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A booklet of Morgan "features" #755410
12/09/22 04:27 PM
12/09/22 04:27 PM
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In a humerous but also serious way, I was thinking today that there are many books written on the history and models of Morgan cars, but there is not much in print regarding each models Morgan" features". A nice little booklet across all models would help a lot of owners in the ways of Morgan vehicles..

I have only owned a Roadster 3.7 and a Plus 6, yet even in that short period of time I have experienced many " features" that have left me completed bemused,or wondering why on earth certain parts were designed in such a way.

I can kick off with the newish Plus 6, a new feature experienced today.

Ignition on, foot on footbrake. push start button to turn on full ignition, then push start button again to operate starter.. But nothing happens.. the dash display just stays the same.. no faults, but nothing from the starter. After checking with my dealer ( no names because they have been very very good )..
A rare feature on the Plus 6 is that the start button has been known to sometimes stick open circuit.. So turn off ignition, prod/jiggle start button at angles around the clock. Ignition back on, foot on foot brake, push start button and away the engine starts.. With absolutely no more problems through multiple starts.... untill maybe the next time the lurking "feature" strikes. But now I know what to do...

Dave


Dave
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Roadster departed.
1936 BSA Empire Star Q8. 1935 BSA W7-35. 1938 BSA M20
Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: Davetherave] #755415
12/09/22 05:01 PM
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
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Interested to hear Dave what "features" you discovered during 3.7 Roadster ownership.

For my part nothing discovered above what I knew in advance of purchase of my Roadster, but only pushing 23,000 miles so far.


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1945 Moto Guzzi Airone
Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: Davetherave] #755421
12/09/22 05:25 PM
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A “feature” that springs to mind relating to trads and I understand also to early CX Plus Fours and Sixes, is the need to fold out the hood over the top of the side screens when closing the door. I still sometimes forget to do this after 10 years of Morgan ownership.
Bob.

Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: RichardV6] #755427
12/09/22 05:53 PM
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Hi Richard.. On the 3.7 ( and maybe others) no access provided to the gearbox filler ( and I know surposedly its sealed for "life" oil ) .. depending on what yr take on the oil life is. So you have to make yr own. Another interesting feature is the way the handbrake cables are run, so that they crack and fail aprox 10-20 cm up from the brake back plate. The design of the clutch pedal clevis pins ( and brake pins ) that wear out... etc


Dave
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Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: Davetherave] #755450
12/09/22 08:52 PM
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Thanks Dave thumbs

Most of what you and Bob mention is generic Morgan design which I was aware of before I bought the car.

Ford recommended oil change for Mustang automatic is 100,000 miles and optional for MT82 manual. Not something that weighs heavily on my mind therefore.

Although also generic I imagine, will keep an eye on handbrake cable, although when last looked on the ramp nothing showing apart from light rubbing of cable outer on offside inner wing, if memory serves.

Seems like there is an opening already for a book to cover CX series "features" though. innocent


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1945 Moto Guzzi Airone
Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: Davetherave] #755455
12/09/22 09:19 PM
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It is a little publicised fact that my Aero 8 Coupe is a PHEV - based on the amount of time it is plugged into the mains to keep the battery charged.

Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: Davetherave] #755456
12/09/22 09:24 PM
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rofl rofl


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1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1945 Moto Guzzi Airone
Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: Davetherave] #755458
12/09/22 10:01 PM
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Everyone loves a Morgan. Even me, unless it's broken again.
Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: MJF] #755471
13/09/22 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by MJF
It is a little publicised fact that my Aero 8 Coupe is a PHEV - based on the amount of time it is plugged into the mains to keep the battery charged.

Perhaps you could ask the DVLA to change it's tax band then laugh2 laugh2


Jon M
Re: A booklet of Morgan "features" [Re: CooperMan] #755477
13/09/22 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by CooperMan
Originally Posted by MJF
It is a little publicised fact that my Aero 8 Coupe is a PHEV - based on the amount of time it is plugged into the mains to keep the battery charged.

Perhaps you could ask the DVLA to change it's tax band then laugh2 laugh2


I took my Aero +8 to France for 3 weeks this summer and it sports a Crit 'Air sticker... I was surprised that it has the same rating as an EV made from lettuce. I suspect the Frenchman who issued the sticker just shrugged.


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