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Best Modification to your Morgan #669661
29/10/20 08:20 AM
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Lancashire
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Looking at the modifications Ive made to my own Morgan, many are cosmetic but if you were to choose the best 3 modifications what would they be and why?

Surprisingly mine are not the most expensive.

1/ Brake reaction bars. They stopped the front end shuddering and I can drive it faster on uneven roads Cost £40

2/ LED brake/tail lights and DRL sidelights. I have these on my everyday car and feel its important to be seen Cost £30

3/ Upgraded wiper blades. Look and work better Cost £10 each



Rob

4/4 Sport Grey

Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669667
29/10/20 09:20 AM
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My 3 are at the other end of the scale price-wise.

1 SSL 5 Link rear suspension. Transforms the handling of my +8.

2 Allon White Easyfit Hood. (but mine was originally the pram hood) No longer worried about driving in the rain.

3 Librands tubular exhaust system including manifolds, silencers and tailpipes. Released so much more power, torque and a much more satisfying V8 rumble.


Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
Ex-John McKecknie/Mike Duncan 1955 +4 racer.
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669669
29/10/20 09:24 AM
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Northants, UK
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Done a ton of mods, but my favourites are:

1)Smartscreen Wipers-makes wet weather driving much more bearable £60
2)Uprated heater - keeps me warm £150
3) Seat retrim with electric heaters - warm and much more comfortable. £720


1972 4/4 4 seater - 3G Morganeer
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669670
29/10/20 09:29 AM
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Sevenoaks,Kent
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I’ve done loads on my Plus 8 4.6. Best 3?

Removal of bumpers and fitting front underbelly jobbie

Full hairy exhaust System with tubular headers and decat then 3” straight cut tailpipes for deeper and crispier sound

Upgrading the GEMS Ecu thingy.


2000 Plus 8 4.6
2002 Aero 8 S1
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669672
29/10/20 09:33 AM
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Preston, Lancashire
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I've only made one modification to mine - and not in a tearing hurry to make many more as I like my motors "as supplied" mainly

I fitted Librands Brake Reaction Bars 2 weeks ago (one Saturday when it wasn't raining.......)
So easy
No need to drill anything as they line up directly with an existing nut / bolt on the chassis / tub joint line

Was surprised it was such a noticeable difference - much more of a "solid" feeling at the front end

Which did get me thinking about a panhard rod....... but do I really "need" one for burbling round the roads?

Last edited by Saxonian; 29/10/20 09:34 AM.

Ian S

2019 Sports Green Morgan Plus 4
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Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669675
29/10/20 09:41 AM
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Chester, UK
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1:- Modified the seats, heater elements fitted and tilted the runners

2:- AVO shocks front and back (as part of full suspension rebuild but that's not a mod)

3:- SiFab Ali Radiator etc

worthy mentions:- brake reaction bars, door check opening thingies, storage tray under battery cover

Already had Librands tubular exhaust with side exit pipes and roll over bar (which I dont like but guess it adds some safety margin)


94 plus 8 in Westminster Green - I think!
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669676
29/10/20 09:43 AM
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
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SSL front and rear suspension - already had 5 link

Dedicated LED headlamps

Custom aluminium tool tray

Here is the full list

Instrument and switch surrounds painted silk black
Phoenix round convex side mirrors
Caterham wiper arms and wipers in matt black
Grill, overriders and headlamp rims powder coated silk black
LED headlamps fitted with DRL
Lower kingpin gaiters and lower steering bearings
Rear woodwork including tool tray cover painted Sadolin black
Custom stepped aluminium tool tray
Clear front and rear indicator lens with orange bulbs and reflectors added to rear
K & N slab airfilter element
EBC green stuff front brake pads
Focal front speakers, 3.5 inch rear speakers added in side panels by seats
Twin tone air horn
Wolf Sport front valance with GT grill, retaining overriders
Krazy Horse convex medium size rear view mirror
4 inch cold air intake fitting added to airbox
SSL rear dual rate adjustable coilspring/damper units
SSL RS front suspension kit/adjustable Spax dampers
Bracing bar for front overriders
Ice blue LED in clock illumination
Step strip fixings replaced with stainless
Front wing mount screws replaced with stainless
Fabricated detachable bonnet stays fitted with stow clips
Shorter stainless seat mount bolts fitted to increase ground clearance
Brake calipers painted red
Stainless exhaust clamps
Universal steering rack gaiters fitted
Leather trim added to sidescreens
Moto-Lita 13" woodrim steering wheel
Aero Racing side exit exhaust pipes
Stainless exhaust mount bobbins
Clear LED indicator repeaters
Red stop/tail light and amber LED indicators behind clear lens
Number plate illumination LED's
Reversing and fog lights fitted with dual colour LED's and wired to allow dual operation for each
Indicator repeater buzzer fitted


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669677
29/10/20 09:54 AM
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1. Hole in the gearbox cover to access the front propshaft grease point.

2. Replace the Lucas alternator with a Japanese unit.

3. SiFab aluminium radiator.

4. Twin Weber 40s.

5. Tool tray beneath parcel shelf.


1972 4/4 2 Seater
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669682
29/10/20 10:03 AM
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Suffolk
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On this one so far having owned it since Sept.
* Brake reaction bars
* LED side lights, headlights, brake lights
* Librands foot locker
* Indicator buzzer
* HoE stainless edge strips to the quarter panels to stop scratching the leather
* Chrome bezel for the Cobra light
* Remote greasing from Wolf Performance

There is more to come.


JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
2014 Brooklands Edition Roadster "Brookland's Belle" #5 of 50
Re: Best Modification to your Morgan [Re: RobCol] #669688
29/10/20 10:21 AM
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Perthshire Scotland
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I have a lot of modifications on my Morgan I just like spending my pocket money on it .
The best 3 : Williams Remap ,Avo shocks front and back and Sifab Ali Radiator .
The Bad : Librands manifold with 200 cat ,failed its MOT ,now back to factory manifold .
On the plus side Librands did send me a 400 cat FOC , I'm just wary of fitting it in case I have a problem at MOT time .
I am thinking of having the manifold ceramic coated and then fit it after the next MOT .


Jimmy
2015 4/4 Sport Green
2018 VW Tiguan
1969 Morris Minor Traveller
2006 Smart Brabus Roadster
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