Click here to return to the home page.
Morgan Aero 8
Who's Online Now
15 registered members (GBpluseight, Jon G4LJW, RedThree, M3W55, yobtaf, PaulV, John V6, mph, Saxonian, Mogdavid, pandy, MOG 615, woodsy, thierry242, westgardronning), 168 guests, and 21 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 322
John V6 289
Peter J 149
TBM 147
Newest Topics
exploded compressor vid.
by Luddite. 18/01/21 07:59 PM
2019 Plus 4 Freon?
by Morgan Atlanta. 18/01/21 04:46 PM
Audi fresh out of chips
by +8Rich. 18/01/21 03:38 PM
Starting - Battery?
by Amrum. 18/01/21 12:57 PM
third brake light wiring?
by Hogzilla. 18/01/21 02:12 AM
Mystery Wire
by OhioM3W. 17/01/21 11:36 PM
Surplex adjustable rear shocks
by Mark H. 17/01/21 10:50 PM
Latest Photos
Two Approaches to the Easy Up Hood Stay
Vaccine is totally safe
Boddam and Ravenscraig
First post
Steam loco build
Newest Members
PH1954, HJF, Valespecial, Berlin, Spizz Oil
7327 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics40,290
Posts671,111
Members7,327
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
BertR, KennethM
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #658956
28/08/20 08:42 AM
28/08/20 08:42 AM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 110
Scotland
KevinMcR Offline
L - Learner Plates On
KevinMcR  Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 110
Scotland
Just checked my emails and have found my original response from John Bellenger at Allon White confirming they cannot reuse the rear glass. Will PM you a copy Viper.

Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #658958
28/08/20 08:45 AM
28/08/20 08:45 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,625
Buckinghamshire
NickCW Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
NickCW  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,625
Buckinghamshire
Interesting, will have a chat and see what they say.

If it is indeed the case I wonder what the factory will say, as they remade loads of these hoods originally and kept the glass - unless they had to replace it of course but had spare glass available at the time..


Aero 8 S1
M3W - Green Shark

"What we do in life.. echoes in eternity."
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #658968
28/08/20 09:20 AM
28/08/20 09:20 AM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 110
Scotland
KevinMcR Offline
L - Learner Plates On
KevinMcR  Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 110
Scotland
If that is the case Nick I wonder if the factory could remake the original gangster hood and put in new glass? I think though I was told the original hood was made by another company who no longer provide them as not viable cost wise.

Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #658977
28/08/20 09:32 AM
28/08/20 09:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,541
Newcastle Upon Tyne
James B W Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
James B W  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,541
Newcastle Upon Tyne

- perhaps we could get a 'Group Buy' for new S1 hoods*. innocent

I reckon we could be up to 4 or 5 already with perhaps more if the price was 'reasonable' ** ......

James

* the hoods are probably all slightly different and therefore bespoke doh

** I mean reasonable by MMC standards of course

James


Aero8 , Series 1 - Boston Green
Range Rover Evoque S
Smart Brabus Convertible
Honda Monkey Z125
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #658978
28/08/20 09:33 AM
28/08/20 09:33 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,688
A
aerotaff Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
aerotaff  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
A

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,688
That might well be the case Nick, on my first S1 i t had flaps around the door like a trad which was great unless you were really marching on but on my present car it has the round water channel which looks really good but totally useless with a quarter inch window gap all the way around and half inch in the corner unless you force the rubber seal in to block it. Fortunately we always drive with the roof off and carry a roof cover when parked with the roof up. As an aside I find the Aero guite unpleasant with the roof up the clunk from the transmission is accentuated with all sorts of other little creaks and morgasisms the only plus point our little westie can strech out behind the seats.

Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659063
28/08/20 03:27 PM
28/08/20 03:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,546
Sevenoaks,Kent
Viper Offline OP
Sir S1'a'lot
Viper  Offline OP
Sir S1'a'lot
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,546
Sevenoaks,Kent
I’d be up for whatever it takes but want to keep the glass

I’d like to drive it without worrying about water ingress too much is it does so much damage.

My last S1 was pretty watertight though it didn’t have the glass so assume it was a replacement


2000 Plus 8 4.6
2002 Aero 8 S1
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659096
28/08/20 05:06 PM
28/08/20 05:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 3,173
Yorkshire
CooperMan Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
CooperMan  Offline
Talk Morgan Addict

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 3,173
Yorkshire
Just a thought, could you use the original rear Glass as a template & have some Polycarbonate ones cut ?


Jon M
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659110
28/08/20 06:35 PM
28/08/20 06:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,546
Sevenoaks,Kent
Viper Offline OP
Sir S1'a'lot
Viper  Offline OP
Sir S1'a'lot
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,546
Sevenoaks,Kent
I’m not sure why the glass is an issue when it’s surrounded by a rubber seal.

Why can’t that be cleaned up?


2000 Plus 8 4.6
2002 Aero 8 S1
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659118
28/08/20 07:01 PM
28/08/20 07:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 3,173
Yorkshire
CooperMan Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
CooperMan  Offline
Talk Morgan Addict

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 3,173
Yorkshire
Originally Posted by Viper
I’m not sure why the glass is an issue when it’s surrounded by a rubber seal.

Why can’t that be cleaned up?


Is it because they stitch through the seal into the mohair seam, if so just replace with a new rubber


Jon M
Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659120
28/08/20 07:34 PM
28/08/20 07:34 PM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 110
Scotland
KevinMcR Offline
L - Learner Plates On
KevinMcR  Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 110
Scotland
From the email I had the pertinent section is as follows

"....We can make new hoods for the Aeros but I’m afraid that the original glass cannot be re-used and replacements are not available. The problem is that the glass was originally prebonded into a section of mohair hooding material which was then used in the construction of the complete hood. It is not possible to cut out the old glass and rebond it into new Mohair – it’s a specialist job requiring specialist equipment and the company (BAS) who did the job originally for Morgan have no interest in remaking these sections of the hood........."

Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  TalkMorgan 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1