
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#546225 - 03/12/18 07:29 PM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
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Registered: 04/10/17
Posts: 8
Watching with interest. Mine's 1938 but with the 1122cc Climax, but I'm keen to see what engine information creeps out of the woodwork!

Cheers,

James


Edited by FogTen (03/12/18 07:31 PM)

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#546261 - 04/12/18 02:53 AM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
CSDennis Offline
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Registered: 30/11/18
Posts: 5
Loc: MA
Car looks like the typical Morgan of the day with the full fenders with running boards. Which I will patch up and restore but also been thinking I might also outfit it with cycle fenders. I'm not against restoring this car but am more likely to repair it as a daily driver might be done. The passenger side rear corner of the body was repaired back in the day with aluminum skin and a newer morgan rear fender. Thinking of retaining them as they are original to when my Dad drove the car. As for racing history - he was a part time racer - not so sure it saw much competition. I'll have to post some pictures soon. I have to clear the junk from the top of the car to get some pictures as its currently buried in my garage under old boxes, old golf clubs and other junk that has accumulated over the past couple of years.

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#548122 - 14/12/18 11:48 PM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
Chrise Offline
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Registered: 05/05/17
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Hi
There is also a Facebook group called Morgan Flatrad with nearly 100 Members

Chris

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#551571 - 03/01/19 07:17 PM Re: Looking for other owners of 1098 cc Series 1 in US [Re: CSDennis]
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Registered: 07/10/17
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Loc: Worcestershire
Hi I am also watching with interest,I have a 1938 climax 1122cc which i bought in 1970 ,it has been stored for the last 40yrs whilst life got in the way but later this year i plan to bring it back to life its all there just needs some TLC.I live in worcestershire are there any other climax owners living nr love to here from you.duncan
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