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Help! #599758
17/10/19 03:40 PM
17/10/19 03:40 PM
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NeilL Offline OP
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Hi everybody

Well long time since I posted on TM. But here I am.

Since you last heard from me life has been interesting to say the very least.

Of all the issues I have faced the biggest has been Prostate Cancer. I was formally diagnosed in Feb/ March as having aggressive tumours in my Prostate.

The blighter was removed ( involving a Robot!) on June 11th.

Since then it’s been a successful road into remission. I feel v lucky that the Cancer was removed before it had spread.

Yes I have ongoing issues but for now ...no cancer...phew!

Anyway enough about my nether regions.

I am hoping to buy a Morgan. Yehhhhh!

My problem is that I do not think I can afford a 1997 or later car.

So am faced with the choice of a Steel Bulkhead car. This is making me nervous!

I want to avoid buying a car only to find the Bulkhead is rusting and the potential costs of restoration.

Sooo.....your best advice would be most welcome.

It feels good to have posted this -and a big HI to all my MOG pals.

Cheers

Neil happy3

Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599761
17/10/19 03:51 PM
17/10/19 03:51 PM
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Welcome back Neil! thumbs
Glad to hear things are working out.
Condition of bulkhead really depends on how a car has been looked after, obviously. There will be a good number out there with perfectly acceptable steel bulkheads.
Good luck with your search.


Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'06 Saab 9-3 Convertible
Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599762
17/10/19 03:58 PM
17/10/19 03:58 PM
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Cant give any advice on the MOG but big fist bump for ridding yourself of the big C
Looking forward to seeing whatever you end up buying

Good luck Neil cheers


Bonesie

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Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599763
17/10/19 04:02 PM
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Good to see you back Neil cheers


DaveW
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Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599766
17/10/19 04:15 PM
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Glad you are back Neil, I did wonder if you were all OK


2013 M3W
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Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599772
17/10/19 04:35 PM
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Congrats on your recovery process NeilL, as an owner of an 86+8 all be it restored circa Y2K, I can confirm that Graham is correct that there are bound to be Morgans out there like mine with no corrosion on the bulkhead, there are bound to be many more out there similar.

Good luck in your search.. thumbs

Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599777
17/10/19 04:51 PM
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Great to see you back, Neil! I posted on your other thread about CVH engines. Personally I wouldn't worry about a rusty bulkhead, most Mogs are pretty pampered. Easiest way to check is the most vulnerable area, which is at the side of the bulkhead under the rear of the wing.


Tim H.
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Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599778
17/10/19 04:53 PM
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Neil,

good to hear from you.
Even better to hear that the Robot worked and you have been neatly separated from the tumour.

As to a Plus 8, I think that the ideal choice is possibly a car that has already had the steel bulkhead replaced with a stainless one.

All the best...

Peter


Peter,
V8s are best....
Tarka the 'Otter Mog....2014 Plus 8
AMG C63 Estate.


Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599782
17/10/19 05:05 PM
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Good to see you back Neil and great news that they have sorted out your nether regions and all is clear.

There are several cars around at the moment that fit the bill but as you know they are all subject to close inspection and a good test drive.
I have just spotted this one on Devon which might be a possible for you 1980 4/4 4 seater


Regards Richard

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





Re: Help! [Re: NeilL] #599785
17/10/19 05:12 PM
17/10/19 05:12 PM
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Great to hear your on the mend. As to the bulkhead, hopefully you can find a genuine seller who won't mind if you look behind the carpet or trim in the foot well and door posts. Look there and it should be obvious if there is any corrosion present in the bottom bulkhead.PS where it bolts to the chassis.

Last edited by Ray; 17/10/19 05:15 PM.

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