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2018 Roadster #555949
25/01/19 10:33 PM
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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

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #555950
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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.


Regards Richard

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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #555954
25/01/19 10:57 PM
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PM sent.


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1967 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #555986
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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.


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
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1960 Velocette Venom
Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556127
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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

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556136
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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?


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556139
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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

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: Richard Wood] #556151
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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..


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: BobtheTrain] #556253
27/01/19 06:31 PM
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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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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556860
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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!

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556868
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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.

Last edited by Ray; 30/01/19 11:16 PM.

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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556879
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Agreed!
Brakes only, how can I get? I sure don’t want a 2018 Roadster as a lawn oderment

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556918
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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.


Richard

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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #556978
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Richard I have NEVER received any pm from you

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #557006
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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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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #557024
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I am sorry, was thinking it went to my email.
Sorry

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #558260
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I found the information got car inspected. Got tags. 65 degrees here yesterday driving with hood down

Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #558269
06/02/19 03:28 PM
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Congratulations......now enjoy!


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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #558271
06/02/19 03:46 PM
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Glad you got a result. Enjoy drive


Richard

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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #558324
06/02/19 06:51 PM
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Brilliant news. Now you can really enjoy your new pride and joy.


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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #558338
06/02/19 08:16 PM
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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 ?


Regards Richard

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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #558349
06/02/19 09:31 PM
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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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Re: 2018 Roadster [Re: ed bradley] #563024
01/03/19 08:06 PM
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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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