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Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729746
09/01/22 06:46 PM
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Those would be fun on the street .... would need a light foot in the wet though!!🙂

At the risk of being awarded the coveted 'pedant of the Month' trophy .... I fear Topgear have got it wrong .... it was Nascar that was born out of the Southern booze-runners and their hotted up cars .... it was Californians who spawned Drag Racing.

K

Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729748
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If I had the talent I would get one of the late Bill Finks Vette engined Plus 8's I'd never keep it on the road with all that grunt but I do love them they are a totally sorted package.

Chevrolet-engine Plus 8. And not just any Chevrolet engine, but a 6.0-liter LS2 Corvette V-8 producing 400 hp (versus the Rover V-8’s nominal 190) and 400 lb.-ft. of tyre-churning torque. R&T reported on the LS2-powered cars in April 2006. This Plus 8 Plus did the quarter mile in 12.6 seconds at 112.1 mph. Its 0-60 time was a quick 4.2 seconds; the Brit magazine Autocar shaved this to 3.8.

Dave Hill chief Chevrolet engineer inspecting his PU.

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A 4/4 Sport for chuckability, great fun if I'm allowed two that is even though I know tis greedy..


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1993 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Paul F] #729753
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Originally Posted by Paul F
In an ideal world, 2.

- One modern for long distance touring.
- One much older for local jaunts and fettling.

In the real world, I'll be sticking with my current 2014 4/4.



That's the way I do it, Paul. I love my 2014 4/4, she really is more than a compromise and no wishes are left unfulfilled. Maybe 180 hp would be nice but the car should stay the same as it is. The current 145 hp is also quite wonderfully lively.

George, you described that (once again) very nicely in the first post.


'14 4/4 graphite grey
Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729760
09/01/22 09:18 PM
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I'd also like to build an F Type around Triumph Rocket engine and running gear.....


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Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729801
10/01/22 01:28 PM
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From a young age I have always loved sports cars. My father first took me as an 8 year old in the late 50s to Oulton Park and Brian Classic at one time lived near me and often had a GT40 parked outside. My first car a Mini bought for £75 in 1968 just after passing my test, then had a Spitfire, TR2 and MGB before I decided in the early 1980s to buy the one sports car I could just afford and loved a 1980 +8. It had to be a V8. The only Morgan I have owned bought in 1983. (At that time also looked at at an XK140 £450, a V12 E Type £1200 and a black +8 lightweight in poor condition £5k).The newer +8 fulfilled everything I wanted. Initially it was my only car, driven in all weathers to and from work and to client sites. Raced, hill climbed and sprinted it back in 1986-1988 with a little bit of success. Lost the roof and side screens in a garage fire in 1987 and since then have driven it without either from snow and -6C to heat and 40C . It's run a John Eales 3.9 since the mid 90s, when last on the rolling road it was 283bhp still on carbs. It's fallen apart, been dinged and rebuilt. I have covered 250,000 miles on two continents and nearly 50 countries. It's been an integral part of my life, so many great memories and I have no desire to sell it or replace it. Just love driving it and off to Sicily and Malta in it in May, Covid rules permitting. Planning with others a 2023 trip following the Danube from it's source and probably a return to Greece in 2024. I do have a daily driver now, a 5 year old petrol 4x4 but will always take the +8 when I can.


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Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729804
10/01/22 02:24 PM
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^ .... now there's a man who's dedication to the marque and just plain enjoyment of his car is to be admired!! 🙂 ... good on you Sir!! 👍

K

Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729807
10/01/22 03:23 PM
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You are also slightly subject to the variation of the market, these cars do not change hands as frequently as the average Nissan Micra so if you are in a hurry you may need to compromise a little ? Good news is if the right one then turns up you can pretty much get your money back on the first car you purchased.


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Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: Luddite] #729808
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Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: nick w] #729809
10/01/22 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nick w
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Re: WHICH MORGAN.. old or new..? [Re: JohnHarris] #729811
10/01/22 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnHarris
I suppose a lot of this is down to what you want from your Morgan motoring and therefore the 'best fit' type of Morgan for your needs. How much you want to tinker as opposed to the real hands on maintenance to keep it reliable and running.


Of course it's all about personal preference, but John's point is for me exactly where it's at.

Do you want to fiddle with, maintain, and modify your car yourself? - Then anything older is better. Not only are they much simpler to work on, they also aren't subject to such rigorous emissions controls.

Do you want to drive, polish, and enjoy the car without getting your hands dirty? - Then the newest you can afford is probably the right way to go.

One thing I can say with confidence is that the overwhelming majority of the public who don't own Morgans can't tell the difference between them anyway. They love the fact that you have a quaint-looking car and wouldn't give a rat's arise whether it's powered by a BMW turbo or a pushrod Kent.


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 2022 Mini Cooper SE
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