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#556627 - 29/01/19 07:57 PM Time to fess up!
Northernmorgan Offline
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Registered: 22/12/18
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Loc: Northern England
At the end of the year I decided to give up on TM. I’d sold my Morgan and was looking elsewhere and had sadly upset Richard which I certainly didn’t want to do....and for which I apologise most sincerely.

Of course, even without a Morgan, after many years of being on the forum almost daily, I found it hard to pull away.....I know a lot of you and still have a fascination for what is coming out of the factory in the near future. So I have had a fresh start and come back.

I’ve been searching for a replacement to Nero over the past few months, from Healeys to TR3s and TR4s but nothing has rocked my boat so far. I’ve tried them and enjoyed the experience but been disappointed at the cars I’ve seen....perhaps I’m just a fussy bugga or more of a Yorkshire lad than Lancashire and want value for money!

You may remember I posted my idea of a four wheeled M3W some years ago. It’s a project I would have loved to have done if I had the facilities. I have actually considered an M3W if I found nothing else.



BUT......close. This turned up on my doorstep this morning...well the promenade. All the way in lousy weather from Kent. A 1936 Austin Seven Ulster rep.😳🤓



I’ve always rather lusted after them after watching them compete at Prescott and Shelsley and seeing a couple at Goodwood Revival started me thinking again.
I don’t want a classic to tour in any longer, Wen’s SLK is fun enough and more practical for that. But I want something to fettle, fiddle with and have fun in the lanes around here.
And this will be most certainly fun!

And Kev will approve.....it’s only got aeroscreens and no weather protection 🤓. A tonneau cover is on the cards though.......and a supercharger.......one day!




Toot toot 🤓

John (Jays)
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#556630 - 29/01/19 08:14 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
deano Offline

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Good luck with it John. It certainly looks like a lot of fun and this year's Christmas presents are bound to include all weather equipment.

PS. GREAT to see you back John


Edited by deano (29/01/19 08:16 PM)
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#556631 - 29/01/19 08:15 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Stewart S Offline
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Looks very fun Jays

How come you you’ve registered afresh with a new TM username?

Have a slipped unsuspecting through a worm hole into a parallel universe?
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#556632 - 29/01/19 08:16 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
ewn Online   content

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I love those things, you’ve found a real gem there. drive

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#556633 - 29/01/19 08:18 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
nick w Offline

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Brilliant. There's plenty of fun to be had there.
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#556634 - 29/01/19 08:20 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Stewart S]
Northernmorgan Offline
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Registered: 22/12/18
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Originally Posted By Stewart S
Looks very fun Jays

How come you you’ve registered afresh with a new TM username?

Have a slipped unsuspecting through a worm hole into a parallel universe?


Thought I’d start afresh Stewart. New life up here, new car.........new man 🤣
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#556640 - 29/01/19 08:38 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
DaveW Offline
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Welcome Back, although you never really left did you!!!!! grin2

The one car similar to this which I love is the M Type Midget.
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#556647 - 29/01/19 09:04 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Paul F Offline

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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
That really is a lovely car.
Oh for an extra space in the garage.
Welcome back.
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#556652 - 29/01/19 09:12 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
auster Offline
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Can completely understand you falling for that wonderful device Jays. So much fun to be had there. And welcome back.
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#556653 - 29/01/19 09:15 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Paul F]
BertR Offline

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Nice to see you back, Jays!
I am very curous how you will progress with your new toy, a fresh start.
Cheers,
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#556660 - 29/01/19 10:04 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
James B W Offline

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welcome back John; love the 'new' car thumbs

James
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#556663 - 29/01/19 10:12 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
RedThree Offline

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Another welcome back and I do like the new toy.
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#556664 - 29/01/19 10:13 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Looking forward to hearing your drive reviews Jays , no harm in trying something different .
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#556665 - 29/01/19 10:18 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Glad you've come out at last !!!!

Love your new car...a real man's car.

Open air driving in all weathers is magical..Im sure you have suitable wet weather gear and goggles amongst your biking gear.


Have fun !!
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#556666 - 29/01/19 10:22 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
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That looks great fun!
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#556701 - 30/01/19 08:04 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Smart J!
Thanks for the additional photos here - I expect more of course, and tales of Sevening in the Lake District & points northern!
Good to see you posting thumbs
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#556707 - 30/01/19 08:36 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Great choice. I'd be happy with Nippy or even a Chummy wink
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#556717 - 30/01/19 09:32 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Richard Wood]
Northernmorgan Offline
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Loc: Northern England
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Great choice. I'd be happy with Nippy or even a Chummy wink


And a Chummy it was when originally built 🤓
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#556723 - 30/01/19 10:21 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Fat Wolfie Offline
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Registered: 11/10/18
Posts: 97
Loc: West Yorkshire
That new car looks a lot of fun .

Hadn’t seen your rendition of a 4 wheeler before, I’m sure that would be very popular if Morgan ever made it..

Good luck with the new chariot, hope to read tales of it and more pictures in the future

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#556724 - 30/01/19 10:53 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Peter J Offline
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Brilliant, John!

My friend John has one, original, with supercharger and unpainted: just black and grubby aluminium!

He reckons his car will do 75mph, but 50 to 60 is "fun" He also says that the brakes can work very well, but need frequent adjustment and if they won't adjust you need the inside of the drums skimmed and new shoes.

It is impossible to make the engine 100% oil tight, so a drip tray is needed.....
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#556731 - 30/01/19 11:48 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Peter J]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Nothing wrong with a motor that marks its territory, Peter! grin2
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#556732 - 30/01/19 11:50 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Heinz Offline

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Nice to have you back, John. That car looks like great uncompromising joy. thumbs smile

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#556734 - 30/01/19 11:53 AM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Northernmorgan Offline
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Loc: Northern England
Yep...the first drip on my garage floor! It’s now drained of all the water it collected on the way up and is drying out nicely.

I haven’t counted the louvres yet but I know I’ll be way below you guys.....well apart from Stanley perhaps. But Stanley certainly has a LOT more torque without any argument 🙄
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#556738 - 30/01/19 12:20 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
Richard Wood Offline
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Nothing wrong with a motor that marks its territory, Peter! grin2


There speaks a true Land Rover owner laugh2
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#556748 - 30/01/19 01:39 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Richard Wood]
Paul F Offline

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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Nothing wrong with a motor that marks its territory, Peter! grin2


There speaks a true Land Rover owner laugh2


If its not leaking it means that there isn’t any left. Simples.

In the mid 80’s I visited a LR showroom and the new and unregistered Range-Rover in their showroom had a pool of Hypoy-90 underneath it. We all know what the salesman said when I mentioned it: “They all do that sir”.
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#556779 - 30/01/19 04:42 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Paul F]
Budster Offline

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Originally Posted By Paul F


In the mid 80’s I visited a LR showroom and the new and unregistered Range-Rover in their showroom had a pool of Hypoy-90 underneath it. We all know what the salesman said when I mentioned it: “They all do that sir”.


Power steering fluid?
They also had ‘porous’ water pump housings.
ooo

And northernmorgan, as for Stanley’s torque; I’m glad that the legend has spread!
wink

Anyway, back to the original topic.

Nice one Mr S. You’ll have fun with that.

ps Glad it’s not an Amilcar, or I would have been very envious.

(My Dad had a Gordon England Austin 7 in the 1930s.)
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#556817 - 30/01/19 06:39 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Budster]
pandy Offline

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Nice one John !!

The car looks a beauty. I'm sure you'll have loads of fun with that.
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#556968 - 31/01/19 03:31 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Budster]
Northernmorgan Offline
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Loc: Northern England
Originally Posted By Budster


ps Glad it’s not an Amilcar, or I would have been very envious.



Ah yes......we saw some nice ones didn’t we. Probably my favourite 🤓😍
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#556985 - 31/01/19 04:20 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
Budster Offline

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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By Budster


ps Glad it’s not an Amilcar, or I would have been very envious.



Ah yes......we saw some nice ones didn’t we. Probably my favourite 🤓😍


doh

Just realised your change of site name Mr S.
Bit slow today.
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#557387 - 01/02/19 11:25 PM Re: Time to fess up! [Re: Northernmorgan]
BertL Offline
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'Welcome back!' from a cold and very wintery Canada..... cold
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