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Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Steve19] #739629
21/04/22 06:12 AM
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Setting my sights low (performance wise) a C cab Austin 7 van.


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
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Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Image] #739630
21/04/22 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Image
Luddite .... Close, his mate Edward 🙂

Proper jewel of an engine .... only downside was the iron block vs the Rover's alloy one .... in reality only 30kg difference and careful placing of the engine install and some dosh spent on light modern ancilliaries and that wouldn't be a problem

K

Ps .... and it was a 'hemi' too 😍


Thanks for the correction K, At least it proves it was an original thought and not something I Googled.... smile Many an old Daimler was scrapped as the result of custom builders buying them just to get their hands on the Engine for their hot rods... While at a race meeting at Ingleston many years back I chatted with a type 35 owner not really knowing what it was.... When he opened the bonnet I was struck dumb..! I watched an on board vid of a PurSang version, it did not seem like a good place to be if the intention was to do a bit of touring, so I`m glad I bought my +8, a far more practical form of transport for that task than a pre-war race car.... A Morgan purchased on grounds of practicality, who would have thought.. laugh2

Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Steve19] #739668
21/04/22 09:58 AM
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For those who lust after pre WWII Bugattis attending the Bugatti owners day at Prescott is an essential bucket activity.
The noise, the smells, from those running "trick" fuel, the aggression as owners take £2m cars up the hill. Utter Magic!

Looking under the bonnet and over the cars the engineering is to be marvelled at: 2.3L, supercharged, OHC straight 8 with 138bhp at 6000 rpm.
Not bad at all in the late 1920s, or the 1960s for that matter.


Peter,
66, 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka, 2014 Plus 8....Back on the Road Again!!


Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Steve19] #739669
21/04/22 10:09 AM
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A full house group 4 Mk2 Escort RS1800. Rothmans paint scheme with the wider tarmac rear arches running on hand cut slicks.

Oh boy, the memories…… thank you Ari.

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Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Peter J] #739677
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Originally Posted by Peter J
For those who lust after pre WWII Bugattis attending the Bugatti owners day at Prescott is an essential bucket activity.
The noise, the smells, from those running "trick" fuel, the aggression as owners take £2m cars up the hill. Utter Magic!

Looking under the bonnet and over the cars the engineering is to be marvelled at: 2.3L, supercharged, OHC straight 8 with 138bhp at 6000 rpm.
Not bad at all in the late 1920s, or the 1960s for that matter.


Thank you for the reminder. Can I add a T59 to my order?

Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Peter J] #739688
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Originally Posted by Peter J
For those who lust after pre WWII Bugattis attending the Bugatti owners day at Prescott is an essential bucket activity.
The noise, the smells, from those running "trick" fuel, the aggression as owners take £2m cars up the hill. Utter Magic!

Looking under the bonnet and over the cars the engineering is to be marvelled at: 2.3L, supercharged, OHC straight 8 with 138bhp at 6000 rpm.
Not bad at all in the late 1920s, or the 1960s for that matter.



Peter ... there's always a class for Bugattis, even at the British Hillclimb rounds .... goes with the territory 🙂

Love everything about them (even the lack of creature comforts) ... but when those racers fire up even I need hearing protection .... got a real crack to it. For you southerners it's old news, but a trip to Prescott and a wander round the museum .... followed by a sit out in the sun with a pint of their own brew watching the racecars fly past is a slice of petrolhead heaven .... wish I was off there this weekend but my trips south are rationed this year .... but missing Prescott is hitting the hardest (though I do have Gurston and Shelsley to perk me up May/June 😁 ... hopefully with the racer at those two!! )



K

Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Steve19] #739723
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Blower Bentley, go on a world tour and compete in the Peking to Paris rally.

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Re: Musings from a morgan owner [Re: Peter J] #739741
21/04/22 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter J
For those who lust after pre WWII Bugattis attending the Bugatti owners day at Prescott is an essential bucket activity.
The noise, the smells, from those running "trick" fuel, the aggression as owners take £2m cars up the hill. Utter Magic!

Looking under the bonnet and over the cars the engineering is to be marvelled at: 2.3L, supercharged, OHC straight 8 with 138bhp at 6000 rpm.
Not bad at all in the late 1920s, or the 1960s for that matter.

La Vie en Bleu at Prescott is a great event thumbs


Jon M
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