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#553014 - 10/01/19 03:13 PM First Drive First Impressions
Fat Wolfie Offline
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Registered: 11/10/18
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Loc: West Yorkshire
Having taken delivery of the car on Tuesday, I couldn’t wait any longer before taking it out on its first trip (and indeed my first trip in a Morgan that I own as opposed to dealer demonstrator)

I didn’t have anywhere to go so just trolled around local backroads taking some routes I used to do on motorbikes. (The Morgan has kind of been purchased to replace what I used to do on 2 wheels ).

Although the temperature was pretty cold 5 degrees, over cast and a bit mizzley it was entirely necessary to have the hood down, although I did leave the side screens in place. I remembered the sequence for dropping the easy-up hood and that went well, until the bit about “refasten the Tennex stud”. It took a good 5 minutes for me to realise that there is a different Male end to fasten it to when the hood is down...lesson 1 learned.

So off we go, well wrapped up given the temperature.

First stop was at the local petrol station, which is a great little traditional petrol station where they fill the car for you (downside is it’s cash or account only so you have to have the folding in your pocket ..) .This is where I learned the second lesson. You need to allow plenty of time to talk to people when you are stopped with the car. I also broke my duck with the “ oh yes, they have a wooden chassis don’t they” conversation with a local shopkeeper who was passing by..

Headed out of the village, over the cattle grid, and onto the moors.

OMG the steering doesn’t quickly self- centre after a junction turn and the throttle pick - up is pretty fierce. Especially if you’re not quite where you thought you would be in the road. Hmmm, that’s lesson 3 and 4.

Burbling along, through the gears, vaguely keeping in a straight line as we bounce from bump to bump. Quite hard to see though as by now I had tears of laughter running down my face, bl——dy brilliant, why did I wait so long before buying one of these .

A bend approaches, so I’ll drop down a gear (lovely exhaust popping) and brake a bit...brake a bit....BRAKE A BIT.....eventually they respond, reminding me so much of the brakes on a Defender I once owned. Perfectly efficient but not in the same “ breathe on the pedal and you’re stopped” fashion that a modern car has. That’s lesson 5 then...

Naturally, not only was it cold but a bit damp in the atmosphere. Luckily the heater is very good, particularly when you actually put the fan on...is that lesson 6? Probably not, because now it’s on I’ll probably just leave it there.

Relying on the interior mirror (as the standard rectangular ones are as much use as a one legged man in a bum kicking competition) I noticed it had got a film of road muck on it and couldn’t see much. Give it a wipe...I’ve got gloves on....oh! That’s worse. So eventually came to some traffic lights, red naturally, licked my glove and wiped the mirror....ok, let’s give it another go, lick the finger on the glove again and BARF that was salty...but at least the mirror was clean. So that was lesson 6, keep a damp cloth handy just as I did when on motorbikes. Yes, definitely more like the bike than I’d thought!

After that it was just a case of enjoying the back roads, realising how much I’d missed the smells of the country and feedback from road surfaces due to spending too long driving modern cars. Driving the Morgan definitely brings you back into being part of the movie as opposed to watching it through a windscreen.

As the miles ticked by, a whole 30 of them, the bouncing from bump to bump seemed to get less intense. Either I was getting used to it or the suspension was settling in a bit? A rattle from behind the dashboard (in the middle) will need looking at, nothing obvious/hanging down so will look under the bonnet to see if it’s the other side of the bulkhead. If not, I’ll get it looked at at the 3 month service.

Approaching home I was starting to get cold and wondered if the heater wasn’t as good as I first thought. I stopped for obligatory gratuitous pictures, which I hope to attach to this post, and realised just how cold it actually was outside the car! Back in the car, and wow, that’s lovely and toasty so lesson 7 is when driving in winter, make sure you realise how cold you have actually got...

Overall, what a brilliant, wonderful, life enhancing experience my first drive was. Why did I leave it so long!

The car is in many ways exactly what I expected, but the handling at modest speeds is much better than I expected from a ladder chassied leaf sprung car. The pick up is better than I thought and will of course only get better as miles get put on.

The brakes are fine when you get used to them and how the operate (as in the pedal is almost a horizontal press and not downwards).

The smiles and sheer pleasure are way beyond expectations joy






That’s all for now, thanks for joining me on my first journey!

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#553017 - 10/01/19 03:19 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
John V6 Offline

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Well done. You captured the experience perfectly.
I love the photo of your grin.
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#553018 - 10/01/19 03:21 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Rob Thornton Offline

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Great storytelling. Thanks for sharing.
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#553019 - 10/01/19 03:34 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
rainbowj Offline

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At first I read that as "thanks for shaving" !!!!
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#553026 - 10/01/19 04:05 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
KEVFITZ Offline
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Excellent..great first review...
drive it as much as possible ..they won't melt in winter !!!!
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#553029 - 10/01/19 04:12 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Button Offline
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Loc: Seattle, USA
Much the same as My first Morgan Drive 30 years ago. 1963 4/4 Series IV. Will never forget when I came alongside of a 10 Wheeler Truck. All I could see was the lower half of His tire.
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#553036 - 10/01/19 04:27 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Peter J Offline
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Congratulations!!
A Perfect Day....
The first, there will be many more.

I too bought a Morgan to replace bikes. It is also nice to have SWMBO beside me, rather than behind on the pillion.... hitting me to attract attention!

Peter
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#553038 - 10/01/19 04:33 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
A11OGE Offline

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Registered: 14/05/07
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Loc: Reading
I have had my 4/4 for over 14 years, and there are times I must just get out in the car to blow the dust away, as you have done today.

i wish you many (s)miles, and hope that today's experience will never lessen.
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#553039 - 10/01/19 04:34 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
IvorMog Offline

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Great first write up.

Wrap up warm and stay out longer.

I always find that my bladder size appears to vary in direct proportion to the temperature.

If you're driving on your own, use the tonneau cover as it retains more heat.
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#553043 - 10/01/19 04:46 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Stringers Best Mate Offline

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Yes, you've been bitten..

Lovely to enjoy it with you.
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#553044 - 10/01/19 04:51 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Bonesie Offline
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Loc: Yorkshireman living in Surrey
Fantastic. Hope to be able to do my first impressions drive soon, though not in a brand new car :-(
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#553068 - 10/01/19 05:46 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
PhilRoyle Offline

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Great write up - it gets better - it really does. If you have a friendly local pub see if you can scrounge a couple of old bar towels - or go to the Black Sheep brewery at Masham and buy a couple - when washed they are ideal for mopping mirrors, windscreens leaks etc. Better than microfibre cloths for this - after all if they are made to soak up beer they will soak up most of what you get in a Morgan - although not had to use it on nervous passengers yet!
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#553070 - 10/01/19 06:01 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
tommog Offline
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Loc: Germany
Congratiulations! Just the right decision!
After getting my fourth Moggy (also a +4) this summer and driving them for over 30 years I can tell you: It‘s even getting better and better! 😉
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#553077 - 10/01/19 06:39 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Paul F Offline

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Lovely write up. It only gets better.

You will soon get the hang of Morgan essentials. A towel is a must.

I also keep a micro fibre cloth under the drivers seat for mirror cleaning and (mostly) drying the inside of the windscreen when driving in the rain hood down.
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#553080 - 10/01/19 06:45 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Draggin Offline

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Once the pads bed in you might get a bit more bite
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#553082 - 10/01/19 06:48 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
madmax Offline
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Loc: East Anglia
Is that a clock between the two big dials , wow , the colour inside and out looks perfect , reminds me of my green plus 4 , its making me wish I'd kept her ! The review is frighteningly accurate ! Thank goodness these cars are available to buy !
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#553088 - 10/01/19 07:01 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
HeadlessBlue Offline
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Registered: 29/12/18
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Loc: North of Stamford, UK
FW you have perfectly encapsulated what I am hoping will happen for me in 2 months and 1 day, and have painted that mental picture so eloquently. It really made it feel that we were in the car with you. She/it looks so beautiful- congratulations on such a fantastic day and I am so glad it went so well for you.
Thank you for sharing the emotion of it all
HB

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#553096 - 10/01/19 07:28 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Stewart S Online   content
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Great write up and post, enjoyed that

Did you take the Mog on that incredibly bumpy road near you, I think (might be wrong) it’s the top road from East Morton to Silsden?, a real suspension tester over a series of roller coaster dips
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#553098 - 10/01/19 07:43 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Stewart S]
madmax Offline
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Originally Posted By Stewart S
Great write up and post, enjoyed that

Did you take the Mog on that incredibly bumpy road near you, I think (might be wrong) it’s the top road from East Morton to Silsden?, a real suspension tester over a series of roller coaster dips




Interestingly there is a very bumpy road which is quite long near us and even 'modern' suspensions get badly caught out which i'm quite pleased about !
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#553102 - 10/01/19 07:51 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: madmax]
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Originally Posted By madmax
Originally Posted By Stewart S
Great write up and post, enjoyed that

Did you take the Mog on that incredibly bumpy road near you, I think (might be wrong) it’s the top road from East Morton to Silsden?, a real suspension tester over a series of roller coaster dips




Interestingly there is a very bumpy road which is quite long near us and even 'modern' suspensions get badly caught out which i'm quite pleased about !


Near me we have the coast road going into Southport

The road is subsiding into the dunes leaving a series of undulating dips

I passed another Mog on the road at full bounce and realised it was Matty the mechanic from Lifes Motors testing a newly installed Suplex kit
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#553127 - 10/01/19 10:54 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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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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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: 368
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]
James B W Offline

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Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne
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]
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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]
Richard Wood Online   NoMood
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Loc: East Harling, Norfolk UK
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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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 Online   content

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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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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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Seriously though, congratulations. That is a beautiful choice of colours and a very enjoyable write up.
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#553178 - 11/01/19 11:33 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
DaveW Offline
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The first solo ride is such a thrill. Mine was ten years ago but I remember it like yesterday.

It's such a positive and enjoyable driving experience that it's hard to see why some people don't get it at all.
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#553180 - 11/01/19 11:33 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Esprit Offline
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Registered: 15/09/18
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Quote:
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


Agreed! I didn't understand why dealers would press us to include these in the specification. Especially useful when parked on my sloping driveway or on a windy day.
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#553182 - 11/01/19 11:36 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Esprit]
Heinz Online   content

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Originally Posted By Esprit
Seriously though, congratulations. That is a beautiful choice of colours and a very enjoyable write up.



Again I quote and I would like to agree as well with what Esprit is saying! Your nice post is entertaining and full of relevant information at the same time. I had a smile and remembered very well my own first ride with the Morgan. Enjoy your new toy and have many (s)miles.

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#553197 - 11/01/19 01:06 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Fat Wolfie Offline
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Hi Thanks for all the positive comments everyone!

Lots of bits to check out as a result of the helpful information people have posted.

One question I do have is regards the hood.

Currently I’ve left it down as that will be the default position.

My question is should the hood be left up or down, or should I put it up but not clipped on if you see what I mean.

It’s a mohair hood if that makes a difference.

I’m still buzzing and chuckling inwardly about yesterday’s trip happy3

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#553200 - 11/01/19 01:21 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
SFG Offline

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Great stuff Wolfie. Lovely car. I recommend heated seats for cold weather driving. They ensure that you don't get out of the car feeling cold
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#553201 - 11/01/19 01:22 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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It is better to leave the hood up if you can.
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#553225 - 11/01/19 03:08 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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I generally leave the hood up and fastended. The fit is "individually Morgan" and shrinkage when dry may makes it difficult to put back on and keeping it folded indefinitely will dent the rear window.If folded when wet and left for a time mold may be attracted to your attractive new member of your family.

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#553237 - 11/01/19 03:38 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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It is more important for fit on an everflex hood but mohair gets crease marks easier
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#553269 - 11/01/19 05:27 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
Neilda Offline
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Originally Posted By Fat Wolfie

One question I do have is regards the hood.

Currently I’ve left it down as that will be the default position.

My question is should the hood be left up or down, or should I put it up but not clipped on if you see what I mean.



I have had numerous convertibles with mohair hoods.... If I am going to leave the car for more than a couple of days, I always have the hood done up and clipped shut (front and back). It help keep the hood materials at the right amount of stretch. Apart from anything else, it also keeps any debris out too.
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#553274 - 11/01/19 05:38 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Richard Wood]
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Richard W- please excuse my ignorance but what do the Wolf performance rebound spring gaiters actually do for the car/drive? Does it involve full replacement of some element of the suspension or something simply added and is it costly or well worth the investment?
Thanks
HB

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#553287 - 11/01/19 06:21 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: HeadlessBlue]
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Richard W- please excuse my ignorance but what do the Wolf performance rebound spring gaiters actually do for the car/drive? Does it involve full replacement of some element of the suspension or something simply added and is it costly or well worth the investment?
Thanks
HB

https://www.wolfperformance.co.uk/rebound-spring-gaiters.html
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#553313 - 11/01/19 08:52 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Michael P]
HeadlessBlue Offline
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Thank you for the link - so it extends life of parts rather than “improves/softens” the ride. The cost appears worth it though I guess.
Cheers
HB

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#553315 - 11/01/19 09:09 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: HeadlessBlue]
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Thank you for the link - so it extends life of parts rather than “improves/softens” the ride. The cost appears worth it though I guess.
Cheers
HB


Without some form of cover over the rebound spring, road dirt will contaminate the grease and you can expect around 10,000 miles (or less) between suspension overhauls. With a cover / gaiter, then expect in excess of 25,000 miles.
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#553317 - 11/01/19 09:16 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Paul F]
HeadlessBlue Offline
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Thanks Paul et al. Much appreciate these insights
HB

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#553318 - 11/01/19 09:39 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Great write up - as you cover more miles , whilst bonding with your car , it will get better and better as everything beds in. Lovely looking Morgan by the way. Congratulations - you have bought far more more than a car...……….


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#553326 - 11/01/19 10:20 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: HeadlessBlue]
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You could always just wrap part of a chopped up inner tube or corrugated split electrical conduit around the lower springs. Hold in place with cable ties. A simpler/cheaper option...
Also, Dave W occasionally has a stock in mohair which are quick to fit (held with velcro).
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#553341 - 11/01/19 11:21 PM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Great idea thanks Graham
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#553351 - 12/01/19 04:25 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: andymot]
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Originally Posted By andymot
- you have bought far more more than a car...……….


That’s a good line

Must remember that
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#553365 - 12/01/19 09:01 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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You get a bagful of chums as well.

I must persuade MrsW to make up some more gaiters...... innocent
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#553366 - 12/01/19 09:03 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
You get a bagful of chums as well.

Yes, just joining one big family! smile
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#553378 - 12/01/19 09:36 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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#553395 - 12/01/19 10:58 AM Re: First Drive First Impressions [Re: Fat Wolfie]
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Just realised I have very rudely not replied to Stewart S question about the road...no, didn’t go down that one (know it well!) but other similar roads. Came through Asquith which was a bit of a mistake as the cows had recently been driven through...

Thanks for advice re roof, I’ll get it put back up.

Velcro gaiters sound a good option as the Wolf ones look like you’d need to take the suspension partly apart to fit, not something I fancy doing just yet..

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