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#558457 - 07/02/19 04:24 PM Roof fastners
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My wife and I got caught in a severe shower this morning and after 13 yrs of top up top down motoring decided to put the roof back down after the shower without undoing the wheel tensioner or the fastner's. The result, ripped the faster passanger side out quite cleanly the drivers side took the fabric plus about a quarter of an inch of ply wood. What a donkey we could have driven home with the top up like every other Mx5 owner but no its a Morgan top down is a must. Anybody else done similar or am I the only spanner .

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#558462 - 07/02/19 04:53 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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I would hate to say you are a spanner aerotaff, that sort of mistake is in the wings waiting for all of us at some time.
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#558474 - 07/02/19 05:42 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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One of a number of potentially damaging actions available to any unwary Morgan owner!

The one that sticks in my mind was the owner of a Plus 4, I met a few years ago.
He was trying to remove a head restraint, which was requiring some effort.
On it releasing from the seat, he failed to have a secure grip.
The head restraint flew into the air, before landing, stem first, on the rear panel!

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#558527 - 07/02/19 10:10 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Sorry this happened Em, we are all just a step away from these sort of happenings and they make you feel mad at yourself I know.
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#558541 - 07/02/19 10:56 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Five cut down cocktail sticks and some epoxy in the voids the fastners are back on Rich . The material around the fastner looked a bit manky anyway a job for a later date. The car is now water tightish ready for the Devon rain....Ha.

Em

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#558543 - 07/02/19 11:02 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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That was quick work Em, the weather is looking better by the minute at the weekend for you boys and girls. weather MO

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#558546 - 07/02/19 11:17 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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I love Devon and Cornwall Rich if we get good weather it will be a bonus.

Em

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#558547 - 07/02/19 11:20 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Originally Posted By aerotaff
Five cut down cocktail sticks and some epoxy in the voids the fastners are back on Rich . The material around the fastner looked a bit manky anyway a job for a later date. The car is now water tightish ready for the Devon rain....Ha.

Em
. Cocktail sticks and some epoxy?? Always said it was a kitcar. Have a good weekend all of you.wish we were with you. Sure the sun will shine, after all you are TAFFMOG.


Edited by Ray (07/02/19 11:23 PM)
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#558548 - 07/02/19 11:39 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Hope to see you out and about in the yellow peril soon Ray and the remote greasers on your brand new knee are working properly.


Hwyl Em

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#558597 - 08/02/19 11:52 AM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Em.....we could call in at Berrybrook.
Mind you it could prove expensive!
I just had a mailshot from them with a brochure.
Hmmmmm.
What cars do they have there? spend

Just had a thought......do they know I will be in the area?
How?
Spooky! :ghost:


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#558598 - 08/02/19 12:03 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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They close half day Saturday Phill, but we could call in on the way home tuesday. Its an early start as it is we cant really ask people to go an hour earlier. As we live so far into Wales were nearly in Ireland......

Em

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#558599 - 08/02/19 12:05 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: sospan]
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Originally Posted By sospan
Em.....we could call in at Berrybrook.
Mind you it could prove expensive!
I just had a mailshot from them with a brochure.
Hmmmmm.
What cars do they have there? spend

Just had a thought......do they know I will be in the area?
How?
Spooky! :ghost:


If you go to Berrybrook, make sure you visit their steam engine shed.
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#558601 - 08/02/19 12:24 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: Budster]
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Originally Posted By Budster
If you go to Berrybrook, make sure you visit their steam engine shed.

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#558602 - 08/02/19 12:37 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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The fist time we called Phill bought his eight the second a motalita and the last time one of the guys bought four spanking new wires so there's a bit of a theme going on. I very nearly bought a beautifull cream roadster we don't need a steam engine as well...


Em

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#558606 - 08/02/19 12:49 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Em, it would be nice to have a steam engine in your boat....I can see it now chugging out of Saunderfoot harbour.


Edited by Ray (08/02/19 12:50 PM)
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#558616 - 08/02/19 02:01 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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That's the trouble with Taffmog west no steadying influence at all and the older members are getting dafter as they get older, now go for lie down nurse will be around shortly.


Em

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#558621 - 08/02/19 02:24 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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We have had a class for steam cars at Prescott one meeting a few years ago. grin2
Couldn't get much of a noise reading from them though...
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#558630 - 08/02/19 02:51 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Originally Posted By aerotaff
That's the trouble with Taffmog west no steadying influence at all and the older members are getting dafter as they get older, now go for lie down nurse will be around shortly.


Em
don't mind a she nurse, as long as it's not you dressed up ln Lyn's work outfit again. scared
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#558656 - 08/02/19 04:54 PM Re: Roof fastners [Re: aerotaff]
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Ray beware. He hasn’t returnedit after the last time!
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