Click here to return to the home page.
Image of a road.
Who's Online Now
20 registered members (M3W55, Graham, G4FUJ, Hamwich, 2Sharp, IcePack, dogmog, Paul F, Craig Jezz, John07, Scrambledsignals, Wirewheel, +8Rich, clubsport, PJB, LightSpeed, andymot, KEVFITZ, planenut, dherdebart, Heinz), 424 guests, and 93 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 253
John V6 200
Hamwich 127
lowebird 107
Newest Topics
LEDGERWOOD XMAS BASH
by KEVFITZ. 07/12/19 05:11 PM
Two aircraft carriers now.
by +8Rich. 07/12/19 04:33 PM
1000 miles
by PhilRoyle. 07/12/19 03:43 PM
Time to listen to Sir David.
by +8Rich. 07/12/19 02:51 PM
Trackday - Snetterton 18 May 2020
by BuyBritish. 06/12/19 07:43 PM
Track Day - Snetterton 18th May 2020
by BuyBritish. 06/12/19 07:40 PM
Moving on, perhaps.
by Tim W. 06/12/19 07:30 PM
Latest Photos
Great Weather in Felixstowe
New M3W
Krazy Horse today
Mid 80`s  +8 oil cooler install
Morgan in Pembrokeshire
Newest Members
mgmog, lumpy, A-bit-of-a-geek, Gazza7, hagen111
6777 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics36,760
Posts594,543
Members6,777
Most Online723
Dec 5th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
M3W Homebuild #604170
19/11/19 05:05 PM
19/11/19 05:05 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
PA, USA
R
Rob82 Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
Rob82  Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
R

Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
PA, USA
Hello,
I am in the process of building what will be my version of a M3W. I am hoping some of the members here can help me with various bits about theirs. I would love to just purchase a real Morgan, but I don't see that being a financial possibility in my lifetime. I am, however, pretty handy with design and fabrication so I figured I could build my own for a fraction of the cost, and know I will be able to work on it and get the parts when the time arises. I have purchased and read the book, Build Your Dream!: The process and thinking behind building a replica Morgan 3-Wheeler. I would like my version to be quite a bit different though.

Base/Donor bike is a BMW R1100RT. I intend on using the factory Paralever (shaft drive), ABS and gauges.
Intermediate housing between engine and transmission is my design and will NOT use or require a compensator due to the engine selection
Transmission is a Mazda Miata NB 5 speed
Transfer case (in place of the M3W Bevel Box) is my own design
Basic vehicle dimensions will be similar to a M3W with the exception of mine being wider as I am a bit on the wide side myself and want to be comfortable.
frame will be steel tubing TIG welded and body panels will be aluminum and composite.

I'll post a few pics once I figure out a way to get the file size down to the 1kb limit.

If anyone on here has done what I am trying to do I would love to hear from you!

Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604179
19/11/19 05:46 PM
19/11/19 05:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 21,574
Devonshire
+8Rich Online content
Member of the Inner Circle
+8Rich  Online Content
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 21,574
Devonshire
Welcome Rob, that is quite a project you have on there way beyond my level of knowledge or abilities, good luck it will be good to have pictures.
Have you tried the TM site for photographs, it downsizes automatically and walks you through each step of the way https://www.tm-img.com/login


Regards Richard

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





Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: +8Rich] #604186
19/11/19 06:41 PM
19/11/19 06:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
PA, USA
R
Rob82 Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
Rob82  Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
R

Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
PA, USA

Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604187
19/11/19 06:44 PM
19/11/19 06:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 361
M3W55 Online content
Learner Plates Off!
M3W55  Online Content
Learner Plates Off!

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 361
Good luck. You will find a wealth of engineering expertise on the Three Wheeler section of the site. There is nothing that some of the boffins there cannot design and fabricate.

Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604189
19/11/19 07:22 PM
19/11/19 07:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
PA, USA
R
Rob82 Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
Rob82  Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
R

Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
PA, USA
A few figures I know I am looking for are

Flywheel weight, with or without clutch pack
interior width across the seats
approximate width of center console

Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604191
19/11/19 07:34 PM
19/11/19 07:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 21,574
Devonshire
+8Rich Online content
Member of the Inner Circle
+8Rich  Online Content
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 21,574
Devonshire
If I might make a suggestion Rob I think you will get a better response to your questions if posted in The Three Wheeler section of the forum thumbs


Regards Richard

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





Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604194
19/11/19 07:48 PM
19/11/19 07:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,120
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
Gambalunga Offline
Member of the Inner Circle
Gambalunga  Offline
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,120
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...


Peter

[Linked Image]
Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604196
19/11/19 07:52 PM
19/11/19 07:52 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,120
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
Gambalunga Offline
Member of the Inner Circle
Gambalunga  Offline
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,120
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
That puts in the required img tags in square brackets - see above.

The forum software limits embedded images to 10 per post.

This is the last one.

[Linked Image]


Peter

[Linked Image]
Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604197
19/11/19 07:57 PM
19/11/19 07:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 13
Cumbria UK
Jays ex Nero Offline
New to Talk Morgan
Jays ex Nero  Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 13
Cumbria UK
You plan to use the shaft drive (Paralever) from the donor BMW. Any reason why you are not using the BMW bevel box rather than constructing a transfer box?
Intriguing project...I’m really looking forward to seeing some progress photos in time!

Last edited by Jays ex Nero; 19/11/19 07:57 PM.

Jays. Ex Morgan owner.
Re: M3W Homebuild [Re: Rob82] #604200
19/11/19 08:09 PM
19/11/19 08:09 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,120
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
Gambalunga Offline
Member of the Inner Circle
Gambalunga  Offline
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,120
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
John. If he is using the MX5 gearbox he needs to shift the output to one side to line up with the rear bevel drive. An easier option may be to use the BMW box but then you don't have a reverse gear. Some of the trike people use an electric motor for reverse and there is also a little reverse drive box available.


Peter

[Linked Image]
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Aeroman, Simon 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1