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#553127 - 10/01/19 10:54 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
Congratulations

The steering will free up and self centre well enough when the kingpin bushes wear in a bit.
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#553129 - 10/01/19 11:14 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
+8Rich Offline

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Great news you definitely have got it alright, enjoy your miles it is a beauty and your smile says it all cheers.
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#553157 - 11/01/19 09:06 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Neilda Offline
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Registered: 26/04/12
Posts: 4345
Loc: Surrey. UK
Great looking leather and colour combination.

First proper drives in a Morgan are always memorable - so I enjoyed reading about yours.

The studs just behind the doors can easily be forgotten and will shear off very easily if they're left on when taking the hood off. Many of us have done this. frown

Enjoy.... smile
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#553160 - 11/01/19 09:16 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
teifistar Offline
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Registered: 18/11/15
Posts: 330
Loc: Carmarthen
Lovely looking car and colour.
Take a look at the following link, I think you will find them very useful.

https://www.librands.co.uk/products-category-10.html
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#553161 - 11/01/19 09:20 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Registered: 31/07/14
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great write-up Wolfie ; really enjoyed that thumbs

Like many others,I transitioned from Bike to Morgan (Aero8 in my case) and agree it is one of the nearest things to the biking sensation you can get (other than maybe a Caterham,etc.)

I look forward to more tales - and pictures.....

James
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#553165 - 11/01/19 09:51 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
CooperMan Offline

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Registered: 19/11/15
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Wolfie, great to hear you've finally got your Mog

As a couple of others have mentioned the brakes will improve with some gentle bedding in of the new pads

Your steering not self centering will also get better, as when new the King Pins are set up very tight on some cars, I would also recommend you give the front end a good top up of grease to all the nipples, mine left the factory very 'dry' and was obviously not checked by the dealer at PDI

Happy motoring !
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#553168 - 11/01/19 10:02 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Hi FW, I echo the great write up comments. Remember the first ride in mine mid August. Sunny weather, side screens and hood off as I drove home from dealers, with prospect of 130 mile trip later in the day to look forward to.

Would recommend Wolf Performance rebound spring gaiters before too much muck gets into pillars. Matching lower bearings fitted at same time will add lightness to steering. Don't be frightened to pump grease into that front suspension every 1000 miles either to maintain lightness.
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#553175 - 11/01/19 11:26 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Esprit Offline
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Registered: 15/09/18
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Quote:
Congratulations

The steering will free up and self centre well enough when the kingpin bushes wear in a bit.
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Peter

Is that shortly before they wear out? rofl
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#553176 - 11/01/19 11:29 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Esprit]
Heinz Offline

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Registered: 07/09/09
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Loc: Cologne, Germany
Originally Posted By Esprit
Quote:
Congratulations

The steering will free up and self centre well enough when the kingpin bushes wear in a bit.
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Peter

Is that shortly before they wear out? rofl


That's exactly the art of driving a Morgan. To match exactly the one hour of greatest fulfillment...between wear in and wear out. hide


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#553177 - 11/01/19 11:30 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Esprit Offline
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Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 32
Seriously though, congratulations. That is a beautiful choice of colours and a very enjoyable write up.
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