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#555949 - 25/01/19 10:33 PM 2018 Roadster
ed bradley Offline
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Registered: 03/05/16
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Maybe going over my limit today on posting. 2018 Roadster have been through the State Police inspection, registering and getting temporary plates. Went this morning to have a Maryland State Safety inspection done. They were up able to inspect the car because it is not in their data base or did they have any specs to compare to. I need the following: it can just be from an existing car or the factory, but must be correct.
Need brake or drum new specs and discard specs. The ball joint or kingpin depending on what is on the car, need horizontal and vertical play.
Thanks

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#555950 - 25/01/19 10:39 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
+8Rich Offline

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Good luck with this - can Bill or Denis help out with this ?

Failing that there are TM members that work at the factory and maybe will jump in and help you overcome this administrative task.
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#555954 - 25/01/19 10:57 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Richard Wood Offline
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PM sent.
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#555986 - 26/01/19 09:40 AM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Richard Wood Offline
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Hi Ed,

Kingpins are nominally one inch (24.5mm) diameter. Front brake discs 280mm diameter, rear drums 220mm.

Note that UK type approval document for latest 5 link variant shows this regarding maintenance:

16. ACCESS TO VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
Section not applicable to cars produced in 'Small Series'


I would expect therefore that generic wear limits would apply during testing especially regarding king pin/bush given the relatively unique sliding axle front suspension i.e. wear may not be detectable with suspension unloaded.

Check out this thread also PM sent.
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2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
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#556127 - 26/01/19 10:11 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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I believe what is needed is rotor, front brake pads, rear brake shoe thickness. Also the vertical and horizontal dimension of the play in the kingpins
Thanks

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#556136 - 26/01/19 11:11 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Richard Wood Offline
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I think if your authorities are asking for vertical play limits with the kingpins they have not taken on board just how this relatively unique suspension system works.

Can your dealer not help with the other stuff?
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2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
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#556139 - 27/01/19 12:03 AM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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i have asked, waiting for answers. They tell me that have to contact Morgan Motors, due to time difference it was too late Friday

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#556151 - 27/01/19 09:25 AM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: Richard Wood]
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Originally Posted By Richard Wood
I think if your authorities are asking for vertical play limits with the kingpins they have not taken on board just how this relatively unique suspension system works.

Unique or not unique..
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#556253 - 27/01/19 06:31 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: BobtheTrain]
CooperMan Offline

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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
I think if your authorities are asking for vertical play limits with the kingpins they have not taken on board just how this relatively unique suspension system works.

Unique or not unique..


It's Richards theory of relativity laugh2
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#556860 - 30/01/19 09:56 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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State is looking for "printed" data from the manufacture. I am striking out in trying to find something "official"
I really need some help on this. My temporary tags expire next week!

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#556868 - 30/01/19 11:10 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Ray Offline

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Surely if there is no movement there is no movement . I would have thought it would be only MMC could give official details of something like this.


Edited by Ray (30/01/19 11:16 PM)
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#556879 - 31/01/19 12:11 AM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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Agreed!
Brakes only, how can I get? I sure don’t want a 2018 Roadster as a lawn oderment

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#556918 - 31/01/19 10:37 AM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Richard Wood Offline
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I would have thought your supplying dealer would have an obligation to supply this data.

Having said that and the UK stance with "small series" manufacturers such as MMC, not requiring them to publish maintenace data, you may be left with only generic wear limits as hinted in my PM to you.
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2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
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#556978 - 31/01/19 03:59 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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Richard I have NEVER received any pm from you

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#557006 - 31/01/19 05:43 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Richard Wood Offline
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Originally Posted By ed bradley
Richard I have NEVER received any pm from you


That's strange confused2

Forum software definately shows a personal message I sent to you although I admit it's still flagged as unread.

Have a look at this downloadable document on latest Roadster type approval. You may find something to help your case. Note also section 16!
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2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1967 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom

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#557024 - 31/01/19 06:54 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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I am sorry, was thinking it went to my email.
Sorry

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#558260 - 06/02/19 02:54 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
ed bradley Offline
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I found the information got car inspected. Got tags. 65 degrees here yesterday driving with hood down

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#558269 - 06/02/19 03:28 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Northernmorgan Offline

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Congratulations......now enjoy!
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#558271 - 06/02/19 03:46 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Richard Wood Offline
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Glad you got a result. Enjoy drive
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2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1967 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom

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#558324 - 06/02/19 06:51 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Paul F Offline

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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Brilliant news. Now you can really enjoy your new pride and joy.
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#558338 - 06/02/19 08:16 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
+8Rich Offline

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Great to hear you are on the road properly now enjoy your miles woohoo - are you the first Roadster in the States to be registered under this very recent ruling ?
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#558349 - 06/02/19 09:31 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
Stewart S Offline
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Phew!

I was getting a bit worried at one point that you might not get hold of the info you needed

Great news though

Wishing you many miles and smiles
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#563024 - 01/03/19 08:06 PM Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley]
MGDave Offline
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Loc: South Ontario, from Lancashire...
Glad to see your finally on the road, where are you located? There’s quite a few Morgan owners located in the Detroit and Ontario area.
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