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Kirk and Beths M3W

Posted By: Draggin

Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 05:17 PM

Has been Finalized! all over now but the waiting!
So this is what you get from the factory one month pre-build.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your order no. 83843, 3 Wheeler - Standard, chassis number SA9Mx, for Kirk x.

The specification for the car is now finalized.

Your car is scheduled to go into build in week '16-19.

Please be reminded that payment in full is required before the car is dispatched.

Item

3 Wheeler - Standard (LHD) (MPH)

Quilted Leather Stitching - Square

Polished brass hex wheel centre caps

Rear mudguard

Radiator cowl with screw cap

AERO RACING Jap rocker and crank covers in black

AERO RACING New dashboard arrangement - Tawny

AERO RACING Blockley square cut wheels and tyres

AERO RACING Headlight mesh

AERO RACING Vintage bonnet catches

AERO RACING Full Morgan windscreen

Under bonnet storage box

Cream Bakelite Brooklands steering wheel

Body coloured wheels

Air cleaner in brass

Bonnet louvres

Centre split leather seats

Brass headlamp rims

Pin stripe graphics

Waterproof Leather - XT Saddle Brown

Welcome pack book and DVD

Paint (please include description and paint code)(Any non-standard solid or metallic from our comprehensive range of colours) - 792/9792 Mercedes Palladium Silver (6HYBB)

Black exhaust heat shields

Exhaust Wrap

Tonneau Mohair - Black

Photo build book

Heated seats

Leather storage pockets

ROW specification admin charge - USA

***Email Confirmation - Sent***


Kind Regards,

Morgan Group
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 05:52 PM

Congratulations! Now starts the waiting game thumbs
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 06:05 PM

Congratulations, that is some spec, well done.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 06:37 PM

Sounds like you've got an arm missing, leg next? What no graphics? Congratulations sounds like a great car!!
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 06:37 PM

Kirk,

Great M3W plan you have there, awesome dude... Sounds like you got to make changes.

I went to your blog and did some reading. I like the Cobo Hall Autorama pics.

My wife and I with our car club, used to go there from about '89 to '02 when we moved down to the greater St. Louis MO area. I never had a car in the show, but did love to walk it every year. I was in an active car club in Midland during that time. That club has also gone by the wayside in the early 2000's.

I did build a couple street rods and had quite a few bikes. I had 11 vehicles under insurance at one time for just the wife and I. I got rid of most and built my '40 Willys coupe. I was the St. Ignace Car Show T-Shirt car for 2001. It was great fun and we did get to spend some quality time with Linda Vaughan, as she was always on hand to lend her name to the show and sign autographs for the enduring fan base she has. What a GREAT lady she is...

Anyway, looks like your bikes have been cut down and you should have more time now to play with the M3W. I can see you cruising Woodward now!

I hope the next many weeks go quickly for you and you have the new dream M3W before you know it.
Posted By: Jens

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 06:45 PM

CanΒ΄t await to see the finished car! Great spec !

Posted By: Mark H

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 06:46 PM

Sounds great - All the bells & whistles - fabulous πŸ‘
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 07:37 PM

Thank you everyone! I do feel like a great weight has been lifted now that cannot change the specification. I kept second guessing myself but now i am locked in.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 07:58 PM

Looks a very nice spec.......just as long as you know that "brass" means "brass coloured paint" apart from the hex wheel nuts!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Looks a very nice spec.......just as long as you know that "brass" means "brass coloured paint" apart from the hex wheel nuts!

oh indeed I do! once the car is paid off maybe I will treat her to some proper plating, but the paint will do for mow.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/16 09:27 PM

A great spec ..looking fwd to seeing the finished result.
Many congrats
Am delighted that you hung in there!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/16 02:22 AM

Yay Kirk!!!
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/16 02:41 AM

Congrats Kirk. All I can say is stock up on the good bourbon. The wait is gruesome. I STILL haven't seen mine yet.

Looks like we might need to have a US squadron party one of these days.

Dolph
Posted By: Krod

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/16 11:12 AM

congrats on the build
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/16 11:28 AM

Originally Posted By Krod
congrats on the build


+1
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/16 01:47 PM

woohoo thumbs
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/16 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By Dolph
Congrats Kirk. All I can say is stock up on the good bourbon. The wait is gruesome. I STILL haven't seen mine yet.

Looks like we might need to have a US squadron party one of these days.

Dolph


That's nuckin futz?
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/16 03:13 AM

Interesting specs, what color the pin stripe graphics ?

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/16 01:41 PM

creame and black Heritage stripes

Attached picture heritage3wh5.jpg
Posted By: Krod

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/16 02:00 PM

very very sharp. do you know if the striping is decal or painted?
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/16 05:53 PM

It really ought to be painted for longevity.

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/16 08:25 PM

I am not sure if it is graphics or actual paint, I guess We will be surprised.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/16 08:59 PM

Dealer says decal, which is fine in case i want to change it later.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/04/16 02:05 AM

https://youtu.be/5ydZi4tNRVc
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/04/16 05:35 PM

Usually these days stripes like that on motorcycle tanks are adhesive strips which are then overpainted with the clear top coat. It ensures that they last a long time.

Originally Posted By Draggin

Did not notice it while I was at the show but I have to say I don't like the use of the JAP logo. It is not a JAP engine and, to me, pretending it is is not correct.

Just my opinion.
Posted By: Krod

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/04/16 06:46 PM

problem with decals is that paint would last ages longer. You will end up having to pull the decals after some years in the sun and getting custom ones to match down the road would be pricey.

Even if they are painted on striping, you could change them down the road as well, but if I were you and liked the look. I would pay out now to get a nice pin-striping done than have to deal with the car as the decals age.
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/04/16 06:56 PM

You can change colors of pin stripes once you don't like them anymore. smile
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/04/16 07:38 PM

I have placed an awful lot of lines on my steam engines using brushes, pin striping tapes (for painting), Beugler pin striping wheels and gold leaf: I much prefer these techniques to tape with a clear coat over the top. Now the environment of a steam engine is far more harsh than the pampering that cars get, so maybe tape and varnish could last well enough. But, as they say in my trade* 'no pain - no gain'.

Tim
*dentist
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 03:46 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga

Did not notice it while I was at the show but I have to say I don't like the use of the JAP logo. It is not a JAP engine and, to me, pretending it is is not correct.

Just my opinion.

Yep, so far the only reaction I have gotten about them is "oh my god, that is SO racist"
Posted By: ItsJustMe

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 04:11 PM




Did not notice it while I was at the show but I have to say I don't like the use of the JAP logo. It is not a JAP engine and, to me, pretending it is is not correct.

Just my opinion. [/quote]

The look of the whole 'Heritage' option is not correct. The painted on 'Brass', the schizophrenic use of mixed chrome trim, the tape stripes, the phony 'JAP' logo....MMC: Why, Why, Why?

A far more authentic "Heritage" version would have deleted the mirror finish chrome and replaced it with brushed aluminium to give it a more proper nickel appearance, a wood rimmed wheel, and 2 or 3 eared spinners. Otherwise, the 'Brass' version just offends every fibre of my being that respects both tradition and good taste.

As an aside, anyone else wonder why the "Bonnet" doesn't extend out to the covered frame rails? It's an awkward junction btwn round and flat.












Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By ItsJustMe


The look of the whole 'Heritage' option is not correct. The painted on 'Brass', the schizophrenic use of mixed chrome trim, the tape stripes, the phony 'JAP' logo....MMC: Why, Why, Why?

A far more authentic "Heritage" version would have deleted the mirror finish chrome and replaced it with brushed aluminium to give it a more proper nickel appearance, a wood rimmed wheel, and 2 or 3 eared spinners. Otherwise, the 'Brass' version just offends every fibre of my being that respects both tradition and good taste.

As an aside, anyone else wonder why the "Bonnet" doesn't extend out to the covered frame rails? It's an awkward junction btwn round and flat.


That's one of the great things about the M3W - no 2 are the same and everyone gets to personalise it to their taste.

It would be a terribly boring world if we all liked the same thing
Posted By: Blackadder

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 05:44 PM

Everyone has there own idea on what is right or looks good. If I was a up for a 3 wheeler I'd be happy to have JAP covers.
Nothing is what it seems these days - some ford engines are Mazda based - cars share platforms like the fiat 500 and ford KA. In the car world badge engineering has been going on for years. Put a boot on a classic mini and suddenly its a Riley. Honda cars had Rover badges (200) on them..... I'm sure the list could be endless if you had the time to give it any thought (or be bothered)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By ItsJustMe



Did not notice it while I was at the show but I have to say I don't like the use of the JAP logo. It is not a JAP engine and, to me, pretending it is is not correct.

Just my opinion.
The look of the whole 'Heritage' option is not correct. The painted on 'Brass', the schizophrenic use of mixed chrome trim, the tape stripes, the phony 'JAP' logo....MMC: Why, Why, Why?

Otherwise, the 'Brass' version just offends every fibre of my being that respects both tradition and good taste.



Um, you know that's what I love, and have ordered. right?













Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 07:41 PM

grin2
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 08:33 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By ItsJustMe



Did not notice it while I was at the show but I have to say I don't like the use of the JAP logo. It is not a JAP engine and, to me, pretending it is is not correct.

Just my opinion.
The look of the whole 'Heritage' option is not correct. The painted on 'Brass', the schizophrenic use of mixed chrome trim, the tape stripes, the phony 'JAP' logo....MMC: Why, Why, Why?

Otherwise, the 'Brass' version just offends every fibre of my being that respects both tradition and good taste.



Um, you know that's what I love, and have ordered. right?

That's why he's known as " It's Just Me".













Posted By: ItsJustMe

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/04/16 11:35 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro





That's why he's known as " It's Just Me".


And we all know what you're known as...














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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 12:53 AM

lurk






thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro



That's why he's known as " It's Just Me".




Ken, I need to buy you a drink sometime!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By ItsJustMe
Originally Posted By KenShapiro





That's why he's known as " It's Just Me".


And we all know what you're known as...














[/quote]

yep, he is known as.... AWESOME!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By ItsJustMe



Did not notice it while I was at the show but I have to say I don't like the use of the JAP logo. It is not a JAP engine and, to me, pretending it is is not correct.




Are fake titties bristols none the less titties bristoles?
Discuss:
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
Originally Posted By ItsJustMe


The look of the whole 'Heritage' option is not correct. The painted on 'Brass', the schizophrenic use of mixed chrome trim, the tape stripes, the phony 'JAP' logo....MMC: Why, Why, Why?

A far more authentic "Heritage" version would have deleted the mirror finish chrome and replaced it with brushed aluminium to give it a more proper nickel appearance, a wood rimmed wheel, and 2 or 3 eared spinners. Otherwise, the 'Brass' version just offends every fibre of my being that respects both tradition and good taste.

As an aside, anyone else wonder why the "Bonnet" doesn't extend out to the covered frame rails? It's an awkward junction btwn round and flat.


That's one of the great things about the M3W - no 2 are the same and everyone gets to personalise it to their taste.

It would be a terribly boring world if we all liked the same thing


Exactly - thats partly what Morgans are about - personalisation.

BTW I think its out of order to critique anothers choice!!

Keep calm - and carry on Morganeering!
Posted By: ItsJustMe

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 02:29 PM

Oh, I'm not criticizing another's choice, I could care less...I AM (and entitled to) criticize MMC's choice in offering it though. The Heritage Option IMO is just cheesy and inauthentic, I think they could have reached back into history and come up with something more sympathetic. That some like it only speaks to the words of PT Barnum, that's all.

The basic goodness of it....the driving experience...is the same regardless of colour, so whatever the choice the basic goodness of the thing is intact, and i say any M3W is a good M3W.

Nothing personal!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By ItsJustMe
Oh, I'm not criticizing another's choice, I could care less...I AM (and entitled to) criticize MMC's choice in offering it though. The Heritage Option IMO is just cheesy and inauthentic, I think they could have reached back into history and come up with something more sympathetic. That some like it only speaks to the words of PT Barnum, that's all.

The basic goodness of it....the driving experience...is the same regardless of colour, so whatever the choice the basic goodness of the thing is intact, and i say any M3W is a good M3W.

Nothing personal!

This thread is obviously about my and my wifes car. If you want to create a thread about the Heritage Options and why they are sh!t, feel free. But I really think it would be courteous of you to not sh!t on me in my own thread.

Honestly, why do it HERE? on MY post about MY car?
Thanks, this last post made it so much better!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 03:06 PM

Wood Choices have arrived.
But none of them are labelled as to their names.


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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 03:08 PM

more wood

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Posted By: ItsJustMe

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 03:14 PM

Kirk, I apologize! It's nothing personal. You're entitled to your opinion and you don't need my approval! Any M3W is great.

I'm still struck by your willingness to abandon what you initially presented as your dream of black and red, though..based only on pictures. That's different for me, once I saw the M3W up close I just knew charcoal grey metallic was it for me, and I never questioned it.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By ItsJustMe
Kirk, I apologize! It's nothing personal. You're entitled to your opinion and you don't need my approval! Any M3W is great.

I'm still struck by your willingness to abandon what you initially presented as your dream of black and red, though..based only on pictures. That's different for me, once I saw the M3W up close I just knew charcoal grey metallic was it for me, and I never questioned it.


I'm obviously indecisive, well no i'm not, well yes I am, sometimes... I mean...

Seriously though, We saw the pics from the show and fell in love, mostly. It has added a LOT to both the cost and aggravation of the project, believe me we did not make those decisions lightly, I dont even what to tell you what that JAP kit costs!

A few people here in the states have ordered Morgans like we did, My dealer still has NO paint samles, NO leather samples... a few people even ordered cars without ever seeing or driving the car in the flesh.

Our car will be dark silver Metallic, so we can kind of agree on at least that, When is your build week?
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 03:41 PM

Well thats a few wood samples to choose from - a tricky choice I would guess???
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/04/16 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By ItsJustMe
Oh, I'm not criticizing another's choice, I could care less...I AM (and entitled to) criticize MMC's choice in offering it though. The Heritage Option IMO is just cheesy and inauthentic, I think they could have reached back into history and come up with something more sympathetic. That some like it only speaks to the words of PT Barnum, that's all.

The basic goodness of it....the driving experience...is the same regardless of colour, so whatever the choice the basic goodness of the thing is intact, and i say any M3W is a good M3W.

Nothing personal!

This thread is obviously about my and my wifes car. If you want to create a thread about the Heritage Options and why they are sh!t, feel free. But I really think it would be courteous of you to not sh!t on me in my own thread.

Honestly, why do it HERE? on MY post about MY car?
Thanks, this last post made it so much better!


Exactly. I was about to type the same thing. Look at the title of the thread. There was a thread about the Heritage Edition right after it was introduced. That's the place to express your opinions. This thread is specifically about a husband and wife celebrating the choice they've already made.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/04/16 03:33 PM

By the way, here is the Gospel From Malverne. Once you are 4 weeks pre-build, you are locked in, No changes, Period, even for a fee!


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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/04/16 03:46 PM

Here are the dash wood samples from Morgan, A week too late to change them... But we had decided we didn't want to, but hopefully they can help someone else!


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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/04/16 04:36 PM

Well today is week 17, and that means 2 weeks until BUILD WEEK!
Very excited and apprehensive around my house!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/04/16 05:00 PM

Looking forward to seeing your creation, but that's just me.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/04/16 08:46 PM

Well thats 3 of us!
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 04:35 AM

want to see that as well!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 11:37 AM

+1 more
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 01:09 PM

Thanks Lads, We are super excited over here! I will be sure to post enough photos, once it is delivered, that you get sick of seeing it. In the mean time, once it is in build I will reach out to my friends that frequent the factory. Especially since i need a front and rear 3/4 view to secure my financing!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 02:21 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Thanks Lads, We are super excited over here! I will be sure to post enough photos, once it is delivered, that you get sick of seeing it. In the mean time, once it is in build I will reach out to my friends that frequent the factory. Especially since i need a front and rear 3/4 view to secure my financing!


Guess you paid for the build book.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 05:00 PM

Yes i paid for the build book, but i hear you get those half a year after the car is delivered.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Yes i paid for the build book, but i hear you get those half a year after the car is delivered.


Got mine two weeks after the car and got it sent UPS to my front door.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 06:16 PM

Plus im sure some extra build photos wouldnt hurt!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/04/16 09:33 PM

I visited my Dealer today. All is on track, he also is going to ask for my photos. He is also going to see if morgan will be installing the chrome roll hoops or if we will.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/04/16 08:37 PM

Since my build spec has changed i will have some accessories for sale in a couple weeks. Engine turned dash panels and a Fairburne screen.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/05/16 09:21 PM

Well I am very sorry Kirk and Beth fans but I have gotten some bad news from the factory today,as you know I should be going in to build starting on Monday but with what the factory is calling slippage of the schedule the nearest estimate they can give me currently is an early June. So, I guess we dust off the motorcycles and enjoy them a little bit longer until the morgan comes! The Harley is actually on eBay as we speak! More updates as they become available!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/05/16 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well I am very sorry Kirk and Beth fans but I have gotten some bad news from the factory today,as you know I should be going in to build starting on Monday but with what the factory is calling slippage of the schedule the nearest estimate they can give me currently is an early June. So, I guess we dust off the motorcycles and enjoy them a little bit longer until the morgan comes! The Harley is actually on eBay as we speak! More updates as they become available!


Dang. I assume mine will get pushed back a month too.

I'm going to go yell at a coworker about his overdue dermot. It'll make me feel better.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/05/16 09:38 PM

What week was yours promised Nick? That my time of purchase they said week 11 when we signed the papers it was week 19, now it looks like week 21 ish.
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/05/16 03:31 AM

Crap ! banghead

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Osama

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/05/16 08:52 AM

These wood samples are for which Morgan Models?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/05/16 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By Osama
These wood samples are for which Morgan Models?

i think they are for the entire range.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/05/16 12:31 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
What week was yours promised Nick? That my time of purchase they said week 11 when we signed the papers it was week 19, now it looks like week 21 ish.

Need to check in with my dealer. He said end of July.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/05/16 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By Draggin
What week was yours promised Nick? That my time of purchase they said week 11 when we signed the papers it was week 19, now it looks like week 21 ish.

Need to check in with my dealer. He said end of July.

Yes better check!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/05/16 03:59 PM

Latest email from my dealer, from The Works...
We are running approximately 2 weeks behind on 3W so this means that this car will start at the end of May.
Apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Best regards,
Verity

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/05/16 03:14 PM

And today...
We’re running approximately 2 weeks behind on 3W production due to some issues we’ve recently experienced I’m afraid.

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This car should start at the end of this week!Β J

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Best regards,

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V

Posted By: CasaLobo

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/05/16 07:31 PM

Ah, yes, I remember that email well. My guess is 2 weeks behind schedule is fashionably late for the truly refined automaker?
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/05/16 07:33 PM

Have you asked that the build commences even if some/many/all the extras you have ordered are not available at build time?

I know I would still be waiting for my car if I hadn't provided the Aero screen myself and accepted that the rear mudguard which is still on back order, would be fitted later.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/05/16 11:04 PM

Good idea, if i am not in build by Monday i will do that. I still have not sold that fairburn screen!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/05/16 12:17 PM

If this was a normal car I would just wait for my dealer to call me when it was delivered!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/05/16 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Good idea, if i am not in build by Monday i will do that. I still have not sold that fairburn screen!


Try Tuesday, its a bank holiday in the UK this Monday. Oh and its going to rain frown
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/05/16 05:10 PM

I think that's the second bank holiday since my build was a supposed to have started.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/05/16 02:54 PM

And dont get me wrong, im not upset at anyone, i just wish i knew when it was going to arrive.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/16 04:24 PM

Latest from my dealer....
"Your car is in production. I will stay in contact with them once a week."

Huzzah!!!!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/16 03:04 AM

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/06/16 02:44 PM

It is definitly in build. I have my 3rd party confirmation!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/06/16 12:41 AM

And yes I do take everything on Talk Morgan with a grain of salt. For instance I also belong to the Royal Enfield forum. Sense a pattern here? And people on that forum are constantly posting about issues that they have had with their bikes and fixes for them , yet mine has been 100% trouble free.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/06/16 12:42 AM

Lovely

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Posted By: drk

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/06/16 12:56 AM

I love it
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/06/16 06:11 PM

Draggin, really does look like an aircraft part. Nice lines too
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/06/16 06:41 PM

Will be intetesting once the stripes get applied.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/06/16 01:07 AM

Well, I guess to have it perfect we are willing to wait right? They are still going to build it in a much shorter time than I could build it! Just a reminder here is how is it going to look! Except instead of the Rolls Royce Heather green it is going to be Mercedes-Benz Palladium Silver. But the same stripes in black and cream, the cream Stripes to go with the cream steering wheel. Im excited!

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/06/16 04:40 PM

One more to share!

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Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/06/16 07:18 PM

Very nice!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
One more to share!


Normally takes just one week to bolt together once painted body is available, so does this mean it's completed now?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 09:52 AM

Because of a parts shortage it has been delayed. Its been a week now with no updates. So definitly, maybe, i dont know. The photo is from June 5th.
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 10:47 AM

I know the feeling coffee
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Because of a parts shortage it has been delayed. Its been a week now with no updates. So definitly, maybe, i dont know. The photo is from June 5th.


Pure speculation on my part, but body picture was clearly taken in the build shop. For obvious reasons they don't tend to clutter up this shop until near the time body is due to be fitted. I would guess therefore your base build is now complete, and maybe car has been moved to storage area to await delayed additions.

Not much help I know but maybe a near completed picture is available.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Draggin
One more to share!


Normally takes just one week to bolt together once painted body is available, so does this mean it's completed now?
I love that there's a tape player on the shelf there.

Maybe if you made them a nice mix tape that might speed them along a little.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Draggin
Because of a parts shortage it has been delayed. Its been a week now with no updates. So definitly, maybe, i dont know. The photo is from June 5th.


Pure speculation on my part, but body picture was clearly taken in the build shop. For obvious reasons they don't tend to clutter up this shop until near the time body is due to be fitted. I would guess therefore your base build is now complete, and maybe car has been moved to storage area to await delayed additions.

Not much help I know but maybe a near completed picture is available.


I have begged everyone I can and i know nothing more than i did a week ago. I would assume if it was done they would have invoiced me? I wonder ehat the Pound will be worth Friday?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Draggin
One more to share!


Normally takes just one week to bolt together once painted body is available, so does this mean it's completed now?
I love that there's a tape player on the shelf there.

Maybe if you made them a nice mix tape that might speed them along a little.

I listen to Rammstein when I work on my BMW, What would be "Music to build Morgans by"?
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
One more to share!


I like that colour/color!

Grey is very 30s Morgan too!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 01:32 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Draggin
One more to share!


Normally takes just one week to bolt together once painted body is available, so does this mean it's completed now?
I love that there's a tape player on the shelf there.

Maybe if you made them a nice mix tape that might speed them along a little.

I listen to Rammstein when I work on my BMW, What would be "Music to build Morgans by"?

Yakety Sax might speed them up a bit.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Draggin
One more to share!


Normally takes just one week to bolt together once painted body is available, so does this mean it's completed now?
I love that there's a tape player on the shelf there.

Maybe if you made them a nice mix tape that might speed them along a little.

I listen to Rammstein when I work on my BMW, What would be "Music to build Morgans

by"?


Something slow and erratic.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/06/16 01:45 PM

"The Surprise Symphony"?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/06/16 02:26 PM

Morgan better not invoice me today!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/06/16 04:14 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Morgan better not invoice me today!


Britain leaving EU... how's that gonna effect the exchange rate?
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/06/16 07:10 AM

Β£ to $ Wednesday 1.45.
Β£ to $ today 1.35

A good time to buy.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/06/16 05:30 PM

Β£ to $ today 1.32
Can you say "volatile"!
wish they would invoice me, but as the latest photos show, my week 19 build will probably go into week 27 or 28.
My car is pushed off to the side while they get the right parts in to marry the body to the chassis.


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Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/06/16 06:09 PM

Looks great!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/06/16 06:39 PM

Thanks Comet! Thankfully they dont bury those graphics in clearcoat!
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/06/16 06:49 PM

howzitdone?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/06/16 06:53 PM

Stickers! Or Vinyl AppliquΓ©, since they are so expensive.
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/06/16 05:22 PM

Draggin,

Your car looks awesome! Is that the Sport Grey or a different color grey?

Your pinstripes look a bit different than the ones featured on the Morgan site. Looks like they are all black, not black & tan like the photo below.

I ordered mine with the 2016 pinstripe, but I have yet to see an actual production car with it.

Your build sheet is similar to mine, though I didn't go for the expensive JAP rockers....don't even know what those are!

Hope you get your car soon! How did you get those photos from the factory?





Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/06/16 05:29 PM

My wife didnt like the Rolls Royce Heather Green, Our car is Mercedes Palladium Silver. My stripes should be black and cream, and that is why my car is delayed. They should be applying the proper ones tomorrow.
Yes our build sheets look very similar!
The photos are both from the factory itself, and from good friends that happened to be in a position to do me the great favor of getting a couple pictures for me!
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/06/16 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Stickers! Or Vinyl AppliquΓ©, since they are so expensive.


Thanks Draggin. I am planning to add a few stripes as well, so sticking them can't be as wrong as I thought cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 04:35 PM

Got my update from the factory, no windscreen or dashboard for approximately 10 days, so the build is once again on hold!
It may be in my hands for a nice "Fall Color Tour" of Michigan? But they do have the stripes right now!!! I would rather have it correct, and late, then on time (well we passed on time a month ago!)
Here's the latest.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 04:58 PM

These may be clearer. Seeing these I am actially getting excited about the project again!

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 05:31 PM

That turned out rather well ! shades
thumbs cheers
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 05:48 PM

Sweet!
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 05:57 PM

happy3
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 05:58 PM

That's going to be good lookin.
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 05:59 PM

I bet someone is getting giddy.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By Dab of oppo
I bet someone is getting giddy.

I havent been, but now? Yes!
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 07:46 PM

Wow, looks sick! I am envious!

Can't wait to see the dash and windshield!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/06/16 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By polar993
Wow, looks sick! I am envious!

Can't wait to see the dash and windshield!

Me too, hopefully i see a photo in 10 days, and a car in 6 weeks?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 04:18 AM

Damn the stripes are wrong again! Now what, i think they have broken me.

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Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 04:42 AM

You mean around the 'cockpit' ? Good catch ... production change ?
thumbs cheers
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 04:54 AM

The photo against the workshop door is stunning.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 05:15 AM

See how the black stripes double up at the back of the bonnet and front of the bootlid? Wrecks the balance of the car i think
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 05:15 AM

Instead of the show car stripes i think i have these. But the way the cockpit stripes are on the showcar flows better?

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Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 10:27 AM

They put mine in the wrong place too. I had them moved over here.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 12:14 PM

My dealer forwarded my concerns to the factory.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 12:49 PM

Wife looked at it and agrees with me. But thanks for the idea Philip. If i get too frustrated i will have it fixed stateside.
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 03:04 PM

I agree with you and your wife Kirk. The doubled-up black stripes make it look too "heavy". You would think the factory would have an agreed upon template to follow. Seems as though your car is likely the first to go into production with the pinstripe option. Sorry you have to be the guinea pig.

Let's hope getting it right doesn't cause too much more of a delay.

Are you coordinating with the factory through your dealer? You're lucky to have this inside contact sending you real time production photos.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 04:23 PM

The first photos were from people I know, or people that have cars who are also in build it just happened to catch mine in the background. But All those latest photos are actually from the factory itself. My dealer has been great about keeping on them, and I have been diligent in keeping on my dealer. If the factory can fix them, great. Then I would be getting what I paid for. Even though perhaps the Heritage stripe option is the exact pattern that they put on my car. Since we have never seen any official pictures of the new options we are kind of taking shots in the dark here. All I know is the strypes I want and the stripes I ask for are the stripes that were on the Geneva show car. Step by step, inch by inch we are getting closer to the goal. I'm sure everybody is thinking that I'm a pain in the ass, but this is the second biggest purchase in my life, second only to my house! I don't think I'm being too bad of a customer to ask for it to be exactly how I wanted it. Bespoke is a word that they like to throw around, then it should be to my specification.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 04:33 PM

Well said!!

It should be how you want it!!

I for one do not think you are being a pain!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 04:51 PM

+ 1

A re-markedly expensive vehicle produced by a company prided in bespoke manufacture should be spot on. Period.

thumbs cheers
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/07/16 06:46 PM

No pain at all!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/07/16 12:11 PM

Just got news that my stripes are getting fixed TODAY! A company called MAP comes in a couple days a week to do them.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 05:44 AM

3rd Set is perfect

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 05:48 AM

Well 8 more days and they should have tje windscreen and instrument panel in, and soon after that, maybe a week, we should be shipping?
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 07:13 AM

Do they have the rear mudguard kit for your car yet?

I ask because my car is booked with dealer to have new cam seals fitted under warranty late next week. Would be great if he had mudguard to fit as well.
Posted By: Blackadder

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 11:16 AM

Great stripes! - looks better than the first few attempts to my eye.

Car will look superb.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 11:35 AM

Now, that's nice! You were definitely right in insisting that it should be spot on.

But... shouldn't the boot close strap be black, as a continuation of the black stripe?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 12:08 PM

Originally Posted By DocNik
Now, that's nice! You were definitely right in insisting that it should be spot on.

But... shouldn't the boot close strap be black, as a continuation of the black stripe?

Im am debating that myself, but want to see it against the brown arm rest first.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/07/16 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Do they have the rear mudguard kit for your car yet?


I have no idea Richard, I know a few people that are waiting on those as well!
All they mentioned waiting on were the windscreen and IP.
Now that doesn't mean that 10 days from now they wont notice that they don't have a fender for me! But I should proceed hopefully!
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/07/16 03:41 PM

The stripes look sick! Can't wait to see the new dash and windscreen!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/07/16 09:47 PM

Update from the factory, I asked them if the car was back in production since it's been 10 days and that is how long they said it would take for the new parts to come in. They said no they might be in late next week! And that there is a factory shut down in there someplace? So they said they might be starting on it when they get back from shutdown, whenever that is.
Posted By: Jays

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/07/16 10:19 PM

Shutdown is the last week of July.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/07/16 02:46 AM

Thank you Jay!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/07/16 05:46 PM

Well ot looks like it is my fault for buying options when i dont know really what they are! The dashboard facia that looks like brushed aluminum in the photos is painted. So the dash has to arrive, be painted, dry, then be striped. Quality takes time! Thought i would have a car in June... Maybe September now.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/07/16 07:24 PM

That sucks. I feel your pain. The waiting is intolerable.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/07/16 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well ot looks like it is my fault for buying options when i dont know really what they are! The dashboard facia that looks like brushed aluminum in the photos is painted. So the dash has to arrive, be painted, dry, then be striped. Quality takes time! Thought i would have a car in June... Maybe September now.

That's always a danger buying without seeing for yourself but what option did you have unless you went to the factory?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/07/16 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By TimG

That's always a danger buying without seeing for yourself but what option did you have unless you went to the factory?

True, the 2016 MY Options have been out since January, available for order since March, yet we have NO real details from Morgan. I honestly have no real idea what exactly i have ordered.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/07/16 01:53 PM

Lucky dip or pick & mix
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/07/16 08:51 AM

If yours is September, mine will be November at this rate
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/07/16 05:45 PM

At this rate i willnprobably put it straight into winter storage.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/07/16 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
At this rate i willnprobably put it straight into winter storage.


Likewise frown
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/07/16 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
At this rate i willnprobably put it straight into winter storage.

You will be looking for that one dry day in the month & wont be able to resist driving it.
Posted By: nadvys

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/07/16 12:23 PM

i bought my car in 2013 and have never been able to drive during summer months due to multiple mechanical failures. I nevertheless enjoy the car during winter even when freezing tΒ° ;-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/07/16 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By nadvys
i bought my car in 2013 and have never been able to drive during summer months due to multiple mechanical failures. I nevertheless enjoy the car during winter even when freezing tΒ° ;-)

I live in Michigan, in Detroit, it is a city built on top of a huge salt mine. On a quiet night you can hear your car rust from the road salt. I always think currently that that warm day may happen and I may take the bikes out, but to date I have never done it!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/07/16 01:22 PM

I am hoping for a fall color tour. We shall see, I proceed ever hopefully!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 02:58 PM

Well now, THIS was rather unexpected!!


Dear Sir/Madam
Your order for Kirk , Chassis number: SA9x is now complete.
This vehicle will be at Kent Vale within 24 hours, which full payment is required to release this vehicle otherwise storage charges will apply.
Please contact the Sales Office to organise collection or delivery after payment has been made.
Many thanks,
Colin Boden

Posted By: DocNik

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 03:04 PM

Congratulations!

You will get facial cramps from all the smiling...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 03:12 PM

Im doing a happy dance, discreetly, in my little cube at work!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 03:22 PM

Tally Ho ! thumbs cheers
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 05:03 PM

Phucking A !!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 05:32 PM

first time Morgan ever blew a deadline in my favor!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/07/16 05:39 PM

wine
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 02:35 PM

Now I am waiting on Photos of the car, so I can get Insurance, then secure the final financing......
Also need to see that Final Invoice!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 04:51 PM

Just heard from my dealer, my expected delivery has been pushed back a month. You'll have to post pics so I can see someone else enjoying theirs.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Just heard from my dealer, my expected delivery has been pushed back a month. You'll have to post pics so I can see someone else enjoying theirs.

After this long road, I am sure I will post so many photos that people will get tired of seeing my car! I have not yet seen a photo of it completed, so I am not counting any chickens yet!

What was your original build week, Nick?
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
After this long road, I am sure I will post so many photos that people will get tired of seeing my car! I have not yet seen a photo of it completed, so I am not counting any chickens yet!

What was your original build week, Nick?

Original was week 23. Then pushed to 27. Dealer said it now looks like mid Aug for completion, with several weeks for shipping.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 07:18 PM

My car was originally Week 19, and MAY have just been completed Friday (week 30).
I wont believe it is done until I see photos and get a final invoice.
I'm waiting... too late today, obviously. Maybe tomorrow!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By Draggin
After this long road, I am sure I will post so many photos that people will get tired of seeing my car! I have not yet seen a photo of it completed, so I am not counting any chickens yet!

What was your original build week, Nick?

Original was week 23. Then pushed to 27. Dealer said it now looks like mid Aug for completion, with several weeks for shipping.


Was 27 for me and last I heard it was 34 frown
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/07/16 11:44 PM

Wait a second, let me see if I have this right? They tell me at the end of business on a Friday that the car is done, and that they are going to start charging me storage fees if I don't pay it off within 24 hours, then there's the weekend, and now the factory is closed for a week? Can this be true?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 02:40 AM

I contacted the shipping company, maybe tjey can get my photo.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 03:33 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I contacted the shipping company, maybe tjey can get my photo.


Factory sent my dealer pics of the car sitting right outside of that beautiful old factory.
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 05:53 AM

dragin, usually your dealer is paying morgan in advance - to avoid those storage fees. no?
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 11:29 AM

My dealer didn't WANT Morgan to store the car. They felt it was much safer and cleaner waiting at the shipping company's garage for some reason. They wanted it away from MMC right away.
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 12:00 PM

yes, that was also the case with mine.
"This vehicle will be at Kent Vale within 24 hours, which full payment is required to release this vehicle otherwise storage charges will apply."

--> Kent Vale IS the transport company. Morgan wants fully payment for release. Kent Vale gets some % for storage which will happen anyway.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 01:43 PM

I'm just trying to make this happen as fast as possible. So for this bank holiday, are the banks actually closed all week?
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 02:07 PM

It's not a bank holiday at all in the UK. Just an MMC factory shutdown for holidays I guess.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 02:24 PM

Thanks Richard, I guess that means maybe someone is at Kent Vale to take the photos that the Factory forgot!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 02:30 PM

Yes would guess it may be worth getting in touch with KentVale.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 02:51 PM

I sent them an email last night (5 hour time difference), My dealer says he can pull my final invoice from the Morgan system, I am awaiting that too. One more frustrating step in a frustrating process!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 03:54 PM

PM sent.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 05:06 PM

Much appreciated Richard!!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 05:35 PM

https://youtu.be/oRylA-1_5Ag
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 05:52 PM

Dealer got me my final accounting. Brexit saved me about $4500
Posted By: andream88

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 06:01 PM

It will cost a lot more than that to all the young people born and grown up in the EU :-(

Keep the news coming Draggin, looking forward to seeing the pics of the finished car!!!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/07/16 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By andream88
It will cost a lot more than that to all the young people born and grown up in the EU :-(

Keep the news coming Draggin, looking forward to seeing the pics of the finished car!!!

It cost my retirement investments a lot more than that as well. But im trying not to focus on that!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By andream88
It will cost a lot more than that to all the young people born and grown up in the EU :-(

Keep the news coming Draggin, looking forward to seeing the pics of the finished car!!!

It cost my retirement investments a lot more than that as well. But im trying not to focus on that!


I'm wondering if it really exists, surely someone somewhere can take a pic for you? lol. I'm dying to see what these new options really look like.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 02:38 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By andream88
It will cost a lot more than that to all the young people born and grown up in the EU :-(

Keep the news coming Draggin, looking forward to seeing the pics of the finished car!!!

It cost my retirement investments a lot more than that as well. But im trying not to focus on that!


I'm wondering if it really exists, surely someone somewhere can take a pic for you? lol. I'm dying to see what these new options really look like.

Glenn, are you related to Nostradamus?
I just got this from Morgans shipping company.

Just managed to get hold of one of the guys and he has said the car is still within the factory and not yet ready to leave, I suggest you make contact with your point of contact at Morgan to arrange for images, do you need me to provide an email address or point of contact?

Kind Regards,


So, just when you think you have this all figured out..........
More updates as they become available!!!!
Posted By: Mi3Wheeler

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 03:40 PM

At least you don't have to worry about storage fees over the holiday!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By Mi3Wheeler
At least you don't have to worry about storage fees over the holiday!

Well right now I have 2 companies saying they don't have possession of it. We will see what Monday brings!
Posted By: milligoon

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Mi3Wheeler
At least you don't have to worry about storage fees over the holiday!

Well right now I have 2 companies saying they don't have possession of it. We will see what Monday brings!


????

Where is it then?

On a transporter somewhere?

Love the thread the drama the idea changes.

I love your paint scheme I always loved the hand panted Gold pinstripes on my Triumph TSS

I may contemplate an EV3 but only if Morgan can do it in real Brass and Copper! Retro Steam Punk meets ecoworld!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By milligoon
Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Mi3Wheeler
At least you don't have to worry about storage fees over the holiday!

Well right now I have 2 companies saying they don't have possession of it. We will see what Monday brings!


????

Where is it then?

On a transporter somewhere?

Love the thread the drama the idea changes.

I love your paint scheme I always loved the hand panted Gold pinstripes on my Triumph TSS

I may contemplate an EV3 but only if Morgan can do it in real Brass and Copper! Retro Steam Punk meets ecoworld!


Oh Neddie! That is indeed the question! Maybe the cat got it?
The Factory is closed, so I wait until Monday for, perhaps some answers.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 09:08 PM

Well I'm keeping my mouth shut this time rofl! Although I have this feeling...πŸ˜„
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/07/16 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Well I'm keeping my mouth shut this time rofl! Although I have this feeling...πŸ˜„

I have a feeling that i'm feeling the feeling you're feeling!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 02:05 PM

Ok, so a very helpful guy at Kent Vale could not find the car, so he put me in touch with someone high up in the Morgan organization, who made a special trip to the factory to find out what is going on! He sent me a photo, it is of my frame, with swingarm, tanks, engine and pedal boxes mounted. No body in sight. also none of the Aero or JAP goodies in place yet. He estimates about another week until completion.
Mystery solved, except for the mystery of why they told my dealer it was completed!
Back to waiting mode.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 06:04 PM

Freakin' ridiculous.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 06:55 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Freakin' ridiculous.

Well what do you want for $75K? Good communication and pampering?
Yes, I am a bit tired of the "well that's Morgan" experience.
Posted By: andream88

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 07:00 PM

Unbelievable Draggin.
I wish I had your patience....

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By andream88
Unbelievable Draggin.
I wish I had your patience....


What choice do I have? If I could cancel it and not loose my money, I might at this point.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 08:05 PM

Obviously some folks need to go on the official "Ar.e and Elbow" course so that they know, what is where!

Some other poor buggers three wheeler is on the way to the states possibly, while his dealer is patiently awaiting delivery in some part of the UK!
Posted By: Blackadder

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 10:15 PM

I have been following this thread with interest at all the ups and downs of the process of ordering a bespoke 3 wheeler to be shipped to the USA.
Its quite embarrassing (as a British citizen)that a UK company such as Morgan can make so many mistakes in what appears to the simple process of building and supplying something that they offered to the world at the Geneva motorshow!
This is not a good advert to any other prospective buyer from abroad who my (or may not be now) thinking about ordering something similar.
Come on Morgan for goodness sake get your act together and sort this fiasco out.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/07/16 11:08 PM

I was told to... temper my expectations. Just not how much!
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/07/16 05:10 AM

Quote:
Its quite embarrassing


unfortunately I must so agree with this.
going through a similar process, I was told so many times things like this:

"well ... their british ...."
"you know, we have learned it takes time" (meaning I must learn this as well!?)

It will be fine draggin, in the end. it will.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/07/16 07:35 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I was told to... temper my expectations. Just not how much!

Commiserations Draggin at least its not "lost in the post"

Tim
Posted By: milligoon

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/07/16 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Originally Posted By Draggin
I was told to... temper my expectations. Just not how much!

Commiserations Draggin at least its not "lost in the post"

Tim


Yet!


wink innocent
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/07/16 06:17 PM

In the past I believe people waited YEARS for their Morgans?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/07/16 07:10 PM

But they knew that going in!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/08/16 07:42 PM

I've been killing time waiting by watching videos of people driving M3Ws, talking about M3Ws, talking while driving M3Ws...

After I finished all the videos, Youtube offered me up this gem. I spent the first minute and 15 hoping there wasn't a dead lady under that tarp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QkKcZHE_j0

I feel comfortable poking fun at him because he has at least twice the on-camera personality that I do.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/08/16 08:22 PM

Thats an amazing Velomobile
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/08/16 09:30 PM

Someone went back during the shutdown last week found my incomplete car, told me it will take another week, and that week would be this week! I don't expect to hear anything till Monday.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 11:23 AM

Just put a call in to ask for an update on mine. Week 27 became Week 34, has become Week 36. It'll be 3 months late when it comes to reality.

Fortunately the summer has been cr'p, so I haven't missed it.

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 02:25 PM

My week 19 has become week 31 (so far), So I win!! Well,I lose.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
My week 19 has become week 31 (so far), So I win!! Well,I lose.

I wouldn't put money on it either way. I think we have been penalised for picking too many 2016 options.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 04:50 PM

Well they will be rare cars! Since Morgan have not listed them on their website, and they are not in the car configurator, and I ordered mine on the first day they were available, it is now the 8th month of the year, and i do not have a car yet. Any cars not actually ordered until april will probably be 2017 models!
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 05:03 PM

I was planning to put my deposit down this September and drive it away in March or April next year.
By the way things are going, it will be next June before its ready.
I`m not really annoyed but its a long time to wait.
The plus side is i`ve got Krazy horse carrying out all the extra work.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 08:31 PM

My dealer only has 3 cars on order so far for this year and if that's typical, you can imagine how rare they will be. Perhaps it also explains some of the delay if yours is the first one to be built with 2016 options. And nearly all of them...
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/08/16 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By rockabilly john
I was planning to put my deposit down this September and drive it away in March or April next year.
By the way things are going, it will be next June before its ready.
I`m not really annoyed but its a long time to wait.
The plus side is i`ve got Krazy horse carrying out all the extra work.


Just do it, you should have it for next spring. At the moment 6 months seems more realistic than the 3 or 4 months being quoted by dealers. You won't miss not having it over the winter anyway.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/08/16 02:00 AM

Mine has been IN BUILD for 4 months now. I'm sure it's perfect.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Mine has been IN BUILD for 4 months now. I'm sure it's perfect.


Its all gone rather quiet. On my front too. Any news? It must be finished now, surely...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 12:08 PM

Well, sure, i should have my completed photos this morning, but for some strange reason I am sceptical!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well, sure, i should have my completed photos this morning, but for some strange reason I am sceptical!


Like pulling teeth
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Well, sure, i should have my completed photos this morning, but for some strange reason I am sceptical!


Like pulling teeth

Imagine how wonderful it must be to have a product that people want so badly that you can get away with this level of customer service! If I treated my customers this way for one day, I would be walked out of the firm. My Wife has been amazing through all this, but I think she too is over it all at this point. She wouldn't even discuss car names with me this weekend. All she wanted to do was find out who we had to contact at the Factory to make things happen. I let her know that a lot of the higher ups are copied on all the emails so far, and one even made a trip in to the factory during shut-down to find out "misplaced" car. And here it is, 3:30 on Monday, and I'm still in the dark. It's either the best, or the worst decision I have ever made, we shall see.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Well, sure, i should have my completed photos this morning, but for some strange reason I am sceptical!


Like pulling teeth

Imagine how wonderful it must be to have a product that people want so badly that you can get away with this level of customer service! If I treated my customers this way for one day, I would be walked out of the firm. My Wife has been amazing through all this, but I think she too is over it all at this point. She wouldn't even discuss car names with me this weekend. All she wanted to do was find out who we had to contact at the Factory to make things happen. I let her know that a lot of the higher ups are copied on all the emails so far, and one even made a trip in to the factory during shut-down to find out "misplaced" car. And here it is, 3:30 on Monday, and I'm still in the dark. It's either the best, or the worst decision I have ever made, we shall see.


I'm sure it'll all be good in the end. But I agree with you and mine hasn't been delayed anywhere near as long as yours (yet). I do sympathise..
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Well, sure, i should have my completed photos this morning, but for some strange reason I am sceptical!


Like pulling teeth

Imagine how wonderful it must be to have a product that people want so badly that you can get away with this level of customer service! If I treated my customers this way for one day, I would be walked out of the firm. My Wife has been amazing through all this, but I think she too is over it all at this point. She wouldn't even discuss car names with me this weekend. All she wanted to do was find out who we had to contact at the Factory to make things happen. I let her know that a lot of the higher ups are copied on all the emails so far, and one even made a trip in to the factory during shut-down to find out "misplaced" car. And here it is, 3:30 on Monday, and I'm still in the dark. It's either the best, or the worst decision I have ever made, we shall see.


I'm sure it'll all be good in the end. But I agree with you and mine hasn't been delayed anywhere near as long as yours (yet). I do sympathise..


yet
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 02:51 PM

Yes, yet...

Build has slipped back two weeks to Week 36, so its getting close. Or is it?

I haven't had a letter from Morgan though, locking me into my build spec. By rights I should get that this week.

I can see it all ending in tears.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:00 PM

Tears of JOY!! (he said, hopefully)
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:06 PM

I'm going back to the factory when they (eventually) build mine, so I will take some pics of yours .. it'll be in a dark corner somewhere.

You have to laugh, or you really will cry :-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:10 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
I'm going back to the factory when they (eventually) build mine, so I will take some pics of yours .. it'll be in a dark corner somewhere.

You have to laugh, or you really will cry :-)

They might be using it as a shelf at this point. A place to store the clean tea mugs.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:15 PM

Well you won't believe this. Literally this moment I have received an email from my dealer. Morgan are now looking to start build Week 34 on schedule (well, the revised schedule). And asking for confirmation of paint colour to start painting next week!!! Gobsmacked.

Sorry, I'm on the floor.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Well you won't believe this. Literally this moment I have received an email from my dealer. Morgan are now looking to start build Week 34 on schedule (well, the revised schedule). And asking for confirmation of paint colour to start painting next week!!! Gobsmacked.

Sorry, I'm on the floor.


I feel that way every time something actually happens resembling progress!
I last felt it when they told me 2 weeks ago that my car was done and had left the factory! Until I couldn't find it outside the factory.....
My advise? Temper Your Enthusiasm. And ask for photos, especially if you are having Graphics applied. Remember that mine were incorrect....twice.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn
Well you won't believe this. Literally this moment I have received an email from my dealer. Morgan are now looking to start build Week 34 on schedule (well, the revised schedule). And asking for confirmation of paint colour to start painting next week!!! Gobsmacked.

Sorry, I'm on the floor.


I feel that way every time something actually happens resembling progress!
I last felt it when they told me 2 weeks ago that my car was done and had left the factory! Until I couldn't find it outside the factory.....
My advise? Temper Your Enthusiasm.


I'm more in shock that someone has contacted me.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn
Well you won't believe this. Literally this moment I have received an email from my dealer. Morgan are now looking to start build Week 34 on schedule (well, the revised schedule). And asking for confirmation of paint colour to start painting next week!!! Gobsmacked.

Sorry, I'm on the floor.


I feel that way every time something actually happens resembling progress!
I last felt it when they told me 2 weeks ago that my car was done and had left the factory! Until I couldn't find it outside the factory.....
My advise? Temper Your Enthusiasm.


I'm more in shock that someone has contacted me.

I would be too, they are giving me and my dealer the silent treatment today.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 05:43 PM

ok, no update today.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 06:32 PM

Weird. I can only guess that there is something on your car they are waiting for? But it was supposedly finished two weeks ago, so what was all that about?!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 06:57 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Weird. I can only guess that there is something on your car they are waiting for? But it was supposedly finished two weeks ago, so what was all that about?!

Well it went like this, they said it was done and had left the factory, a friend called the company that moves the cars for Morgan, and they could not find that they had taken possession of the car, the factory was closed but a MorgaN official KINDLY went back there and found the car, but it isnt a car yet, its still a separate body and frame, OBVIOUSLY NOT COMPLETED, and that was about 10 days ago. What it is, and where it is now? I have no clue.
Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 07:27 PM

the first car to slip production dates in a 100 years LOL

It's an English thing, that's why we left 240 years ago
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/16 07:57 PM

Originally Posted By PerryP
Fingers crossed that you have some good news tomorrow. You deserve an award for how well you've taken this. Trust me, in the end it will be worth it. Doesn't excuse the delays mind but st this point it's in the home stretch so hope you can hold out.

P


Couldn't have put it better. I hope someone has some answers for you tomorrow.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/08/16 02:38 AM

"Taking it" is what it feels like, alright!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/08/16 04:37 PM

HEY!
Guess what morgan told me today??
Yep, nothing.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/08/16 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
HEY!
Guess what morgan told me today??
Yep, nothing.


You know what? I really didn't want to ask as I could guess the answer :-(
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/08/16 04:57 PM

I'm watching the value of the pound, I hope they bill me SOON!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 03:29 PM

I'm still not asking ...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 03:30 PM

ok, first it was Puzzling, then it was Challenging, then it was Annoying, then it was Maddening...
And now i just don't have words...
I have never had less fun spending 75 Grand.
Still nothing from the factory since the 26th when they told the dealer the car was done, and then the 28th when I was told it wasnt. Its already been wrong twice, I'm very anxious to see a photo before it is released to the shipper.
I really do feel foolish for ever starting this.
Seemed fun at the time...

Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
ok, first it was Puzzling, then it was Challenging, then it was Annoying, then it was Maddening...
And now i just don't have words...
I have never had less fun spending 75 Grand.
Still nothing from the factory since the 26th when they told the dealer the car was done, and then the 28th when I was told it wasnt. Its already been wrong twice, I'm very anxious to see a photo before it is released to the shipper.
I really do feel foolish for ever starting this.
Seemed fun at the time...



My buying experience was the worst per dollar of my life. When I've had anything else custom built, I dealt with the builder. MMC has a buffer between themselves and the customer...a weak network of dealers, some better than others. MMC seems not to respond well to the dealers. It's truly a mediocre way to do business at best.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 04:30 PM

I am sick of my own whining!
I will be back when I have news!
Posted By: ItsJustMe

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 04:34 PM

I agree the whole experience is hardly "Luxury" or typically "Bespoke". Perhaps that's why they don't sell more? Yeah, in spite of the "Olde Worlde" manufacturing process that limits production.

Part of the problem is the internet, there's an expectation of immediacy that's clearly not part of the MMC program. If you spent the same 75 thou on a BMW you'd never expect to have communications from the factory, pictures of your car, or even expect the dealer to obtain same.

My advice...I know you don't listen to it anyways...is to not expect anything from the factory or the dealer and just leave it alone...they WILL deliver your car....like the old days, you'll just get a phone call from the dealer.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 04:54 PM

thanks, I'm just going to stop obsessing, ignore the wifely rants, and forget it for a few weeks.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 05:02 PM

They don't sell more because they can't. The capacity isn't there. They sell all they can produce and more business just means slower output at this time. Ramping up ( not even desired by MMC is my understanding) would take more employment and more factory space. The complaint Kirk has, and I had, is mostly about communications. A company with one employee or hundreds is able to communicate. Some just don't do it well (Morgan). If I were advising MMC, I'd tell them to be generous with time predictions, and make customers happy by meeting or beating these self stated deadlines.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 05:03 PM

Kirk I can totally understand your anger, frustration and more. Surely your dealer should be jumping on Morgan every day for answers. It's totally unacceptable to leave you in the dark. It's fine to say it'll come when it's ready, but why isn't it ready? Week 19 was a long long time ago and I can't believe they haven't built and delivered any cars since.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Kirk I can totally understand your anger, frustration and more. Surely your dealer should be jumping on Morgan every day for answers. It's totally unacceptable to leave you in the dark. It's fine to say it'll come when it's ready, but why isn't it ready? Week 19 was a long long time ago and I can't believe they haven't built and delivered any cars since.


Oh...they've delivered cars since then. Kirk ordered many new gizmos from the heritage edition and MMC simply doesn't have the goodies sitting there ready for installation.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 05:36 PM

Well so have I. So I have more than a passing interest in what's going on. And mine is supposedly being started in a weeks time. At least that's what I was told earlier this week.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Well so have I. So I have more than a passing interest in what's going on. And mine is supposedly being started in a weeks time. At least that's what I was told earlier this week.


If you ordered a fairly base car, you might be fine.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 06:12 PM

Ken has it correct, it is not that I am waiting, it is more the fact they keep making and breaking deadlines in between periods of total silence. It is not like they did not know what I ordered, and did not have time to insure that the parts would be there in time to build my car. It is more like they did not even order my parts until they were at the point in the build where they needed the parts to continue. That is not how "just-in-time "manufacturing works!
I do customer service for a living, so maybe why I find it so appalling!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 06:19 PM

Customer service... Apple is a "10". Comcast is a "1". MMC? I'm giving them a 3.
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 06:51 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Glenn
Well so have I. So I have more than a passing interest in what's going on. And mine is supposedly being started in a weeks time. At least that's what I was told earlier this week.


If you ordered a fairly base car, you might be fine.
I ordered the base vehicle. I was originally told I'd have it end of July, now they are saying mid september. They're behind at least a month and a half for a base model.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Glenn
Well so have I. So I have more than a passing interest in what's going on. And mine is supposedly being started in a weeks time. At least that's what I was told earlier this week.


If you ordered a fairly base car, you might be fine.
I ordered the base vehicle. I was originally told I'd have it end of July, now they are saying mid september. They're behind at least a month and a half for a base model.

They are all stacked up behind mine, you are welcome!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By NickValentine
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Glenn
Well so have I. So I have more than a passing interest in what's going on. And mine is supposedly being started in a weeks time. At least that's what I was told earlier this week.


If you ordered a fairly base car, you might be fine.
I ordered the base vehicle. I was originally told I'd have it end of July, now they are saying mid september. They're behind at least a month and a half for a base model.

They are all stacked up behind mine, you are welcome!
Curse you! Why you ordered the radio and in dash cappuccino machine is beyond me.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 08:22 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Glenn
Well so have I. So I have more than a passing interest in what's going on. And mine is supposedly being started in a weeks time. At least that's what I was told earlier this week.


If you ordered a fairly base car, you might be fine.


2016 options have been available to order for almost 6 months. Mine has been delayed 6 weeks due to engine supply issues. And that was the exact quote from Morgan. Nothing mentioned about 2016 options. So everyone will be in the same boat, base model or not. If mine gets built in the next 3 or 4 weeks I will have nothing to reasonably complain about.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 08:54 PM

My first delay was unexplained schedule "slippage" some blamed this on the ARP4, some on the paint shop being backed up, some on engine supply. Then was the delay because they did not have the rear fender or the new windshield, then there was the 3 attempts it took to get the graphics correct, that was a couple weeks, because the graphics company is only on-site on certain days. The last delay was due to the new Instrument panel. Then they sent me the email saying it was done and they were charging me storage. and then the storage company didn't have it, and a week and a half ago it was still a separate body and frame, with none of the AERO racing stuff on the engine. Total delay so far 12 weeks. Unless the car is done, and they didn't notify me, because they already notified me on the 26th? I wouldn't know.
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 09:03 PM

Whilst my timing went to plan, I had some issues with specification that spoilt the process for me.
However these were all sorted before I took delivery from the dealer and from the first turn of the key my Morgan experience has been nothing but total joy and the issues long forgotten.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 09:39 PM

issues with specification?
Is that a polite way of saying that they built it wrong?
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/08/16 09:55 PM

No, there was some miscommunication between the dealer and the factory who ignored my emails and insisted upon equipping the car with brown tonneau and brown leather rear cover/dashboard straps. This was fixed by a kind person in the factory, probably under cover of darkness, who I will forever be in debt to and hopefully still has a job after his uunauthorised display of customer care. Also, despite several emails and instructions on the order form and confirmed by the factory, the graphics were not applied in the correct places but my dealer obtained a spare set from the factory and these were rectified in NZ before I picked up the car. The only legacy is that I have no photos of "my" finished car at the factory in my build book. I have some pretend PDI ones taken at the dealer's workshop.

But she is beautiful and after a year of trouble free pleasure, I would not change one thing about her.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 02:13 PM

NEWS:
The windshield and dash are still holding up production. Just another week, and then they can start completing the car again.
We shall see, at least I know something.


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Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 02:30 PM

Yay?

Looks great though.
Posted By: MR11MOG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 03:39 PM

I will look for it on Monday.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 03:43 PM

Heres what i take away from that.
We told you 2 weeks ago that it was done, but really it is sitting here waiting for the same parts we promised you 3 weeks ago.
Just anotjer week aeems to be their defsult response. They have not learned to under promise and over deliver. Do i think i will have a vehicle in 6 weeks? Nope.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 04:48 PM

I've named your car " Spooky", as it will be delivered to you within a day or two of Halloween. πŸŽƒ
Posted By: K Henry

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 05:01 PM

The louvers on the bonnet look to be pushed to the rear by a few inches compared to the Geneva show bike.

She looks good.
Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 05:21 PM

Your unit is a special build that you will enjoy for many years to come! It's like waiting for a child to be born who isn't ready to come out yet :-)

the longer the wait the more she will be appreciated.

Once you get her home all the waiting will not be remember, just that funny grin on your facing every time you see her is what will count.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By K Henry
The louvers on the bonnet look to be pushed to the rear by a few inches compared to the Geneva show bike.

She looks good.

Thank you! yes I have asked about that too.
It may be so that they can move that front latch forward?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/08/16 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By JVS
Your unit is a special build that you will enjoy for many years to come! It's like waiting for a child to be born who isn't ready to come out yet :-)

the longer the wait the more she will be appreciated.

Once you get her home all the waiting will not be remember, just that funny grin on your facing every time you see her is what will count.

I know, I want it to be correct, so does Morgan, I am sure.
Finally getting the whole story makes me very happy!
I have surgery in a couple weeks, and then my driving season will most likely be done until spring anyway. At this point I am in no rush to get it. I just want it to be correct.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/08/16 11:16 AM

Speedy reply back from Morgan, the louvers were moved back to move the front bonnet catches forward, to make the bonnet more secure. Yes Perry, mine will be the first production car with the 2016 goodies. And i'm fine with waiting.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 03:33 PM

Winston is Watching!
Everything should be fine now!

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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 03:48 PM

Beginning to look like a car now thumbs

Just had some news regarding the rear mudguard kit we are both waiting for. A last minute change to improve the plastic mudguard mounts has meant them holding back on the kits already completed. Should be fitting/supplying them next week though.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Winston is Watching!
Everything should be fine now!


Did you go for the the Stage 1 kit?

Can you ask him to aim his camera a bit to the right, I want to see the build number on the vehicle next to yours :-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 04:59 PM

Im willing to wait as long as it takes now. My car season is over. I dont have the stage 1 kit, i have the JAP kit.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Winston is Watching!
Everything should be fine now!


Did you go for the the Stage 1 kit?

Can you ask him to aim his camera a bit to the right, I want to see the build number on the vehicle next to yours :-)

SUPERDRY 83950

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 05:16 PM

Wait, those silencers do look slender dont they? I wonder what they are?
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 05:58 PM

Hi Draggin, they look like MMC stage 1 pipes.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 06:14 PM

Maybe thats why the JAP package was so expensive? Its not like morgan has ever broken down what the options actually include...
Posted By: Rog G

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By rockabilly john
Hi Draggin, they look like MMC stage 1 pipes.

No they are the standard exhausts and have an angled cut on the tailpipe. The stage 1 exhausts have a square rolled end on them, and the main silencer is actually a larger diameter than the standard.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 07:35 PM

I will sharpen my hole saw
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/08/16 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
Winston is Watching!
Everything should be fine now!


Did you go for the the Stage 1 kit?

Can you ask him to aim his camera a bit to the right, I want to see the build number on the vehicle next to yours :-)

SUPERDRY 83950


Well that's close. I'm 83952.... And went for the MMC stage 1
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/08/16 02:26 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Im willing to wait as long as it takes now. My car season is over. I dont have the stage 1 kit, i have the JAP kit.


Draggin, we are all waiting along with you. It's like a long pregnancy and the labor is taking far too long...but that baby is looking great!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/08/16 02:50 AM

Originally Posted By Joejoe
Originally Posted By Draggin
Im willing to wait as long as it takes now. My car season is over. I dont have the stage 1 kit, i have the JAP kit.


Draggin, we are all waiting along with you. It's like a long pregnancy and the labor is taking far too long...but that baby is looking great!


Except this baby's been "in the oven" so long it will be born with facial hair and shoes.

Posted By: Mi3Wheeler

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/08/16 10:01 AM

The baby registry reads:
Bottles
Diapers
Top hat
Cane
Monoclonal
Posted By: K Henry

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/08/16 05:54 PM

Kirk,
Looking at the positive side to your prolonged build, you'll be able to replace all the stock photos in your build book with the correspondence from the factory and photos you've received.

Hell, if you're build take any more expected turns the factory may feel obliged to deliver a second build book to keep up with your bikes provenance!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/16 06:19 PM

yes I may need a double build book, just for all the variations in the stripes....
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/16 08:46 PM

No the 3rd set was correct.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/16 10:54 PM

My week 34 build is now week 36, but been told it will be completed by week 38. Or so they say.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 12:03 AM

My week was 19, I am thinking now it will be weeks 36 at the earliest with delivery sometime in mid October Maybe
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 01:31 AM

The S&S loves cool, crisp air ... innocent

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 02:21 PM

ok i just got new photos from the factory, and they say they just need (let's all say it together) one more week to finish it! This time, it may actually be true, because it does look close! Still no JAP covers though, which worries me. I hope those do not cause another delay.

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Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 02:55 PM

Sweet!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By JVS
Sweet!

Thanks! yes i get pretty excited when I get news!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 04:21 PM

It's getting there lurk
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 04:44 PM

Beautiful!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 05:07 PM

waiting Soon ... waiting

Looks great ! thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 06:00 PM

I think right now we are waiting on the JAP covers and the Instrument Panel to make it whole. Yes I know they have been saying "just one more week" for um... 10 weeks now? But I think they really do mean it, every time they say it. I proceed ever hopefully! I have some stuff going on in my life that will prevent me from enjoying the car for a while anyway, But I should be feeling better by the time it arrives.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 06:11 PM

here is some Fender Porn!
One pic is on the showcar, and the other is my "production" fender.


Description: Geneva car fender
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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 06:59 PM

oh and here is the first hint, the MOGMAG fender teaser!


Description: early prototype fender.
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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 07:21 PM

The last ever black anodized empire kit!

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Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 07:29 PM

When only the best will do!
Posted By: John3252

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 07:56 PM

Draggin

Hang in there! Your car looks fantastic. I have ordered a new M3W due to be built week 40, but who knows when I'll actually get it. Looking to see the new options on yours to help me decide final spec. I had a 2012 M3W that I waited quite a bit of time for, but it was totally worth it in the end. I did have a few issues with it (and they did get sorted out) but it was so much fun to drive I really didn't mind PLUS it was so unique and fun to drive it was a small price to pay.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
here is some Fender Porn!
One pic is on the showcar, and the other is my "production" fender.


Great news on your car Kirk. I heard from Mark Evans last week that the rear mudguard kits were in but a last minute revision of the mounting bracket had delayed distribution a week. Nevertheless expecting a phone call from my dealer to advise mine in tomorrow maybe

I note from your two pics the mounting bracket now sits inside the plastic guard.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By PerryP
Originally Posted By Draggin
The last ever black anodized empire kit!


Is factory fit? And why the last ever?

Not factory, aftermarket.
The future ones are marketed through Krazy Horse.
Posted By: planenut

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 11:10 PM

Originally Posted By PerryP
Production fender looks more sorted IMHO.


It's maybe more sorted but it is still too short at the rear to catch all the dirt thrown up by the rear tyre. It will need extending, possibly with some rubber mat? The Empire kit is a good buy.

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/08/16 11:42 PM

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/rubber-mud-flap--large/part/DS-393701
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/09/16 02:54 AM

So, what is the over/under that my car is done tomorrow? I'm pretty hopefull, silly me!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/09/16 09:33 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
So, what is the over/under that my car is done tomorrow? I'm pretty hopefull, silly me!


I do hope so because mine is due to start Monday and you're taking up space :-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/09/16 05:27 PM

Nope, not a sausage.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/09/16 11:00 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Nope, not a sausage.


So it's either the dash or JAP parts surely ...
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/09/16 01:24 AM

Look at the bright side... you might get the first 2017! I had a one week delay and got the first 2016 produced.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/09/16 02:17 PM

Ken there you go, looking at the bright side again!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/09/16 06:09 PM

The factory may have been closed this I don't know. No response from my dealer.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/09/16 02:12 PM

OK! Just got an email from my Dealer, forwarded from the Factory. They say they need JUST ONE MORE WEEK!
yup...
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/09/16 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
OK! Just got an email from my Dealer, forwarded from the Factory. They say they need JUST ONE MORE WEEK!
yup...


Something is wrong with your server. This post from you keeps reappearing every few weeks.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/09/16 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Draggin
OK! Just got an email from my Dealer, forwarded from the Factory. They say they need JUST ONE MORE WEEK!
yup...


Something is wrong with your server. This post from you keeps reappearing every few weeks.

Something is wrong, with my Quaint Auto Manufacturer!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/09/16 04:47 PM

Well the dash is in now, so not much more to finish, but it has standard covers, not the jap ones, and I'm concerned I will be waithing for those now!

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Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/09/16 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By PerryP
This isn't even my car and I'm getting frustrated to the point of taking a day off to get down to the factory and have a look to see what is going on!


I suffered myself. And I suffer with draggin.
But you will forget all the pain once its there.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/09/16 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
OK! Just got an email from my Dealer, forwarded from the Factory. They say they need JUST ONE MORE WEEK!
yup...


I got one from mine too. Substitute ONE for TWO.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/09/16 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well the dash is in now, so not much more to finish, but it has standard covers, not the jap ones, and I'm concerned I will be waithing for those now!




I thought you had ordered wood dash accents? Am I missing them? Are they around the gauges?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/09/16 06:02 PM

yes they should be wood veneer in that area in the center , and also the rolled part at the botton of the dash. I am hoping it is only a trick of the light, that the effect is too subtle, and that those are in the tawny wood i ordered.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/09/16 07:37 PM

well, its all paid, title, taxes, non-EU surcharge, shipping, the whole enchilada!!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/09/16 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By PerryP
Hope you don't mind but was curious so took the liberty to adjust the saturation and lighting of your dash. To me it I can see the wood grain coming through so I would suspect it's there smile

You need to zoom in to see what I'm going on about...

Thanks Perry, I suspect it is fine! Just got back from the dealer and writing the final check! Feels good to own it free and clear! Now they just need to finish and ship it!!!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/09/16 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By PerryP
Well done! I must agree, it is a nice feeling to own such a thing free and clear.

My wife said, "why finance such a small balance" so I ran to the dealer! I have a feeling the Pound is about to rally against the Dollar in the next weeks.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 04:56 PM

nope, nadda, zip, zero, zilch, not a sausage.... My week 19 build is week 37, and counting...
But, it all seems correct, and its still faster than I could have built it!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 05:31 PM

You've matured, lol. Remember when you were ready to bail because a dealer was unresponsive? Now, you're hanging in there in spite of consistent disappointment! I both feel for you, admire your patience and root for the eventual (Spring '17?) birth of your beauty.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 07:00 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
You've matured, lol.

Matured, or am I just worn down to a nub?
Every week they say "one more week" and early on I always believed them, now i just do SOMETIMES! At this point it really would be more convenient to have it delivered in May of '17.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 08:45 PM

Well Morgan has given me the gift of lowering my expactations!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 09:05 PM

Basic Buddhism...expectations are the root of all suffering.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
You've matured, lol.

Matured, or am I just worn down to a nub?
Every week they say "one more week" and early on I always believed them, now i just do SOMETIMES! At this point it really would be more convenient to have it delivered in May of '17.


I see your future license plate now.

1MOREWK
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 09:33 PM

Too bad mich plates are 5 characters...
Hmmm.....
1MRWK ?
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Too bad mich plates are 5 characters...
Hmmm.....
1MRWK ?


That's what I had typed originally, but then added the extra letters.

I lived in MI all my life up until July of '02. In fact I was just up to see my brother over the Labor Day weekend. He lives in Clare, about a mile from Jay's Sporting Goods. It was BEAUTIFUL all weekend. My later life home was in Midland.

On my Willys I had NASSTY as my plate. NASTY was taken, so I added another S and all was good.

I sounds like the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter for you. I'm very happy for you.

Have a great MI evening.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/09/16 09:52 PM

Labor day weekend was perfect, although Monday was sticky!
Thanks Dan!
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/09/16 02:35 AM

2LONG
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/09/16 03:11 AM

Originally Posted By Joejoe
2LONG


Beth wouldn't let him drive it solo with that tag.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/09/16 05:12 PM

no update today, so I assume 1MRWK!!!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/09/16 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By Joejoe
2LONG

That's what she said...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/09/16 05:38 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kekjxMKOOc8
at 13:52 i think you can see mine under the watchful eye of Winston.
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 03:20 PM

The video revealed M3W #83820, however, I didn't see your number 83843? The first car had a number on it that was crossed out…..?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By Fast Ken
The video revealed M3W #83820, however, I didn't see your number 83843? The first car had a number on it that was crossed out…..?

i think my chassis is the one against the wall under the Winston sign? I'm really just guessing, but it has been where may car has sat since late April.....
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 04:49 PM

10 days, since my last "one more week"
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
10 days, since my last "one more week"


Pretty sure a week equals 43 days in metric units.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 05:31 PM

Or 126 days, in my case....
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 06:07 PM

I think someone has a lot of explaining to do. I've been promised mine will start without fail next week.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
I think someone has a lot of explaining to do. I've been promised mine will start without fail next week.

Well thats different, I'm sure they wouldnt break A PROMISE! Seriously though, what is your promised production week?
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn
I think someone has a lot of explaining to do. I've been promised mine will start without fail next week.

Well thats different, I'm sure they wouldnt break A PROMISE! Seriously though, what is your promised production week?


The factory promised two weeks ago faithfully and on pain of death (their words), build will start next week. So that's week 27, 34, 36, 38 so far. My dealer himself is getting embarrassed by the situation.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn

So that's week 27, 34, 36, 38 so far. My dealer himself is getting embarrassed by the situation.

yes, mine was week 19... and its been "Just One More Week, more or less since then. Well not counting when, 90 days ago, they said the car was DONE! But it wasnt.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/16 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Glenn

So that's week 27, 34, 36, 38 so far. My dealer himself is getting embarrassed by the situation.

yes, mine was week 19... and its been "Just One More Week, more or less since then. Well not counting when, 90 days ago, they said the car was DONE! But it wasnt.


Really bizzare to say it's finshed and 3 months later it still isn't. My dealer has also stated that build will take aprox 10 days (cough)
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 12:57 AM

7/19/16 I wired my deposit. Dealer confirmed build for Week 42. It was supposed to be Week 45 but the Dealer had another customer that was Week 42. They chose to put off their delivery and switched mine up to their slot. Does anyone have any guesses on a realistic delivery date?

This could turn into an online game like a Football Pool. Who wants to start off and pick a date for Kirk's delivery?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 02:09 AM

A friend of mine who is an actual professional stand-up comedian said Morgan Racing must be when we all order a car on the same date and see who gets theirs first!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 05:09 AM

I'm wondering if the 1909 model has had impact on production, but Morgan won't tell us that even if it did.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 11:22 AM

I know that the "Heritage" options have held mine up.
Posted By: John3252

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 12:11 PM

Put my deposit down 7/5/16. My dealer had indicated week 40 for mine. Latest "estimate" is week 42. Hard to believe that's possible if they still have unfinished cars sitting from week 19!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I know that the "Heritage" options have held mine up.


In colloquial British, heritage means hostage.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 01:05 PM

Well here is some info about the current state of production "slippage", obviously it does not apply to me.
Dear all,

Please find attached your weekly production update, direct from Andy Brice, Production Manager.


The current status of production builds against the planned start date is as follows:

Aero 8

Currently approx. 8 weeks behind planned production start week.

+8

Currently approx. 8 weeks behind planned production start week.

However with the delays factored into the plan by the start of week 38 production will then be only 2 weeks behind the planned production start week.

Roadster

Currently on plan.

+4

Currently on plan and building in week stated.

4/4

Currently on plan and building in week stated.

4 seater

Currently 1 week behind but on plan from week 36 and building in week stated.

3W

Currently approx. 3 weeks behind planned production start week.

However with the delays factored into the plan by the start of week 36 production will then be only 2 weeks behind the planned production start week.


I hope this helps!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By John3252
Hard to believe that's possible if they still have unfinished cars sitting from week 19!

I had to look back at my paperwork to confirm.


Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your order no. 83843, 3 Wheeler - Standard, chassis number SA9Mx, for Kirk x.

The specification for the car is now finalized.

Your car is scheduled to go into build in week '16-19.

Please be reminded that payment in full is required before the car is dispatched.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 04:08 PM

Kirk the operative word is "start" week. When they attach the knurdle to the sproggle the build has started. Hopefully the end week is approaching.

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Kirk the operative word is "start" week. When they attach the knurdle to the sproggle the build has started. Hopefully the end week is approaching.

Tim

Well the start week was only I think 3 weeks late. its the end week thats the issue. BUT I would rather have it late and correct than on time and wrong.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 05:29 PM

ok this weeks news is that there is no news!
Who knows that will happen next week?

Stay tuned!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By TimG
Kirk the operative word is "start" week. When they attach the knurdle to the sproggle the build has started. Hopefully the end week is approaching.

Tim

Well the start week was only I think 3 weeks late. its the end week thats the issue. BUT I would rather have it late and correct than on time and wrong.


What about late and wrong?
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 07:34 PM

Kirk, it's only week 35. Maybe their on God weeks where the number of hours in a day can vary to larger amounts than 24 of human hours.

All kidding aside, I hope they put an end to this very soon.

You are to be commended for your perseverance.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 07:53 PM

Is that because they think the Earth is only 6,000 years old?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 08:19 PM

1MRYR
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/09/16 10:13 PM

2018M3W
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 10:11 AM

Hilarious. Let's make up some random numbers to look like we are doing a good job.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 10:33 AM

They have not learned to over estimate times, so that they look amazing when things are done "early" a hold over from the days of 6 year waiting lists.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 12:20 PM

Having just been to my dealer to remind them the factory is due to start build next week, they threw another spin on the delays. My initial 6 week delay was due to engine supply issues (email from the factory). That has been compounded by the engines finally arriving and then being found to have an oil leak. A further 4-6 week delay has then occurred waiting for a new batch to arrive.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 01:43 PM

Again i would rather wait than have a leaky engine! Any idea when that 4-6 week clock started Glenn?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 01:48 PM

I just thought of something, if you look at all the photos of my car it has chrome engine covers on it. I wonder if the reason they have not fitted my JAP covers is because they plan on swapping the engine out when they receive them and the JAP covers will be on the replacement engine? Another indication that that may be the case is that my dealer has been asking why the Jap covers have not been fitted for the last two weeks and has never gotten an answer from the factory about it. My god, i need to stop speculating and just put my head down and wait for an emsil that it is done!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Again i would rather wait than have a leaky engine! Any idea when that 4-6 week clock started Glenn?


I would guess early August. My revised build was week 34 (from week 27) which I was told was due to initial engine supply issues. Since then it's been put back two weeks at a time. From what the dealer said it wasn't a major fault, but the same item causing the leak on the engines that had been delivered. I do feel that my dealer is being totally honest, they are at the factory every week and have no reason to lie to me. They are embarrassed by the whole situation.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I just thought of something, if you look at all the photos of my car it has chrome engine covers on it. I wonder if the reason they have not fitted my JAP covers is because they plan on swapping the engine out when they receive them and the JAP covers will be on the replacement engine? Another indication that that may be the case is that my dealer has been asking why the Jap covers have not been fitted for the last two weeks and has never gotten an answer from the factory about it. My god, i need to stop speculating and just put my head down and wait for an emsil that it is done!


Well that would make sense. I will be interested to see if mine really does start next week. I am due to go to the factory when it does.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 07:10 PM

Well snap a photo of mine if you see it laying around!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/09/16 07:24 PM

Of course, but hopefully it will be off for delivery. Fingers crossed.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 12:54 PM

here is a photo of the 2016 Heritage stripes, and it also shows the new bonnet louver position, and the optional bonnet catches.

Attached picture Heritage.JPG
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 01:24 PM

I've just viewed this three times in three different threads! Good thing I'm retired and have nothing better to do, lol.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 01:37 PM

well, I put it in the related threads for people who might look it up in the future. I'm not retired, just obsessive!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 02:44 PM

Thats the first customer car I've seen with any of the 2016 options. Delivered pre- September too. So it really does exist! I'm wondering if it has the Stage 1 kit..
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Thats the first customer car I've seen with any of the 2016 options. Delivered pre- September too. So it really does exist! I'm wondering if it has the Stage 1 kit..

I think it may be a Morgan Demonstrator, actually.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 03:05 PM

Could be, its a local area registration.
Posted By: Rog G

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 03:15 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Thats the first customer car I've seen with any of the 2016 options. Delivered pre- September too. So it really does exist! I'm wondering if it has the Stage 1 kit..


Yes it has the stage 1 kit, the ends of the exhausts are different to standard, and also the air filter.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By Rog G
Originally Posted By Glenn
Thats the first customer car I've seen with any of the 2016 options. Delivered pre- September too. So it really does exist! I'm wondering if it has the Stage 1 kit..


Yes it has the stage 1 kit, the ends of the exhausts are different to standard, and also the air filter.


Yes thought so :-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 06:29 PM

News: Its in PDI, should be out Wednesday, after that is transport I would assume?
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
News: Its in PDI, should be out Wednesday, after that is transport I would assume?


Excellent news Kirk, as I said it'll be gone before I get a chance to photograph it πŸ‘
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 06:41 PM

So i wonder if mine will be taking your vacant space in the workshop? πŸ˜€
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 08:41 PM

We can hope, Glenn!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 08:47 PM

Its no longer under the watchful eye of Winston. I don't even know what to think!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
News: Its in PDI, should be out Wednesday, after that is transport I would assume?


Correct ! 2-4 days to fly out, 2-3 weeks by ship (for Dealer then to fetch and perform another PDI).

Soon ... thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/16 11:47 PM

I have an email into the shipper, if I can get the name of the ship I will use the ship tracker app. on my phone and really drive myself crazy...
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 01:56 AM

But don;t forget AIS data from ships goes out of range and is wither predicted or disappears...so don't panic!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 02:10 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I have an email into the shipper, if I can get the name of the ship I will use the ship tracker app. on my phone and really drive myself crazy...


Using the bill of lading number you should be able to track the container all the way. Thats what I did, very exciting
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 02:45 AM

So the ETA of ship is 2-3 weeks vs a few days for air delivery? What is the cost difference? My dealer was vary vague on the differences...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 03:26 AM

I dare not throw any more money at this project. Shipping, duty and documemtation costs are $7500 if memory serves. Im sure air shipping would be even less inexpensive. My dealer says 3.5-4 weeks.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 05:07 AM

At least there is finally a light at the end of the very long tunnel πŸ‘
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 05:16 AM

Originally Posted By Fast Ken
So the ETA of ship is 2-3 weeks vs a few days for air delivery? What is the cost difference? My dealer was vary vague on the differences...


When I got mine three years ago the shipping difference was $500 USD. thumbs cheers
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 06:41 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
News: Its in PDI, should be out Wednesday, after that is transport I would assume?


Great news - any completed pics Kirk?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
Originally Posted By Fast Ken
So the ETA of ship is 2-3 weeks vs a few days for air delivery? What is the cost difference? My dealer was vary vague on the differences...


When I got mine three years ago the shipping difference was $500 USD. thumbs cheers

Thanks for that! Im asking my dealer. If its less than a grand...... also sent a note to e.m. rogers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 10:49 AM

SWMBO and I both had Morgany dreams last night. It has become real and fun again, rather than just a weekly calendar reminder to pester poor Morgan and my poor Dealer!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 01:25 PM

e.m. rogers are on the case!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
SWMBO and I both had Morgany dreams last night. It has become real and fun again, rather than just a weekly calendar reminder to pester poor Morgan and my poor Dealer!


Synchronised dreams? Thats just weird :-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 01:47 PM

Well both Morgan related, but far from synchronized!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 04:03 PM

My wife, with her eagle eyes also noticed that my fender stripes are missing! I have contacted my dealer.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Draggin
News: Its in PDI, should be out Wednesday, after that is transport I would assume?


Great news - any completed pics Kirk?

I'm imposing a photo embargo until I get it. I'm getting superstitious!
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 04:22 PM

Did I miss the pictures? The suspense is building…..

But I can't help but think that this is like having another baby and thinking how your life is going to change. Do you think about it every time you go on an errand whether or not the M3W would be the perfect car to drive?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 07:59 PM

Ok, Morgan are going to take care of the stripes, I dont know if it will cause a delay from the Wednesday date of Completion...
Time will tell!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/09/16 10:51 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
My wife, with her eagle eyes also noticed that my fender stripes are missing! I have contacted my dealer.


Sounds like what happened to me, it will get sorted ooo
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Ok, Morgan are going to take care of the stripes, I dont know if it will cause a delay from the Wednesday date of Completion...
Time will tell!


Um.. excuse me but that space is reserved. Move along please...! swear
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 03:02 PM

Looks like I will just miss that photo opportunity, Kirk. My build starts without fail next Weds (week 38 start actually means week 39 at Morgan factory!). And is due to finish within 10 working days. I am finding that so hard to believe.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 03:43 PM

Glenn I hope yours goes to plan! And I hope mine is not there... I really really do!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 05:21 PM

Me too, on both counts.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 06:41 PM

Draggin----Bless You!
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 09:22 PM

$7,500 for shipping and duties??? Wow, wasn't anticipating that!

Draggin, any pics of the final build you can post?

My similarly configured M3W is scheduled to go into production next week....that is if the factory starts the build on time. Yeah right!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/09/16 09:55 PM

How similar Polar?
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/09/16 01:34 PM

My Build: (Scheduled for Week 39)

Body Color: Sport Grey
Leather Color: Honey
Quilted Stitching
Rear Mudguard
New Dash: Tawny
Headlight Mesh
Vintage Bonnet Catches
Full Windscreen
Cream Bakelite Wheel
Bonnet Louvers
Heritage Pin Stripes
Stage 1 Kit
Bright Pack
Exhaust Wrap
Tonneau Mohair: Brown
Photo Build Book
Heated Seats
Leather Storage Pockets
Enamel Union Jack Badges
2 Eared Spinners

So how about that photo of the final build??? Can't wait to see your car Draggin!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/09/16 03:00 PM

Polar you have excellent taste!
Well I have the answer back from the shipping company, the difference would be about $9,700 to cut 8 days off of my delivery time.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/09/16 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By polar993
My Build: (Scheduled for week 39)


Don't hold your breath ..
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/09/16 09:25 PM

It is.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/09/16 11:25 PM

Here it is

Attached picture IMG_20160919_230251.jpg
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 01:18 AM

Looks absolutely stunning!
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 03:53 AM

Congratulations Kirk ! joy

Now all you have to do is sort the proper kit for cold weather whilst awaiting shipping and delivery ... innocent

thumbs cheers
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 03:57 AM

GORGEOUS ride Draggin! I have been following your build for months and it is so nice to see the finished product! I know it's taken forever and there were many setbacks along the way, but it looks all worth it to me! Congrats and best of luck with the delivery.

One more time....is it really going to cost me $7,500 to get my M3W shipped to the US? That is ridiculous and was never mentioned to me by my dealer. I recall they mentioned a price a little less than half of that amount....around $3,500. Wtf??? $7,500 is crazy!
Posted By: rolsmith

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 04:25 AM

I took delivery of my M3W in July of '13. It cost $46k to get it out the factory door and another $10k to have it shipped, insured, licensed and sitting in my driveway in Southern California. It is what it is........
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 05:16 AM

Looks superb Kirk, lets hope it's finally in your hands very soon cheers

I wasn't going to get my headers wrapped, but now I'm thinking twice... they look good.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 12:43 PM

My dealer said $4,200 if it shipped alone in a container and $2,700 if it shared a container. It shipped WITH another car and I was charged $4,300. Where you are matters of course. Mine came into NY and I'm in MD so not much overland charge there. Six months ago.
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 02:01 PM

Those pictures of your car are amazing...no matter what anyone else says… (-:
Congrats on the build and I am sure it will look even 10x better in person.
Next pics I want to see are of you and your smiley face sitting in the drivers seat.

And what were the chances that we would have a Forum Member at the Factory at this time taking pictures, posting them on the Forum and having your car in one of those pics!

Any other people planning on visiting the Factory in the near future?
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By Fast Ken


Any other people planning on visiting the Factory in the near future?


Yes, 10.30am on 6th October
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 04:56 PM

Am happy to go over for you and take pics etc ...just let me know

CHEERS
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 06:11 PM

My dealer messaged, its official, it I s at the shipper!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/09/16 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
My dealer messaged, its official, it I s at the shipper!


Sofa King excited Kirk found a new way to spell "is"!
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/09/16 12:00 AM

Originally Posted By RoadsterBoy
Am happy to go over for you and take pics etc ...just let me know

CHEERS


Glenn and Neil thank you for your offers. My Build Slot is Week 44 (was 42). I will be in touch...

Kirk keep us posted on the progress. Very exciting!

Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/09/16 07:54 AM

Great news

We will of course expect regular updates on the ship's progress laugh
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/09/16 01:32 PM

I have asked for the ship information!
Posted By: Mi3Wheeler

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/09/16 11:08 PM

Luckily for you summer is really hanging around this year.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/09/16 04:52 PM

Yes we are at an annual camping event right now, usually we are in parkas and it has been absolutely gorgeous this week 4 weeks from now however, who knows? From what I remember the last two or three Halloweens have been kind of cold
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/09/16 05:11 PM

So I've been talking with the shipper they cannot actually collect the car and begin the shipping process until they have word from Morgan that it has been completely paid for, which if you remember I did a couple of weeks ago, but apparently until Morgan actually inform them that it has been paid they cannot pick it up to ship it. So it appears I am in some sort of lack of communication limbo at the moment. More facts as they are dribbled out to me.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/09/16 05:19 PM

Unbelievable 😑
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/09/16 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
So I've been talking with the shipper they cannot actually collect the car and begin the shipping process until they have word from Morgan that it has been completely paid for, which if you remember I did a couple of weeks ago, but apparently until Morgan actually inform them that it has been paid they cannot pick it up to ship it. So it appears I am in some sort of lack of communication limbo at the moment. More facts as they are dribbled out to me.


If it's not a stupid question, why are you having to do all the running around..? Your contract is with the dealer, so shouldn't HE be the desk to bang your fist on..? He should be in touch with the whole process, surely?

I've always found the more calls you make, the more people give you the run around..
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/09/16 05:52 PM

That's a fair comment. What is your dealer doing for you, Kirk? You bought the M3W through him and you've paid him for it.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/09/16 08:05 PM

Well i stirred the pot with the air shipping question. Im now sitting back and letting the dealer do his job.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/09/16 08:56 PM

Good for you. Let's hope it worked
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/09/16 01:14 PM

When it does I will shout it from the rooftops... Well I will at least post an update! But it is frustrating waiting for the right hand to tell the left hand what it is doing. But I did pay it off in full a week before it went into PDI, to avoid this very issue.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/09/16 02:13 PM

One more week!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/09/16 02:15 PM

i SO have to get that plate!

Attached picture Plate.JPG
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/09/16 07:08 PM

It'll be interesting to see which of us takes delivery first. I wouldn't put money either way.

The fun starts tomorrow. Official. Maybe I need to start my own thread.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/09/16 07:14 PM

THIS waiting is even harder than the OTHER waiting!!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/09/16 08:42 PM

Where is he/it now? With the UK shipping agent?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 12:55 AM

Here is what they said, what do you think?


Once we have word from Morgan that the vehicle is paid for and released for shipping we will collect it and take it to the airport for airfreight to Detroit. I will send our account to Auto Europe for payment

Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 01:57 AM

Thought you were NOT flying her.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 02:42 AM

The difference turns out to be 10 days for 600 bucks. The boat ships to boston, the plane lands here. Not counting the 4 wasted days so far...
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 05:03 AM

So still waiting on Morgan to give the word that it's paid for. Surely the money must have hit their account by now. I assume you pay your dealer and he arranges transfer of the funds?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 11:15 AM

Correct on all counts Glenn!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 11:24 AM

Its the not knowing thats so frustrating, that and these cold mornings!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 01:13 PM

At least waiting on new production goodies makes sense. This should be a fuckin' phone call!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 01:49 PM

well yesterday at about this time I emailed the dealer, if I dont hear anything by noon, the phone calls start. He has been great so far, I'm sure I'm not hearing anything because there is nothing to report.The thing about being in the States is that If I do not hear anything by Noon, my time, then everything is closed over there.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 02:01 PM

These dealers need to call even if it's just to say, "Sorry... they're not responding". Takes one minute a day.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 02:02 PM

I'm at work, an email is fine. Thanks for being my support group, I am literally pacing up and down at work today.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 02:42 PM

Ever wonder if your dealer actually made the wire transfer when you assumed they did?
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 03:19 PM

That was my thought. I'm sure your dealer has transferred the funds. But when and how often do Morgan check? On a weekly basis? Who knows.

I'm already laughing that my car supposedly started today 100%. However, the dealer has gone very silent and I have an appointment to see the (almost) completed car week tomorrow. Hilarious.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 03:38 PM

Its been 21 days, I totally trust that they have sent the money. I would like a reciept though.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I'm at work, an email is fine. Thanks for being my support group, I am literally pacing up and down at work today.


Tbh I know it'll work itself out, but I feel like calling Morgan from here and just asking wtf is going on.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
That was my thought. I'm sure your dealer has transferred the funds. But when and how often do Morgan check? On a weekly basis? Who knows.

I'm already laughing that my car supposedly started today 100%. However, the dealer has gone very silent and I have an appointment to see the (almost) completed car week tomorrow. Hilarious.


Mine was last December but it started on time and only took one day more than anticipated. Of course, that one extra day came at the end of the Christmas break so 19 day delay. It made my car the first 2016 M3W vs. the last 2015. That was a nice delay. Had to wait a few extra weeks anyway because my dealer shipped two cars over so I waited for the other car to be finished. Took delivery March 5.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Glenn
That was my thought. I'm sure your dealer has transferred the funds. But when and how often do Morgan check? On a weekly basis? Who knows.

I'm already laughing that my car supposedly started today 100%. However, the dealer has gone very silent and I have an appointment to see the (almost) completed car week tomorrow. Hilarious.


Mine was last December but it started on time and only took one day more than anticipated. Of course, that one extra day came at the end of the Christmas break so 19 day delay. It made my car the first 2016 M3W vs. the last 2015. That was a nice delay. Had to wait a few extra weeks anyway because my dealer shipped two cars over so I waited for the other car to be finished. Took delivery March 5.


Mine is 12 weeks late as of this week. Nothing compared to Kirks, I know, but I have been promised 100% today is the day. I've made the call and the dealer is at the factory. So I will find out for sure tomorrow.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 05:05 PM

Ok, got my reciept,thats all set. Dealer is talking to Morgan. Will let you know what i hear.
Posted By: Ken A

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Here it is


Dragging
Whilst I have never seen the attraction of the 3 wheeler, I must say that this looks stunning. Congrats on a brilliant design selection
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By Ken A
Originally Posted By Draggin
Here it is


Dragging
Whilst I have never seen the attraction of the 3 wheeler, I must say that this looks stunning. Congrats on a brilliant design selection

Thanks Ken, I can't wait until I see it myself.
That's quite the stable of toys you have there!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 06:43 PM

Feel like some sort of cross between a nervous father and Verica Salt.
"I want a Morgan, amd I want it NOWWW!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/09/16 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By Ken A
Originally Posted By Draggin
Here it is


Dragging
Whilst I have never seen the attraction of the 3 wheeler, I must say that this looks stunning. Congrats on a brilliant design selection


Ever driven one ?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/09/16 07:45 PM

Dealer messaged to confirm i want air shipping... waiting...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/09/16 12:14 PM

Well as of today it has been one week since they told me that the shipper had picked up the car. And since I had paid it off a couple weeks previously I thought that the shipping process would probably take place rather quickly. As far as I can tell it is still sitting at the shipper, they are aware that I would like it air shipped, I am not sure if Morgan has inform them that I have paid in full and that they make ship it on or not. I am hoping to get some sort of communication from my dealer today. This morning I switched all the HVAC in the house from the summer settings to the winter settings get the Heat going. I have one more camping trip next week before I winterize the trailer. It would be nice to at least get a quick blast in the thing before the snow flies. I guess I should be happy that from all I can see it is just about the car that I ordered. And I've said before that I would rather have it correct then have it on time. It's just frustrating, everything has to go through the dealer, and then with the time difference every question I have at the earliest is answered in a couple of days but more typically it takes a week to find anything out. Hopefully somebody tells me something today and then I can share it.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/09/16 12:23 PM

You have been v v patient!

I hope you get some good news soon - do keep us posted!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/09/16 01:01 PM

Dealer says he has told the shipper "yes" to the air shipping. Waiting on a date...
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/09/16 03:20 PM

Everybody gets to pick a date it's AT THE DEALER for pickup. I'm taking October 17.
Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/09/16 03:24 PM

Order the Snow Plow option with one studded snow tire 😊
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/09/16 06:25 PM

Well nothing now til monday...
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/10/16 05:30 PM

I will push it down the road next Thursday
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/10/16 01:50 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Everybody gets to pick a date it's AT THE DEALER for pickup. I'm taking October 17.


October 14. And the studded snow tire comment was funny but then we don't get snow here. (-:
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/10/16 02:55 PM

OCTOBER 13, because i wont be in town to pick it up.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 12:35 PM

Well, looks like we may all be wrong.
Car will be delivered to the airport TOMORROW, I will get photos then.
Then flown right here to Detroit.
My dealer will pick it up and do the Dealer Prep.
I don't know how long the dealer prep or customs inspection take, but who knows, I might have a car for the weekend??
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 12:48 PM

scared

are you READY???
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 02:08 PM

Not really ready, no.
Thought i was until now!
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 02:34 PM

That's amazing news! Let's hope there are no issues getting it to Detroit and getting it prepped.

Can't wait to see those pics!

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well, looks like we may all be wrong.
Car will be delivered to the airport TOMORROW, I will get photos then.
Then flown right here to Detroit.
My dealer will pick it up and do the Dealer Prep.
I don't know how long the dealer prep or customs inspection take, but who knows, I might have a car for the weekend??
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 05:22 PM

I need to make a 5x10 foot clean spot in my garage
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 05:25 PM

Kirk (and others from the US),

When you sent your balance of payment for your M3W, what currency exchange rate did you get? I just sent my balance of payment last Friday, and I thought I was going to get a nice rate of less than 1.30 USD to 1.0 GBP. The rates are hovering in the 1.285 range, but when my dealer did the wire transfer of my balance of payment, they told me the rate they transferred at was 1.315.

The dealer told me that banks charge a higher rate than what we can find in the market. Today's rate on XE is 1.285.

http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?From=GBP&To=USD

Did you and others from the US experience this slightly inflated rate? I know it's not a huge difference (about $1,000 USD), and in the grand scheme of things, the car is costing us far less than it did 12-18 months ago, but I'm just curious if paying this higher rate is normal?

Also, I was given an chassis number for my car (SA9M32855GP202112), but I was not given the production build record number yet. Should I be expecting that too?

My dealer told me that production for my car should begin in two weeks....which would put them three weeks behind schedule.

Anyone going to be visiting the factory in the next 3-4 weeks? Would love to see my build in action!

-Tom

Posted By: Mark H

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 05:26 PM

This threads got really exciting now!,,πŸ˜…
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 06:38 PM

Kirk, congrats on the great news. It looks like you might luck out on a good weekend for your virgin romp in the M3W.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 06:40 PM

Yes tom, when the published rate was 1.31, i was charged 1.35, its the bank. Its yet another "hidden fee" i had a build number weeks before a vin number.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 06:41 PM

Already told the boss i may be out Thursday-friday
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 07:05 PM

Thanks Kirk....that's kind of what I figured, and at this point, these "surprise" costs aren't coming as much of a surprise.

Originally Posted By Draggin
Yes tom, when the published rate was 1.31, i was charged 1.35, its the bank. Its yet another "hidden fee" i had a build number weeks before a vin number.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 07:25 PM

Fingers crossed Kirk, it's been a very long labour πŸ˜ƒ
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By polar993
Thanks Kirk....that's kind of what I figured, and at this point, these "surprise" costs aren't coming as much of a surprise.

Originally Posted By Draggin
Yes tom, when the published rate was 1.31, i was charged 1.35, its the bank. Its yet another "hidden fee" i had a build number weeks before a vin number.

Yes shipping, duty, non_eu surcharge, dealer prep., title, taxes. Its probably close to $10k in fees.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 08:45 PM

Just got an email from my dealer, Customs Entry Service Fee, Duty, DOT bonds, Airline Terminal fee, Courier fee, Customs Bond fee, just another 2300 bucks.
Fees like these are why I didn't buy a Kit from England and build my own 3 wheeler, and now here they are anyway. I'm going to be sick.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 08:57 PM

I feel i have been alternately slapped and tickled for 8 months.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/10/16 11:45 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I feel i have been alternately slapped and tickled for 8 months.


So, you ARE enjoying it.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:10 AM

You twisted boy, you!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:11 AM

In a good way
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:54 AM

They didn't tack on a "delay" or "space occupying fee" for the extra weeks your car took up space in Malvern?

In all seriousness....YOU. WILL. FORGET. ALL OF. THIS. and you will have a blast.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 07:29 AM

Kirk have you got your M3W grab bag packed with ear plugs, flying helmet, goggles, camera etc? You don't want to forget anything on the day. Dan's forecast looks good to me but put your waterproofs in anyhow.
When I collected mine on 09/10/13 it was sunny, I drove 30 miles & stopped for lunch (hotel has burned down since then but its not my fault). When I moved off again it started to drizzle & in another 30 miles was raining hard but I was still smiling.

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 11:11 AM

Ready for the Airship!

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Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:01 PM

Confirms it's left the factory - let's hope they don't ship you the Alfa by mistake innocent
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:04 PM

I think in recognition of Kirk's patience and the long running saga we have all "enjoyed" that a worldwide "Drive it with Draggin" day is in order.

As soon as you have the confirmed pickup date we should all endeavour to drive our M3Ws on that day in celebration and relief

Who's in?

1. Chris 99
2.
3.
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:12 PM

would love to, but cant drive in January '17.



















joy

(just to make it clear, I am just teasing)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:46 PM

Originally Posted By Chris99
I think in recognition of Kirk's patience and the long running saga we have all "enjoyed" that a worldwide "Drive it with Draggin" day is in order.


Great Idea, obviously I am in!
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:57 PM

Depends on if mine is back from the dealer for the check engine light fix. If it is, I'm in. Though...I drive it every day it's not raining, and the rest of the days I just sit in it in my garage.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 12:57 PM

Only if Drumpf agrees to release his tax returns.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By Chris99
I think in recognition of Kirk's patience and the long running saga we have all "enjoyed" that a worldwide "Drive it with Draggin" day is in order.


Great Idea, obviously I am in!


doh of course, the list should have been:

1. Draggin
2. Chris99
3. ....
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 06:45 PM

Excellent idea ..we could join in over here!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 07:51 PM

Looks like it will be Friday!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/10/16 10:29 PM

What - this Friday or Friday in one more week innocent









Here's hoping it's the former drive
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 12:22 PM

Its airborne
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Its airborne


I hope it's not one of these... smile



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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 03:13 PM

i think its more like this...

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Posted By: Mark H

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 04:10 PM

Bet you're tracking it on a Flight tracker appπŸ˜‰

Love the idea of a "Drive with Draggin" day
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 04:44 PM

who me?


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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 04:50 PM

Would I do that?

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Posted By: Mark H

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 05:21 PM

Looks a bit off course😭
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/10/16 08:17 PM

Looks such a short trip
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 02:37 AM

It was like watching the Santa Tracker
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 03:19 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
It was like watching the Santa Tracker


Meaning it's a lie told to you by those who have the gift you want?
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 03:55 AM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Only if Drumpf agrees to release his tax returns.


In exchange for 30,000 emails ... somestick

thumbs cheers
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Draggin
It was like watching the Santa Tracker


Meaning it's a lie told to you by those who have the gift you want?


No. Don't tell me. Are you saying there is no Santa?

Dolph
5,000 miles so far.
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Only if Drumpf agrees to release his tax returns.


In exchange for 30,000 emails ... somestick

thumbs cheers


No. Don't tell me. Are you saying that Hillary has 30,000 emails missing?

Dolph
5,000 miles so far.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 09:29 PM

The car did not make it out of Customs today. The dealer has every hope that it will be ready tomorrow morning, then he needs about 4 hours to prep it.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/10/16 09:33 PM

Nearly there πŸ‘
Posted By: The Seeker

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 02:29 AM

waiting thumbs cheers
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 05:54 AM

Trying to sleep, not working!
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 06:23 AM

woohoo
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 03:27 PM

Well Kirk, is she out of Customs yet? Dying to see pics of your ride, and the big grin on your face as you drive her for the first time!

Keep us posted.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 06:16 PM

Did you know that this particular thread is Number 67 from the most replied to thread on TM's three wheeler section..??

We ALL need to see this car..!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 06:34 PM

Im in the back of an Uber, going to the dealer! He sent me...

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 06:36 PM

Thanks everyone for taking this ride with me!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 06:42 PM

Can't believe he let that bird crap on it.
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 06:43 PM

Been such a wait. We all feel vicariously like we are going to pick up ours again! Have a great time!
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 07:13 PM

I'm so excited for you... I bet you'll not sleep a wink tonight, unless it's in the M3W!

Enjoy, but be safe and watch out for those infamous Michigan pot holes. You might lose the whole M3W in one.
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 07:35 PM

Sweet looking car!
Can't wait to hear your impressions.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 07:37 PM

Kirk please don't pass out πŸ˜„ I'm well chuffed for you, well done, well done for being so patient! Now enjoy πŸ‘

PS I almost caught you up, so close πŸ˜€
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 09:09 PM

Kirk - very many congratulations - as Steve has said many of us have shared your journey - so please keep us posted.

simply enjoy your "experience"!

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 10:07 PM

Shes home! More when i have a minute!
Posted By: Blackadder

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 10:23 PM

Hurrah! That's one snazzy looking M3W!!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 10:36 PM

Can I borrow your rear mudguard please - still waiting from mine frown

Seriously, glad the waits over - enjoy as they say wink
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 11:08 PM

happy3 happy3 happy3 woohoo drive drive drive wine

Fantastic news now stop reading this and get back out there!

Enjoy, you have both more than earned it englandwave

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/10/16 11:59 PM

40 miles so far, one high beam not working, otherwise awesome.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 12:31 AM

The horn is crazy loud!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 12:54 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
The horn is crazy loud!


THAT'S different.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 12:54 AM

I will take some good pics once i clean it.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 12:58 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I will take some good pics once i clean it.


Wasn't delivered clean, or a very sketchy 40 miles?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 02:10 AM

Some quickies

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Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 02:13 AM

More

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 02:39 AM

65 miles on the clock and I totally remember why I did this in the first place! A few little tiny flaws, the seat heater switches are cross-wired one of the high beams isn't working one of the headlight buckets is misaligned the black header wrap has already mostly turned white, other than that it's just a ball!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 04:18 AM

Any trick to getting the seat bottom back in, wont go all the way back. Also under the seat is just the vin number? What other number should be there for the registry?
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 05:23 AM

I saw a factory assembly video where the fellow puts the seat bottom in and gives it a couple of good rearward thumps with his fist, upon the front of the seat bottom. Works for me too.
Posted By: tonyw123

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 05:31 AM

There's been a thread about the seat bottoms, if you get them in it will wear the leather, needs a piece of wood screwing to the bottom of the seat just where it will touch the cross member, it may just lift seat a little depending on the size of the wood.
Happy motoring, you deserve it.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 07:44 AM

Congrats Kirk. For me it's really odd to see its pics NOT against the Morgan workshop backdrop πŸ˜„ Go and enjoy. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 08:24 AM

I like those wheels Kirk



Visited my local powder coating shop yesterday and they can offer a Porche metallic silver for my stock black wheels which should match the radiator grill. Definite winter project laugh
Posted By: Pants

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 08:37 AM

Amazing, looks like a work of art. Love it!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Congrats Kirk. For me it's really odd to see its pics NOT against the Morgan workshop backdrop πŸ˜„ Go and enjoy. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

It is... surreal having it in my garage. Yes I will jave to get a photo of Winston Churchill to park it under so it feels at home!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
65 miles on the clock and I totally remember why I did this in the first place! A few little tiny flaws, the seat heater switches are cross-wired one of the high beams isn't working one of the headlight buckets is misaligned the black header wrap has already mostly turned white, other than that it's just a ball!


You will shortly be enjoying? the orchestration of the bevel box as it wears in wink
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By tonyw123
There's been a thread about the seat bottoms, if you get them in it will wear the leather, needs a piece of wood screwing to the bottom of the seat just where it will touch the cross member, it may just lift seat a little depending on the size of the wood.
Happy motoring, you deserve it.


Not my way. If the connector is under the seat bottom st all, the bottom won't fit in at all. Lift the seat bottom out, make sure the connector remains out, and push the seat bottom in and rearward. THEN push the connector in between the side of the seat bottom and the tunnel. Viola!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 02:56 PM

It is a symphony of squaks rattles barks squeaks and groans!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 03:02 PM

While we were waiting for the car to be delivered I made some luggage for the luggage rack

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Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 03:03 PM

The car looks fantastic. Very elegant, in fact I think it is more Rolls Royce like with the added accoutrements and striping aka the Phantom or Silver Ghost?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 03:05 PM

Wow, Ken that's great, I now have two more potential nicknames for the car
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
It is a symphony of squaks rattles barks squeaks and groans!


Wait and see (or hear rather) - there are many variations to the orchestral accompaniments. These may or may not doh keep you amused.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro

Not my way. If the connector is under the seat bottom st all, the bottom won't fit in at all. Lift the seat bottom out, make sure the connector remains out, and push the seat bottom in and rearward. THEN push the connector in between the side of the seat bottom and the tunnel. Viola!


I doubt any of the sounds I alluded to could be attributed to a Viola wink
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/10/16 04:16 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By tonyw123
There's been a thread about the seat bottoms, if you get them in it will wear the leather, needs a piece of wood screwing to the bottom of the seat just where it will touch the cross member, it may just lift seat a little depending on the size of the wood.
Happy motoring, you deserve it.

Brilliant and DONE!

Not my way. If the connector is under the seat bottom st all, the bottom won't fit in at all. Lift the seat bottom out, make sure the connector remains out, and push the seat bottom in and rearward. THEN push the connector in between the side of the seat bottom and the tunnel. Viola!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/10/16 06:19 PM

The black exhaust wrap after 65 miles...
So be it!

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Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/10/16 08:00 PM

high temp exhaust paint on top of wrap! have to do it regular to keep it black. i use cardboard to mask spray going on bits that you don't want to paint,bit fiddly ......
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/10/16 08:01 PM

I change to a neutral buff colour this year as the black last year didn't last 2 minutes.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/10/16 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By Dab of oppo
I change to a neutral buff colour this year as the black last year didn't last 2 minutes.


Damn...Kirk is going 32.5 miles a minute!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 12:33 AM

For some reason I thought these were separate little inserts into the cowl.

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Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 02:29 AM

The change of color on the wrap isn't good, but what I find to be worse is the quality of your wrap job! 65 miles, and it's coming loose up at the top???

Originally Posted By Draggin
The black exhaust wrap after 65 miles...
So be it!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 03:22 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
For some reason I thought these were separate little inserts into the cowl.


Huh?
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 05:06 AM

That is different/new. My screens definitely attach to separate inserts, as you call them.
It would be interesting to see what it looks like underneath, but save that for your second week of ownership. *s*
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 07:01 AM

The inside of my oilcap looks like this from the factory.

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Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 07:07 AM

Originally Posted By polar993
The change of color on the wrap isn't good, but what I find to be worse is the quality of your wrap job! 65 miles, and it's coming loose up at the top???

Originally Posted By Draggin
The black exhaust wrap after 65 miles...
So be it!


I thought it too nice to be true. Black wrap? It's always been white or silver.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 07:23 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
The inside of my oilcap looks like this from the factory.


As I mentioned in another thread, MMC recently started supplying a large metal washer to fit against the rubber sealing one, which otherwise deteriorated in short time. Your car is proof this has filtered down to production.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 07:24 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
For some reason I thought these were separate little inserts into the cowl.


Aren't they?
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 10:45 AM

Interesting that the Morgan full windscreen uses black masking to reduce visibility of the joint next to the cowl.

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 05:28 PM

the worst thing about it is turning it off.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 06:00 PM

Kirk, you've missed one of the most important aspects of the new wheels/ride...

How does Beth like it? Is she a happy camper like you?
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 06:15 PM

Kirk, absolutely fabulous string of posts and photos - welcome into the ranks of M3W ownership and all that entails.

One thing not mentioned that I believe is essential but not designed or even thought about is a hidden rear end tail scuff/skid plate.

The tail of the car is quite some way aft of the centre of the rear wheel, which means that if/when the rear wheel drops either down a kerb or rain gully or ramp the rear will catch or scrape. Ive witnessed this on a number of M3Ws and experienced it myself.
It's a simple cure to save the back end and rolled seam at the tail.
By the time you realise you need one it's simply too late.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/16 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By Dan_Lockwood
Kirk, you've missed one of the most important aspects of the new wheels/ride...

How does Beth like it? Is she a happy camper like you?

She loves it, but wont drive it!
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 12:14 AM

Mark, where does one source such a rear end skid plate?

Do you have a link to a specific part? How about a photo of the plate on your M3W?

Thanks so much!

Originally Posted By Mark H
Kirk, absolutely fabulous string of posts and photos - welcome into the ranks of M3W ownership and all that entails.

One thing not mentioned that I believe is essential but not designed or even thought about is a hidden rear end tail scuff/skid plate.

The tail of the car is quite some way aft of the centre of the rear wheel, which means that if/when the rear wheel drops either down a kerb or rain gully or ramp the rear will catch or scrape. Ive witnessed this on a number of M3Ws and experienced it myself.
It's a simple cure to save the back end and rolled seam at the tail.
By the time you realise you need one it's simply too late.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 12:22 AM

Mark was talking about something he'd like that doesn't exist.
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 01:07 AM

Thanks....I just re-read Mark's post and now realize that it's something that he would like to see made.

I would also like to see a product like this as I have a fairly steep hill to ascend in my neighborhood, along with a few very large and deep speed bumps. I plan to drive slowly and traverse the speed bumps on a diagonal, which should help.

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Mark was talking about something he'd like that doesn't exist.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 04:52 PM

I cured on noise. This is worth sharing, the front blank number plate screws are so long that they bottom out before the plate is snug. Probably not a problem if you have a number plate up there! i put a couple of washers behind it and fixed!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I cured on noise. This is worth sharing, the front blank number plate screws are so long that they bottom out before the plate is snug. Probably not a problem if you have a number plate up there! i put a couple of washers behind it and fixed!


Are we talking a winters fettling so that we are ready for next spring?!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 04:57 PM

ALso when running just the 1/2 tonneau cover, glue a peice of felt behind the zipper where it beats against the rear of the cockpit, so you do not scratch your brand new car!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn


Are we talking a winters fettling so that we are ready for next spring?!


Well i have to find something to do this winter besides sitting in it and going VROOOM-VROOM!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
ALso when running just the 1/2 tonneau cover, glue a peice of felt behind the zipper where it beats against the rear of the cockpit, so you do not scratch your brand new car!


Good idea. I'm planning never to use mine!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 05:03 PM

it was 45 degrees today and my bride suggested I try it.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
ALso when running just the 1/2 tonneau cover, glue a peice of felt behind the zipper where it beats against the rear of the cockpit, so you do not scratch your brand new car!


it's worth gluing a patch of leather to each of the stud holes on the tonneau - this stops scratching around the fitting posts thumbs

Great to hear you're making the most of driving it. drive
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 06:34 PM

I've made a skid plate for my 2012. I made a template of the curve of the body rear and then used 1/8" aluminum plate and made one piece and then made the other. The problem was that the body rear extends about i/8" below the ash frame.The second piece was made to extend past the body to the rear to protect it. I then countersunk four brass wood screws into the ash. I've already had one experience with the skid plate and when the car went over the edge it made quite a "bang". I checked later and all was still intact not loosened and no damage to the body. I was a bit nervous about making four holes into the ash, but everything seems OK. It was a fairly simple project--on a 1-5 level I'd give it a 2
Posted By: polar993

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 08:50 PM

Got any pics of your custom skid plate?
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
ALso when running just the 1/2 tonneau cover, glue a peice of felt behind the zipper where it beats against the rear of the cockpit, so you do not scratch your brand new car!


You need to do that at EVERY fitting on there as well.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Originally Posted By Draggin
ALso when running just the 1/2 tonneau cover, glue a peice of felt behind the zipper where it beats against the rear of the cockpit, so you do not scratch your brand new car!


Good idea. I'm planning never to use mine!


I haven't used mine yet. Doing an overnighter this week on Skyline Drive... I'll use it when parked at night
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By hbatts
I've made a skid plate for my 2012. I made a template of the curve of the body rear and then used 1/8" aluminum plate and made one piece and then made the other. The problem was that the body rear extends about i/8" below the ash frame.The second piece was made to extend past the body to the rear to protect it. I then countersunk four brass wood screws into the ash. I've already had one experience with the skid plate and when the car went over the edge it made quite a "bang". I checked later and all was still intact not loosened and no damage to the body. I was a bit nervous about making four holes into the ash, but everything seems OK. It was a fairly simple project--on a 1-5 level I'd give it a 2


So, now you have even less clearance?😜
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 09:28 PM

I will just avoid any ramps or speed jumps, as I've been doing for years with other toys πŸ˜‰ There is only one route to my house that is hump free. Annoying yes. Restrictive definitely.

On the subject of rears, I've noticed a few M3Ws with stone chips at the lowest point of the bodywork below the number plate frame. In other words, where the back tyre kicks up stones. Has anyone tried to fit a rubber motorcycle 'mudflap' to avoid stones flicking up? It's something easily obtained as a Hog aftermarket part.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 09:34 PM

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/rubber-mud-flap-large/part/DS-393701
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/16 09:39 PM

That'll do the job, a few screws into the ash frame, job done. It wouldn't be that obvious to see (maybe would need to be cut down a little) and could save a lot of damaged paintwork tears. It's just an idea, need to see how to apply it when mine arrives.

Having owned a number of Caterhams and Lotus, I'm used to having to finish and fettle cars myself. Part of the fun of the ownership. Or so I was told by the dealers.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 01:33 AM



Is there really such a thing as a "John A. Prestwich Special"?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 02:05 AM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro


Is there really such a thing as a "John A. Prestwich Special"?


For 68 Grand I say there is!
Posted By: Dab of oppo

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 06:18 AM

Big mud flap works for me every time.

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Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 07:09 AM

Originally Posted By Dab of oppo
Big mud flap works for me every time.


Nicely done
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 07:27 AM

Morgan's have been littered with Specials almost from 1909 ...so if Kirk wants his to be Special then a Special it is!

For my five penny worth it is every inch a Special!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 12:30 PM

My mom always said I was Special...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/16 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
waiting thumbs cheers

Thanks buddy, Clear skies and smooth roads to you!
Posted By: Jays

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/16 07:29 AM

Originally Posted By The Seeker
waiting thumbs cheers


The last post. How sad is that. R.I.P
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/16 11:50 AM

I am honored
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/10/16 08:36 AM

Hi Kirk,

I wonder if you have any photo's of your rear hugger mudguard. Just received message via my dealer from MMC that "The rear huggers are currently being prototyped and are being reworked" in response to my request for an update on the one I have on back order.

As well as being dissapointing it doesn't hang well with other updates I've received previously from MMC, or the fact that (presumably) you have one factory fitted to your new car.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/10/16 12:47 PM

I have not yet removed the package tray to have a look at it, but now that you mention it I will have a look at it tonight.
Probably all production is going to new cars first.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/10/16 12:53 PM

I'm wondering if you even have one, lol.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/10/16 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
I'm wondering if you even have one, lol.

Well, yes, there is that too. Trust, but verify I always say.
I did see a photo of it, but it would be good to set my eyes on it.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/10/16 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
I'm wondering if you even have one, lol.

Well, yes, there is that too. Trust, but verify I always say.
I did see a photo of it, but it would be good to set my eyes on it.


I've held one
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/10/16 11:28 PM

It seems all in order.

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Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 03:52 AM

Question: in the second photo, what is the black cylindrical component mounted horizontally in front of the filler pipe? ( behind it in the photo)
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 08:05 AM

Many thanks for photos Kirk. Gives me some pconfidence I will receive one eventually.

Joejoe that's the charcoal filter can, fuel vent.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood

Joejoe that's the charcoal filter can, fuel vent.

I think that's the item that causes the engine warning light if you overfill the petrol tank.

Tim
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Originally Posted By Richard Wood

Joejoe that's the charcoal filter can, fuel vent.

I think that's the item that causes the engine warning light if you overfill the petrol tank.

Tim


Hmmmm... didn't get the engine warning light when I did that one time, just ten minutes of stalling, sputtering and horrendous performance.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By Joejoe
Question: in the second photo, what is the black cylindrical component mounted horizontally in front of the filler pipe? ( behind it in the photo)

the black cylinder is the charcoal can, the lower, silver one is the fuel filter.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 06:46 PM

Kirk, now you've had it for a couple of weeks, what's your feelings? Does it live up to the extended delay?

Mine is now at that stage '..so is it finished or not...?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 07:19 PM

Im more familiar with your stage than my own. Right now I'm working too much and too late to enjoy it! 3 rides and 150 miles in, I'm still learning her secrets!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 07:25 PM

Yeah I guess it brings back fond memories πŸ˜€ Typically same here, quiet summer at work and now it's (possibly) coming, I'm flat out. I think my mileage in the next 3 months will be minimal
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 09:53 PM

For those of you who have rubber cemented leather discs to the lift a DOT Fasteners on your tonneau cover. Did you put those suede side out, or smooth side out? Just wondering! It is probably a task I will look at on the next rainy day!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 10:00 PM

I work for accountants, which usually means my 70 and 80 hour weeks don't start until January, but this year we did some mergers and I have pretty much been busy since the end of last season
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/10/16 11:30 PM

I cemented rubber washers on my tonneau cover.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/10/16 06:31 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
For those of you who have rubber cemented leather discs to the lift a DOT Fasteners on your tonneau cover. Did you put those suede side out, or smooth side out? Just wondering! It is probably a task I will look at on the next rainy day!

I stuck mine with suede side out. It will not stop marking of the paint completely but will help greatly. Having such changeable weather I run with passenger side on most of the time.

Tim
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/10/16 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By TimG
Originally Posted By Draggin
For those of you who have rubber cemented leather discs to the lift a DOT Fasteners on your tonneau cover. Did you put those suede side out, or smooth side out? Just wondering! It is probably a task I will look at on the next rainy day!

I stuck mine with suede side out. It will not stop marking of the paint completely but will help greatly. Having such changeable weather I run with passenger side on most of the time.

Tim


I rarely drive with any part of the tonneau on, and then only short distances. The only mod I've made is to glue some leather under end of zip at rear.

It occurs to me that adding anti-scuff material to the underside of the fasteners might actually increase the likelihood of paintwork damage though if dust and grit get underneath.
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/10/16 07:43 AM

Richard its got to be better than metal on paint from the fastener.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/10/16 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Richard its got to be better than metal on paint from the fastener.

mine is actually metal on the thin "tape" that they use for the graphics. Already damaged from the one ride i took with the 1/2 tonneau! That darn zipper. or maybe from when they had it on during transit, hard to say.I have to do something to at least slow the damage down.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/10/16 08:10 PM

Finally a new BLOG POST!!!!!
https://kirkusblog.com/2016/10/21/john-a-prestwich-special/
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/10/16 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By TimG
Richard its got to be better than metal on paint from the fastener.


Point taken Tim. Answer seems to be not to drive with any part of tonneau attached. Although I nearly always use mine when stationary, the regular use has not damaged paintwork as fastener sits proud of paintwork.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/10/16 07:30 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin


A great read and super pictures read

Looking forward to more updates as you get more miles under your belts drive
Posted By: Mark H

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/10/16 11:04 AM

Great blog and photos- enjoy the M3W
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 01:51 PM

I will try to be better about keeping it updated
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 02:05 PM

Morgan: Turns any man into a mechanic.
Since new my car has only had one working highbeam lamp.
Last night was cold and rainy, so I thought I would investigate.
Pulled the headlight mesh and headlight, replaced the bulb with a known good spare, no change. Did find 2 loose grounding wires and fixed those. Got the multimeter out and found no power going to the high beam connector on the headlight plug. Traced the wiring back under the bonnet and foind that one of the pins in the connector had pushed back into the housing, was very obvious since the brown insulator was hanging out of the connector. So the car is officially mine, I worked on it.



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Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 02:28 PM

Kirk this will not be the last time, there will be plenty more little items requiring attention & sometimes big ones.

Tim
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 02:48 PM

Hmm.. so much for Morgans PDI. That obviously didn't happen in transit.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 04:29 PM

So I worked on it for 30 minutes and driven 150 miles. That ratio is still better than almost any other car I've owned.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 05:21 PM

Great pdi as usual by the looks of it. I lost rear reflector 2nd drive out!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 27/10/16 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By skullmog
Great pdi as usual by the looks of it. I lost rear reflector 2nd drive out!


Brilliant, can't wait to lose mine lol
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 01:56 AM

Today's Morgan fun fact! You know that black button at the end of the stalk, the one that is totally not mentioned anywhere in the owner's manual? If you hold it down you can get to a screen which allows you to adjust the illumination setting of the dashboard. Well not the whole dashboard, just the speedometer! The clock and the tachometer seem to only have one setting! Also on the new dashboard the speedometer and tach are illuminated in sort of an orange color, whereas the clock is just plain bright white.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 08:02 AM

On the cars with standard instruments, you long press the end of stalk in voltage display mode to gain access to illumination. It then adjusts speedo and tachometer.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 08:11 AM

Ye hate that yellowy orange might take mine out see if change to green or blue!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 12:08 PM

Alright, I checked it this morning and even if set the cluster to monitor voltage first it's still only changes the illumination of the speedometer!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Today's Morgan fun fact! You know that black button at the end of the stalk, the one that is totally not mentioned anywhere in the owner's manual? If you hold it down you can get to a screen which allows you to adjust the illumination setting of the dashboard. Well not the whole dashboard, just the speedometer! The clock and the tachometer seem to only have one setting! Also on the new dashboard the speedometer and tach are illuminated in sort of an orange color, whereas the clock is just plain bright white.


Hmmmm... the button is mentioned in mine. And I had a thread about my speeding light being out. The dealer was ready to order a new gauge when they also discovered it's a single gauge adjustment. Makes no sense, right?
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Alright, I checked it this morning and even if set the cluster to monitor voltage first it's still only changes the illumination of the speedometer!


Agreed
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 03:04 PM

With acknowledegment to Planenut who discovered this:

The backlight level can be accessed as follows:

Turn on the ignition
Press the indicator button to cycle through the display until voltage is shown
Press and hold it until "ILL" is shown then press it quickly so it cycles through the different levels (lights on) between 1 and 10.
Save the level with another long press of the indicator button.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 04:09 PM

Yes i needed the Save part!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 07:15 PM

My dealer checked on my build book, looks like a seperate company owned by their trim shop manager does them. So as of yet no ETA.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
My dealer checked on my build book, looks like a seperate company owned by their trim shop manager does them. So as of yet no ETA.


Has a ring of insider dealing and backhanders to me 😁
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/10/16 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
My dealer checked on my build book, looks like a seperate company owned by their trim shop manager does them. So as of yet no ETA.


When I asked Mark Cerrone about my book, he forwarded the email to the company and the kind woman there asked my my home address. She then mailed it directly to my front door !
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 03:44 PM

OMG the DUST!!
all over seeping from the sides of the seats, from the top where the seatbelts come through, even a plume from the base of the roll hoop out onto the body. also the boot area at the back. I definitly need to read kens post about sealing the back again.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 04:54 PM

the inside front wheel hubs were full of loose grease. probably just overfilled??
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 05:14 PM

Kirk, thanks for the heads up. Must buy a tube of silicone for the weekend.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
the inside front wheel hubs were full of loose grease. probably just overfilled??


Yep. My dealers wrench said it was stupid filled!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 05:32 PM

I will just wipe it up, give the disks a wipe of Brakleen, and mention it at my 1000 mile service!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 09:20 PM

Yep...that's what I did. Mine was at the 4,000 though. My first miles were in the late winter and early spring... guess it was too cool out to heat up that grade. Once the temps hit the 90s it started emerging.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/16 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
OMG the DUST!!
all over seeping from the sides of the seats, from the top where the seatbelts come through, even a plume from the base of the roll hoop out onto the body. also the boot area at the back. I definitly need to read kens post about sealing the back again.


You just convinced me to cancel my order for the new inner gender !
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 12:03 AM

Didn't know they undertook those operations in Malvern....

Tim
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 12:45 AM

What did I miss?
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By Tim W
Didn't know they undertook those operations in Malvern....

Tim


rofl
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 10:58 AM

Well Ken, It's the 21st Century, and I support you, whatever you decide. Seriously, i still think the fender has merit.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well Ken, It's the 21st Century, and I support you, whatever you decide. Seriously, i still think the fender has merit.


Has merit as...

???
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 12:46 PM

i think it will keep a lot less water from splashing all over that area under the cover. also keeps debris from bouncing around against the fuel tanks, fuel lines, wiring...
I went through some mud the other day, and it kept it all contained except for a little bit on the plate at back. I might put a rubber motorcycle mudflap at the back.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 01:41 PM

The rear tyre mudguard is a must IMO - it was the very first mod I did to my M3W

Otherwise the whole of the rear undertray area will be smothered in road spoil - or whatever you drive over/through!

I did think the Factory had one now as an option?

Or is it still in development?

There are various posts on here showing how I and others did the mod.
Posted By: chopper22

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 01:44 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
....my order for the new inner gender !


- for those who may have missed the gender fender bender grin2
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By RoadsterBoy


I did think the Factory had one now as an option?

Or is it still in development?

My car has one from the factory, installed as they built my car.

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Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 03:44 PM

Has anyone sealed their steering shaft where it goes through the firewall? seems like a huge leaking spot for heat.
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 04:56 PM

In the standard English summer, I'm not averse to a bit of heat coming up the footwell.

With regard to mud guards (as we call them
In Blighty) I am very fortunate that Hugh (HJP - previous owner) did an excellent job of adapting a trailer fitting and sealing the car's back end. Well worth the effort.

Tim
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 05:28 PM

That's it ..an excellent version.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Draggin
Well Ken, It's the 21st Century, and I support you, whatever you decide. Seriously, i still think the fender has merit.


Has merit as...

???


Wait until you eventually get caught in heavy rain and the answer will come to you wink

Seriously I think the lack of mudguard on stock version is outrageous. Who else charges extra for a mudguard on a road vehicle.

Update for those waiting for after market kits - just waiting for fitting instructions to be printed - shipping next week???
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/16 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
...Seriously I think the lack of mudguard on stock version is outrageous. Who else charges extra for a mudguard on a road vehicle.

True, but it took them 4 years to realise they needed to add one!
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Update for those waiting for after market kits - just waiting for fitting instructions to be printed - shipping next week???

Good to hear...!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 05:50 PM

Has anyone figured out a way to keep the drivers side carpets down? mine slide about so much I just leave them at home
Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 05:52 PM

buy Coco fabric weave floor mats ;-)
Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 05:56 PM

I went once around the block, then put mine on a shelf.
Posted By: Rog G

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Has anyone figured out a way to keep the drivers side carpets down? mine slide about so much I just leave them at home

I have used heavy duty 2 inch wide self adhesive velcro, which seems to do the trick.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 06:23 PM

As Rog, all is well no problems for 2 years now. Velcro works a treat.
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Originally Posted By Draggin
Well Ken, It's the 21st Century, and I support you, whatever you decide. Seriously, i still think the fender has merit.


Has merit as...

???


Wait until you eventually get caught in heavy rain and the answer will come to you wink

Seriously I think the lack of mudguard on stock version is outrageous. Who else charges extra for a mudguard on a road vehicle.

Update for those waiting for after market kits - just waiting for fitting instructions to be printed - shipping next week???


Advantage of aftermarket rear mudguard vs. factory? My car is on order and it is too late for that option. However, the Dealer would retrofit one for me. If this has been discussed previously in a thread then I apologize.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By Fast Ken

Advantage of aftermarket rear mudguard vs. factory? My car is on order and it is too late for that option. However, the Dealer would retrofit one for me. If this has been discussed previously in a thread then I apologize.


Are there any third party mudguard kits? All the ones I have seen until the factory ones appeared very recently have been individually engineered, typically utilising a plastic trailer mudguard/fender.
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 09:04 PM

My mistake. I thought you were talking about third party.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By hbatts
As Rog, all is well no problems for 2 years now. Velcro works a treat.


+1 on heavy duty velcro
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By Fast Ken
My mistake. I thought you were talking about third party.


No worries Ken. I think the factory one will be worth waiting for given all the testing, spec changes and ensuing long wait. Might even have mine next week. Always the optimist wink
Posted By: Inge

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/16 09:32 PM

yes on the self stick velcro for the carpets
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 02:50 PM

Does anyone have the JAP covers besides me? I have a question.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Does anyone have the JAP covers besides me? I have a question.


Yes a chap at our local M3W club has the raw aluminium finish type only available through Krazy Horse, a dealer in the UK who I believe originally commissioned them.

He has just transferred them to his new 5 speeder with polished aluminium body from his previous car, one of the first built.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 03:11 PM

Thanks Richard, unfortunatly mine was a question regarding the powdercoat.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 07:44 PM

Well I found the source of one annoying noise.... the coil is dragging against the shock body, see?

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Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well I found the source of one annoying noise.... the coil is dragging against the shock body, see?


No.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 08:08 PM

See the Scrape?


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Posted By: NickValentine

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/16 08:22 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Well I found the source of one annoying noise.... the coil is dragging against the shock body, see?
What noise do you suspect it was causing? I hear a groan from the back when turning corners, particularly while accelerating.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 12:05 AM

Ahhhhhh...years ago with Konis on my Lotus Europa, I had to wrap the shock with a Teflon sleeve. It was a standard practice. I remember getting the "fix" from R.D. Enterprises a lotus specialist.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 02:42 AM

The other side looks fine. I will have to take some pics for the dealer.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 06:14 AM

Very annoying. That shouldn't happen πŸ˜”
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 11:24 AM

I will get a new photo, it has been anoither 100 miles since this one. I have some other things to talk with my dealer about as well.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 05:34 PM

I sent the photo with the red circles to the dealer, but am I obsessing over nothing? Just seems metal to metal contact cant be good.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 05:42 PM

is it on the metal or the plastic cover?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 05:49 PM

Excellent question! I will investigate tonight!
Posted By: truckin-on

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 07:01 PM

I suspect the inner sleeve that the spring is rubbing on is plastic, so the rubbing is probably not a big deal, and I'd be surprised if it makes any noise. That said, it is likely the way the spring seat or plastic dust cover is seated at the top of the shock - probably skewed a bit causing the interference...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 09:35 PM

If that is all it is then no worries
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 09:37 PM

Just picked up my book from the dealer, I will wait to open it with my wife when I get home!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/11/16 11:29 PM

The cover that is getting scraped is indeed plastic, I gave it a dose of acf-50 and we'll worry about it no more.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 02:22 PM

Has anyone fixed their rattly E-Brake button?
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 02:37 PM

Never had one, though it has come unscrewed a few times.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Never had one, though it has come unscrewed a few times.

Well if it unscrews that may well be my issue!
I will have a look at it tonight, Thanks, Original Ken!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
Never had one, though it has come unscrewed a few times.

Well if it unscrews that may well be my issue!
I will have a look at it tonight, Thanks, Original Ken!


πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 09:37 PM

Art...

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Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 10:42 PM

Indeed!!!
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 11:28 PM

Love it.
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 11:31 PM

+1
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/11/16 11:34 PM

Alright...I'm going out to the garage to see if I can replicate this with my Sam Sheppard Special!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/11/16 12:13 AM

So...here it is

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Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/11/16 01:47 AM

My current phone wallpaper:

[img]https://flic.kr/p/P18kkP[/img]
Posted By: Fast Ken

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/11/16 05:55 AM

To: The Original Ken
From: The Real Ken

LOL. Who needs a wife when you have a Morgan? That maybe a little far fetched but I will never see it now without the "s".

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/11/16 02:55 PM

Powdercoat on the JAP covers started peeling, My dealer and Morgan already have a plan to get them swapped out. Excellent customer service all around.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/11/16 11:24 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
So...here it is


Impressive



Will have to brush up (pun?) on my Photoshop skills wink
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/11/16 02:26 PM

For mine I use an app on my phone

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Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/11/16 02:34 PM

Mine was photoshop and a good amount of work.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/11/16 08:21 PM

Just got my knockoff helmet. Very "Stirling Moss", and fairly quiet and comfortable!

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Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/11/16 04:30 PM

got to see a picture of you with your helmet on sitting in one of the most beautiful Morgan's ever made!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/11/16 04:24 PM

Been out of town for a week, now back to home and Morgan. 70 degrees today in "the D". Snow flurries forcast tomorrow.
Ps oh yes, and my lovely wife!
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/11/16 05:26 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Just got my knockoff helmet. Very "Stirling Moss", and fairly quiet and comfortable!



Kirk, what helmet is that?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/11/16 04:57 PM

Just got it from germany.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/11/16 05:19 PM

It is the best helmet I have found for the car so far! I got an old-school visor made of clear lexan for it as well, and also bought a pair of their heavy white cotton racing overalls, which I highly recommend.

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Posted By: John3252

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/11/16 08:47 PM

Draggin

Where did you get that helmet? It looks great!
Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/16 05:51 PM

Mr. handsome πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/16 09:09 PM

Artistic Motor Porn

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Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/16 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By John3252
Draggin

Where did you get that helmet? It looks great!


+1

Looks the part..!!
Posted By: Elcyd

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/11/16 05:51 AM

http://www.everoakhelmets.com/shop/4585643885/_page/1

Possibly this ?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/11/16 12:37 PM

It was less expensive, i need to find the site again.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/11/16 03:35 PM

My car is off the road until the rocker cover thing is resolved. Oh and its 26f out this morning!
Posted By: Elcyd

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/11/16 06:24 PM

http://www.vintagedriver.de/zum-anziehen/fahrerhelme

Be this one then πŸ˜€
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 22/11/16 06:32 PM

Tell them Kirk from America sent you!

http://www.oldtimer-bekleidung.de/index.php?language=en
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/11/16 05:46 PM

For those of you with normal rocker covers, does your Urban cooling kit scoop lay against your rocker covers? The reason I'm asking is mine do and they are damaging the powder coating. I'm thinking that if they don't need to lay against The rocker covers for support, I could probably just put an extra washer underneath the attachment points and raise it up slightly?

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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/11/16 06:28 PM

Close but not touching Kirk.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/11/16 10:21 PM

Thanks Richard. A washer under each spacer should do the trick!
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/11/16 06:16 AM

Mine has an alloy tube that holds the cooling kit above the rocker covers. A washer won't do it as the bolt is about 2 inches long. Not on mine anyway
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/11/16 02:29 PM

A washer on top of the tube would raise the cover higher by the thickness of the washer, I was thinking?
Posted By: PhilipNZ

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/11/16 07:04 PM

Ah yes, I get you. Or just get some longer tubes. I lost one and a local engineering shop made me 2 for free
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/11/16 06:08 PM

Well too cold to drive it here now, and impossible to drive without rocker covers, so i will have some time to think about it! Hopefully Morgan gets me a good set in time to take advantage of the odd dry salt free winter day here in Michigan.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/16 03:23 AM

Well the dealer has given me the green light to install the second set of engine covers, even though I am not going to accept them. This way at least I can use the car this weekend!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/16 03:23 AM

Someone wanted a speedometer picture, here it is.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/16 08:17 PM

Today I decided to switch the electric heater on out in the garage, and install the Mk.2 JAP covers on the engine. Just in case we get a warm dry day here some day soon! You can see some of the venting in the belt cover.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/16 08:22 PM

More of the Jap cover installation, I did space ip the Cooling Kit Vent by installing some washers under the spacer tubes, but not it lays tight against the bottom of the radiator cowl....

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Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/16 08:23 PM

Last of the JAP cover install.

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/16 08:26 PM

Good to know that the factory dust cover fits over the taller windscreen!!

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/16 08:28 PM

Recently when starting there has been a squeal coming from the front. Maybe this contamination on the idlers is to blame? I cleaned them with some acetone, and we shall see!

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Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/12/16 12:25 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
More of the Jap cover installation, I did space ip the Cooling Kit Vent by installing some washers under the spacer tubes, but not it lays tight against the bottom of the radiator cowl....


Sounds like the answer may be to shave away some material from the underside of heat shield.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/12/16 08:05 AM

Yes i think so too!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/12/16 09:03 PM

Im just not sure how to trim the scoop part...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/12/16 09:50 PM

Bad news, the squealing goes away when the clutch is pressed in....
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 03:07 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Bad news, the squealing goes away when the clutch is pressed in....


Could be worse...could be MY car making noises and leaking oil!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 03:41 AM

Ouch Ken!
Posted By: truckin-on

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 05:41 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Bad news, the squealing goes away when the clutch is pressed in....

That is odd, perhaps too much crank end play for some reason? Could be a thrust bearing I suppose, causing a cam pulley to rub? Are you sure noise is from the cam drive area?
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 10:02 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Im just not sure how to trim the scoop part...


I believe it's polycarbonate so suggest just carefully filing away material underneath, around the point of contact with rocker covers.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By truckin-on
Originally Posted By Draggin
Bad news, the squealing goes away when the clutch is pressed in....

That is odd, perhaps too much crank end play for some reason? Could be a thrust bearing I suppose, causing a cam pulley to rub? Are you sure noise is from the cam drive area?


If you're thinking that the pressure of the pedal against the clutch pressure plate is moving the crank, it "should" have no effect on the noise other than possible allowing for a very slight rpm difference without the trans turning.

The hub adapter for the flywheel/clutch is independent and supported by it's own bearing. Also the Centa is not longitudinally connected in the middle. So no forward/back motion of the crank can take place with the press/release of the clutch.

Kirk,

I would get a long screwdriver and use it as a stethoscope while it's running or pick up a cheapie from a parts store or Harbor Freight. If you place the handle end on your and "ground" it out hard in your ear, you can pick up a lot of noises in lieu of actually having a stethoscope. I have a cheap stethoscope and it works good, but the ear pieces are not comfortable for a long period of time.

Does it make the noise while driving? Or just at idle sitting still?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 03:27 PM

Dan, im not sure, I will have to do more investigating. It had sat a couple weeks, since it had no rocker covers on it!
I put that set on just to move it around the garage. We have snow here now, so it may be spring before I have more details!
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Dan, im not sure, I will have to do more investigating. It had sat a couple weeks, since it had no rocker covers on it!
I put that set on just to move it around the garage. We have snow here now, so it may be spring before I have more details!


Kirk,

I'll be in the Clare/Farwell area over the holidays. We stay with my brother in Clare, about a half mile from Jays Sporting Goods.

I was born and raised in MI. The furthest south we ever lived in MI was Monroe where I started school. In the fifth grade we lived in St. Ignace, that's the furthest north we lived. My dad worked road construction in the '40s through the early/mid '60s. I went to eleven different schools until we settled back done about 13 miles west of Farwell in Lake Station. We had a marina on Crooked lake and I was the mechanic. We sold Johnson outboards/snowmobiles, Mercury outboards, Crest pontoons, Polaris and Arctic Cat snowmobiles, Bridgestone motorcycles, Safety Mate fiberglass boats, the predecessor to Four Wynns boats out of Cadillac.

I was quit busy in my teen years.

When I was 18 I raced snowmobiles for the MI Ski Doo distributor that was located in Clare. I had one of the very first Ski Doo factory race Blizzards. I also built a few dune buggies and ran at Silver Lake State Park Sand Dunes on Lake Michigan.

So if we have a good clear day between Christmas and New Years, you'll drive up to show me your M3W, right???? Just kidding. I'll be back in August for my Farwell HS 50th Class Reunion, maybe then.

Noises are very hard to track down sometimes. Good luck with finding yours.

Have a great week. Stay warm!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 05/12/16 11:18 PM

Well, I am working the week between Christmas and New Year's, but if you want to come down towards the city I would definitely make arrangements to be home to at least show you the Morgan! But yes during the summer would probably be a lot more fun!
Posted By: truckin-on

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 06/12/16 03:31 AM

Originally Posted By Dan_Lockwood
Originally Posted By truckin-on
Originally Posted By Draggin
Bad news, the squealing goes away when the clutch is pressed in....

That is odd, perhaps too much crank end play for some reason? Could be a thrust bearing I suppose, causing a cam pulley to rub? Are you sure noise is from the cam drive area?


If you're thinking that the pressure of the pedal against the clutch pressure plate is moving the crank, it "should" have no effect on the noise other than possible allowing for a very slight rpm difference without the trans turning.

The hub adapter for the flywheel/clutch is independent and supported by it's own bearing. Also the Centa is not longitudinally connected in the middle. So no forward/back motion of the crank can take place with the press/release of the clutch.

Kirk,

I would get a long screwdriver and use it as a stethoscope while it's running or pick up a cheapie from a parts store or Harbor Freight. If you place the handle end on your and "ground" it out hard in your ear, you can pick up a lot of noises in lieu of actually having a stethoscope. I have a cheap stethoscope and it works good, but the ear pieces are not comfortable for a long period of time.

Does it make the noise while driving? Or just at idle sitting still?


Excellent points - I wasn't sure where the clutch thrust force was taken-up. Get the stethoscope or long screwdriver out and see if you can narrow it down. Just be extremely careful around moving parts, lest you get a screwdriver handle embedded in your ear :-)
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 02:47 PM

Moved the Morgan to the back of the garage, they salted the roads yesterday so season over!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 03:48 PM

Hi Kirk. How many miles have you managed to do? I've done at least 50 and now in the same position as you. Salt stops play. I can't see myself getting many miles on the car before the first service.

I assume you have been hitting the rev limiter quite easily like myself? I spoke to my dealer last weekend, who said the 3500 rpm limiter is set at 200 hours driving time and not on mileage.

Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Hi Kirk. How many miles have you managed to do? I've done at least 50 and now in the same position as you. Salt stops play. I can't see myself getting many miles on the car before the first service.

I assume you have been hitting the rev limiter quite easily like myself? I spoke to my dealer last weekend, who said the 3500 rpm limiter is set at 200 hours driving time and not on mileage.



I don't think I knew that the M3W had a "break in" rev limiter. 200 hours is a lot of saddle time. That's 12k miles at 60 mph just for break in. WOW! No matter how fast you're driving, that seems quite excessive to me.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 04:36 PM

Mine most defintely has. I was told the 200 hours includes hours run at the factory. However, I do agree its alot.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By Glenn
Mine most defintely has. I was told the 200 hours includes hours run at the factory. However, I do agree its alot.


Someone has added an extra zero on the hours. According to the S & S X-Wedge manual (admittedly longer stroke 117 CI engine) the first two hours running sets rev limit to 4250rpm and from then on to twenty hours 5125rpm. After that it's max 5800rpm.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 08:09 PM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By Glenn
Mine most defintely has. I was told the 200 hours includes hours run at the factory. However, I do agree its alot.


Someone has added an extra zero on the hours. According to the S & S X-Wedge manual (admittedly longer stroke 117 CI engine) the first two hours running sets rev limit to 4250rpm and from then on to twenty hours 5125rpm. After that it's max 5800rpm.


That sounds a bit more realistic.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 09:01 PM

My rev limiter came off on the second ride. But i did hit it pulling out of the dealer....
I drove it 4 times and have 350 miles on it.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 09:45 PM

The factory run is very short - 2-5 miles in my experience.

The rev limiter is usually set for 2 hours only!

Not 20 !!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 10:03 PM

My rev limiter came off on the second ride. But i did hit it pulling out of the dealer....
I drove it 4 times and have 350 miles on it.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 10:05 PM

It's all on page #11 of the 2016 manual.

" During the running in period the ECU will automatically limit engine RPM in two stages during the first 20 hours of engine operation. During the first two hours the rev limiter is 4250 RPM. From two hours to 20 hours of engine operation the rev limiter is 5125 RPM. After 20 hours the rev limit is 5800 RPM. "
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
It's all on page #11 of the 2016 manual.

" During the running in period the ECU will automatically limit engine RPM in two stages during the first 20 hours of engine operation. During the first two hours the rev limiter is 4250 RPM. From two hours to 20 hours of engine operation the rev limiter is 5125 RPM. After 20 hours the rev limit is 5800 RPM. "


The factory running during the build and their 23 mile test drive takes it past the 2 hr / 4,250 limit so it should be at 5,125 on delivery.

After 20 hours it goes up to 5,800 which won't make too much difference on the standard exhaust but with stage 1 it will start to fly woohoo
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 11:02 PM

Maybe they reset it? My limiter seemed to be at 4,125 for a few hours.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/12/16 11:42 PM

My car had 2 miles on the clock at delivery, then i hopped in with tje delaer mechanic and we brought that up to 7
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/12/16 03:16 AM

Think mine had 5 on her.
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/12/16 03:29 PM

Sounds as if the post built test drive has been considerably shortened.

Perhaps they are getting the hang of building the M3Ws hide
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/01/17 01:09 AM

Got my Dynamat today... I will install it on my next Saturday off which is in about 13 weeks!
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/01/17 08:51 AM

Draggin perhaps you would have the time if you diverted from trawling the TM archives or is trawling how you spend your lunch breaks, commute & any spare 5 minutes?

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/01/17 04:42 PM

If you cant keep interesting new threads going, im resorted to the old ones. And its 17 degrees in my garage, and the M3W is wedged in behind the Mazda.
And i have had worse addictions than posting here!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/01/17 05:22 PM

It has gone a bit quiet since we took delivery 😁
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/01/17 06:42 PM

I was a lot quieter when i was able to drive my car.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 06:51 PM

i almost bought a pair of SPAX adjustables today, just because im BORED!!
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 07:16 PM

Go polish your front wheel spokes.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 07:43 PM

I really think the answer is to HAVE HEAT!! I live in northern California, grew up in Minnesota and swore I'd never want for a warm place to exercise my addiction, Just think--sitting in a nice warm garage listening to music, contemplating the next project, a beer in one hand and a catalogue in the other and the M3W (the Baron) next to me, the STi in the other stall, sigh. Life can be good.
Posted By: Mi3Wheeler

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 08:54 PM

My M3W also shares the garage with an STi!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 09:49 PM

Oh i have heat out there, but its a 2 car garage with 2 cars and 4 motorbikes in it. And a generator, and a snow blower....
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 09:52 PM

The other wrinkle is i work 70 hour weeks until april 22nd.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 10:00 PM

There has been a lot of speculation about the waterproof leather option, below is a link to the company that makes it. There was also speculation about it being plastic, let me assure you it is not if anything it has more of a slightly waxy feel to it. It seems to be very high quality stuff.

http://www.xtreme-collection.com/en/xtreme-leder/
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/01/17 10:28 PM

Very clever technology.

Good find ...thanks for that ...most interesting!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/01/17 08:47 PM

I guess if there are just 2 i would drill them both...
The trick I doing it so "She Who must be..." does not know i did it!
She is very anti me messing with the car.
It does only have 350 miles on it!
Posted By: DocNik

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/01/17 11:54 AM

The rear baffle already has holes in it. I took it out with a hole saw first, beacuse it was easy to reach. Much nicer exhaust sound and a marked improvement on pinking.

The front one demands two extensions on the drill (= one more) and then it all starts to wobble. Approach from the front. It has no holes in it at all, the fumes go "around" it, so to speak.
As a precaution against too much noise I have drilled four 9 mm holes in the front baffle and I am still evaluating. More, throatier exhaust rumble and the manifolds no longer glow red. Almost no pinking.
Not sure I need to use the hole saw and there is room for at least four more 9 mm holes.

Oh, a tip for you: It takes forever to get the bit to bite into the stainless, but using an impact drill made it a doddle. It took seconds to drill a hole, in stead of several minutes.
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/01/17 07:19 PM

Impact drill is a good idea, never thought of it. I sharpened the end of a long rod and center punched the front one first and then the hole saw didn't wobble.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 17/01/17 06:17 PM

The state of the pound and possible tarrifs has me thinking about what should i buy now from England. As it will likely never be cheaper.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 08:08 PM

some photos...

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Posted By: JVS

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 08:23 PM

Sweet!
Posted By: Chris99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 08:36 PM

thumbs thumbs thumbs
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 08:43 PM

couple more...

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 08:44 PM

last for today...

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Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 09:32 PM

The brackets on the roll over hoops for the luggage carrier look better! are they the ones supplied now or you had them made up. they look much better than the screwed through the bar type......
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By skullmog
The brackets on the roll over hoops for the luggage carrier look better! are they the ones supplied now or you had them made up. they look much better than the screwed through the bar type......

I could not bring myself to drill the hoops. Those are Roll cage brackets that I can fully remove. they look a little chunky when they are on, but worth it to have no permanent brackets attached to the hoops.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 09:47 PM

I think they much better than the clunky clumsy home made looking originals, it was those putting me off getting one. I thinking welding little tubes on the hoops! mine black so re powder coat after,but your idea looks a good alternative....
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 09:49 PM

Have you load tested them yet?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 09:51 PM

not yet, but im sure they will do the job.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 11:33 PM

Got the JAP rocker covers back on...holding oil now?
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/01/17 11:49 PM

Love the leather quilting and the brass color! Most jealous of your non-Dzus bonnet fasteners!!
Posted By: Player99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 12:09 AM

Hi Draggin,
it looks much better than the method of fixing from factory . I am sorry, but I don't understand how this brackets are attached on the roll bar ?

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Posted By: Sportster

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 12:29 AM

Very nice M3W Draggin.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 03:30 AM

Player, let me find you a link.
Ken they do hold oil, they do that great after I torqed them.


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Posted By: Player99

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 09:09 AM

Thank you Draggin.


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Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 03:22 PM

Kirk,

I was wondering when you were going to show off your new ride.

VERY NICE indeed...

Thanks.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 04:38 PM

Thank you all, i need to get better pictures.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 07:29 PM

new Gear



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Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 07:38 PM

Gee Draggin--its too pretty to drive!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 07:48 PM

Well i hope to drive it a lot!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 20/01/17 08:52 PM

I did buy my spax adjustables. The Ohlins still seem to be in development, and the simplex seem.to have both clearance and breakage issues.
Bought now mostly from fear of future tarrifs, and a reversal of the currently favorable exchange rate!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/01/17 03:48 AM

I got my rubber rear mudguard extension today.
Photos when i get it installed!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/01/17 03:35 PM

Did anyone else get a customer satisfaction survey from Morgan today?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/01/17 02:42 PM

well I filled out my customer survey. It did make me feel good that they asked me for my honest comments.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 04:35 PM

Just got a pretty clean copy of the Charles Morgan "Morgan:100 years" book. That should keep me out of your hair for a while!
Posted By: Krod

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Just got a pretty clean copy of the Charles Morgan "Morgan:100 years" book. That should keep me out of your hair for a while!


Went to go check out what book you were talking about and sheesh people are scalping them second hand...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 08:22 PM

Yes i was happy to find one in good condition at a reasonable price!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 09:12 PM

Hmmmm... I was given one with my car.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 09:39 PM

this isn't the white picturebook I got with my car... This is more of a real company history.

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Posted By: Krod

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 09:51 PM

yes, it appears to be a rather interesting book. I presume I will have to wait and see if one comes up at a reasonable rate.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 10:33 PM

Got book and dvd with the car! flag
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 11:10 PM

The book and DVD that I got we're just about the Centennial Celebration. Not really a history book.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/01/17 11:15 PM

dvd Centennial book same as one pictured, i must have been lucky woohoo
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/02/17 03:33 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
this isn't the white picturebook I got with my car... This is more of a real company history.


This IS the book I was given with my car. Also the DVD.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/02/17 03:56 AM

Wow, i got screwed then! Maybe they ran out.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/02/17 02:45 PM

The Centeniary Celebration book I got with my car is kind of like looking at a slide show of someone elses vacation.
The 100 Years book is more interesting. I'm up to 1918.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/02/17 10:34 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
The Centeniary Celebration book I got with my car is kind of like looking at a slide show of someone elses vacation.
The 100 Years book is more interesting. I'm up to 1918.


Nearly finished mine, a gratefully received Christmas present thumbs
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/02/17 03:40 PM

Well It has been unseasonably warm and sunny here. 50's and 60's (F) And since I cant drive the car I have started some of my spring chores early! was surprised to find sound deadener already on the bulkhead. Was also suprised to see evidence that the NVH kit is hitting the Driveshaft tunnel.

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Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/02/17 03:59 PM

Anyway, also did what I intended to do, a bit of sealing!

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Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/02/17 11:44 AM

Next i tackle the rattly emergency brake button!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/02/17 11:52 AM

https://kirkusblog.com/2014/03/06/50th-detroit-autorama/
Posted By: Speed

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/02/17 12:57 PM

LOve that steering wheel
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/02/17 01:16 PM

It is classy!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/02/17 07:53 PM

Going to try something new...


https://kirkus.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/mov_57151.3gp



Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/02/17 08:50 PM

Still have that ugly sticker on the dash?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/02/17 11:33 PM

No, that sticker, and the Tastefully oversized air pressure sticker now have a place of honor on my toolbox.
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 09:44 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Going to try something new...


and what is it?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 12:51 PM

I am posting linked images to an outside Source instead of trying to attach the files, they seem to load faster.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 03:09 PM

Come On Summer!!

Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I am posting linked images to an outside Source instead of trying to attach the files, they seem to load faster.

The link would not work for me
Posted By: Krod

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 07:18 PM

Its 85F here...Can I have spring a bit longer?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By Krod
Its 85F here...Can I have spring a bit longer?

I was in FLA for work in December, I was missing the Morgan!
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 07:44 PM

Le casque expensive.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 08:03 PM

about 230 euro
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/03/17 08:06 PM

about 230 euro
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/03/17 09:45 PM

Does anyone know if the belly pan aluminum has some sort of anti-corrosion coating on it? I have the car up in the air and it would be a perfect time to put something on it if it doesn't already exist.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/17 06:05 AM

Mines 2016 raw aluminium!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/17 12:14 PM

Thanks Skully!
Shark-hide it is then!
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/17 03:23 PM

the misses said does that make her Mullder? rofl
Posted By: hbatts

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/17 06:12 PM

Maybe paint with rattle can undercoat?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/17 07:13 PM

Batts, i have a full quart of Sharkhide. I will probably do both sides of the floorpans.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/17 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Batts, i have a full quart of Sharkhide. I will probably do both sides of the floorpans.


Why?
Posted By: KBMOG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/17 09:04 AM

Whilst mine was up in the air when fitting a steel rear sprocket I took the opportunity to spray the entire underside with "Waxoil"
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/17 10:06 AM

Bare alluminium on the underside of my Land Rover is looking pretty good after 50 years!
Posted By: Budster

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/17 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Bare alluminium on the underside of my Land Rover is looking pretty good after 50 years!


Just keep it away from pig sh*t.
That eats in to Aluminium faster than you can say Gloucester Old Spot.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/17 08:00 PM

First run of the season! car sounds great, especially through tunnels! People really have no idea what to make of it when they see it. Motorcycles don't give you a wave, but the hotrod guys do.
my sound deadening seems to have done a little good, conversation seems easier. Bevel box still sounds like an air raid siren once its hot, but that's normal, right?
Posted By: Lance

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/17 08:36 PM

Do you have a specific speed range that the box is loudest in?
Mine starts at about 45mph , hits its loudest point at about 60mph, goes silent at about 62mph and starts making noise again at 75mph
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/17 09:46 PM

Mine same as yours Lance !
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/17 12:14 AM

I get lots of waves from motorcycle riders. Lots of questions too.

Bevel box screams in fourth gear for me.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/17 01:42 PM

I Moved the pedal box one slot forward to the "stock" position last night. I had the dealer move it closer when I took delivery because Beth was thinking she might like driving it, which she doesnt.

Too late to test it out, but will see if i like it there on the next dry evening. Then will see if I need that steering wheel spacer or not.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/17 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
First run of the season! car sounds great, especially through tunnels! People really have no idea what to make of it when they see it. Motorcycles don't give you a wave, but the hotrod guys do.
my sound deadening seems to have done a little good, conversation seems easier. Bevel box still sounds like an air raid siren once its hot, but that's normal, right?


Hmmmm...I get the hand down from almost every bike coming my way. Maybe they recognize the Smith & Stankos version more!πŸ˜‚
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/17 03:05 PM

Could be all that....
CHROME!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/04/17 03:30 PM

Could be all that....
CHROME!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/17 02:19 AM

Yes. Yes.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/05/17 05:12 AM

I installed the Australian Reversing Lamp today. Took about 2 hours.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/05/17 07:11 AM

Interested to hear more - pictures maybe.

Did you fit to replace stock fog light?
Did you employ existing reversing light wiring?
If yes to above, do you have an intention for now redundant fog light switch?
Which white reversing light did you use/source?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/05/17 12:42 PM

Yes i fit it in the stock fog lamp spot, i used the existing fog lamp wireing for the sake of simplicity. I used the actual morgan part, the mounting and the wires hook right up. the price i got from the dealer was less than what i found it for online. Photos to follow!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 07/05/17 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Yes i fit it in the stock fog lamp spot, i used the existing fog lamp wireing for the sake of simplicity. I used the actual morgan part, the mounting and the wires hook right up. the price i got from the dealer was less than what i found it for online. Photos to follow!


That's interesting. I would have expected if you used the MMC Australian spec. reversing light it would be wired with the same 4 way plug but with the two light cable connections picking up on the gearbox switched reversing light connections on the matching socket.

To better explain both the pair of wires for fog lamp and the reversing light are present and live on the wiring loom socket common to all variants. It's the matching plug on the LED light (whether it be fog or reversing) that determines which pair it hooks up to.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 02:29 AM

It comes without a plug, just two wires, so I wired it to the same 2 wires.
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 07:14 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
It comes without a plug, just two wires, so I wired it to the same 2 wires.


Thanks for explanation. Surprised the plug appears to be added during build. Sounds like it would have been no more effort to wire to the dedicated cables though, as either way you would need to cut and remake wires to plug or socket. Further detail here
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 01:57 PM

Pehaps if i had moved my 2 wires to the other 2 locations in the 4 contact plug, then it would work off of the trasmission switch? Im not currently curious enough to take out the 10 wood screws to find out.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 03:25 PM

The entire process:
https://kirkusblog.com/2017/05/08/adventures-in-morganeering-australian-reversing-lamp/
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 03:38 PM

Looks great, Draggin!
Posted By: WW1 ACE

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 03:40 PM



Kirk, that a great mod! Thank you! 2 questions:
1. Where did you get the new white light?
2. Does it come on only when reversing?
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 03:45 PM

Just change 1 pin the earth is common to both!
Posted By: truckin-on

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 04:20 PM

Nice work! I suspect I also would have more use for a reversing light than a rear fog light... Do you happen to have the Morgan AUS part number handy?
Posted By: WW1 ACE

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By truckin-on
Do you happen to have the Morgan AUS part number handy?


I think it's there on the box in the picture. Dasteri DSL0400RVL

Now the question is, where to buy it in the US?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By WW1 ACE

Kirk, that a great mod! Thank you! 2 questions:
1. Where did you get the new white light?
2. Does it come on only when reversing?


I asked a Morgan dealer , who happened to have one on the shelf.
I wired it up to the existing Fog Lamp switch, so I can control it independently of the gear shift position.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By truckin-on
Nice work! I suspect I also would have more use for a reversing light than a rear fog light... Do you happen to have the Morgan AUS part number handy?


Morgan part number is U340027 LED reversing lamp
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 06:33 PM

It MAY be this light, I am not sure, again I got mine from the dealer.
http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/led-55mm-reverse-light
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 06:41 PM

I also did a little photo post on my cockpit sealing.
https://kirkusblog.com/2017/05/08/adventures-in-morganeering-cockpit-sealing/
Posted By: WW1 ACE

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 07:59 PM

It looks like you put a furniture dolly under the rear tire. Do you jack it up and then put the dolly under for easy moving? Do you do anything with the front tires?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/05/17 11:25 PM

Yes its a low budget way to slide things around or lift the car slightly.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/05/17 03:00 PM

And they are 10 Dollars each!
Posted By: WW1 ACE

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/05/17 03:06 PM

Do you use them on the front wheels too? Do you use a standard jack?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 09/05/17 03:12 PM

I use a motorcycle jack because it hase 2 large pads and because it can go so low. Yes I have used them on all 3 wheels when I had to move the car to the side this winter. I wouldn't store the car on them.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/05/17 04:39 PM

Over the weekend my wife and I went to our vintage trailer (Caravan for those of you on the other side of the pond) Club outing. We brought along the Morgan and had some interesting experiences with it. This is the first time I have had it anywhere other than friends houses and I was surprised how much I really had to watch people. I guess mentally the worst thing was everybody assuming it was some sort of Kit Car or replica and some getting fairly belligerent when I insisted that it was actually real Morgan. Physically the most exciting moments were people grabbing the top of the windshield even though I told them not to. And people banging their fists on the body working asking if it is Aluminum? But we gave out plenty of rides when it wasn't raining, and it definitely got a very positive reaction.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 05:32 PM

Drove to work today. Amazing the positive attitude I came in with today.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:31 PM


My Workshop, and Lounge
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:39 PM

I too have the cowl and hood numbers, they just do not match....
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:40 PM

First ever wash!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:41 PM

Vintage Camping in Style!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:43 PM

I'm getting an education

Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I'm getting an education



Now all you need is a JSP engine! πŸ˜‚
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 08:47 PM

Maybe if I build a speedway bike.
Posted By: Tim W

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 09:26 PM

Did well to tow the van.
...
Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 09:27 PM

I just screwed the ball to the Ash.
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/06/17 10:21 PM

Now that i like. Two pints of lager and a packet of cigs please.
Posted By: HJP

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 05:33 AM

That's a great looking van ☺ any more pictures ?
Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 06:00 AM

Kirk, is that an Airstream? Have always thought they look so cool. They do actually make slightly narrower ones for sale in Europe and I was tempted.
Your M3W looks great.
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 07:18 AM

Fantastic caravan woohoo
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 01:30 PM

Is an Avion, they were manufactured here in Michigan. It is similar to an Airstream in that it is Aluminum riveted Construction. There were four or five different companies that made aluminum riveted trailers over the course of time. I like the Avion as that is what my grandfather always preferred, and they are made out of anodized aluminum so they are not the amount of Maintenance that a shiny aluminum trailer like my old Airstream can be.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 01:31 PM

I will try to post some better photos.
Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 01:35 PM

Thanks, Kirk. Would be great to see some more photos of it.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 02:42 PM

1964 Avion Holiday 24
We did a ground-up restoration on it.






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Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 03:00 PM

Love it! love
Posted By: HJP

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By skullmog
Love it! love

Me too !
Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/06/17 04:49 PM

Looks very cute. Great job! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/06/17 02:33 PM

Nothing much new to report, had to squirtsome Acf-50 in the mudguard struts, and my oil filter was working loose so i hand tigtened it a half turn. I think im at 600 and some odd miles. Definitly need to drive more. The motorcycles have not been ridden since we got the Morgan.... we shall see!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/07/17 07:53 PM

Over July 4th we took tne car to a friends brothers lavender farm. Lots of kids around. Lots of photos taken. Hot day, bevel box was louder than ever. Car has about 650 miles on it now. This week i rode tne BMW R69s for the first time this summer. Such a shame because it is such a wonderful riding bike.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/07/17 01:01 PM

Kirk, you've got to love the spring loaded fan vents over the stove. Pull the chain and you have a spinning fan and exhaust.

Living in MI back in the '50s and '60s while our dad worked on road construction as a mechanic, we moved around a LOT. We lived in several trailers over the course of my adolescence. I went to 11 different schools before moving to Lake MI in the middle of the 7th grade. I started school in Monroe.

All of our trailers had the kitchen pull chain spring loaded exhaust fans.

One of our trailers was a double decker. There were two full size beds upstairs and a half bath. Downstairs was my bedroom with two twin beds, a full bath, kitchen/dinning room and living room. This was all in an 8' x 48' trailer. We moved to a trailer park on one job and there was a HUGE 10' x 52' double decker there. WOW what a sight that was after living in our little one.

I think you've got a really neat travel trailer and I love the old Beemer.

My old '76 FLH Harley sits when we ride 2-up. My wife doesn't like to ride on it as it's not as comfy as our '09 Road Glide with tunes and a great seat and backrest. So when she's not going to ride, I take out the old '76 and put some miles on it.

Enjoy your get together's with other like minded souls.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/07/17 03:19 AM

Crossed the 800 mile mark this weekend doing the ton. Stable as a Table! Bevel box howling like a banshee! My dealer says Morgan won't even discuss the noise until the box has 6k miles on it?
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/07/17 11:32 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Crossed the 800 mile mark this weekend doing the ton. Stable as a Table! Bevel box howling like a banshee! My dealer says Morgan won't even discuss the noise until the box has 6k miles on it?


And they're hoping by then you'll be out of warranty. smile

As you say, you've talked with the dealer about the howling, but I would ask them to acknowledge your complaint in writing. If not just once, but on each visit to the dealer get a written service report for your records so you can show later, if needed, a constant complaint from day one.

Other than the noise, have fun!
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/07/17 02:43 PM

My M3W is now 15 months old with 7,500 miles. My bevel box sound matches Draggin's comments. Absolutely no improvement since day one.

Dan, good advice, but MMC doesn't care once they receive your money. I had a tranny leak from the rear seal caused from too much oil from the factory. There was a dealer notice issued to the dealers but my dealer never fixed the problem before delivery. It was leaking when I picked up my car. My dealer is 800 miles away so they told me to fix it and they would reimburse. About 6 months ago I had a fuel leak in my right fuel tank caused by the tank rubbing on the frame. My dealer told me to fix it and they would reimburse.

Six months ago I submitted my request for payment to my dealer and now my dealer is saying they are still waiting on reimbursement from MMC. I wrote the check for my M3W to my dealer, not the factory. I have called the factory with absolutely no returned calls.

MMC and Motorcycles of Charlotte, y'all got my money once, but you will never get another penny from me, so you can stop sending me the "buy our accessories" emails.

Future buyers beware, but my car will be for sale soon.

Dolph
Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/08/17 07:09 AM

Dolph you are correct in that your contract is with the dealer & not MMC. If MMC are slow paying the dealer that is their problem. You did the work on their promise to reimburse so that is what they must do.

Tim
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/17 03:10 AM

822 miles now. Plugged the car into my laptop to look at it on protune. No faults reported. All is well.
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/08/17 08:21 AM

Originally Posted By TimG
Dolph you are correct in that your contract is with the dealer & not MMC. If MMC are slow paying the dealer that is their problem. You did the work on their promise to reimburse so that is what they must do.

Tim


+1
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/08/17 03:12 PM

All British motoring on a nice Michigan Sunday!

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/08/17 03:13 PM

Headlight aiming....
What a Pain!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/08/17 03:14 PM

Squeaky Clean!
Posted By: HalfFull

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/08/17 01:31 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
All British motoring on a nice Michigan Sunday!



Looking good, Kirk. Always admire the look of that cowl/air cover.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/08/17 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Headlight aiming....
What a Pain!


Thought you needed something like 15 feet. No?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 06:44 PM

No, I did not have 15 feet.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 06:52 PM

Some recent Images!






Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 06:54 PM

Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 07:00 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Some recent Images!








Laptop info very informative and interesting. Max Engine temp 400deg.
Yee gods, you could cook bacon on the oil tank.

31 hours run time. How many miles is that?

Thanks, John.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 07:21 PM

It was 822.5 miles when I did the scan. If you look at the times, although it measures up to 400 degrees, it has never spent any time at that temp.
I think that that peak temp must have been during a restart after a long run, due to that super low RPM reading!



Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 09:44 PM

Pro tune 2. Do you have the file to run this?
John.
Posted By: planenut

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 10:33 PM


Just go to this and down load it for free.

https://www.sscycle.com/tech-info/software/protune-ii

You can download the manual as well. S&S are not as secretive as MMC about giving their customers product information.
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 23/08/17 11:33 PM

Thanks Planenut.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/17 12:05 AM

It is fun and instructive to look at but since the Morgan ECM is locked you can't really make any changes
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/17 12:35 AM

With a stage upgrade, you get an unlocked ECU.
John.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/17 01:13 AM

My Allon White order is in!






Posted By: deano

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/17 04:34 AM

Looks amazing Draggin. Great choice of colours and graphics.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/08/17 01:45 PM

Thank you Martin!
Posted By: Osama

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/08/17 03:25 PM

I like those head rests love
where can i order them from?
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/08/17 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By Osama
I like those head rests love
where can i order them from?


headrests
Posted By: Osama

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/08/17 05:01 PM

Thanks thumbs
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/08/17 03:25 PM

Sorry Osama I was out of town and did not see your request thank you John for stepping up and taking care of it
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/09/17 08:18 PM

I installed my headlights last night and put together this little video hopefully to help others out.

Video on my blog
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 10/10/17 06:21 PM

1000 mile service scheduled for Friday at 7:00 AM!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/17 10:19 AM

Good going! I've just hit 500.. so by this time next year 1000..
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/10/17 03:11 PM

Yes I think I only put 10 miles on the motorcycles this year. We are down from 6 to 4 bikes. Might be time to further cull the herd.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/17 12:06 PM

Likewise, 4 bikes, 4 cars..and a part share of a biplane. Not enough time in the world.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 12/10/17 05:12 PM

I need to retire just to maintain my fleet, but of course if I retire I wouldn't be able to afford to keep them all so it's sort of all self-defeating in the end
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 08:00 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I need to retire just to maintain my fleet, but of course if I retire I wouldn't be able to afford to keep them all so it's sort of all self-defeating in the end


Thats life. I tried downsizing and it made me depressed looking at empty garage space. So I filled it again.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 12:51 PM

And i do love them all....
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 02:50 PM

I dropped the car off at the dealer this morning had a very positive customer service experience. They're going to do my Thousand Miles service I'm also having them look at the one crooked driver side mud guard. I'm not nearly as apprehensive as I usually am about having somebody else touch my toys.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 08:41 PM

Got the car back and everything seems fine, I don't see anything on my receipt about bevel box oil though so I have an email into them to make sure it was done.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 09:08 PM

Per the dealer, BB fluid is only inspected/topped off at the 1000 mile service? I don't know why I thought it was at every oil change.
I may just change it before winter, just to change it.
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 09:27 PM

They did mine at 1,000 4,000 and 7,000.
Posted By: kankeL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/10/17 09:49 PM

It should be changed every service...
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 14/10/17 02:31 AM

Im just going to do that myself. I just need to decide between redline shockproof and EP-140
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/10/17 06:03 PM

To be fair even the thousand-mile checklist says it can be changed if the customer asks for it to be changed I guess I wasn't specific. One more piece of maintenance for me to do on a toy before the snow flies.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/10/17 07:13 AM

Took mine out yesterday pm, almost springlike weather. But that could almost be it for the year. Back to fettling other toys then.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/10/17 02:51 PM

I know what you mean Glenn, the temps are dropping here, too.
Yesterday I made a list of all the toys that need to be touched before winter, and its daunting!
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/10/17 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I know what you mean Glenn, the temps are dropping here, too.
Yesterday I made a list of all the toys that need to be touched before winter, and its daunting!


But you would be dead bored without them!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/10/17 08:12 PM

Does anyone else have a squealing noise when they first start their cars when cold? It goes away upon pushing the clutch in. Only happens during the first cold start. If I have a clutch release bearing that is failing I would rather get it replaced under warranty.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/11/17 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Does anyone else have a squealing noise when they first start their cars when cold? It goes away upon pushing the clutch in. Only happens during the first cold start. If I have a clutch release bearing that is failing I would rather get it replaced under warranty.


Not sure if you have to have the clutch pressed to start the M3W or not. But if so, as soon as you start it in neutral and take your foot off the clutch, does the squeal go away?

The throwout bearing would only be spinning if the clutch were to pressed.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/11/17 05:29 PM

no I leave the clutch in to start, car in neutral.
the squeal goes away when I press the clutch in. and also goes away when the car warms up.
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/17 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
no I leave the clutch in to start, car in neutral.
the squeal goes away when I press the clutch in. and also goes away when the car warms up.


That's weird.

If your foot is OFF the pedal, the throwout bearing should not be in contact with the pressure plate.

Obviously it's related to the clutch in some way, but it's backasswards to what you would think it should do if it's bad.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/17 05:43 PM

Agreed Dan!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/17 07:44 PM

Just for fun
https://wp.me/pWJfK-JW
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/11/17 08:08 PM

Thats what there for drive FUN!!!! drive
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 08:38 PM

A Dash out to view the holiday lights! 40 degrees Fahrenheit! Also testing the BB oil and the Adjustable Dampers


A quick Video
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 09:04 PM

You may want to look at your blog since the link gets to it but there is an error displayed that prevent latest video showing. Previous one fine.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 09:19 PM

Strange, working for me. On my phone and on my pc
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 09:30 PM

Draggin, sorry mate. Page not found for this video.
John.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 09:45 PM

Can anyone see it besides me?
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 09:58 PM

yep we can see ! nice little video...first view of new dash illuminated ! just like Morgan can't even get the time clock same colour as the main dial's. sorry to winge but doh
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/11/17 10:28 PM

Well Skully you're not saying anything that I'm not thinking every time I turn the instrument panel lights on!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/11/17 07:38 PM

I just want to say that I swapped my reversing light to the OTHER 2 connections in that 4 connection pigtail at the back, and it works PEFECTLY. Now what to do with the extra switch on the dash!
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/11/17 11:04 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
I just want to say that I swapped my reversing light to the OTHER 2 connections in that 4 connection pigtail at the back, and it works PEFECTLY. Now what to do with the extra switch on the dash!


Easy - refit the rear fog light. Hint: the wirings there already wink
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 29/11/17 12:04 AM

In the same hole? That would be a neat trick
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/17 12:04 AM

Originally Posted By Draggin
In the same hole? That would be a neat trick


I think I might be tempted to use the Australian version stop light repeater location in a pod on a stalk between headrests. No issues with fog light not being seen due to low vehicle height then.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/17 02:51 PM

Here in Michigan any attempt to use that stock rear facing fog light would just result in a fine. So I have the Aussie Backup lamp in its proper position in the bodywork. I have to say that due to the beam pattern and the tapering body of the car, it doesn't exactly make it brilliantly bright back there.
Posted By: Lance

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/17 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
Here in The States any attempt to use that stock rear facing fog light would just result in a fine. So I have the Aussie Backup lamp in its proper position in the bodywork. I have to say that due to the beam pattern and the tapering body of the car, it doesn't exactly make it brilliantly bright back there.


I have been using the rear fog as a running light during the day with no issues. Have had police cars directly behind be with no comment.

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/17 07:10 PM

Maybe I worry too much? Or maybe Michigan is more likely to write B.S. violations to help make up for the loss of tax revenue. Either way the clear light serves more of a purpose for me. And I already think the rear looks far too busy with all the lights and reflectors back there.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 30/11/17 09:32 PM

I switched on the heater and did some Sharkhide!
https://kirkusblog.com/2017/11/30/adventures-in-morganeering-sharkhide/
Posted By: Inge

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 09:36 AM

It was fun to see your garage. Great choice of music!
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 01:47 PM

Nice bathrobe.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 03:21 PM

That happens to be a vintage 1940's mechanics coat, Ken.
When I have a chance to look like a mad scientist, I take it!
My Bathrobe is plaid!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 03:27 PM

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By Inge
It was fun to see your garage. Great choice of music!

Thanks Inge! I just finished insulating the ceiling, and it was pretty comfortable out there!


Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 05:12 PM

Very cool BMW.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/12/17 06:36 PM

Thank you, I am really proud of that one!
Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/12/17 07:54 AM

Kirk, saw this bike in Geneva earlier in the year and thought you might like it!

Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/12/17 07:58 AM

Very proud of myself as I was up past midnight last night trying to work out how to post photos on the Forum!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
Posted By: KenShapiro

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/12/17 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By ShaunD
Very proud of myself as I was up past midnight last night trying to work out how to post photos on the Forum!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘


Hmmm... I gave up. πŸ€ͺ
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/12/17 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By KenShapiro
I gave up.


The instructions on how to post pictures are here:

http://tm-img.com/page/ifu

If you could give us some idea on where you get stuck, I'd be very happy to amend them to make things clearer.
Posted By: Dolph

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/12/17 05:24 PM

You sure have a lot of garden hose.

Dolph
Posted By: ShaunD

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/12/17 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By Hamwich
Originally Posted By KenShapiro
I gave up.


The instructions on how to post pictures are here:

http://tm-img.com/page/ifu

If you could give us some idea on where you get stuck, I'd be very happy to amend them to make things clearer.


Those were the instructions I used. Am I right in thinking you can’t post videos this way?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/17 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By Dolph
You sure have a lot of garden hose.

Dolph

Is actually a hundred feet of 20 amp extension cord. We had use for it when we had the motorhome one time. It's been clogging up the corner ever since
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 03/12/17 04:27 PM

The simplest way seems to be have the photos hosted somewhere else WordPress is free and so is Flickr
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 04/12/17 11:46 PM

I re-edited this to show more of the end result! Thank you for the suggestion, Molly!
https://kirkusblog.com/2017/11/30/adventures-in-morganeering-sharkhide/
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/12/17 04:11 PM

Are the videos interesting to anyone but me?
Should I keep making them?
Posted By: skullmog

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/12/17 04:33 PM

Keep doin what you'r doin. All interesting and entertaining ! flag
Posted By: kankeL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 15/12/17 05:15 PM

Love the videos, just changed my headlights to Licus PL700 replicas after watching your guide πŸ‘
Posted By: 2Sharp

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/12/17 12:24 AM

Originally Posted By skullmog
Keep doin what you'r doin. All interesting and entertaining ! flag


Encore. BTW the jacket rocks. I suspect you have quite the eclectic collection of clothing.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/12/17 05:48 AM

I tend to like hobbies that involve dressing up
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/12/17 10:41 AM

I took a look at the Sharkhide website and the stuff looks really impressive! Wouldn't it be great if MMC used it on all bare metal surfaces during manufacture. flyingpig

Anyone know a UK supplier?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/12/17 04:52 PM

Getting set up for winter storage
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/12/17 05:00 PM

My fleet at rest for the long long winter.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/12/17 07:29 PM

Love those panniers on the R69S very very cool!

I do not think I have ever seen any others must be v rare?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/12/17 07:49 PM

Those are the "enduro" saddlebags. They were made hete in the states buy a guy in a shed as sort if a labor of love. The Originals were vacuum-formed plastic. When he passed away the business died with him, but a few companies now make fiberglass replicas of varying degrees of quality. All of them are fairly expensive, I don't know how many pairs made it to your side of the pond.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/12/17 07:55 PM

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 21/12/17 08:13 PM

my progression on that bike.......

Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 03:44 PM

What the devil?
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
What the devil?

Did you go for the brass brake disks too? wink
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 07:26 PM

I don't know what they're made of but I do know that my Mazda which sits right next to it and is also undercover shows no signs of rusting at all so whatever alloy Morgan is using it is definitely not very corrosion proof
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 07:27 PM

I don't know what they're made of but I do know that my Mazda which sits right next to it and is also undercover shows no signs of rusting at all so whatever alloy Morgan is using it is definitely not very corrosion proof
Posted By: rockabilly john

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 08:14 PM

All rotors/brakes discs should be made of cast iron.
I have just had 3 months extended holiday without using the car.
Sorry not M3W, with hardly any rust on the discs.
My car is left in the street.

How long without use on the 3 wheeler?
John.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 08:54 PM

Since tyne snow flew here. So October?
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 08:55 PM

I looked back. November 31st was the last time out
Posted By: CBM

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 24/03/18 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
What the devil?


That, Sir, is American rust.

Make Malvern Great Again.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 01:02 AM

I do live in what we call "the rust belt"
Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 04:17 AM

That's common on all of my cars that I've owned in the past many years.

My '16 Terrain will do that just overnight if it's raining outside.

By the time I back out of my driveway the surface rust is gone.

If your rotor is getting surface rust in other places than the pad wear area, you can paint the rotors and that works quite well. Of course do not paint the wear areas. smile
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 05:29 AM

What sort of paint is good for the rotors?
Posted By: Richard Wood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 07:37 AM

Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By Draggin
What sort of paint is good for the rotors?


Kirk, here are a few staring places.

Do's and Don'ts of painting clipers

Eastwood is huge in restoration and other car repair/paint concerns.
Eastwood's Caliper Painting Process

The bottom line is that probably any hi-temp paint will do the job.
Posted By: Lance

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 04:11 PM

Kirk, If you washed the car before you put it away for the winter, there was probably moisture present. Even my Corvette will do that if I wash it an put it away without driving it to heat up the rotors and get rid of moisture
Posted By: PaulV

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/03/18 07:56 PM

Surface rust - v common on all cars' disks in the UK!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 26/03/18 12:29 PM

The problem was a winter where several times we had a 40 degree swing in temps in a week. Major condensation.
Posted By: Glenn

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 28/03/18 12:18 PM

I checked mine last night as its been static about the same amount of time. Discs look like new. Fortunately my garage is damp free.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 31/03/18 11:30 PM

Has anyone else had an oil leak from what they call the oil filter adapter it's a right angle bracket that attaches to the front side of the engine block mine is all wet there
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 11/04/18 12:56 AM

I am currently working on cleaning up the disc rotors and painting inside the vented area once I have that project completed I will move on to installing the new gaskets and O-rings from S&S to fix the oil leak.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 13/04/18 08:16 PM

I started a Heritage Edition Group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/222296571684895/
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/04/18 02:40 PM

Things I am working on...







Posted By: Dan_Lockwood

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/04/18 06:38 PM

Looking very nice Kirk!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 25/04/18 01:26 PM

I pulled the reed valve cover and replaced the gasket there, and also used a small amount of sealant on it. I dont think I will pull the Oil Filter adapter until Fall when I do an oil change. I looks like a bigger job with the regulator and the motor mount in the way.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/05/18 03:09 PM

one thing that has annoyed me since the day I picked up my car is this shrinking boot seal. Saw to that!

Posted By: TimG

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/05/18 07:07 AM

I had my boot "seal" replaced under warranty.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/05/18 07:14 PM

Yea. I mentioned it to my dealer but i got tired of waiting on a 5 dollar part.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/05/18 07:18 PM

Drove the car to a friends "Garage Night" about 20 miles. New spax adjustable dampers are great! Bevel box unchanged with the Redline Shockproof. I will screw my earplugs in deeper!
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/08/18 12:27 AM

Is a little leakage from the bevel box normal? I replaced my bevel box oil over the weekend and noticed that a very tiny bit is weeping from the cover plate behind the belt drive sprocket. More concerning is there was a dark smear of lube that appears to be coming from the seal that is behind that sprocket. I think I may have over filled the bevel box slightly during the last service, has anybody else seen this?
Posted By: P964

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 16/08/18 04:18 AM

I have found that if there is too much oil then the breather tends to not work. I had a drip from the front seal.

There is quite a pressure build up, so double check the breather is clear and working well.Be careful screwing in back in as the plastic thread is real easy to damage especiall if you fully contorted trying to reach it without removing stuff !!!

After reducing oil a tad and clearing the leak disappeared.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 18/09/18 07:06 PM

I think I just overfilled it last time, I will check it again next time I am under it.
Does everyone else's engine weep a little oil from the bottom covers if it has not been driven in a few weeks?
Posted By: comet

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 19/09/18 08:45 AM

yes, that's why I have a little cat crate under the block.
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 08/12/18 01:14 PM

My latest fettle
https://kirkusblog.com/2018/12/06/adventures-in-morganeering-exhaust-wrap/
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/19 03:39 PM

I finally started making the trip videos!
Here is the Morgan Works
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jFuq_8ANo30
Posted By: Inge

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 01/04/19 11:23 PM

I really enjoyed the Malvern video! I was in London for a week in February, but did not make it out to Malvern. I totally relate to your flight experience, fly the red eye, get to London at 7am, adrenaline is pumping, then feel like a zombie about 1pm. This was my 4th trip to England, love the place. Especially the pubs, the older the better.
Posted By: LightSpeed

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/19 01:24 AM

A nice enjoyable video, thanks for Posting it.
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/19 08:24 AM

Originally Posted By LightSpeed
A nice enjoyable video, thanks for Posting it.

+1 thumbs
Posted By: Draggin

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/19 12:35 PM

Thanks! Wonderful time! I have 2 more weeks worth of videos to post!
Posted By: Bunny

Re: Kirk and Beths M3W - 02/04/19 12:45 PM

Keep 'em coming!
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