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Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559009
10/02/19 12:45 PM
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I guess changing the steering wheel for the later type would be relatively easy - I just looked at a photo of the later one which looks much better. Thanks for the info about the weight: my brother reckons the weight on the steering of the older +8's would drive me nuts: it is better on the Aero version?

If you find yourself on the A38 to Plymouth, I am only 5 mins off the road so come for a cuppa - I'm mostly home Fri-Mon.


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Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559033
10/02/19 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted By Cineman
I guess changing the steering wheel for the later type would be relatively easy - I just looked at a photo of the later one which looks much better. Thanks for the info about the weight: my brother reckons the weight on the steering of the older +8's would drive me nuts: it is better on the Aero version?

If you find yourself on the A38 to Plymouth, I am only 5 mins off the road so come for a cuppa - I'm mostly home Fri-Mon.




The Aero +8 has power steering... just about perfect load.

I may be going down to Oakhampton next month, so we could arrange something!


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8


Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559034
10/02/19 03:36 PM
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Why not take a trip to Berrybrook?


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Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559038
10/02/19 03:54 PM
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I drove one of the first bmw plus 8s and an Aero (was it a supersport?) at a factory open day. The plus 8 had (for me) noticeably better handling. The roads were very slightly wet. I had trouble keeping the aero in a straight line when applying power whereas the plus 8 was fine and, in fact, fabulous.
The very calm factory representative (who was soon to be MD) said, very gently as we were sliding in the aero "We've only got one of these...". The aero I'm talking about was a white coupe, not sure of the actual model name.
Nick

Last edited by nick w; 10/02/19 03:56 PM.
Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Ray] #559044
10/02/19 04:06 PM
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Suggest you pop along to BerryBrook or give them a ring. They are having an open day shortly (no details currently on the website) so no doubt you'll be able to try whatever's available.

Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Roady] #559065
10/02/19 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted By Roady
Suggest you pop along to BerryBrook or give them a ring. They are having an open day shortly (no details currently on the website) so no doubt you'll be able to try whatever's available.


I received a mail shot last week advertising an Open day on 15th June with 10% off all shop items, excluding parts it says.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green
1994 Connaught Green +8





Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559090
10/02/19 08:24 PM
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Thanks Peter - that's the kind of detail I was looking for. I think your dash and colour scheme looks fine - not trad but OK and your steering wheel acceptable!!
I was very interested in the fact you regard the car as a "daily" - I would find it hard to say that of the Roadster as in the end it is skittish - fun & engaging but not relaxed.
Sounds like the Aero Plus 8 is quite different in that regard - primarily because of the chassis I assume.
Drop in for a cuppa if you are travelling down the A38 to Plymouth.. we're just 5 mins off the road near Ashburton.
Cheers
Oliver.


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Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559097
10/02/19 09:09 PM
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Oliver - Peter has also owned a Roadster V6 prior to his Aero +8 so he has experience of both. Worth a chat over that as well I suspect ?

The Aero chassis brings a lot better traction, handling and braking. The long pedal travel also acts like a reasonably sensible traction control. I have only had a couple of sideways moments and knew I was pushing it in the prevailing weather.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: Cineman] #559143
11/02/19 09:51 AM
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maybe the new 'widebody' will be at secondhand AeroPlus8 price-levels

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/morgan-enjoys-record-year-in-2018/39577


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Re: Morgan S1 Roadster versus Modern Plus 8 Trad [Re: 1560] #559145
11/02/19 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted By 1560
maybe the new 'widebody' will be at secondhand AeroPlus8 price-levels

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/morgan-enjoys-record-year-in-2018/39577


Difficult to imagine I fear.

New chassis to Amortise.
New Engine\ turbo\ ultra sophisticated electronics to get working.
What The Market Will Bear pricing policy


Brian
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