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#552898 - 10/01/19 04:34 AM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: jong]
waikiore Offline
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Registered: 23/05/17
Posts: 435
Loc: auckland new zealand
Have seen quite a number of the 35th anniversary models here in Auckland, in fact more than I saw at Mog 18 All morgans day and LMC18, so maybe the factory knocked a few extra export models out.
Maybe I agree with cerealsurfer too ....
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#552958 - 10/01/19 10:22 AM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: jong]
lowebird Offline
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Registered: 11/01/11
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Loc: norfolk, UK
If you can find one, the Le Mans edition is really the one to go for. They come complete with the iconic white hard top and are all painted green. I think Morgan did 50 each of the 4 and 8 cylinder ones.
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#552968 - 10/01/19 11:41 AM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: waikiore]
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Originally Posted By waikiore
Have seen quite a number of the 35th anniversary models here in Auckland, in fact more than I saw at Mog 18 All morgans day and LMC18, so maybe the factory knocked a few extra export models out.
Maybe I agree with cerealsurfer too ....


I think most will have gone abroad

Mainly the USA I’m guessing as they could still sell the Plus 8 over there at that time
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#552977 - 10/01/19 12:20 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: jong]
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Registered: 24/09/14
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Loc: London
All 35th Anniversary cars use the 4.0 River V8 with the rather complex GEMS ignition and fuelling control. This does give better fuel consumption and slightly more torque, but it is quite complex and is prone to electronic gremlins.

The earlier long door cars 1997 to 2002 use the 3.9 River V8 engine with the less complex “Hotwire” system controlling the fuelling only, and a distributor for ignition. This is a much simpler system and arguably is better suited to the Morgan application.

However as is always the case I would still buy any Morgan based on condition. Beware of cars that have too low mileage. These cars need exercise, not years in a garage.
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#553047 - 10/01/19 04:54 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: jong]
Button Offline
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Registered: 19/12/11
Posts: 1641
Loc: Seattle, USA
I have driven the 3.9 V8 back to back with a 4.0. They seemed the same to drive. However: Complexity? On this I am not qualified to comment. "GOMOG" has information on this.
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#553064 - 10/01/19 05:38 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Well, 50 for purchase. The first one, of 51 (number 000 of 050), is a factory owned car.
Sorry Ian, I shall get out of pedant mode laugh2


Clash of the Titans???
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#553074 - 10/01/19 06:30 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: DaveW]
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Tour guide banter - we usually do it over a cuppa in the Visitors' Centre. grin2
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#553076 - 10/01/19 06:33 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: jong]
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Registered: 15/12/09
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Loc: Devonshire
Originally Posted By jong
I've arranged to look at a Plus 8 Anniversary (35th year) with a view to purchase -(my first Morgan) - and wonder if anybody knows to what numbers production was limited.
Any other comments or advice before I view would be most welcome.


Good luck with your trial and or choosing of the 35th jong thumbs.
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#553130 - 10/01/19 11:19 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: MOG 615]
Jacques Offline
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Registered: 21/12/08
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Andy,
My +8 is 2001 and is yet with the 4.0 Rover V8 Lucas Sagem Electronic system (same as 2003 - 35th Anniversary). I think the change from the Hotwire at MMC was in 2000.
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#553286 - 11/01/19 06:20 PM Re: Plus 8 35th Anniversary model [Re: jong]
davewhite Offline
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Registered: 17/05/13
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Loc: Northern California
I have a U.S version 35th Anniversary edition and was told when I bought the car from the original owner that there were 105 made. I don't know if he was accurate or not.

My car has the GEMS system and so far two related problems. One was a failure of the mass air flow sensor. The car will still run, but barely. Easy fix as long as you're not out in the middle of nowhere like I was. The other is the continual problem with the imobilizer not wanting to communicate with the engine management computer, it cranks but no start. I have had it reset but shortly the problem returns. Cycle the ignition switch 3 times and it starts every time. I know some other 35th edition owners and they have never experienced the problem.

Otherwise it has been a great car. Gas mileage has been 28 - 30 miles per U.S. gallon on the highway.
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