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Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648323
03/07/20 12:26 PM
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Australia - NSW North Coast
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Francis, a warm welcome from Sydney, Australia


A Morgan Identified Fastidious Owner...
2011 4/4 Bespoke, 1981 Delorean, Auburn Boat Tail
Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648337
03/07/20 01:14 PM
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Suffolk Uk.
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Francis, is this your first project or are you a serial rebuilder?

Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648348
03/07/20 01:55 PM
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Welcome Francis, seems you may have jumped in and in the hope of learning to swim afterwards, which would seem to be a tad risky.

I am the proud owner of a restored mid 80`s +8 and thus congratulate you on the seemingly fortunate/wise choice you have made, the second of which was joining this forum. Looking forward to more input from you and of course a pic or two would be nice.. And if you can work your way through to doing that, sorting an old Morgan out should be a piece of cake... thumbs

Good luck.

Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648384
03/07/20 03:32 PM
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Hi Francis. I have a 1980 +8 - happy to share photos if you are stuck on any part of the rebuild


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Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648403
03/07/20 04:45 PM
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Beaumont de Lomagne, France
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Hello Francis, welcome to the world of Morgans, and in particular the +8. I really enjoyed my 1978 +8 and currently have a 1985 +8 four seater being built at New Elms. Very easy cars to keep on the road and fantastic spares supply as already said. Also, I'd recommend going the MSCC, loads of suppliers advertise there and you're also likely to find some bits from private sellers at very reasonable prices.

Cheers


Philip

4/4 4 seater 1974 (to be replaced soon by in-build 1985 +8 4 seater)
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Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648456
03/07/20 08:25 PM
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Another 1980 Plus 8 owner here. Rebuilt mine completely over the last three years. Parts from all over.
Had a phone call this week to say that the retrim is ready at Allon White but as I live in the one area of England currently locked down, I will have to delay the gratification of seeing it finished.

Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648618
04/07/20 06:30 PM
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
welcome in the Morgan world.
You are a brave guy starting with a project car...
Good luck with the project and hopefully you get along with mechanical topics.
You will learn loads about part fitting;-)

Miklos


1985 plus 4 four seater
1992 Peraves ecomobil
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Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648690
05/07/20 06:23 AM
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North of Stamford, UK
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Big welcome Francis and I hope your challenge is a success
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Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648849
05/07/20 08:12 PM
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Northern Germany
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Welcome frome northern Germany and have fun with your project!

When you're done with you will get to know the next step of joy... woohoo


2005 4/4 1800ccm Duratec and a lot of HONDA CX500.......
Re: Hello just joined and bought a plus 8 [Re: FrancisD] #648882
06/07/20 07:02 AM
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Cotswolds
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Cotswolds
Hi Francis, and welcome to the frond. I've found loads of help on here for the Mog specific bits. Your RV8 is a well revered lump, well catered for everywhere, from enthusiast pages on e.g facebook- good for 2nd hand parts - to all manner of specialist engineering company's.
I'm sure you'll have lots of fun along the way , looking forward to the pics! Best of luck Phil


"DOT" 35th Anniversary Edition Plus 8- family owned from new. Rolls Royce Pewter.
06 Saab 93
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