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Re: getting in and out [Re: howard] #718068
14/09/21 08:26 PM
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I am 6' and 12 1/2 stone (1.83m/80kg). I started Morganeering eight years ago with a Plus 4 which I had for four years followed by a Roadster for another four years which I swapped for a Plus Four just over a week ago. I did not have much trouble with either of the classic cars although they were both a bit of a squeeze with the hood up and up until a year ago or so I was just short of 14 1/2 stone. I often used a method similar to Tim H to get in although I stepped straight into the footwell rather than go in via the seat. The Plus Four is an absolute doddle to get in and out of and is easier with the hood up too as I have the 22MY car. The door opening is wider than my Roadster and there is more room in the car especially as I have an auto which BTW is superb. Last year I test drove a Plus Six and there is even more room in that. As mentioned earlier I am 6" and do not need for the seat to be fully back which I did in both my previous cars so I am somewhat bemused by comments that say there is no room.
On a related note I do not have any trouble with interference with the hood frame and I have tried driving with full winter kit on.
Best regards,
John


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Re: getting in and out [Re: howard] #718115
15/09/21 10:27 AM
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I'm 1.72 and 80kg.
I have never found getting in and out of any Morgan I've driven to be difficult. Yes, it needs a particular technique, but once mastered it is no different to any other small car.

With the Plus 8 I open the door, pull my right leg up and out of the door, followed by my left leg. With my right hand I ease myself up using the hood frame to stabilise my body. Getting in is the reverse, but I hold the scuttle below the screen pilar with my left hand.

There is an alternative way to exit, but not one that can be really recommended... Open the door, roll to your right so that both hands are on the ground and pull yourself out "walking" your hands. Then get up. Not dignified at all....


Peter,
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Re: getting in and out [Re: howard] #718338
17/09/21 08:01 AM
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My car has a removable steering wheel. I only remove it if taking the dash off to do any jobs. I learned how to get in and out on the previous car. Slight variations for hood up or no hood.
Basically lean over with hand on tranny tunnel (behave yourselves....). If passenger then peck on the cheek. Right hand on steering wheel. Left leg in, swivel hips, right leg in, lower into seat. It is a bit like racing drivers get in.
Getting out is left hand on tunnel, right hand on body frame near seat rear. Push up, right leg out then left leg. Hood up means less room to push up to get out.
Hardest exit from a car has been an Exige. Did a track session in one at Silverstone. It has a very wide body cill/rocker area. Getting in was ok with bending due to the solid roof. Back in the garage post session...tried a couple of moves. In the end I just crawled out. Leaned out, hands on garage floor and crawled. Acknowledged the audience claps.

Last edited by sospan; 17/09/21 08:02 AM.

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Re: getting in and out [Re: sospan] #718356
17/09/21 09:36 AM
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+1 That is the exact method Life's Motors demonstrated to me in 1990 when I got my first Morgan, the short doors of back then would be a greater challenge to me these days.


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Re: getting in and out [Re: sospan] #718383
17/09/21 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sospan
My car has a removable steering wheel. I only remove it if taking the dash off to do any jobs. I learned how to get in and out on the previous car. Slight variations for hood up or no hood.
Basically lean over with hand on tranny tunnel (behave yourselves....). If passenger then peck on the cheek. .
. Phil remind me never to get in the car before you.


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Re: getting in and out [Re: Ray] #718395
17/09/21 02:28 PM
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rofl rofl


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