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#550527 - 28/12/18 01:32 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: 3Gs]
ShaunD Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 31/01/17
Posts: 417
Loc: Oxford
Originally Posted By 3Gs
Dead chuffed, I am!

It turns out that I WAS a good boy this year and the wife was not too put out at the news of this addition to our stable!

I've now the title in my hand and ACE#10 is scheduled to be picked up next week for enclosed transport home...

Well done. Enjoy!


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#550608 - 28/12/18 09:55 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
3Gs Offline
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Registered: 11/02/18
Posts: 34
Loc: Seattle, WA.
I definitely look forward to showing many photos and my side by side comparison.

I may even invite Alex Roy for an 'ACE vs M3W' video...

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#550711 - 29/12/18 03:58 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
3Gs Offline
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Registered: 11/02/18
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Loc: Seattle, WA.
Here a a couple scanned pics from ACE#10 during build and in Pete's Liberty motors show room...






Edited by 3Gs (29/12/18 04:33 PM)

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#550772 - 29/12/18 10:53 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
truckin-on Offline
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Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 336
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Congrats 3Gs! Look forward to hearing more about it. A piece of history for sure!

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#551037 - 31/12/18 04:41 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
3Gs Offline
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Here is an interesting 'full circle'.

Last year, while my 2013 M3W was waiting for upgrade parts, someone posted a pic of it in Pete's Liberty Motors showroom, where ACE#10 had been years before...

(link) Google view of Liberty Motors, Seattle WA.


Edited by 3Gs (31/12/18 04:45 PM)

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#551815 - 05/01/19 05:12 AM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
3Gs Offline
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Registered: 11/02/18
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Loc: Seattle, WA.
Oh Happy Day, ACE#10 has arrived at her new home!

I wish I could post a side by side with my M3W but she is still at the shop waiting for a new part from Morgan.

The ACE is definitely more compact; hopefully there will be reasonable weather tomorrow for a longer drive than tonight's into the garage from the enclosed transport trailer...


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#551817 - 05/01/19 06:28 AM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
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L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 19/07/18
Posts: 114
Beautiful. There will be a lot of jealous people on this forum.

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#551840 - 05/01/19 09:48 AM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
Mark H Offline

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Registered: 05/01/14
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Loc: Berkshire, England
She looks absolutely stunning - well done 3G's

Given all the mods that the M3W has had to go through & given the similarity, I wonder if the Ace will require any preemptive mods or additional chassis bracingšŸ¤”

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#551926 - 05/01/19 04:13 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
Krod Offline
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Registered: 14/07/11
Posts: 826
Loc: Florida, USA
Im certainly jealous and not shocked to hear that its compact based on previous reviews of it. Would be interested to hear how they compare. Fit/finish, driving characteristics, etc.

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#551936 - 05/01/19 05:05 PM Re: Liberty ACE prototype for sale @ hemmings [Re: kankeL]
3Gs Offline
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Registered: 11/02/18
Posts: 34
Loc: Seattle, WA.
I'll not imagine that the ACE is perfect and I expect that any true faults will never be widely publicised since there are only twelve left; Morgan dissected ACE#7.

The few authors, that have had a chance to really compare the ACE to M3W, mostly concluded that little was carried through the ACE's design to the Morgan. Peter Dron puzzled over this in writing, "The Morgan Motor Company examined every detail of it [ACE], and completely redesigned and re-engineered it, to the point that one might wonder why they went to the trouble of acquiring the rights to the ACE... As far as I can tell, there is not a single remnant of the ACE to be found in the M3W, though the dimensions are similar." I highly recommend buying Peter Dron's book 'The Morgan 3 Wheeler - Back to the Future!' great information on the M3W, ACE, and other V-Twin up front 3 Wheelers.

Here's another of my first impressions... The seating in the ACE, although nicer for a Driver on the left side, will be a burden for a passenger on the right; the ACE's cockpit is definitely smaller too. The previous owner of ACE#10 overcame this a bit by raising the passenger seat 3" with a removable box. This gets the passenger's bum higher atop the drive tunnel, but it's still quite tight.

Enough typing, it's not raining so time for a drive...

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