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Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate #612362
14/01/20 03:45 AM
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Just curious if anyone is missing their center aluminum plate that goes between the two floor pan panels and covers the underside of where the drive shaft is? One of the cables runs underneath a frame rail and it looks like would interfere with the panel so maybe the factory left off the panel due to fitment. My dealer thinks it fell off but don’t believe it was ever there. Plus I am not missing any bolts underneath.

The only reason I know the panel is missing is when I was working on installing the Bleazey mounts the instructions said to remove the panel that was not there. I went into the Morgan parts diagrams and sure enough there is a part in the drawings. My Morgan is a 2017.

Appreciate you guys checking Your Morgan’s to see if you have the panel so I can be more informed.


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Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612363
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If you have changed the Chassis on 2012/2013 model the new Chassis the center Plate is missing

Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612372
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Yes, they stopped fitting that plate ages ago. It definitely wouldn't be fitted to a 2017 model.


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Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612397
14/01/20 11:19 AM
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It makes you wonder about the knowledge base at your dealers when they think the panel, that has not been fitted to M3W's since 2014, has fallen off! ooo

Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612403
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Interesting. Wonder why they quit putting the panel as it seems like a good idea.


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Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612416
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Originally Posted by 2Sharp
Interesting. Wonder why they quit putting the panel as it seems like a good idea.

Maybe to keep the bevel box as cool as possible?


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Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612420
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Speaking of a cool bevel box.... On gold wings (my experience is with the 4 cylinder ones) there is a rear end that is basically a bevel box (we call it a pumpkin). It only holds a small amount of oil. And yes they get quite warm going 70 mph in 90-100f degree weather. No one worries about them over heating which is a concern I hear again and again on this forum. I cannot imagine the M3W bevel box runs hotter than a gold wing pumpkin. So I am not sure why there is such a concern about the bevel box. I am not trying to be cheeky, but it is something on my Gl1000 I do not worry about, so I am not sure why I should on the M3W?


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Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: rcmatt] #612431
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Originally Posted by rcmatt
but it is something on my Gl1000 I do not worry about, so I am not sure why I should on the M3W?


I think concern over the bevel box goes back to some of the early cars that had a misguided oil additive put into the box which tended to clot up and stop lubricating the internals with the attendant risk of failure. So long as the oil with the additive was flushed out of the bevel box that risk of failure is largely gone. The noise from some (many!) of the bevel boxes is different and does appear to be worse once it is up to temperature but whether or not cooling the box actually helps with the noise is a bit of a moot point. It certainly makes things more complicated if you want to add in an oil cooler and pump.

Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: 2Sharp] #612436
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that makes sense. The first GL1200's had some poor done stators and so the whole 1200 series had a bad reputation (yes I had to change the stator in our 1200 when it was 30 years old).

I do agree the bevel box whines a lot, but that may be in part that it is right behind the seat and there is a lot of "body" to keep the sound in.


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Re: Missing Central Aluminum Floor Plate [Re: rcmatt] #612447
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[quote=rcmatt I do agree the bevel box whines a lot, but that may be in part that it is right behind the seat and there is a lot of "body" to keep the sound in. [/quote]

That could be the case, but I don't think it is, as some BB's are quiet but most are not. If you have a noisy one, then as it is practically in the car with you, it will be heard.

My first M3W had a BB that was as quiet as the grave, the 2nd one sounded like the devil was having a party around the grave, especially if, as has been said, it was up to temperature, say after half an hours main road running.


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