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How do you cope with the wait #554714
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Once you’ve ordered your first Morgan how do you cope with the wait????? Having waited (I may have said this before) for about 28 years, my build start date is Week 6.
Factory visit booked for 28th February with possible collection 15th March all being well. The edginess is affecting my working days. The edginess means I spend more time than is healthy looking at anything Morgan related (eg Dave W book, all Forum threads (so far up to page 31/721 “so have you taken...” and up page 4 of the Videos threads)). I’ve now got a ‘at to keep my ears warm when she arrives (thanks to Lady H’s mater and pater). I’ve even made a start clearing sufficient space in the garage to store her. Please advise what is recommended to pass the hours. Or should I be having regular meetings with a psychiatrist? Lady H I believe is fed up with looking across at me when we’ve got back from work and seeing me ignoring the telly, asking me a question and getting nothing more than a teenage style grunt in return coz I’ve got something important in hand such catching up with “Monday humour”. How do I get my life back? Who bleedin’ invented Dry January by the way? Ruddy stupid idea when you have the stress of waiting to cope with.
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You have been struck down with Morganitius for which there is no known cure. Your best option to spend as much time as possible with other sufferers in the hope you come to view the condition as perfectly normal. For that is what it is - perfectly normal!

Search U tube for Morgan videos and ebay for morgan books. Wander round Halfords for hours looking at car care products. Study Morgan dealer websites and prices.

Getting others in your family to accept it is another question that I know not the answer. Some attention paid to Mrs H may well be a good idea to gain bonus points once the car actually arrives! But alas the wait will be over one day...….


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: andymot] #554723
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No andymot, you haven’t helped. But a v game attempt nonetheless. Fortunately, living in the middle of nowhere we are nowhere near Halfords otherwise I would have needed an extension built to store all the cleaning things I MUST have NOW. Thank you however for your support and guidance. Clearly someone who has gone through a similar burden. How do I get any sympathy or understanding from Lady H to my plight?
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Get a map, join the Morgan Sports Car Club, and start to plan some of the events and excursions to be enjoyed come delivery time. There is a great Spring and Summer ahead. Restoration Show at the NEC, Drive It Days in April, Curborough Sprint taster day 31st March - you may not want to risk it on track in the first few days of ownership - but come along & meet/ chat with others who suffer the same illness, Donington Historic - infield parking for MSCC members, Silverstone Classic, Mog 19, days out when the sun shines, picnics, scenic runs - the list is endless. I waited 14 months between ordering & collection - inc. 3 days watching the build.ENJOY
By the way SWMBO does not "get" the Morgan and rarely comes out with me - hence although the engine may be louder it is, in fact, a lot quieter than the Fiesta on most days. I take my 4/4 shopping just for the sheer pleasure of driving her.

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554730
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Posting such queries in "The Malvern Arms" rather then the Welcome Forum grin2 perhaps...
As for coping, don't know, never bought a new one. I did have a month after selling the first one off before the present one (number 3) was ready. swmbo and I went away for a week during that period...


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: PhilRoyle] #554731
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Many thanks Phil for your time. Nope, once again my symptoms have suddenly got worse. I think I need some medication. Better check the TM site, I’m sure that’ll help. Have now started to look up the events you mention....(checks Fitbit to see what heart rate is first).
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Noted Graham.
Is there a way of switching it to the correct place?
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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554735
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start to compose a list of all the mods. you want to make (and you will want to make/add mods.....)

Then it's a case of sourcing all the various bits you will need and stockpiling them for the big day.

The NEC show is also a good tip

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Thanks James. We got Alexa this year. She is making it very easy to add things to my Morgan list (only 15 entries so far). Realise I need to get used to her first though for several months before selling the house to pay for the fettling! Otherwise I won’t get any tea. Or I will be wearing it....
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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554742
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There is always the task of finding the ideal clothing for driving your new P&J when it does arrive. This should include the wardrobe for Mrs HB.

Then there is the planning of your first touring holiday in the Morgan.

Otherwise, all you can do is mark the days off on a calendar and count the minutes.

Phil Royle’s advice re MSCC is spot on - get along to your local meeting and see what they have planned. You will also get the chance to look at other cars to help with planning further upgrades.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554752
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Just for something a little more relaxing, you could order a copy of the book "Making a Morgan" It's a great read showing the 17 day build in a blow by blow fashion. You will find it on www.velocebooks.com I think it's around £40.00


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Thanks Paul and Reg. All ideas and suggestions welcomed and taken on board. 😃
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Noted Graham.
Is there a way of switching it to the correct place?
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Hi HB. One of the moderators will move the thread - if they feel it necessary - not something that happens often! smile

Reg's suggestion is good, but you may find cheaper sellers than the publishing house.
Don't wear the pages out on DaveW's book before your car arrives! laugh2


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554784
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Spend more time on this forum HB wink
It won't shorten the wait but will help soak up the time innocent

Oh and join the MSCC and attend your local branch meet for sympathy. The six months free membership you get with your new car will be added retrospectively.


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Cheers.
Dave’s book (going to start sounding like a ruddy stalker soon) is genuinely a really enjoyable read though. It’s not often I find I can’t put a non fiction book down! To be fair the story is well told though and has a great theme running though it 👍🤓
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It must be a tough wait

I remember when I bought my first Mog on eBay and arranged to go down on the train to Milton Keynes to pick it up

I was counting off the days and the morning going down on the train was mega exciting and especially when it turned out to be a beautiful Summers day and the seller picked me up at the station in the Mog


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554794
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You have my sympathies HB, the waiting is intolerable.

Dave W’s book is an excellent pastime, I’m still dipping into now !

Phil Royle’s tip about joining MSCC is excellent, I regret waiting until the car was virtually here before joining.

As a member of the MSCC you get access to the members section of the website, where there are loads of electronic copies of the club magazine...they’re about 60+ pages long each, and should occupy a few hours .

As I joined late in the day, I’m still working through them but like all good drugs, they would alleviate the symptoms of the disease pending the delivery of the child..(sorry, Car!)

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🤣 thanks FW. How are you getting on with yours? Loved the photos on your other thread. Did you get emotional when you wrote on the car? We are getting a small engraved plaque for ours to be under the carpet behind the seats (i think that’s where it’s going).
Hope your experience is all you hoped it would be old chap
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As explained by Andymot you have been struck down with Morganitius. Having just recently taken delivery of our first Morgan I have bad news. When you finally receive your car it is almost certain you will contract a secondary condition, some times known as 'Justpoppingoutitis'. The symptoms include continually finding reasons to go out to look at the car, trying to find something to adjust that doesn't need adjusting, patting the car on the cowl, cleaning bits that don't need cleaning and similar obsessive behaviour.


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+1 for joining the MSCC. It's very sociable and there's no need to wait until the car arrives.


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Poor poor esprit!!!! 😔
I hope it hasn’t left a nasty rash? Is there a medicinal compound that would prove effacacious (if that’s how it’s spelt) or a tablet that can be taken? Does sound incurable. You have my sympathies. I hope you are not in too much pain.
With best wishes for the future
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One more tip - you could spend some time planning the 20-40 mile routes you will use to get to the shops that are less than 2 miles from where you live. You will also need such routes to dry the car off properly after washing it. And for road tests to prove each new modification or addition.

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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Once you’ve ordered your first Morgan how do you cope with the wait????? Having waited (I may have said this before) for about 28 years, my build start date is Week 6.
Factory visit booked for 28th February with possible collection 15th March all being well. The edginess is affecting my working days. The edginess means I spend more time than is healthy looking at anything Morgan related (eg Dave W book, all Forum threads (so far up to page 31/721 “so have you taken...” and up page 4 of the Videos threads)). I’ve now got a ‘at to keep my ears warm when she arrives (thanks to Lady H’s mater and pater). I’ve even made a start clearing sufficient space in the garage to store her. Please advise what is recommended to pass the hours. Or should I be having regular meetings with a psychiatrist? Lady H I believe is fed up with looking across at me when we’ve got back from work and seeing me ignoring the telly, asking me a question and getting nothing more than a teenage style grunt in return coz I’ve got something important in hand such catching up with “Monday humour”. How do I get my life back? Who bleedin’ invented Dry January by the way? Ruddy stupid idea when you have the stress of waiting to cope with.
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This might help stave off Morgan withdrawal symptoms - a blog of my own journey and Morgan addiction.

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/78408/1/Changing_Classes_and_Engine_al





Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554861
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cerealsurfer, that was one of the most exiting threads here on TM. I read every post and watched all the pics. And it was so exciting to experience all of your successes and setbacks.

HeadlessBlue, I can confirm, as suggested here, that it's a good thing to bring your wife on board (Morgan appropriate clothes, restaurant visits, perhaps a factory tour together with her? etc.)
Then she will also develop more anticipation and your impatience will be better understood or even shared by her.

I think it could be a good idea, if you have time to build your new Morgan in parallel to the factory who build yours... As Peter J. is (was) currently doing.

Have a look here.
http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/554331/1

And if you can't take it anymore, distract yourself, cook for your family who will be happy, go to the cinema or drink a good bottle of wine...which is better than morphine or other medicine.
I am also a psychologist but not a clinically therapeutic one. The colleagues psychiatrists have been very impressed by the rare but extremely strong development of Morganitius when I brought it up at one of our frequent meetings.

And together we have discussed this clinical syndrome extremely intensively. I raised it to the top of our agenda. And all psychiatrists immediately agreed that in this serious case all other topics had to be put back. Unfortunately, they have never been able to show a successful treatment. They told me that confidentially.

But that is perhaps the deep secret, nobody can really help you. This is a sign of the authenticity of a Morgan and also a sign that your life will change significantly.

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Originally Posted By andymot
You have been struck down with Morganitius for which there is no known cure. Your best option to spend as much time as possible with other sufferers in the hope you come to view the condition as perfectly normal. For that is what it is - perfectly normal!

Search U tube for Morgan videos and ebay for morgan books. Wander round Halfords for hours looking at car care products. Study Morgan dealer websites and prices.

Getting others in your family to accept it is another question that I know not the answer. Some attention paid to Mrs H may well be a good idea to gain bonus points once the car actually arrives! But alas the wait will be over one day...….


Better buy the T Shirt.....
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Morgan-Plus-8-classic-car-t-shirt-morganitis-definition-/222911684839

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554876
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You lot make I laugh a great deal. Thank you all!
Heinz- I thought my continental cousins at least would be less inflicted due to the distance but, no, clearly not.
I guess I will just have to start the “short” journey planning (the trip back home on collection has so far moved from 1 hour to nearly 3 with careful use of Bing, spring and summer hols booked to Wales and Cornwall instead of Italy and skiing hol sacrificed) and the T shirt is on order 🤣🤮🚗
Help me, Obi-Wan, you’re my only hope....
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Morning HB.

Yes, the whole experience of the Morgan so far is as good as - no , better than- expected. I just wish the weather would improve so they’d stop salting the roads!

It was a bit emotional writing on the car, definitely bittersweet...the sad thing is my dad passed 6 months before I retired so we didn’t get as much time to do car and bike stuff together as I’d hoped. He’d have loved the car and factory visit..

I think the plaque idea you have is very cool .

Have a good day!

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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
You lot make I laugh a great deal. Thank you all!
Heinz- I thought my continental cousins at least would be less inflicted due to the distance but, no, clearly not.
I guess I will just have to start the “short” journey planning (the trip back home on collection has so far moved from 1 hour to nearly 3 with careful use of Bing, spring and summer hols booked to Wales and Cornwall instead of Italy and skiing hol sacrificed) and the T shirt is on order 🤣🤮🚗
Help me, Obi-Wan, you’re my only hope....
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Can't go home without one..... woohoo


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554962
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There is one person on TM who was afflicted but seems to have cured himself judging by his posts of the last year or so.

He might be prepared to share his cure with us but I will not mention any names.


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I have a chassis number and the factory has confirmed that she is being built.

I think I’m going to be sick!🤮

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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
I have a chassis number and the factory has confirmed that she is being built.

I think I’m going to be sick!🤮

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Yep going down on the 28th- think she’ll be in the trim shop by then according to my careful (using fingers and toes) calculations.
Still gonna be sick though. Can’t remember being this excited when I got my first proper bike from Bury St Edmunds auctions in 1977 or when I got my “special” trainers with the extra thick tread that meant I could run faster than anyone else (in my head) or when I got my first skateboard with the ball bearings in the wheels etc etc etc
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Thank you Graham 🤪😝😍
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
I have a chassis number and the factory has confirmed that she is being built.

I think I’m going to be sick!🤮

HB


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Originally Posted By Paul F
Enjoy the anticipation.

Antici...pa...tion. Courtesy of Tim Curry.


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Enjoy the anticipation.

Antici...pa...tion. Courtesy of Tim Curry.


Excellent. Haven't seen the stage show for a few years. Must look out for it touring again. Best narrator we ever saw was Nicholas Parsons.


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Quality film and one of his best I think.

Having been sent some of the best photos in the world yesterday by a very nice man showing a certain chassis, rear axle and engine/gearbox (you know who you are) which sadly I haven’t stopped looking at for the last 24 hours (even losing sleep), I have been informed she is now a rolling chassis, which I assume means she can now be pushed into the next temple of dreams....

Woop woop woopidity doo!!! YAY
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HB your enthusiasm is infectious, brilliant - we shall be needing pictures at the earliest possible juncture smile


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Lawdy- you know I am like one of those hackers who can take down NASA and the Pentagon and I ain’t even trying nuttin’ except looking up something innocuous like “antidisestablishmentarianism”. And bosch, the worldwide interweb of stuff is gone. Like it never existed. And I get 10 years at her Maj’s pleasure.

And you want me to learn how to post a picture????

Why do ya think I like summat without pesky electrons.... like a Morgan?

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I'm sure the waiting will hone your photographic skills HB wink.
If you do get the 10 years volunteer to give Nick the Greek driving lessons maybe laugh2.

I bet you work for IBM really thumbs

Any problems posting pictures a few of us are more than happy with a PM from you and then you can email them to us and we will post them for you.


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Thanks Rich. I may take up that offer. Anything to avoid accidentally posting my impression of Giant Haystacks modelling a mankini....
Oh crap. I’ve let it slip again. 🥺
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Photos as posted to HB on Thursday:

Originally Posted By myself

Chassis laid down either late yesterday or first thing this morning:



All those 4 were taken at approx 11:15 this morning.
By 13:45 things had moved on a little - engine/gearbox, rear axle and bulkhead are now in place:


Last edited by Graham, G4FUJ; 09/02/19 09:07 AM. Reason: Remove build record

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Wow...that was nice of you Graham..I'm sure Headless Blue will explode with joy now !!!


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SPLAT!!!
🤮🥰💕🥳🕺🤪

Am now scratching my fingernails down a slightly chalky blackboard to distract me. Go on everyone- just picture it and try not to cringe.... it’s working.... 👍

Thank you Graham - what a top chap. To be fair, everyone involved with Morgan’s seem,to me, to be a cut above in the decency stakes. Wonder why that is?

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Oh boy HB this is so Exciting!

I could say that the time between now and delivery will fly by.......but I’d be lying laugh2 each day seemed to be a week for me!

But at least the weather will be better by the time yours lands, I’m getting really hacked off with winter!

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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
To be fair, everyone involved with Morgan’s seem,to me, to be a cut above in the decency stakes. Wonder why that is?

HB

Traditional values.


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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
To be fair, everyone involved with Morgan’s seem,to me, to be a cut above in the decency stakes. Wonder why that is?

HB

Traditional values.


I think this is why and Jeremy did say on another programme if he was fighting in the trenches he would want his comrades to be Morgan owners

https://youtu.be/WqjZlx4sRtI

This is also where the wooden chassis myth was recently perpetuated


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Here’s the full programme for anyone interested

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Fan-bloomin’-tastic.

Lady HB has just looked at me giggling and said in her specially trained for hubby voice “I am NOT doing that in that weather”. I of course politely reminded her that that is why we have ‘ats n newspapers. The fact that she’s just got back from her hairdresser having spent enough to fettle a Morgan twice over didn’t influence anything at all, no sirree....
I think I have this “wooing a lady “ lark down to a T.
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Get her an equestrian hairnet to go under her hat.

Simple.


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I like that idea Dave. Nicely secured in place with some neoprene to seal her edges and keep her watertight! 😇
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Or leave her at home !!!


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Yet another quality, erm i mean interesting idea- thanks Kev! I’ll have to make sure she gives me my pocket money first so I can get some fuel....and maybe I’ll get a packed lunch at the same time.....
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I'm no expert in the Morgan production process but on my maths going down on the 28th ( based on the chassis build up photos taken on the 7th) may be a gamble if you want to catch it in build.

Others will be far more enlightened than me on build times and factory throughput. However when I made the pilgrimage to see my car - which, on my rough calculations should have been in the trim shop, I found it just an hour away from being loaded onto the kentvale transporter. Had the M6 not been shut on the morning of my visit it would already have left!


Just thinking a trip before the 28th might be a good idea?


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Hi Andymot
Thought that might be possible over the recent two three weeks myself, frustratingly. However, when we booked the visit, due to work commitments for both me and Lady HB, we had to book a long way ahead and the dealer said we would be fine, even when I challenged the date to be careful. Consequently we ain't had the ability to change it. Love going to the factory anyway so am just going to have to risk it....appreciate the nudge nonetheless
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HB's car in the Assembly Shop this morning at around 10:20.


An hour or so later when I was conducting a tour the n/s wing was fitted with the o/s being trimmed to fit.


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Here are the others taken this morning:



Ahh, slight error - a couple more to follow...

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And, the remainder:



smile


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Aaaaaah look, she has tiny hands and feet! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.
Sigh
Blub
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Think I have a bit of dust in my eyes.....
Thank you Graham
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I feel proper posh now innit....🥰
Only the best....
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ooh HB - getting closer by the day. Great pics Graham, you are a true gent

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Some people deserve to be called “Sir G....” as opposed to Sergei (no offence to anyone called Sergei by the way).... ya know inside my head is a scary (but somewhat empty) place I’ve been told...
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Not sure about empty heads - has all sorts of connotations, particularly to an ex-mariner!! laugh2

So here we are near the end of the Assembly Shop.
For the first two, I had a tour in tow, so couldn't spend any time grabbing photos, but it was quite handy to use the car to explain some of the assembly processes (thanks HB! smile ):



I sneaked back to assembly after tour complete to get these next three:




From here the car will go into Paint. So, there won't be any updates until it heads into Trim. Hopefully I will have a tour or two and be able to photograph it over a couple of days in the Trim shop. smile


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Thanks as ever Sir G
Love the Modern Morgan approach of having an air intake running from front to back. V aero efficient 😇 and I guess my minor upgrade to a W 12 engine taken from a Bentley (or was it a Veyron) should allow me to get up the hills here in the Fens?
Looks sooooooooo sleek. Have you passed on my reassuring pats so she knows daddy is going to be there soon?????
Swoon....
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Grahams photos are better than the "Build Book" images I have of Tarka!!

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A34 Peter? Did you not pay the whole price and get an A35?

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Alistair] #560250
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Originally Posted By Alistair
A34 Peter? Did you not pay the whole price and get an A35?

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Doh... I was thinking of the road, the A34.

I believe that AMG and Austin both offer an A35, I hope I've ordered the AMG A35... not THIS


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Peter J] #560261
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Originally Posted By Peter J

I believe that AMG and Austin both offer an A35, I hope I've ordered the AMG A35... not THIS



I have seen a few hot rod and racing A35s including a V8 powered A35 van that could well give your AMG version a run for its money. And it would carry a bale of straw easily in the back.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Paul F] #560280
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Originally Posted By Paul F
Originally Posted By Peter J

I believe that AMG and Austin both offer an A35, I hope I've ordered the AMG A35... not THIS



I have seen a few hot rod and racing A35s including a V8 powered A35 van that could well give your AMG version a run for its money. And it would carry a bale of straw easily in the back.


Reminds me of the AMG Sprinter S63 that was built a few years ago. Only 503 bhp...
This is the link...
https://www.motor1.com/news/54360/mercedes-amg-sprinter-63-s-unveiled-with-503-bhp/
It would make an interesting mobile home....

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Peter J] #560294
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I'm sure you'll be very happy with the A35 Peter. I've been extremely pleased with our A class (2016 model); It's fast, comfortable, easy to drive and economical, and it's ability in heavy snow is astonishingly good.

I think the new one looks even better. I'd happily chop ours in for one, but sadly the new model not available on the French market with a motor/transmission combination that meets my requirements. I want 4matic 4WD (as I have at the moment) and for tax reasons need the emissions to be below 140g/km (which my current car does). For understandable reasons I'm reluctant to buy a diesel, and the only petrol models available with 4matic here are now the 250 and above, which all emit too much CO2. You used to be able to have 4matic with an A200 petrol on the old one.

I think I'm going to have a shufti at what the VAG brands have on offer gloomy


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #560672
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Just under one month to go.....
Couldn’t wait any longer so have treated myself to some microfibre cleaners and Meguillar detailer. Had been determined to wait but....having watched all the videos on the movie thread, looked at half the photos on the Morgan photo thread and up to page 152 of the “have you driven” thread , couldn’t bear the strain. Weird really, Lady HB would tell you that I’ve never been interested in cleaning products before....It’s like party central round our home....don’t think I’ve caused the neighbours to complain about the music yet....
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I know..the AMG A35 is due during the week commencing 18th March....

I've read all the road tests... very positive indeed and a significant improvement on the last A Class, especially the outgoing A45.
We tried the A45 and really didn't like it.

I've also got the cleaning materials preordered and it should be enormous fun. Interestingly, there is a defined "running in" requirement, with "do not exceed X rpm for the first 1000 miles and Y RPM for the next 1000". Is this because the engine is a bit highly strung?


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #560729
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Why do we do this to ourselves? It puts me in mind of very worthy and disciplined couples who decide not to indulge in the joy of full sex until they are married. They heavily 'pet' and nearly go the whole way, but not quite, if you see what I mean. A bit like reading all the road tests and buying cleaning materials.

I once waited 4 years - 4 bl**dy years for a new car once, not even a proper car, a toy car, a Caterham 21, they only ever made 50 of them, uh oh, hang on, would someone remind me how many ARP4's were made? I see a theme developing here....................


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Originally Posted By PaulJ
Why do we do this to ourselves? It puts me in mind of very worthy and disciplined couples who decide not to indulge in the joy of full sex until they are married. They heavily 'pet' and nearly go the whole way, but not quite, if you see what I mean. A bit like reading all the road tests and buying cleaning materials.

I once waited 4 years - 4 bl**dy years for a new car once, not even a proper car, a toy car, a Caterham 21, they only ever made 50 of them, uh oh, hang on, would someone remind me how many ARP4's were made? I see a theme developing here....................


I wouldnt of waited 4 years for sex thats for sure. waiting


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562587
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No words necessary but......swoon, sob.....partially naked still. She might be cold....
Visit to the factory tomorrow so what is the chance of getting any sleep tonight. Genuinely can’t wait to thank the individuals particularly who have had a hand in her build and who are partly involved in keeping the treasured and much valued Lady HB safe (no she doesn’t read TM-what a waste of brownie points).
What an exciting day. I hope it reminds all of you how you felt the first time you laid your eyes on your P & J (and of course your Morgan).
Regards to all
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Are you not going to show the other side of the car then? grin2


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #562591
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Oh pooooooo! So good they pictured it twice....
Struggled to add the second picture, will have another go (have to log on via another device to read the instructions whilst I add the picture)....
Bear with, caller....(long pitiful scream fades in distance)
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Ps she does say that is her best side....
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Yay 🤪
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Lovely colour.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562621
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That's a great colour HB have a brilliant day tomorrow thumbs


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562668
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Very exciting HB, have a great trip to the factory.

Love the colour.

Not long now until 15th party

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We’re here, we’re here. Woop woop. Awake since 5am and got here nearly two hours early. Ooops! Not long now....time for a cuppa char and a sit down in a darkened room....back laters...
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Gorgeous colour... but then I'm slightly biased!


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562765
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So. She’s alive I tell you, ALIVE!!!! V emotional day seeing her in the flesh for the first time (with big thanks to Phil from AW, and Graham (great to meet you sir)). Not sure if it would bore people to upload too many pictures so will just post some. If that is too many, am v sorry for any offence. Exhausted back home now after 6 hour round trip plus 2 hours or so at the factory. Worth every ruddy second 🥰😍







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Looking great and coming together quickly now, thanks for sharing the shots and your enthusiasm it's great to see thumbs

Won't be long now.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562790
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Looking great
Nice colour
You must have been chuffed to bits


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562792
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What colour is that - it looks a bit familiar.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Paul F] #562796
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And one last one from last thing today (thanks G). Amazing progress from those amazing people working on her since lunchtime. The colour is Bentley Velvet Red- I can provide the paint code if anyone wanted it....The whole build experience is the result of overwhelming stuff from all involved and is inspirational in terms of the care and effort put in by the master craftsmen. It is humbling to watch it in person. I tried to shake anyone’s hand who stood still for more than a second! We should be proud of such a great British institution. I am (of course I know everyone on TM is)
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I would like to add that, despite multiple factory tours, until you actually follow a single car, I had no idea that so many people work on a single car at the same time in different areas. Whilst we were wandering around we saw not only the main chassis/body with at least 4 people at various stages sorting both trim and engine but as we continued on we found bits of bonnet, number plate panel, door panel bags, cowl and lastly some marvellous chap screwing the clear indicators into the front of the wings whilst standing in front of the SP1 with a door off (I think that was it was called-an amazing piece of work). It was genuinely a real buzz finding different bits as we walked. Although it may seem to some a little “old fashioned” in terms of lack a conveyor belt type system, I was completely reminded of how this approach was a significant part of why I am loving the whole Morgan experience. I cannot recommend a visit during the build highly enough and, all things considered, I could not have wished for a better day to visit. I was lucky and, literally, I suspect, a day either side would not have given me as much enjoyment! Thank you so much to everyone at the factory who helped to make our day so special (not forgetting Liz in the cafe who provided delicious sausage baps so early in the day!). This is a once in a lifetime experience for me which is why I am so effusive.
HB

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It's good to see the factory still making magic for new owners.

I took MrsW there on our 30th Wedding Anniversary, after a stop off at Prescott.

She had no intention of doing the factory tour, but after seeing the new cars outside, she was hooked.

Less than four weeks later I had my Roadster........


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562811
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Great pictures HB, lovely colour and thanks for sharing


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #562827
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Well HB your excitement is palpable and I’m thrilled skinny for you. happy3

Your car looks fabulous and IMHO you can never have too many photos. It’s so cool to be able to see your actual car in creation .

I especially like the picture of the guy watering it to make it grow rofl

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Originally Posted By Fat Wolfie


I especially like the picture of the guy watering it to make it grow rofl


Caught them watering the magic Morgan beans


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Stewart S] #563026
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Thanks FW and Stewart. Is that why so many people associated with Morgan’s are called Jack?
Ordered John’s storm cover today so gradually building up bits that, without which, the new Florence will be unable to go out clubbing overnight......
Got a chap tomorrow coming round to quote for new, more secure (and electric) garage doors. To replace ones that are starting to rot away a little (coz it didn’t really matter before).
Two weeks tonight I shall be sleeping in a cold garage!!!!! But hopefully with....new, more secure (and electric) garage doors.....oh, and all being well, Florence 😇 Please don’t tell Lady HB- she may well suggest it becomes a regular thing.....
HB

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And so, the final page 3 visage.....
She is beautiful, it’s wrong on every level....

A ticker tape parade awaits.....
HB

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Huge congratulations. I remember well our final visit to the final finish shop, soon be three years ago, to see Tigger at that stage.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #563255
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Cool! Looks just great - congrats from Ireland


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #563268
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Conratulation from Germany.

A very nice colour!
It must be a great feeling to see your personalized new car in the final finish shop!

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It certainly is BMG 😆😍😋🤗
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Great thread HB, you’ve done the right thing immersing yourself in the experience, the level of access afforded and the friendly enthusiasm of all involved are the most valuable products Morgan offers, and it’s all included free with any car purchased!

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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
And so, the final page 3 visage.....
She is beautiful, it’s wrong on every level....

A ticker tape parade awaits.....
HB


I think you are exhibiting all the signs of the true Morgan parent. Being so involved with the process is like having a new baby... don't worry, the final stages of the delivery process will be far less painful and very soon she will be home, safe and sound.
Only then will you really start to get to know her: all Morgans are slightly different, which is why she will be yours, and only yours!

The next photos we want to see will be of Florence on your drive!!


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What a lovely colour. I hope you enjoy the Morgan experience. It sounds like you are hooked.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #563325
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
And so, the final page 3 visage.....
She is beautiful, it’s wrong on every level....

A ticker tape parade awaits.....
HB


Cracking colour.

I remember the wait for both of my Morgans..... very exciting! smile


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She looks fabulous, not long now until the next stage of the adventure smile


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #563353
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Thank you everyone
Spent another few hours tidying up a bit more space in the garage this morning. It’s amazing how much “stuff” gets dumped in cardboard boxes and left untouched going back to childhood years. Which then takes even more time trying to decide what really can get chucked!!
Time for a bite to eat, a glass of red and a chill in front of the fire for a breather 😇 . Don’t want to rush these things of course- it took just over 50 years to build the junk up in the first place...
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Originally Posted By Peter J

The next photos we want to see will be of Florence on your drive!!

I won't be doing the camera for those! laugh2
I have enjoyed the opportunity to grab a few shots during the build process smile


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What? WHAT?
You’re not? Inberlievable (sic). I sense a lack of commitment in that statement Graham! Extraordinary.
Well I am befuddled and quite frankly flummoxed.
You realise that means I’m going to have pay for lessons on how to take photos and leave the interweb of things intact. Hurumph.
Joking aside, as you know, I am so grateful for way you went above and beyond with all your photos and it really took my excitement to a whole new level. It brought the build process to life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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rofl

I'm sure you'll manage camera with that fruit phone Mark laugh2
It was a pleasure to get photos during the build - I was asked a couple of times whether it was my car!
All the guys were quite amenable to me taking piccies smile
Now all you have to do is get the car home thumbs


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Hi Graham
Whilst acknowledging a minor thread drift due to lack of traction control, may I ask what you sense , in your opinion, general feeling is from the guys on the shop floor who build our beautiful cars to both the Plus 6 and the change in ownership? I hope they are ok with it all as I know particularly the latter can be unsettling....
Thanks
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Not spoken to any today Mark, so no idea really.
At the Plus 6 unveiling for staff on Thursday afternoon, there was a lot of interest in the new car.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #564200
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Was that the I was there? Can’t believe I missed it.... Did you get to see it with them after your tour? I hope so old chap after what you do for the company.
Cheers
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Yes Mark, I did see, and hear the new car last Thursday. grin2 happy3


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How cool is that 🕺🍷😝
Nice one. Well chuffed for you!
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smile Thanks Mark. Have to say it was definitely worth waiting around for the additional time, to see the new car and to hear more information about it smile


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So HB, this time next week eh woohoo drive

Hope the next 168 hours not drag toooooooo much waiting

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And there was me trying act all cool, calm and collected. EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is it really? Had no idea. Spose i’d better start thinking about it then. If I can fit the thinking time into my diary. Coz I’m a very busy man ya know FW. Not much spare time to think. I’m sure I’ll work summat out. Tum te tum 😇😇😇😇😇🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮😎
Now off to draw a bar through another hour on my calendar. (She is due at dealers on Monday for various upgrade bits).
Ps does yours have one or two exhaust pipes or a side pipe? I only ask coz I tried to reply to something that had been posted on this thread but both my reply and one I was responding to suddenly were both deleted which has thrown me. Typical me and tech .....

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I just have the one exhaust exit, at the back on the right hand side (as opposed to the right side side if you see what I mean).

Interesting that you lost your post, maybe there was a glitch this pm cos I posted something on another thread but it didn’t appear, and didn’t show in the “my stuff” area either. I just assumed I’d got fat fingers ( well, I am fat Wolfie...) but maybe not...

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After all this and the excellent 'in build' pictures it's getting to me now. The waiting is unbearable and it's got nothing to do with me laugh2. Anyway we'll look forward to you first impressions. Congratulations!


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Hi Tom
Thanks for your comments. I am so excited I have come down with man flu over the last couple of days.
I need a tonic and that tonic is called Morgan!!! All I have at the mo (and this image I accept may be somewhat ridiculous) is a brand new storm cover (which arrived yesterday) to wrap over my head whilst I sit in a reclining chair, wearing new driving gloves and a hat with ears, making broom broom noises.
I wonder why so many for sale signs have appeared either side of our house????
Yours in Sniffington near Sniffshire
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144 hours and 16 minutes, 14 seconds to go.
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Thanks for the compliment re: photos Tom grin2

Mark, from that description, I'm guessing swmbo has locked you away in a darkened room?? laugh2


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Who said that?

Go on, who’s there?

I can hear you breathing. Or is that wind?

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I must lay off the curried beans...


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Well HB if the man flu still has you in it’s grip next week, feel free to get in touch and I’ll get your car for you innocent laugh2

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Awwww shucks. Thanks Fat Wolfie. Sniff sneeze sneeze sniff ache ache.
That is very magnanimous and generous of spirit. Mates rates?
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It's a very similar feeling to losing your virginity.

Just saying.


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What - man flu?!
I must remember that next time!


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Originally Posted By Rob Thornton
What - man flu?!
I must remember that next time!
I don't remember being that ill....but it was a long time ago.


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Awwww shucks. Thanks Fat Wolfie. Sniff sneeze sneeze sniff ache ache.
That is very magnanimous and generous of spirit. Mates rates?
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Mates rates - but of course!

But in fear of catching such a dreadful disease I’d best keep the car at my house..

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That will be fine.
As long as I can give you my fettling list to complete whilst she’s in your care. There are only 24 things on there so should only cost about £20k.....
You are such a decent man Fat Wolfie. I’ve been saying that for many years ya know.....
Top man- hope to meet up one day so I can thank you in person for all your hard work....
Thanks in advance ....😇👍
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue

121 hours 55 minutes and 12 seconds to go!
HB


I've got 18 days to go before I get D-Oh, the Banana Boat A35
That is .... 430 hours..... goodnight


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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
That will be fine.
As long as I can give you my fettling list to complete whilst she’s in your care. There are only 24 things on there so should only cost about £20k.....
You are such a decent man Fat Wolfie. I’ve been saying that for many years ya know.....
Top man- hope to meet up one day so I can thank you in person for all your hard work....
Thanks in advance ....😇👍
HB


Ah, I’ve just remembered I’ve got a library book due back Friday so looks like I can’t help you out after all oops

I’m sure you’ll be full recovered by the end of the week and can’t wait to see the pictures cloud9

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Hopefully only 88 hours precisely to go....
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Alexa tells me (completely unprompted- I’m sure like Lady HB she has mysterious mind reading abilities) that there is 61.7 hours to go!!!!! Florence arrived at the dealers this morning. She has now had her PDI from them and they are doing one or two bits as requested at time of order. I would say I’m getting restless but I’d be lying as that has been the permanent state since ordering back in October. 🤪
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I can't wait. The suspense is unbearable. Time to go back and look at the 'in build' photos again!


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I KNOW

41 hours 38 minutes and 15 seconds to go.

Deep deep breath required!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your empathy and understanding at this difficult time.

HB

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Best of luck HB do post a few photos --I'm sure Graham wont mind if they are at least as good as his!!!


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Is it tomorrow???


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Thanks Robbie
There may be a v slight chance a photo may be posted!
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OH YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good luck tomorrow HB. 'Enjoy' - as they say!


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Thanks Rob. Weather looks crap but I am confident that there will be sunshine in my heart....🧀

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Ah yes HB, in all the recent tips about driving Morgans nobody mention the need to dress for the prevailing weather!! To me that is all part of the fun throughout the year.


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Have a great time tomorrow HB thumbs

It's all about the journey and in your case the wait as well, yours has been a very pleasurable shared journey which has added lots to the forum clap

Your enthusiasm is infectious keep us all up to date with your findings, safe journeying.


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How exciting!


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566269
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Good morning HB, as Richard says, we’re all excited for you, it looks set to be nice day in NE Scotland, fancy a detour?

Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: +8Rich] #566283
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Thank you Richard and everyone!

After a very unsettled night I gave up trying to sleep at about 5am. Utter waste of time- might as well have run a marathon. Watched some F1 free practice instead. Why is it, now that I am supping my first cuppa char of the day, that I am now ready for a snooze????
Florence is now insured and has a number plate that has made myself and Lady HB chuckle coz we sound like proper country bumpkins saying it out loud (more laters). We have researched personalised plates ending in MOG but it would have delayed things.
Train booked from Stamford to Bedford via Leicester (apparently I won’t get to see the Alps unlike my last journey which is a disappointment). Now gotta wait to go to station. It’s too much to bear. Think I might go and unpack and repack the rucksack of “stuff” (lots of hats, scarves, detailer, towels, microfibre cloths etc) for the 15th time...
HB

Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566290
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Are you going to wear a cummerbund? If you're going to eat a pastie on the way home you'll need something to catch the crumbs.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566294
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Phew! At last! I couldn't have taken another day of waiting. Enjoy it!


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: SFG] #566297
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Was thinking more a cravat, matches my sense of style. Note to self - must grow moustache to match cravat...
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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Esprit] #566298
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Nor me Tom.
Pacing up and down feeling bilious.
That’s it. Had enough. Going to station.
Why aren’t my legs working properly? Why am I sweating? Am I sick? Perhaps I should postpone....
Will maybe post a note later....😇🤮🤪👍🥺🤓🥰🤧😳😝🤣🚗🥳
Ciao for now
HB

Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566299
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Hurrah !!!!

A special day indeed..we can all remember our first trip to get our special cars !!!


HEAR THOSE THROTTLE BODIES ROAR ….UNEXPLODED BOMB !!!!
Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566302
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Indeed we can. Like I said, losing your virginity.


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566329
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I think tomorrow we should all make into a Headless Blue Drive It Day!!

Show solidarity to a great guy who has give us all enormous pleasure!

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566332
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Have a fab day HB, very much enjoyed the vicarious journey so far! Wish you, Mrs HB and of course Florence all the best!

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Fat Wolfie] #566342
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🤣 re previous comments.
Journey so far....sitting at Leicester station waiting for connection to Bedford.
Think I need oxygen/diazepam/whisky. Bluddy British Rail seem to lack these resources (please excuse my language but I am not myself today).
And breath. (Poor Lady HB I say)
Back soon....
HB

Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566353
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Well done HB - we are all feeling the excitement now grouphug thumbs

Have a safe journey back home, I hope you have better weather than us at the moment.


Regards Richard

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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566485
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Hi honey - I’m back!!!!!!!!
Will do a new thread later in Classic Morgan section (need to eat and drink since not had a thing since 10.30 this morning). And now need to move away from the “Welcome “ section.
But v briefly (for me)...
Wowowowowowow! 100 miles. 3.5 hours. Top up most of the way as the wind etc was horrendous. Last 15 miles top down. I can’t begin to describe the sheer exhilaration. I am exhausted but ecstatic and everything else beginning with ex.

I cannot thank everyone on TM enough for your support, guidance and more than anything else, patience during my journey to today. I hope to meet you and thank you in person (admittedly Oz may take a week or two). You have made so much difference to both myself and Lady HB - she even says I spend my whole time smiling when I’m looking at TM
Thank you
HB and Lady HB



Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566495
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What a beauty HB love

That is a fantastic colour thumbs. Merlot on wheels smile


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566502
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Your new lady-friend is home!!

My A35 is delayed 2 weeks... mad2


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566504
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Looking great
Nice to have a bit of space around the Mog in the garage as well
Handy for tinkering
It’s a bit of a squeeze in mine


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Peter J] #566507
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Originally Posted By Peter J
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My A35 is delayed 2 weeks... mad2


- try one of these in the meantime!...

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/3/a35/

grin2


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #566518
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Looks fantastic. Glad the trip went smoothly. Congratulations!


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Congratulations - You can relax a little now!
It is a good time of year to take delivery with the greater part of it ahead of you and the prospect of better weather than you experienced on your first journey. Car looking really good too!


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Rob Thornton] #566544
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Thanks Rob n Tom.
Have tried to encapsulate today on new thread, now that I am an experienced Morgan owner. There I’ve said it - I jest of course about the experienced bit but I am now a Morgan owner too. The start of a new episode in my life.
HB

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Hi HB, it's morning on the day after taking delivery so I assume the very first thing you did was to go to the garage and check on Florence love. Follow up visits at ten minute intervals are regarded as perfectly normal behaviour by Mogsters. laugh2


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🤣
Have been out four times today so far, honestly! One of those visits lasted 2 hours though....am drained today though as was too excited/full of adrenaline to get much sleep. Thought waking up Lady HB going out the garage at 5am may not be viewed positively this early in my new relationship with another female😇
I am floating and no drugs needed.
Although they maybe cheaper than the Morgan
👍
HB

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What a great story and now the finale'! She looks epic!

Many Congrats. :>)


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #567087
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Just remember to monitor your mileage for the first year!

Most people set a limited mileage policy up thinking they will not use the car that much. The first year tends to be a lot higher as you learn it. So the 3000 miles set gets eaten up in the first two months. Given we have summer coming soon (I hope) you may need to keep an eye on it. Most policies will extend without a fight.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Alistair] #567094
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Thanks Pete and Alistair.
I agree re the mileage...we are likely to be at around a thousand after next weekend and 3000+ probably by the end of April. Have gone for the 5000 limited mileage but checked at the time with broker for process and cost of extending to unlimited if we need to - only likely to add about £60 to the annual cost so we will keep an eye out over the next few months
Cheers again
HB

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