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Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories...

Posted By: TalkMorgan

Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/14 02:03 PM

Have you driven your Morgan Three a Wheeler today?

Share your stories from the road on this thread:-
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/14 06:06 PM

Today, I have been mostly making full use of the mini-heatwave here and cranked the twin into life for a much needed replenishment of Yorkshire tea bags from the local shops about four miles away.

Decided to run the long way home via my elderly parents house and have ended up with a sunburnt forehead!!

Still loving that car.. love
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/05/14 08:56 PM

Today I am going to continue making a support for oil tw radiator, so I decided to spent at Goodrige France to buy 5m Feed pipe inside diameter 12.7 mm and after 10 minutes of waiting I perceive that there is a sign indicating that it only sells to professionals, so I resort to find elsewhere pipe, I do not have time to re-route the tw seller came to see me the parking lot to ask me there I needed something, he sold my black hose 5 m away at a great rate. in his life helps a lot to have a mtw.
Posted By: deano

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/05/14 09:38 PM

Good deal done.
Posted By: WiziMog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/05/14 05:31 PM

Today I was stopped by armed police:

I was taking advantage of the twin benefits of nice weather and being off-work alone. I decided to do another of my jaunts woohoo to the curiosities of Yorkshire. I took in the Humber Bridge; the lighthouse at Paull, a road that didn't exist, the curiously-named Sunk Island and Spurn Point.

I am getting used to smiles, questions and waves. Even thumbs up from parked-up traffic police.

But on the way back from Spurn Point 2x cop cop drew up alongside. The first thing I noticed was their holstered side-arms, which for those of you in the States is unusual in the UK (Edit: it is the side-arms that are unusual not the fact they were holstered! Hate for you to think that UK traffic stops are like the OK Corral scared ).

The second thing I noticed was the insignia of the MOD Police. Unusual to stop a civilian without a military base in sight.

Then they very politely asked if the car was a Morgan 3 wheeler and could they take some photo's on their phones! camera

And I thought that driving the 5-speeder couldn't get any weirder!
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/05/14 05:47 PM

Good grief, this means there are now 2 MTW's in West Yorkshire!

Unless anyone else knows different.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/14 10:24 AM

Lake Como today!

Great views but first and second gear driving.

Peter "Gambalunga" diagnosed my noisy rear as a dry drivebelt over the phone, great help and shows me as an amateur.

Over 400 km yesterday gave numb bums!

Arms sunburnt!
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/14 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
Lake Como today!
...
Arms sunburnt!

Told you this driving in hot summer weather was a dodgy business!
Dead jealous really, been driving about in the fog and mist today, now having breakfast at the Lairhillock before heading for the vintage/classic thing at Crathie.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/14 08:21 PM

Donald kiss for us Peter And his wife
Have à good ride
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/14 09:02 PM

Beautiful day in Vermont! Rains have cleaned off the roads and there is no tractor trailer traffic to dodge. Winter was hard and the frost heaves and multiple periods of long hard freezes have taken their toll. Roads are in bad shape and many need to be redone but only patches have been budgeted for.

What can I say? I love this slice of the U.S. and can't picture being anywhere else. That being said, I will admit most strongly that the so-called 'comfort' kit was worth it as well as the Blockley tires in front instead of the Avon sidecar tires. What a world of difference. These should be stock! So the car will now drive where I point it and not take off into the ditch or opposing traffic anymore. Some of the pot holes and bumps are threatening to take out my internal organs, kidneys being number one!

Smiles, hoots, honks and multiple thumbs up from all the bikes on the road today. Even the spring bugs are down in evidence!

All in all, a very good day. Have a nice growler of Citra's IPA to look forward to as well!

Posted By: Squirlz

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 04:25 AM

Today the car was in the driveway and a man and his son stopped to look at it. The Father and his young boy (maybe 10?) asked if they could take pictures. As we were talking I asked if the boy might like a ride. While we were gone the Dad told my Wife that the Son was leaving tomorrow to move to North Carolina to live with his Mother, and on this last day together they were out looking for fun things to do. I'm pretty sure we contributed!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 04:47 AM

Sounds like you did.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 05:01 AM

Nice story
We had done 150 miles yersterday
Always the fun
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 09:11 AM

The weather did buck up in Aberdeenshire & RedThree showed at the Crathes Rally.

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/galleries/200579#Post200579

TimG
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 10:46 AM

To Belaggio and Varenna today. View of Switzerland and snow capped peaks, meeting Gambalunga and maybe Guzzi museum, living the dream!
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 12:02 PM

and how is your health?
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 02:50 PM

Seen yersterday in St Raphaël













Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 02:50 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/14 02:56 PM

Great cars and a stunning E-Type.
Posted By: Budster

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/14 12:50 PM

Velosolex!
thumbs
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/05/14 07:54 AM

Health good now.

Yesterday drove 340 miles ( much too much!) from Belaggio Lake Como through St Remo, Monaco, Route Napoleon and Gorge St Croix. French D roads are M3W Nirvanna.
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/05/14 09:09 AM

Fantastic ! Sounds the perfect way to recuperate .
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/05/14 10:03 AM

Hi Donald, I'm following your trip with interest and envy, keep those reports coming please.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/05/14 11:40 AM

Hi super we ve done it last month.
Two mtw in this area were rare
Waiting Donald tomorow
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/05/14 07:27 PM

Great day today with PDron as passenger while his M3W is in dock.

Stunning roads , scenery and food.

Peter D again in morning and then Atalante tomorrow to keep his Super Dry and other Mogs company
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/05/14 04:43 AM

Tally Ho !
thumbs cheers
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/14 09:16 AM

Sheer hell today in St Tropez!

Quiet BB and new wheel bearing thanks to Atalante!
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/14 02:25 PM

Pottering about in the sunshine and warmth inland from Aberdeen today. Had just stopped and got the camera out when an Austin Seven went past. Suddenly everything was in black and white...



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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/14 02:35 PM

Both shots are great but the M3W one is worthy of a calendar or better.
Posted By: Red3W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/14 08:49 PM

Superb shot, that should be on the front of a Morgan Brochure! The open road and a M3W - what more could you want!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/06/14 07:44 AM

Your usual excellent standard Calum
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/06/14 08:08 AM

Superb road from Grimaud to La Luc, in Provence France. One road that is fantastic in both directions.

I wish I could reduce pictures on an iPhone to attach.

I have put some on Morgan 3 wheeler fans on Facebook.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/06/14 08:48 AM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
Superb road from Grimaud to La Luc, in Provence France. One road that is fantastic in both directions.

I wish I could reduce pictures on an iPhone to attach.

I have put some on Morgan 3 wheeler fans on Facebook.



Funny you should use that word, try the REDUCE app from the app store!

camera
Posted By: Lotusianer

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/06/14 09:32 AM

Great pictures Calum!
Posted By: rolsmith

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/06/14 05:02 PM

We just returned from a 1,400 mile trip and I am pleased to say that we experienced zero mechanical issues with the Morgan. We traveled from the Los Angeles area to Ft. Bragg on the Mendicino coast above San Francisco.
We traveled an assortment of freeways, back roads and twisty roads such as Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay to Ft Bragg and G16 (Carmel Valley Road). G16 runs from the 101 freeway into Carmel Valley near Monterey and the Laguna Seca racetrack.
We started the trip with a new set of Blockley tires and three new McMaster/Carr bobbins under the voltage regulator. A post drive inspection shows the bobbins to look as good as when installed.
I can state that if you surprise the Morgan by getting into a tight corner a bit too hot, the front end will slide! This immediately gets your attention and backing off the throttle gets you hooked up again. I added 2 pounds of air to the front and brought the tires to 24 pounds cold and they felt better.
I have a comfort kit installed with zero toe and while bump steer is pretty much eliminated, the front end seem to want to follow the camber of the road. This not an issue but is something you notice.
If we had 25 cents for every thumbs up, high five, and cell phone photo, it would have paid for the fuel there and back. Any fuel stop took at least 20 minutes as people seem enthralled by these cars and are all of the opinion that either you built it or it is a restoration. Most are amazed to learn that it is a new vehicle and that if they pony up a deposit, they could also be the center of attention.
Fuel economy is less then the book statement of 45 mpg on the highway. Running in 5th gear for at 75 to 80 mph will get you about 34 mpg (which I felt was ok considering the grins per mile).
The factory luggage rack easily held enough luggage for 2 people for 4 days plus the car cover which is a rather bulky item
The bevel drive now has 4,200 miles on it and still whines like it did when it was new. The only saving grace is that at 80 mph, wind noise, a helmet and good ear plugs tend to mute it considerably. I can't say much about the compensator other then I never heard it... Which is a good thing, I guess.

Roland
Wrightwood, Ca
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/06/14 05:13 PM

Great write up and fantastic to hear it all went well smile
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/06/14 05:39 PM

Thanks Roland! Good to hear and you just put a smile back on my face after an otherwise /¤%&#-y day. ´scuze my french.

I will be looking forward to more driving stories from you.
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/06/14 06:37 PM

Went out for a run with the boys on Sunday afternoon. 200 miles all over the North Yorkshire moors taking in Kirby Moorside, Goathland,Helmsley, Whitby etc.
We stuck to all the off the beaten B roads with appalling road surfaces in places.

I can confirm the Empire kit with Spax dampers has transformed the ride and handling, still got the old panic button going once or twice especially when pressing on a bit as I was trying to keep up with a 458, Cayman S, Smart Brabus, Fireblade powered MK Indy and a race prepared Alfa 75. The MK Indy had to be recovered as it broke a rear wishbone the roads were so bad in places.

The M3W is now a proper thing to drive with which one has confidence in and can enjoy even more.

Roll on LeMans classic.



Posted By: WarBird

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/06/14 12:17 AM

The drive back from DevaMog Noggin tonight was just great.

11pm, not quite dark, a strong fragrance from the chemical works hanging in the cool still air..........even the M56 can be a special place when driving my wonderful clown car
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/06/14 08:39 AM

Les Isamberes to Cannes, the hillsides looked like something from a spaghetti western.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/06/14 09:02 AM

http://s448.photobucket.com/user/talkmor...pg.html?filters[user]=80058437&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/06/14 12:27 PM

A good news story - sounds like you really enjoyed the trip woohoo
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/06/14 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
http://s448.photobucket.com/user/talkmor...pg.html?filters[user]=80058437&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0


Looks great - link fixed here ... Click here
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/06/14 02:06 PM

100 miles today it begins to be hot
Marvalous plus height with rear break disk from mulfab
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/06/14 02:14 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/06/14 02:21 PM

Looks like a few cars there on a bright day.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/06/14 05:17 PM

A lot of cars but there are trucks race on the http ( Paul Ricard)
Not easy to park where we are used to.
Tomorow ( les anglaises ont la cote ) the british are the coast
500 cars on the hearbor of bandol.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/14 05:07 PM

Cannes to Beaulieu sur Mer just before Monaco, hot and twisty coast roads
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/14 06:48 PM



Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/14 06:49 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/14 06:50 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/14 07:37 PM

Yet more great shots. Thanks.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/14 12:54 PM

Through Monaco to Menton scenic drive!

Against the direction of traffic for the Grand Prix without a safety net, PPE or TRA!

Perfect weather on Riviera for two weeks now. Reccomended for M3W
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/14 04:19 PM

Castellar a medieval village above Menton near Monaco

http://s448.photobucket.com/user/talkmorgan/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps189e1c21.jpg.html
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/14 06:02 PM

How was the traffic in Monaco..? exting
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/14 06:45 PM

Steve traffic was fine. Best avoided before 0930 and between 1700 and 1900 like anywhere on Riviera. Working folk need to travel to tend to the Beautiful People (I don't qualify by looks or bank balance!)

Observations on France and Italy in an M3W:

Some other road users are so keen to get a picture they will behave dangerously!

Other cars have indicators as an optional extra and two horns as standard. Raphael is not keen on his indicators but has an air horn on his Super Dry. But he is allowed to as he has three Morgans and is a top bloke.

Pedestrian crossings are a waste of paint!

What a place to drive the car though, sunshine now for all but 30 minutes!

Come by car train or send your M3W by container or even drive, perfect when you are here. June and September will be best for fewer people and less traffic.

Nipped into Italy and back today, Gendarmes were Gents. Referred to my exhausts as Spitfire and they are 115db with bespoke silencers!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/14 09:10 PM

Great to hear you're having a fabulous time! We rode into Monaco on the H-D a few years ago & it was so packed with people and cars, it took us an hour to get down to the harbour. We had to manhandle two scooters to poke our wheels off the road, but had a superb lunch sitting with one leg either side of the red & white kebstones. Magic stuff.

As we were stopped by Monaco's finest from sullying the Casino square with a disgusting motorcycle, we turned slowly and grabbed a photo on the hoof before heading back up towards Route Napolean and nirvana..

Enjoy it. Golden times shared..
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/14 10:34 AM

Just to prove that I made it along the French Riviera

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Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/14 12:57 PM

Cool!!!

Great picture.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/14 01:00 PM

If there were no modern cars/scooter in the shot other than the M3W it would be hard to date
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/14 08:27 PM

Excellent shot! Can feel the heat from here.. thumbs
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/06/14 12:14 AM

I'm going to drink my coffee like every weekend at an inn along the Seine, I met a curious who was not shy on and off, it seemed too interested in my car and especially the food bucket boyfriend that gives them every day for several years.




Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/06/14 12:41 AM

The last shot is especially great.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/06/14 05:17 AM

That´s a good "signe"
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/06/14 11:40 PM

Super day out today, driving up to Curborough to watch Team Talk Morgan sprinting around. Great day!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/06/14 01:34 PM

Spent the weekend at The Supercarevent at the Top Gear track at Dunsfold giving passenger rides for charity.

A superb weekend and the M3W proved a hit with all the passengers:

http://youtu.be/L1YpjbgOflg

Thanks to Fiona Easterby for the video cheers

Looking forward to next year:

http://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/events.asp?itemid=738&itemTitle=Dad%27s+Day+Out&section=217&sectionTitle=events+%2D+use+the+filters+on+the+right+to+choose+an+event+date%2C+type+and+the+region+to+do+something%21&from=&to=&page=5

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/14 04:51 PM

Not in mtw but Ith the tourer



Plateau de valensole today near moustier
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/14 06:17 PM

Great looking four seater.
Posted By: Waldemar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/14 09:06 PM

perfect weather for a ride in Roscoff / Finistère / France:





Posted By: Thorsten

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/14 10:05 AM

Very nice tyres Achim!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/14 10:43 AM

Today under the rain ...crazy summer just going to buy bread .
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/14 04:12 PM

Drove my M3 to Moffat Car show today but am expecting RedThree imminently to stay so can play in his M3W.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/14 07:10 PM

Hello Donald
Do you have some news about your mtw ?
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/14 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By Waldemar
perfect weather for a ride in Roscoff / Finistère / France:


Perfect weather indeed - great shots as ever.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/14 08:11 PM

A hundred & fifty odd miles to visit friends in Stone over the weekend. Would have done a lot more, but friend offered his second motorbike for a day out around the Peak District. Would have been rude to refuse.. grin2
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/14 12:16 PM

About 150 miles yesterday, a warm and somewhat humid day. Route 9 in southern Vermont is well known amongst the biking clubs and on Sundays it shows. Hogback Mountain is a famous lookout and this is where everyone takes a break and a view. I parked the beast and was immediately descended upon by a biking group. Even with the warmth, I haven't seen that much leather and chains since Sally's House of Pain! Photos were taken, questions asked and answered.

A good ride. I have to work on the car this week and totally detail it. We will be having a parade Saturday morning and, like last year, I have been drafted to be a participant. I believe that I have a found an Indian Princess (dot not feather) to ride with me and throw the occasional candy to the kids. My car does have the Union Jack on it. Looking for a pith helmet to complete the picture! If one is going to go the colonial route one must go all the way!
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/14 02:52 PM

"I have a found an Indian Princess (dot not feather)"

If it had been feather I could have asked if her name was Little White Dove? But it isn't, so I won't. Hey, just thought of an idea, can she dress in bucksin and put a feather in her hair?

Oh, OK silly idea..........................
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/14 03:22 PM

Arrived at chez Donaldosaurus late yesterday afternoon with a cacophony of new screeching noises from the back end that had started a few miles before and were growing rapidly. So it was a case of an n about to find out if it was the bevel box or just the wheel bearings. Turned out to be the latter luckily and with various folk pitching in with jacks and axle stands and big spanners we got the wheel out and the bearings removed last night before hittong the food, wine and whisky. New bearings were acquired this morning in Dumfries and fitted with the car back together by lunchtime so am now at Cairnryan waiting for my first ferry on the way to Thrill on the Hill.
Many thanks to all concerned! cheers
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/14 07:38 PM

Interesting 24 hours but I was trained in wheel bearings by Raphael Atalante.

Fingers crossed for your trip Calum
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/14 08:57 PM

Happy for you
Drink à whisky "à ma santé "
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By atalante83
Happy for you
Drink à whisky "à ma santé "
I will indeed. May even raise a glass at Joey's bar in Ballymoney and since I'm in the area a visit to Bushmills distillery could be in order. The way the sun is beating down at the moment I might need to get indoors for some shelter. Great problem to have in Ireland.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 10:20 AM

Keep her lit
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 05:40 PM

500 km today
Toulon / Clermont ferrant
Without any problem works better And better
Flat rad of Terry must be arrested at chateaurenard with bearings broken
A friend from forum help us to go on
Hé keeps the morgan in his garage
Nice Man
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 07:12 PM

Wandered around the Antrim coast today being a tourist. The rope bridge, Dun Luce, the causeway, Bushmills all ticked in burning sunshine and most importantly a glass raised (and drained) in Joey's Bar.


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Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 07:47 PM

Yes went for a run around SWarks...v quiet roads ...apart from my new banging noise:(((
Posted By: Thorsten

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 07:59 PM

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Semperoper Dresden
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 08:14 PM

How were the RAF roundels accepted in Dresden? I suppose it's long ago and beyond the memory for most people under the age of 40.

Kurt Vonnegut was there as an American prisoner of war when the city was flattened. Slaughterhouse-Five was in part his memoir of that time. He wrote later that during the war he had been bombed by the Americans, the British and the Russians, but never by the Germans!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 09:53 PM

Great shots Thorsten and Red Three! Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 10:08 PM

Great shots from Joey's Bar and Dresden - good to see you boys really enjoying your three wheelers thumbs
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/14 10:20 PM

+1 thumbs
Posted By: Thorsten

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/07/14 12:29 PM

@P Dron
Nobody mentioned the war... May be it's too far away...

With an M3W you are just earning smiles :-)
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/07/14 05:40 PM

Drove down from Leeds to Portsmouth enroute to Le Mans, a good run and over 41mpg. Bonus
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/07/14 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By Dab of oppo
Drove down from Leeds to Portsmouth enroute to Le Mans, a good run and over 41mpg. Bonus


41mpg - blimey, how slow were you going today!! Good luck with the journey. We are leaving on Friday morning on the Newhaven-Dieppe crossing - myself, mate Dave in his ex-Scottish VM08GAN (used to belong to someone on here) and another friend in a Ferrari 400i. What are the chances of those 3 making it to La Sarthe and back without breaking down then....?!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/07/14 09:48 PM

We are at Suze after 600 miles.
After à little checking all is good
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/14 06:21 AM


Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/14 08:34 AM

Love your photos from above Rapha, hope the trip goes well.
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/14 12:18 PM

On board the ferry, weather fair sea like a mill pond.
Averaged just over 60 mph on the way down with no stops or hold ups.
I was surprised too with 41 mpg as I struggle to get 30 around town and hooning about.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/14 10:21 PM

From Bunbeg in Donegal down to Black Sod in Mayo via various diverse places...
A grand day out, albeit with some mixed weather but at least the rain in Ireland is warmer than I'm used to.


Description: Bunbeg
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Description: It really is called Black Sod...
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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/14 10:30 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/07/14 12:32 AM

Great ariel shot!
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/07/14 08:56 AM

I see no Square Four.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/07/14 09:15 AM

All great shote, Calum and Rapha are having fun
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/07/14 09:16 AM

Sorry shots sausage fingers!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/14 05:51 AM

Its raining...

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/14 04:53 PM

Not so good frown
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/14 06:25 AM

Little rain yersterday morning And not so Bad weather on the day
Wonderfull évent
À lot of cars
Rain this morning ...see sun Shine later....we hope

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/14 01:34 PM

Still looks like a great place to be.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/14 04:52 PM

Diner tonight to celebrate the end of the meeting
À lot of rain today but nice meeting
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/14 03:21 PM

À lot of rain today on 510 km but we are not wet .
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/14 06:29 PM

From Dingle, round the Ring of Kerry and on down to Baltimore. Lots of sunshine and a few minor showers.
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/14 08:58 PM

Been to the north Norfolk coast today , took some bits of timber for hut repairs

Due to recent heavy storms a lot of debris in the middle of the road which can make exiting fast corners " interesting " .....

Got out after spirited drive home with a numb bum , those rear Suplex springs are too stiff .
Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/14 10:03 PM

Nice parking - Where did the bollards go in the second picture? smile

Originally Posted By atalante83


Originally Posted By atalante83
Little rain yersterday morning And not so Bad weather on the day
Wonderfull évent
À lot of cars
Rain this morning ...see sun Shine later....we hope

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/07/14 06:32 AM

Brioude today
Yesterday 520 km under the rain
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/07/14 07:59 PM

Arrived at home tonight after 1320 miles
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/07/14 09:40 PM

Good effort Raphy,

Will be hard for you by the pool and with your three Mogs!

Glad it was a good trip.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/07/14 10:12 PM

Bollards were removable innocent
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/14 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Bollards were removable innocent


Hello
Is it you who was with is brocher at st louis hôtel for le mans ?
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/14 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By atalante83
Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Bollards were removable innocent


Hello
Is it you who was with is brocher at st louis hôtel for le mans ?

Yes indeed Rafa. It was a great pleasure meeting you.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/14 06:20 PM

Good souvenirs from St louis hostel

Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/14 07:07 PM

atalante, How did you run the throttle cable??
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/14 08:11 PM

Raphy, you now need a new back plate so you can get an extra badge on
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/14 08:58 PM

Cracking 24hrs in the Mogster for us. Cross country at dusk to a B&B and then a ten minute bimble along to Shelsley for Hill Thrilling before a tee shirted drive back home for a well deserved cuppa!

Slightly sunburnt forehead, but Di can now officially lay claim to sleeping in the M3W's passenger seat!!! Somehow, in all this sticky summer heat, her heated seat got turned on too. Wonder how THAT happened..? innocent
Posted By: stevemag

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/07/14 07:34 PM

Well I haven't driven my Moggy ( 4 wheeler Sorry)today
BUT
Saw a beautiful M3W drive passed the bottom of my road.
2pm (ish)
It was travelling from llanidlose to Llanbrynmair and was driving passed the village of Bont Dolgadfan.

Military Satin Green and fully "MOG" RAF decalled.

Sounded Awesome
& my favourite colour scheme

Well done to the owner ( I was walking my Dog )
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/07/14 10:43 PM

No I haven't driven it today.

That will be because the dealer does not want to update me and the factory do not return calls or emails.
Posted By: Spirit

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/07/14 08:00 PM

Mrs. Spirit and I spent Sunday afternoon out cruising the Hill Country.

Good weather, roads, food, beverages, and people.

Sisterdale Saloon for lunch



Then off to Albert, Texas – Population 3 [a thriving metropolis out here] for another round.



You meet the nicest people in the Texas Hill Country.

M3W performed flawlessly – I just LOVE this thing!!
Posted By: PeterG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/07/14 08:06 PM

thumbs great pics.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/07/14 11:56 PM

Yesterday went from Rugby up to Hebden in the Yorkshire Dales via the Humber bridge and lunch in Beverley. Today's run was up through Coverdale before a stop at the Manor Cafe and up the full length of the A68 to Edinburgh for a slow crawl round the ring road to the Forth bridge. Now near Kirriemuir and tomorrow should be a detour back to Perth before nipping over Glenshee to Aberdeen. Great fun driving apart from that effing ring road!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/07/14 12:51 AM

Great pics indeed
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/07/14 08:44 AM

great pics Spirit - delighted to hear that yr M3W is running so well too! Keep those pics coming!! cheers
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/07/14 08:48 AM

The Throttle on Atlantas car is the "new" flat version - the 90 degree metal runner runs alongside the injector cover - its neat!
Posted By: Blake

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/14 01:34 AM

Originally Posted By m3boy
The Throttle on Atlantas car is the "new" flat version - the 90 degree metal runner runs alongside the injector cover - its neat!


new from the factory? I had mine done here in California but a crafty mechanic but intrigued if this is something newly done at the factory. loved the streamlined look when hidden vs the odd looped cable
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/14 01:51 AM

It had to be done for the cooling fan intake / duct but looks much tidier
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/14 08:07 AM

Yesterday the weather was scorching in Paris I proposed to my brother to eat seafood at the seaside (600km), I am satisfied with the system oil cooler, even we thought 150/160kmh roll in an oven so it was hot in some places the oil temperature never exceeded 98 ° C.
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/14 08:27 AM

I forgot to say that we ride without a helmet or cap, when we look at the sum arrived around 21:30 we like drivers locomotive coal, finishing toilet with cotton bud mandatory not scare our wives.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/14 10:34 AM

Nice trip gilbert
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/07/14 12:31 AM

Took MOGster to work today, what a treat for all those on lookers - she's really made an impression with some of the airline staff.

Tomorrow we introduce her to SGT in Maidenhead for a refresh bevel box oil drain, flush & top-up plus a few custom bits n bobs.

Nice one centurion!
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/07/14 09:12 PM

Strange as it may seem I have driven my M3W today and yesterday too. Glorious warmth and sunshine for the run up Deeside yesterday on my way to Perthshire via Braemar and Glen Isla apart from a minor torrential downpour with lots of standing water and all sorts of cars pulling over to wait it out - presumably the noise of the rain on the tin roof was distracting - then after food and drink last night it was back home by a similar route with a quick stop to take some photos of Forter Castle near Kirkton of Glen Isla and for ice cream in Banchory but without the rain. All told a very pleasant couple of days and I now need to get the car serviced again as it hasn't been done since June.


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Posted By: Pants

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/07/14 09:20 PM

Fantastic scenery.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/07/14 09:33 PM

usual top quality snaps Calum. You were two days too soon, I will be in my M3W at Perth Tomorrow and leave with 4 wheels all being well
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/07/14 09:55 PM

Envious envy
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/07/14 10:18 PM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
usual top quality snaps Calum. You were two days too soon, I will be in my M3W at Perth Tomorrow and leave with 4 wheels all being well

Good stuff. I will raise have just raised a glass of the ThreeWheeler in memory of your M3W.
Enjoy the 4/4, I'm just not convinced that these new-fangled four wheeled things will catch on. laugh
cheers
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/07/14 12:07 AM

Superb shots Calum.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/07/14 01:31 AM

I know Calum,

our special three wheeler juice is just the ticket. Few will ever try!

Thanks for the warning that the 4/4 may never catch on but 77 years of research and development plus a Ford engine have got to give me more of a chance.

Your seaside carport awaits next dine you are on The Scottish Riviera.
Posted By: Blake

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/07/14 01:57 AM

stunning skies calum...and the trikes not so bad either!

B
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/07/14 04:55 AM

Tomorow new 4/4 sport for Donald And i think hé ll come back to mtw in Few time. Happy days .
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/07/14 08:38 AM

Lovely photos.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/07/14 10:11 PM

Had a beautiful solo drive down to Williams yesterday, to make the most of this cracking summer weather. Hadn't used it since Thrilling up the Hill and having made the decision to go the night before I was almost excited!

Cross country through the Cotswolds in hot sun, tee shirt and sunglasses, with the odd wave given back to the smiles, was the very essence of M3W magical motoring. Got blasted by an impatient Porsche along the Fosse Way only to have to pull up behind him at the temporary lights around the corner, so all that testosterone would be just sitting there fuming whilst I sat in the sun topping the tan up.

The car ran exceptionally. It really did, with nothing untoward making funny noises, vibrating or even threatening to pack up, fall off or give up the ghost.

Down at Williams, Lawrie had the car up on the ramp and the oil weep identified as an S&S oil seal issue. Easily rectified with a few hours spanner work, so car booked in for when he's back from his long haul family holiday.

Several cuppa's later & a good chat with the dogs, I jumped back in and hot two junctions of the M4 before heading back up to Chipping Norton to catch up with a friend for tea.

It's not many days you can drive 150 miles in an open topped car in just a tee shirt here in the UK. Luvverly!!

Car now has just over 3000 miles up, and we're bonding a little deeper every time. Like all good relationships, it just perhaps needs time..
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/07/14 10:29 PM

Steve, that must have been a VERY enjoyable day for you...

It's days like that that help build the ole confidence level back up. Who knows, maybe an over-nighter is the future for you.

Congrats on a successful ride... smile smile smile
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/07/14 04:20 PM

So it is official a M3W is a bit like owning a boat. A hole into which you pour money. The two best days of ownership like a boat are the day you buy and the day you sell.
Final insult was both mudguard lower stays shearing while approaching the dealer.
Part exchange done and now own a lovely but very slow 4/4.
After 77 years surely the roof, doors and heater will never catch on?!!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/07/14 05:03 PM

You, M3boy...how many more, skipper? That's a lot of the original squadron gone..

We'll still talk to you, y'know!

cheers
Posted By: Spirit

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 06:30 AM

Another great day out in the M3W.

This was the first time doing the “Twisted Sisters” in the 3 wheeler.
For those interested in these famous riding roads see: http://www.ridermagazine.com/travel-feat...amous-trio.htm/
Total run today was 200+ miles with lots of sunshine at 90f + temperatures.

Stopped, and visited with Allan Johncock [owner, curator, mechanic, tour guide, former racer, gentleman, and all around good guy] at the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool, Texas.
We talked motorcycles for more than two hours until Mrs. Spirit said she wanted to go for some food and drink.



Once again the M3W performed flawlessly.
Pushed it pretty hard around the twisty mountain roads, very exhilarating.
I just love this thing.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 06:41 AM

A timeless shot and sounds like a great run out.

R.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 08:47 AM

Spirit
Someone has nicked your number plate or it fell off.

Tim
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 09:31 AM

Loving the black exhausts and shields
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 10:30 AM



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The first satursday of each month meeting morgan , lotus, vintage cars in front of the entrante of Paul Ricard track


Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 08:19 PM

I'm jealous! Looks great Atalante
Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/08/14 08:23 PM

This was the end of my big weekend:






Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/08/14 05:03 AM

Fix the regulator on the châssis without silents blocks.mine works very Well
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/08/14 05:11 AM

Shot while backing into a parking slot ... they couldn't wait ! 02AUG14 Corvette Forum 'Corvettes at Superdawg' ... and one Morgan ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/08/14 08:35 AM

Originally Posted By atalante83
Fix the regulator on the châssis without silents blocks.mine works very Well


Interesting, I saw that the HD replacement doesn't seem to have any.

But if we take out the bobbins (silent blocks) I guess the dealers won't honour the warranty on the rectifier any more?

I was lucky, I had spare bobbins with me, so just changed the one that had sheared
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/08/14 11:10 AM

Raphael I have you three polly bush ones for your rectifier, I went through two sets of originals!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/08/14 11:12 AM

Hey Conrad, great pic.

I thought Miss Timmins was flying but then realised that you folk in The Colonies drive on the other side!

cheers
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 04:13 PM

Yesterday I went to Revolutions in Perth to have a grease nipple fitted to the compensator under warranty. Its quiet now but for how long?. Went there the quick way via dual carriageway which is not a lot of fun. On way home I stopped in Glamis for food. On getting into the car was buttonholed by someone asking lots of questions. He thought I had built it so put him on track to find MMC & Revolutions who have a nice black 2012 model for sale.
Rather than dual carriage way I went via Edzell, Fettercairn & Cairn o' Mount road to Banchory. The drive was pure dead brilliant. Road & weather just perfect for Mog driving.
I stopped for pictures In Edzell & Fettercairn where someone stopped & asked lots of questions. He is roving contributor to the Dundee Courier. I turned the car round for him to photograph so I might feature in the paper in a week or two. That does not happen if you are driving an S Class or Fiesta, fine cars though they are.

Tim.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 04:47 PM

Good stuff Tim,

long may yer compensator be quiet.

I really hope someone will enjoy my old car.

I certainly will not get the same attention with my 4/4 but can happily live with that.

Wish I had a pound for every person who asked me if I had built mine.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 05:44 PM

+1 :))
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 05:49 PM

I had an excellent track day at Goodwood with my local dealer (Bell & Colvill) yesterday - weather perfect and the car suited the track waaaaay better than it had any right to, or so I thought. These old classic circuits were designed to suit the low grip, drifty chassis' that proper motor cars had back in the day and I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that a fundamentally 50 year old design of tricycle should have performed so well. Drifty, predictable, tolerably fast, period-ly noisy and awesomely good fun. Think I converted at least one non-believer with a passenger ride towards the end of the day and the 3-Wheeler was faster than many of the Lotii present. All in all a fab day on track, sandwiched between lovely 30 miles drives there and back across the Sussex countryside. What's not to like smile

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 06:42 PM

Nice shot R1NGA!
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 06:57 PM

Great picture indeed, but I find it hard to believe it was faster than an Elsie or a Seven? Perhaps it's just that you are a better driver than those pilots? drive

I remember going out for the day in a Caterham convoy and had real trouble keeping up, especially in the corners, and the guys didn't even think they were driving particularly fast.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 07:35 PM

Been for a run up Deeside for lunch in Aboyne followed by a wander up Glen Muick then back down Lower Deeside and over the Cairn O'Mount to finish off. Yet more wonderful weather.
Should have bought shares in Ambre Solaire back in the winter.


Description: River Muick
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Description: Lochnagar in the background
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Description: Lochnagar Behind
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Description: In Glen Muick
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Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 07:54 PM

When it comes to photography you make me feel unworthy Calum, great shots and scenery
Posted By: MarkB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 08:06 PM

Wonderful shots. It amazes me when folks think to stop and take a scenic shot of the car. I drive on mindlessly thinking about the nice scenery, never thinking to stop . . . Nicely done.
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/08/14 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
Great picture indeed, but I find it hard to believe it was faster than an Elsie or a Seven? Perhaps it's just that you are a better driver than those pilots? drive

I remember going out for the day in a Caterham convoy and had real trouble keeping up, especially in the corners, and the guys didn't even think they were driving particularly fast.


You are of course correct Paul - 3-Wheeler is not as fast as an Elise round a lap, but there were some less than track-familiar pilots there yesterday and I was making better progress than a few of them. There were a couple of S1 Elises there and my car was just as quick up the straight after the chicane as theirs (80bhp/525kg v's 120bhp/725kg), but they did have better corner speed in the main (except Woodcote coming into the Chicane interestingly, where the M3W seemed to be quicker than most), but I was having such a ball it really didn't matter!

Posted By: WarBird

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/08/14 12:15 AM

Went to test drive of a 60 mile Scenic Run that has been drawn up for Mog 15, which is to be held at Llangollen next June.

Started off by going over the Horseshoe Pass in light rain, but it soon brightened up and the route took us on some great A and B roads to Bala before looping back to Llangollen.

My M3W ran without fault all day, which was around 250 miles in total, and averaged around 32mpg. It was absolutely brilliant fun to drive on those twisty roads and didn't need to be pushed to silly speed to give a thrill.

Days like this make the trials and tribulations of M3W ownership absolutely worth it.

Keep the Faith!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/08/14 02:55 AM

The first and last shots are stunning.
Posted By: Digimap

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/08/14 04:16 AM

Wonderful shots, only slightly spoiled by the green and blue stuff in the background somestick
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/08/14 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By Digimap
Wonderful shots, only slightly spoiled by the green and blue stuff in the background somestick

I did hear that when Tom Jones was about to release one of his big hits in Oz he had to re-record it as the "Red Red Dirt of Home" as otherwise no-one would understand it!
somestick hide
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/14 02:20 PM

It would appear that Madrid player Arbeloa used his yesterday according to the Wail
Posted By: pandy

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/14 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By dodgyken
It would appear that Madrid player Arbeloa used his yesterday according to the Wail


Now there's a player who understands the meaning of "El Classico" thumbs

Makes a nice change from all the usual bling that footpeople usually drive.
Posted By: tmg513

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/14 03:40 PM



Never mind Madrid, judging from what I saw this morning Morgan have a ready made market in Barcelona.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/14 05:21 PM





Posted By: pandy

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/14 06:40 PM

Salot ! Il ne fait que pleuvoir à Paris. gloomy
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/14 06:52 PM

Looking good Raphy, you always have the weather.

Did you play golf before or after?

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/08/14 07:22 AM

My wife And my daughter were with the mtw , i took the cruiser .
St tropez was crowded à lot of people everywhere.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/08/14 07:25 AM

Not golf yersterday. I played five Times this week
Wonderfull weather for playing
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/08/14 09:04 AM

What a shot that is full of the impression of fun!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/08/14 05:22 AM

And now for something completely different, you don't see everyday ... only in America ! Went to a cruise night in Lombard, Il. last night, just had to park next to a 1973 Australian Ford XB GT351 Falcon Hardtop. First I've ever seen in person, basis for the 'Mad Max Interceptor'.
thumbs cheers

Attached picture 1973 Ford XB GT351  Falcon Hardtop.jpg
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/08/14 05:46 PM

Two hundreds km today under the sun
Track of the var And art & wine
Very hard to drive after
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/08/14 05:55 PM

Posted By: Roger-CH

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/08/14 08:59 PM

Went for a 3 mountain pass drive today: Furka, Grimsel and Bruenig in Switzerland. Beautiful drive, stunning sceneries and lots of fun!

http://rogerheidibieri.ch/gallery3/index.php/M3W

edit: for some reason the pictures are not showing up here...
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/14 03:54 PM

Wednesday 20th Drove to Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire to help erect large marquee for weekend Drumbeat event. That evening drove to Craigevar Castle for bat watching. We went up to the top of the tower to try to see where the pipistrele & brown long ears were coming out from. We only saw pips. Driving home in the dark & rain was not much fun.
Yesterday back to Drum Castle in M3W for Drumbeat as I was stewarding. I parked the M3W in the courtyard as requested. Lots of folk took photos & I let some kids sit in it. Usual questions have you restored it or built it. Some seem surprised when I tell them is a production vehicle & they could order one if daft enough. Hopefully some will take their enquiries further.

Tim
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/14 06:14 PM

Saturday saw a lovely hundred mile bimble down through the Cotswolds to drop the car off at Williams. Lovely day for it, and although just starting to feel on the cool side of comfortable, that was my fault for not wearing anything thicker than a tee shirt under the fleece!

Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/14 06:58 PM

Got ashore this morning to beautiful sunshine (well, it is Aberdeen after all so no big surprise smile ) so lunch was had at Castleton Farm then through Drumtochty Glen, over the Cairn O'Mount, round by Potarch, back to Banchory then via Mill of Cammie and the Slug Road to Stonehaven for a swift half in the Ship Inn.
So much, much better than work.


Description: in Drumtochty Glen
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Description: Outside the Ship Inn at Stonehaven Harbour
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Description: In Cammie Woods
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Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/14 07:31 PM

Making us jealous. It has rained all day here.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/14 08:42 PM

Great pictures.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/08/14 01:44 AM

Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Great pictures.


+1
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/08/14 01:27 PM

Was at Wings and Wheels at Dunsfold this weekend as part of the motoring demonstration.

Over 200 cars and motorcycles blasting up the runway, including classics from the Brooklands collection.

The M3W surprised loads of people - all saying how fast it was thumbs
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/08/14 04:35 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/08/14 04:37 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/08/14 02:42 AM

Great shots.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/08/14 08:05 AM

Calum,

always the lens master. Great shots. What happened to the Snoopys?

I got ashore too. Enjoying this extra wheel and the heater!

This avenue of beech trees is near me, 4 parallel rows which were planted when they deigned a Gleneagles of the south near me but nothing ever came of it. Not a patch on The Dark Hedges but very nice location next time you are down this way.

Raphael looking busy as usual, in Corsica yet?

I miss my three wheel chariot but think this 4/4 thing will catch on after 77 years with heater and roof. Less storage though.

Attached picture mog.jpg
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/08/14 08:10 AM

Not yet in corsica
Monday afternoon we ll take ferry in Toulon
Great shot Donald
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/08/14 08:19 AM

Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/08/14 06:49 PM

I took this photo earlier in the year and Veloce has used it for the dummy cover in their catalogue but it was taken with a cheap camera, so insufficiently pixellated.

I said I would retake it with my more expensive camera. One thing and another got in the way and it was only today that I was able to go for it. The location was an hour away, and I drove up in the mobile sauna bath with lots of bikers, some of them apparently suicidal, going in the opposite direction.

However, some bastard from Electricité De France has stuck a bloody great concrete pylon right in the line of fire! Alas, this photo will not be on the cover.



hebergement d image

Driving today was possible only because I had fitted a new battery on Friday. I think the other one was fried by rectifier failure. On the suggestion of my Morgan dealer, I first went to my nearest Harley dealer, in Roquebrune, about half an hour from here (I wish my Morgan dealer were as near), but it seems that H-D batteries are entirely dissimilar. The Harley guy looked at the M3W battery with one of those "What the **** is that?" expressions, directed me to Feu Vert in Fréjus (where Julius Caesar landed for the invasion of Gaul).

Feu Vert is the equivalent of Halfords and they didn’t have one either, but the guy there helpfully directed me to a little shop on the outskirts of Saint-Raphael, 3km down the road. This man is a battery man. He sells every kind of battery, big and small, and only batteries. He has batteries on shelves from the floor to the ceiling. I thought shops like that no longer existed. He had the wild goose that I had been chasing. I took it home, filled it with the toxic fluid supplied and installed it. The motor fired up instantly, which always comes as a surprise to pessimists. I note that batteries have not got any cheaper since I last looked. Someone must have made a nice profit on that on its way from China.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/09/14 07:30 AM

Peter,

Im sure photoshop can remove your bloody great concrete pylon
Posted By: emiguy

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/09/14 04:00 PM



There is nothing like the NORCAL coast! (just passed 10k miles as well)
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/09/14 04:05 PM

Very nice indeed.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/09/14 06:15 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/09/14 06:19 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/09/14 06:23 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/09/14 12:11 AM

Great shots.
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/09/14 11:39 PM

I wish I had great photos of the places I have been. Sadly, today, no.

I killed a deer today with my M3W. I was lucky. When she came out from the side, she hit the right fender and the right headlamp. The headlamp was sheered off and the fender had a few bruises but the rest of the car was untouched!

Deer was done. We had to wait for someone to come and finish the job.

This is not the first time I have done this. Last time it almost totaled the car I was driving. This time not so much.

As it happens, I was on my way to my dealer to change out the rear sprocket as it had been set up a few weeks ago. So we changed that out and eliminated the god awful noises coming from the rear. I ordered a new lamp assembly. We also talked of options to fix the very minor bends in the fender as well as clean up the goddam chicken tracks on the other fender as I do live on a farm and those little bird brains are every where...

I was not driving a motorcycle. I was driving a car. I hit a deer. I walked away. The deer did not.

-30-
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/09/14 11:55 PM

Ouch!
Very glad you got away with it, all to easy for something like a deer to come over the top of a low slung car which could be an awful lot worse than a bit of metalwork and a light unit.
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 01:01 AM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Ouch!
Very glad you got away with it, all to easy for something like a deer to come over the top of a low slung car which could be an awful lot worse than a bit of metalwork and a light unit.


No lie. My biggest fear living where I do. We have critters! Large and small. It becomes a mathematical certainty that one will collide with some kind of fur ball.

Thank dog it wasn't a moose! That would have made my day in a real bad way!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 02:12 AM

Originally Posted By Michael H
I wish I had great photos of the places I have been. Sadly, today, no.


Sooooo ... no photos of the late deer ... yawn

Seriously, good to hear you OK, that's a bit spooky ... thumbs cheers
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 04:07 AM

Michael, I'm sorry to hear about your mishap.

Being born and raised in Michigan until I moved to the greater St Louis MO area in '02, car deer accidents are quite common. Evenn whenn I ride in the country down here, I'm very cautious of deer.

You can drive defensivly, but the deer don't listen, they'll run into the side of cars and the driver never stands a chance.

Over my driving years in Michigan, I've hit 10 and killed 9 of them. One morning on the way to work I hit two at once and the only damage, if you call it that, was one of the hoofs wiped some mud off my lower front fender. I litteraly ran over both of them.

I'm glad to hear that your damage was very limited.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 09:18 AM

Fitted new Blockleys yesterday and went for a short run about up Donside and back down Deeside just to bed them in.
The tyres seemed to need a hell of a lot of lead to balance them despite using proper adaptors on the machine but no steering wobbles so who knows?
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 10:09 AM

How many miles did you get out of your last set of Blockleys Calum ?
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 10:24 AM

Originally Posted By HJP
How many miles did you get out of your last set of Blockleys Calum ?
Hugh,
I got a fraction over 8000 for the first set of Blockleys. Left was down to borderline illegal in the centre and the right had a little bit more tread left. I still blame roundabouts for the slightly uneven wear, must get over to the continent or just start going round them the other way!
crazy2 drive crazy2
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 11:23 AM

laugh2 Yep I had same wear problem on my Avons !
I'll give the Blockleys a go next time I change , but it won't be for a while , rear one will need changing before too long especially as winter rapidly approaching !
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Originally Posted By HJP
How many miles did you get out of your last set of Blockleys Calum ?
Hugh,
I got a fraction over 8000 for the first set of Blockleys. Left was down to borderline illegal in the centre and the right had a little bit more tread left. I still blame roundabouts for the slightly uneven wear, must get over to the continent or just start going round them the other way!
crazy2 drive crazy2


Being curious, just what are you keeping the pressure at with your Blockleys? I have been very impressed with mine as they have really improved the handling of the car.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 02:05 PM

I've been running 25psi in them. Tried 30psi but lost steering feel and at the 22psi that the factory suggests for the Avons the Blockleys just felt plain wrong. Did also run them at 26psi in hot weather for a while but can't say that I could tell the difference.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/09/14 06:03 PM



Centuri Harbor Nice weather wonderfull in superdry
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/09/14 05:45 PM



Borgo , murato , porta ,talone ,aleria today under the sun.
Historis corsica tour auto
Wonderfull roads
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/09/14 09:27 PM

Maybe September next year?
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/09/14 01:08 AM

Quite a car park.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/09/14 07:34 AM

Back home this morning
Yesterday wonderfull roads
Aleria , bavella , zonza , zicavo ,santa Maria de siche ,porticcio , Ajaccio
1000 miles in corsica , it is fantastic in mtw
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/09/14 09:11 AM

Raphael,

is September a good month to go to Corsica?

D
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/09/14 01:48 PM

Very good
October,april,may,june are good to
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/09/14 08:05 PM

Today after the very a little trip to the race track at the Paul Ricard for seing a race " deux tours d'horloge "
Two Nice morgan were near the paddock
A old plus eight And a new one , they were going to italia for à Mog rallye organised by garage Albert . 75 morgan engaged .
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/09/14 09:22 PM

Just back from visiting my sister who is staying in Orford on the Suffolk coast .I cut across the north of Ipswich on the B1078 a perfect road for the threewheeler before the final blast home on the A14 .
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/09/14 09:32 PM

Posted By: Waldemar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/09/14 09:06 PM

Thats the way they drive Down Under, but we are cruising Brittany smile

http://youtu.be/Zt3niKifSBw
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/14 05:40 PM

No fancy photo's or video's, but a great drive to have a day with a friend in Staffordshire yesterday. Running late so had to blitz the M6 & had a very umm, spirited run, along the toll.

Car went fabulously I'm pleased to say.

Return was in darkness, and blooming chilly..

Good times.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/14 04:48 AM

Driving off, end of British Car Union, Sunday 05SEP14 ... took 1st Place Morgan 'Other' thumbs cheers

Attached picture Small  BCU 05SEP14.jpg
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/14 05:52 AM

I do like that colour a lot.
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/14 11:48 PM

Originally Posted By Michael H
I wish I had great photos of the places I have been. Sadly, today, no.

I killed a deer today with my M3W. I was lucky. When she came out from the side, she hit the right fender and the right headlamp. The headlamp was sheered off and the fender had a few bruises but the rest of the car was untouched!

Deer was done. We had to wait for someone to come and finish the job.

This is not the first time I have done this. Last time it almost totaled the car I was driving. This time not so much.

As it happens, I was on my way to my dealer to change out the rear sprocket as it had been set up a few weeks ago. So we changed that out and eliminated the god awful noises coming from the rear. I ordered a new lamp assembly. We also talked of options to fix the very minor bends in the fender as well as clean up the goddam chicken tracks on the other fender as I do live on a farm and those little bird brains are every where...

I was not driving a motorcycle. I was driving a car. I hit a deer. I walked away. The deer did not.

-30-


Thought I'd throw this in. I became smitten with the Speaker LED lamps that Blake installed in his 3 Wheeler and ordered a pair last year. One thing I had forgotten to mention was that when I finally came to a stop about 100 yards after the strike I looked over as I heard the lamp bucket bouncing down the roadway after me, like it was trying to catch up! I distinctly remember saying "Hello there!" with a raised eye brow as it stopped directly across the road from me so I went to grab it before I walked back to assess the carnage and gore of the deer. . At least I didn't have to go searching for it . I dumped it into the car and forgot about it. I just retrieved it to take the bucket apart and pull the LED. Aside from minor abrasions on the front surface all else looks great. No damage to the radiator fins on the back at all. If I hook it up I just bet it will light!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/09/14 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
Driving off, end of British Car Union, Sunday 05SEP14 ... took 1st Place Morgan 'Other' thumbs cheers


Oh yes Conrad, looking cool.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/09/14 06:05 PM



Golf , cars , sun....what else!



Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/09/14 09:49 PM

All this sunshine is very cruel!
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/14 07:21 PM

I can manage very well without the golf or football or tennis. Cars & sun is nice.

Tim.
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/14 08:37 PM

I wouldn't mind owning that Stratos ... wink

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/14 10:01 PM

Number Two which was exposed in geneva for the first exposition .
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/14 05:40 AM

Originally Posted By MarioCP
I wouldn't mind owning that Stratos ... wink



My thoughts exactly ... thumbs cheers
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/14 05:47 AM

Stopped for a cold one, just had to park thusly, and take this photo. 30 seconds later, about a dozen bikers descended upon the scene. Impromptu poll followed :

Morgan Three Wheeler - 12 thumbs
Can Am - um ... well ... thanks for playing oops

drive thumbs cheers

Attached picture Small 14SEP14 Can Am M3W.JPG
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/09/14 06:11 AM

Nice shot!
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/09/14 06:28 AM

Very Nice indeed
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/09/14 08:52 AM

Refreshed my bevel box with Redline and the had a superb run round the back lanes of south Cheshire. As well as seeming quieter overall ( can only be a subjective view on a M3W ! ) , on overrun the car seems quieter and smoother so result ! Big smile.
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/09/14 10:47 AM

That sounds like a result. Which 'fill' mark did you use Nippy? I'm about to refill mine with Redline, and there is debate whether to fill to the orange breather or the upper level above the drain hole, which is what I used last time I did it.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/09/14 11:05 AM

Hi Paul
I used the red plastic capped breather as the fill orifice , and VERY VERY carefully made sure it was brimmed to that level.
I initially filled using a funnel and plastic tubing , but found I was getting false 'its full' messages by leaks and dribbles.
So I put the last 1/4 pint in using a small syringe and peering in with a torch so I could actually see the level - it helps Red line is actually bright dayglo red. This took an extra 15 mins or so but I felt better about having done it. I dont think you could do this from below - I had all the seat panels out to get full access.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/09/14 05:53 PM



Posted By: atalante83

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/14 04:48 AM

Quote:
Have Your Driven you M3W Today?


No, I rode my Harley to the Morgan Dealer today to pick up the last two bobbins he had. Was there Tuesday with the M3W to pick up replacement valve cover knicked by S&S (see 'D Day and Agatha Christie')
Anyway, met Ed, (Edvb1 of the Eco Exo R build) who was there with SWMBO closely looking at the M3W in stock. He's been bit, but as yet to commit. Nice guy.
thumbs cheers
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/14 08:28 AM

Had a great run to view the Kelpies & Falkirk Wheel both of which are worth going to. Around 280 miles from Aberdeenshire vie Cairn o Mount Road, Couper Angus & Perth to Falkirk. My first run on a motorway in an M3W, not its natural environment. Weather was dry & warm until about 20 mins away from dropping off my copilot when it was dark & started raining. Copilot fell asleep on return journey


Description: The Kelpies
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Description: Falkirk Wheel
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Posted By: Q8morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/14 09:10 AM

Just drove it,after close to 5 monthes parked..forgot how great the gears are..1st & 2nd are long compaired to the corvette c7 when driving the vette slow..the mog throttle feels light but clutch heavy compaired to the vette..just waiting on cooler nights to use it more
Posted By: edvb1

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/14 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
Quote:
Have Your Driven you M3W Today?


No, I rode my Harley to the Morgan Dealer today to pick up the last two bobbins he had. Was there Tuesday with the M3W to pick up replacement valve cover knicked by S&S (see 'D Day and Agatha Christie')
Anyway, met Ed, (Edvb1 of the Eco Exo R build) who was there with SWMBO closely looking at the M3W in stock. He's been bit, but as yet to commit. Nice guy.
thumbs cheers



Yes it was great talking to you yesterday. I was a little pressed for time as I promised my wife to be somewhere so I did not have time for the test ride. I will soon though!

I wanted to finish the latest mods on my Eco Exo R so here is one of them. With some black Alcantara pads with red stitching kind of like the style below should bring it up a notch. I also have a new steering wheel that was just sent from the UK to finish it off.

Hope to see you again soon

Edward

IMG_2564 by evanbelkom, on Flickr

W1i%20with%20red%20leather%20diamond%20stitched by evanbelkom, on Flickr
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/14 09:21 PM

Technically not today but...
Last Sunday drove from Aberdeen across the Cairngorms, through Inverness and on up to Scourie in the far North West. Spent Monday wandering around Sutherland up to Durness and Smoo Cave plus Chocolate Mountain for some serious supplies and a swim in the Atlantic at Polin Beach near Kinlochbervie followed by a second night in the very good Eddrachilles Hotel with more good food, chat and malt whisky. Tuesday was a wander down the coast road through Lochinver and Ullapool to Poolewe before spending Wednesday driving through Torridon, round Applecross, over the Bealach na Baa to Lochcarron, on through Glen Garry to Fort William and then to Kinlochleven for a night in the Macdonald Hotel (more food and malt of course) which led to a session on the indoor ice climbing wall at the Ice Factor which was a bit of a shock to the system after not climbing since '88! At least the instructor was surprised that I managed all the routes he pointed me at including the trendy "dry tooling" one - one up for the old farts!
Thursday was a run through Glencoe to Crianlarich, Lochearnhead and in via Revolutions in Perth to pick up my M3W red cross parcel from Donald (thanks!) More food and drink on Thursday night before home to Aberdeen on Friday.
Weather was mainly the usual blue skies and sunshine you would expect in September in NW Scotland though a couple of times there was a bit of a strange phenomenon where what can only really be described as drops of water seemed to simply fall out of the sky. Very odd, quite refreshing really and did tend to keep the road dust down. Locals seemed to be a bit surprised by this water from the sky thing too, probably just the silver lining leaking out of the clouds.
Photos will appear shortly in the gallery pages - the light was superb much of the time.
Car just worked.

More photos on Flickr
Posted By: Waldemar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/14 09:19 PM

ma que bella macchina, I wish this would be the finish of my threewheeler ...
Posted By: edvb1

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/14 11:27 PM

Waldemar

Thanks you.

It may take a bit to get a M3W but for a single seater this will do for the time being. It take time and patience to build things you cannot buy off the shelf. I think a Italian glove leather interior would be most fitting for the M3W as I have not seen one yet. I was able to see some interiors in some Ferrari's and Lambo's that used black Alcantara with carbon seats and was smitten. $130 US per yard is pricey but thought it would finish it off nicely.

Has anyone put a custom leather interior in their M3W ?
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/09/14 05:50 AM

Finally, an opportunity to go for a drive with another M3W ... and of course, a cold one after. Note The Delightful Ms. Timmins' version of a 'Comfort Kit' in my M3W ... cloud9

thumbs cheers


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Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/09/14 03:43 PM

Yesterday I went up to Caramulo to finally get my M3W with the welded exhaust and bring it home (Lisbon). It was a nice journey, no rain, after just a couple of weeks one almost forgets how fun this car is to drive.

There's no story to the journey itself, I had about 350 kms of fun. But the end was even funnier, when I got into my garage, at night, the grunt of the Brooklands exhaust sound fired up the alarms of almost all my neighbours' tintops parked there.

laugh2
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/09/14 04:26 PM

This warms my heart. Back in the day we would park our VW bugs together in the hopes that they would breed...
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/09/14 07:11 PM

Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/09/14 07:43 PM

The tower looks like a "Banksy"
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/10/14 02:34 PM

Went for a wander about as the sun was out and I have to go back to work tomorrow so last chance for a couple of weeks. Took a couple of photos at the kirk in Drumtochty Glen


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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/14 12:44 PM

Great photos as ever Calum.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/14 04:56 PM

10000 tours at PAUL RICARD





Posted By: atalante83

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/14 05:08 PM

two mtw on the track today
wonderfull day
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/14 05:46 PM

Good on ya ! drive

It's 35 degrees today with a WIND CHILL of 27 degrees, a cold sleety rain and SNOW FLURRIES. gloomy

Maybe next week thumbs cheers
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/10/14 02:56 PM

Hall an hour on the Paul Ricard this morning between a lot of Mad men with ktm, gtr,lotus,porsches,Ferrari....but Only one mtw.
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/10/14 07:19 PM

Today just above Scamonden dam there was a bitterly cold strong wind but fantastic views.

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Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/10/14 07:52 PM

Nice photo
Posted By: Spirit

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/10/14 08:44 PM

Beautiful Pictures Dap thumbs
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/10/14 11:50 AM

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Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/10/14 05:43 PM

Raphael you are having much too much fun, get back on the golf course!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/14 05:46 PM

Went for a short drive yesterday, no photos.
However, found this on FB, just posted (!?), from British Car Union, Sunday 05SEP14 ... our arrival there around 3:31.
drive thumbs cheers
BCU 05SEP14
Posted By: Laurens

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/14 10:46 PM

The weathermen predicted beautiful weather for last weekend
So before the winter would show up, it looked a good idea to do a nice last tour with our Morgans for this autumn.
Searched on the map and the plan was made to drive to Lugano near the Italian border.
Checked on Tripadvisor and found a highly recommended hotel called Lugano Dante.
We left Grindelwald and drove via the Sustenpass 2224 m. down to Andermatt where we took the climb to the St. Gotthardpass 2106 m.
Halfway we changed for the old pass which is called the Tremola pass down to Airolo.
This one is much more scenic but has almost all the way cobblestones.
Via Bellinzona we arrived in Lugano.

Next day again beautiful weather we went north again and took the Lukmanierpass 1916 m. down to Desentis
From there the Oberalppass 2044 m. down to Andermatt
Via the Furkapass 2431 m. down to Gletsch
Up again via the Grimselpass 2165 m. down to Innertkirchen
and from there up on the Grosse Scheideggpass 1962 m. and down to Grindelwald again.

Also due to the fantastic warm, sunny weather and very clear sky it was again a fantastic ride.
The total vertical climb (and descent) during this two day’s was 7612 meter which is almost 25.000 feet
And the two M3W’s did it flawlessly !

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Posted By: Laurens

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/14 10:52 PM

Some more pictures

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Posted By: Laurens

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/14 10:55 PM

last picture shows how small the M3W's are

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 04:47 AM

Wonderfull
Posted By: deano

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 06:21 AM

What a fabulous road trip. I'm guessing those mountains will be covered in snow during winter.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 09:09 AM

Absolutely spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 09:14 AM

Fantastic. Perfect roads for the three wheeler.
Must be very late in the year for dry, snow free conditions on the high passes.
I really need to get out to the Alps.
Posted By: Laurens

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 09:41 AM

Calum,

We hope see you next year as well on the M3W jungfrau Treffen !
BTW you made a beautiful picture as well with the church in your previous post !
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 10:16 AM

Stunning scenery, brilliant photos. Thank you for sharing.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 11:01 AM

Great shots
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/14 07:33 PM

I collected my own M3W today from the dealer.
It's a preowned from 6/2013.
I drove 120km and enjoyed the wind and the noise.
Great little thing! Even my dog is interested to travel with the Mog

Posted By: Philippo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/10/14 06:59 PM

Great car & colour, but I prefer the dog. I have the same; Daisy!

Enjoy 3W motoring.

Cheers
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/14 06:04 AM

Went to Starved Rock State Park with Strahorn, saw EVERY motorcycle in Illinois there, made FaceBooks 'Chicagoland Petrolheads and Car Spotters'

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/14 06:14 AM

Yesterday 100 miles , tavernes And back
Always smiles on your road
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/14 06:51 AM

mad2 On the way home, 5 miles to go, motor died. Started, then died. Then, wouldn't start. Then, started, then died. banghead

$95 USD for a flat tow, will poke around tomorrow, so far, nothing I can see ... swear
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/14 09:48 AM

Nothing much, just a saturday out in Lisbon. The weather has been very odd, almost summer-like, but with this car I won't complain.


Posted By: Robbie

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/14 12:27 PM

Mario,
good to hear you -- did you finally get the exhausts sorted??

Regards to yur wife

Cheers! from a fellow PaddyMog!!!!
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/14 09:12 PM

Hi Robbie, thanks!

The exhausts have been sorted, meaning, MMC sent us a 3rd set. We'll see how many miles it will last (I still think they should let an engineer have a look at the Brooklands exhausts and the way they are mounted, I bet they'd save a few pounds ... )

The front suspension (hitting the headers) is the problem that still remains - annoyingly, and inexplicably - unadressed.

I've been avoiding the temptation to post here because I don't want to sound too negative about it, because indeed
this car is the ultimate "motoring pleasure" to own and drive. The problem is ...

... MMC is simply doing "it" wrong. I will remain quiet until I sort this suspension issue with them, and hope to return to more frequent posting after that gets done.

Our regards to you and all the Paddymogs in Ireland, the southern branch hopes one day you guys come down here so we can (try to) be as welcoming to you as you were to us! wink
Posted By: Spirit

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/10/14 08:04 PM

Just Another Day In Texas - With No Particular Place To Go
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/11/14 06:37 PM

Got back from KL on Thursday with galloping jet lag and a vicious head cold so didn't get out in the wee car till today. Had a very pleasant run over the hills in the usual Aberdeenshire sunshine which served to blow away a fair few cobwebs.
Stopped to take a few snapshots;


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Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/11/14 08:39 PM

Great shots as usual Calum, I'm learning something from your style, but whether I can put it into practice is another thing.

Why is it that whenever one travels long haul these days, a cold/cough always follows?
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/11/14 02:12 PM

I braved the rain yesterday and splashed down to Goodwood for their "Vee Power" breakfast club.

An eclectic mix of vehicles and 3 other M3Ws - well worth the early start.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/11/14 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
Great shots as usual Calum, I'm learning something from your style, but whether I can put it into practice is another thing.

Why is it that whenever one travels long haul these days, a cold/cough always follows?
Thanks Paul
Style? f8 and be there - you just need some landscape and somewhere convenient to stop! drive camera

In fairness I think I probably took the beginnings of the head cold over to KL with me, fermented it for a week in the heat and humidity then got on the long haul flight back. Not a good combination all told. sick
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/11/14 01:26 PM

Today I did some milage to visit Austrian vineyards close to the Czech border. It started as a pleasure trip with sunshine, 15°C, perfect small bendy roads, driving across undulating areas with small, sleepy villages and barely any other traffic. Everything was perfect till the wind freshened up, got stronger and stronger and finally blew +50mph.
Interesting conditions..
The Mog shifted a little bit, but nothing spectacular regarding side drift or unsafe handling. Nevertheless pleasure was gone driving home for more than a hour against the wind, without a full face helmet and the relative windspeed of some 100mph...
An other experience completed and it was worth doing it! drive




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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/11/14 01:35 PM

Just like your others that photo is superb - almost timeless.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/11/14 04:54 PM

Great shots Calum...love the BnWs:))
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/11/14 05:43 PM

i will....tomorrow! weather will be: 5 degrees and heavy rain!!! a total of 3.5h drive. that sounds promising :-)
have to go to the dealers-shop. correcting some things under warranty.
then back home.
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/11/14 07:46 PM

Do let us know how your warranty work goes, and of course, how much fun you will have on that drive - best of luck.
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/14 04:04 PM

weather forecast lied to me!...it was 3 degrees (not 5!) and heavy rain!!!
ok: changed the right front windscreen (had lots of small cracks), changed the oil-seal of the crankshaft, tightend the upper-left wishbone screws.
went all well and fast :-)
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/14 05:56 PM

Well, you arrived back safely, if a little cold. No major warranty issues then - good.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/11/14 04:37 PM

Drove from Aberdeenshire to Shropshire to see relatives, 900 miles in 6 days. Journey down was fine apart from 30 mins to do 3 miles through roadworks round Perth. Returning forecast was rain most of the way, it was 6C on departure. Got to Carlisle before it started to rain, crossing into Scotland it was heavy rain for 50 miles, very uncomfortable. I was glad I was not on M6 in Lancashire, the spray from 3 traffic streams would have been horrendous.
After about an hour driving I'm looking to stop, 2 hours is the most I have done without stopping. Petrol on the motorway was £1.30/litre, just filled up locally at £1.21 & in Shropshire saw £1.20. I wonder if they are related to vampires?

Tim
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/11/14 01:49 AM

Strahorn and I do a 'fly over' to confirm a 'kill'... Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers

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Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/11/14 06:41 PM

I was surprised by crossing paris someone tapped me on the shoulder at a red light when i turned my head he just said hello and told me that I was lucky to have a nice car (two biker Police CRS), I said to him that it was a tricycle, it is true that I have less luck with 4 wheels without seat belts and no license plate on the front of the vehicle.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/11/14 06:59 PM




a little ride at st tropez
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/11/14 10:39 AM

since yesterday, my m3w is resting for the wintertime. its on 4 jackstands and waiting for all the cleaning and polishing and modifying...the time will tell!
started this year on the 29. of march and it were 57 days of going out with this monster :-)
it has now 6564km on it and no major failures. lucky me!!!

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/11/14 04:29 PM

nice girl
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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/11/14 06:35 PM

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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/12/14 10:30 AM

...nice!!!

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Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/12/14 03:30 PM

Oooh ! I'd like one of those smile
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/12/14 05:04 PM

+1
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/14 04:50 PM

Slip sliding around a bit today , mind you most backroads round here are coated in mud at the moment . I think a new rear tyre will be needed soon !
I can't remember how long this one has been on , will have to check my 3 Wheeler file .
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/14 05:34 PM

I ventured out this week and discovered another unexpected and exciting 'feature' of our cars. Couple of narrow lanes round here that are single track and the recent bad weather had washed lots of mud and more importantly fallen leaves onto the roads. Most of this was accumulating in the centre of the tarmac, with the edges kept clear by the 4-wheelers.

30-35mph only and all being careful on a gentle throttle, slightly downhill, in a very narrow section of single track and I lift off slightly as I approach a gentle bend. The car suddenly snaps sideways as the rear wheel effectively locks under the load of engine-braking and is all over the place. Took a bit of quick twirling to catch it and I was most surprised. Wife was giving me the stare - like I did it deliberately?! - speed was now about 25mph and then it only bl00dy does it again, as we encountered another 40m of leaf slutch and road-snot and the car's all over the place again. Really unexpected, I must say.

I saw the next pile of poo coming and this time I declutched as we went over it and of course the car was good as gold. Nothing nurfed, nothing damaged but another example of how you never stop learning in these damn cars. Coming home that evening, now slightly uphill, was a ball, unsurprisingly, as I was expecting it to do what it did - it was just coming downhill the other way that caught me out!

Gotta love 'em though!
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/14 06:12 PM

I was looking out for this and it caught me out last autumn. Watch out for same thing on gentle throttle coming out the bend on leafy roads
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/12/14 08:14 PM

new brockley

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/12/14 05:55 PM

Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/12/14 06:05 PM

Very nice shot!
Where did you take it?

Here rain, fog and wind - no M3W conditions envy
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/12/14 07:00 PM

In my village when i bought my bread And i took my coffee
Posted By: Krod

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/12/14 06:03 AM

nice touches with the windscreens and the blacked out air intake
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/12/14 07:01 AM

Nice shoes atalante ...my next ones will also be Blockleys they sayed the grip is better than with the Avons. thumbs
Beside, what village are you living, looks a little bit like Carces (Var) they also have these beautyfull wallpaintngs on houses sherlock
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/12/14 01:44 PM

La farlede du var between Hyeres et toulon
Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/12/14 07:47 PM

Tell me that you drove through the arch, atalante
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/12/14 07:50 AM

Atalante nice photo. It looks like you need to adjust your right headlamp, its leaning out. Mine was leaning in, I adjusted while shining the lamps on the garage door.

Tim.
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/12/14 06:46 PM

Today: 17,5 degrees C (=63F) and sunshine, which is not the typical December winter condition in Austria.
I had to put some milage on my MTW to check the new fuel gauge. It still indicates some 30% petrol after 250km, while the Morgan original gauge showed 0% after 100km...
As the weather was fine the cops were out too and they pulled me out of flowing traffic. With a smile on his face a young lad asked for the car papers and told me that everything is allright but he hasen's seen a Threewheeler on the road yet and he simply could not resist so get a close up...
I was not wearing a helmet (mandatory here) and I had forgotten to buckle up (also mandatory when belts are on board), at least I was not speeding.
Was not interesting for him - all he wanted to know was topspeed, accelleration, engine details, production date and so on. And - believe it or not - he was smiling as long as I was there (the Moggy-effect?).
No fine for me and a happy cop: X-mas is comming. :xmascontent:
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/12/14 07:48 PM

the low number of tw on the road tends to soften the law of the police with the laws in force in my country too.
Posted By: bobo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/12/14 09:08 PM

GLLOQ...wot is your country??...we could b neighbours!!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/12/14 07:58 AM

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Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/12/14 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By atalante83

Did your Moggy loose a wheel or is it about the plane?
Here it's about driving the 3-wheeler. :xmasbigsmile:
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/12/14 02:11 PM

No, no, it's about boys toys [when they grpw up, of course]. :snowlaugh: :santa2:
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/12/14 04:02 PM

Went for a run through The Lords Throat, this is a road in Aberdeenshire near Monymusk that partly follows the River Don. Its narrow, twisty & hilly & was empty. Perfect for M3W motoring. Roads were mostly dry, a watery sun & temperature around 11C with snow on the higher hills. Great!

Tim
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/12/14 04:27 PM

Sorry i d a ride with my superdry but No photos
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/12/14 11:04 AM


Bad weather
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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/12/14 01:16 PM


Posted By: John V6

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/12/14 01:29 PM

Stunning photo where is that?
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/12/14 03:27 PM




TOULON bay photo taken at the Coudon hill 702m
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/12/14 08:30 PM

I envie you with the weather down there in France...only rain here in Luxembourg gloomy ...beside never realized that you drive the english M3W version. What Flag is the thirth one on your car, look nice?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/12/14 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By Smaug
I envie you with the weather down there in France...only rain here in Luxembourg gloomy ...beside never realized that you drive the english M3W version. What Flag is the thirth one on your car, look nice?


We call that flag the wives flag in England as it features a Dragon - it is in fact the Welsh National flag.
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/12/14 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By Smaug
I envie you with the weather down there in France...only rain here in Luxembourg gloomy ...beside never realized that you drive the english M3W version. What Flag is the thirth one on your car, look nice?


We call that flag the wives flag in England as it features a Dragon - it is in fact the Welsh National flag.


LOL ...good one rofl
Posted By: Kaou

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/12/14 10:57 AM

I went straight out of the dealer in Paris to Romania and back to France for my wedding last year...and now planning to bring the Morgan to my new house in...Greece !
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/01/15 12:51 PM

Little ride under the sun for a first diving in the sea
Wonderfull 15 ° c
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/01/15 05:04 PM

Monthly meeting in front of the track " paul Ricard "
Nearly twenty morgan
A lot of other cars
Nice ride under the sun about 100 km
I put of the little Plates visit And i ve warn into the cockpit .wonderfull
Posted By: atalante83

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Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 03:40 PM

Did about 500 kmhs this weeekend, nothing to report on the exhaust front (they're reaching 1000 kms, I guess we'll know soon if this issue is a thing of the past), but I have to say that on the way back home, and thankfully very near to Lisbon one of my front Suplex shocks snapped in what was a big, and potentially dangerous, failure. It was the shock that previously was frequently hitting the exhaust, or close enough to be constantly working under "boiling" temperatures, not sure if that could be cause for what happened.

I will hold more on this subject until I contact Suplex and Morgan, and hear from them both, I'd really like to have the shock in question checked by its maker before trying to reach any conclusions, but I can't let this information remain withheld from fellow M3W owners with Suplex front shocks. Please check both your front shocks and see, in each of them, if the inner piston is tightly/fully screwed to the top of the shock.

Here a couple of pictures to even out the perplexities that you may have from my poor technical English:







Posted By: wiscos

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 03:57 PM

Wow - that must have made quite a pop when it let go!

So sorry you're having such a rotten time with the suspension - and very relieved I've stuck with the Spax with the Comfort kit which is going strong...

Does anyone have the Suplex shocks without problems??
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 03:58 PM

That is very scary indeed.
Not sure how easy it is to check anything on the shocks without removing the spring and stripping them down.
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 04:10 PM

Well I can say that the upper triangle and the (in)famous exhaust header kept everything in place. I can also say that it was indeed scary, it was night, I was on the Motorway and I was cruising at about 140 kmh when it happened. I heard a loud BANG but (surprisingly) all I noticed was that the driving wheel became off centered, meaning, to go straight I had to push the wheel a bit to the left. I immediately reduced speed (not touching the brakes, of course) and asked my niece (was the passenger that day) to glance over and check if anything was wrong. She said all seemed ok but it was undeniable something had happened. I was 5 miles from a service area so I went on, at reduced speed (for a Motorway at night that is ...) until I parked. After I saw what I saw, I called the ACP (Automobile Club of Portugal) and soon I had a flat bed truck and a taxi to take me to Lisbon.

The next day I had all Suplex shocks off the car and all the Spax fitted into it (how glad I am that I asked to take them with me to Lisbon, despite my wife's disconfort with them at her feet all the journey). M3W back to my garage, and ready for more adventures!

PS - As can be seen in this picture. Lots of clearance to the exhausts by the way ...



Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 04:10 PM

I'm sorry for you.
Another problem to be solved...

Confirms to me that heat protection does make sense

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Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 04:19 PM

I had already noticed that you had wrapped the headers, been wondering if I should do the same, but I also remember reading someone with technical knowledge (I think it was Lawrie) speaking against it, in a discussion about Peter B's (Gambalunga) Plus 4 ... so I'm still undecided. Must learn more.

Btw, it takes less than five minutes in idle (starting from cold) to get my headers glowing like F1's exhausts from the old Turbo era ... very impressive ... and worrying.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 04:51 PM

I hésitate to put it on my superdry
I burned my legs three Times but not on the front exhaust but on the rear
I do it on my old tourer an i expect to do it on the 75th for avoiding hot under the bonnets.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/01/15 05:14 PM

Woah!!
thats a serious fail!Looks as if the upper threds have stripped off or the holding unit has let go?
Mario....your English is perfect!!
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/15 01:54 AM

Thanks! The Suplex suspension kit has been taken out of the car, replaced with the default Spax suspension.
Suplex and MMC have both been emailed, I'm waiting to hear from one or both of them.

Just arrived home from another round trip to Coimbra and back (about 450 kms,. "Foot Cruise Control"in the Motorway once more set to somewhere between 130 and 150 km/h (that's between 3.9 and 4.2K RPM) . Have to say the car with the Spax suspension is a lot softer, maybe better for the missus, but ... at low speeds the front body roll is much more pronounced (and the steering heavier), and at high speeds the stability suffers. Highway bumps have an effect on tge steering that I think detract from what was a very stable car at speed.

All in all, there's no doubt the Suplex suspension changes the car a lot for the better. Of course, there's this problem of it actually fitting the car, and also this thing about the self-dismantling shocks ...
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/15 06:02 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/15 06:03 PM

Sorry i cant do it in the right side
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/15 06:24 PM

Lets try to turn atalante83:

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Posted By: andymot

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/15 06:26 PM

Is that a smile or gritted teeth???
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 05:27 AM

Thanks
A one hand shot with my phone not easy to smile
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 08:30 AM

I think I have seen the car following you before smile
Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 03:47 PM

I had booked the M3W in with MMC for its first service. Because there was other work to do, they wanted it there at start of work on Thursday. This meant that the drive would be all in darkness. As I feared, and the forecaster had predicted, on leaving home the heavens opened and I was faced with 20 miles of heavy rain in pitch blackness. Due to the low level of the car, oncoming headlights seemed to be even more dazzling than normal. What with that, the busy time of day and rain on my glasses and screen, visibility was appalling and I was driving blind whenever a car came towards me. I was most relieved to get to the factory without colliding with anything!

Has anyone any recommendations as to how to deal with this sort of situation? Apart from avoiding it if absolutely possible. of course.
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 04:48 PM

I plan to install fog-lights in the near future. And maybe better headlights too...
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By Triceratops
I had booked the M3W in with MMC for its first service. Because there was other work to do, they wanted it there at start of work on Thursday. This meant that the drive would be all in darkness. As I feared, and the forecaster had predicted, on leaving home the heavens opened and I was faced with 20 miles of heavy rain in pitch blackness. Due to the low level of the car, oncoming headlights seemed to be even more dazzling than normal. What with that, the busy time of day and rain on my glasses and screen, visibility was appalling and I was driving blind whenever a car came towards me. I was most relieved to get to the factory without colliding with anything!

Has anyone any recommendations as to how to deal with this sort of situation? Apart from avoiding it if absolutely possible. of course.


There's no real easy answer, but if I was faced with that journey, at that time of day and with that weather forecast, I'd have taken a full-face helmet with me, despite never really wanting to habitually drive in one. A FF helmet makes all the difference in the world, for those nasty wet night drives.
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 05:50 PM

I would have to agree. I bought a cheap motorcycle rain suit from Lidl and with a towel around the neck, one can stay remarkably dry.

I also bought a perfectly good open face helmet at Lidl for around £25, with a full face opening visor, which does everything a full face helmet does, and more, and before anyone says that one should always go for a quality helmet, which they will, I rationalised it out, that my Three Wheeler was safer than any bike, and very unlikely to tip me onto my head, and I was only buying the helmet for comfort and protection, therefore, as long as it comfortable, any dubious lack of strength characteristics were not required for this application. sherlock grin2
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 06:12 PM

Originally Posted By Triceratops

Has anyone any recommendations as to how to deal with this sort of situation? Apart from avoiding it if absolutely possible. of course.


I have a couple of sets of yellow goggles which I've make a massive difference and stop you getting blinded by oncoming lights. Similar to these Yellow Goggles.

As with any glasses in the 3 wheeler make sure they are impact resistant.





Posted By: Peter J

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 06:29 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
I would have to agree. I bought a cheap motorcycle rain suit from Lidl and with a towel around the neck, one can stay remarkably dry.

I also bought a perfectly good open face helmet at Lidl for around £25, with a full face opening visor, which does everything a full face helmet does, and more, and before anyone says that one should always go for a quality helmet, which they will, I rationalised it out, that my Three Wheeler was safer than any bike, and very unlikely to tip me onto my head, and I was only buying the helmet for comfort and protection, therefore, as long as it comfortable, any dubious lack of strength characteristics were not required for this application. sherlock grin2


Paul,
as long as the lid is "E" marked it should be fit for purpose even on a bike, but in the M3W where it is mostly to stop bugs, rain and small road debris hitting your face then why pay more? Good call!
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/01/15 09:57 PM

I made mine.....certainly NOT "E" marked!
Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/01/15 06:39 PM

Thanks all for helpful comments
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 12:41 PM



Nice steering wheel
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 12:56 PM




Sorry i cant put it in the good side
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 01:18 PM

The first Australian M3W? smile
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 01:30 PM

good for a turnaround...

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 01:31 PM

smile
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 06:45 PM

Thanks little problem with my iPad
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 07:31 PM

I would love to hear the exhaust!
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/01/15 07:33 PM

I would love to hear the exhaust!
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/01/15 01:53 PM

So this morning Chris99 & I took a swift drive down to Brooklands and met up for a quick coffee a bite to eat and a chat (Thanks Chris),

Great to drive out as a pair of M3W's in and around Surrey in fantastic weather.

smile
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/01/15 05:54 PM

Hey
Let me know if you wan to make It a three three wheelere next time.
Was out in the Berkshire hills today. Then spent an hour or two cleaning the old girl
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/01/15 09:43 PM

Matty - Will do mate - pm me your contact details - If the weathers ok tomorrow then I'll be out and about again in the morning if you fancy meeting up

Rgds Mark
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/01/15 03:28 PM

Matty - great to meet up today and take a drive out. - What a fabulous part of Berkshire to explore by M3W especially when there's a brace of them. I've just spent the last 1/4 hour pouring over the maps trying to place together our route as I've never ventured across these parts of Berkshire previously. I will do again that's for sure, fantastic driving cheers mate.
I was trying to get a couple of photos on my iPhone of you up front but wasn't able to as there were simply too many bends and twisty bits (as if you can have too many bends) I spent time fannying around trying to remove a string back driving glove and enable my iPhone swipe or thumbprint but wasn't able to make it happen using my teeth on the glove along the straights hence I dropped back a little - Must get a go-pro fitted
What a great piece of England drive to day was, stopping both M3W cars for the Hunt to pass all in their finest country tweeds and stopping at the pub - great - Roll on more dry weekends smile Cheers geezer smile
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/01/15 06:52 PM

Ditto Mark
It was a pleasure to meet up and have a run.
It is a great route. We did Woolhampton, Buckleberry Ride, Bradfield and Bradfield school up to Adlworth four points. Then on up to Compton and then Hermitage. Then to Ashampstead and up again to Aldworth specifically the Bell.
Back to Bradfield and onwards home.
Could add a few miles if we could get some more 3 w's up for it. The Bell is a great pub and they would have no problem with a horde of three wheelers.
Hope to catch up soon

Posted By: KRIS

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/01/15 08:50 PM

Absolute win win yesterday. Wife agreed to a nice ride out in the m3w in the Derbyshire Peak District. First win. we took in a garden centre but there is never any room for plants and then a lovely bit of lunch at chatsworth house. So no money spent on more trees and all things growing and then some cracking food.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/02/15 07:51 PM

http://i38.servimg.com/u/f38/11/86/22/31/image12.jpg
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/02/15 07:15 PM

Today twenty nine morgan on the road
A ride between paul Ricard track And Hyeres Harbor for a wonderfull aïoli

http://mog.vosforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6419&p=129475#p129475
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/02/15 07:26 PM

Yesterday, to get some experience of circuit racing, I booked onto an MSV trackday at Oulton Park.
Top notch coaching from one of the MSV team of instructors soon had my confidence up and lapping with the other cars.
The other cars were a mixed bunch , two Aerial Atoms ( fastest cars there by a long stretch ) , Suburu's , MX5's , Lotus etc
I would like to think I held my own against most cars .... def do it again !

vid of an Atom ( and some others ) passing me :
http://vid806.photobucket.com/albums/yy344/bucketclicker/4atom_zpsygqhi6h0.mp4

Going round Hislops to Knickerbrook
http://vid806.photobucket.com/albums/yy344/bucketclicker/2ysound_zpsvlup53zc.mp4

Hislops again in a pack
http://vid806.photobucket.com/albums/yy344/bucketclicker/IMG_1072_zps3podfpwi.mp4

Similar to the above but you can just about hear the Morgan in this one !
http://vid806.photobucket.com/albums/yy344/bucketclicker/1y_zps2sxpmeyk.mp4

I have had to really reduce the quality to make them small enough to upload etc , hope this works !

Having posted this I can see if you click on one of these links it downloads the vid to your computer - takes a few minutes for each one. It does not play the vid directly - you have to find it on your computer and play it.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/02/15 07:48 PM

Raphy, looks like a good time and great food ... thumbs cheers
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/02/15 07:49 PM

Graham, great sounds, great fun ... thumbs cheers
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/15 11:27 AM

https://vimeo.com/105982338
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/15 01:58 PM

Very nice, Raphe..!!

And very warm.. thumbs
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/15 04:34 PM

Looks very nice, and very far away. It is cold and dark here...

GoPro? What kind of drone?
Posted By: Squirlz

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/15 10:54 PM

Molly had hers out yesterday. A student from the local University is doing a film project on her and wanted some driving shots. It was 11 degrees F!! She drove about 8 miles.
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/02/15 02:49 PM

me a fortnight ago stuck behind an audi r8.
i could not commit to an overtake in-case the driver flawed it.
only in shot for the first 60s before the tiger avon overtakes me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB92570fOIY
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/02/15 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By charlestkirby
me a fortnight ago stuck behind an audi r8.
i could not commit to an overtake in-case the driver flawed it.
only in shot for the first 60s before the tiger avon overtakes me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB92570fOIY


Good stuff Charles
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/02/15 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Originally Posted By charlestkirby
me a fortnight ago stuck behind an audi r8.
i could not commit to an overtake in-case the driver flawed it.
only in shot for the first 60s before the tiger avon overtakes me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB92570fOIY


Good stuff Charles

Thanks. I look like a mario kart character.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/02/15 01:59 PM

Big lesson in life learnt today:

When one unplugs the Optimate to use the socket for a vacuum, it's always best to plug it back in... Got kitted up for a lunch out & click.. Nothing. Just silence from a flat battery.

D'oh!!

Sigh..
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/02/15 08:14 AM

Steve how long did you leave it unused? Mine can lie for 3 weeks & start. I have an optimate which I use occasionally to "condition" the battery. I dont leave it conected as I'm unsure of the state of the electrics in the neighbours shed where I normally park.

Tim.
Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/02/15 09:02 PM

Mine too, 3 weeks is fine

I don't leave mine plugged in as to do so would mean leaving the battery cutoff key (immobiliser) in place, which invalidates the insurance!

I know I could lift the cowl and connect direct to the battery... But It's not the easiest thing to do and I'm lazy
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/02/15 07:11 AM

I have a trailing lead into the cabin to connect the optimate so no need to take cowl off.
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/02/15 08:06 AM

I'm going to fit a lighter style socket in the unused right hand side and run the optimate to this. Plenty of good quality( unlike the Morgan standard push fit) threaded fit sockets on eBay.
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/02/15 07:18 PM

Not had mine out for weeks now so today's trip was out for its first MOT.

A short debate on what class of test applied and that was it. Not the problem I thought it might be smile
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/02/15 07:27 AM

Went to dentist in M3W yesterday, dry & bright 8C. On way home pulled away from a Lambo, OK he probably wasn't trying but who was having most fun?

Tim
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 02:05 PM

Drove to Morgan factory and back on Friday.
Performance kit stage 2 ordered smile smile
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 03:15 PM

When were they released?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 03:40 PM

Not sure exactly , fair while I think.
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 04:39 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Drove to Morgan factory and back on Friday.
Performance kit stage 2 ordered smile smile

May you give a price indication? PM would be appreciated...
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 05:32 PM

The parts prices have been posted on here a few times , here they are again.
Note this is parts only , no fitting cost.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 05:52 PM

After the Supercar Breakfast (a bacon roll and a coffee it would seem) I took a wander up diverse roads to Ballater, then over Glen Gairn in stunning sunshine and only a little horizontal snow before returning home down Donside with a stop for lunch at the Kildrummy Inn. Cobwebs blown away to a suitably high standard.



Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 06:44 PM

Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 07:19 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Drove to Morgan factory and back on Friday.
Performance kit stage 2 ordered smile smile


did they give you a delivery or fitting timescale?
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 07:22 PM

Originally Posted By RedThree
After the Supercar Breakfast (a bacon roll and a coffee it would seem) I took a wander up diverse roads to Ballater, then over Glen Gairn in stunning sunshine and only a little horizontal snow before returning home down Donside with a stop for lunch at the Kildrummy Inn. Cobwebs blown away to a suitably high standard.


looks lovely,
I went out around the cotswolds today. I noticed it was the first day i have seen other vintage cars on the road. I saw a triumph talbot and a jaguar e-type. Spring is finally here.

How do you find those blockey tyres?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By charlestkirby
Originally Posted By nippymog
Drove to Morgan factory and back on Friday.
Performance kit stage 2 ordered smile smile


did they give you a delivery or fitting timescale?


Parts are in stock , being delivered to my dealer who will fit them the week after.

If anyone else is interested , just speak to Anita Minton on
the main Morgan customer number , 01684 580757

Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By charlestkirby
How do you find those blockey tyres?

The Blockleys are much better than the Avons with more grip and more progressive breakaway. No down sides as far as I'm concerned though some people reckon they are less good in the wet than the Avons - my feeling is that they are actually every bit as good in the wet but it is just a bigger step down from their performance in the dry than you get with the Avons. Not much difference in price the last time I looked either.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Originally Posted By charlestkirby
How do you find those blockey tyres?

The Blockleys are much better than the Avons with more grip and more progressive breakaway. No down sides as far as I'm concerned though some people reckon they are less good in the wet than the Avons - my feeling is that they are actually every bit as good in the wet but it is just a bigger step down from their performance in the dry than you get with the Avons. Not much difference in price the last time I looked either.


+1
Been using Blockleys for a couple of months now , including trackdays and I think they are much better than the Avons
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/03/15 08:03 PM

Thanks both. I think I will give them a go next time. I have about a third left which should go 1500 miles... or another track day.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 08:16 PM

Been for a run about on the Cairn O'Mount road again and had a play with my new GoPro...no fancy editing, no music...

Posted By: JBu1

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 08:28 PM

Brilliant- thanks for the ride !

Regards,

John
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 09:38 PM

Who wants music and fancy editing, you've caught the authentic sound of the Morgan Three Wheeler Calum.

BTW, since when did you have a Harley Davidson owners Beard? Too many weeks on a rig, too far from shore I reckon!
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 10:15 PM

Here I sit, in front of screen drooling enviously! I don't expect to get my Blau Bombe on the road until the end of April at best!

1- Do not apologize about lack of music. The sound of the car with all its squeaks, squeals and putt putts are music in themselves.

2- You're driving it the way it's supposed to be driven.

I needed this fix...
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 10:50 PM

Thanks Michael and don't worry it wasn't an apology about lack of music!

Paul, beard started last May, as you guessed on an oil rig and have been expecting ever since that some safety nazi will tell me that it will have to go. but so far so good. A little bit of stage whitening and a whole new career could open up come the end of the year!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 11:00 PM

Calum, what can a fellow three wheeler man say..? Terrific roads although look a tad chilly from my settee angle, but how nice to be able to share a blast with you under those skies and on traffic free roads..!!

Some good angles from the cam, although two inches to the centreline on the boot lid & I'd be lining up the overtakes with you..

Finally, where can I buy such a fine facial fizz to give my own car the Wild Scot appeal, please..???

Nice one.

thumbs
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 11:02 PM

clap BRAVO ! clap Absolutely splendid ! happy3
It's been 32 days since we've had a high temperature anywhere near 32 degrees ... snow
You've done wonders to my heart ... cloud9
Brother Callum, welcome to the Royal Order of the Beard ... oldgit
Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers
Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 11:09 PM

Thanks for the ride Red Three! Great sound and no damn heavy metal over it like most peoples videos.
I think we will head for that part of Scotland sometime when we get our M3W.
What head gear and goggles are you wearing? Looks practical and cosy.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/03/15 11:30 PM

They are Climax 510 goggles which are supposed to fit over glasses but I needed to trim away all the padding over the bridge of the nose to get them to fit.
The hat is a fake sheepskin flying helmet that presumably came from somewhere but I can't for the life of me remember where.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 05:39 AM

Great video Calum.....is that a mike on the side of the car or have you hit a haggis?!
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 05:58 AM

Very nice video. I also have a GoPro so what impresses me the most is the lack of wind noise. Cool.
edit: Ah, spotted the mic with the windshield. What is it Calum?
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 09:03 AM

The haggis is a Nikon ME-1 with a dead cat windshield over the standard foam one. Originally purchased for hassle free compatibility with DSLRs and seems to be pretty decent quality though just about anything will be better than a built in microphone.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 04:29 PM

That could very well be the best nine minutes I have spent with a M3W, (except driving mine, of course). *s*

Thank you!

Great roads, great weather and great sound. They say we might get weather that good here, come Sunday. Hm, where is that action cam.....?
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 06:05 PM

Top vid.
You heel and toe like a pro, couldn't do it better myself.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 07:32 PM

Gee, love that exhaust sound. Sorry, but even the bevel box sounds kinda define the car and are nice. You ever heard a Chevy V8 with straight cut timing gears or for that matter an old timey Alfa straight 8 or even a Ferrari---I'm not suggesting----,but our cars DO have a very special sound!
PS the goggles gloves and scarf-cool
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/15 08:04 PM

Nice trip Calum, thanks for showing the vid (good quality, almost feeling like your copilot)

beside nice beard to wink
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 07:52 AM

Superb, shows what the M3W is all about drive
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 08:30 AM

Calum no doubt to know the A93 from Spittal of Glenshee towards Glenshee. Very twisty lumpy narrow road that I will be disappointed if they ever upgrade it. I dont have an action cam so can you do the run for us? I go that way back from Perth on a nice day. On collecting my new car I drove it & it started raining & was chucking it down by the time I got to Braemar but I did not care.

Tim
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum no doubt to know the A93 from Spittal of Glenshee towards Glenshee. Very twisty lumpy narrow road that I will be disappointed if they ever upgrade it. I dont have an action cam so can you do the run for us? I go that way back from Perth on a nice day. On collecting my new car I drove it & it started raining & was chucking it down by the time I got to Braemar but I did not care.

Tim
Tim, I know that bit of road well - really intricate and when I had the Integrale very good for reducing tyre wear over some of the crests. The three wheeler isn't quite so forgiving for such games but just as much fun. When I get the chance I will certainly be having a look at it.
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 06:16 PM

Spring has arrived
... and the house behind the TW is not mine.



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Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 06:51 PM

Driving home from work and the engine management light has come on - ans is staying on after letting it cool down and restart. Haven't refueled recently ... Seems to be running normally .. no clues in the handbook .. any thoughts ? frown
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 07:50 PM

Hi nippymog , I had a similar problem with mine a few weeks ago , car felt fine ,Krazy Horse plugged in diagnostic thing which said there was an historic fault which had cleared itself , so nothing wrong . Hopefully similar for you.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 08:10 PM

Thanks HJP , fingers crossed !
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/03/15 08:23 PM

It is standard programming practice for a malfunction indicator to stay on for a certain number of warm up cycles (say 2 or 3) hence you should take it out a few times, ensuring the operating temp is reached each time.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/03/15 03:29 PM

Done three cold starts and its still on.
Done a thorough check of everything I can think of and cant find anything wrong.
I will call the dealer on Monday
Posted By: planenut

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/03/15 03:59 PM



Install S&S ProTune II on a laptop and plug it into the ECU diagnostic socket. It will tell you what current and historic fault codes are there and what they are for, it should even allow you to clear them. As it's a simple check on the dash, voltage out of limits will give you a fault code, should be about 14.3v running.


Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/03/15 04:11 PM

That's the thrashed it light. You wouldn't do that...would you..? innocent
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/03/15 04:42 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
That's the thrashed it light. You wouldn't do that...would you..? innocent


I only use it to go to church on Sundays, honest guv blush
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/03/15 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By planenut


Install S&S ProTune II on a laptop and plug it into the ECU diagnostic socket. It will tell you what current and historic fault codes are there and what they are for, it should even allow you to clear them. As it's a simple check on the dash, voltage out of limits will give you a fault code, should be about 14.3v running.


I have ProTune on my laptop , and its at work ! - doh
I will do this tommorow night , cheers !
Posted By: JMD

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 08:25 AM

We went to the Bell in Aldworth for a cleansing ale ...and found Matt there in his nicely re-bodied green/cream M3W...two M3ws in one pub not by design suggests that numbers are growing. Bonus was seeing a rather lovely Fiat Topolino ('37 vintage). Great that spring is coming so less clothing needed to have fresh air and fun!
Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 05:08 PM

Just returned from a nice 5h roundtrip through the swiss / german border region with my new Three-wheeler. Unfortunately while driving a 180 degree curve I heard a harsh metallic "dang" noise. From then on, while accelerating you could hear a ting-ting-ting noise about the wheel frequency. A little later I was able to access some tools, removed the rear wheel cover and immediately identified the cause of the insane noise. While driving the turn the front wheel threw a little stone directly into the belt and the rear pulley hammered it right through the belt. Ups - not good. I was able to surgically remove the object from the belt, but I think the belt has to be exchanged during the first service.

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 05:20 PM

Wow! Nice drive with some bad luck, although it could have been far worse & snapped so it was good luck..!!
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 05:40 PM

That's bad luck Kurt. I'm wondering now how common belt damage is? Definitely need to add a hex drive (to remove the cover) to the tool roll.
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 06:15 PM

It was great to meet you guys, I have spent all day stripping the interior out of the old girl.
I could have scooped out the salt with a spoon. I hope we get a good shower to wash the roads off. I'm going to fit the extra mudguard also. The horror under the boot liner was total. An awful lot of rust also. hope to catch up with you again.
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 06:17 PM

ps
We have another local owner Mark MDH. Three at the bell would blow the locals minds

Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 07:45 PM

Matty - I'm dreading what I'll find under the liner - It's my mission to make it all good again though - and yes I'm absolutely up for meeting up again - out today in the M3W to the H cafe outside Oxford. - amazing drive home when I bumped into a fantastic home build 3 wheeler which used a mini front subframe and a vt500 engine and transmission - awesome
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/15 10:34 PM

Great stuff MDH
Well I'll be back at the Bell next Saturday if the weather is ok.
Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 05:21 AM

Originally Posted By Grockle
That's bad luck Kurt. I'm wondering now how common belt damage is? Definitely need to add a hex drive (to remove the cover) to the tool roll.


Hi Robert
adding a hex drive is mandatory :-) I think in general the belt is only wonder risk, when driving curves to the left, because the right side is more protected by the tyre. Maybe Morgan could add a small guard under the floor next to the belt. I will check an own modification next time I have access to a car lifter.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 11:04 AM

Springtime in Stockholm! 16 degrees yesterday!

A wonderful trip through town and about. All smiles.

Almost up to 7000 km now. Very happy with the Empire kit. No need for a two handed panic grip any more.

More modifications? Maybe a rear mud guard, an umbrella holder or maybe a....

*griiiiiin*
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 02:13 PM

Hi Nik, I'm pleased you've now had a chance to assess the Empire Kit, and am happy with it. I notice that Peter has even put a picture of it in his new book.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 02:43 PM

There is a hint of bump steer when hitting large pot holes, but basically it is a dream to drive now. One handed, no problem.


Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 07:19 PM

Great. I think the remaining 'bump steer' may actually be due to the offset of the geometry, or incorrect king pin inclination. To put it another way, the upright is too upright and if a line is drawn down through the angle of the upright to the ground, instead of the line more or less being in the centre of the tyre, it will hit the ground a good couple of inches, around 500mm, inside the tyre, this will inevitably give some kickback due to the leverage. Does that make sense?
Posted By: AQM

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
Great. I think the remaining 'bump steer' may actually be due to the offset of the geometry, or incorrect king pin inclination. To put it another way, the upright is too upright and if a line is drawn down through the angle of the upright to the ground, instead of the line more or less being in the centre of the tyre, it will hit the ground a good couple of inches, around 500mm, inside the tyre, this will inevitably give some kickback due to the leverage. Does that make sense?


I have been wondering a long time wether it would help if one had, say, Boranni, make some wheels with enough outset (i.e. some of their modern spoked wheels) and a similar lengthened set of arms to keep the tracking width would alleviate or remove the bump steer completely.

Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 07:49 PM

I was driving to a service this morning and experienced the flying bag scenario. A little bit daunting as it was on the a40, quite a major road with HGVs. I couldnt see it pass in the mirror and sure enough it was stuck to the front of the car. It melted onto the exhaust header. Fortunately I pulled it off before it got onto the engine properly.
I think I got off lucky
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 07:50 PM

This weekend I did a round trip from Lisbon to my country home and back. I had the Plus4 in Lisbon and the M3W in the country, and decided to swap, so it was 300 kms out of Lisbon with the "4", and 300 kms back to Lisbon with the "3".

And ... after back to back experiences, I must conclude, there's more bump steer with the "4".

PS (should be posted in the XF14AEF thread but ... ) - the replacement Suplex units have arrived and will be put into the M3W this week. I'm praying that now everything fits nicely and no clearance issues show their ugly heads again.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By MarioCP
This weekend I did a round trip from Lisbon to my country home and back. I had the Plus4 in Lisbon and the M3W in the country, and decided to swap, so it was 300 kms out of Lisbon with the "4", and 300 kms back to Lisbon with the "3".

And ... after back to back experiences, I must conclude, there's more bump steer with the "4".

PS (should be posted in the XF14AEF thread but ... ) - the replacement Suplex units have arrived and will be put into the M3W this week. I'm praying that now everything fits nicely and no clearance issues show their ugly heads again.


Uh oh..

It's going to get dirty.. innocent
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/03/15 07:59 PM

I took MTW satursday for a ride
75th yesterday And i always thinking than the MTW is more confortable
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/15 08:27 AM

Just picked up H3NRI (our M3W !) from the train depot. He has been at the dealers for just three weeks short of a year! Engine rebuilt due to failed camshaft. 90% of the time spent waiting for Morgan to decide what to do about it and delays in suppling spare parts!!!
Had a quick ride, seems a bit stiff after so much down time.
Whilst waiting, waiting and waiting for the engine parts we somehow managed to get the extra bits we wanted ie new (hopefully quiet) bevel box, centa compensator and spax adjustable shocks for front.
Original bevel box screamed badly, even with helmet and ear plugs it was excruciatingly loud.
Centa at my own cost
Shocks needed to lower front until steering arms are level almost. Comfort kit not able to be used here in NZ.
Hope to have a long run on the weekend to assess the improvements.


Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/15 09:00 AM

Good luck, hope all goes well.
Posted By: robmog88

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/15 09:02 AM

Shame you had to wait so long, a certain aussie gent had a 3w engine blow up after less than a 1000 miles, he went straight to S&S and they shipped a new motor out in double quick time. He's based in Aus and NZ and I can't recall whether his 3w is in Aus or nz but I beleive it's now fixed.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/15 11:21 AM

Yes, Paul, it makes sense.

Would a taller tyre/wheel solve the off set problem? In the same spirit: would a modern, lower rear tyre worsen it? There are some very cool tyres to choose from...

As of yet no need for even less bump steer. Very happy customer!
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/15 12:21 PM

Just delivered my M3W to Richard Thorne dealers near Reading and left home at 7am this morning - thermometer on garage showing 2degC. Forgot that I needed thicker gloves so hands froze, but can 100% recommend the Barbour Trapper Hat that did the rounds on there last year as a most perfect cold weather companion! Lovely drive although the traffic was horrendous (and the South East of the UK needs another 100,000 houses a year? Does it really.....). swear

Roads a bit cold and slimy, BB not too loud but Compensator a bit clattery today. Earplugs allow you to forget most of that and just enjoy the sunshine and the first decent drive of the year! Looking forward to picking it back up tonight and the drive home.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/15 09:04 PM

I had a hundred mile drive this morning to drop the car off for it's 4000 mile service, and blooming nice it was too!! Sunshine & dry roads, blue skies and almost warm in places, it was simply great to be alive & fortunate to be holding the wheel of a unique car.

Through Clarkson's home turf, Stow on the Wold, down the Fosse and not a motorway in sight.

Lovely!!

thumbs
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/03/15 09:15 PM

I Spy time - Red M3W in Wellingborough earlier today. Anyone on here..?
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/03/15 10:02 PM

You might not believe it Steve, but I've heard there are a few M3W owners who have not yet heard of TM. Amazing as it may seem!
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/15 06:46 PM

---well I'll bet you wont hear about it from Morgan either Paul!
Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/15 08:45 PM

Beautiful drive home from work in the Mog yesterday, around 7pm, just getting dark after a bright sunny day, chilly but spring in the air, no traffic, wonderful. I *might* have exceeded the speed limit a bit. The three wheeler just isn't a car to drive sensibly smile

But I think I broke my car, I went over a bump in the road at full gas in second and the car went light/revs rose for a second, when it came back down there was a horrible bang from the back and it sounded terrible after that, like something is rubbing or broken. I took offthe rear cover and had a look but nothing is obviously amiss, so I think the problem is further forward than the rear wheel frown
Posted By: Mi3Wheeler

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/15 09:57 PM

The temperature got into the 50s here today, 4 hours of polishing, scrubbing and polishing and the 3 wheeler is looking like new! Now to go take it on the first drive of the year!
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/15 11:09 PM

That does not sound good.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/15 07:01 AM

Good luck tracing the fault. Keep us posted.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/15 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By Vspec
But I think I broke my car, I went over a bump in the road at full gas in second and the car went light/revs rose for a second, when it came back down there was a horrible bang from the back and it sounded terrible after that, like something is rubbing or broken. I took offthe rear cover and had a look but nothing is obviously amiss, so I think the problem is further forward than the rear wheel frown

I'll guess that the rear wheel spindle was kicked out of alignment by the landing which lost you a bit of belt tension allowing the belt to jump a tooth or two which would be the loud bang and the belt may now be rubbing against the tyre. With a bit of luck it just needs loosened, adjusted and tightened back up.
Best of luck and here's hoping it's nothing more drastic.
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/15 03:53 PM

Definitely
Posted By: Vspec

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/15 09:27 PM

Thanks all. The belt feels very loose, easy to move it across the sprocket by hand. No obvious wear on the tyre from the belt. I only did a few kms like that though. Dealer visit time.





Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 06:04 AM

I have had a similar experience. Does anybody know what size the castellated nut is to release the rear axle?? By my measure i get 36mm but Parts book says M30 ?
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 06:47 AM

Normally nut and bolt sizes are given by the size of the thread, so M30 in the parts book probably refers to the thread size - but in that case I would expect 45 - 46mm across flats?
Posted By: Steve62Hope

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 10:13 AM

From previous tinkering i had one of these watched on Ebay, i have one on order now so will confirm once received that it does fit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110839470039?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 10:52 AM

If I remember correctly, 1-7/16" fits perfectly but 1-1/2" will do. At the moment I am a very long way from my three wheeler and toolkit so can't check for a week or two. And yes, I expected metric spanners to fit better too!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 11:51 AM

Right, 1-7/16" spanner size equates to 36mm spanner size, although inch and a half is a smidgen more.

A 36mm spanner sized nut should equate to an M24 thread size, or roughly an inch in old money.

An M30 thread should use a 46mm spanner size.

Some good back pocket info HERE which I think is pretty accurate in effort.

Is this any use? Who knows, my car's a long way from me too as I write..
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 02:16 PM

Now that PDF really IS useful Steve - thanks!
Posted By: planenut

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 02:32 PM


Thanks for the metric bolt info, nice and easy to refer to.

Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 04:56 PM

Brings me nicely into:
I'd like to change the stock bolts on the rear coil overs to stainless. However I've always been told that stainless is too brittle and high tensile is better. Fact or myth. Bit of both i would imagine?
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 05:01 PM

Matty, I believe what you've been told is correct. It IS possible to get high tensile stainless, but it's very specialised stuff I understand.

I recall reading about someone who made his motorcycle front axle out of the wrong stainless grade & suffered a metal fracture.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 05:08 PM

Grade A2-80 or A4-80 stainless should be fine. Yes they will be less tough than carbon steel 8.8 bolts but not likely to be a problem. Normal stainless bolts are A2-70 and could be a bit on the low strength side. Fact and myth go well together!
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 08:55 PM

Atlantic Coast Highway to Widemouth Bay then back home via Bude. Bit cold but couldn't be too bad as the sea was full of surfers, maybe a competition?

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Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 09:43 PM

Cheers Calum
I was a bit shocked at the state of the rear end after a winter of driving.
Nothing is stainless back there.
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 10:42 PM

Matty, if you're doing this soon mate, record everything you change as I'm sure all the steel hardware is going to need to be replaced with stainless on most cars driven during the winter time - sourcing the correct replacement bolts is crucial. Titanium may also be an option. Be it an expensive one.

How are the rear wheel adjustors looking on your car? If we can get hold of a full 'everything you need stainless' kit so much the better.

Are we going out and about in the cars soon?

Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 10:50 PM

It looks like non stainless and lots of copper-slip is best option on suspension components. Stainless on all non stressed components like adjusters etc.
I will keep a list of all bits and bobs.
Well now I've cleaned the salt of the old girl and the rain has done the same for the roads I'm up for a spin this weekend.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/15 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By Grockle
Atlantic Coast Highway to Widemouth Bay then back home via Bude. Bit cold but couldn't be too bad as the sea was full of surfers, maybe a competition?


Excellent photo! Lovely area for that car, too.. thumbs
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/15 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By Matty
It looks like non stainless and lots of copper-slip is best option on suspension components. Stainless on all non stressed components like adjusters etc.
I will keep a list of all bits and bobs.
Well now I've cleaned the salt of the old girl and the rain has done the same for the roads I'm up for a spin this weekend.

Matty, I opened up the back of the M3W and removed the tray this evening and it's going to take a whole lot more cleaning before I get going with the stainless renew.
Like you, I was horrified at the state of the whole rear end swing arm assembly and tanks. The mudguard simply isn't doing anything
Mate, Sunday is the annual Epsom to Brighton veteran motorcycle run - Fancy it? - It's an early start but should make for an interesting day.
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/03/15 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By MDH

Mate, Sunday is the annual Epsom to Brighton veteran motorcycle run - Fancy it? - It's an early start but should make for an interesting day.


I do!

Good chance to do some chain research
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/03/15 07:09 PM

Charles, they start departing Epsom race course at o crack sparrow (0800)

I'm not looking at doing the whole run as its bedlam when you get into Brighton, and in an M3W I've got no intention of cooking the engine as I'm currently driving an un modified version.
Where do you want to meet, I'm thinking of somewhere in the Berkshire/Surrey borders

What's your route from Oxford mate

Matty, Chris R1NGA et all - guys are you up for a trip
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/03/15 10:56 PM

Unfortunately I'm out on a mate's 60th birthday bash (on mountain bikes!), but will keep my eyes open for interesting bikes.... :-)
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/03/15 03:27 PM

I'm a Goodwood all weekend but have a great trip.

Catch you all next time.
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/03/15 07:04 PM

Hey
Done it once on the bike and was a bit of a mare. About twenty miles an hour all the way to Brighton.
May be up for the trip to Epsom. Do you know a good B road route?
Matt
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/03/15 07:12 PM

Chobham could be a good meet up spot, then on to Cobham, Leatherhead and on
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/03/15 08:38 AM

Over Dartmoor with a stop for lunch. British sports Car, British roads.
Dartmoor M3W Video
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/03/15 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By Grockle
Over Dartmoor with a stop for lunch. British sports Car, British roads.
Dartmoor M3W Video


Top vid, Robert. This country is so beautiful at times, isn't it?
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/03/15 04:24 PM

Grockle ! You Magnificent Bastard ! I saw your video ! winky

Proper kit, proper video, music from '633 Squadron' wine

Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/03/15 06:58 AM

Avignon motor legend
A place to be
Wonderfull
Posted By: Steve62Hope

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/03/15 09:56 AM

Update on my spanner purchase, 36mm does fit perfectly and the spanner is substantial enough to receive persuasion from the wire wheel hammer if needed.
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[img:center]https://www.flickr.com/photos/129292693@N03/16903979325/[/img]

Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/03/15 10:43 AM

Was that an Ebay purchase Steve ?
Is there a link to it you could post please
Posted By: Steve62Hope

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/03/15 10:58 AM

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110839470039?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Mine came as laser cut stainless and needs some filing to finish

Steve
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/03/15 11:29 AM

cheers
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/03/15 09:57 PM

Out on the Cairn O'Mount road again today, had been planning on getting further afield but work got in the way.
Stopped off in Stonehaven for food at the Marine Hotel down by the harbour then set off up the main road to Aberdeen only to get stuck in a very fresh and rapidly growing tailback due to a tanker fire. Over an hour stationary before getting turned round and getting off the dual carriageway the wrong way down a slip road.
Now warming up with some Talisker 57° North. All is now well with the world.
cheers


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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/03/15 07:02 PM

Beautiful weather again today so a blast was had up Donside, over the Lecht, round by Glenlivet, Dufftown and Cabrach and back through Alford to Aberdeen. Hardly any traffic till the Friday rush hour trundle back in to town. First use of sun block this year!


Description: On the Tomintoul side of the Lecht
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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 01:44 AM

And a short video clip from the day out today. Still working out this video business.

Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 02:29 AM

Picture in a picture ... you've raised the bar, Calum ! thumbs cheers

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 05:08 AM

Nice
Cold weather?
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 06:35 AM

Love it.. drive
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 08:44 AM

Well, I think it's fair to say Jeremy Clarkson's replacement has been found..!!

Some say he's the Stig's brother from another mother, some say that beard houses three generations of badger and some say he live in the middle of the ocean. All we know is..

grin2
Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 08:24 PM

Super video. No traffic - lucky blighter!

By the way, which side of the road do you drive on in Scotland?
Posted By: geof569

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 08:45 PM

bloody show-off
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/15 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By Triceratops
By the way, which side of the road do you drive on in Scotland?

The top side, of course! laugh2
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 04:45 PM

superdry super sport



a friend of mine who leaves at NICE
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 04:48 PM

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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 04:49 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 04:50 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 04:54 PM

Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 05:18 PM

Those are the coolest exhausts - can you get a audio sometime please ?
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 05:52 PM

yes as soon as i see my friend
i ll take more photos of details
it is carburator equiped and special tyres
Posted By: Steve62Hope

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/15 05:58 PM

Interesting tyre choice; do you know what type? Steve
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/03/15 02:45 PM

To the end of the drive and back to please my visiting American relatives. Short, noisy but dry. They did manage to get the Facebook photos they wanted though. Part of the Morgan magic.

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/03/15 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By atalante83


New wheels 4" x 18
Tyres Avon am23
Posted By: Steve62Hope

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/03/15 06:12 PM

Thanks, just noticed the lack of mudguards. That would be fun in the UK in the wet doh
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/04/15 09:30 PM

I went to the garage today, a separate lockup I use for the M3W, opened it and took a good long look. It still carries a few insect smudges on the engine as I was rather hasty in putting it away.

I sighed.

Today is April 1st. There is still much snow on the ground, the ground itself is frozen about 5 to 7 feet down. The frost heaves on the roadways are terrible. I truthfully don't expect to be able to drive this thing until May!

This saddens me. I am having thoughts of moving South. I don't want to. I hate grits.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/15 06:36 PM

Well Michael, I can well understand your frustration. Here in California the streets are dry, no frost and NO RAIN! I don't know what is worse--
The lack of water or the mess you guys had out there last winter. It is truly a serious situation out here. The Gov just mandated a 20% cut in water and maybe more to come. I guess all we can do is pick our poison.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/15 07:48 PM

Good thing it is an air cooled engine, then!

Sorry, couldn´t resist.
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/15 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By DocNik
Good thing it is an air cooled engine, then!

Sorry, couldn´t resist.


As I have remarked to various people, "The heater does not exist but the AC is awesome!" -- Even if the sun is out and I'm all bundled up, there is still a real danger of frostbite. gack
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/15 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By hbatts
Well Michael, I can well understand your frustration. Here in California the streets are dry, no frost and NO RAIN! I don't know what is worse--
The lack of water or the mess you guys had out there last winter. It is truly a serious situation out here. The Gov just mandated a 20% cut in water and maybe more to come. I guess all we can do is pick our poison.


I used to live in Sonoma County as well as Los Angeles. Born and raised out there in fact. It is disheartening to see what is going on. I regularly cue up the cameras at Kirkwood Ski Resort (One of my faves!) and it is the most depressing site. More dirt than snow. Years ago one winter's take would be over fifty feet of snow but now it barely measures 6!

Can you say "dustbowl", boys and girls? nice try
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/04/15 10:06 AM

Sunshine tour today.
The Danube river close to the Slovak border.


Hainburg, view from Braunsberg

Posted By: John V6

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/04/15 10:08 AM

Austrian. Great photo. You can just sense spring is coming in it.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/04/15 11:25 AM

Iconic style photos.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/04/15 05:51 AM

Meeting morgan at the paul Ricard track with a lot of bikers for the sunday ride classic. Only one MTW under the sun
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/04/15 06:19 PM

Great run today in stunning sunshine.
Up to Inverurie for breakfast then to Dufftown and over the Lecht, took the old military road to Deeside, up to Spittal of Glen Muick, back down Lower Deeside then over the Cairn O'Mount, through Drumtochty Glen and the back roads up to Stonehaven.
By halfway was down to just jeans, tee-shirt and goggles. They were skiing at the Lecht yesterday and genuinely warm today.
All sorts of toys out today, Caterhams, Westfields, Cobras, Ferraris, a Maclaren, a V8 Dax Rush, Elises, loads of sports bikes and even an MV Agusta.


Description: On the Old Military Road above the Coulachan Burn with Lochnagar in the background.
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Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/04/15 07:58 AM

Cool.. Ive stolen for iPad wallpaper. I did apply some HDR to it which really makes it pop. Love it. I looked everywhere for wallpapers some time ago and only found the usual factory stuff. Thank you (cheque in post).. drive
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/04/15 08:04 AM

Originally Posted By Grockle
Cool.. Ive stolen for iPad wallpaper. I did apply some HDR to it which really makes it pop. Love it. I looked everywhere for wallpapers some time ago and only found the usual factory stuff. Thank you (cheque in post).. drive

No problem, all part of the service...just remember to keep the wallpaper paste away from the charging port!
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/04/15 02:50 PM

Out in Henly today on the Harley and who should turn up along by the brewery and theatre - Matty in his rather nice almond and cream M3W looking cool but not looking at us - Nice one dude


We'll meet up soon
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/04/15 03:29 PM

Hey
Was that you guys in matching leather jkts??? I saw a couple looking but you get used to that in the 3W. Of course I would just ignore anyone not in a 3W. I wanted to get an ice cream but couldn't find a spot.
What a great day.
Hey I wonder how much interest we could get in a meet at Henley and ending up at the Bell
M
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/04/15 05:19 PM

Bell in Bell St? I had a mate who used to lodge there many years ago (He worked at Heathrow on Concorde) Anyway.. Cracking day down here in Cornwall. Newquay for lunch Easter Monday, not crowded at all.

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Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/04/15 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By Matty
Hey
Was that you guys in matching leather jkts??? I saw a couple looking but you get used to that in the 3W. Of course I would just ignore anyone not in a 3W. I wanted to get an ice cream but couldn't find a spot.
What a great day.
Hey I wonder how much interest we could get in a meet at Henley and ending up at the Bell
M

Mate - you'd get me turning up that's for sure - and yes we were the two you're talking about, the epitimy of Howard n Hilda in matching his n her kit today smile Still hopefully that's not the summer gone in one day, so they'll be opportunity to meet up in the M3Ws providing I earn sufficient brownie points cos I've used most of my reserves up recently
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/04/15 11:12 AM

Originally Posted By Matty
Hey I wonder how much interest we could get in a meet at Henley and ending up at the Bell
M


I'm up for that smile
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/04/15 06:51 PM

Another run in the sunshine today. Up through Braemar by the Linn of Dee to the road end at the Linn of Quoich.
Another rear tyre bites the dust, getting a new one on Friday.


Description: Looking north over the River Dee to Allanoquoich, just past Braemar
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Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 05:16 AM

Apparently continental do some sort of puncture resist/ self repair tyre in our size
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 05:28 AM

Not punctured...just worn out!
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 11:28 AM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Originally Posted By Matty
Hey I wonder how much interest we could get in a meet at Henley and ending up at the Bell
M


I'm up for that smile
nice one Chris
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 03:30 PM

Opening of the new Caterham Cars HQ in Crawley, West Sussex on Bank Holiday Monday. 200 Se7ens and then a single Morgan.... all non-Caterhams were being turned around, but the chap on the entrance complimented me on the M3W and let me park in the prime slot. Garnered more interest than any of the other cars, but I guess that's not surprising really - if you've seen one Se7en, you've..... :-)


Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 05:06 PM

Nice one
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 06:55 PM

Splendid R1NGA smile I love it when the M3W outshines the event subject.
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/04/15 07:06 PM

Being able to park anywhere is a definite plus. People don't seem to mind at all.
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/04/15 04:44 PM

Westward Ho, then along to Bude. Anyone who know Westward Ho will recognise this old crumbling house on the cliffs. Great Expectations come to mind.


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Posted By: Neilda

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/04/15 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By Grockle
Westward Ho, then along to Bude. Anyone who know Westward Ho will recognise this old crumbling house on the cliffs. Great Expectations come to mind.


Yes I know it well.... quite a spooky old place.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/04/15 05:22 AM

Finally, a break in the weather. Strahorn and I with S/O's after a romp through the woods and a stop for a malted beverage. Good to be back on the road ... Tally Ho !
thumbs cheers

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/04/15 12:07 PM

Youpi
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/04/15 02:55 PM

Originally Posted By Grockle
Westward Ho, then along to Bude. Anyone who know Westward Ho will recognise this old crumbling house on the cliffs. Great Expectations come to mind.



Excellent retro shot!
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/04/15 08:13 PM

Due to a very slow house move I've hardly driven my 3 wheeler this year , it has been garaged 2 hours away . I have managed a few short drives and replaced 2 exhaust bobbins , never had a problem with them until the chassis was changed .
Anyway , yesterday I was finally able to go and fetch it , perfect weather and a fantastic drive home , seems faster than I remembered ! When they are going well on a nice day , there really is no better means of transport smile
Got to give it a thorough clean as still coated in winter salt .
Posted By: scratched

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/04/15 10:19 AM

Saw a nice 3W with a polished lower body outside Shevington Spar yesterday.

Anyone on here?
Posted By: robmog88

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/04/15 11:18 AM

Nice run to redditch for a cars and coffee meeting organised by a classic car hire company, some nice cars, just four mogs, but a grand day out.
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/04/15 11:30 AM

Nice run out to the National Stone Centre yesterday. This was the DonMog 'Drive-It-Day' outing. Bit chilly in the morning and, on the way into Derby, my first experience of a stop/start traffic jam in the 3 wheeler frown . swmbo didn't moan too much about leaving the travel blanket at home - or if she did I couldn't hear her anyway...

The sun came out in the afternoon so had a much nicer run home.

Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/15 10:33 AM

St Georges Day. Visit to the mobile Post office (the red van) to buy stamps in the Tree Wheeler. (I noticed the typo then thought it was quite apt)
The least crowded Post office in the UK

http://goo.gl/2y0jPl

Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/15 02:08 PM

I am going to the scrap bought a few pieces of metal, I also found an old radiator cap, an old oil can, for the last brass object I took it as useful.


I looked if the attachment is possible.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/15 02:19 PM

Interesting - any idea what it was?
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/15 02:26 PM

No idea?
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/15 04:20 PM

Had a run through the Lords Throat this is an unclassified road in Aberdeenshire runs from near Monymusk towards Keig. Videos show my run. Part one was on 12th & part 2 on 22nd. I wanted to wait for a new camera mount for part 2 for the roll bar. Part one mount was suction mount below roll bar.

Tim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY6NCIO1XP0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHxNhq2YTkI&feature=youtu.be
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/04/15 05:59 AM

Hi Tim
Love the HUD. Is that a function of the camera? How is it done?
I'm curious.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/04/15 06:42 AM

Grockle

I used Action Cam Movie Creator by Sony. Not sure if it will work with non Sony cameras but free download worth a try.

Tim

http://www.sony.net/Products/actioncam/en-us/support/software/ActionCamMovieCreator.html
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/04/15 07:02 AM

Ok, thank you. It looks like the Sony camera provides GPS data for the overlay. The GoPro does not have GPS. Good concept though.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/04/15 07:10 AM

The GPS is not on the camera its supplied by Live View Remote. I have a HDR-AZ1 which you can buy with or without the remote.

http://www.sony.net/Products/actioncam/en-us/support/LVR/RM-LVR2/
Posted By: Mol

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/04/15 03:25 AM

In less than 12 hours we are heading out for a huge MINI Cooper ralley in North Carolina (700 MINIs)... 600+ miles from us. My MINI will be running in front with luggage and supplies and my M3W following. We did this same run last year.... 1800 miles total fun miles in one week. We hope to clock more miles with this trip. It is scary yet exciting at the same time. The funniest thing is when people refer to my MINI as "the big car".
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/04/15 04:00 PM

To a safe and uneventful trip Mol and Squirlz ... drive

Did MOTD years ago, myself ... woohoo

Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers

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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/04/15 05:53 PM

Really wanted to get out for a run in the three wheeler today but I have to admit to wimping out after looking out the window a few moments ago.
Spring has obviously sprung.


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Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/04/15 06:28 PM

This day, April 29, I went out on an 80 mile ride in Southern Vermont. I am approaching riding season gingerly as one first has to check out the state of the pavement before one decides to get hoonish and stupid.

The roads are, more or less, terrible. The only good roads are the 2 Interstate highways as well as the one limited access state highway, which aren't much fun unless speed is your thing. Too much traffic and tractor trailer combos which throw crap in your face. All the rest still have frost heaves, depressions, pot holes and one miserable road I had the extreme misfortune to be on is trying to return to its previous state: gravel.

Today also had wind gusts during the entire journey. It ripped my hat off at one point so I had to stop and do a search. It ripped my hat off yet the goggle strap was still on the back of my head where it belonged.

It wasn't by any measure a very long ride but I am very tired. Fighting the roads, the wind and the sideways gusting had me doing everything to just keep to my side of the road as well as just staying on it!

I didn't have fun today. I hope tomorrow will be better.
Posted By: Mikethetrike

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/04/15 09:49 PM

Michael, that was a bit depressing, I hope things improve and you can start enjoying your time with your M3W.
I rarely venture out when the weather or conditions are that bad.I have however been on rides when things have changed for the worse and been drenched trying to get home. It's no fun.
Our little car is only for fair weather.....
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/05/15 02:30 AM

Thanks for the sentiment. I totally agree that this car is really just for fair weather. I thought I had it but I was wrong.

To be in perspective, I still have a small chunk of snow on this, the last day of April, waiting to melt. Winter is long here. I am seriously questioning my motives for living here...
Posted By: MGDave

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/05/15 03:54 AM

Originally Posted By Mol
In less than 12 hours we are heading out for a huge MINI Cooper ralley in North Carolina (700 MINIs)... 600+ miles from us. My MINI will be running in front with luggage and supplies and my M3W following. We did this same run last year.... 1800 miles total fun miles in one week. We hope to clock more miles with this trip. It is scary yet exciting at the same time. The funniest thing is when people refer to my MINI as "the big car".



Missed you both at the Village today but did meet your M3W, had an amazing drive down the Dragon, fortunately we didn't add anything to the Tree of Shame.

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Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/05/15 08:55 AM

Dragons tail is one road I like to do once.
But speed control seems to be strict and lots of traffic there as well.

I know it from biking videos.
>> don't know how to kopy the link but google for:
"yellow wolf goldwing dragon's tail"
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/05/15 11:45 AM

Yes off for my MOT retest
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/05/15 02:57 PM

Passed but see new topic
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/05/15 06:23 PM

Great run on a cold dry day following a fair bit of the whisky trail west from Aberdeen before returning over the Lecht.
Photos in the Morgan Photo Gallery Section.
Posted By: Mol

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/05/15 01:16 AM

I used to be a regular on the Dragon with my MINI Cooper. It is actually, correctly called the Dragon, not the Tail of... The "Tail of the Dragon" is the t-shirt shop at the south end and web site. It was great to have enjoyed the road before the higher traffic and policing, BUT you can very much still have a blast driving it. Paul purposed to me on the Dragon and we were married there and we had our wedding reception at the Deals Gap Motorcyle Resort and Grill.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/05/15 05:00 PM

Super Car Saturday, 02MAY15 ... real Ferrari 365 GT 2, clone Ferrari 250 GT ... 200 miles with Windy City MOG Sunday 03MAY15, no pictures but for our new wool/leather Varsity jackets ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/05/15 10:59 PM

Looks like a great day out and fitting jackets!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/05/15 03:54 AM

Nice cars and nice jackets
Posted By: Ruut Bianchi

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/05/15 10:14 AM



No, I didn't......, but several M3W drivers did on Zandvoort last weekend, including some 4 wheelers! Very nice race festival organized bij HARC in The Netherlands.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/05/15 05:37 PM

Jeremy explains Super Car Saturday and Mosquito gets a few moments of fame at 1:08 and 1:16 ... thumbs cheers

https://vimeo.com/126732910

Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/05/15 05:49 PM

Todays trip was a drive with a broken exhaust pipe.
Had to bring the M3W to the dealer.
Actually it is no fun on the street at all with all the noise.
I had earplugs and a helmet and it was still uncomfortable.

The nice thing: got a fair offer to replace the standard pipes with an upgrade kit. Will take a weeks time to get the upgrade fixed as the shop is rather busy at the moment.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/05/15 02:33 PM



Euro festival a St Tropez

Posted By: chocadoodledoo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/05/15 07:31 AM

Left UK late Thursday evening bound for the vintage revival at montlhery just south of paris great journey down here

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Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/05/15 11:27 AM

What a beautiful machine!
uk
Posted By: John V6

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/05/15 11:29 AM

Must Australian though
rofl
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/05/15 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
Must Australian though
rofl


At that angle it's more around the equator. smile
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/05/15 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By chocadoodledoo
Left UK late Thursday evening bound for the vintage revival at montlhery just south of paris great journey down here


Fantastic, drive the 3W or trailer? Driving would be an adventure happy3
Post photos!
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/05/15 05:18 PM

Had visitor today so if the weather is good I take them out in the Morgan. Always the same route, along the Atlantic Coast Highway then back through Tintagel, Widemouth and Bude. They always end up beaming. Others seem to appreciate it too..

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Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/05/15 08:33 PM

Great shot Robert!
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:16 PM

Pottering round the lanes round Northwich , as the sun goes down.

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/8ZxLzOEJmus[/video]
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Pottering round the lanes round Northwich , as the sun goes down.

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/8ZxLzOEJmus[/video]


Very nice - great sound

Where and how did you mount the camera?
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:35 PM

Very pleasant evening drive - and good exhaust sound too.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:44 PM

Amazon has informed my sister of a delay in shipping the new book. It was ordered in December. Waiting . . .
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:45 PM

Lovely video! Are you still using the Gopro or have you replaced it? The sound seems pretty ok.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:49 PM

GoPro Hero 3+ with external mic taped to the rear number plate.
Camera is on the passenger roll hoop with the standard gopro roll bar mount.
Tried a few positions , but this seems best till I find a new one !
Hard to get a balance between both exhausts. Easy to get too much of one and it sounds like a single cylinder machine smile
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 08:53 PM

This is one with the mic too close to one exhaust - cheeky hill climb towards the end !

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4179M3BSCU[/video]
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/05/15 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
GoPro Hero 3+ with external mic taped to the rear number plate.
Camera is on the passenger roll hoop with the standard gopro roll bar mount.
Tried a few positions , but this seems best till I find a new one !
smile


Ah of course - it looks deceptively higher up
Posted By: Player99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/05/15 12:19 AM

I love the sound..... what exhaust is it ?

Thanks


______________________
Marcus
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/05/15 05:12 AM

Originally Posted By nippymog
GoPro Hero 3+ with external mic taped to the rear number plate.
Camera is on the passenger roll hoop with the standard gopro roll bar mount.
Tried a few positions , but this seems best till I find a new one !
Hard to get a balance between both exhausts. Easy to get too much of one and it sounds like a single cylinder machine smile


Glad you got the GoPro sorted in the end. Great to hear the mods. I have a roll bar mount but never used it. The suction cup proved more versatile although I did initially use a safety line in case it let go.
Go out and enjoy making the deeper potato potato noises with the new setup...
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/05/15 06:24 AM

Morgan performance stage 2 exhaust
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/05/15 06:29 AM

Re potato potato - hehe
And a fast tickover is spud spud spud ?
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/05/15 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Re potato potato - hehe
And a fast tickover is spud spud spud ?


I guess so, as it is a new exhaust it would now be 'new potato potato'
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/05/15 06:18 AM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Re potato potato - hehe
And a fast tickover is spud spud spud ?


Using similar GoPro setup, mic on number plate etc. I compared to my standard exhaust. The noticeable difference in note and volume appears to be when you
opened up. Definately more sporty. Of course the GoPro almost certainly
has automatic gain control so will lower the recorded level at high volumes so it
will always be subjective. So I'm guessing you are pleased with the result and
quite rightly.
My neighbour buys mental horses and trains then to be less mental. If I meet her
In the lane I have to switch the M3W off or we all die. More noise isn't an option
for me.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/05/15 09:51 AM

Yes very pleased thanks. Its a different car, more responsive with more grunt.
All round I am pleased I went for it.
Morgan are supposed to be organizing a rolling road test to check the ECU settings are what they should be and we are getting the best out of it , looking forward to that.

There are lots of race horse training stables round my way.
I do the same , on a narrow lane I will pull over and switch off and let them pass.
I dont fancy being kicked in the face by a frightened horse, also
it gets you brownie points when you meet them in the pub later. ( the riders , not the horses )
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/05/15 12:25 PM

I don't know about exhaust noise - it sounds more like machine gun fire! Great noises and love the camera!

Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/05/15 12:25 PM

yes....actually i pushed it 5m out of the garage. put the mohair cover on and let it get soaked wet from the pouring rain. after 15 min i stepped out in the rain and soaped it. then again 15min waiting in the rain and pushing it back in the garage. then dried all the water drops with a microfiber cloth. done :-))
tomorrow, i join a group of bikers (B.A.C.A. Bikers Against Child Abuse switzerland). a friend of mine is a member and he invited me for the anual 100 mile ride. 30 harleys and one m3w...sounds nice and the weather should be sunny.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/05/15 08:58 PM

Met up with MO63WLR, MDH and Colin (not yet on TM) today at Brooklands for thier spring classic breakfast meet.

The sight of 4 M3Ws arriving in formation went down well and we were parked in the padock normally reserved for older classics smile

Great run there and back with a strage round yellow thing in the sky for a change shades

Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 08:24 AM

Headed down to Jacks Hill Cafe (Towcester) yesterday for the Sidecar, Trike & 3 Wheeler meet. Can't say that I enjoy being on the M1 in the 3 wheeler but once we joined the A5 it was great. Those Romans knew a thing or two about road building...


Some interesting machines and interesting people!





Ours was the only 3 wheeler in attendance which did have the unintended advantage of being awarded a trophy woohoo



Our first experience of the biking community and I must say that they were extremely warm, welcoming & friendly. The M3W attracted much attention, but its reputation is obviously well known with most people just asking about what problems I'd encountered...
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 10:57 AM

Yes, the problems are now well known, so very little excuse for a new owner not to be able to find out what they are getting into. It's all about managing expectations.

Looks like a really interesting meet and congrats. on winning the trophy against such stiff opposition!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 01:47 PM

Brilliant BB - I can imagine the attention the M3W created.

Thanks for the shots too! laugh2
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 01:50 PM

BTW I do like the Beemer with the Monza Chair...mmm lovely!
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 02:53 PM

A few more photos from the Jacks Hill Trike meet. I'm not a biker but certainly did admire some of the engineering and fastiduous attention to detail.















Right, that's it - Morgan photos from now on I promise! hide
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 03:00 PM

Thanks for sharing Bunny what a great set of pictures of some very interesting bikes, I can remember when chairs looked like the one on the old Beezer. I think they were tandem.
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 05:10 PM

I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.
The end of an era?
Mind you don't get stricken by claustrophobia behind the enormous windscreen on the 4/4.
wine
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


Apologies if I missed something Peter, but is this a sudden change of heart or was the M3W always going to be a relatively short term device for you?
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 05:35 PM

Peter,
Tis a sad day, indeed ... however, your contributions to the M3W world are immense and immeasurable ... drive grouphug
The very best to you at Bomber Command !
Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers
Conrad

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Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By R1NGA
Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


Apologies if I missed something Peter, but is this a sudden change of heart or was the M3W always going to be a relatively short term device for you?


I re-read Chapter 18 of my book!
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


A twinge of regret that the 3-Wheeler has gone, but you have bought yourself the finest of all possible Morgans, and are therefore to be heartily congratulated! cheers
Posted By: Ray

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.
The end of an era?
Mind you don't get stricken by claustrophobia behind the enormous windscreen on the 4/4.
wine
Aero screens are the answer. Love mine in hot weather.
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By Ray
Originally Posted By RedThree
Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.
The end of an era?
Mind you don't get stricken by claustrophobia behind the enormous windscreen on the 4/4.
wine
Aero screens are the answer. Love mine in hot weather.


Ah, but there is hot weather and hot weather. Down here, in summer, I will probably drive the 4/4 with the hood up!

Driving the M3W on an average July/August day was like being in a sauna. I did more miles 'out of season' and enjoyed it most on cold but sunny days, fully togged up with leather jacket, balaclava and gauntlets.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 08:39 PM

Good luck with the 4/4 Peter. A nice choice.....the purest Morgan in my view.
Posted By: twotribes

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


So may we look forward to a rather excellent book on the 4/4 in due course?

Congrats on the 4/4 & I hope it's everything you want it to be.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By twotribes
Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


So may we look forward to a rather excellent book on the 4/4 in due course?

Congrats on the 4/4 & I hope it's everything you want it to be.


Gosh

I shall read the last chapter of Peters book with a tinge of sadness tonight
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


You won't be disappointed Peter. I look forward to your book on the 4/4! hide
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/05/15 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
I re-read Chapter 18 of my book!

Does this mean that there is a girlfriend who has finally found out that you had bought a three wheeler?
laugh
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Originally Posted By P Dron
I re-read Chapter 18 of my book!

Does this mean that there is a girlfriend who has finally found out that you had bought a three wheeler?
laugh


No! I had great fun with the 3 Wheeler but I decided that I wanted something slightly more practical - so that it would be possible to drive in rain, for example. And anyway, the warranty runs out in September...

As for the idea of a book, no thanks! Writing car books is like banging your head against a wall - it's pleasant when you stop. Also, there are plenty of 4/4 books out there already. The thing with the 3 Wheeler book was that, by chance, I had a unique insight into how it had all happened and I felt compelled to tell the story.

I am greatly enjoying not writing a car book this year.

Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 03:22 PM

I have a sneaking suspicion that Morgan only made the Three Wheeler unreliable so they could sell trads. to people like us, who had been bitten by the Morgan bug, but wanted something more reliable and comfortable. There must be at least half a dozen TM folk who are now 4 wheeled owners having started on three?
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
There must be at least half a dozen TM folk who are now 4 wheeled owners having started on three?

It worked on me. swear
But I will keep the little monster. The M3W remains the boys toy.
The M4W is for trips with swmbo
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 06:52 PM

Peter, maybe an "addendum" and not a whole book? I have sure learned a lot from reading the book-things about the factory and maybe why we have all of our frustrations in the lack of information forthcoming. Thanks again
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 07:03 PM

I do not do a lot of journalism any more but one thing I would like to do is a feature comparing the 3 Wheeler and the 4/4 from the point of view of owners. As Paul Jacobs has mentioned, there are quite a few who have made the switch.

I first thought about the idea in the middle of last year when I retrieved my M3W from Toulouse after the crankshaft-pulley bolt incident. I went for a drive in a Plus 4 that Marcassus had for sale and thought it rather nice - and that the 4/4 might be even nicer as well as more affordable.

Well, I shall consider this further...
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
Well, I shall consider this further...

Could provide an excellent testimonial for MTW versus 4/4.
Just pay me lots of money and it is all your's evil

( would do it also free of charge, but if you wanna pay I would have more fun... )
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Originally Posted By P Dron
Well, I shall consider this further...

Could provide an excellent testimonial for MTW versus 4/4.
Just pay me lots of money and it is all your's evil

( would do it also free of charge, but if you wanna pay I would have more fun... )


My life's mission is to redefine the expression "as tight as two coats of paint".
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
I have a sneaking suspicion that Morgan only made the Three Wheeler unreliable so they could sell trads. to people like us, who had been bitten by the Morgan bug, but wanted something more reliable and comfortable. There must be at least half a dozen TM folk who are now 4 wheeled owners having started on three?


Any examples of owners going the other way?
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans


Any examples of owners going the other way?


Hey, steady on, old chap.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans


Any examples of owners going the other way?


Hey, steady on, old chap.


doh

I'm also really enjoying not writing a book
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans
Originally Posted By P Dron
Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans


Any examples of owners going the other way?


Hey, steady on, old chap.


doh

I'm also really enjoying not writing a book


So are we.. innocent
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/05/15 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans
Originally Posted By P Dron
Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans


Any examples of owners going the other way?


Hey, steady on, old chap.


doh

I'm also really enjoying not writing a book


So are we.. innocent


laugh2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/05/15 06:19 AM

Eric, Eric,

don't fret so, you know the book is in you somewhere, it just needs teasing out. Once out you will feel so much relief and all those who know you will be lost in admiration.

What shall the book be, is that the question?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/05/15 06:30 AM

Originally Posted By P Dron
Originally Posted By R1NGA
Originally Posted By P Dron
I drove my 3 Wheeler for the last time on Saturday, up my steep drive, half a mile down the road, on to a trailer. It has a new owner.

Today I have placed an order for a 4/4.


Apologies if I missed something Peter, but is this a sudden change of heart or was the M3W always going to be a relatively short term device for you?


I re-read Chapter 18 of my book!


It sounds as if you re-read it having forgotten to put your rose tinted spectacles on. confused

I have just re-read that chapter.

I still want one, but as an alternative to a classic bike, not as a serious mode of transport.

The Plus 8 is a serious, if extravagant, mode of transport and is the cause of my decision to get rid of the BMW.

Enjoy your 4th wheel.

Posted By: MarkB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/05/15 09:28 PM

Amazon finally delivered today. Reading tonight and . . .
Cheers,
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/05/15 11:38 PM

I drove up to the middle of Vermont today. A perfect Spring day. Blue skies, puffy white clouds, low humidity, a bit brisk and few bugs. I'll take it. I can only imagine that the terrain I drive through is very much like what is around Malvern. Rolling hills, single lane roads and not much traffic. A good day.

Only sour note was that the few pubs I was hoping to stop in were shut down in preparation for this weekend.

The roads were mixed, as always. Some are a joy and the rest are trying to devolve back into gravel. Winter was hard here.

Only thing of note was that I was coming around a blind curve and right in the middle of the transition I hit a patch of 'washboard', a condition where the road actually ripples just like a washboard. I'm running Blockleys at 27psi at the front and the rear is stock and I just about lost it! Rear end decided to have a mind of its own and show me just who is boss!

After a few more miles I came back to the home turf to stop in at a local grill/bar and just sat and contemplated life during two pints of a local brew.

This car has been such a joy but every now and then it has the ability to throw a big 'fuck you!' in your face and laugh all the while.

Reminds me of an old girl friend...
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/05/15 07:15 AM

Michael I guess your heart is now running in a different grove. We have many broken roads but I've not come across washboard. Plenty of single track roads with passing places near me.

Your drink drive laws must be more relaxed than in Scotland. Here you had better not risk more than 1/2 pint but then our pints are a bit bigger than yours. They recently reduced the limit in Scotland so its now lower than England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Tim
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/05/15 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By TimG
Michael I guess your heart is now running in a different grove. We have many broken roads but I've not come across washboard. Plenty of single track roads with passing places near me.

Your drink drive laws must be more relaxed than in Scotland. Here you had better not risk more than 1/2 pint but then our pints are a bit bigger than yours. They recently reduced the limit in Scotland so its now lower than England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Tim


Tim,

We have tough drinking laws as well but I was in my own home town and the one State cop is very easy to locate. This is a very sparsely settled area right now as the snow and skiers are gone and the Summer people won't really hit here until the end of June. It is still too brisk for their desert warmed bones.

A pint is a pint is a pint!

Today will be a better day. I have been taking the roads easy and I know them well but every Spring we have to be reintroduced. Their faces have changed over the Winter. The deep frost can do terrible things.

Michael
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/05/15 12:03 PM

Originally Posted By Michael H


A pint is a pint is a pint!



Not so, an US pint is about 20% less than an imperial pint cheers

Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/05/15 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Originally Posted By Michael H

A pint is a pint is a pint!

Not so, an US pint is about 20% less than an imperial pint cheers

And %alcohol content may vary too...
Posted By: Rog G

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/15 04:25 PM

A couple of pictures from last weeks trip to the Picos de Europe in Northern Spain where it was generally cold and occasionally wet required the use of heated jackets and helmets all the time. 800 uneventful miles, one split rectifier bobbin found on return home.




Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/15 04:54 PM

Great shots Roger - and quite an adventure - looking forward to seeing you for GnGs!
Posted By: rolsmith

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/05/15 09:04 PM

I drove from Phoenix to LA yesterday, 374 miles at about 80mph without a single hiccup. This is significant because I just got the rig back after having it gone for 6 months getting it's frame replaced. I got caught in a really bad road repair traffic snarl on the Cajon pass and am happy to report that "Love Jugs" do indeed work!! I purposely let the engine go into skip fire mode, turned on the fans and the idle returned to normal after about 45 seconds. With the entire car being taken apart and then reassembled, this was kind of an acid test to make sure that neither myself or the shop missed anything. Next week, we are off to Ft. Bragg on the Mendicino coast above San Francisco, plan to get on the 1 just above San Fran and run all the way by the beach. Can't wait!!
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/15 09:48 AM

Get'em young!



Kai was a bit nervous before his trip out but was grinning from ear to ear afterwards!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/15 10:26 AM

A shot that shows the true magic of a M3W.
Posted By: Paul F

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/15 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By Bunny
Get'em young!
Kai was a bit nervous before his trip out but was grinning from ear to ear afterwards!


A good way to eliminate any nerves is to ensure that Kai has worked off all nervous energy before the next trip out - a few hours gardening should do the trick - or clean the tin top.
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/05/15 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By Paul F
Originally Posted By Bunny
Get'em young!
Kai was a bit nervous before his trip out but was grinning from ear to ear afterwards!


A good way to eliminate any nerves is to ensure that Kai has worked off all nervous energy before the next trip out - a few hours gardening should do the trick - or clean the tin top.


I'll let you know how that goes! flyingpig
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 06:52 PM

Mrs Nippymog has a bash at Curborough twisty sprint track.
Not half bad for a first go !
Being passenger is fun ! sick2

First time practice at a twisty sprint
Posted By: PaulJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 06:59 PM

Fantastic Nippy. I couldn't even get my wife to take the wheel on the road let alone a track. I find that, when starting, many women need much praise, all the time, so they are confident they are doing it correctly. It won't be long before she is sprinting in earnest - and beating you...

Just a word about steering though, when she starts getting the hang of the car on track, try and tell her, whilst on track only, to hang onto the wheel without moving her hands too much on the rim - rotational steering as against push-pull.
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Mrs Nippymog has a bash at Curborough twisty sprint track.
Not half bad for a first go !
Being passenger is fun ! sick2

First time practice at a twisty sprint


She's a winner there Graham! You might find yourself in the passenger seat more often than you would like!
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 07:12 PM

Originally Posted By PaulJ
Just a word about steering though, when she starts getting the hang of the car on track, try and tell her, whilst on track only, to hang onto the wheel without moving her hands too much on the rim - rotational steering as against push-pull.


I agree entirely. The 'push-pull' method can get you into a lot of trouble, even on public roads, apart from wombling about at walking speed.
Posted By: deano

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 07:14 PM

Fantastic drive, well done for having a go.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 10:07 PM

Many thanks for the encouragement and advice guys, passed on and appreciated.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/05/15 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Many thanks for the encouragement and advice guys, passed on and appreciated.


Are you sure you've posted this on the right forum?! laugh2

Posted By: FlatCapRacing

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/05/15 09:53 PM

Nice evening meal at the pub and a 20mile run home in the dark. Really good way to spend some time!
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 07:41 AM

Drove a great tour yesterday with MTW and 4/4 in convoy. By cooincidence we met up with an oldtimer club organizing a local rally. The first things we were asked was why we would not join the oldtimer club and for the age of the M3W. They were rather surprised that she is only 2 years young and the 4/4 also less than 4 years old.
Both cars got lots of attention.
Met another 3Wheeler, owned by a rather relaxed guy (see his Bacardi-bat!)


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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 09:01 AM

That really is quite something!
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 09:11 AM

Makes the panel gaps on a Morgan look like perfection!

Look like you had a great day.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 09:19 AM

Looks like a fun day out Austrian - was the fabric 3w front wheel drive, it looks a bit nautical as well.
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 01:12 PM

The Velorex 3Wheeler in picture was built in the 1950's and has a rear drive with Jawa 250 ccm engine I was told. The present owner bought is off the street for small money from 2 Czechs when they stranded with the vehicle on an Austrian road some years ago.

Attached a pic from our small Mog-convoy.

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Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 01:28 PM

A nice bonnet shot of your 4/4 - what an interesting tale about the Velorex. That's a new car to me and quite old too.
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/05/15 06:06 PM

I like the saab 99
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 10:42 AM

Havnt had time to 'top and tail it' yet so ignore the prolonged end before the camera goes off ! this is my practice laps at Cadwell Park yesterday with the MTWC.
Beautiful weather , great company , fantastic day I wont forget in a long time.
It was getting like the M6 in places though, and at least that has space to overtake !
It opened out nicely during the race giving the opportunity to enjoy the course and play at catching the real race cars - the pre war Morgans. Didnt happen smile Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xy2g1k3eJk&feature=youtu.be
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 11:35 AM

Excellent video Nippy - it looked like a fabulous day up there! Car sounds good with that Stage-2 setup too :-)
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By R1NGA
Excellent video Nippy - it looked like a fabulous day up there! Car sounds good with that Stage-2 setup too :-)


+1 - thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 02:18 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Havnt had time to 'top and tail it' yet so ignore the prolonged end before the camera goes off ! this is my practice laps at Cadwell Park yesterday with the MTWC.
Beautiful weather , great company , fantastic day I wont forget in a long time.
It was getting like the M6 in places though, and at least that has space to overtake !
It opened out nicely during the race giving the opportunity to enjoy the course and play at catching the real race cars - the pre war Morgans. Didnt happen smile Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xy2g1k3eJk&feature=youtu.be


You're bonkers, the lot of you..!! I get nervous just watching the screen.. scared
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 04:34 PM

Looked like great fun! woohoo thumbs
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 04:46 PM

Great fun. Cadwell was always a favourite of mine...especially in glorious sunshine!
Take it the meeting was under ACU rules so leathers and passengers rather than solo and Nomex?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 05:18 PM

Yup , ACU regs as usual for the MTWC
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 06:49 PM

Thanks Nippy, looks like Great fun
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 06:58 PM

Superb drive
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 07:07 PM

Great vid Graham. Cadwell is a nice circuit.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 08:54 PM

And no seat belts either....presumably due to ACU regs? Seems a strange ruling if that is the case.
Posted By: WarBird

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 09:58 PM

One of the F Types rolled on the first lap. Father (driver) and daughter (passenger) team.

I think she was thrown out of the car, but was ok. He was taken to hospital for check ups to his neck and back. He returned to the circuit later.

I didn't see the car, but was told its probably a write off....
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/15 11:30 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
And no seat belts either....presumably due to ACU regs? Seems a strange ruling if that is the case.


I could be wrong , but I am sure I have read it goes back to the early cycle car days, and when bike combinations were first being developed it made sense at the time for sporting purposes to group cycle cars and combinations together, which is where the Acu link comes from.
Can anyone confirm this?
Posted By: WarBird

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/15 10:08 PM

Here is in-car video of the 3 wheeler rolling at Cadwell Park on Sunday.

Its nicely captured in Slo Mo....

https://youtu.be/uyZjm9a8lmk
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/15 10:01 AM

Originally Posted By WarBird
Here is in-car video of the 3 wheeler rolling at Cadwell Park on Sunday.

Its nicely captured in Slo Mo....

https://youtu.be/uyZjm9a8lmk


Woh - that's nasty. Really hope they were OK. It looks as if the car went wide on the exit and the read wheel went up onto the kerbing and probably onto the grass. The inevitable spin might have been relatively straightforward and uneventful in a 4-wheeler, but when spinning like that backwards, the instability of 3 wheels is there for all to see. Sobering stuff. Maybe I'll be a little more careful when on track this year at Goodwood.....

Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/15 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By R1NGA
Originally Posted By WarBird
Here is in-car video of the 3 wheeler rolling at Cadwell Park on Sunday.

Its nicely captured in Slo Mo....

https://youtu.be/uyZjm9a8lmk


Woh - that's nasty. Really hope they were OK. It looks as if the car went wide on the exit and the read wheel went up onto the kerbing and probably onto the grass. The inevitable spin might have been relatively straightforward and uneventful in a 4-wheeler, but when spinning like that backwards, the instability of 3 wheels is there for all to see. Sobering stuff. Maybe I'll be a little more careful when on track this year at Goodwood.....



Yes, it's a replica of what nearly happened to Tiff Needell - and he was not wearing a helmet.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/15 11:33 AM

Originally Posted By P Dron
Originally Posted By R1NGA
Originally Posted By WarBird
Here is in-car video of the 3 wheeler rolling at Cadwell Park on Sunday.

Its nicely captured in Slo Mo....

https://youtu.be/uyZjm9a8lmk


Woh - that's nasty. Really hope they were OK. It looks as if the car went wide on the exit and the read wheel went up onto the kerbing and probably onto the grass. The inevitable spin might have been relatively straightforward and uneventful in a 4-wheeler, but when spinning like that backwards, the instability of 3 wheels is there for all to see. Sobering stuff. Maybe I'll be a little more careful when on track this year at Goodwood.....



Yes, it's a replica of what nearly happened to Tiff Needell - and he was not wearing a helmet.


Oh dear - that is painful to watch

I hope the driver and passenger weren't hurt
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/15 12:40 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhh deeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/15 01:22 PM

Both driver and passenger are ok
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/15 01:50 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Both driver and passenger are ok


That's a bit ambiguous

there is just 'OK' like they are stable in hospital or 'OK' still alive but wearing neck braces

Or

There is 'OK!' - absolutely fine and dandy, not a scratch and everyone had a jolly good laugh
Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/06/15 06:02 PM

Visit at close friends to enjoy a sunny Saturday noon to relax in their marvelous garden, a glas of wine and delicious snacks. I hope the integration of the picture worked ...

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/06/15 12:14 AM

Timeless shot smile
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/06/15 04:29 AM

Nice garage
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/06/15 04:27 PM

Was at the 24 Heures du Mans and saw this whilse wandering round the paddock. Not quite a three-wheeler, but sure looks like one from a distance.







Only saw one M3W, in orange and parked up in the bottom paddock near Maison Blanche camping, from a local dealer by the looks of things.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/06/15 09:37 AM

Light green (ZH plated) one spotted yesterday in traffic (and then performing a questionable U-turn) at Kreuzplatz
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/06/15 05:33 PM

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Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/06/15 10:37 PM

Giving charity rides at Dunsfold today http://www.thesupercarevent.com

Great to meet Dab of Oppo - hope you had a good trip back oop norf.

Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/06/15 01:27 PM

Hi Chris

Not a bad drive back, thanks for the local knowledge and directions only got wet once, great to see you and put a face to the name.

Its a great part of the country down there shame its a 5 hour drive for me though.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/06/15 11:46 PM

Went to Rise and Drive Chicago on Sunday ... thumbs cheers

Overview, spot the M3W (both pix from the site), rear view, Lake Shore Drive and the Canyons of Chicago.

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/06/15 02:28 AM

Lovely, my wife and I are visiting Chicago next July on our Yellowstone/Oshkosh/Nashville pilgrimage.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/06/15 02:34 PM

Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/06/15 03:39 PM

Are you going to drive it back from the factory, Raphaël?

If so, remind them to put the front wings back on!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/06/15 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By P Dron
If so, remind them to put the front wings back on!


Or not hide
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/06/15 07:14 PM

No i hope using it as soon as possible
After a little accident with a 4/4 sport which stopped in my back.some damaged must be repaired by the factory.
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/06/15 07:25 PM

Bad news to hear,...hope you will not be nailed down for the season...good luck Raphaël frown
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/06/15 08:33 PM

Wait And see...
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/06/15 05:12 PM

Had a nice cross-country drive over to Morgan today. Had a short peek around and a lovely pub lunch with a hairdresser of some repute before heading home between showers.

Car running like clockwork & a few sneaky overtakes squeezed in just because I could, and the new LED running sidelights looking pretty darn cool I reckon!

Lovely start to a busy weekend..! thumbs

Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/06/15 07:29 PM

I hope my blow job lasted Steve? I mean blow wave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good to meet up for a potter around the factory, chat and pleasant lunch...thanks for the latter cheers
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/06/15 08:05 PM

You didn't happen to see my car by any chance?
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/06/15 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By PhilipNZ
You didn't happen to see my car by any chance?


He was too busy taking excellent photos of mine!
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/06/15 07:13 AM

Sorry Phillip. I looked out for it a couple of days before. I'm back in later next week...hopefully it might then be waiting to be shipped out and I might catch it.
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/15 07:36 AM

Morgan club in Auckland had a "long lunch" at a members house on the beach in Castor Bay. Much food brought by attendees kept us going from noon to 4 pm !!! A very congenial way to spend an afternoon. Not too many mog cars though due to possible inclement weather and food transport requirements. H3nri braved the weather which in the end was actually quite good.


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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/15 08:06 AM

With a little luck, I'll be at the next one smile
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/15 12:19 PM

On Wednesday (24th June) We joined the MTWC Southwest group for their Devon run. Brilliant day out, well organised and a great bunch. There were 10 cars, two of which were 'new' (but the general public can't tell the diference anyway.) If you've not been on the run with the Three Wheeler Club, do it. If Ian Parkinson is organising it, definitely do it.. Ive put a link to a couple of photos and a snapshot video of the day in the Photos section and at the bottom of this post. Its noisy so if it is late at night where you are, turn the volume down before you click the video.
https://goo.gl/ia0YBu

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/15 02:11 PM

A timeless shot Robert. Love it.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/15 04:23 PM

Brilliant loved that!

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/15 02:41 PM

Just out the front of the house washing the Mogster when a voice from behind a baseball cap & sunglasses asked "Is that a Harley engine..?"

Turns out he & his wife are over from the States on business at the conference centre just outside the village, but decided he's bunk off this afternoons conference for a walkabout with his wife. Spent half an hour chatting about Morgans, S&S engine's and swapping tales. Seems he's got a '54 Chevy pickup at home as his plaything, so like true petrolheads we chatted until his wife collapsed from sheer boredom..

Lightened my afternoon, anyway!

Problem now is that the sun's caught half the car & I've got watermarks..

Sigh..
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/15 02:57 PM

Saturday, for some reason Mods vs Rockers Chicago 2015 is now called 'MOTOBLOT Chicago 2015' ... about 500 cars and bikes, way too many interesting to photograph but many photos on FB.
1) Contestant # 2 has good taste
2) Something you don't see every day
3) Say hello to my little friend
4) The end

thumbs cheers


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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/06/15 10:50 PM

I can't compete with Conrad's photogenic 'cheeky' eye for a good pic, but I had a run down to Cassington just outside Oxford earlier. It was Bike Night, an annual fund raising bonanza originally started by the local old bike club to raise money for the school in the village.

Tonight was a pleasure to drive the wee beast, tee shirt weather there & back.

Lovely!

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/15 03:04 PM

Scorchio..!!

Too nice to stay in on a day like this, so met up with a friend for lunch at the place where we went to on last years Goggles & Gauntlets run. The lady running the place made a huge fuss & remembered us all, which was lovely.

No free grub, though.. nono


Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/15 08:35 PM

Took "Miss-Behavin" (As she's now called) out today - I thought I'd treat her to a trip to work and park her up next to all the nice aeroplanes, but no she had other ideas!
0700 Hrs, Just short of the M25 past the scenic stretch of the thames just past the Runnymead Hotel and on the worst grotty stretch of the A30 she snaps her throttle cable and glides to a stop!
1330 Hrs she's on the back of a flat-bed on her way to SGT in Maidenhead.

Why couldn't it have gone at work or next to the Magna Carta cafe!

Love her, hate her, love her Mmmmm?......
Posted By: MO63WLR

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/15 08:42 PM

Doc said I needed more Vitamin D so I though I'd take the 3W on a trip into London for lunch. I was a bit worried about the heat and traffic but it didn't go into skip fire once, so I can only assume the 2014 cooling kit works. Great fun and the attention this car receives is off the scale and all positive. I was sat behind a new 458 Speciale which was being completely ignored. Don't know if I will brave it tomorrow in 35 deg heat though. One thing I did notice is that the car makes all sorts of creaks and groans once it has sat in the sun for a few hours and expanded.
Posted By: planenut

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/06/15 10:29 PM


If it has the urban cooling kit is fully installed with ECU re-map it never will go into skip fire mode, pretty sure skip fire is disabled. The Ferrari proximity invisibility mode still works though.



Posted By: Rog G

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/07/15 07:20 AM

Well after a drive out to Kop Hill on Monday and a couple of blasts up the hill. I got in the car for another trip yesterday, ignition on pressed starter button click, click, click, nothing. Checked battery voltage 7.7v a dead rectifier I assume, at least it happened at home and I do have a new HD unit I was carrying as a spare.

Thats todays job to swop it over.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/15 01:52 PM

Drove to Glenshee yesterday beyond Braemar. It was 22c when I set off, 28C later. There was still snow on the tops out of the sun. Drove there without head gear just goggles. Returning I was buffeted too much so put flying helmet on which also made it quieter.
Went out today only 22C.

Tim
Posted By: Q8morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/15 09:37 PM

I believe its THE SEEKER....found this VIDEO clip on youtube

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QbbUlbVQ4Xk
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/15 11:24 PM

Indeed it is !
Excellent catch Q8! That's what I love about TM, having a friend from across the globe spot a video ! grouphug
I believe that was returning from 'Mods & Rockers', heading to the Lombard Cruise night last Saturday drive
thumbs cheers
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 09:00 AM

My eldest son claimed to have seen a Superdry edition M3W going through our village of Croston yesterday ( inbetween Chorley and Southport)

Anyone here?
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 02:28 PM

Not a very great drive today....

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Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Not a very great drive today....


Sorry to see that. Just as well you have a spare Morgan.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 02:40 PM

This is not good, any idea what broke ?

thumbs cheers
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Not a very great drive today....

Forgot to mention: Cam belt broken - hope the engine did not get hurt too
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Originally Posted By The Austrian
Not a very great drive today....

Forgot to mention: Cam belt broken - hope the engine did not get hurt too


Sorry to hear that

Hope it's straight forward with no complications
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Originally Posted By The Austrian
Not a very great drive today....

Forgot to mention: Cam belt broken - hope the engine did not get hurt too


Sorry to hear that...normaly the engine can not be hurt...read that somewhere about S&S engines rtm...one more thing to have as a spare part along the throttle cable...

Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 08:34 PM

Went out to Alford Speedfest today took part in the pursuit...won my heat...against a Swallow Doretti and did numerous passenger laps, also known as not so secret practise on the track. Nothing broke today despite all the fun track time and there was even a comment afterwards from a marshal that while lots of modern exotic machines were overheating and cooking their brakes I just seemed to keep going round without any issues despite hanging the tail out and generally driving like I stole it.
Some photos in the General Gallery Section; Speedfest Photos
and Speedfest Napier Bentley
and onboard video from the pursuit;

Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 08:54 PM

nice one smile
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 09:20 PM

Ha! Brilliant fun, Calum..

Good format of event by the looks of it.

Well done, mate!!

clap
Posted By: charlestkirby

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 09:21 PM

Most impressive!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/07/15 09:28 PM

Great stuff.
drive
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 03:44 AM

Originally Posted By nippymog
nice one smile


+1
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 04:41 AM

Looked a fun event Calum......great collection of photos as well! thumbs
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 04:48 AM

It's not easy to follow Calum on a post ... doh
Great video, as usual, by the way.
Out around the Fox River with the Strahorns, great drive !
Check out Strahorn's red pinstriped wheels (2nd photo)! shades
thumbs cheers



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Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 08:58 AM

I also went to Speedfest in my M3W as spectator but did not see Calum. He did not mention the Plus 8 that also went round the track. Several super car stands with Aston, McLaren, RR, Bentley, Maserati & some odd German cars with the engine at the back.

Tim
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 10:31 PM

I took advantage of the absence of my tw that is in maintenance in Malvern for a spring cleaning, it allowed me to do the maintenance of the machines to sort and upgrade the machinery and equipment as well as supplies, I opportunity to make a larger space to fit the tw in the garage for future work, the largest household must be nearly finished for his soon return.









Posted By: rolsmith

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 10:58 PM

That's some reasonably serious gear for a garage shop. Do you do commercial manufacturing or just hobby stuff?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/07/15 11:35 PM

100% Workshop envy - some great gear !
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/15 06:26 AM

What a lovely man den!
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/15 06:38 AM

That is pretty impressive

Is that the level of equipment you need to keep a M3W on the road? hide
Posted By: Pants

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/15 07:12 AM

Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans


Is that the level of equipment you need to keep a M3W on the road? hide


rofl

Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/15 08:04 AM

Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans
That is pretty impressive

Is that the level of equipment you need to keep a M3W on the road? hide



No it's not enough ! His is back at the factory .... innocent
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/15 07:59 PM

roflroflrofl
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/07/15 08:11 PM

Wanting to be modest I do not show you the whole machinery as some are in other rooms or stored elsewhere for lack of space, I only occupies 50% of the parts to prevent social conflicts with family, where the home is a greater day I repatriate a metal lathe, a milling machine, a 40T press and tooling, with much remorse I separated a machine identical in size to that of the first picture.
I designed the workshop for me, soon it to skid, the friend, the neighbor, the friend of a friend, the neighbor's neighbor, the neighbor's friend, and the friend of the neighbor.
I designed the workshop for me, soon it to skid, the friend, the neighbor, the friend of a friend, the neighbor's neighbor, the neighbor's friend, and the friend of the neighbor.
I do not connai the number of liquor bottles collected with this workshop, as a rule I prefer to trade services, equipment, materials and tools in exchange,
being better equipped than most of my successive employers, it puts often happened to troubleshoot some problems with former employers.
For tools I use the meme maxim André Pousse (for modesty I crain person).
In summary I love all the beautiful mechanics (machine tools, motorcycles, cars, engine airplanes, boats, and ....).
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/15 03:57 PM

Wednesday was down through the borders then over the Kirkstone, Wrynose and Hardknott Passes to the Woolpack Inn for the night, photos in the gallery. Thursday was back over Hardknott and Wrynose before wandering by various routes to Malvern. Lazy day today before TOTH tomorrow.
Obligatory GoPro video of the Hardknott Pass crossing;

Posted By: John V6

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/15 05:11 PM

Great video. Did the cattle ever move?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/15 05:39 PM

Thanks for sharing that bit of video, the sound track is great and very addictive.
Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/15 07:36 PM

Nice video - M3W lock almost good enough!
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/15 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By Triceratops
Nice video - M3W lock almost good enough!

Slightly better concentration and I would have got round cleanly - missed the apex somewhat. Must try harder. Should really have dipped the clutch and given it a bootful to get it round but rear tyre was being a bit grippy in the sunshine so I'd probably just have understeered into the bank which would have been embarrassing!
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/15 10:17 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
Great video. Did the cattle ever move?
Took a little while. The cows were already at home so waiting on them was a bit worrying.
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/07/15 02:40 AM

A beautiful Friday evening as I tooled down into Bennington, Vermont for the Hemmings Cruise In. This week appeared to be American muscle cars. I may be from the US of A but the muscle car thing never really took hold for me. I never saw the point. I grew up in mountains and winding hills. Muscle cars belonged on the flats where some of the roads went for 90 miles straight! They were only interested in doing the quarter mile in the shortest time! What about handling? Huh? What's that?!

http://www.hemmings.com/events/cruise-ins

Always astonished by the attention the Morgan receives. So many people want to talk about it and are so surprised that this is still a thing. Some of the locals admit to have seen me drive around and are just grateful to be able to look at it up close and personal.

Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/07/15 08:37 PM

Well what do you know, I bumped into this one today in Helmsley, North Yorks. The first I have seen on the road except at events.

It looked really good in an Audi metallic blue with stone leather.

The lucky owner had not heard of TM but he has now.



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Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 12:58 AM

I remember when my header pipes were that shiny and new! Brings a tear to my eye...
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 08:35 AM

The Good, the Bad and the bloody Ugly
Lovely winter weekend weather, clear blue skies and sun. A bit cold early morning but very tolerable. A great "H3NRI" driving weekend.
Saturday me and the wife pottered around town, cafes and car yards. Later i went for a quick drive out to less urban roads to rediscover what happens when you actually push the pedal all the way down! Good

Sunday, visit to brother in law about an hour away, for breakfast. So up early, multiple layers of clothes, helmets and gloves etc and set off around 8 am(4oC). So far so good.
10 mins later on the motorway at 100kph the wife draws my attention to a small jack frost like apparition at the top of her perspex screen. It is alive! we watch it slowly grow and branch and more stat from below. 5 mins later screen is in several separate parts!! OK, that not so good, but press on regardless.
Then notice the screen is actualy wet? Perspex melting ?? no but there is a smell of petrol!! You guessed it, petrol leaking from somewhere near injector passenger side. Discretion being best part of valour, pulled off motorway, stopped to inspect.
Obviouly leaking but only when motor on (pressurised).
So what to do, no hose clips in tool kit.
Decided to try to drive back home, hopefully avoiding being Kispy Krittered along the way!!! Well it all got worse very quickly so pulled into supermarket car park next to garage.

Tried the supermarket and the garage, no hose clips, bugger.
Ring the AA, say i have broken down with a slight fuel leak, can serviceman come and repair with hoseclip?. Well, could hear the panic set in on the other end. Apparently i need to call the fire brigade to make car safe before they would do anything! seemed a bit extreme, so i asked if fireman will bring a hose clip to make it safe, no they wouldnt???? I thanked them for the lack of roadside service in the most polite way and hung up.

By now had some early bird shopping admirers and very helpful they were too. One had ceelon tape which was applied over end of hose and injector. Another had cable ties so applied one as tight as possible upstream of the existing "crimp style" clip.
Voila, no leak, so in and off quick onto motorway and home. Not even a smidgen of vapour on the newly sculptured screen ! Hoorah for curious admirers and ceelon tape.

Now for the essence of this long winded story. This is the second time I have had this same fuel leak issue. (As have others on this forun). The culprit being the inadequate "crimp" style clips used to seal the petrol cross pipe between the injectors.

I had replaced the crimps for decent fuel hose clips suitable for injector pressure hoses, but this was a couple of years back when all was new. Since then the motor has been rebuilt due to broken cam and bent crankshaft splines!. Got the car back 4 months ago, all rebuilt with new compensator, bevel box and front adjustable shocks. Of course the hose now had lovely new black crimped clips. Looked real nice especially in black BUT leaks in just 4 months.

Now resplendent with ugly stainless, screw tightening, injector hose suitable clips, all should be well now.

S0 if you havent done so yet, replace or add a second set of clips for safety's sake !!!
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Posted By: John V6

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 08:46 AM

That looks like bad news and something Morgan should have fixed by now.

Sorry to hear your tale of woe
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 09:06 AM

P964 glad you got home safely. Strange reaction for AA, what were fire brigade to do if no fire? I've done as you & applied a second hose clip to the crimped ones. Can you see any reason for the screen cracking?

Tim.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 09:21 AM

I guess the replacement screens from Morgan will be the small ones or will you source locally?
Posted By: pandy

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 09:32 AM

Annoying, but at least on the bright side, at least you didn't go up in a massive fireball......
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 09:42 AM

The dilemma i have now is, with what should i replace the broken screen?? Another of the same size? or get a pair of the new size and thickness???
I do find the current ones awkward as i have one eye looking through screen and tother looking around the screen, so at present will favour the new shape. Probably hold off untill get to see the new screens on your car, phillip.

Hopefully they are effective enough to provide similar protection from the elements. If not then??

Have toyed with idea of aero ? screens

I have little idea why the screen went, there are some possibilities
After coming back from being fixed there were very minor abrasion scratches on the top of the screen.
It was quite cold, and there was chill factor from the petrol evaporating off screen??
Didnt recall or know of any impact by stone etc

Probably just premature senile morganentia??:)

H3NRI now looks like an old man with broken glasses fixed with band aids !!!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 10:26 AM

Have never seen a screen like that before.

Not petrol surely?

Quite a few owners have now fitted the Fairbourne Carriages full screen with good results and feedback.

Might be worth considering?
Posted By: nadvys

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 10:33 AM

+1 had same issue a few times already. Screen is also going with the petrol spray. They really don't like it. I have stopped smoking the cigar while driving :-)
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By P964
The dilemma i have now is, with what should i replace the broken screen?? Another of the same size? or get a pair of the new size and thickness???
I do find the current ones awkward as i have one eye looking through screen and tother looking around the screen, so at present will favour the new shape. Probably hold off untill get to see the new screens on your car, phillip.

Hopefully they are effective enough to provide similar protection from the elements. If not then??



Have toyed with idea of aero ? screens

I have little idea why the screen went, there are some possibilities
After coming back from being fixed there were very minor abrasion scratches on the top of the screen.
It was quite cold, and there was chill factor from the petrol evaporating off screen??
Didnt recall or know of any impact by stone etc

Probably just premature senile morganentia??:)

H3NRI now looks like an old man with broken glasses fixed with band aids !!!


Is it possible that whilst being repaired someone has grabbed the screen for leverage getting in/out??

Easy for this to happen from the unenlightened.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
That looks like bad news and something Morgan should have fixed by now.

Sorry to hear your tale of woe


Originally Posted By John V6
That looks like bad news and something Morgan should have fixed by now.

Sorry to hear your tale of woe


+1
Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 06:04 PM

I cannot recommend the Fairbourne screen highly enough.
http://www.fairbournecarriages.com/index...0&Itemid=65

They not only look good but they give so much more protection than the standard ones. Such a simple change totally transforms the driving experience and I could never go back to a standard screen again.

It can be a bit of a fiddle fitting them but if a 'fingers and thumbs' person like me can fit it anyone can.
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By mapman
I cannot recommend the Fairbourne screen highly enough.
http://www.fairbournecarriages.com/index...0&Itemid=65

They not only look good but they give so much more protection than the standard ones. Such a simple change totally transforms the driving experience and I could never go back to a standard screen again.

It can be a bit of a fiddle fitting them but if a 'fingers and thumbs' person like me can fit it anyone can.


I agree with all of that. It is well designed, well made and reasonably priced.
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/15 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By P964
The Good, the Bad and the bloody Ugly
This is the second time I have had this same fuel leak issue. (As have others on this forun). The culprit being the inadequate "crimp" style clips used to seal the petrol cross pipe between the injectors.

Now resplendent with ugly stainless, screw tightening, injector hose suitable clips, all should be well now.

S0 if you havent done so yet, replace or add a second set of clips for safety's sake !!!


Phew - my 2012 3 wheeler has the screw-type clips. These must have been fitted at the factory (probably when the Centa drive was fitted) because no one else has touched it. smile
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/07/15 12:50 AM

Originally Posted By P964
Probably hold off untill get to see the new screens on your car, phillip


If you go the Fairbourne style we could perhaps share postage. I'd want to trial the existing screens first though.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/07/15 06:27 AM

Hello i m going to the factory thursday 23 of july to take back my MTW
Somebody know a room to let near the factory?
Posted By: scott morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/07/15 06:18 PM

You getting a refund 😁
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/15 05:24 AM

I went to my dealer recover my tw who was back from Malvern Friday night, I must admit that I am very happy with the new torque damper centa and satisfied with the work done by Morgan.

I do not regret this update.
Posted By: P Dron

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/15 08:06 AM

Originally Posted By atalante83
Hello i m going to the factory thursday 23 of july to take back my MTW
Somebody know a room to let near the factory?


Hello Raphael. Try this forum:

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/55/1/Places_to_Stay_Recommendations
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/15 06:32 PM

Fabulous drive today - Maidenhead to Blackbush Aerodrome cafe via Henley on Thames - Absolutley fabulous smile - M3W faith restored
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/07/15 10:25 AM

Had a very nice weekend trip to Gröbming to see the finals of Ennstal Classic.
Many thank´s to a kind TMer who accepted me to join his convoy of a 2CV, an Ausitn Healey Sprite and his white 4/4!



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Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/07/15 10:29 AM

Some Impressions / Ennstal Classic:
A great M3W
Sir Stirling Moss
and some more oldies:

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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/07/15 07:03 PM

Great run in more sunshine today but steering wasn't feeling right as I trundled back through town to the lock up and sure enough one front tyre rather low pressure...stuck it on the axle stands, pumped it up and left it for a couple of hours and flat as a pancake. Oh well...just as well I have spare inner tubes and a brand new pair of Blockleys waiting to go on. The old tyres are damn near worn out anyway. Another thing to try and get done tomorrow before going back to work tomorrow evening.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/07/15 09:24 PM

Saves you a bit of time , the wheels come off easier when they are flat as you get extra clearance on the mudguards !
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/07/15 03:04 PM

They came off okay with the mudguards left on but they had to come off to get the wheels complete with new tyres back on. Such is life. Had time to fit them just not enough time to even drive round the block to see if anything was going to fall off.
Oh well back to work. frown
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/07/15 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By RedThree
They came off okay with the mudguards left on but they had to come off to get the wheels complete with new tyres back on. Such is life. Had time to fit them just not enough time to even drive round the block to see if anything was going to fall off.
Oh well back to work. frown


Put the keys under the brick, we'll sort that for you.. grin2
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/07/15 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By RedThree
They came off okay with the mudguards left on but they had to come off to get the wheels complete with new tyres back on. Such is life. Had time to fit them just not enough time to even drive round the block to see if anything was going to fall off.
Oh well back to work. frown


Put the keys under the brick, we'll sort that for you.. grin2

Ah but which brick? I have an extensive collection in the back garden after some recent renovation work...
Posted By: Sutton's Burrow

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/07/15 05:23 PM

IMG_2486 by mattwsutton, on Flickr

My peanut pretending to drive the Morgan... She loves it.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/07/15 06:10 PM

Lovely photo. A few more years and she will be borrowing your keys.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/07/15 07:13 PM

I had a peanut once but now she knows a lot more than I do.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/07/15 07:43 AM

Drove to Fettercairn Distillery over Cairn O' Mount to get the supplies in. Not much sun & sharp shower nearing home but a proper run over a proper road.
They are not doing tours currently as major vessel change out & part of the roof has to come off. The shop is only open Monday to Friday.
https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=-2GODjf7qVs&video_referrer=watch

https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=qXsIVgBUA4o&video_referrer=watch

Tim
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/07/15 02:29 PM

Cool video.
Thanks for sharing Tim
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/07/15 04:10 PM

Should have said that Fettercairn distillery will not be making any 'water of life' until October.

Tim
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 04:21 AM

After picking the MTW at the factory i went to newtons motors for seing the team
And i Could try dragon . The same impression than mine. A lot of old cars And racing on their cars park. Then i went to Cardiff with a good weather..
I drove it under the rain between Cardiff And winchester friday
A lot of water
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 07:56 PM

reappears today a very slight trace of oil on my left rocker cover on the screw above the exhaust outlet, having already changed the seal in the last few months for this and traveled 1550km of highway 8/10 Friday and Saturday there were some traces of oil on the windscreen, so I decided to take a strong arm to calm the oil leak,I made a support for the fixed power and remove the layer of chromium and copper to remake its flatness because the thickness of chromium is not equal everywhere.
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 08:04 PM

I use very often stick Loctite product, it avoids sinking or we do not want.I use very often stick Loctite product, it avoids sinking or we do not want.
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 08:08 PM

Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 08:09 PM

Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 09:10 PM

Nice
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/07/15 10:18 PM

Quality work...we'd all love the tools like that!
Posted By: WilsonLaidlaw

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/08/15 03:26 PM

Took my M3W from my house in Tourtour, in the Provençal Var mountains to the nearby village of Aups, to buy some Paella at the market for my dinner. I also wanted to try out my new Luis Avedo motoring hat, which when you turn it back to front, has built in aviator goggles, so that you too can look like an extra from Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

I just ordered a pair of high load FAG ball races for the rear wheel, so of course, the clanking noise has stopped today. Just part of the fun of owning a Morgan.

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Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/08/15 05:10 PM

Excellent motoring cap! thumbs
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/08/15 07:41 PM

A nice, dry run out for the DonMog visit to the Norton factory at Castle Donnington. Interesting place with small scale production (~550 bike per year) and very dedicated staff. I spent some time drooling over the neatness of the rear hub assembly with its elegant adjustment mechanism! I never realised that Morgan ownership would lead to this....









Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/15 12:04 AM

Looks like a great day out.
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 08:17 AM

passo de splugo

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 08:24 AM

A calendar type shot if ever I saw one SwissGhost....beautiful colours.
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 08:39 AM

thanks, got lots of those types of shots!
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 05:44 PM

Short run out today to the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) at Ruddington. The Stewart Classic Vehicle Register was having their summer gathering there, so an ecclectic mix of cars to view as well as the steam trains and the train restoration workshops. Well worth a visit.

















Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 06:29 PM

Wow! Good day out, then..!!

thumbs
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 06:31 PM

Just home from this years Goggles & Gauntlets adventure weekend. Brilliant weather, brilliant company & brilliant roads..

Mrs SBM stars..

Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 06:41 PM

Now, that's what I call a road! Where is it pray tell?
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 06:48 PM

Yes echo that!

In spite of being on our 4/4 we were made very welcome!

What a great venue with amazing runs out on Sat and today.

Wonderful weather played its part too.

Three mechanical incidents ....all solved by sharing parts and skills with others so three cars back on the road!
Élan Valley is a must for,those who have never been there.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:04 PM

North Yorks Moors ?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:05 PM

sorry , just seen - Elan Valley - looks great
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Just home from this years Goggles & Gauntlets adventure weekend. Brilliant weather, brilliant company & brilliant roads..

Mrs SBM stars..



Great photo Steve!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:37 PM

Looks great shots and days out had by all.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:37 PM

Why, thank you good sir. We missed you chum!

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:42 PM

A few more..













Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:44 PM

Looks great , please publicize next years bash smile
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:48 PM

Wonderful looking locations and collection of cars.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Looks great , please publicize next years bash smile


In fairness, I did ping some notes up on here throughout the cold months, and the good burghers of the MTWC ran some ads.

You'd only insist on dressing in full leathers anyway.. innocent
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 07:56 PM

We even flew behind a veteran squadron member, too..



Some nicely spirited driving along perfect roads followed. Must download the GoPro next.. grin2
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 08:02 PM

Well done Steve - looks really impressive. I really had hoped I could have got down but work got too badly in the way unfortunately.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/08/15 08:28 PM

Beautiful pictures SBM and Bunny
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/08/15 05:20 PM

Another brilliant, if very wet in the afternoon, day at Goodwood with Bell & Colvill and a few of the MMC folk. New G56 kit has transformed how the car drives and it easily pulled over 5,500rpm down the Lavant Straight in top - at least until the rains came at lunchtime. Lavant, Woodcote and the Chicane were very slippery but we all had a ball. Quite a few other Morgans and Lotii, but I was the only M3W present.....

.... which made it interesting as the new Goodwood rules dictate that M3W's have to go out on the own session with a max of 5 laps only (due to a couple of unfortunate incidents in the past). But as I was the only 3-Wheeler present, I had exclusive use of the track for all 6 or my on-track opportunities. Not quite as much fun as it could have been, but at least the slippery conditions in the afternoon gave me something to think about!

The AR race car went really quite quickly and easily the quickest car out there I'd say. Nicely driven.











Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/08/15 06:22 PM

That's a great day out . Thanks for the pics .
What a treat for you to have the track to yourself.

Although often it's fun to be in a group too!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/08/15 06:39 PM

I agree, sounds a great day! Lonely, but think of the overtakes you made..

On a different note, that blue Roadster in the background is nice.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/08/15 06:42 PM

Originally Posted By R1NGA
..and it easily pulled over 5,500rpm down the Lavant Straight in top -


OMG!!

scared
Posted By: Neilda

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/08/15 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate


Stunner.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/08/15 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By R1NGA
..and it easily pulled over 5,500rpm down the Lavant Straight in top -


Cool - what were you getting pre G56?
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/08/15 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Originally Posted By R1NGA
..and it easily pulled over 5,500rpm down the Lavant Straight in top -


Cool - what were you getting pre G56?


In truth I don't really remember, but somewhere around the 105-110mph mark on the speedo I think. On Monday it was showing about 120 or just over from where I was sat, although the turbulence was making it hard to concentrate on anything but the rapidly approaching Woodcote corner at that point.... But the extra torque is really noticeable and the punch out of the Chicane is brilliant.

And only two small component casualties during the day. I had to do an emergency modification of the Oil Tank Cap the night before as the gasket was just starting to give way and crumble (fortunately still in one piece at that point) and my 'fix' using a homemade gasket needed to be REALLY tight to stop it leaking. IT took me a couple of goes to get to hold fluid tightly - I HATE oil leaks! Plus it broke a 2nd Exhaust Stud on the offside cylinder again (the same, upper one), so this time I slightly repositioned the silencer after replacing the stud again, as it may have been putting too much stress on it. If I break another I will go get me a set of proper ARP studs and be done with it.

Best of all was the 97dB that the G56 pipes made at 4000rpm, which is quieter than the stock pipes measured last year!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/08/15 09:37 PM

Sounds good.

I'm still waiting for the Morgan Stage 1kit - "more news" promised for Monday next week so we'll wait and see.
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/08/15 10:08 PM

Great photos R1NGA smile

Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 11:13 AM

Pictures of our first motoring holiday in the 'Mapmog'.

We have just returned from an incredible weeks touring of The Peak District. Fantastic quiet and well maintained roads, marvellous vistas in perfect weather.

Highlights included Derwent Valley Dams, Snake Pass (we did it both ways)! and Edale.

Scampi (the navigator) loved it. Mog didn't miss a beat.
























Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 11:19 AM

Great pics - thanks for posting.

Glad the Nav enjoyed it too.

The Fairbourne Screen looks sooo right/good!

AND my current favouite M3W colour!
Posted By: Blackadder

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 12:27 PM

Really good pics - the dog looks like he is enjoying the trip.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 01:25 PM

Fantastic!!

Good for you. And I agree with 4/4 Boy - that screen looks factory!
Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 02:30 PM

The Fairbourne screen not only looks good but is really practical too. Not to everyone's taste, though personally I think it transforms the driving experience especially as my car was fitted with a much shorter screen than earlier models.

We came back home to Gloucestershire in heavy rain on Friday and it gave us excellent protection. I have also sealed the gap under the bracket with a piece of leather and silicone and we kept dry all the way.

Driving in the rain was another first and I was really pleased with the gas closure tape (as recommended in another post by 'Dab of oppo'). All the gaps behind the seat have been sealed with this magic stuff and I checked the under the seats when home and there was'nt a drop of water even after 3 hours of wet roads and rain.

Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 02:59 PM

The Faibourne screen looks sooo period too!
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/08/15 07:01 PM

Today the temperatures dropped below 30degC so we drove north to the wineyard areas. Last few weeks I mainly drove the 4/4 and now back to the M3W I still enjoy driving but increasingly hate the awful sounds of the belt drive.
Tomorrow I'll be at the Morgan garage to have service. If the squeeking will not disappear I will sooner or later get rid of the noisebag.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/08/15 10:19 AM

On Saturday was the Morgan Three Wheeler Club circuit race at Darley Moor track. Mrs Nippy's first time as passenger on a circuit race, as you can see she knows the flags better than me 14:25 blush !!!

First lap is a low speed sighting lap , then we form up on the grid again for the race , at 5:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnf_bjVl-pw
Posted By: wiscos

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/08/15 02:16 PM

Very nice! Picture and sound both really well captured!!
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/08/15 03:15 PM

Good job that man - those Stage-2 pipes do sound good!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/08/15 06:15 PM

A friend of mine followed a MTW on the little road to colobrieres
A red one with MOG
LHD with English plates.
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 12:35 PM

Today we drove to the Vienna's city center to see some vintage cars.
Driving the Ringstrasse a policeman forced us to make a detour to the ramp of the Austrian Parliament.
Did not want to have an argument with the cops so I ended up at the red carpet...
laugh2









Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 12:45 PM

Fantastic, what a great invitation, and a wonderful setting.
Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 04:33 PM

Fantastic pictures. What an experience!
The smiles in the mirror sum it all up.

A lovely shine on your car to match the red carpet.

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 04:39 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Today we drove to the Vienna's city center to see some vintage cars.
Driving the Ringstrasse a policeman forced us to make a detour to the ramp of the Austrian Parliament.
Did not want to have an argument with the cops so I ended up at the red carpet...
laugh2





Spot the Yank.. innocent
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 06:05 PM

Great shots and amazing weather...
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Spot the Yank.. innocent


somestick ... I saw what you did there ... nono

Socks and sandals ... European, my guess ... thinking rofl

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/08/15 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Spot the Yank.. innocent


somestick ... I saw what you did there ... nono

Socks and sandals ... European, my guess ... thinking rofl

thumbs cheers


laugh2 thumbs
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/08/15 04:05 AM

After three rainy weekends, out with the CMMC MINI Club for a bite. En-route, stopped at a light, spied a Polaris Slingshot across the lane, gave him a 'Biggles' wave when the light changed. As I did, The delightful Ms Timmins got up in her seat and proclaimed ...
... 'ours is better' cloud9 rofl

thumbs cheers

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/15 09:47 PM

No pics, but took the M3W out visiting friends tonight, dodging showers. Came home in the dark, and remembered how vulnerable a little tiny car is..!!

Brilliant drive, though..

thumbs
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/08/15 09:13 PM

I haven't driven mine today (other than getting it off the drive) but on our way along the M4 by junction 8/9 we were passed by an olive green M3WHE registered M3W
Very nice too - Was that you?

smile
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/08/15 10:02 PM

Stopped at Reims yesterday en route to Grindelwald. Had just pulled up at the old circuit pits when a chap comes past on a Can-Am Spider. He does a double take then a U turn and we have as much of a chat as we can with my pigeon French and his complete lack of English.

Strange coincidence having two 3 wheelers alone by the old start/finish line.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/09/15 04:11 AM

Two days on the roads
Satursday http Paul Ricard for the van viver endurance days
Sunday grand prix de brignoles
A round in the city behind a darmont Two speeds And a lot of old cars
After a meeting at entrecasteaux . Nice ride
Posted By: Waldemar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/09/15 03:54 PM

m3w Jungfrau Treffen 2015 Grindelwald, with ~20 Fivespeeders the biggest meeting so far:

https://youtu.be/2qrt9sA139E

Achim
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 04:47 AM

My first full day and I have been finding excuses and reasons to go for a drive all day. Delightful. Even caught up with P964 and "Henri"

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 05:07 AM

Red on the wheels .
What is it?
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 11:38 AM

The smiles say it all!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
The smiles say it all!


+1 thumbs
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 04:49 PM

Excellent shots....and beaming smiles!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 04:50 PM

Really like your Rack(!)what is it?
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 07:19 PM

Loveley evening drive around Berkshire hills just now

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Posted By: planenut

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 09:56 PM


First meeting of the TM Lincolnshire M3W owners the other day, only two of us at the moment, HJP and Planenut. Any others in the area? Had a good chat and compared cars, many similarities considering they are both fairly elderly, in M3W terms. Both have new chassis, new front uprights, Centa drives and several other updates.





Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 10:17 PM

I'd have come up..!!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/15 10:25 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4Boy
Really like your Rack(!)what is it?


I got it from MorganPark, Hamburg. I liked it being a mix of the traditional and factory rack

Originally Posted By atalante83
Red on the wheels .
What is it?


Just standard half inch white(red) walling of the tyres done as close to the rim as he could do.
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/15 08:26 AM

Today was the Blue September Bike Ride in aid of Prostate Cancer.
Not very pleasant weather, cold, windy with always incipient rain.
Some 300 bikes n trikes and a M3W took part in a run in convoy to Placemakers (building supplies company) for a sausage sizzle and raffles. Stu Wilson (All Black Rugby star winger) gave a bit of a speech to encourage all the macho bikers to go for a regular digit up the bum!!!!
H3NRI gate crashed the Canam Spiders den, Guess which vehicle got the most interest !!!



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Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/15 08:37 AM

Let me know when you are planning your next meet and I'll try and get down your way.
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/15 06:27 PM

Thanks for posting the picture Ian , it was good to see you (and your car !) Interesting comparing experiences and good to try another threewheeler, I was very impressed with the difference the Garage 56 setup made .

I think I'd need to go a bit further before i could make a judgement on the the wishbone mod and Blockleys .

Will try and get my MOT , new tyre and sprocket etc done soon .

It'd be good to meet up with Stringers Best Mate and Dab of oppo too .

Hugh
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/15 07:34 PM

That's what I call a biker rally!

Must have been a fantastic atmosphere .
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/09/15 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By Dab of oppo
Let me know when you are planning your next meet and I'll try and get down your way.
Me too!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/15 04:27 AM

Happy happy day ! 380 mile round trip to EAA Museum in Oshkosh for the much anticipated and rare Mosquito meets Mosquito cloud9

Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers


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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/15 05:03 AM

Superb photos
" comme un avion sans ailes ..."
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/15 05:15 AM

Tell us the story getting your Mosquito into the museum!
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/15 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
Tell us the story getting your Mosquito into the museum!



+1 (now I'm curios)
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/09/15 06:29 PM

Two three wheelers in the same place--WOW!
Posted By: Strahorn

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/15 03:05 AM

The EAA museum I'm sure will use this as a promotion. I'm not sure which mosquito is cooler. Did they ask to keep yours? Great photos
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/15 04:15 AM

Originally Posted By Smaug
Originally Posted By The Austrian
Tell us the story getting your Mosquito into the museum!



+1 (now I'm curios)


Easy ! I just called, explained my M3W named 'Mosquito' to the Curator and asked "Can I get a photo of my Mosquito with your Mosquito" A quiet and charming fellow. We arrived, he directed us to the rear hanger doors, opened them and we drove in. An excellent experience ! A truly fortunate, once in a lifetime opportunity. Took this photo when we left.
thumbs cheers


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Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/15 06:33 AM

Well done, excellent thumbs...all in style
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/15 06:23 PM

Belted down M6 M5 M40 to Matts Machine Shop in Abercynon this afternoon, dodging the rain showers,
Plan is to fit roller rockers then get it on the rolling road for a tune up session and hopefully get a few more HP.
Great fun.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/09/15 08:42 PM

Just a wee round trip to a new diner for lunch with old mates. Was the talk of the waitresses...which in turn were all about the same age as my son..

Still fun!!
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/09/15 04:24 PM

1100 km, 96 l of fuel, 2 weeks of travel, lots of high alpine hiking, excellent local food, weather from 25° to 20cm snow over night.....
zürich-bern-grindelwald (m3w treffen)-andermatt-tamins-thusis-bergün-la punt-val mustair-umbrail-stilfserjoch-hinter martelltal-pfelder tal(südtirol)-reschen pass-engadin-graubünden-zürich.
no incidents at all!
loved it!!!


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Posted By: Waldemar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/09/15 09:04 PM

Well done drive

Achim
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/09/15 09:10 PM

happy3
Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 06:45 AM

Just got back from a week's tour of Mid/North Wales via The Marches. Not one wet day and the roads were a dream compared with ours in Gloucestershire. Very little traffic, sweeping bends and vistas, perfect surfaces. No wonder all the bikers head for Wales!

We did 500 miles with a couple of days off for walking. After many years owning a canal boat (now sold) this was what we had in mind as a replacement for our holidays. 'The Mapmog' has so far exceeded expectations and we are so pleased with the car and the adventures we have had so far. After 2600 miles the engine improves all the time and pulls so much better than when new. Apart from pinking if pushed hard (hopefully sorted soon with remapping) the car accelerates nicely and copes with all the extra weight of our luggage really well.
I love bikes so it is always gratifying to get a friendly thumbs up when being overtaken on some of the mountain roads.

Here are a few of the highlights.



Old fashioned street pumps, Weobley, Herefordshire.



Clywedog Dam



Mountain Road. Dylife to Machynlleth



Fairbourne Railway. The driver of the train shouted "Nice Car!"



Pemaenpool Toll Bridge. Didn't venture to the pub as note the gearbox removal device in front. All Morgan owners beware!



Fame at last! We made it on the Toll Bridge Facebook Page.



Llyn Gwynant near Mount Snowdon.



Llanberis Pass



B4391 from Bala over The Berwyn Mountains. This was one of the most enjoyable roads of all with wide open sweeping bends, heather in full bloom and not another car in sight.
Nearly had a disaster though as with a millisecond to manoeuvre I managed to miss a large stone. Thankfully it cleared underneath and missed our rear wheel. Phew!



Lake Vyrnwy Dam



Lake Vyrnwy



We treated ourselves for the last night at the superb Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.




Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 07:23 AM

Great pictures mapman , glad it all went well . Looks like the dog enjoyed it too !
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 07:32 AM

Fantastic photos MM. Looks like a great trip
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 01:18 PM

Great photos. Scampy looks happy and looks the part, brilliant.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By swissghost
1100 km, 96 l of fuel, 2 weeks of travel, lots of high alpine hiking, excellent local food, weather from 25° to 20cm snow over night.....
zürich-bern-grindelwald (m3w treffen)-andermatt-tamins-thusis-bergün-la punt-val mustair-umbrail-stilfserjoch-hinter martelltal-pfelder tal(südtirol)-reschen pass-engadin-graubünden-zürich.
no incidents at all!
loved it!!!


Great to meet you in Grindelwald and it sounds as if you had a superb trip back.

See you next year cheers

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 05:43 PM

Posted By: KBMOG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/09/15 10:18 PM

Went to the factory today to have the bolt-in stiffening brace put in. Lets hope these do actually work and stop the chassis's cracking.
Drove back home (120 miles) in pouring rain.
Got soaked and the engine was water cooled.
I know we all enjoy driving our cars but on days like today it is so good when you get indoors.
Posted By: MorganNJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/09/15 01:33 PM

I drove my M3W to the office this morning. It's only 7 miles on the highway, but I made sure to take the long way on backroads. A guy in a brand new Porsche 911 Targa was about to pull out of a parking lot as I drove by and he practically climbed half way out of his driver's side window to wave and smile. I love the way this car makes people light up. It's always great to put a smile on someone else's face, but it's even better when you're having fun behind the wheel of a M3W!

Here's a picture in the lot next to my brother's car. The complete opposite of a M3W if there ever was one...

Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/15 12:56 AM

I'm driving it every day smile but todays outing was special. The Caffeine and Coffee monthly meet in Auckland.

https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndClassics?fref=ts

Parked next to a 1934 J.A.P. and then later on P964 arrived in Henri. It's fair to say we got a lot of attention.



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Posted By: Q8morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/15 01:05 AM

Looking good, by the way you have changed so much on the m3w, but one very major difference & it all comes down to personal taste is the steering wheel. Don't you plan on changing it?
Posted By: Q8morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/15 01:08 AM

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But I believe the company has shut for good.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/15 02:24 AM

Hi Q8 I'm thinking about a wheel but haven't decided yet. I was waiting for the car to arrive because I feared the standard wheel would be too large but I like it.

My greatest fear is that I will die and my wife will sell the car for what I told her it cost :-)
Posted By: Q8morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/15 03:37 AM

Hahaha, i got the simmonds 13.5in steering wheel & it looks right At home, perfection. Yes take your time & then decide if the factory steering wheel is the correct size for you. The brooklands steering will look good with your mog as you got the black dash inserts & black roll bars, but I believe its 14inches. It will make it a tight fit
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/09/15 12:51 PM

Looking good Philip and worth every cent. Please give your wife my number should the unfortunate happen!
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/15 08:33 AM

Hi Philip
The Classics and Caffeine was a bit bigger than i thought it would be! Good to see three M3Ws present. Have to try to get there earlier next time, grand parenting duties kept us over by the horse and cart ride. Quite a few cars had left by time i got back to the car. Great day for it though. Good pix by the way
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/15 08:59 AM

Next month it is on Labour Weekend Sunday and we will be away but definitely the November event. We should plan on arriving in convoy
Posted By: Black Adder

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/15 01:30 PM

MO9 B5 Spotted on the Mulholland Highway - anyone on here?

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/15 01:36 PM

Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/15 04:04 PM

What´s it like to drive without the front mudguards? Lots of flying debris? It looks really cool to me.
Somewhat nastier in the rain, I guess.
Not sure it would be legal here in Sweden, although I believe you are allowed to ride a motorbike without one.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/09/15 06:06 PM

Not very sure it is légal driving without mudguards but it is so fun. No problem under the rain.
Posted By: Roger-CH

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/15 04:35 PM

Came back yesterday from a 3-day-trip thrue the Swiss alps. Went over the following passen: Oberalp, Splüegen, Maloja, Bernina and Flüela. Wheather was pretty (fresh), especially on the Splüegen ;-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/75738841@N00/21915173715/in/album-72157659009059218/
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/15 09:15 PM

Train down to Perth this morning and this afternoon drove the wee red car back over Glenshee to Aberdeen. Everything seems to be working as it should with its new chassis and Stage One pipes and air filter.


More photos in the Morgan Gallery
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/15 09:20 PM

What do you think of the Stage 1 kit?
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/15 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
What do you think of the Stage 1 kit?

So far, it seems to do what you would expect; more power, cleaner feeling running and more noise but nowhere near as noisy as the original Morgan sports pipes or the Crazy Horse pipes. Different tone to the noise from the G56 pipes but hard to describe without a proper back to back - it's three months since I drove with the G56 system so hard to say. Same sort of comment regarding engine performance between the Stage One and the G56, I really couldn't say which is better or if they are actually very similar, my feeling is the latter. Still have people smiling and waving when I drive past so can't be too loud.
No heat shield on the silencers so no more warming the right hand on the exhaust. Adds a bit of danger to the whole experience so I'll take it a s a bonus - till I try getting out of it when wearing shorts (or the kilt!)
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/15 04:24 AM

" dix mille tours" on the HTTP Paul Ricard at le Castellet
Two superdry Superwet under the rain
A lot of Morgan on the paddock
Only one on the track the aluminium SLR
Today beautiful weather ...on the road again
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/15 04:01 PM

Calum perhaps I missed it but what happened to the G56 set up?

Tim
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/15 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum perhaps I missed it but what happened to the G56 set up?

Tim

After the issues getting them to fit, one of the pipes cracked right round the weld at the forward end of the silencer box. Possibly poor assembly, possibly poor welding, possibly design not allowing enough movement, probably all three together.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/15 04:49 PM

More blue skies today so out from Aberdeen through Oyne, Clatt, the Cabrach, over the Lecht, across Glen Gairn then down Lower Deeside.



Some more photos in the Gallery .
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/10/15 08:28 PM

The Ricard did not lack water.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/10/15 04:02 PM

GLLOQ , is yours on the left ?
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/10/15 05:57 PM

No this is not me, mine is parked dry for a few time, it's a picture found at Ricard this weekend on the internet.

I rather think for atalante83 right.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/10/15 07:23 PM

ok thanks , I was going to ask about the interesting exhaust arrangement smile
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/10/15 07:56 PM

Looks like the fabled link pipe!
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/10/15 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By Bunny
Looks like the fabled link pipe!


Ohh tell more ....
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/10/15 02:51 AM

I had to go to the dentist today. ZKMOG had me smiling all the way there and back as I detoured up 3 volcanos. Mount Wellington, One Tree Hill and Mount Eden

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/10/15 03:47 AM

Nice touch on the steering wheel ... great minds ... innocent

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/10/15 07:55 AM

Great trip to the dentist.
Posted By: MorganNJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/10/15 05:26 PM

Great ride around town this week. I noticed a beautiful E30 M3 in my mirrors so I pulled over at the next rest area and he followed along with a very nice Triumph TR6.





Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/10/15 06:52 AM

Took my car the 98 miles to the dealer in Perth for chassis brace, rear sprocket & service at 6500 miles & 2 years. It was 3C & sunny on starting out & had risen to 6C in 30 mins. Then turned cloudy & it was around 11C for the remainder of the drive. For some reason traffic was light. Waiting for the bus home all incoming buses from south were late.

I'm very pleased with my new Caberg Riviera V2 helmet which gives good visibility but I still need ear plugs. I bought some heated mittens which kept my hands warm. They were cheap but work. Maybe not so good over a much longer or colder drive. Two pairs of socks & bike gear kept the rest of me fine.
http://www.silvermans.co.uk/collections/...-tab-1388048963

Tim
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/10/15 02:24 AM

Sunday, 11OCT15, probably the last 70' day we'll have, the obligatory pose ...
thumbs cheers

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/10/15 02:34 AM

Just in time for Fall ... waited 10 weeks for these Bespoke Wool Morgan Varsity Sweaters ... cloud9

Compliment the previous Morgan Wool/Leather Varsity Jackets ... shades

The sweaters were also very popular with 'Street Gangs' in the 60s through 90s ... innocent

Insane Morgan Three Wheeler Owners ... viking

thumbs cheers


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Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/10/15 09:42 AM

Maybe the last ride before the winter. Beautiful autumn roundtrip through the jurassic region.

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Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/10/15 01:52 PM

Had a bimble over to Liverpool this morning for the coffee and cars meet and bumped into a couple of those nice 4 wheeler chappies.
See latest photos.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/10/15 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By spelunx
Maybe the last ride before the winter. Beautiful autumn roundtrip through the jurassic region.


Beautiful colours in those leaves..
Posted By: Neilda

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/10/15 03:46 PM

Quick outing in the 8 to Wisborough Green and a pint of Sussex. Then home and a rinse down for the car and in the garage. Ran it as empty as I could last weekend and put 49.5 litres in it at the garage... seems to run a bit smoother on premium.
Posted By: deano

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/10/15 04:13 PM

Took the S3 out for a drive to Bampton, lovely road from Taunton.

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/10/15 02:07 AM

A quiet day getting my breath back from an epic sailing weekend. Labour Day holiday here so took my wife out to the wild west coast to a gannet colony so she could enjoy her favourite pastime, bird watching. Our first picnic.

Beautiful day and lots of parasailers too. We stopped for an ice-cream at a cafe and parked a few cars along from a new Ferrari. The M3W outnumbered it about 10 to 1 in looks, drools and photos.


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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/10/15 03:47 AM

Fantastic photos, Philip ! I really hate to follow you here with photos like that ... shades

And now for something completely different ... after a romp through the woods we stopped for a malted beverage. In the parking lot I was struck by the view of so many different forms of transport there. A Harley (barely visible) next to a LR w/bikes, cars and horses in the background with my Mosquito in the foreground. Naturally all riders and drivers gathered round the M3W upon arrival.

thumbs cheers

Philip, you drive easily in those flip-flops ?

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/10/15 04:58 AM

Wonderfull
Always fun day with ours MTW
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/10/15 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By The Seeker

Philip, you drive easily in those flip-flops ?


Ha, no. They were just for walking on the beach. I drove bare footed as I didn't want to take my good boots and my narrow sneakers were still wet from my sailing
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/10/15 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
Just in time for Fall ... waited 10 weeks for these Bespoke Wool Morgan Varsity Sweaters ... cloud9

Compliment the previous Morgan Wool/Leather Varsity Jackets ... shades


thumbs cheers

nicely done! who worked them up for you?
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/10/15 01:21 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By The Seeker
Just in time for Fall ... waited 10 weeks for these Bespoke Wool Morgan Varsity Sweaters ... cloud9

Compliment the previous Morgan Wool/Leather Varsity Jackets ... shades


thumbs cheers

nicely done! who worked them up for you?


Thank You Draggin and Welcome ! Bought them from a store nearby, after previously buying Wool/Leather Varsity Jackets there. Kindly old gent, been in business for ages. Might be easier to find locally on your side of the pond but here's his site:
http://www.chicagoknitting.com/index.html

thumbs cheers
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/10/15 05:05 PM

When I collected my repaired car from Perth last Saturday it was raining going for the bus but the sun was shining in Perth. I wanted to return on A93 via Blairgowrie & Braemar. The forecast said it would be raining in Braemar & 7C.
I took a chance & mostly it was dry & Braemar was 11C. It did start raining at Spittal of Glenshee but I got a great rainbow approaching Glenshee as you can see in my video. The first few miles from Spittal are a great switchback road & I'll be disappointed if they ever straighten it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG9VI5PiAGE
My second video is passing Crathie Kirk where the Queen goes to church when at Balmoral.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-ut4M18P5o

Tim
Posted By: Laurens

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/10/15 06:24 PM

Even when whole Europe is bathimg in sunshine nature is already telling that winter is close.
Yesterday on the Grosse Scheidegg Pass 7000 ft.

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/11/15 07:29 PM

Such a warm welcome to November here in the middle of the UK. It seemed a shame not to take more time, so I did. Lovely!

Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/11/15 11:28 PM

Big run through Deeside and over Glenshee to Glen Isla. Fantastic weather, amazing light.



More photos in the Morgan Gallery
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/11/15 07:59 PM

No fog today Monday it was 17C & cloudless sky. My garden needed work & car needed washing but I was not going to miss a great driving day. I headed for the Lecht Road, Cock Bridge to Tomintoul via Alford & Kildrummy, returning via Dufftown & Rhynie.

It was one of my best drives ever 110 miles. No one passed me & after 55 miles I overtook a tanker lorry & 20 miles further on a car, all on A & B roads, in Dufftown I saw two moving vehicles. Can you do that in Surrey? I could just go at my own chosen pace for 95% of my drive.

Lecht road is 20% in places so brakes are needed. Cock Bridge to Tomintoul & Dufftown to Rhynie are two of the most snow affected roads. The Council wanted to rename the village of Lost as the signs were often stolen. The Residents were not having that.

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/galleries/316318/Drive_over_the_Lecht_Road

Tim
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/11/15 10:26 PM

Out today up through Midmar to Strathdon and the Lecht then down to Deeside and back down to Aberdeen in the dark and mist on the South Deeside road so some of the same ground as Tim covered yesterday and in much the same glorious weather till it got dark. Stopped for lots of photos.
Lots of photos in the Morgan Gallery and one for the thread;

Posted By: MorganNJ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/11/15 08:14 PM

That's an incredible shot!
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/15 07:08 AM

+1 great shot!!!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/15 04:58 PM

http://youtu.be/im-JiDlgDj4

Nice cruising on the "promenade des. Anglais"
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/15 05:10 PM

Cannes la croisette
http://youtu.be/hpgRvO_fW7c
Posted By: pandy

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/15 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By atalante83
http://youtu.be/im-JiDlgDj4

Nice cruising on the "promenade des. Anglais"


What a "Nice" video. hide

Very apt thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/15 11:26 PM

Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By atalante83
http://youtu.be/im-JiDlgDj4

Nice cruising on the "promenade des. Anglais"


What a "Nice" video. hide

Very apt thumbs


+1
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/11/15 01:34 AM

Morning fog vanished late but nice sunshine forced the M3W out of the garage. She had rested there for weeks and it took some time to get the engine running. I was afraid the battery would run flat before the V2 finally started but succeeded without external help.
Nice roundtrip to the hills and vineyards than.

>> does anyone use a starter spray when his 3Wheeler was resting for some weeks in the garage?
Posted By: Robby Udine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/11/15 05:48 PM

I got my M3W registered in Italy only 3 days ago, this was my first weekend with it. We have been having 3 weeks of sun in Northern Italy and today we had 23 degrees (there were 16 degrees C already at 9 am): gourgeous day for a ride, plenty on thumbs up from people...drove my kids to school...so nice ! I stopped at tue traffic light next to a Porsche, I am very sure I was having more fun !
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/11/15 06:50 PM

You were definitely having more fun, I swapped a Porsche for mine and don't regret it one minute.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/11/15 10:02 PM

I once stopped next to a black 911 Turbo with a bunch of kids in the back. He rolled down his window and said, with a big smile: they all took a quick vote - yours is cooler than mine.

I quite enjoyed that...
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/11/15 10:12 AM

Originally Posted By The Austrian

>> does anyone use a starter spray when his 3Wheeler was resting for some weeks in the garage?


Austrian I had to use starter spray when I was having sensor & ECU issues but otherwise no. I tip given by the mechanic fixing mine, switch on the ignition till you hear the fuel pump cut out, turn off & repeat twice more then start. This does seem to make a difference to mine from cold start.

Tim
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/11/15 11:47 AM

TimG: thank you for your proposal. Seems to make a lot of sense as I got the impression there is just no fuel in the lines when the M3W was resting weeks in the garage.

Perfect weather, will be out today collecting smiles...
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/11/15 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Originally Posted By The Austrian

>> does anyone use a starter spray when his 3Wheeler was resting for some weeks in the garage?


Austrian I had to use starter spray when I was having sensor & ECU issues but otherwise no. I tip given by the mechanic fixing mine, switch on the ignition till you hear the fuel pump cut out, turn off & repeat twice more then start. This does seem to make a difference to mine from cold start.

Tim


That's interesting. My wee girl seems to spin over for several uncomfortable seconds on the starter before firing up & this may help. It never fails to start, just gives the impression that it knows better than you..

I'll try this, thanks.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/11/15 03:36 AM

Out for a romp through the woods on Sunday 08NOV15 with the Strahorn's ... not really cold enough (50') for the Bomber Jackets, but couldn't resist.

thumbs cheers

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/11/15 06:52 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/11/15 06:54 PM

Posted By: atalante83

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/11/15 07:00 PM

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/11/15 09:25 PM

What superb photos - love the first and last!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/11/15 11:02 PM

Not today (I was taking a friend flying) but my 25 year old son did. He called me up around noon to ask if I was around as a work colleague had a Fraser (NZ's best 7 clone) at work. I told him I wasn't but to go get the car. He kept it all afternoon, into the evening and picked a girl for a date on top of one of our volcanos. Only brought it home when it got cold. Grin a mile wide and photographed 100 times. He's hooked. Posted a picture taken last weekend of how he normally gets his thrills on his foiling A Class cat while we were chasing him at 20knots on Sundreamer.

At least I got it back in one piece, 11 years ago my stepson took my Ferrari for a drive without my knowing and crashed it. 26k of damage :-(

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/11/15 11:47 PM

Very generous Philip.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/11/15 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Very generous Philip.


+1..!!!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/11/15 12:57 AM

61'! Today ! Might be the last, through the woods again and a stop for a malted beverage. Even made FB,'Chicagoland Petrolheads and Car potters'

Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers FB - Chicagoland Petrolheads and Car Spotters

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/11/15 02:33 AM

Took ZK-MOG out to a warbirds open day at my home airfield, Ardmore. Had a great day and the M3W got more than it's fair share of attention. Annoyed that some parents think it's okay to allow their children to climb all over and into the car, standing on seats and fiddling with stitches. I gave one lot a real serve. I like kids, it's their parents I can't stand generally.

A couple of pictures and a video of the Kittyhawk, Spitfire, Mustang display

https://www.facebook.com/Sundreamernz/videos/10153672907234526/?l=6290758139095596392


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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/11/15 05:39 AM

Great
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/11/15 04:13 AM

Carry on Philip ! Our last weekend was the last weekend ... got six inches of snow here ... snow

We shall live vicariously through you till Spring ... cold

Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers
Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/11/15 04:55 PM

Great Photos Phillip thumbs

I am sure the aviation themed car went down well with the aviation crowd?

Some lovely aircraft. A Mustang parked next to a Spit. In my humble opinion the two most graceful planes ever built.

Glad you are enjoying your car.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/11/15 04:58 PM

. Annoyed that some parents think it's okay to allow their children to climb all over and into the car, standing on seats and fiddling with stitches. I gave one lot a real serve. I like kids, it's their parents I can't stand generally.


I know ...its just so maddening...and down right rude to boot!

Great pics ...many thanks!
Posted By: scott morgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/11/15 11:38 AM



Its a bit cold but cant help myself
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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/11/15 03:52 PM

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Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/11/15 08:46 AM

atalante someone has stolen your front mudguards. Is it legal to drive with uncovered wheels?

Tim
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/11/15 01:55 PM

No problem here
But not very sure it is legal
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/12/15 09:41 PM

On the way to the AGM on Sunday, P964 and I called in at the monthly Caffeine and Classic meetup

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/15 01:06 AM

Took ZK-MOG to my holiday home yesterday and today took part in the Santa Parade. It's only a small seaside town but huge on community spirit and it was a beautiful day.

Yesterday was my first long distance drive 200km with a mix of motorway, highway and hills. The car loved it all, never missed a beat, nothing shook loose, everybody pulled over to let me pass (and get a better look). Well over 2000km in 3 months now and I'm loving this car more and more. It will live at the beach until February and I really don't know how I'm going to cope not having it in my garage at home. at least it's only 4 weekends we won't be there.



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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/15 05:27 AM

Yes you are
Nice car, Nice woman, Nice weather ....what else!
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/15 08:47 AM

Great incongruous combination your copilot is wearing, leather helmet, goggles & strappy dress. You all look great

Tim
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/15 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By atalante83
Yes you are
Nice car, Nice woman, Nice weather ....what else!


+1 thumbs
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/12/15 10:02 AM

Excellent!!

Well done.

Beautiful weather too!!! grin2
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/12/15 04:40 PM

Still M3W weather out there..

Have had a gorgeous 30 mile round trip to catch up with a friend & some serious throttling on the way home.. Luvly jubbly thumbs
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/12/15 04:00 PM



Under the sun ...do you do,do you do ...st Tropez
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/12/15 12:48 PM

Great run to Goodwood and back for a Pistonheads Sunday Service.

Met Ian Cook of Popbangcolour with his M3W which looks stunning.

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera doh
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/12/15 01:59 PM

Think Ian is just sooo talented...and a top bloke into the bargain!
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/12/15 06:15 PM

jup, at 3°, 150km and 4h of hard drive allong the lake of konstanz, into the kanton st.gallen and the "rheintal", then up into the hilly kanton appenzell, then down to the city of st.gallen and back to the lake of konstanz.
spectacular views over the lake and downwards from the mountains over austria, germany and switzerland. beautiful!!! slowly getting used to the new centa drive. when you are old school driving (double clutch) its quite a difference to the old compensator!
Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/12/15 05:53 PM

Hi Andy
thanks for letting me join your trip through the Appenzell region. Please enjoy a snapshot taken at those great tiny roads
best regards
Kurt
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Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/12/15 06:19 PM

Wunderschön!
Posted By: swissghost

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/12/15 09:18 PM

spelunx, you are welcome!!!
cheers

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/12/15 06:15 AM

Enjoying summer at the beach.

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/12/15 06:40 AM

Nice headlamps.
Where did you found it?
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/12/15 07:49 AM

On eBay. Quite a few on TM have fitted them.
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/12/15 09:50 AM

I have these lights. I got them from powerfuluk . They are Land Rover ones. Very cheap, very easy to fit, work really well even with current bulbs

http://www.powerfuluk.com/products/land-rover-defender-lamps-and-light-upgrades/land-rover-defender-drl-style-led-headlights-(-pair-).html
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/12/15 10:00 PM

Hi Philip
Snap. Travelling light for a couple of days at Whiritoa beach.

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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/12/15 05:39 PM

Now back in action after a vicious bout of sciatica and being away over Christmas, so took advantage of the good weather today to bring the M3W home from getting a service and it's first MOT in Perth. Roads were a bit damp but a really good run had over Glenshee then home via Donside.



More photos in the Morgan Gallery
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/12/15 11:16 PM

Truly great shot.

Pleased to here you got the MOT and that you are recovering!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/01/16 05:34 PM



Happy new year

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/01/16 01:08 AM

There's an inherent link between the last two photos. smile
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/01/16 03:10 AM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Now back in action after a vicious bout of sciatica and being away over Christmas, so took advantage of the good weather today to bring the M3W home from getting a service and it's first MOT in Perth. Roads were a bit damp but a really good run had over Glenshee then home via Donside.



More photos in the Morgan Gallery

I really like this photo Callum, the car is the star but what a super setting. Glad to hear you're recovered from your indisposition. woohoo
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/01/16 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By atalante83


Happy new year



Yes we go with the MTW for the first ride And the first bath of the year
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/01/16 08:08 AM

Calum

You got home just before Ballater was flooded & the A93 was washed away.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/01/16 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum

You got home just before Ballater was flooded & the A93 was washed away.
Certainly did Tim!
I'd seen the forecast and new that the proverbial was about to hit the fan weather-wise but I didn't expect it to hit quite so hard or in such quantity. That bit of the A93 is going to take some rebuilding. The Dee has always been impressive when in spate but I've never seen anything like last week for sheer destruction.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/01/16 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum

You got home just before Ballater was flooded & the A93 was washed away.

and here's the video of the damage; BBC News
There used to be a solid looking line of trees between the road and the river...but that was last week.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/01/16 06:31 AM

We just had 2 days of solid rain here to welcome in the new year. Great for the farmers but not much joy for the campers. Today summer returned and we enjoyed a run over the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula for an ice cream and back for a cold drink at the beach cafe I played at NYE

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/01/16 08:06 AM

Sun, beach, MTW ...wonderfull day
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/01/16 05:28 PM

A two hour round trip in some of the heaviest rains so far this year..

Brilliant..!!

(Well, it is now I'm bathed & warm in fresh clothes..)

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Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/01/16 06:29 PM

Well done Steve ! :-)
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/01/16 07:49 AM

Glad to hear you did not buy it as an ornament & you are not afraid to get it wet or dirty. I would rather drive cars than clean them though I do like it when all nice & shining.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/01/16 04:32 PM

SBM's car is not that shiny 😉
Posted By: John V6

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/01/16 04:52 PM

I expect Jay SBM car needs a bailing bucket rather than a bucket to wash it!
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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/01/16 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
I expect Jay SBM car needs a bailing bucket rather than a bucket to wash it!
laugh2
No need for the bailing bucket - indeed, some might say that the various holes that the water escapes through are a design feature!
Good effort Steve.
I'll admit to being a wimp so far this year, my only excuse for not getting out and about being that since we've been getting roads and bridges washed away up here it is possible that the three wheeler is less than ideal. There's even a castle that is on the brink of being washed away; Abergeldie Castle and how it was.
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/16 04:43 PM



La croix valmer ...sunny Time
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/16 04:45 PM

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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/01/16 04:46 PM

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/01/16 04:09 PM

I know it's gone awfully chilly out there, but the roads are currently salt free & the suns shining, so I had a lovely hour out just reminding myself exactly why I love the wee beastie..

Plus, not getting soaked is a bonus!

I even parked at Waitress to get some stuff for tea (Mrs SBM is out tonight..) and had a guy in a Range Rover tell me loved my car..!

All is peace in my world now.. coffee
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/01/16 06:37 PM

Had a pootle up Deeside today, photos are in the Morgan Gallery. Not the warmest of days but very pleasant all the same. Only saw one other car with the roof down and it was a Beetle convertible, one of the new ones - don't think I've actually seen one with the roof down before! Driver of a bright yellow Gallardo Spider did flash his lights at me, did wave back even though he had his roof up.
Have decided I don't like the Dunlop "SP Sport FastResponse" rear tyre I put on back in the summer. As the weather cooled down I found that it needs some serious warming up before it wants to grip and that when things get properly cold it isn't interested in warming up at all. It being about nine tenths worn out its not great in the snow either. Who'd have thought it?!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/01/16 08:58 PM

Sounds good as always Callum.

Have you thought sbout putting a winter tyre on the rear?
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/01/16 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Sounds good as always Callum.

Have you thought sbout putting a winter tyre on the rear?

Have indeed, might even happen this week! Going to have a look to see what is available, thinking of an all season type tyre rather than full on mud and slush. On the other hand, a full on set of studs might be a bit of a laugh. evil
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/01/16 08:43 AM

Calum heard good reports about Nokian Weatherproof tyres. I have Nokian winter tyres on my regular driver.
I still do not think I'll get my M3W back up the hill to garage if I go out but did go out in my vintage Sunbeam yesterday. Cold hands should have had M/C gloves on.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Nokian-Weatherproof-All-Weather-Preview.htm

Tim
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/01/16 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum heard good reports about Nokian Weatherproof tyres. I have Nokian winter tyres on my regular driver.
I still do not think I'll get my M3W back up the hill to garage if I go out but did go out in my vintage Sunbeam yesterday. Cold hands should have had M/C gloves on.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Nokian-Weatherproof-All-Weather-Preview.htm

Tim
Thanks Tim
That was the kind of tyre I was thinking of so have taken a punt on it...bit of luck should get it fitted up mid week.
Cheers
Calum
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/01/16 08:41 AM

Calum give us your impressions about the Weatherproof tyre & how its wearing.

Tim
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/01/16 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum give us your impressions about the Weatherproof tyre & how its wearing.

Tim

Will do Tim
Tyre is on the rim, it's balanced, the centre of the steel sprocket has been painted and the brake stripped down, cleaned up and re-assembled. Just need to get the wheel back in and will be ready for tomorrow's glorious sunshine.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/01/16 08:40 PM

All weather tyre now fitted ready to go (hopefully) tomorrow.
It'a Nokian Weatherproof 175/65 R15 T84 and though it is marked M&S it allegedly is very good in the wet and also in summer, dry conditions too. We shall see...



Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/01/16 08:29 PM

First run on the Nokian tyre today. Much better on the damp greasy roads than the largely worn out Dunlop it replaces but then most things would be. No more wheelspin in third like last week but it must have been about 7 degrees warmer today. Seriously though, it seems to just work, gives a good amount of feel and wheelspin is now optional when setting off from rest, but is still available!
Some photos in the Morgan Gallery
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/02/16 08:25 PM

Had fun this weekend. THREE Laps that couldn't last less than 180 secs nor more than 240. The closer you got to 180 the better, but what really was important was to be precise in meeting this criteria:

- The 2nd lap should be 5 secs quicker than the 1st.

- the 3rd lap should be 8 secs quicker than the 1st.


Here's what I did.

1st lap - 1'07
2nd lap - 1'02
3rd lap - 0'59

And here the proof wink


Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/02/16 08:50 PM

Looks like you and the little lady had a GREAT time doing the laps.

Glad you shared your video.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/02/16 09:02 AM

Great video Mario! I felt I was perched on the back of the car urging you on woohoo

Loved the flying goggles wink
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/02/16 03:06 PM

Thanks! As usual, I don't think the video gives a true account of what REALLY is happening. It all seems very quiet, precise, clinical and ... slow! irked

In fact, the first lap is slow, the second is just lively but in the third I was doing all I could (within reason). The car was sliding in every corner. All 3 wheels LOL, but the video doesn't show it.

There's (only) one "visual" hint about how close to the limit of composure I was. It's in the last double left corners of the last lap, just before entering the S/F straight. The fronts are sliding out as usual when I enter this double left section, but then, in the middle of it, the rear starts to go and, just before the very last corner, I have to decisively counter-steer or else I'd straight into the tyre sitting behind that last corner's apex.

It's this moment:



Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/02/16 07:40 PM

Can't match your video Mario, never mind the sunshine but have been out again today enjoying the fine winter weather, photos in the Morgan Gallery.
Conclusions from today; thin smooth soled race shoes aren't great for walking about in deep snow and when the layer of ice that forms on the screens melts, it flies off in chunks straight into your face. I suppose it's a variant on these modern high-tech systems for keeping a tired driver alert.
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/02/16 08:09 PM

What do you drink with ice? Whatever it is keep a bottle close by and pour it into your mouth whenever you find chunks of ice going in your direction too wink
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/02/16 08:14 PM

Last words of the barman on the Titanic..."Ice with that sir?"
Posted By: Smaug

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/02/16 07:22 AM

Originally Posted By RedThree
Last words of the barman on the Titanic..."Ice with that sir?"



Good one rofl
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/02/16 08:47 AM

Yesterday was perfect weather till the mid afternoon.
I was able to start my 3wheeler after resting her since late November.
All I did was driving up a trailer to have her carried to my Mog-dealer for updates and repair. The engine warning light does not go off, the frame needs inspection and hopefully gets an upgrade at the front , the rear spocket should be changed for a steel version...

Let's hope the beast is ready for spring use soon and runs with less problems in 2016 than she did last year.
Posted By: Mikethetrike

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/02/16 09:18 AM

Went for a quick ride today, very bright with a light frost. My car now has every mod fitted and is totally uptodate (as far as I know that is) with the exception of the new position of the gear lever. The latest mod was the steel rear pulley.

The car drives great, so much quieter now, most of the queaks and rattles have gone, brilliant. Looking forward to the summer.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/16 04:27 AM

Warmed up to 12`F today ! Got free entrance to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show on Media Day courtesy of MINI USA. Polaris and Campagna !? both had displays of 3 wheelers. MMC was absent save for a TM'r with a Morgan Varsity Jacket, displayed on a pole next to the V13R ... innocent
Adding some Class, Beauty and History to the Polaris Slingshot ... slap
Seriously, if you ever see one close up ... shocked2
Plastic ... all, everything, PLASTIC ! Just like their snowmobiles ... ooo

uk

thumbs cheers




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Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/16 12:26 PM

The Polaris makes a good coat hanger - as long as you have the right coat thumbs
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/02/16 04:21 PM

Went out for a spin 3C on return dry roads. I saw an early E Type who waved, great to see a proper car whose owner is not afraid to use it.

Tim
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/02/16 06:07 AM

ZK-MOG was front row at the Auckland Concours de Elegance car show Morgan club stand on Sunday. Good to have her back in Auckland.

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/02/16 06:58 AM

Great turn out!
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/02/16 10:52 AM

Wow - first fill-up on Sunday (yes, not many trips in Dec - Jan): 36mpg! Much better than I thought! 300 mile range ... when running in...
Posted By: rolsmith

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 22/02/16 03:09 PM

We did a 900 mile round trip from Phoenix to San Diego. The M3W ran great and I really like the Fairbourne Carriages wind screen. Averaged about 33 mpg at 75 mph.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/02/16 07:43 PM

First run of the season today. Charged the battery over night. Started on the second try and sounded normal, but the idle was a tad high. Lots of noise from bevel box and sprocket. The compensator is still behaving after the nipple conversion. Do not feel a need for Centa, as of yet. Blockleys performed well.

M3W beanie on which was necessary at a couple of degrees above freezing. Clear blue skies. A wonderful day. Wonderful. Still feel happy some hours later.

Go out and drive, folks, go out and drive!
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/03/16 05:04 PM

I collected my 3W today after she was collected by my dealer some time ago. (Shortly after last service the engine warning light came on and did not go off any more) They had to exchange the ECU-unit ( no cost to me)
Got the frame front upgrade (free) and a steel sprocket wheel (at my cost). They aslo charged for some service work (appx 300km after the autumn service!). Total cost some € 1350,-
On the way home I noticed a loose screw at the city cooling kit, a distance holder got lost and everything got loose.
Back to the garage to have that fixed..

Drove some 100km today at temperatures close to freezing point and the M3W is back home now. Hopefully not too many more problems this year - Otherwise the little beast will be on the market soon.

Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/03/16 11:34 PM

Another day out at a car show. Morgan's looking the best

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Posted By: mapman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/03/16 07:40 PM

A great line up. Your 'Modern' car looks perfectly at home alongside the classics.

I think I would burn holes in my elbows judging by the look of the classics exhausts!
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/16 01:51 AM

I am very new to this forum and will be going to Krazy Horse on Saturday to look at an M3W.
A really important question for Mapman, if I may: where do you get the goggles from for your Jack Russell driver? Does he mind wearing them?
I'll post if we take the plunge and introduce myself properly.

Tim
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/16 05:36 AM

TimW: you may google for doggles or dog goggles. Plenty of info abailable
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/03/16 07:29 AM

Tim , as The Austrian says " doggles " are the answer , I got some for our lurcher , he was very happy to wear them , he also loved the M3W and jumped in at any opportunity .

Good luck with your M3W search , my sport green one is at Krazy Horse !
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/16 02:28 AM

Well, I went for a test drive with the Krazy Horse demo car today, with my 33 year old son. This late 2014 sports grey model has been upgraded with their stage 2 performance upgrade and looks to be well sorted.

I come to this game incredibly naive and green: the top speed of my current engine is 17.2 mph, I have never had a sports car, never driven a motorcycle. What are the reasons for even considering such a car? I have had a strange hankering for a sports car with tan upholstery and grey body colour, after seeing an open top Audi TT many years ago in that colour way. My father learnt to drive in a pre-war Morgan three wheeler and I've always liked their appearance with the visible engine. It is the only sports car that would fit in my garage (albeit with some re-arrangement of the machine tools).

As for the test drive, I have never driven anything with such noise and visceral acceleration! The ride comfort around the local Suffolk roads was far better than I expected, and it is a long while since I have been in a car that you actually drive. I don't think the grin left my face throughout the test run, although that may have been the wind. I suspect that I have been spoilt by driving this tuned M3W. No question my two sons (31 & 33) would like the car. If it's a mid-life crisis then, actuarially, I should now live to 120.

Downside is that my wife, who has had serious orthopaedic problems and is awaiting a R knee replacement, might get in to it but getting out could, currently, be rather challenging. So, I said I would phone them on Monday to let them know my decision.

Tim


Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/16 09:19 AM

Tim
There is no sensible reason for getting a 3W. Just wanting one is enough.
However be prepared for the reliability and build quality problems. They all have them, even the later cars.
Performance wise the standard car is or feels dam quick so I wouldnt worry about that.
They are brilliant to drive, nothing else compares.
I have done 20,000 in mine and if it can go wrong it has. However it has still been an experience worth having. I do have serious concerns regarding longevity of whole drivetrain ( even the brilliant Mazda box gets a hammering from torque)
I am serously considering the EV3 and if that is too expensive will be selling up and buying another motorbike.
If you can afford it do it.

Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/16 05:22 PM

Tim , I'm a bit puzzled by that car being described as a " late 2014 " model , it doesn't seem to have the louvres in the rear panel which 2014 models have . It also has the "comfort kit" fitted which shouldn't be needed with the 2014 chassis and uprights ....
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/16 06:16 PM

Thanks for the heads-up HJP. I assumed a late 2014 model because of the 64 plate. It may, of course, have been parked up for some time before registration. I really would like to check out another car for comparison and somehow get the CXO to experience the drive. It was quite late afternoon when we got to KrazyHorse and they had a bike do on that day, so it wasn't the most conducive to discussion.

Tim
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/16 06:43 PM

---certainly worth a knee replacement if its got to be done anyway?
Posted By: WarBird

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/03/16 11:01 PM

Possibly my best ever ride out in the M3W today. First run out into Wales with the Stage 1 kit and it was absolutely fantastic!
Seemed to have oodles of power and a fantastic machine gun soundtrack. 50 to 70mph acceleration was amazing drive

Took the B4391 from Bala to Llangynog and didn't have anything to hinder our progress on this fantastic road. With Julia beside me, the sun on our faces and a tail slide at the hairpin, I think even the guy in the Ferrari coming the other way was a tad jealous envy

Just for the record, the M3W ran without fault, but we all got a good covering of dust, which in my book the sign of a great day out!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/16 05:13 AM

Nice trip in the forêt des Maures between Hyeres And st Tropez
Nice weather a lot of fun
Marvalous toy
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/16 09:13 AM

Decided to hold fire on an M3W decision for a bit, until we are both able to enjoy what is an amazing car. In the words of General MacArthur, "I shall return".

Tim
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/03/16 06:53 PM

Back last night from a family do in Edinburgh and managed to get out today for a run in the sun on the Cairn O'Mount road and various others. Some photos in the Morgan Gallery.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 12:44 PM

Rear tyre puncture ( complete blowout ) while lapping Oulton Park on a track day.
Luckily it went on a straight.
I wouldn't mind but it's a brand new tyre!
Valve neck has been ripped off so no chance with the magic can.
Waiting for the good old RAC - at least it's sunny
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 06:58 PM

Bet that got the panic button going!
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 08:04 PM

We were braking heavily for knickerbrook chicane when it went.
I thought someone had rear ended me - the back end started bouncing up and down and the brakes were not as effective - tirewall approaching at speed but it stopped in time.

Having now had a chance to look at it , the only damage is the severed valve neck. I thought at first the tyre had moved on the rim slightly , cutting the valve neck but this doesnt seem to be the case. Must have picked up something from the track.
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 08:09 PM

That's a bug*er! Sorry I couldn't get down to see you but just too busy today...
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
I thought at first the tyre had moved on the rim slightly , cutting the valve neck

Strange, are you running a tubed tyre in the back? maybe as you say picked up some debris that physically ripped the valve apart.
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By RedThree

Strange, are you running a tubed tyre in the back? maybe as you say picked up some debris that physically ripped the valve apart.

I am running the standard Yokohama , which I assume is tubeless ?
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/03/16 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By nippymog
Originally Posted By RedThree

Strange, are you running a tubed tyre in the back? maybe as you say picked up some debris that physically ripped the valve apart.

I am running the standard Yokohama , which I assume is tubeless ?
It'a tubeless, ordinary, radial.
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 01:43 PM

My tyre does deform on cornering. No doubt about it. It fouls the belt on sharp left turns and slow speed.
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 01:59 PM

Interesting problem that one, could the valve have been defective or not installed correctly?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Interesting problem that one, could the valve have been defective or not installed correctly?


This did cross my mind , especially as the tyre is very new and has neglible miles on it but I dont have any way to prove what has happened. I dont think the evidence of a perfect tyre but with the valve hanging off will count for much.
Pressure was 25PSI (i.e. stock pressure for the rear ) checked that morning. I think I will experiment with it good bit higher.
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 04:44 PM

What tyre pressure are you running?
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 05:06 PM

The valve is pretty close to the drive belt - could it have snagged and been torn off?
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 05:25 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
The valve is pretty close to the drive belt - could it have snagged and been torn off?


I dont think its this, I thought the rear tyre is pretty rigid under corner unlike the front , but I will check the clearances.
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/03/16 06:26 PM

I would go for a bolt in valve next time, shorter and more rigid.
Posted By: alan m

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 09:54 AM

Another top drive up Tamborine mountain down the goat track to Canungra
for coffee eggs and bacon ,and then home .Always puts a smile on ones face


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Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 01:52 PM

Almost 500 miles on her.

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Almost 500 miles on her.


Very smart, Ken.

Happy man?
Posted By: Amrum

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 02:28 PM

By the number plate he is! oops
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Almost 500 miles on her.


Very smart, Ken.

Happy man?


I am. She has a "bark" ( sounds like somebody kicking a chihuahua) at 2,800 RPM while accelerating in first that seems to be going away. I'm guessing it's the bevel box which the manual claims is noisy for up to 1,000 miles, but my not-so-keen ears think it's coming from up front. Otherwise she's perfect.
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 04:47 PM

Ken, have you had any comments on your front plate yet?

Dolph
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/03/16 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By Dolph
Ken, have you had any comments on your front plate yet?

Dolph


Zero
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/03/16 01:13 AM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Dolph
Ken, have you had any comments on your front plate yet?

Dolph


Zero


I figured the big boobed blondes would be just jumping in your car with you after reading your plate. Give em a little more time and they will.

Dolph
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/03/16 08:01 AM



Avignon motor legend show
Wonderfull exhibition
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/03/16 11:48 AM

Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/03/16 09:42 PM

Just drove her. Dreary day... Needed a smile.

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Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/16 10:34 AM

Back for lunch from an 3 hour's Easter spin with the 3Wheeler. Bright sunshine!

Since I've got the steel rear sprocket she is great fun. I had instructed the garage not to tighten the belt too much when they changed for the steel sprocket and now (nearly) all the squeaking and whining has gone.
happy3
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/03/16 11:14 AM

Great news, enjoy! drive
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 04:37 PM

Originally Posted By Tim W
Decided to hold fire on an M3W decision for a bit, until we are both able to enjoy what is an amazing car. In the words of General MacArthur, "I shall return".


Went to Krazy Horse today. I have joined the club with an elegant shiny green 2012 M3W! Collecting it in a couple of weeks. Once I work out how to post photos I'll introduce myself properly.

Tim

Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 04:39 PM

Congratulations! I fell in love with M3Ws from the moment I test drove one, and got very close to buying one before other priorities got the better of me.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 07:44 PM

Another daily drive through the countryside. When I'd get to a stop, there was a horrible loud rattling that sounded like the transmission wanted to fall out...amazingly loud. As I drove along and pondered what could possibly have gotten loose (I've owned many Harleys so I'm familiar with V Twins shaking everything apart), I suspected the cause and was proven correct once back in my garage...the fuse box had loosened itself up. Tightened two of the three thumb screws and the horrid rattling went away.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By Tim W
Originally Posted By Tim W
Decided to hold fire on an M3W decision for a bit, until we are both able to enjoy what is an amazing car. In the words of General MacArthur, "I shall return".


Went to Krazy Horse today. I have joined the club with an elegant shiny green 2012 M3W! Collecting it in a couple of weeks. Once I work out how to post photos I'll introduce myself properly.

Tim



Glad to hear Tim. It wasn't this one was it? - spotted outside KH a couple of weeks ago.

Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Another daily drive through the countryside. When I'd get to a stop, there was a horrible loud rattling that sounded like the transmission wanted to fall out...amazingly loud. As I drove along and pondered what could possibly have gotten loose (I've owned many Harleys so I'm familiar with V Twins shaking everything apart), I suspected the cause and was proven correct once back in my garage...the fuse box had loosened itself up. Tightened two of the three thumb screws and the horrid rattling went away.

Bet you were relieved it was such an easy fix. That shuddering great narrow angle V twin has a lot to answer for wink

I suspect a lot of these, lets face it minor issues would (a) not come about and (b) not be heard with a multi-cylinder machine.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 08:39 PM

Thank god it IS a multi cylinder engine. A thumper would be much worse (and fugly).
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 10:31 PM


Don't know whether this will work.

Tim
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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/03/16 10:43 PM

Tim, taken the liberty of fixing your photo link.



Great and clean looking car.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/03/16 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By Tim W
Originally Posted By Tim W
Decided to hold fire on an M3W decision for a bit, until we are both able to enjoy what is an amazing car. In the words of General MacArthur, "I shall return".


Went to Krazy Horse today. I have joined the club with an elegant shiny green 2012 M3W! Collecting it in a couple of weeks. Once I work out how to post photos I'll introduce myself properly.

Tim



Welcome to the club thumbs
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/03/16 04:14 PM

Welcome Tim. Thanks email. Enjoy your new M3W. Let me know when you take it to Portreath. We will ride down with you.
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/04/16 08:42 AM

Drove down to the Aston Martin museum at Drayton St Leonard yesterday. 5 Astons on show plus engines etc. However went via A329 / Brookhampton only to find the River Thame had spread itself across the road - diverted via Berinsfield instead when I saw a CMax struggling to get through the waters... not really M3W compatible!

PS: nice day trip. Plus nearby is the biker H Cafe (A4074 Berinsfield Junction) and Infinity Motorcycles shop. Note the museum is not open weekends - some of the cars are "exercised" at weekends by Trust members. Hmmm might be a good idea to join...

PPS: found the best practice for speed cushions - aim between them!
Posted By: Zaphod

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/04/16 04:55 PM

Just driving home from work in the tin top, passed a very smart, white M3W on the A4104 Pershore to Upton road. If it was anyone on here, thank you for brightening my afternoon and providing a great start to the weekend!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/16 06:42 PM


Grey weather
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/16 06:47 PM

Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/04/16 06:51 PM

Posted By: PaulV

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/04/16 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By atalante83

Must be Australia...
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/04/16 02:48 PM

Near http Paul Ricard at "le Castellet "
Nice ARP4 with hard-top
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/04/16 03:47 PM

Black and silver hard top, neat!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/04/16 05:01 AM

I drive it most days, but today was rather special, wife and I dressed up and off to a Very Vintage Day Out. The M3W was a star

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Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/04/16 09:54 AM

Glad you are still enjoying it Philip, car looks good.
Posted By: Black Adder

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/04/16 06:49 AM

Cold but sunny morning in South West France, so off for a meet in a local Bastide town with a bunch of other motoring enthusiasts. Good French coffee and bacon sandwiches await..

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/04/16 07:02 PM

Lovely shot..!!

I trust the coffee and breakfast was yum..

Posted By: teifistar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/04/16 07:42 PM

Hi Phillip NZ,
Are the photos taken at Ellerslie? Looking really cool.

Peter
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/04/16 10:41 PM

Originally Posted By teifistar
Hi Phillip NZ,
Are the photos taken at Ellerslie? Looking really cool.

Peter

At the Very Vintage Day Out at Alexander Park (Trotting track, not far from Ellerslie)

Here's some more


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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/04/16 05:33 AM

Very Nice
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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/04/16 11:19 AM

One more.....

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Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/04/16 03:23 PM

I can not compete with the nice NZ-ladies but I did enjoy a short spring tour this morning. The colours are coming back!

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/04/16 03:57 AM

Last Sunday it was snowing here, didn't stick, but was a dreary day.

TODAY 80', so ... MOSQUITO AWAKENED drive

... over the meadow and through the woods, no colors yet. crazy2

thumbs cheers

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/04/16 04:19 AM

Posted By: Thorsten

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/04/16 08:48 PM

A beautiful after work drive with the best wife in the world ;-)

Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/16 05:39 PM

Cold wind this morning (above 55miles/hour) but an interesting event on the schedule. Good reason to use the Sterkovski pilot gear.
Worth to do the 3/4 hours drive to one of the nearest hills in my area. There was a gathering of nearly 100 cars for a hillclimb. I was the only one with a Morgan but lots of other interesting cars were there.
May I share some pics (UK origins)


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Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/16 05:50 PM

Some nice cars there Hannes thanks for sharing.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/04/16 08:58 PM

Chesapeake Concours today in North East Maryland at Elk Manor Winery on the Chesapeake Bay. Didn't have my GPS handy so I followed a Lexus FA, McClaren 650 and a ZO6 Corvette in the last few miles. First time I had Mo over 100 MPH. The three exotics expressed their approval when we parked.

Three bald eagles sites today as well. Many Americans are unaware that Maryland has more baldies than any state in the lower 48, including Colorado!

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Posted By: Thorsten

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/04/16 07:51 PM

What a crowd... beautiful!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/04/16 06:19 PM

First M3W to cross the newly restored Jericho Mills Bridge in Fork, Maryland (Mary's Land...as in the queen).

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Posted By: hbatts

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/04/16 07:23 PM

Ken, This is what our three wheelers are MADE for! Thanks! A thousand miles a day use a Toyota---
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/04/16 09:05 PM

Looks great Ken.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/04/16 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looks great Ken.


Thanks!
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/04/16 05:27 AM



East of France
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/04/16 05:34 AM



Château de Ronchand
Wonderfull place
Posted By: nadvys

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/04/16 05:54 AM

it is a head turning picture ;-)
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/04/16 06:55 AM

I didn't realize Château de Ronchand was in Australia - must check it out smile

Great shots!
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/04/16 11:03 AM

Morgan Club NZ had a Treasure Hunt today. Organised by members in Cambridge, Waikato. Lovely autumn day, cloudless skies and quite warm.
Pictures are of the lunch stop on the banks of Lake magakino.
Round trip from Auckland of around 500km

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Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/05/16 08:23 AM

I was due to drive to Goodwood for their breakfast meet but due to yesterday's Army v Navy game at Twickenham where copious beer was consumed I couldn't make the start time 😳

We'll be out in the M3W later today to Blackbush 🌞
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 05:57 PM

New car collected from Ledgerwood Morgan Saturday afternoon.

Driven back home today from Hull via Woolpit in Suffolk for lunchtime meet of local M3WC branch. 190 trouble free miles in mainly sunny so total of 300 already on the clock. 38 mpg achieved cruising between 60 and 75 mph indicated when able drive TBH engine is not really comfortable below 60 mph in 5th.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 06:07 PM

Yeah... 3,500-4,500 is the sweet spot.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
... 38 mpg achieved...

I remember reading that mpg register higher in UK. I believe because the gallon size is different. Smaller it would be I guess. What kind of MPG are others getting?
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 06:21 PM

24MPG consistently for all 1,500 miles.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 06:57 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
24MPG consistently for all 1,500 miles.

That's not too bad, especially if you're driving it like you stole it.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
New car collected from Ledgerwood Morgan Saturday afternoon.

Driven back home today from Hull via Woolpit in Suffolk for lunchtime meet of local M3WC branch. 190 trouble free miles in mainly sunny so total of 300 already on the clock. 38 mpg achieved cruising between 60 and 75 mph indicated when able drive TBH engine is not really comfortable below 60 mph in 5th.

Congratulations!!!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Yeah... 3,500-4,500 is the sweet spot.


I can well imagine since it wants to fly, but self imposed 3500rpm limit frown until a few more miles on the clock.

Been unseasonally cool in the UK but note that fan comes on very shortly after coming to a standstill. Guessing this is normal for a tight new engine.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:30 PM

Fan ignites at any speed less than 10mph.. Designed to, in case you're concerned..!!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
... 38 mpg achieved...

I remember reading that mpg register higher in UK. I believe because the gallon size is different. Smaller it would be I guess. What kind of MPG are others getting?


Yep 1.2 US = 1 imperial gallon. So Ken's 24mpg would be 29mpg this side of the pond.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
24MPG consistently for all 1,500 miles.

That's not too bad, especially if you're driving it like you stole it.


I drive her in ac manner she asks for and deserves, briskly but not abusive. Wow...just realized, the same way I treat all my ladies!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Fan ignites at any speed less than 10mph.. Designed to, in case you're concerned..!!


According to handbook there is a temperature parameter as well which is born out by the fact it doesn't always come on instantly below 10mph.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Yeah... 3,500-4,500 is the sweet spot.


I can well imagine since it wants to fly, but self imposed 3500rpm limit frown until a few more miles on the clock.

Been unseasonally cool in the UK but note that fan comes on very shortly after coming to a standstill. Guessing this is normal for a tight new engine.


That 3,500 limit is OK, but do NOT drive her much lower than 2,800. That motor HATES being lugged, and much less than 2,800 is harder on her than 4,000. The motor is electronically governed to not let you over rev during the run in period. Don't be too cautious.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Fan ignites at any speed less than 10mph.. Designed to, in case you're concerned..!!


According to handbook there is a temperature parameter as well which is born out by the fact it doesn't always come on instantly below 10mph.


Correct. When she's cold it won't come on under 10 MPH, but that doesn't last long. Once she's warm, it's always gonna be there at a stop.
Posted By: Taffmog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 09:06 PM

Would you current owners consider the urban cooling kit to be an 'essential' add on in the UK then?
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 09:20 PM

"Essential"? No, but it's going to be interpreted differently by different folks. Valuable? Yes. Any time you're lowering high temps it's gonna be a positive thing. It's essential if you're in a parade in Phoenix Arizona.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By Taffmog
Would you current owners consider the urban cooling kit to be an 'essential' add on in the UK then?


Yes!

Without it the engine gets very hot in traffic and eventually the skipfire mode kicks in which misses every other firing stroke. Once I had the urban cooling kit fitted it was much happier and runs much better in the (rare) summer heat.

It's a pretty "cheap" upgrade if you don't have it and well worth it.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Fan ignites at any speed less than 10mph.. Designed to, in case you're concerned..!!


According to handbook there is a temperature parameter as well which is born out by the fact it doesn't always come on instantly below 10mph.


Correct. When she's cold it won't come on under 10 MPH, but that doesn't last long. Once she's warm, it's always gonna be there at a stop.


100 C is the trigger so as Ken says, it doesn't take long.
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By Taffmog
Would you current owners consider the urban cooling kit to be an 'essential' add on in the UK then?


Absolutely - Skipfire is dreadful.

I first thought I'd done my big ends with the noise the engine was making.
Posted By: Taffmog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 11:25 PM

Thanks boys. I'm about to take delivery of chassis no 003!, cooling kit not expensive at £150(?) but it does spoil the looks IMHO.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/05/16 11:32 PM

Originally Posted By Taffmog
Thanks boys. I'm about to take delivery of chassis no 003!, cooling kit not expensive at £150(?) but it does spoil the looks IMHO.


Think of it as a condom. Spoils the beauty but keeps things safer.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/05/16 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By Taffmog
Thanks boys. I'm about to take delivery of chassis no 003!, cooling kit not expensive at £150(?) but it does spoil the looks IMHO.


It's worth having the shroud painted - helps the looks.

The other benefit is it ducts air around the back of the cylinders when you're moving so keeping things cooler and at a more even temp.

Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/05/16 03:54 PM

So we rumbled and potato potato'ed down the valley to the sea at Crackington Haven (N.Cornwall). In the car park we were met by one of the Morgan factory tour guides. I think he was as surprised as we were.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/05/16 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By Grockle
So we rumbled and potato potato'ed down the valley to the sea at Crackington Haven (N.Cornwall). In the car park we were met by one of the Morgan factory tour guides. I think he was as surprised as we were.

Reading this forum has rocked my confidence in my understanding of the English language.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/05/16 04:26 PM

Potato potato'ed (sic) is the sound associated with a 45° Harley V-Twin. The larger angle S&S doesn't sound the same, but I'm guessing that's the reference.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 05/05/16 05:40 PM

Thanks. Maybe not the last time I'll need English to English translation.
Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/05/16 06:16 PM

Just enjoying some warm days in the Engelberg region (central Switzerland) with great scenaries

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Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/05/16 07:20 PM

Originally Posted By spelunx
Just enjoying some warm days in the Engelberg region (central Switzerland) with great scenaries


So...another driver of a willow green (gorgeous color if I say so myself) who can't read the speedo or the digital readout box on the speedo gauge!
Posted By: Black Adder

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/05/16 05:53 AM

Sortie of the Club M3W France to Puy-de-Dôme, sadly organised before the Albert Ball trip or we'd have joined that.

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/05/16 08:30 AM

Looks like a fun trip!
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/05/16 12:51 PM

A lovely autumn day, so Henri and Albert and I went to the beach for a wander and an ice cream.
Temperature a very pleasant 22 oC.
Great M3W weather

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/05/16 01:23 PM

Great M3W weather indeed.
Posted By: spelunx

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/05/16 04:10 PM

Glaubenbergpass this noon (estimated 15:00):
A right hand driven silver 5speeder with quilted brown leather, bright pack and a black bonnet strap passed by

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Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/05/16 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By Black Adder
Sortie of the Club M3W France to Puy-de-Dôme, sadly organised before the Albert Ball trip or we'd have joined that.


Looks like a good trip.

You were missed on the Albert Ball Blat but look forward to seeing you in Grindelwald smile
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/05/16 04:22 PM

Just back from the Albert Ball Blat.

An awesome and emotional experience with 13 new and old 3 wheelers from UK, Germany and France gathered to remember one of the heros of WW1 and the memory of all who served on both sides.

Capt Ball coined the description of the 3 wheeler as "The closest thing to flying without leaving the ground" and I think we honoured him in a way in which he would have approved!

Thanks to Rich and Darren from MotorPunk for the idea and the "disorganization", to Matt (we look forward to the pictures and film) and to all the participants, old friends and new.

I look forward to meeting again, if not before then for the 100th anniversary next year cheers

Awaiting depature from St Omer Aeroclub:



The Memorial at the crash site after laying the wreath accompanied by fitting words from MDH:



Captain Ball's Grave




Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/05/16 08:52 PM

Couldn't make it to France for the Albert Ball Blat...maybe next year...but did get out and do a sort of lap of the Cairngorms, from Aberdeen through Braemar, over Glenshee, by Forter to Glenisla then assorted back roads past Meikleour to Perth dropped in to RPM for a chat, got away without buying anything (distracted Russell by talking about racing) then up the A9 where unavoidable and the old A9 where possible to Aviemore, then Cairngorm, Nethy Bridge, Tomintoul, over the Lecht and back to Aberdeen. Apart from the first few miles it was tee-shirt and bare head the whole way under blue skies and not much traffic. Factor 50 on and just lightly suntanned. Photos in the Morgan Gallery.
Posted By: Yeoman

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/05/16 03:44 PM

I was delighted with the prospect of a sunny day this weekend and an excuse to drive to Broadway in the Cotswolds for a horse event (daughter, not me). Aside from the usual waves and smiles and Dads nudging children to look, which are always gratifying, my reception on arriving at Ragley Service station was something else. I filled up with the usual audience of one dad and two offspring and went in to pay at the kiosk. The kiosk was unmanned, and I was told by the queue that this was due to the cashier having had to go out to photograph a car that had arrived on the forecourt. That would be mine I said, so some frosty stares as we all awaited his arrival back to take our money. Still gratifying!!
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/05/16 01:32 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Calum give us your impressions about the Weatherproof tyre & how its wearing.

Tim

Tim, the Nokian having now been driven in warm dry conditions still seems to be really rather good, grips well but can still be moved around when appropriate, good in the wet and that undefinable thing "feel" seems decent too. Haven't really done enough miles on it to be able to say how well it is wearing but after about 350 miles or so over the weekend it doesn't have that shredded look that I would expect of an overheated tyre so I don't think it's a big issue.
To sum it up; at the moment if it got an irreparable puncture I would be happy enough fitting another one.
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/05/16 02:09 PM

Took my co-pilot out for lunch today in Thumper.
Not bad for four weeks after a partial knee replacement.
The colour scheme of the pub was carefully chosen to match the car and, no, the 'Elephant & Castle' is not in Sarf London.



Tim
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/05/16 04:07 AM

21MAY16, Palos Park Il, Art and the Automobile. Took Mayors Choice, Best in Show ... cloud9

Photos of all in photos ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/05/16 03:09 PM

Tally Ho! indeed..

Well done old son.. thumbs
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/06/16 07:51 PM

Looking good there Seeker...

Finally got back home today and got out for a run about in the sun, before food in the Marine Hotel in Stonehaven then finished off with a potter along the somewhat less sunny beach in Aberdeen.



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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/06/16 03:39 PM

On Deeside then Midmar today and stayed dry despite threats of thunderstorms. Some very pleasant meandering on single track back roads.


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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/06/16 11:56 PM

A run up Donside this evening and into the night. Clear roads and some beautiful light.


Under Corgarff Castle

More photos in the Morgan Gallery
Posted By: HJP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/16 08:25 AM

Perfect picture :-)
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/16 01:11 PM

Amazing photos as ever cheers
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/16 02:47 PM

Thats a cover shot!!!

Love it!!!
Posted By: nippymog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/16 04:00 PM

Needs a bit of tartan on it !
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/16 06:49 PM

Looks like a shot on Safari:):):)
Posted By: Matty

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/06/16 06:49 PM

I can hear a voiceover by David Attenborough
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/06/16 07:31 PM

Meeting finished earlier than expected this afternoon so was able to get out for a run down the dual carriageway (boo!) towards Fettercairn then had an excellent wander up Glen Esk (hurray!).



More pics and the obligatory dreadful pun in the Morgan Gallery
Posted By: ajsms999

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/06/16 12:55 PM

Hi Calum
Great photos - as normal, thanks
Noticed your new shocks, how are you getting on with them?
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/06/16 04:21 PM

r
Bouc bel air near Marseille
Posted By: pandy

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/06/16 04:26 PM

Crikey. Watch out for the football fans !! hide
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/06/16 04:26 PM

Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/06/16 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By ajsms999
Hi Calum
Great photos - as normal, thanks
Noticed your new shocks, how are you getting on with them?

Very good indeed so far. Front end now rides bumpy roads even at speed really smoothly, lots of feel for the road, good turn in and steering feel and grip, no clattering off of end stops and no bushes leaping around and fretting on the brackets and bolts. No hitting the exhaust headers either!
Perhaps tellingly, the Spax adjustibles on the back that matched the Suplex fronts rather well now feel distinctly like the weakest link in the suspension. Think I will be sorting out matching rear shocks when I get back ashore.
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/06/16 03:08 PM

In the most recent Brooklands Members News - 2 of the usual suspects spotted on the lawn....



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Posted By: DaveW

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/16 06:35 AM

Last night on Quest, an old Fifth Gear, badged as New Fifth Gear, visited the factory and the "young kid" drove an M3w. He loved it. I believe Quest now has a catch up service.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/16 04:15 PM

Well spotted R1NGA.

Here's a couple from the Roundel Run last Saturday from Brooklands to Biggin Hill






Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/16 04:46 PM

Nice
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/16 09:46 PM

I had always liked the engine turned stainless steel dash board. These are available from Melvyn Rutter near Bishops Stortford, so seemed like a good idea for a little trip from St Albans. Unfortunately, a thunder cloud followed me from Hertford onwards so needed the wet weather gear. At least my co-pilot Max was warm and cozy with the tonneau cover on. Anyway, quick job to fit and the result can be seen below. I like it - it fits well with Hugh's bespoke aluminium cover for the steering column and the Moto Lita steering wheel.

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/16 10:32 PM

Are those steering column cover is available? That is the first one I have seen?
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/06/16 11:07 PM

I think Hugh (HJP) made it himself from thin sheet. It is very neat. He also made a couple of side pockets in the foot well and an excellent little parcel shelf visible under the dashboard. A thoroughly well sorted car!

Tim
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/06/16 02:18 AM

I think they come gray? My dealer removes them and paints them black without even asking.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/06/16 04:37 AM

A nice mid-winter jaunt to Leigh, a fishing village north of Auckland.

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Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/06/16 06:14 AM

Man, I wish mid winter would look like that here. *s*

Looks like a good turn out.
Posted By: CasaLobo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/06/16 03:28 PM

Tim W, what a smart-looking interior...where did you source that gorgeous gear shift knob? Great combo with the steering wheel (MotoLita?). Thanks!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/06/16 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By R1NGA
In the most recent Brooklands Members News - 2 of the usual suspects spotted on the lawn....



The Maroon M3W belongs to RogerG - on TM

Nice car.

Roger is also restoring a 30s 3 wheeler - and came to Coombe Mill in his lovely 1973 4/4

A serial and committed Morganeer!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/06/16 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By Tim W
I had always liked the engine turned stainless steel dash board. These are available from Melvyn Rutter near Bishops Stortford, so seemed like a good idea for a little trip from St Albans. Unfortunately, a thunder cloud followed me from Hertford onwards so needed the wet weather gear. At least my co-pilot Max was warm and cozy with the tonneau cover on. Anyway, quick job to fit and the result can be seen below. I like it - it fits well with Hugh's bespoke aluminium cover for the steering column and the Moto Lita steering wheel.

Thats a great looking interior - very very smart!

That makes me want another M3W!!!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/06/16 03:51 PM

TimW - is the windscreen Fairbourne or Morgan?

It looks 110%!!
Posted By: GLLOQ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/06/16 09:20 PM

To occupy my day I decided to mount the two new mufflers that I have for several months



I made a matrix diameter of the tube to be mounted (61,1mm)



I think going to work with public transport until the end of the week, the noise has become spooky in cities, especially in acceleration up to more than 5000trm, I go silent exhaust coming Saturday.
with these exhausts the problems of ignition and tranmission rattling noise also disappears and the power increases.
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/06/16 02:17 AM

Neil, it's a Fairbourne screen but with added bits (from my Hertsmog thread:
Originally Posted By Tim W
Krazy Horse fitted the Fairbourne windscreen to Thumper, but I was not totally convinced by the fit and finish around the bonnet



The older Morgan's have a metal support for the windscreen, so I thought that duplicating this would be a good way to hide the joint and maybe make it a little more weatherproof. So I got some 20 x1.5 mm stainless steel strip and tortured it into a compound curve using a mangle with gear driven rollers with narrow, deep, slots to restrain the strip in the axis it really wanted to bend. The stainless steel strip put up a valiant fight but was eventually persuaded to bend and actually took on a lazy Z shape from the edges of the rollers. I wouldn't want to make another pair!



The strips were drilled to clear M3 stainless steel Allen screws and attached to the windscreen. The strips look tidier than I expected from behind and the front. I have some self-adhesive rubber strip which could be used to hide the back and make a seal, but I may not bother with them.







Took Thumper out for a spin in the sun and the windscreen worked perfectly....

Tim





I can supply anyone with some stainless steel strip, but I'm afraid the mangle is not up to rolling any more of them!

Tim
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/06/16 07:45 AM

That is just so smart ..well done!

I am going to call that a Mangle Up ...but it looks just right!
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/06/16 11:55 AM

Nice one Tim uk
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/06/16 04:35 AM

MOTOBLOT 2016

thumbs cheers



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Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/06/16 07:57 PM

Great pics! Cheesecake, nice cars and nice bikes, having fun, can't ask for more thumbs
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/16 07:55 AM

Great pictures Seeker. We could do with some of that sunshine here.

Good news from Cornwall, My M3W now has more viewers than the new Top Gear..


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Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/06/16 12:33 PM

rofl rofl rofl
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/07/16 02:10 PM

Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/16 08:13 PM

All Morgans day at Blenheim Palace with my daughter Emily. We had a really excellent day out, with good company, a gorgeous setting and - the sun shone!



We also seemed to get a lot more questions about the M3W compared to our four wheeled brethren.

Tim
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/16 08:15 PM

Looking good.
What year is your tax disc?
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/16 08:25 PM

+1 Tim

nice to meet you.
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/16 09:13 PM

It's 1955, and made up as pure vanity for a special event in Bedfordshire on 30th April that year. The company that makes them has a web site:
http://poplargreg.com/
I originally had them made for my miniature traction engine.
.

There is a thread in the Malvern Arms section of TM on this also.

Better phot showing the tax disc in-situ, with Emily doing her 'Maggie Thatcher in a tank' impersonation.



Tim
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/07/16 10:23 PM

had mine made for malaysia

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/07/16 12:06 PM

Just for fun
Posted By: justin-time

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/16 09:55 AM

Morning all, yesterday, was a nice day for "Little Nellie", it was given some love mid afternoon, with oils etc. Test driving was kicking out time at the schools, and the young-uns, were quite taken back with comments at least twice "that’s sick man" (apparently sick means good), and "what's that" a couple of times, later that day, it was polished ready for taking a young man to his prom night, where upon arrival outside the 1920's pavilion at Wicksteed park, a 100 or so people gave us a round of applause on arrival. (I will get a photo if I can)

Next doors yound lad wanted a ride, so I had him put some safety specs on for a short and full of giggles run round for 5 mins, he was laughing so much.



Returned home and rang my girlfriend who lives 100 miles away in Wokingham, so packed the brolly on the back, put the outdoor cover in the foot-well with my bag, googles, map, etc, and set off south, through Onley, to the M1, where we were photographed twice at least.



Usual thumbs up, and a very pretty blonde lady going berserk waving. Onto the M25, it was giving smiles round there where for Friday traffic we kept up good speed, one chap on a motorbike came out of nowhere, to the side of me, and gave me a nod, and thumbs up before disappearing into the traffic.

It’s odd how many people think its old and slow, and pull up to the side, to see how fast we are going, which makes for fun when pressing in hard just how quickly the speed gains, leaving the spectators astonished, it reminded me of the film the fastest Indian where Burts being followed by the truck, and he gives it a handful, and the sounds much the same, the crackle as it takes off.

The M3 proved a little troublesome, with the sun shining on the aero screens and goggles, it was quite hard to see, so had to ease off for the few miles till the sun broke off to my right.

Anyhow we arrive windswept at Wokingham, where some excited children and adults await their turn round the block before letting Nellie tick herself cool, before bagging her for the night.

Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/16 10:44 AM

I think kids ignore most cars, even fancy fast cars. The Morgan is one that catches their imagination. We were asked recently by a little lad "Does it fly?"
Did you miss the turning for the M4? I used to live in Wokingham.
Thanks for sharing Justin
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/16 10:47 AM

Great write up Justin.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/16 11:06 AM

Haven't heard of Wicksteed's for years (I was born and went to secondary school in Kettering).

The car looks great.
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/07/16 03:34 PM

Went for a pub meal today in Woburn, Beds, with Cecily, Max & Thumper. On the way back pulled in to the farm where I grew up. Much more manicured nowadays than when it was a proper farm (with 30 ****holes going through the gate four times a day). Very noticeable however, how unkept the farms were in general, and the surrounding countryside, compared to 40 years ago.

i

Tim
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/16 08:01 AM

Had a fun afternoon on track at Goodwood with the GRRC, although the M3W was classified as a "single seater" so I went out on my own for each of my sessions.

I narrowly got through the 98dB soundcheck thanks to a lenient tester ( thumbs R1NGA for the redline tip!) They wouldn't tell me the actual reading simply said it was "a couple of dB over". Interestingly a Nissan GT-R which was measured at 90dB static was busting the drive by meters whereas I had no problems.

The MMC Stage 1 gave me about 10mph extra down the Lavant straight and the blockleys were very confidence inspiring in the corners.

Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/16 08:49 AM

What was your top speed Chris?

Tim
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/16 09:37 AM

Originally Posted By Tim W
What was your top speed Chris?

Tim


100 mph into Fordwater and 110 at the end of the Lavant straight into Woodcote.

Timing not allowed but about a 1:55 lap.
Posted By: justin-time

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/07/16 11:53 AM



Wicksteed Park, outside the Pavillion building with young James on his prom night.
Posted By: rolsmith

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/07/16 12:46 AM

Newcombs Ranch on Angeles Crest Highway above Los Angeles.

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/07/16 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By rolsmith
Newcombs Ranch on Angeles Crest Highway above Los Angeles.


Like the window in the cam belt cover.
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/16 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Had a fun afternoon on track at Goodwood with the GRRC, although the M3W was classified as a "single seater" so I went out on my own for each of my sessions.

I narrowly got through the 98dB soundcheck thanks to a lenient tester ( thumbs R1NGA for the redline tip!) They wouldn't tell me the actual reading simply said it was "a couple of dB over". Interestingly a Nissan GT-R which was measured at 90dB static was busting the drive by meters whereas I had no problems.

The MMC Stage 1 gave me about 10mph extra down the Lavant straight and the blockleys were very confidence inspiring in the corners.



Ah, so His Lordship is still jumpy about tricycles is he, that's an arse. I'm there with Bell & Colvill next Monday week (25th) and I will have to ask if there are any other M3Ws booked, as I don't want a repeat of my entirely solo lapping experience from last year, with only a wet track in the afternoon to spice things up for me! If I'm the only one I will probably have to take the Spider instead.

Glad you got through the noise test though Chris wink
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/16 07:44 PM

@chris99: Metal Scouring pads are a great thing to reduce exhaust noise in case your m3w is above the 98db level.
Easy to fix with a single bolt (I drilled 2 holes on the top and downside of the exhaust pipe, some 15 cm prior the end). Very easy to remove when not required.

It is amazing how a single pad in each exhaust tube reduces the noise.

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Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/16 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By The Austrian
@chris99: Metal Scouring pads are a great thing to reduce exhaust noise in case your m3w is above the 98db level.
Easy to fix with a single bolt (I drilled 2 holes on the top and downside of the exhaust pipe, some 15 cm prior the end). Very easy to remove when not required.

It is amazing how a single pad in each exhaust tube reduces the noise.


I used that trick when I took my motoerbike test on an old Honda 125 with no baffles - as soon as I'd passed it was thrashed until the brillo pads poped out.

Those were the days oldgit
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/07/16 09:19 PM

Been for a run over the Cabrach road, through Glenfiddich and Dufftown then back via Tomintoul and the Lecht
More photos in the Morgan Gallery .


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Posted By: bencmaster

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/07/16 02:12 PM

Four days on the road (600 miles) in preparation for round Scotland trip....sceptical at first and apart from a few weird and ominous noises the only (minor) issues were:

Security box door wasn't even attached to its hinge...hm interesting ;-)
Number plate had fallen off at front (only fixed into tube with rivnuts)

Not bad. Encouraged. 2000 miles on clock now so not before time.

Observation: Got home in far better shape than after motorcycling/ Relaxed (isn't that the idea)/ Had great over Dartmoor and Exmoor/ Would prefer more power but my passenger is my hefty son/ Great and uncharacteristically genteel response from fellow road users and big smiles from other on lookers.

Quirky she is. Cobbled together in some respects, but a refreshingly great way to enjoy the better weather.

Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/07/16 09:22 PM

We left home at lunchtime. Both the M3W and the 4/4 are on the way to the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse. Tomorrow we hopefully reach the passroad at +2500m. There was 30cm new snow yesterday but tomorrow conditions should be fine. 6 hours trip today with some 20 minutes rain.

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Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 15/07/16 10:15 PM

Did a lovely run today in Southern Vermont. Route 30 to Brattleboro, then Route 9 to Bennington. Your basic cross the state ride. Bikers love this route as it is mostly through Green Mountain State Forest and there is very little tractor trailer action. It is also mostly above 1500 feet in elevation so the temps are quite nice for air cooled engines.

I have to say that since I had the Centa compensator installed this little car has changed radically. I also have the Super Max sprocket, which is a fabulous change. Reliability has risen in a very large way. Only thing I have planned is to install the Coker Excelsior tires when the Blockleys are down to their last as well as the rear tire. That one has no real tread left but it is a long way before cord shows.

In other words, I no longer leave the house wondering what will break today? It just runs.
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/07/16 05:37 AM

I can't claim it be my long trip in an M3W and Richard already posted photos in the general section but I did the video for the couple of days he was with me down here
link http://goo.gl/hHNKRg
Posted By: Stockpie

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 16/07/16 10:22 AM

Probably THE road movie of the decade, love it !
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/07/16 03:56 AM

Grockle: congratulations! Excellent video!!

We are on our way back from the Grossglockner, Austrias highest mountain.
We were above 2500m yesterday. Temperatures very close to freezing point and fine ice cristals polishing our faces at the pass road. What a hillclimbe! Left lots of motorbikes behind when we did the uphill part...
drive
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/07/16 07:31 PM

More than additional 1000miles on the clock since last friday afternoon.
Great fun, great scenery, low temperatures and plenty of rain today.
The boys and an old guy up in the mountains.

A clever one proposed to come back in summer (yesterday was July 16th...)

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Posted By: Bunny

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/16 06:48 PM

Agony! Hottest day of the year and my garage door spring has snapped. MOG incarcerated! crazy2
Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 19/07/16 06:53 PM

Bunny, it is less fun when it gets too hot.
The tricky Moggy has organized a day off because of heat!
Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/07/16 10:35 AM

I agree I went to Pennan where they filmed Local Hero, note the famous red phone box. It was too hot yesterday 27C when I got home, I little cooler at Pennan. The heat & BB whine were getting to me.
The road down to Pennan is very steep & narrow, likewise neighbouring Gardenstown. If you lived there you would have to find somewhere at the top of the hill to keep your M3W in winter.

Tim


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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/07/16 03:04 PM

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A little visit to wilson at Tourtour
Nice day with champagne
Thank you wilson for your welcome
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/07/16 03:10 PM

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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/07/16 03:16 PM

Posted By: The Austrian

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/07/16 05:08 PM

The wind and the heat....
Summer in the Pannonic planes

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Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/07/16 07:53 PM

Thought I'd help you out.

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Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/07/16 01:12 PM

With my iPad photos seems to be in the right sens
Sorry
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/07/16 06:06 AM

Home, after taking 'Best in Show' at North Riverside (IL) Car Show. thumbs cheers

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/07/16 06:59 AM

Fantastic thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/07/16 09:10 AM

Congratulations.
Posted By: JamesB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/08/16 08:40 PM

A friend was gracious enough to allow me to drive his 2012 M3W last week. Yesterday, flew down to Los Angeles, California, to see a 2014 Brooklands. Not better than the 2012, just different.





Driving in L.A. traffic was an experience--even on a weekend. Showed me that the M3W works well even in less-than-ideal conditions. A deal was finalized and the 2014 should arrive in Seattle within a couple of weeks. I live on a small island near Seattle. Great winding roads around the edge of the island; good access to off-island roads as well. Looking forward to it.

James
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/16 02:14 PM

Congratulations! You will have a blast!
Good looking car, too.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/16 02:30 PM

Welcome James!
Posted By: JVS

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/16 06:13 PM

Go Morgan West
another USA sale!
Posted By: planenut

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/08/16 11:21 PM


A good looking car. How many miles does it have on it? For information, if you haven't already, do a search on this forum about M3W Brooklands exhausts. You may be lucky but there have been some problems with them.


Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/08/16 03:14 AM

Over the meadow and through the woods with Strader for a frosty malted beverage ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/08/16 05:42 AM

Made Face Book 13AUG16 'Chicagoland Petrolheads and Car Spotters' ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/08/16 10:21 PM

Took Thumper to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, Beds, on Friday. Superb day for driving around the back lanes of Herts & Beds with a friend from San Francisco. He was exceedingly smitten with the M3W and I suspect might visit the SF Morgan dealership on his return. The Shuutleworth Collection would be an excellent place to have an M3W gathering....

Tim
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/08/16 08:59 AM

Tom took this continuous video whilst returning from Old Warden down the Hertfordshire lanes and villages.
His caption:
"Mr Toad's Wild Ride....23 minutes of sheer petrol-head bliss!"

https://youtu.be/4RzO1yFKN5w

Tim
Posted By: Waldemar

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/08/16 03:49 PM

Watch this video and follow us next year, The Albert Ball Memorial Blat:

https://youtu.be/g0_XbLh6QFw

Achim
Posted By: HSobstad

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/08/16 10:54 PM

My wife and I had a trip to the island of Stord (Hordaland, Norway) to visit some gardens of Rhodedentrons as my wife is more than interested in those plants.

The M3W behaved, which is great. We experienced both 23 degree and sun as well as some showers of rain. Both great!

Attaching a (IMHO) great photo of my wifes mirrored image appearing in the hub of the steering wheel, and a photo of us both in the M3W, waiting for the ferry.

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Posted By: JamesB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 25/08/16 10:01 PM

I'm the new owner of this 2014 M3W. Got it out for the first time for some fresh photos.






Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/08/16 03:14 AM

Looks great, have fun!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/08/16 05:13 AM

Out for dinner with some friends from out of town, interesting night shot ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/08/16 02:51 AM

The last weekend of winter NZ Morgan Club run to a sweet coast beach and cafe. Didn't manage to get a picture of all the cars but there were at least 10.

Roll on Spring!


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Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/08/16 06:07 PM

I like the tee shirt!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/08/16 09:20 PM

Originally Posted By Triceratops
I like the tee shirt!


Ebay
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/08/16 11:16 PM

Um, you realize the figures are going in the wrong direction? You are implying you are a cro-magnon by driving a Morgan?
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 28/08/16 11:31 PM

It's the "Back to Basics" motto in a clever design. Love it! And great pics Phillip cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/08/16 01:10 AM

Ok, i can buy that!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/08/16 04:44 AM

Clever kit and great photos ... thumbs cheers
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/09/16 04:50 AM

Naperville Car Show 05SEP16 Best in Import Class ... thumbs cheers

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Posted By: JamesB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/09/16 04:01 PM

Drove the loop around our island yesterday. Nice long sweeping turns with great views of the water followed by approx. 20 switch backs. All about 30mph, but perfect for the M3W.

Parked at the top of the island boat ramp for a bit. No boaters. Nice view of the water. Started to leave and a local island cop was in the formal parking area and motioned me over. Couldn't figure how he'd have a problem with me sitting there for 5-10 minutes with no ramp users. Pulled over & shut down.

He's a car guy. Just wanted to say, "Hi," and see the M3W. Nice chat. Doesn't hurt to have a local cop like you and your car. An Ace I hope I never have to use.
Posted By: Grockle

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/09/16 11:59 AM

Mapman, my wingman from the Rolling Thunder Tour is now driving across Spain. It sound like he is having quite an adventure. He asked me to post these and he will post more and details of his trip when he gets back. Puts my trip to Tintagel this morning into perspective

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Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 11/09/16 12:36 PM

Great shots - very evocative - thanks for posting!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/16 11:21 AM

Not ours, but we did see a sport grey Morgan 3 wheeler at "Battle of the Brits" in Milford, Michigan!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/16 04:14 PM

British Car Union, 11SEP16. Best in Class, Morgan Three Wheeler. thumbs cheers

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Posted By: NeilL

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 12/09/16 04:15 PM

Brilliant ...she looks so smart ...very well done!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/09/16 08:43 PM

EVERY day! Well...every dry day. Six months old and 4,400 miles. Loch Raven reservoir in Baltimore County, MD.

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Posted By: BerndE

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/09/16 06:58 AM

oh yes, every dry day I drive it.
picked it up 1 month ago, first service done this week, this toy is so awesome.



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Posted By: twotribes

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/09/16 07:12 AM

Beautiful car Bernd. Location looks lovely too. Where are you located and what are your favourite drives?
Posted By: BerndE

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/09/16 07:14 AM

I live near Frankfurt (Germany), this picture was taken on the trip home from workshop after 1.000 mld service was done, along the Rhine river
Posted By: Player99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/09/16 09:30 AM

Hi Bernd,

so there are now two Morgan Three Wheeler in Wiesbaden ;-)
Maybe we meet some time....

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Player
Posted By: BerndE

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/09/16 12:56 PM

Hallo Player,
I've never seen another 3 Wheeler here, hopefully we meet somewhere somehow....
Posted By: Player99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/09/16 04:33 PM

Hi Bernd,

its not my daily car ;-) so the car is not so often in the city.
I you have time you can contact me directly on my Email : Rangeman@gmx.de

Best wishes




Posted By: JamesB

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/09/16 03:48 PM

This last Saturday, I drove the M3W to a "Drivers Skills" event hosted by the area Porsche club. Located on a large race track, it involves 6 training sessions that include accident avoidance, limit of adhesion handling on a skid pad, maximum braking (straight line and while turning), etc. So, these are more street-survival tactics rather than traditional race track training. Every time I get a different car, I take it out to one of these sessions to get a feel of how it handles at extremes that you'd rarely encounter on the street--but you might live longer if you knew how your car handles in a similar emergency situation.

I (and the long line of instructors who made sure they got rides in the M3W) was astounded at how neutral and effective the handling of the M3W is.

For whatever reason, I expected the M3W to have noticeable oversteer on the skid pad (maybe thinking about one particular 5th Gear episode). Not so. It has surprisingly neutral handling. With a plastic traffic cone set in the middle of the skid pad, I could turn the steering to full lock, then easily vary the size of the circle I made around the cone with the accelerator. When I transitioned form regular pavement to a portion that was particularly slippery, a slight flick of the steering wheel or adjustment to the throttle brought the car back under control. No surprises. No drama.

With the modest front tires, the car rewards smooth transitions. On extended serpentines (long lines of traffic cones that you weave through), a sudden movement of the steering wheel creates understeer (plowing; tending to go straight rather than turn). With smooth transitions, there were few cars faster through the cones (ok -- partly due to new drivers who'd never done this kind of thing before -- but a win is a win smile ). It does have noticeable body roll, but overall, the car felt flat and controllable. I'll take some controlled body roll over a harsh ride any day for a street car.

In high speed turns, the car drifted nicely with easy control. Several senior instructors remarked that they expected the car to be an ill-handling style exercise and were struck by how competent it is.

Overall, what a joy to drive out at the edges of adhesion -- quite far from my normal driving, but good to understand in a traffic emergency.

The car had so many people taking pictures and lined up to go for rides on the course....I spent extra time complimenting the other drivers on their cars.

On a couple of the stages, after a few runs, I had learned what I wanted about the car, so drove it off to the side and let the engine cool while the other drivers continued. Managing the heat of the engine on a series of short, full throttle runs was the only consideration for the day.

A great day!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/09/16 04:20 PM

2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride thumbs cheers

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Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/10/16 08:38 PM

A run out today round various back roads from Aberdeen to Stonehaven and out through Strachan to Potarch and back down Deeside before a clean up and tucking the wee car away in the lock-up as it's back to work for three weeks tomorrow.
May have to sample some of the fruits of my recent trip to Islay to round off the day.

At Midtown, near Strachan...
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/16 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By JamesB
This last Saturday, I drove the M3W to a "Drivers Skills" event hosted by the area Porsche club. ...I (and the long line of instructors who made sure they got rides in the M3W) was astounded at how neutral and effective the handling of the M3W is..

Thanks James - were you on standard tyre pressures, out of interest?
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/16 04:22 PM

Dix mille tours au Castellet
The Peugeot pdg mr Tavares in race suit was admiring my Mtw .
Perhaps he found idea for creating fun car in the future.
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/10/16 08:37 PM

Lovely day at the Bicester Scramble last weekend!


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Posted By: skullmog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 09/10/16 03:50 PM

today we went for a drive out ,stopped at Newlands corner (surrey hills)full as usual! was asked if we would like to park in with the alvis club cars , Thank you very much. cup of tea, usual chat about the car with any body who asked. Off to box hill straight passed was heaving! Off home the long way round , nice way to spend 3 hours on a sunday.Beats cleaning the house windows..........
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/10/16 09:52 PM

Skyline Drive in Virginia on this beautiful Fall day.

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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 13/10/16 10:47 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Skyline Drive in Virginia on this beautiful Fall day.


Great photo Ken and car looking very smart. I remember driving that route in a hire car with my partner Val back in 2005, after we brought my boat up to the Chesapeakes to wait out the hurricane season.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/10/16 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Skyline Drive in Virginia on this beautiful Fall day.


Great photo Ken and car looking very smart. I remember driving that route in a hire car with my partner Val back in 2005, after we brought my boat up to the Chesapeakes to wait out the hurricane season.


Ahhhh ... me beloved Chesapeake! I'm USCG certified as a captain up to 25 tons. Always kept a blow boat on the Chesapeake throughout the end of the last century.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 14/10/16 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Skyline Drive in Virginia on this beautiful Fall day.


Great photo Ken and car looking very smart. I remember driving that route in a hire car with my partner Val back in 2005, after we brought my boat up to the Chesapeakes to wait out the hurricane season.


Ahhhh ... me beloved Chesapeake! I'm USCG certified as a captain up to 25 tons. Always kept a blow boat on the Chesapeake throughout the end of the last century.


Yes we had a great time there but not without incident. Took a direct lightning hit whilst in marina in Urbanna. Took out the towns electricity supply and $20,000 of electronics on the boat!
Posted By: SOLMorgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/16 08:17 PM

Been commuting to work this week making the most of my car before the winter weather really sets in. Had the usual love your wheels mate in the traffic but still haven't sussed the quick get away from the traffic lights
Is it just me or does any spirited acceleration end up with smoke and wheelspin and no forward momentum!!!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/16 08:25 PM

It's just you!
Posted By: Michael H

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 20/10/16 10:10 PM

Originally Posted By SOLMorgan
Is it just me or does any spirited acceleration end up with smoke and wheelspin and no forward momentum!!!


So sorry, it is just you!

Do not despair, however. It took me about two thousand miles to really get the hang of this car and what I could do with it. I openly admit that I am an aggressive driver and I like to punch it when the situation is calling for some hoonish behavior.

That being said, I had to change out my tires at 3,000 miles as the car will drift and that eats the Avons up front and you can scratch in the first three gears, which will eat the rear, without trying at times.

View these initial tires as training wheels...

After replacing said tires I had learned the evil of my ways and they have lasted longer. Swap out the Avons for Blockleys will be a great improvement. Swapping out the Blockleys for the Coker Excelsior line will further add longevity.

Any good symmetrical rear car tire will do IMHO.

I am on my fifth set of fronts and my third rear in over 31,000 miles. As I said, I like to play...
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/16 05:57 AM

Shinko seems to be very good , more silencer.

ÃŽ try 3 st of Avon
1 of brocley
ÃŽ ll Tell you after more miles
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/16 08:02 PM

First time I have heard of Shinko. I see they make a wide range of tires. Which model are you using?
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 21/10/16 08:16 PM

Shinko 400-19 E270
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Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/10/16 03:39 PM

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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 23/10/16 03:46 PM

Lunchtime trip to Dereham to scrub in new tyres, with coffee/sandwich stop.

Posted By: SOLMorgan

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/10/16 12:50 PM

Brilliant thanks yes I am getting the hang of it the more I drive it just need to stop smiling all of the time. Changing my split rectifier rubber mounts this afternoon for polyurethane ones hopefully they will last longer than 500 miles, any tips?
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/10/16 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By SOLMorgan
Been commuting to work this week making the most of my car before the winter weather really sets in. Had the usual love your wheels mate in the traffic but still haven't sussed the quick get away from the traffic lights
Is it just me or does any spirited acceleration end up with smoke and wheelspin and no forward momentum!!!

I commuted once since I got it. Didn't get anything done the second half of the day because i was giving rides. Since then I've been stopped several times in the hall by people who didn't get a ride, asking when I'm bringing it back in.

Good thing the higher ups are all car guys.
Posted By: JVS

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/10/16 03:39 PM

My wheel spinning has slowed down dramatically since having to change out my first clutch pack assembly!
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 29/10/16 10:48 PM

Things I heard on my 90 minute drive today:
"Is that a real car? It's magnificent!"
"What is it? (Explained). It's awesome."
"I have never seen anything like this. Wonderful" (biker on a Hayabusa)
"Do you take that on the expressway?"
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/10/16 05:24 AM

Best i heard,two 10 year olds at a crossing! look at that kit car!! slap on the arm from the other one its a morgan you idiot!!!!! that lad will go far.........
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/10/16 02:21 PM

My wife and I did about a hundred miles yesterday, it was glorious even though the weather was threatening the entire time. A leaky rocker cover spewed oil onto the windshield which made driving at night not very fun. I don't think back road driving on a busy two-lane road will ever be much fun in that car, the oncoming headlights you square in the face.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/10/16 07:14 PM

After too long away working had a superb run yesterday up Deeside through the Forest of Birse, over Glen Gairn and Glenshee to Perthshire and today came back up the main road to Aberdeen but with a side track off up Glen Esk. Sunshine, warm dry roads...another typical Scottish weekend on the roads.

On the Milton road, above Tarfside, Glen Esk.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 30/10/16 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
My wife and I did about a hundred miles yesterday, it was glorious even though the weather was threatening the entire time. A leaky rocker cover spewed oil onto the windshield which made driving at night not very fun. I don't think back road driving on a busy two-lane road will ever be much fun in that car, the oncoming headlights you square in the face.


It's a JAP special...they always spewed oil !
Posted By: P964

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 31/10/16 06:12 AM

Yesterday the MOG club in NZ had a cruise to Port Waikato with its rugged West coast black sand shore. Lovely time refuelling the inner person before a more direct trip back to the car park known as Auckland.
A dozen cars including a 1936 flat rad recently restored.
Just the one 3wheeler (H3NRI) and made it without anything breaking or falling off!
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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/16 05:58 PM

My first long distance trip in rain. Done well avoiding it for 4000 miles but needed to make a 135 mile trip today.

Not as bad as expected with both mixed roads and traffic, despite roads being wet for the whole journey and rain in varying quantities for 60% of the time plus strong head winds!

Lesson's learnt:

Rain-X plastic water repellent applied just before setting off worked really well on my Fairbourne screen. Allows water to form into droplets that just blow away when rain subsides.

Any steering lock at all when powering out of roundabouts will have the back end twitching.

Kept warm and dry except for outside leg where it rests against trim. Water trikles down the inside. By the time I noticed this it was too late to put on waterproof trowsers.

Water puddles under floor mats, particularly on passenger side although my rucksack slotted into footwell stayed dry.

Despite all this enjoyed the journey smile

Posted By: Chris99

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 06/11/16 06:11 PM

Well done Richard - they can be fun in the wet as long as you put enough waterproofs on!

If you haven't already - flip out the seat bases so they can dry quicker underneath.



Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 07/11/16 09:01 AM

Yes took out seat bases and mopped out. Have now proven to myself that if I can stay dry mid winter driving will be relatively comfortable cheers

Forgot to mention previously that I was seeing a lot of water escaping from the outside tops of mudguards in the heavier rain. Don't think any of it blew into cockpit, but was surprised how much. I do have new Excelsiors on with deep tread and of course the mudguards don't align with wheels when viewed from above, so I'm sure that has some bearing.
Posted By: R1NGA

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 08/11/16 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Yes took out seat bases and mopped out. Have now proven to myself that if I can stay dry mid winter driving will be relatively comfortable cheers

Forgot to mention previously that I was seeing a lot of water escaping from the outside tops of mudguards in the heavier rain. Don't think any of it blew into cockpit, but was surprised how much. I do have new Excelsiors on with deep tread and of course the mudguards don't align with wheels when viewed from above, so I'm sure that has some bearing.


And whilst I think that mudguard-less wheels look fab, can you imaging the mess you'd make of yourself and the car when driving in the rain like that...?!
Posted By: Triceratops

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/11/16 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood

Rain-X plastic water repellent applied just before setting off worked really well on my Fairbourne screen.

Is this really OK for plastic screens? See http://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/libraries/document/Rain-X%20FAQs.pdf
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 17/11/16 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By Triceratops
Originally Posted By Richard Wood

Rain-X plastic water repellent applied just before setting off worked really well on my Fairbourne screen.

Is this really OK for plastic screens? See http://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/libraries/document/Rain-X%20FAQs.pdf


Your document refers to regular Rain-X. They seem to have addressed the issue with the product I used wink
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/11/16 11:10 PM

Probably the last weekend to drive for a while around here, as winter is upon us with snow in the forecast this coming week. Took her out in the dusk chill for an hour, hit my 950th mile since August purchase. Glass of Knob Creek to warm me up.
Posted By: K Henry

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/11/16 11:49 PM

Joejoe,
I just picked up my 3W from Norb this week, I would like to get one more good ride in before I put it away for the winter.

If your up for it maybe we can meet up after we thaw out next spring. It would be great to meet another 3Wer out on the mean streets around Chicago.
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 27/11/16 01:01 AM

K, great news on your delivery. PM sent.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/12/16 03:26 AM

220km trip today to deliver ZK-PRH to the beach for summer. Lots of early summer roadworks and resealing but she handled it like a dream. The only casualty was the stupid pilot who forgot to put on sunscreen.



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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 02/12/16 04:11 AM

All i use on my big windscreen

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/12/16 07:14 AM

Today we took part in a Christmas parade then my wife went flying in a friends gyrocopter. Good times

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Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/12/16 02:21 PM

Screw the M3W, that is one very sweet gyro!

Sorry, M3W is very nice too.

Glad you and yours had a great day. Nice pics!
Posted By: Ray

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/12/16 04:38 PM

Love to try an autogyro.
Posted By: RedThree

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 10/12/16 06:47 PM

Good run west over the Cairngorms before turning and running from some distinctly scabby weather coming the other way!
New battery just working and making starting the engine so much easier. Who'd have thought it!



More pics in the gallery.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/12/16 06:31 PM

Peered out the window this afternoon to find dry roads for the first time in a while, so rushed out to fire up the car that hadn't been used for nearly three weeks. Was expecting a protracted start sequence as on previous two occasions, but despite similar low temperature it fired up on first push of button smile Had a short but exhilarating blast around country lanes before returning at dusk.

Thoughts were that maybe the ECU had adapted its mapping to better suit the cold weather. Any likelihood of this being the case?
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 18/12/16 07:13 PM

We're in Des Moines IA this weekend to be with the kids and grand kids. While eating that WONDERFUL free continental breakfast this morning, the news was on and it listed the temp as -10F. I was used to this back in the late 90's when I was on the National Ski Patrol and had to ski regardless of the outside temp, but since I've been living in the greater St. Louis MO area, I've gotten a bit spoiled.

Hope you all have a very happy holidays.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 24/12/16 01:19 PM

Thursday it hit 50 degrees. Went out for an hour, put it away, then hopped right in the family car and drove four hours to visit family.

I regret nothing
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 26/12/16 03:31 PM

Went to a classic and vintage vehicle meet at Sarratt today - I needed to check out my two-eared spinner Christmas presents... Met up with a couple of interesting Morgans, one with a pterodactyl on the radiatior cap:



The other with the same wings as the casting that I purchased from Ebay (sorry pictures not the sharpest).




So, back in time for tea and cake. (Still not decided on the radiator mascot).



Tim




Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/01/17 09:58 AM



On the road again
A lot of S miles for 2017
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/01/17 10:00 AM

Australian
Posted By: atalante83

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/01/17 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By atalante83


On the road again
A lot of S miles for 2017


From the South east of france
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 01/01/17 04:21 PM

Third times a charm...

Posted By: TimG

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 03/01/17 06:39 PM

Dry day 8C intention to put 20+ miles on. Reversed out & got 100m when the R/H exhaust bobbins let go & exhaust dragging. Could have been worse & let go whilst reversing. Tied it up & back under cover.
Its fixed now but too late & windy for my run. Tomorrow looks 2C, Friday looks better.

Tim
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Have Your Driven you M3W Today? : Stories... - 04/01/17 04:51 AM

We are driving it everyday, but today we went for a fly in a DC3 and got some