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#552266 - 06/01/19 08:24 PM Hello from Essex
Esprit Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
I have been on this forum for a few months as a non-owner but my first Morgan was only delivered three days ago so it now seems timely to say hello properly. The first couple of drives were a great experience and even when it is just parked outside our house the car is giving our neighbourhood a lot of enjoyment. I should have done this years ago!
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#552267 - 06/01/19 08:26 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Jon G4LJW Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 21/01/10
Posts: 292
Loc: Lampeter, Wales
Welcome - I've only had mine a couple of months, so also new to ownership!
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AM02 MOG
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#552272 - 06/01/19 08:49 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2244
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Welcome to TM.

Looking forward to more stories about you enjoying your new P&J.
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Costock, UK
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#552284 - 06/01/19 10:00 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Esprit Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
Thanks! I keep popping out just to look at it. Is that just a phase that everyone goes through or is it a permanent condition?
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#552287 - 06/01/19 10:04 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
DaveW Offline
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Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 17132
Loc: South Yorkshire
It's permanent....
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#552289 - 06/01/19 10:06 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Craig Jezz Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 27/03/17
Posts: 875
Loc: Oxon
Any pictures Tom ?
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#552297 - 06/01/19 10:50 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 19231
Loc: Devonshire
Congratulations - once bitten it never goes away and every time you catch sight of it will make you smile when you are a stayer with the brand thumbs. I love the way they make everybody smile they love them and these days they all seem to know it's a Morgan too.

Enjoy your miles.
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#552318 - 07/01/19 08:58 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Jack The Lad Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 7772
Loc: The frozen North
Poor lad you have caught MORGANITIS sadly no cure it only gets worse . drive

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#552319 - 07/01/19 09:01 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
John V6 Offline

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Registered: 21/07/07
Posts: 12900
Loc: Suffolk
Enjoy it. AngleMog is a good group to join as part of MSCC.
Depending upon where you are in Essex also consider FolkMog.
That way to get to meet lots of similarly minded folk.
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#552355 - 07/01/19 01:32 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
madmax Offline
Part of the Furniture

Registered: 18/08/14
Posts: 4449
Loc: East Anglia
I still go to the garage every day to 'look' at her . Definitely a permanent issue !
As for petrol stations be prepared for people and that includes shapely females coming up to you and smiling at you , very tiring !


Edited by madmax (07/01/19 01:34 PM)
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#552433 - 07/01/19 07:14 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
HeadlessBlue Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 29/12/18
Posts: 270
Loc: North of Stamford, UK
Am so envious, have just over two months to go before mine arrives. Hope you have seriously fun safe times driving lots of miles 🤪
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#552461 - 07/01/19 09:56 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Fox Terrier Offline

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 05/08/15
Posts: 1075
Loc: Luton, Bedfordshire
Hi and welcome. I have to admit to popping out to the garage to have a look every once in a while! Enjoy! (Any pics?)
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#552474 - 07/01/19 11:01 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: madmax]
Craig Jezz Offline

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Registered: 27/03/17
Posts: 875
Loc: Oxon
Originally Posted By madmax
I still go to the garage every day to 'look' at her . Definitely a permanent issue !
As for petrol stations be prepared for people and that includes shapely females coming up to you and smiling at you , very tiring !


Madmax, where’s this fuel station then ?
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#552485 - 08/01/19 01:21 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Georgetoad Offline
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Registered: 18/11/13
Posts: 143
Loc: Virginia, USA
Welcome. I caught Morganitis in 1963 and there is no cure!!
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#552529 - 08/01/19 12:25 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Georgetoad]
Ray Offline

Part of the Furniture

Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 4132
Loc: Llanelli
Originally Posted By Georgetoad
Welcome. I caught Morganitis in 1963 and there is no cure!!
. I came down with it in early 1972, still can't shake it off.
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#552564 - 08/01/19 05:10 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 11095
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Morganitis is incurable, once properly infected.

I'd been incubating the disease since the mid 70s, but it erupted, seriously, in 2012 when I bought Aldermog. It calmed down for a couple of years, but in late 2014 I had a serious relapse and changed Aldermog the Roadster to Tarka the Plus 8. Since the infection has been broadly controlled, but SWMBO is worried that the new Morgans, due to be revealed at Geneva, could cause a major breakout.
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#552622 - 08/01/19 08:33 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Robbie Offline

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Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 2615
Loc: Co Wexford, Ireland
Peter - It's the anticipation of what is to come in Geneva that seems to have prompted the return of the disease over here -- further proof that there is no possibility of a cure!!!!!!
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#552681 - 09/01/19 10:09 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Esprit Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
Thanks all for the warm welcome. Craig Jezz and Fox Terrier have prodded me into action and I think I've worked out how to upload photos so here goes!

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#552682 - 09/01/19 10:11 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Registered: 15/04/14
Posts: 5074
Loc: Renfrewshire
What a smashing colour combination.
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#552683 - 09/01/19 10:18 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
OZ 4/4 Offline

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Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2530
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
A big Sydney welcome all the way from Australia Tom sunny

Great looking car BTW.....
Enjoy
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#552685 - 09/01/19 10:24 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Esprit Offline
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Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
Thanks Bob. You've probably realised that the leather is 'Shell' but the photo makes it look a bit lighter. The exterior colour was required to tone nicely with my wife's nail varnish laugh2. We are really pleased with how it turned out.
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#552688 - 09/01/19 10:33 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Esprit Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
Thanks Oz! My test drive was a 4/4 so I have a fond memory of that as my first Morgan drive and I agreed with our sales chap that it feels nice and nimble especially on some of our twisty little roads. We have ambitions to do some continental touring so opted for the Plus 4 thinking we might benefit from it having slightly 'longer legs'.
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#552691 - 09/01/19 10:52 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
OZ 4/4 Offline

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Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2530
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
Tom, My Grandfather was an Essex man before he moved to Oz and started a very successful automotive engineering business.
My father joined that business and loved sports cars.
I still remember the car he drove when I was a very little bloke - a 1948 Vauxhall Tourer in a colour VERY similar to your lovely Morgan....
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#552693 - 09/01/19 10:58 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
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Registered: 15/04/14
Posts: 5074
Loc: Renfrewshire
Originally Posted By Esprit
You've probably realised that the leather is 'Shell'

Damned hard to keep clean?
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#552695 - 09/01/19 11:13 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Esprit Offline
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Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
I thought a darker leather might work well with the paint colour but opted for a light interior to make the small cockpit feel a bit less confined. Our other car has light coloured leather and after three years I'm surprised how clean it remains. I think it's key to keep the leather well 'fed' so that it has some resistance to dirt getting ingrained. My worry is recovery vehicle drivers; one left me with grimy interior door handles that would never clean up completely on a previous car.
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#552698 - 09/01/19 11:35 AM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Fat Wolfie Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 11/10/18
Posts: 123
Loc: West Yorkshire
That’s a great combo Espirt thumbs

I’m also a big fan of light interiors, all our vehicles have (approximately) magnolia apart from Swmbo’s Fiat Spider which has tan as it’s a choice of tan or black with no light option. I just make sure we keep on top of cleaning.

Like the door stops - are they the Librands ones? Did you fit them and if so was it hard to do? They’re on my fettling list but mirrors must be first..

Enjoy the car woohoo

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#552712 - 09/01/19 12:14 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Alistair Offline
Smile, it confuses them
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Registered: 18/03/09
Posts: 5593
Loc: Hampshire
Lovely
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#552719 - 09/01/19 12:55 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2244
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
That looks glorious. Congratulations.
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Costock, UK
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#552733 - 09/01/19 02:19 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Esprit]
Esprit Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
Hi Wolfie. The door stops are factory standard fittings. They work very well and happily they look very good too,
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#552745 - 09/01/19 02:59 PM Re: Hello from Essex [Re: Fat Wolfie]
231 Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 21/02/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Germany, NRW, Krefeld
Originally Posted By Fat Wolfie
That’s a great combo Espirt thumbs

I’m also a big fan of light interiors, all our vehicles have (approximately) magnolia apart from Swmbo’s Fiat Spider which has tan as it’s a choice of tan or black with no light option. I just make sure we keep on top of cleaning.

Like the door stops - are they the Librands ones? Did you fit them and if so was it hard to do? They’re on my fettling list but mirrors must be first..

Enjoy the car woohoo


Hi Wolfie, I bought the door straps from Williams and they were very easy to fit. It is a 15 minutes job and they look like very nice. Best regards
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