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#547149 - 09/12/18 10:55 AM Newbie from Hertfordshire!
pete757 Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 03/12/18
Posts: 28
Hi all,

Firstly, what a great forum smile

Just about to take a new leap and direction in my motoring life after nearly 20 years of owing various Lotus models! This is being in the direction of a Morgan as it has the approval and excitement of the wife... the first time she has ever been 'interested' in a car!

Looking at a few options... because I very much want our first Morgan purchase to be our last Morgan purchase!

Love the Plus 4... but a bit down on power for me perhaps... Can some relatively 'affordable' mods be done to the engine to release a few more ponies?

The Roadster is lovely and fast... but the 'rev-hang' between gears for me really spoils the engine and 'spirited' driving. Has anyone sorted out an ECU mod to resolve this issue?

Either way we go, really looking forward to joining this happy fraternity and all the great stuff that Morgan ownership will bring!

Cheers, Pete.

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#547153 - 09/12/18 11:19 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
Richard Wood Offline
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Registered: 03/02/16
Posts: 1395
Loc: East Harling, Norfolk UK
Hi Pete,

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like the Roadster is the car for you, issue aside. Have you driven the latest 5 link variant?

I can only optimistically suggest the rev hang issue may get sorted eventually, ARV6 solution aside which seems not to be available now anyway, it appears to vary from car to car. My experience is its something you can work with to a degree given familiarity.
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2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
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#547166 - 09/12/18 12:26 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
lowebird Offline
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Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 3066
Loc: norfolk, UK
Pete,

Hello and welcome to the crazy world of Morgans. As a serial Plus 4 owner, I think it's more what you can do with the available power, ( approx. 145bhp ) than the actual output. You can get a sports manifold and exhaust from Librands which should liberate around another 20bhp but why bother, just enjoy gentle power slides at speeds that plod doesn't notice.
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#547176 - 09/12/18 02:00 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
andymot Offline

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Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 721
Loc: East Sussex, ENGLAND
Hi Pete,

Welcome! I'll repeat the advice I was given at the start -

Which Morgan to buy is slightly more involved that how much power you want. Each model has its own character. The key is to drive them all then decide. The plus 4 is a great allrounder but then the power of the Roadster must be pretty brilliant and scary at the same time. ( quite a few end up in fields having gone backwards at the wrong moment, as the drivers skills have failed to keep up with the engine)

Personally I love the lightweight and revvy Sigma engined 4/4. Great nimble handling and once a few mods/tweaks/improvements ave been done they are more akin to a posh Caterham. 40 plus MPG and low VED help to have real fun on a budget too.


But they are all wonderful. take your time - drive all types and you'll find it. Motoring heaven.


In my view they are all great fun and none of them is bad buy.
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#547197 - 09/12/18 04:52 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: Richard Wood]
pete757 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/18
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Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Hi Pete,

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like the Roadster is the car for you, issue aside. Have you driven the latest 5 link variant?

I can only optimistically suggest the rev hang issue may get sorted eventually, ARV6 solution aside which seems not to be available now anyway, it appears to vary from car to car. My experience is its something you can work with to a degree given familiarity.


Thanks for the replies guys.

Yes, driven the Roadster, like the power :>) It also seems very well suited as a long legged touring car which is what we want to use the car for as well. The rev hang really bothered me in the 3 cars I have driven (including the new 5 link version) but I can see how you could get used to it and drive around that.

It's probably going to be the way ahead actually...

I did like the idea, and sound (at 8,000 RPM!) of a Plus 4 Super Sport or an ARP4 but probably won't get past the wife on either!!

Looking forward to to what ever we get!!

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#547348 - 10/12/18 07:28 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
pete757 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/18
Posts: 28
Update!

Any thoughts on the 'older' 3.0L V6 Roadster that preceded the 3.7?

From what I have read, the engine is great. Light and further back in the chassis. The gearbox/engine I gather does not suffer from the 3.7 'rev hang'...?

Any thoughts much appreciated.

Cheers.

Pete.

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#547349 - 10/12/18 07:32 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18475
Loc: UK
Pete,

JohnV6 and DaveW run these cars and John has many years Morgan experience.
I got my 1st Morgan a Plus8 14 years ago then swapped it in for a 4/4 Sport which was great fun for 24,000 mls but returned to Plus 8 ownership it's the flexibility and sound track for me.

I tried a couple of 3.0 V6's but found the clutch really heavy, this could just have been the cars I tried of course, no rev hang present on either.
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#547394 - 11/12/18 07:30 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 21438
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Welcome Pete.
Enjoy your search.
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#548351 - 16/12/18 02:38 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
Jays Offline

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Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 14003
Loc: Cumbria UK
You can get Rev hang on a 3.0 Roadster as well ..... due to a heavy flywheel. Not sure it affects the earlier Series 1 model.
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#548357 - 16/12/18 02:56 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: Jays]
John V6 Offline

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Registered: 21/07/07
Posts: 12634
Loc: Suffolk
Originally Posted By Jays
You can get Rev hang on a 3.0 Roadster as well ..... due to a heavy flywheel. Not sure it affects the earlier Series 1 model.


I have never noticed it on mine John
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