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Modern Morgan dashboards.. #558615
08/02/19 01:56 PM
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As a S1 2005 Roadster owner I have the white dial dashboard with rev counter and speedo in front of me. As I am toying with the idea of swopping to a modern Plus 8 trad, the pictures of the dash with the speedo and rev counter in the centre of the car really put me off (and I would miss those white dials..).
I am interested in what owners of these dashboards think about this.. perhaps they are great in the middle of the car without the rim of the steering wheel to get in the way.. or have Morgan been daft in sticking to this design?
Thanks,
Oliver S.

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Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558619
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Hi Cineman,
I had a GDI plus 4 and the speedo was the furthest dial away from the driver, without taking your vision away from the road it was impossible to see the speedo, also the small markings for the KPH were impossible to see, the plus 4 I had (2005 duratec) and Aero 8 had speedos in front of the driver so you could glance and see the speed instantly, unless you are racing why would you want the speedo so far away?? just one of the niggles I had with the GDI plus 4.
I'm sure the dials could be re finished in white or cream, I had a roadster dials re finished through my dealer in cream.


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Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: exbiker] #558628
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Originally Posted By exbiker
Hi Cineman,
unless you are racing why would you want the speedo so far away??

Perhaps because 70% of cars are exported?

The speedo position used to vary depending on which model you owned. IIRC the 4/4 had the speedo nearest the driver and the +4 and Roadster the speedo was furthest away in RHD cars. I believe that the 3.7 Roadster instruments are a package from the Mustang and are set up for LHD. I can't comment on the latest +8.

Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558629
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As Morgan is a bespoke car maker, you'd think they could make the dashboard to suit left or right hand drive, it's not as if the dashboards are bought in bulk from an outside supplier is it??


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Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558631
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Originally Posted By Cineman
As a S1 2005 Roadster owner I have the white dial dashboard with rev counter and speedo in front of me. As I am toying with the idea of swopping to a modern Plus 8 trad, the pictures of the dash with the speedo and rev counter in the centre of the car really put me off (and I would miss those white dials..).
I am interested in what owners of these dashboards think about this.. perhaps they are great in the middle of the car without the rim of the steering wheel to get in the way.. or have Morgan been daft in sticking to this design?
Thanks,
Oliver S.

Borghi in Milan will do you a custom dash and probably even lend you a car while they do the work.



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Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Max5] #558634
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On my '76 4/4 the speedo was furthest left away from driver, with the quad gauge oil/fuel/amps/temp nearest with the tacho ahead of the driver.


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Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558636
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I suffer the Speedo being way over to the left on my RHD Plus 4. How easy (or difficult) is it to swap the Speedo with the rev counter which is at the straight ahead position?

Any advice on this would be most welcome. Apologies if this amounts to tread drift
Bob.

Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558641
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It's not really tread drift...(sort of car analogy?)... however, my question is:
"...perhaps they are great in the middle of the car without the rim of the steering wheel to get in the way.. or have Morgan been daft in sticking to this design?"
ie those of you that have this dashboard - do you love it?
Oliver.

Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558643
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Originally Posted By Cineman
(and I would miss those white dials..).

I have just had my DB7 changed to white dials for under £160. Excellent job. Let me know if you need the chap's address.


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Re: Modern Morgan dashboards.. [Re: Cineman] #558644
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My 2014 4/4 has the speedo furthest away from the driver and rev counter nearest.

I have fitted a GPS speedometer on the steering column cowl. Cut the end off an old “Tupperware” box to give me a right angle tab which fitted the device and then used glue pads to fix it to the column cowl. It is glued on to a place where the glue residue will be out of sight should I ever decide to remove it. Power comes from a USB socket wired in to the radio circuit (and therefore switched on the key).

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