Click here to return to the home page.
Classic Morgans
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Bitsobrits), 99 guests, and 20 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 393
John V6 191
TBM 134
CooperMan 117
Hamwich 103
Newest Members
Bill Box, John H, Colin McFadden, N2S3, Davetherave
7656 Registered Users
Newest Topics
2016 Roadster. Head light questions
by Davetherave. 24/09/21 05:21 PM
Front steering geometry
by PaulJ. 24/09/21 02:47 PM
Footwell light cover
by Alan Patterson. 24/09/21 01:22 PM
M3W interest..?
by Luddite. 24/09/21 12:57 PM
Mike Duncan
by john humphreys. 24/09/21 08:36 AM
“The Very Last of the M3W”
by IMHO. 23/09/21 09:03 PM
Unknown badge.
by Grumpy2. 23/09/21 07:23 PM
Latest Photos
Reinforced battery cradle for 2015 4/4
And for my next trick...
Guernsey Escape
Another Bride, Another Vroom
Madeira
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics42,108
Posts705,984
Members7,656
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
chocadoodledoo, Phil C
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #703903
19/05/21 04:58 PM
19/05/21 04:58 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 66
A
AndyrIch Offline
Just Getting Started
AndyrIch  Offline
Just Getting Started
A

Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 66
The CX seats from a breaker on eBay are navy blue not black - just a heads up!

I cant remember if the seats reclined in my last Caterham, they would fit width wise.

Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #703912
19/05/21 06:26 PM
19/05/21 06:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 819
Chester, UK
Grumpy2 Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular
Grumpy2  Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 819
Chester, UK
Cobra make seats for the Caterham but they don't recline.

Not too bothered about the colour as I can dye them, I've done that before with some success


94 plus 8 in Westminster Green - I think!
Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #703913
19/05/21 06:39 PM
19/05/21 06:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 665
M
mph Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
mph  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
M

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 665
What is wrong with your existing seats - just too upright ?

Do you have to get reclining seats or would another type of fixed seat be an option ?

Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #703915
19/05/21 06:48 PM
19/05/21 06:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 819
Chester, UK
Grumpy2 Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular
Grumpy2  Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 819
Chester, UK
My preferred driving position has always been more reclined than most. Mainly do to my odd shape - short legs, long body. Our day cars have to have memory seats as our driving positions are so different. Nearly every car I've had in the lat 40 years has had reclining seats and I've had well over 100 cars!

I've managed to adapt the Morgan seats to give something like a decent position but recliners would definitely be a better and more comfortable solution. I find I get a lot of neck and shoulder ache after driving for more than a couple of hours.I'm not desperate but would like to find a better solution.


94 plus 8 in Westminster Green - I think!
Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #704064
20/05/21 05:26 PM
20/05/21 05:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,709
N
nick w Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
nick w  Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
N

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,709
I emailed the seller of those cx seats and asked for the dimensions.
He said they are in storage so he can't measure them.
The new cars are much wider, I can't imagine they would fit but maybe someone going to the factory could measure for you..?
Nick

Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #704070
20/05/21 05:48 PM
20/05/21 05:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,393
C
cerealsurfer Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
cerealsurfer  Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
C

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,393
The Sparco seats that are usually used racing are Rev and they are 455mm wide. They just fit with a bit of minor trimming to the rolled edge just at the front.

None of the OMP, Sparco, Cobra or Recaro reclining seats are this narrow width with the narrowest being 500mm.

On the fixed back seats however, I’ve had good results with the side mounts which allow considerable recline (short legs, long arms). And have the benefit of feeling like you are sat “in the car” not “on the car”. Not an ideal answer but unfortunately the realities of the Morgan cabin/chassis design.




Last edited by cerealsurfer; 20/05/21 06:58 PM. Reason: Missed Reclining



Re: Seats - again (again) [Re: Grumpy2] #704090
20/05/21 10:18 PM
20/05/21 10:18 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 819
Chester, UK
Grumpy2 Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular
Grumpy2  Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 819
Chester, UK
I’ve messaged them too with n response.

Mine are 390mm wide with maybe 10mm wriggle took either side. I made the MX5seat base 400mm and it just fit in the gap between the tunnel and the sills. No way would 455mm fit.

Gary


94 plus 8 in Westminster Green - I think!
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  TalkMorgan 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1