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How do you cope with the wait #554714
19/01/19 01:29 PM
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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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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554719
19/01/19 01:43 PM
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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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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: HeadlessBlue] #554728
19/01/19 02:42 PM
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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
19/01/19 02:47 PM
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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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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #554734
19/01/19 02:56 PM
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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
19/01/19 02:58 PM
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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

James


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Re: How do you cope with the wait [Re: James B W] #554739
19/01/19 03:15 PM
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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
19/01/19 03:37 PM
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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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