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Newish member #673842
20/11/20 07:14 PM
20/11/20 07:14 PM
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Brian G Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
Brian G  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2020
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Hi all
I have been a Morgan owner for 1 month now. Picked up our 2008 Roadster on the 21 October from Bell and Colvill and decided to drive it home (about 5 miles) with the top down. Wife following. Halfway home the heavens opened, couldn’t stop to put the roof up due to traffic and narrow roads so carried on. All ok until stopping at junctions or for roadworks (where is the soap dish situated please). When I was about half a mile from home the middle wiper arm flew off as I was negotiating a roundabout. Parking quickly I alighted from the car (not elegantly I might add) and wandered around in the middle of the road until the arm was retrieved. As the rain had stopped we carried on home parked in the garage mopped up the interior and after inspection no harm done.
I have been a member of “talkmorgan” since early October and have found it to be a friendly forum with polite, knowledgeable posters with fast and informative replies. I hope I can be of some help in the future as a retired garage/MOT station owner.

Brian G

Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673850
20/11/20 07:39 PM
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Aberdeenshire
Gordon D Offline
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Aberdeenshire
Welcome Brian from NE Scotland, my Morgan delivery day was not without issue either, and that was delivered on a transporter!!
I'm sure your knowledge will be called upon soon.
Wishing you many happy miles and memories.


Gordon Duguid
2013 plus 4, Montreal blue.
Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673861
20/11/20 08:28 PM
20/11/20 08:28 PM
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West Dorset
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Learner Plates Off!
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West Dorset
Welcome Brian.
Clearly, a memorable introduction to the joys of owning a Morgan. It becomes part of the whole wonderful experience. All of us have had a similar experience but I think you may have ticked at least two or three of the more common ones on your first day!
Enjoy!


3.7 Roadster
Porsche 964 C2
JCW Mini Cooper S Cab
BMW 1200 GS
+4 4 1995-2002 / LM 62 +8 2002-07
Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673865
20/11/20 09:09 PM
20/11/20 09:09 PM
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Northern Germany
Also a warm wellcome frome northern Germany!

As you visited TM since october and now own a Morgan your life will be get much more content!


2005 4/4 1800ccm Duratec and a lot of HONDA CX500.......
Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673867
20/11/20 09:20 PM
20/11/20 09:20 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
A very warm welcome to TM.

At least your car can no longer be described as “never driven in the rain”.

They flourish with use - hope you get to enjoy many happy and safe miles.


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross
Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673873
20/11/20 09:31 PM
20/11/20 09:31 PM
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
Welcome to TM!
That is a good start because it`s the first time the hardest...

Enjoy many miles sun as well...


1985 plus 4 four seater
1992 Peraves ecomobil
bicycles (pedersen to recumbent)
Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673875
20/11/20 09:48 PM
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Brian G Offline OP
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Brian G  Offline OP
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I have a few niggles with the car and have found some interesting solutions on TM already, plus the car does have a warranty. Fingers crossed we may have some winter sun and a run out soon.

Brian G

Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673876
20/11/20 09:51 PM
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Devonshire
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Devonshire
Welcome Brian good to have you aboard, with your background you will be sure to get a few questions.

Enjoy your ownership thumbs


Regards Richard

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





Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673890
21/11/20 12:11 AM
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Welcome to the forum Brian, you survived the christening and overcame the first foible with aplomb, I suspect there may be others that appear in time, but at least I imagine you have a guarantee (-:

I bought my old +8 never having driven it, and drove it circa 260 miles home in February sans hood...not unsurprisingly it rained on occasion... (-:

I hope your Morgan provides all you might hope it could, mine has and more..

Re: Newish member [Re: Brian G] #673896
21/11/20 07:21 AM
21/11/20 07:21 AM
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Posts: 13,415
Salisbury, UK
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
Peter J  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 13,415
Salisbury, UK
Welcome Brian, enjoy the journey, I'm already looking forward to next year when we should be ble to return to a more normal Morgan experience!

I had to smile when I read of your return drive: it has happened to all of us!
I do not recommend driving in hail, it hurts the ears...
I've not tried snow....


Peter,
V8s are best....
Tarka the 'Otter Mog....2014 Plus 8
AMG C63 Estate.


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