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#550796 - 30/12/18 08:45 AM We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx
BuyBritish Offline
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Hi Folks we are now owners of morgan mumber 4 a morgan 3 wheeler matchless mx sidevalve water cooled from 1934.

She needs restoration and hopefully within a year she will be road worthy....

Now who is the m3w sheet metal specialist , im thinking steve Barns of vintage sheet metal?

And perhaps same for radiator?

DSC_1052 by Robert & Ali Davies, on Flickr
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Morgan 3 Wheeler 1934 MX
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Morgan +4 1956 TR4
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#550797 - 30/12/18 08:56 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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You’re a brave man Rob, that’s a project and a half, going by your other cars though, I’m sure it’s going to be a cracker.

I must say though, that’s the worst trailer I’ve seen in a long time, next time you do a rubbish run to the skips, just throw the whole thing in! laugh2

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#550798 - 30/12/18 08:59 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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ha ha done the job though!!!
A14 ipswich to market harborough and back!
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Morgan 3 Wheeler 1934 MX
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#550799 - 30/12/18 09:03 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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My radiator was rebuilt by www.vintagewingsandrads.co.uk and I did the body work myself. I did most of the work on the restoration myself but everything I sub-contracted took an extraordinary long time.
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#550808 - 30/12/18 09:27 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Congratulations Rob. Perfect winter project. Keep the updates coming.
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#550809 - 30/12/18 09:31 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
Richard Wood Online   NoMood
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Ha, I see now why you won't be turning up in your new three wheeler at M3W club meet just yet. Can't help with ally body fabrications but Mike Pilgrim to name just one is very knowledgable.

Glad you got it home ok on that trailer innocent
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#550816 - 30/12/18 09:55 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Congratulations for both, and Rog, realy like that love project


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#550817 - 30/12/18 09:58 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Rob

Steve Barnes is your man for bodywork and panelling, but get in quick , he is VERY popular, and this can affect his lead times.

Good luck with the project and keep us posted with lots of photos.
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#550856 - 30/12/18 01:00 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Rob,

Not sure if you are a current subscriber to the Morgan Three Wheel club, but doing so can help you get in contact with all sorts of people who could help/know a guy.

also, yahoo groups has a Morgan three wheeler group, which is often going to be more focused on vintage three wheelers versus this forum which is more often about modern three wheelers.

All the best.

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#550870 - 30/12/18 02:09 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Hi Rob

Krod is right. Getting involved with the Morgan Three Wheeler Club is the key to a successful restoration. Check out mtwc.co.uk

Best of luck

Adrian

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#550892 - 30/12/18 05:00 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
PaulV Offline
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Presumably there is a metal chassis under the woodwork somewhere? wink

Might be heresy to classic M3W owners but I'd consider a different profile tail: the fat bum with spare just looks ugly to me. Arguably if you are providing new metalwork you are not "restoring" but "rebuilding" anyways... smile

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#550900 - 30/12/18 05:44 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: PaulV]
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Originally Posted By PaulV
Presumably there is a metal chassis under the woodwork somewhere? wink



Something like this:
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#550901 - 30/12/18 05:45 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Im going to the m3w meet at the Bull Woolpit East Anglia meet lets meet these chaps.....Tally Hoo....
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#550905 - 30/12/18 05:49 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Rog G yes I have same chassis and the matchless MX water cooled side valve engine wheels need tyres off and powder coat dont know if to go for silver or black wheels, tyres are knacked so thinking brockleys?
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#550909 - 30/12/18 05:55 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Originally Posted By BuyBritish
Rog G yes I have same chassis and the matchless MX water cooled side valve engine wheels need tyres off and powder coat dont know if to go for silver or black wheels, tyres are knacked so thinking brockleys?


Not sure Blockleys are available in the correct size, the tyres on mine are from Longstone.
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#550913 - 30/12/18 06:10 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Blimey Rog, that has come on so much and looks great :-)
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#550941 - 30/12/18 08:59 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
Arwyn Williams Offline
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Have you tried Ewan Cameron?

Check the wheels very very carefully for cracking between the stud holes before you have them painted. Preferably after they have been blasted. It's a well known problem with the Dunlop Magna wheels.

Also check the rear wheel to see if it's been run with the rear wheel nuts slack as if if has the wheel may be scrap

Arwyn


Edited by Arwyn Williams (30/12/18 09:04 PM)

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#550949 - 30/12/18 10:45 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
Stewart S Offline
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Like the red flower pattern upholstery Rob ooo

The front wheels look a bit small though
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#550957 - 30/12/18 11:31 PM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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Originally Posted By BuyBritish
Rog G yes I have same chassis and the matchless MX water cooled side valve engine wheels need tyres off and powder coat dont know if to go for silver or black wheels, tyres are knacked so thinking brockleys?

Can recommend GKL powder coating at Snetterton for such on 01953 888215.

Mine after blasting to remove original black then coated in metallic silver and laquer.



Still perfect after 18 months for under £100 the pair.
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#551475 - 03/01/19 07:06 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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argh closer inspection to the mx engine reveals some cold stictching looks like I may be after MX water cooled head castings?
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#551476 - 03/01/19 07:47 AM Re: We have just bought a 1934 Morgan 3 wheeler Mx [Re: BuyBritish]
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That’s a shame Rob, “ includes a free skeleton in a cupboard”, is almost par for the course on old classics. All part of the challenge and at least you’ve discovered it early and it’s not so rare as to be unavailable.

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