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So, have you driven your Morgan today?

Posted By: WR142LL

So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 03:33 PM

Well what a fab day (at long last) for driving your Morgan today.
So, have you had a drive today and if so, where'd ya go?

I just drove to work (15 miles) but had to drop swmbo off, which added 32 miles to the journey happy3 (And I've never used that icon with any previous car I've had !)

Cheers

Jeremy

PS : Just driven for 64 miles at 125 mph. Well, with 4,000 hp, it's tricky keeping to 60 laugh2
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 03:38 PM

Yep. Went down to Falfield to join in with the local section of the MTWC's gathering.
24 miles each way. Now trying to thaw out my toes grin2
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 03:41 PM

Just back from a 50 mile round trip through Monmouthshire. Glorious.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 03:45 PM

You'll have to let me know your route, Roger : I may soon be a resident of Ross-o-W

Jeremy
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 03:49 PM

Not today but I had a nice short run yesterday. Only 32 km but included one of my favourite bits of curvy road.
Posted By: HJP

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 04:02 PM

Yep , had a short distance errand to run , but ended up coming a longer way home woohoo
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 04:09 PM

Nice trip around the South Hams - Home - Kingsbridge inland route - Salcombe - Kingsbridge coastal road along Slapton Line and home about 60mls.

Waved to by Austin 7, Cougar(car,naughty), 3 x MX5's and a Caterham. All except the Austin 7 and me were topless, I'm into the annual stretching/fitting of the roof period.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 04:16 PM

Oh yes happy3

Long route - well longer than usual Down Thomas (Wembury) to Kingsbridge and back . Seeing my mother and enjoying the driving. happy3
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 04:21 PM

Ross-on-Wye Jeremy?
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Ross-on-Wye Jeremy?


Aye Graham. Nearer Shelsey etc laugh2

JW
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 08:02 PM

We should see more of you then thumbs
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
We should see more of you then thumbs


Yes John. Hoping to use your Factory Tour season ticket on occasion grin2

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: Guten

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 09:04 PM

PS : Just driven for 64 miles at 125 mph. Well, with 4,000 hp, it's tricky keeping to 60 laugh2

4000? That's a helluvan engine you got there!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 09:28 PM

2 engines actually Simon ! Each 2000 hp. Bit portly, weighing in at 70 tonnes.

Jeremy
Posted By: Guten

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 09:40 PM

Ah, right, the vehicles I am responsible for have 4 at 2.2 MW each, weigh in at 2000t but it can only manage 15mph flat out.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 10:13 PM

Too hot in Perth yesterday for anything. 44 degs here.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 10:15 PM

I was going to take the Roadster out to scrub in the new tyres. I am very ashamed to say that I spent the day gardening blush notworthy
Posted By: beneviro

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/01/14 10:23 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
I was going to take the Roadster out to scrub in the new tyres. I am very ashamed to say that I spent the day gardening blush notworthy


nothing reprehensible with gardening... so you will have nice decorations for your Morgan in springtime ... Looking forward to some pictures then.


Posted By: PeterG

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 12:14 AM

I spent the day at a shopping centre with the wife and two of my daughters spend frown

I've only got pictures of my car to console myself with frown
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 01:38 AM

Even with the top up you would have fried on our roads yesterday. Still not able to drive a manual with the shoulder, but the bruise is working its way down my arm. Whole upper arm from shoulder to elbow is black at the moment from a bleed into the muscle

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 04:18 AM

Graeme mate that looks awful. Is there a prognosis yet?

Great well soon. We need you at Gingin!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 06:32 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
I was going to take the Roadster out to scrub in the new tyres. I am very ashamed to say that I spent the day gardening blush notworthy


I wish...
I can't walk on our garden without water squeezing out of the waterlogged soil. It will take some time before the ground can be dug.
There is work to do, I want to prepare the ground for the early spuds and the lawn needs cutting, but it is waterlogged.

More rain forecast today...
The joy of living in the South West.
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 07:22 AM

Fantastic day in Sydney so out in the MOG. Up early and off to Kurrojong for breakfast.

Cool morning with no one on the road so kept going on the Bells Line of Road to Mt Victoria then Blackheath, Katoomba and Leura for a look through a few galleries and lunch.
Such a great MOG road I turned around and came home the same way - 261Ks in total. sunny woohoo

Add this to the 62K round trip for breakfast at Dolls Point (on Botany Bay) yesterday and it has been a great weekend of Mogging.

Got her home, greased the front suspension and put her to bed which is exactly what I am going to do now. Enjoy
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 07:50 AM

Sounds a great day Oz4/4. I'm in the SouthWest of WA sans Morgan and finding lots of great roads to return to. drive smile
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 08:28 AM

Great place to stretch the legs of the MOG... joy
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Sounds a great day Oz4/4. I'm in the SouthWest of WA sans Morgan and finding lots of great roads to return to. drive smile
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Too hot in Perth yesterday for anything. 44 degs here.


Surprisingly, it's also around 44 degrees here too. Regrettably our temp is in F whereas yours is in C. frown2 And more gloomy forecast today.

Wont stop me going out in Henrietta again today, thou drive

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: Bumpy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 09:12 AM

I did a couple hundred of miles to Birmingham NEC and back.

The M6 is a disgrace about 50% of the journey was at 50mph due to roadworks - and the once the roadworks finished there was a camera van on a bridge - which no doubt nabbed me as over the limit of 70 ....only good thing was managed to get off before junction 22 as the M6 was closed for an accident.

As a country we need to be re-educated on lane discipline - way too many cars sitting on middle lane doing 55mph ....must drive the truckers mad.

For once I had the soft top up ...those side screens are draughty old things
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 09:50 AM

Not today...
frost this morning, ice on puddles.
Now it has clouded over and will rain.
Bitter cold wind.
Aldermog and I will stay wrapped up and warm!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 10:53 AM

A couple of degrees above freezing here and feels cold and damp. A day devoted to glass fibre I think....before I succumb to the telly.
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 11:03 AM

Well done Gary it sounds like you had a day for OZ Moggers to dream of
envy
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 11:37 AM

I got back from Jakarta & despite the jet lag did the trip to Tescos with a big grin top down
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By OZ 4/4
Great place to stretch the legs of the MOG... joy


Great indeed - I did it with the WA MOCA group to Busselton nearly a couple of years ago and today we retraced parts. Stunning part of the world.
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/01/14 12:25 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
You'll have to let me know your route, Roger : I may soon be a resident of Ross-o-W

Jeremy

No problem, Jeremy. PM me if you want a joint trip some day, or just a route suggestion.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 08:53 AM

Can we make that 3? smile
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 08:59 AM

Or may be even 4!
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Well what a fab day (at long last) for driving your Morgan today.
So, have you had a drive today and if so, where'd ya go?

I just drove to work (15 miles) but had to drop swmbo off, which added 32 miles to the journey happy3 (And I've never used that icon with any previous car I've had !)

Cheers

Jeremy

PS : Just driven for 64 miles at 125 mph. Well, with 4,000 hp, it's tricky keeping to 60 laugh2


Drove out in the Morgan to a v. muddy farm where I gave a chap two VCRs to repair. Then accross country to pick my son up from school and return him home. In all about 2 hours outside in the car. I was not feeling great when I had woken up sick but following that trip all that had gone away. happy3
Posted By: Jefffloydy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 09:09 AM

110 degress F here tomorrow so the Mog will have a day in the garage
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 03:00 PM

The Welsh borders welcomes all-comers.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 03:36 PM

Originally Posted By RogerS
The Welsh borders welcomes all-comers.


Where men are men and sheep are afraid?
Seriously though great driving country
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Or may be even 4!


Reckon with a bit o'plannin and Roger's blessing an Easter-ish trip might be in order. Plus a spot of lunch (Roger, your nominations in due course !).

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 04:06 PM

Happy to help. Just let me know the sort of length tour you all fancy and who's interested. I can check out some options in February.
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 05:02 PM

Sadly no Morganing here for a while yet. The temperature did poke its nose above freezing over the weekend, for the first time since well before Christmas, but that just meant that the gutters were running during the day with meltwater off the snowplough's windrows before re-freezing overnight. Roads are now both very salty and very slippery - fine for a tintop with winter boots, but not a happy combination for all-season-shod Mogs.

I'm just glad that cars don't suffer the effects of windchill: the Polar Vortex thingy we've just got rid of put the still-air temps down in the high 20s below zero just after New Year, with wind chill near -40. Brrr.
Posted By: Jack The Lad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 06:58 PM

Went out to wash the cars on Sat a/noon . Jumped into the mog and it started 1st time . So as I was washing the cars I let the mog tick over slowly pushing the choke in . It had run a while when the fan kicked in . I locked everything up and the fan kicked in again , I could feel the warmth from it and the heat you get when you dip your head inside the car along with that musky mog leather smell . Came away with a smile
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 08:04 PM

I was driving mine home from work today, Hood up, rain pissing down, chamois pad in hand constantly battling the misting up, and I reached A Decision.

I am absolutely definitely going to replace the horrible convoluted plastic screen demisting ducts which keep falling off the vents, and I am going to fix it so they work.

So I've ordered a length of silicone ducting from Car Builder Solutions. Now all I need to do is to figure out how to get the new tubes fixed to the vent ducts without having to disassemble the entire bloody dashboard. A Cunning Plan is needed...
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By Jays
I was going to take the Roadster out to scrub in the new tyres. I am very ashamed to say that I spent the day gardening blush notworthy


I wish...
I can't walk on our garden without water squeezing out of the waterlogged soil. It will take some time before the ground can be dug.
There is work to do, I want to prepare the ground for the early spuds and the lawn needs cutting, but it is waterlogged.

More rain forecast today...
The joy of living in the South West.


Since when has Salisbury been in the South West. I thought it was up North. ooo

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 09:00 PM

The BBC has spoken: Salisbury is South West.
That is because they don't recognise the South!
Just South East and South West!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/01/14 09:25 PM

One for DaveW, I'm sure Hammy....Dave???
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/01/14 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By Hamwich
I was driving mine home from work today, Hood up, rain pissing down, chamois pad in hand constantly battling the misting up, and I reached A Decision.

I am absolutely definitely going to replace the horrible convoluted plastic screen demisting ducts which keep falling off the vents, and I am going to fix it so they work.

So I've ordered a length of silicone ducting from Car Builder Solutions. Now all I need to do is to figure out how to get the new tubes fixed to the vent ducts without having to disassemble the entire bloody dashboard. A Cunning Plan is needed...


You could always upgrade to a heated screen as well..... hide
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/01/14 07:22 AM

Same as when I did the part rewire on RTA Tim - upside down in the footwell... grin2
Posted By: meabh

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 07:03 AM

I am absolutely definitely going to replace the horrible convoluted plastic screen demisting ducts which keep falling off the vents, and I am going to fix it so they work.
CBS are very useful indeed. I had the same problem Hamwich which I solved by glueing the end of the pipe before pushing ( ok fiddling ) it onto the ducts. It is tight up there but persevere. CBS have some interesting air ducts which I would like to use. At the moment I have fitted extra ducts to the heater outlets but mine is circa 89 and has the cardboard like heater box, there fore easy to screw into.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 12:20 PM

I used some silicon sealant to hold them in place...worked well and easier than glue to use (in my opinion).
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 04:46 PM

Hamwich - first try line of sight. I use a pencil type torch in the teeth (Commando style but end on), but a head light might work.
If you can get a hand up, all well and good. If not, first check the diameter of your new pipes. It might be worth inserting a narrower bore pipe up inside the original as a guide, then pull off the original, and slide the new pipe over the guide pipe. I would secure with a band of double sided tape, my best friend. If there's any slackness in the fitting, you'll need to pad it out. If you need a sample of neoprene or leather,(enough to pad) give me a shout.
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 07:19 PM

Drove plenty of Morgans today, like most days smile
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 07:27 PM

Drove it four inch in garage to prevent tyre flat spot and charge battery on account of it p******g it down as usual gloomy
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 07:30 PM

Originally Posted By Clipper
Drove it four inch in garage to prevent tyre flat spot and charge battery on account of it p******g it down as usual gloomy


Same here, except I wheel the 4/4 back and forward inside the garage.
gloomy umbrella
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 09:51 PM

I just sat in it and started it up....just so I could hear my new silencers. How sad is that!
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/01/14 10:38 PM

I drove mine to Dublin today in the pi**ing rain following lorries which covered it in dirty spray----- major wash tomorrow!!!!
Posted By: Jefffloydy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 01:35 AM

Took ours out on the Melbourne to Mornington classic car run, about 10 Morgans showed up and it was fun going down as a convoy Still hankering after an E type,there were some great ones on display

Jeff

Pink 4/4 2011
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 10:32 AM

The harder the rain, the quicker the salt gets washed off !
Posted By: Lecat

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
I just sat in it and started it up....just so I could hear my new silencers. How sad is that!

I can just watch, to cold to even start the engine... snow
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 03:51 PM

Good run out today, dry but blowing a houlie woohoo
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 04:52 PM

Drove it 5 meters onto the drive, washed it. dried it and drove it back into the garage....

Next weekend...I hope
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 05:33 PM

If I had a boat I'd be tempted to get that out instead... boat

One hell of a line squall passed through here mid afternoon.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 05:56 PM

Likewise, about 17:00. Vicious winds.

Power out again down at the farm, spliced repairs made last time failed. Sloppy workmanship.

A couple of horses are stuck in a field, can't get to them. One is supposed to be going to a show tomrrow. The owner isn't pleased.
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 07:41 PM

We had a tree snap today at the dealership in the high winds and rain.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 07:46 PM

Hope tree didn't do any damage.

Sorry to hear about the GGs Peter...
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Hope tree didn't do any damage.

Sorry to hear about the GGs Peter...



Nope no damage luckily. Stupid bloody weather
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 08:55 PM

Drove mine this afternoon in the hissing rain and a thunder storm, which was nice gloomy
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By PeterG
Drove mine this afternoon in the hissing rain and a thunder storm, which was nice gloomy


Good lad.. thumbs grin2
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/01/14 10:34 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By PeterG
Drove mine this afternoon in the hissing rain and a thunder storm, which was nice gloomy


Good lad.. thumbs grin2


Brave man smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/01/14 07:21 AM

Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Hope tree didn't do any damage.

Sorry to hear about the GGs Peter...



Nope no damage luckily. Stupid bloody weather


Glad no damage! Look on the positive: in 12 months more firewood for the wood burners!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/01/14 09:03 AM

No trip out today absolutely hissing down and lasting the day.

Reminded me of the Laying down and avoiding (the day) sketch from Monty Python.

A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a
pity, as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palette,
but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

"Black Stump Bordeaux" is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured
Burgundy, whilst a good "Sydney Syrup" can rank with any of the world's
best sugary wines.

"Chateau Bleu", too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and
its lingering afterburn.

"Old Smokey, 1968" has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret,
whilst the Australian wino society thouroughly recommends a 1970 "Coq du
Rod Laver", which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: 8 bottles
of this, and you're really finished -- at the opening of the Sydney
Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an
hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is "Perth Pink". This is a
bottle with a message in, and the message is BEWARE!. This is not a
wine for drinking -- this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is "Melbourne Old-and-Yellow", which is
particularly heavy, and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of "Chateau Chunder", which is an Appelachian
controle, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation -- a fine wine
which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a "Hobart Muddy", and a prize winning
"Cuiver Reserve Chateau Bottled Nuit San Wagga Wagga", which has a
bouquet like an aborigine's armpit.
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/01/14 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Hope tree didn't do any damage.

Sorry to hear about the GGs Peter...



Nope no damage luckily. Stupid bloody weather


Glad no damage! Look on the positive: in 12 months more firewood for the wood burners!


Exactly what we said at work when we saw the tree on its side smile
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/01/14 10:09 PM

It was a stunning day here today but due to family commitments I was only able to escape after 15:30.

I finished up doing a circuit of the lake shore and the next valley, a nice run of 60 km. But it didn't all go as I had planned.

http://goo.gl/maps/4YV31

I captured a few stills from the dashcam video. Sorry about the quality, I have the video running at a relatively low resolution then I also reduce the image size.



Slow Sunday drivers, at times doing 40 kph for absolutely no reason banghead



Anyway it let me get some footage of the view.



Oh oh! The pass (1173m)is closed. I should have been carrying chains too but I had left them in the garage.



Oh well, back down the other way





Suddenly stop start traffic after the first of two intersections with the roads leading to the ski fields.



Back to the lake again



Nearly home

Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/01/14 01:49 AM

Australia Day Car display for us yesterday. 10 MOGs in total on Macquarie Street, Sydney but the group got separated so we lost a champion Roadster and an Aero to another section of the display.
Today, too good to be inside so jumped in the MOG and off for breakfast at Bobbin Head marina in the Ku ring gai National Park and to look at the boats...(I wish)


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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/01/14 02:51 AM

Looks good Peter and sounds great Oz. I'm in Oslo in the snow but have new parts waiting for me in London smile
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/01/14 06:28 AM

I used to live at Mt Kuring-gai when I was growing up. Bobbin Head, Apple Tree Bay, Berowra Waters etc were where we went for a swim, hiked or bicycled. They are places that haven't changed much in 60 years.
Posted By: boxboxbox

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/01/14 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga

Slow Sunday drivers, at times doing 40 kph for absolutely no reason banghead


Peter, I suspect they were admiring the wonderful view ? wink

We have booked a road trip to the lakes at the end of may, and have already made a note to use the car ferry from Varenna - are there any other areas you would recommend, perhaps off the beaten track ? (we are walkers rather than townies).
Big question I know, but thanks in advance. smile
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/01/14 06:20 AM

If you like walking mountain trails there are an abundance of them around here. The mountain roads can be a little narrow at times and somwwhat unnerving if you are not used to them.

Above Varenna there is a road into the mountains and a place called Ortanella. There are some nice walks there that vary from easy to more difficult. The road over the Agueglio Pass and then around to Lecco through Valsassina is nice or alternatively back to Bellano and then Varenna again.

http://goo.gl/maps/7D6TL
http://goo.gl/maps/VwjMy

PS. You just might find members of the exclusive Morgan Club of Esino Lario. There are only two of us, a green 4/4 and our Plus 4, so it must be exclusive smile
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 11:27 AM

Just got a Met office 'yellow' warning, it's gonna rain in the South East from 'now' until midnight Saturday, so that's another mogless weekend, so fed up with this rubbish summer - almost resorted to sitting in her in the garage making brum brum noises....
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 11:29 AM

Summer? well it could be I suppose!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 11:30 AM

Man up, go out and get wet! hide

Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By tuftie66
Just got a Met office 'yellow' warning, it's gonna rain in the South East from 'now' until midnight Saturday, so that's another mogless weekend, so fed up with this rubbish summer - almost resorted to sitting in her in the garage making brum brum noises....


Shall be driving Henrietta into Temple Meads, rain or no, tonight for my nightshift. Advantage of nightshift = nice unimpeded drive home at 04.00 or so innocent

Jeremy
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By tuftie66
...almost resorted to sitting in her in the garage making brum brum noises....


Err, you mean you don't do that anyway?? grin2
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 12:00 PM

not driven since 23/01 - 1st cataract on 24/1 and 2nd scheduled 21/02 then 7 or so days later joy
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 12:27 PM

Actually started the Plus 8 yesterday. Didn't drive it though. Wanted to be sure I hadn't botched up anything too bad after pulling a few of my 'prized circuit breaker' circuits and replacing them with fused circuits. A good number more to go. The rain will hold off here, until noon, but the wife has scheduled an appointment and I don't dare leave or I will miss it. But, if they come early, I am headed out . . .

Cheers, Mark
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 01:19 PM

Hope the bl..dy rain & gales have stopped by then Pete!! shocked2
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By MarkB
but the wife has scheduled an appointment and I don't dare leave or I will miss it.

Same for me too frown

Stunning day here after a week or more of rain and I'm stuck at home gloomy
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 09:11 PM

Cannot make up my mind whether the roadster needs a 4hp outboard or 8 wine
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Cannot make up my mind whether the roadster needs a 4hp outboard or 8 wine


The rule of thumb is; 4hp for a 4/4, 8hp for a roadster.

Trust me. I studied Ship Science at Uni.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 09:39 PM

Ah an expert so should the bracket mounted beneath the luggage rack or side on like the rustler 24 perhaps on the door.
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Ah an expert so should the bracket mounted beneath the luggage rack or side on like the rustler 24 perhaps on the door.


That depends. If the motor has cable steering which you can rig up to the steering wheel, on the back beneath the luggage rack would be the correct installation. If it is to be tiller steered, it would be better on the side where you can reach the tiller.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 09:52 PM

Looking outside I think tiller steering would be quicker as I have no neoprene to protect cable steering. Thank you wine wine wine wine
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Looking outside I think tiller steering would be quicker as I have no neoprene to protect cable steering. Thank you wine wine wine wine


Best of luck to all you West Country folk in this awful weather boat
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/02/14 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By Pete.G
Cannot make up my mind whether the roadster needs a 4hp outboard or 8 wine


The rule of thumb is; 4hp for a 4/4, 8hp for a roadster.

Trust me. I studied Ship Science at Uni.


Using a M3W as an anchor? smile

Trust me. I studied naval architecture at Uni.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 07:24 AM

For some unknown reason, last night I had a sudden question - in a few months will the price of used small boat dive in Somerset, a bit like those of caravans around the Tewkesbury area in late 2007/08??
My pal rebuilding his cottage did quite well out of the slump in caravan prices...
Meanwhile, like the residents up here 6-1/2 years ago, I really feel for those affected. Perhaps we should encourage a return to using the rivers and inland waterways for commercial (goods) traffic - a good way to ensure passages remain deeper even with reduced dredging...
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 10:53 AM

Short run out this morning before the high tides/gales and rain return this afternoon. Forecast is 9's this evening again am I glad we live 500' above sea level. Your heart just goes out to the people in the levels, one farmer had to take 550 cattle to market and sell at not good prices.

It's one of the better things about partial retirement it gives you more Morgan time. With hindsight I should have worked a 3 day week for the last 10years woohoo smile
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 11:52 AM

Tried to go for a drive last Sunday, got to the end of the street and gave up. Shoulder is still to painful to come back down the gears and what fun is there driving everywhere in 3rd. I mean between me and the end of the street requires at least 17 changes innocent

Will try again this weekend drive
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 12:17 PM

Sorry to hear that Graeme hopefully this weekend you will be o.k. thumbs
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 01:08 PM

Thanks Richard. At least we have the weather for it
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 01:22 PM

Don't remind us - and the cricketers to best make use of it cheers Your boys deserved it all.
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/02/14 09:19 PM

Counting the days to the next Morgan drive.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/02/14 12:59 AM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Sorry to hear that Graeme hopefully this weekend you will be o.k. thumbs


+1
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/02/14 08:56 AM

3 more work trips them some time off and the morgan out roll on easter
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/02/14 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By Paul F
Counting the days to the next Morgan drive.


You're teasing us all now... smile
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/02/14 01:17 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Paul F
Counting the days to the next Morgan drive.


Your teasing us all now... smile


I'm counting the days to my front brake pipe arrives (next week?) then I am can (hopefully) get back on the road. I've missed the hot weather then...late 20's after work is perfect for a spirited drive in the hills smile
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/02/14 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Paul F
Counting the days to the next Morgan drive.


Your teasing us all now... smile


Very true.
Collecting on Tuesday.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/02/14 06:29 PM

Break in the clouds today. Weather people say no rain for three days. We'll see. Did take Plus 8 to the hardware store for more wire. Need more colors to continue the replacement of 'circuit breaker' circuits on the car.

Next is the 4/4 and the DHC. Hope to give all a run today. Don't want to wait. No faith in the weather people's forecast. They don't have a stellar track record.

Cheers,
Mark
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/02/14 10:37 PM

Did anyone say stormy weather around London this week-end?... Just came back from a most lovely trip to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

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Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/02/14 07:22 AM

Originally Posted By Paul F
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Paul F
Counting the days to the next Morgan drive.


Your teasing us all now... smile


Very true.
Collecting on Tuesday.

OK, so it's a 4/4, max 4 years old...
I hope you remember we love camera here!!! grin2

Bet you can't wait! smile
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/02/14 09:03 PM

Still no chance of a Morgan drive in the suburban wastelands around Toronto. This is my front garden, with two Christmas reindeer decorations (they're about 3'6" to the shoulder" still frozen to the ground.
The snow banks at the side of the driveway, where we dump what we've shovelled, are now taller than I am frown

Nuts, photo upload error. Watch this space...
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/02/14 09:22 PM

I just had to......
I try to get out at no more than 2 weekly intervals as a rule. To keep engine/brakes/suspension etc moving and free.
Today it was a short run to town for minor errands and only a few miles done.
Weather was ok but light rain started towards the end - few spots only. Roads were good.
Can't wait for my next fix on a "proper" run.
woohoo
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 07:16 AM

Collected the new car yesterday. And enjoyed a hood down run most of the away home. The heater is impressive!

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 07:18 AM

Looks great Paul, very smart indeed.

Do I spy sunshine in the UK somestick smile
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 07:53 AM

Very nice Paul thumbs
Expect I'll see you at Phil's Drive-It destination in Burton smile
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 10:29 AM

Thanks Richard and Graham.
And yes - we are going to Burton.
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 10:56 AM

Could wait no longer last Sunday, four weeks of no Mogging, I too try for at least every other weekend during the 'off' season but this bloody rain has put paid to that (not to mention those pot holes....). Did my pre flight checks, turned the key, groan from the battery, a cough from the engine and Mog Lives!!! Just an hour or so but enjoyed every minute of it, even the mini flood and subsequent need for a touch of 'instant detailer' before putting it back to bed.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 04:31 PM

Was tempted to take the Roadster to the factory today but rather glad I didn't! Floods, mud flowing off fields and small branches flying everywhere! Just hoping the weather calms down on Friday....it has to go out then!
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 10:31 PM

Went up to molesworth today... That was quite a challenge indeed :-/
Rain and gusting winds were on the menu!
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/02/14 10:46 PM

Heavy rain and high winds at the farm today, still managed a Mog drive and a drive in a Lotus Evora smile
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/02/14 07:10 AM

When I come down tomorrow please can you hide that Lotus......I do not want any temptation! Easter would never forgive me!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/02/14 07:23 AM

I still think we should have a driving session at Lotus, to taste the Elise and Evora... smile
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/02/14 10:05 PM

crazy2 laugh2 woohoo drive

Yes, Yes, Yes

Finally shoulder felt good enough to drive. I dont care if it was on the freeway in early peak hour, i did it.

A little tender by the time I arrived at work, after all it was 26Km and that is at least 260 gear changes laugh2. Never mind it will get better in time for me to drive home. I will probably cop an earful from swmbo but it will have been worth it drive
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/02/14 10:18 PM

Brilliant news Graeme - no stopping you now woohoo thumbs
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/02/14 11:43 PM

One Hopes,

I can now drive it to get the motor changed over. spend
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By Digimap
crazy2 laugh2 woohoo drive

Yes, Yes, Yes

Finally shoulder felt good enough to drive. I dont care if it was on the freeway in early peak hour, i did it.

A little tender by the time I arrived at work, after all it was 26Km and that is at least 260 gear changes laugh2. Never mind it will get better in time for me to drive home. I will probably cop an earful from swmbo but it will have been worth it drive


Great to hear!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 09:10 AM

Ross on Wye was lovely yesterday in the sunshine but D-hell the amount of water !

However, have wimped out today as am going to the Theatre at Malvern love tonight and the forecast is unrelenting gloomy

Using swmbo 's camper van instead : advantage = ability to make a brew if held up anywhere coffee

Jeremy
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 10:48 AM

On a cold and blistery day here in Florida, but sufficient for Morgan jaunts, I finally found the rear end clank that plagued my runs in the Plus 8 of late. The tubular shock tower is both bolted and welded (belt and suspenders?) to the angle iron cross member that sits at the top of the shock hoop. The passenger side weld was broken and the bolt loose. I tightened the bolt to within an inch of its life. I suspect the weld should be re done. Any similar experiences or thoughts?
Cheers,
Mark
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 04:41 PM

Wet and windy drive down the M5 to Williams today. The trip tested my new windscreen pillar trims out....no more popping out of the side screens! Just need to get the single drip from the header rail sorted!

My wallet stayed firmly in my pocket even if my taxi drivers didn't (you know who you are!) and in spite of seeing and hearing the rather impressive audio set up Williams have just fitted to a customers Roadster. Nice to see a fellow TMers car there also being fitted with something similar.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 05:04 PM

......it was only a dash clock, nothing too expensive, this time.

The audio system sounded great.

Nice friendly dealership.
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 07:55 PM

Good to see you both today.

I'm sure I can do the same stereo to your Morgans as I did to the green roadster that you saw.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 07:58 PM

Ha ha.....I'm sure you could! I may be tempted after I've had the other planned improvements done! It was impressive and that comes from someone who's home audio system is Spotify and my Mac!
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Ha ha.....I'm sure you could! I may be tempted after I've had the other planned improvements done! It was impressive and that comes from someone who's home audio system is Spotify and my Mac!


Let's get your planned improvements done and then go from there.

I did manage to Mog drives today. The 4 seater was alittle lairy in this wind lol
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Just need to get the single drip from the header rail sorted!

John. Morgan have a thicker seal that can be fitted into the base of the header rail chanel that should solve that problem.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Good to see you both today.

I'm sure I can do the same stereo to your Morgans as I did to the green roadster that you saw.


Good to see you too. The stereo installations is very discreet and sounds tremendous.
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Good to see you both today.

I'm sure I can do the same stereo to your Morgans as I did to the green roadster that you saw.


Good to see you too. The stereo installations is very discreet and sounds tremendous.


Thank you, it took a little while to install neatly but your correct it does sound superb.

We finished the 4 seater tonight as well and that sounded amazing for what his budget allowed. Plus he also had a remap wink
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/02/14 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By Jays
Just need to get the single drip from the header rail sorted!

John. Morgan have a thicker seal that can be fitted into the base of the header rail chanel that should solve that problem.


I've already got that seal fitted Peter. I think the water might be travelling along from that gap at the top of the screen supports so the next step is to fit a pair of neoprene pads a la Dave W.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 06:54 AM

I can recommend that. The only other thing that worries me is the water that accumulates in the side screen window chanels. I think I can resolve it by drilling a drain hole but I am not sure just where to drill it.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 07:21 AM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
I can recommend that. The only other thing that worries me is the water that accumulates in the side screen window chanels. I think I can resolve it by drilling a drain hole but I am not sure just where to drill it.


I am with you on that Peter, I hope someone on the forum has a neat solution to that issue.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
I can recommend that. The only other thing that worries me is the water that accumulates in the side screen window chanels. I think I can resolve it by drilling a drain hole but I am not sure just where to drill it.


+2! When you know please post, I have the same problem and when the passenger door is opened all the water runs back along to soak the passengers legs. It isn't appreciated!
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 07:38 AM

Just get her to wear neoprene pants. That should resolve the problem idea
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 07:48 AM

These will help and will keep your ladies dry regardless of where the leaks come from, better perhaps than neoprene unless of course...... waterproof
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 09:03 AM

I don't have a problem with water collecting in the side screen channels strangely. When i get the car back I'll have a good look to see if there is some form of drainage.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 09:07 AM

Many sidescreens had drainage holes from new.
I'm sure there was an article in Miscellany about this a couple of years ago.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 09:30 AM

L section neoprene fixes it. It's in one of my 'how to' posts.
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 03:01 PM

If you want to drill - do so from the outside just 3/4 of an inch from the front of the channel.Drill up at an angle so that the drill enters inside in the inside channel. I used a 1/8in drill.

It's not difficult -- I did it!!!!
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 03:42 PM

Short run today only 50 miles with the roof down
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By mutley
Short run today only 50 miles with the roof down


I considered topless back from work today - but CuNim above the Mendips persuaded me against - and the huge wash from a 4 x 4 t*sser (nb not all 4 x 4 owners are t*ssers hide) as I went in oppo direction confirmed it as a wise decision.

Why do they think that a bow wave larger than that created by the Ark Royal in a Force 9 is clever?

Lovely charge into work this morning : alarm failed to go off (power cut) so a new record for the Mog today innocent

Jeremy
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/02/14 10:51 PM

I took a run in the 4/4 with the Dalmatian. He seems to like the car rides, but isn't all that comfortable in the mocked up seat belt. What do others that take their dogs on open Morgan rides do for canine seat belts? I am looking at the official ones on the web.

Cheers,
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 02:44 PM

Hah!!

Lovely sunny weather this morning so I went in to work in the Mog with the roof down. In the circumstances a detour through the Fôret de Marly to St Nom la Breteche to buy my Sunday Times seemed much more sensible than just driving into the pub and walking to the paper shop in town.

We have the 16yr old nephew of a friend staying for a week to improve his french, and tho' he lives near Malvern and has seen many Mogs, it's the first time he's been for a ride in one. Another convert to the cause I think.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 02:58 PM

Good man Giles !

Topless for me too although I left top down and will have to put up again in the gloom of Temple Meads car park.

Flooding getting a bit better for any T Mers who commute via FGW into Padd. Main lines back to normal at Maidenhead, so it was nice to zap along at 125 again.

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 04:20 PM

Glorious day here in South Wiltshire!

The boss and I went topless to the pub for a pre-luncheon noggin. The locals took it well and we got the usual amount of attention. ooo

After lunch the sun was STILL bright and warm so I washed and dried Aldermog, then went over it with a quick detail spray: how loverly she looks in the sun.
I noticed a couple of stone chips on the front of the rear mudguards... a "nearly black" car with grey undercoat makes chips a bit obvious.
I also noticed on the rear pannel above the number plate there are aome scratches that look as though the car was washed with a gritty cloth at some point. So it looks as if a little work will be needed soon...

Sitting, admiring Aldermog (why do I never tire of that?) I realised the exhaust ends were filthy: hot water, detergent, then white spirit finally got all the dirt and tar off. I found the Autosol and started polishing. They now look perfect and unlike Dave, who sprayed the perforated metal black I'm going to polish it... I know, nerd

Then I polished the Monza fuel cap and realised the rubber seal on the main cap has perished...yes, I polished both inside and outside. So another little "to do"!

I have a feeling that over the summer I'll be spending more time than is good for me doing this sort of detailing. One insane thought arrived in my ever dememnted brain: if I had a lift I could get underneath and poish all the exhaust system, it is stainless.
Do I need help?
Do I want help?
Is this normal, even if you name isn't Dave or Graham?
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 04:26 PM

It's early signs of an obsessive compulsive disorder, that's what it is, and there's no cure.
Nothing worse than a grimy stainless exhaust.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 05:10 PM

But if I polish all the exhaust system will people talk?

Will I be offered therapy or councilling, or will others just ask me to do their car???
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 05:38 PM

People will only talk of you park over a mirror in the pub car park.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 06:33 PM

A good run out this afternoon with that unfamiliar orb in the sky at last.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/02/14 09:33 PM

Just a test run today after bleeding the brakes and tightening the steering gear on the 81 4/4. Actually cleaned the painted spoke wheels while they were off. (Too much polishing and cleaning and the like being bantered about on TM today . . . )

Brakes good, but steering too tight. Backed it off an 1/8 of a turn. Saving the (re)test drive for the morning. Love this car!
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/02/14 01:24 PM

Topless across the south downs to Cowdray Park yesterday, what joy at last.....I polish my exhaust and always feel guilty about it...hope the neighbours are busy elswhere!
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/02/14 01:38 PM

Peter
I have to also admit to a bit of exhaust pipe polishing.
I will also admit to an annual Saturday morning trip to a local garage to use his lift to get under Stanley and touch in any paint issues on the underside.
Stanley is nowhere near to concours, but I like to keep him clean and polished.
In my book polishing an exhaust pipe is perfectly normal, however to my neighbours I am as mad as a box of frogs! (I quite them to have that impression).
crazy2
ps Also tlLB likes me to keep my bits polished winky
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/02/14 02:18 PM

I'm glad I'm amongst friends....
Well fellow excentrics/nutters/whatever....
Posted By: IanA

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/02/14 02:50 PM

Beautiful day in Nashville yesterday, bright sunshine and about 55 deg F. Exercised both the +8 and the TC (not at the same time of course!).
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/02/14 06:29 PM

So after yesterday's lovely blast in the sun, it's back to a wet run home tonight.

And it's "SNAFU" regarding commuting into Padd : the Notwork Rail 'solution' to the flooding lasted for about 30 hours before going wrong. Perhaps we should all visit Pandy in Paris until the month is out? Got space for a few TM 'ers Giles ?
Posted By: vMog

Another sunny Sunday drive... - 17/02/14 07:56 PM

... for a Sunday roast along w/ chaps from The London Centre!
drive

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Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/02/14 04:37 PM

That looks like a fun trip - loving the older 4/4 and three wheelers picture thumbs
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/02/14 06:59 PM

Yes, all of them went out today. Plus 8 to get baby powder and fish. 4/4 to test yesterday's steering gear adjustment and brake bleeding exercise, and 38 DHC to test steering gear adjustment and mechanical brake adjustment. Everything greatly improved from yesterday, even the weather. Finally a sunny, warm day in Florida. We in Florida get used to good weather and when it's not good, we pout. The wife is away on work travel all week and I get to play all I want. Life is good . . .
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/02/14 07:01 PM

You're all making me very jealous! Another 4 inches or so of snowfall here last night: good news is that the forecast is for temperatures above zero in the next couple of days, but there's so much crud in the snowbanks on the sides of the roads that the meltwater will mean filthy driving for a while yet, even if we do get a bit of a thaw.

Still, if it's warm enough to be outside without gloves for more than a few minutes, it's probably time to check things over and get the Mog out of full hibernation. This winter, while not the absolute snowiest, has been one of the coldest for a long while. The last few years I've found a day or two for a quick mid-winter blast. Not this year, not on all-season tyres. frown
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/02/14 08:28 AM

The Met guys say dry and 11C today, so taking the Mog to the office. That will be a first: might be some interesting reactions, but given it is in North Dorset they may just think it normal.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/02/14 01:34 PM

I've just taken Stanley out for a drive. Hood up, but no sidescreens. I tried to avoid the sand covered seafront, the grit covered lanes and the general debris, whilst also avoiding some recent and large potholes.
Really nice to be out.

Also I put the covers I use in the garage (2 x Stanley coloured poly/cotton sheets!!) through the tumble drier (I was surprised by how damp they were) and left the garage door open for a while to allow some fresh air to circulate.

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/02/14 03:06 PM

The Met Guys got it wrong!
Went out topless... so I and Aldermog got wet and dirty!
Think I'm going to forget washing her until the roads are dry.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/02/14 06:06 PM

I'm with you Peter. Henrietta has lost her Sport Green and is currently Roadside Brown. Big clean due 3 March (rest day from train driving)

Jeremy
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/02/14 12:21 PM

Aldermog is more mix of dark blue and chalk mud grey...
I'm going to see just how dirty I can get her before I give in...

Before I wash her I'll photograph her just to show how bad it can be...
Sort of reverse concours... evil

BTW: bright sunshine now... banghead
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 02:22 PM

Grin grin. After the crappy rain all year & a winter break in the caribbean I got the Mog out today.

Oh what fun blasting around the Chilterns & she started first turn. Mr Toad lives!!!
happy3 drive
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 03:12 PM

Yes! smile drive smile
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 03:53 PM

No because I needed to give the Golf a blow through. The trouble with modern diesels - particulate filters - means that if I move it to get the Morgan out I also have to take it twenty miles or so, so this morning we had a family outing (known as Simpsoning) down to see MissW in Derby. A round trip of about 90 miles, with plenty of exhaust cleansing along the way.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 04:39 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Yes! smile drive smile


Yes! drive smile drive smile
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Budster
Yes! smile drive smile


Yes! drive smile drive smile


What he actually means is that he came round my house and woke all the neighbours up. slap
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:20 PM

Great trip around the South Hams in the sunshine today, a bit shocking to see yet more sand dunes surrounding Slapton Line coffee

The highways stated that they would not reinstate the road if it gets washed out again, so I guess we probably have maybe another 5 years of use left playing the averages. This would see Torcross effectively die.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:22 PM

envy

NO cataract op yesterday, opened the garage door started her to charge battery......

Argghhhhhhh
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:28 PM

Sorry to hear that, hopefully that's a temporary delay and it won't be long before you are back in the cockpit.

At least you can look and lust over your lovely machine, how did you resolve the "no mains to garage issue" sorry if I took my eye off the ball on that one.
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
envy

NO cataract op yesterday, opened the garage door started her to charge battery......

Argghhhhhhh


hoping you a speedy recovery
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Aldermog is more mix of dark blue and chalk mud grey...
I'm going to see just how dirty I can get her before I give in...

Before I wash her I'll photograph her just to show how bad it can be...
Sort of reverse concours... evil

BTW: bright sunshine now... banghead


Here's your starter for 10.....

[img]http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/...~original[/img]
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:50 PM

External handbrake?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 05:57 PM

Yes Dave, the first replacement cable cost me £300ish at Dealers with seats out etc and I got a bit chocker with it and decided to chock myself saving a couple of bob. You get a lot of chocks for £300 thumbs laugh2
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 06:40 PM

scared
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 06:49 PM

Yes scarey old price, the Handbrake is purely of cosmetic value on a daily basis and I save it for the MOT now.

Total bill for MOT, headlight adjust and handbrake cable fitting was £464 which I was a little surprised at coffee

I attempted to get under the car with view to replacing it myself, even with the car on 4 car ramps I couldn't do anything underneath the car it was too tight. I was 105Kgs then and have lost 15Kgs since so not too bad now laugh2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 07:00 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Great trip around the South Hams in the sunshine today, a bit shocking to see yet more sand dunes surrounding Slapton Line coffee

The highways stated that they would not reinstate the road if it gets washed out again, so I guess we probably have maybe another 5 years of use left playing the averages. This would see Torcross effectively die.


Bar stewards that is a wonderfull drive. Soon with the GWR crippled and that road out Devon tourism is being crippled.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 07:08 PM

If you will excuse the choice of words eye op looking good cheers

Garage in the end decided easier to get a honda genset ...... Even though I am a one fourteenth shareholder of the management company they were not prepared for me to run, with full reinstatement, armoured cable from house (barn conversion) to garage. Honda gensets are very quiet......

Pete
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By John +4
Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Great trip around the South Hams in the sunshine today, a bit shocking to see yet more sand dunes surrounding Slapton Line coffee

The highways stated that they would not reinstate the road if it gets washed out again, so I guess we probably have maybe another 5 years of use left playing the averages. This would see Torcross effectively die.


Bar stewards that is a wonderfull drive. Soon with the GWR crippled and that road out Devon tourism is being crippled.


Yes it's a real mare John whether they go back on that decision we can but hope, for purely selfish reasons it's a great round trip for me Stoke Fleming - Torcross - Kingsbridge inland route to Stoke Fleming keeps the Morgan and my battery charged.
Friends of ours run the Post Office/Stores in Strete and Torcross and closure of the road would certainly pull the plug on them.

Thought about you tother day as I passed (often do)the Cider bar in Newton down East Street, incidently my wifes grandfather hailed from 17 East street where he practised as Journeyman Shoemaker before seeking fame and fortune in London Village - well ok a wife at least.

ps They lost the Boathouse Café at Torcross last week with a fire would you believe. My elder daughter went to school with the two sisters that own it, the week before they lost windows etc due to the sea/gravel movement heartbreaking for them.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 07:49 PM

Also lose a chunk of history if that road goes. Maybe the USA could help it is a part of their history as well. Thar road from Kingsbridge go Dartmouth is magical
, I have enjoyed it from childhood visits to living down here. It will impact all the communities on the road.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
If you will excuse the choice of words eye op looking good cheers

Garage in the end decided easier to get a honda genset ...... Even though I am a one fourteenth shareholder of the management company they were not prepared for me to run, with full reinstatement, armoured cable from house (barn conversion) to garage. Honda gensets are very quiet......

Pete


Good news with the eyes.

That's a tough one to understand with the power cable surely as shareholders they would be gaining an asset for free - or maybe I'm missing something I often do doh

I'm sure the other 13 will soon get to hum along in sync with the set at their barbecues sunny
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 07:55 PM

It was fun to max it down the strip (when it was straight). I once took MrsW and MissW through the reserve (on foot) and they didn't rate the duckboarding which flexed under weight and squirted Ley water through the cracks.
A magical place and I would hate to see the beach breached by the sea. We are in Dartmouth in early April Richard and we really should make an effort to at least have a beer. Obviously I have "family commitments"!!! cheers smirk2
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Also lose a chunk of history if that road goes. Maybe the USA could help it is a part of their history as well. Thar road from Kingsbridge go Dartmouth is magical
, I have enjoyed it from childhood visits to living down here. It will impact all the communities on the road.


That's a good thought on the Operation Tiger front if the road really was facing closure I'm sure the USA might have a whip round, quite a few of them travel over for the anniversaries as you know.

Magical is the word alright I never tire of it after 35 years, being lucky enough to have set up our family home here thumbs

Lets hope we can all enjoy it for a good while yet.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By Pete.G
Also lose a chunk of history if that road goes. Maybe the USA could help it is a part of their history as well. Thar road from Kingsbridge go Dartmouth is magical
, I have enjoyed it from childhood visits to living down here. It will impact all the communities on the road.


That's a good thought on the Operation Tiger front if the road really was facing closure I'm sure the USA might have a whip round, quite a few of them travel over for the anniversaries as you know.

Magical is the word alright I never tire of it after 35 years, being lucky enough to have set up our family home here thumbs

Lets hope we can all enjoy it for a good while yet.


thumbs yes very much so, it has to be one of the most fascinating sections of roads around it is different every day with the light and state of tide..... But Devon cc and shdc..
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
It was fun to max it down the strip (when it was straight). I once took MrsW and MissW through the reserve (on foot) and they didn't rate the duckboarding which flexed under weight and squirted Ley water through the cracks.
A magical place and I would hate to see the beach breached by the sea. We are in Dartmouth in early April Richard and we really should make an effort to at least have a beer. Obviously I have "family commitments"!!! cheers smirk2


Yes we really must this time Dave - I'm sure we can pm and get something sorted out around and or with the ladies nearer the time innocent .

Properly smart duckboards down there now .....

There was a couple of serious bikers down the Line today doing at least 3 figures as I sauntered along taking in the damage.

They use white vans down there now allegedly as a traffic calming measure - I haven't seen one or felt the draught but it's true apparently.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By John +4
Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Great trip around the South Hams in the sunshine today, a bit shocking to see yet more sand dunes surrounding Slapton Line coffee

The highways stated that they would not reinstate the road if it gets washed out again, so I guess we probably have maybe another 5 years of use left playing the averages. This would see Torcross effectively die.


Bar stewards that is a wonderfull drive. Soon with the GWR crippled and that road out Devon tourism is being crippled.


Yes it's a real mare John whether they go back on that decision we can but hope, for purely selfish reasons it's a great round trip for me Stoke Fleming - Torcross - Kingsbridge inland route to Stoke Fleming keeps the Morgan and my battery charged.
Friends of ours run the Post Office/Stores in Strete and Torcross and closure of the road would certainly pull the plug on them.

Thought about you tother day as I passed (often do)the Cider bar in Newton down East Street, incidently my wifes grandfather hailed from 17 East street where he practised as Journeyman Shoemaker before seeking fame and fortune in London Village - well ok a wife at least.

ps They lost the Boathouse Café at Torcross last week with a fire would you believe. My elder daughter went to school with the two sisters that own it, the week before they lost windows etc due to the sea/gravel movement heartbreaking for them.


Very sad. I spent my teenage years blasting around from Paignton via Slapton to Wonwell on various motor bikes.

Sorry hear about the cafe.

The cider bar in Newton was always fun, especially as us locals could order apint not a half.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By John +4
Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By John +4
Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Great trip around the South Hams in the sunshine today, a bit shocking to see yet more sand dunes surrounding Slapton Line coffee

The highways stated that they would not reinstate the road if it gets washed out again, so I guess we probably have maybe another 5 years of use left playing the averages. This would see Torcross effectively die.


Bar stewards that is a wonderfull drive. Soon with the GWR crippled and that road out Devon tourism is being crippled.


Yes it's a real mare John whether they go back on that decision we can but hope, for purely selfish reasons it's a great round trip for me Stoke Fleming - Torcross - Kingsbridge inland route to Stoke Fleming keeps the Morgan and my battery charged.
Friends of ours run the Post Office/Stores in Strete and Torcross and closure of the road would certainly pull the plug on them.

Thought about you tother day as I passed (often do)the Cider bar in Newton down East Street, incidently my wifes grandfather hailed from 17 East street where he practised as Journeyman Shoemaker before seeking fame and fortune in London Village - well ok a wife at least.

ps They lost the Boathouse Café at Torcross last week with a fire would you believe. My elder daughter went to school with the two sisters that own it, the week before they lost windows etc due to the sea/gravel movement heartbreaking for them.


Very sad. I spent my teenage years blasting around from Paignton via Slapton to Wonwell on various motor bikes.

Sorry hear about the cafe.

The cider bar in Newton was always fun, especially as us locals could order apint not a half.


Wonwell brings back a few memories of when I was a Marine just as an EXTRA in a couple of episodes of Hornblower which were shot on Mothecombe beach just opposite of course. Great fun and £150 a mad old couple of days. I did it in a couple of Flexidays from work.

Love the preferential local treatment with the pints there, I bet that caused more agro then letting the unknowing drink pints.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 10:39 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By Aldermog
Aldermog is more mix of dark blue and chalk mud grey...
I'm going to see just how dirty I can get her before I give in...

Before I wash her I'll photograph her just to show how bad it can be...
Sort of reverse concours... evil

BTW: bright sunshine now... banghead


Here's your starter for 10.....

[img]http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/...~original[/img]


Looks great!

The handbrake fix is quite easy, just lots of bits to undo first. Can be done at home.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/02/14 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By Aldermog
Aldermog is more mix of dark blue and chalk mud grey...
I'm going to see just how dirty I can get her before I give in...

Before I wash her I'll photograph her just to show how bad it can be...
Sort of reverse concours... evil

BTW: bright sunshine now... banghead


Here's your starter for 10.....

[img]http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/...~original[/img]


Looks great!

The handbrake fix is quite easy, just lots of bits to undo first. Can be done at home.


Thanks for the encouragement Richard, I carry out my normal servicing and brakes etc. Rather embarrassingly I was 15Kg heavier than I am now and didn't have enough room to do anything other than breath rather shallowly whilst under the car let alone reach up into the tunnel area with the car on ramps.

I have to get some highlift ratchet jacks and next time get it done myself because at that price £400 it's taking the Michael Bliss as they say in (Cockney) London Village.
I replaced the front pads (Caparo) at 24,000mls because one had become delaminated from the steel backplate and the car would dive across the road under braking, not very good quality I guess although they sure stop you ok now.

I read somewhere the tip is to chamfer the edges of the pads before fitting which wasn't done on mine originally I guess, time will tell.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/02/14 09:23 AM

I replaced the handbrake cable on my 4/4 Sport a couple of years ago after being quoted around £300! The cable itself was around £70. As it runs inside the car under the transmission tunnel it's a seats out, trim out job really. The hardest parts were fitting the cable to the handbrake as I couldn't get to it under the car with the axle stands I had and the gearbox cover would not come off the front bulkhead...too much sealer! Ended up cutting an access panel in the cover in the end. On the later cars getting the cable into the brake drums is a struggle. I gave up at that stage and took it to Mike Duncan who struggled....the hub flange gets in the way...and ended up pulling the hubs off to do it.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/02/14 12:00 PM

That really sounds a mare Jays thanks for the warning, definitely a brave head on type of day job, or dealer coffee
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/02/14 06:58 PM

Older cars are easier! With the transmission tunnel off, gear box cover off and differential cover removed it's not too bad at all.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/02/14 08:32 PM

Great day here today so I decided to play.

Off with the Morgan mid-morning. I found lots of slow Sunday drivers and bicycles. On our narrow roads the combination can be deadly. At one point I had been stuck behind someone who was more intent on talking and watching the scenery than driving. At the first passing opportunity back to second full throttle and away. I get to the end of the straight and next comes my favourite twisty bit. Back to second, gun it round the corner, third, second again, give it some gas, starts to slide, dab of oppo, back off, it is a public road and I don't want to over do it. Oh bl**dy s**t!! about 20 MAMILs completely blocking the road, brake, back to first, gun it again to get round them, multicoloured Lycra disappears in the rearview mirror. That's enough adrenaline for the moment time to chill out.

Four hours of totally random sailing and I was so relaxed I decided to take the long way home, up over the mountain and back down again. Now, with a slightly sun tinted face, I am off to bed.
G'night goodnight

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Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 03:26 AM

I can think of worse ways of spending a Sunday.

Nice post Peter.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 04:02 AM

Great shots Peter.
Posted By: Ruut Bianchi

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 05:53 AM

very, very nice indeed!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 08:46 AM

I feel like scratching your eyes out Peter.....rain, rain and wind here yesterday, thoroughly miserable drive over to Grange over Sands for lunch at my sisters, Morganless frown
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
I feel like scratching your eyes out Peter.....rain, rain and wind here yesterday, thoroughly miserable drive over to Grange over Sands for lunch at my sisters, Morganless frown


Same here rain and wind back home for 3 days and not even look at the morgan, off in a hour 12 day trip so no morgan till the 8th of march
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 02:18 PM

Sorry about all that blue sky in my photos. But just think in compensation you will have lots of lovely vivid green grass hide
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 03:49 PM

Thanks for sharing your day Peter boat + sunny + drive Lucky boy don't think for one moment that we are envy envy
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 04:15 PM

An 03.50 start today, so roof firmly up. Over to Paddington, fabulous vermillion to pink to orange sunrise, then the clouds disperse.

Paddington to Cardiff, into the "brickyard" to change ends. Wait a minute...it feels WARM, as well as sunny.

Please please please keep the sky blue, oh supreme creator. Back to Bristol and the sky IS still blue, although there's some CuNim heading from the south (ie the Mendips ie home), but off with the roof, on with the shades and away we go.

CuNim getting thicker, but the sun's warm when it peeps out and now I'm out of Brizzle, I can keep good momentum, should it rain.

It doesn't rain and the sun appears as I arrive at the garage, so I open the garage doors to air the inside and take the opportunity to Autosol the chrome bits. Amazing how dirty the windscreen top rail can get!

30 mins later, sun disappears so into the garage. What a lovely way to spend a day! Just lacking a square rigger to compete with Peter boat

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 07:39 PM

Sounds like you had a good day today Jeremy, long may that sun shine - a brisk walk down to Start Bay lighthouse and return today and I didn't put my anorak hood up once sunny.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 07:53 PM

Last time we walked to the lighthouse at Start Point we had walked from Torcross!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/02/14 08:41 PM

That was a good old leg stretch Dave - good and ready for your Start Bay Inn pint and Fish supper.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/02/14 08:39 AM

Originally Posted By NeilM
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Budster
Yes! smile drive smile


Yes! drive smile drive smile


What he actually means is that he came round my house and woke all the neighbours up. slap


What I actually mean is I went round NeilM's house to find him with cloth in hand bent over his roadster. Obviously it could not have been a positing cloth! somestick innocent
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/02/14 04:37 PM

Took the Plus 8 to the Vet today. Need a resupply of Heartworm pills for the Setter and Dal. Needless to say . . . I took the long way.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/02/14 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By MarkB
Took the Plus 8 to the Vet today. . . .


Well a Plus 8 is a bit of an animal!!
innocent

getcoat
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/02/14 07:56 PM

The 1971 I had was a real 'beast'. Loud with side pipes, and quick. Sold it last year. This one is pretty docile compared to that one. Funny thing, the dogs didn't fit in the 1971. It had super sport buckets and they were just too big. My setter went for a ride with her rear feet in the super sport bucket, her front feet on the parcel shelf behind, and her butt in the wind. What a sight.

Haven't tried the Setter in this one. My Dalmatian just sits in the stock buckets like a proper co pilot.
Posted By: Brum Rum

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/02/14 03:43 PM

Great morning drive today warm and snug with the tonneau cover. Drove a favourite route out to and around Rutland water. Waiting at the level crossing in Oakham a charming chap on a bike said hello and how good it was to see a Morgan, he said he was a previous chair of the local MSCC. Stopped at Normanton and met a lovely friendly couple who owned a Morgan purchased from Allon Whites like mine. On the way home had a cheery wave from some children at school and shouts of 'smashing car!'.

Morgans really do lift the spirits.

Andy
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/02/14 09:17 AM

If the waether holds & I can get off this long teleconference I plan to drive to Argos in High Wycombe.

Fingers crossed

thumbs
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/02/14 09:31 AM

No Morgan so off to walk over Arnside Knott and admire the views over the estuary taking advantage of some much needed sun!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/02/14 09:52 AM

Rain / hail / thunderstorms forecast for Gloucestershire later on this afternoon. Bet it's hissing down when Madame and I want to head off for anniversay dinner...
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/02/14 11:06 AM

Just had a great trip to Argos via some twisty roads.
Got home & here come the showers.
happy3 cloud9
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/02/14 12:54 PM

Yesterday........
250mile round trip to the factory.
Taffmog day out.
Weather was ok - no rain to complain about so roof down it was.
Didn't take a camera but nothing "radical" to photo anyway.
They were loading cars for Geneva onto a transporter and there were many packing cases in the factory with " bits and bobbs" for the show.
Couple of cars with "interesting" colours there
Aston Banana Yellow
Hot orange - headed to Russia
Couple of Plus8's going through
Life Car moved to museum as it's abandoned - Gov grants are now for electric cars, and comments made to us re generating sound effects for safety! Claimed range of 100 miles now achieved too. Why a Mazda gearbox though? Reply was vague!!!!! Perhaps a "Morgan Characteristic"?
The " yellow peril" nearly had me at Thrill on the Hill!
During the presentation they said that the priorities were on quality improvement.
Also, comments were made about moving the location, as there are business units available. These were general comments were re this as " being looked at" , but nothing hard and fast at this time. Currently completed cars are sent to a nearby warehouse for collection rather than the storage in factory with an option to collect from the factory.
A new press to form some parts is also in use - reducing outsourcing.

All in all.... a good day.
Nice to give the car a good run after too many short ones recently.
The added roll bar has also had a stiffening effect too.....(on the car that is)
mostly noticeable on roundabouts where there is less flexing felt.
Next job......have tonneau modified to fit round the roll bar.


Posted By: Jefffloydy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 08:16 AM

Well think I had better fess up about my attempt to have a run in the 4/4 last week.
She lives in our garage, rubber sheet on the wall in case I open the door too far, rubber chock under rear wheel in case she rolls backwards into garage door, nothing stored above her. . . You get the drift
Now, she is always left in neutral and the roof is never up.
Came out early in the morning to run my daughter to work, princess says ' I can't possibly go in that car with the roof down and get to work with my hair ruined'
Muggins quickly puts the roof up and reaches in to start the girl as I always warm her up
Yes she was in gear,launched forward into two carbon fibre road bikes hanging up and pushed these into the brick garage wall
Both wings badly damaged but incredibly no damage to the grill area, best bike frame escaped damage but wheel trashed, older bike wrecked
Fortunately I'm insured with insurer Shannon's that allow choice of repairer so chose a specialist vintage shop that are very confident that they can repair the wings rather than replace. Unfortunately they can't do anything for my acute embarrassment and annoyance with myself
Weather is picture perfect but no rides for a few weeks, then I'm off to walk from Glasgow to Inverness.
Lesson: always start the car when you are in it

Jeff
2011. 4/4

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 08:26 AM

Always park in gear - then you know not to start it until checking.
It's advisable with a Mog anyway - fly-off handbrakes can do just that!

Enjoy the 'walk' thumbs
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 08:35 AM

That was tough Jeff....hope the bikes are insured!
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 09:11 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Always park in gear - then you know not to start it until checking.
It's advisable with a Mog anyway - fly-off handbrakes can do just that!



Sage advice Graham. I've done so ever since reading on here of Richard 4/4 Sports fun and Jay's experiences with failed handbrakes.
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 09:18 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Always park in gear - then you know not to start it until checking.
It's advisable with a Mog anyway - fly-off handbrakes can do just that!

Enjoy the 'walk' thumbs


Bad luck Jeff. And always start a car with the clutch pedal depressed. Saves turning the gearbox over as well as the engine.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 10:03 AM

Jeff, what bad luck. A moment of distraction and.....

It looks as though you need a chock in front of the front wheels too. If they were fixed it would give a safe stopping point when you enter the garage too.

I used to use NRMA classic insurance and they were very good when I did something even more embarrasing with my '67 Maserati. Shannon's have always had a good reputation too. I wish there was someone like them in Italy.

It is actually a failure on the NSW driver's licence test to park the car without it being in 1st gear (or park in an automatic) and the hand brake on. If I recall correctly that must be done before the engine is turned off.

I was a licenced instructor for motorcycles in NSW but the course that we had to do to get the licence included a test that required knowledge of cars too.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 10:58 AM

Sorry to hear about your misfortune Jeff and I hope you get it all resolved to your liking. But for the grace of God go several of us I suspect - my hand is up !

Good Luck.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 11:13 AM

Not with the Mog, but yes grin2
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 12:38 PM

Too bruddy hot to drive in Perth for last few days, so bit the bullet today and put the car and new motor onto the trailer and delivered it to the mechanic for the motor swap. drive

Annoyed that I can not do it myself as the shoulder is still giving grief but I want it done before the weather becomes perfect. spend

First time I have used this new garage, so I am fretting a little about the car sleeping over pale
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 12:48 PM

Anyone with a Merc might want to avoid this one - ouch!

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Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By Clipper
Anyone with a Merc might want to avoid this one - ouch!


Especialy as they are my local dealer...and look after my wife's E350 Coupe....

Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 01:28 PM

So what happened if it was "being driven legally and sensibly"? Did all the electronic controls take over and force the car to commit suicide?
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 02:13 PM

???

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Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
So what happened if it was "being driven legally and sensibly"? Did all the electronic controls take over and force the car to commit suicide?


Perhaps..the car had been taken to the dealer because the owner thought all was not well with the tractin control system.....
If "the brain" applied a front brake to one wheel...... Time for sherlock
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 06:29 PM

I suspect that if you hit the loud pedal suddenly, even at a legal speed, and there 'was a problem' with the traction control, 600bhp would take you off the road. The ECU will disclose the truth I imagine. Maybe the technician was testing it............

Oh, and spending £30k in four years maintaining it?
Really??
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/02/14 07:46 PM

If three cars crashed on that stretch of road on that day and the police have confirmed that the car was being driven legally and sensibly, then possibly the road surface could be at fault.
Posted By: Jefffloydy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/03/14 05:42 AM

Sadly no!
Posted By: JMS 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/03/14 02:25 PM

Waiting for the battery charger light to go green. Hope it does before the sun vanishes!
Posted By: Geir Karlsen

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/03/14 02:31 PM

Not today but tuesday and thursday this week.
As I changed a coolant hose and fluid last sunday I left the battery in the car.
And as we have been blessed with the warmest winter ever in Norway, I used it for shopping groceries.

I may have looked like a fool smiling with bare teeth all the way:-)
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 03:32 PM

Determined not to be denied a ride by the weather again. So despite heavy rain, it was up with the hood and off to our local tv chef's establishment for lunch. Matt Tebbutt did us proud again (not that he knew who he was feeding). When back in the garage it was side screens off and hood left on to give everything chance to dry off. Hope things clear up in time for our Wales tour in June!
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 04:29 PM

I've used mine several times this week - the weather is patchy, but I've only got rained on the once.
Posted By: Alexander

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 04:38 PM

I'd love to be using my Morgan today, but it's currently looking like this:


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Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 05:07 PM

A nice trip out yesterday to Buckfastleigh via Totnes and return through Dartington Hall grounds to catch the massed crocus outside the Hart Inn.

The canoeists were out like a rash with the Dart in spate at Salmon Leap for those that are familiar with the route.

2 x E types seen one V12 Primrose and a 3.8 topless BRG or thereabouts in colour, a Sunbeam Rapier (early) in White with Red Stripe. A big topless Cream Bentley exiting the Hall grounds also gave a friendly wave, I love seeing these expensive machines being used for what they were designed to do in all weathers.

Glad I went yesterday sunny it's just tipped down today gloomy .
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 05:22 PM

First day driving yesterday, trip to Kingsbridge to drop papers off for solicitor and haircut in Freelander . Then Holbeton , Mothercoombe, part of coastal path walk, Noss mayo then back in the mog ....wonderful, today yes not stopped.....
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 05:26 PM

I'm glad you grabbed a celebration run out yesterday after the wait. I bet the Roadster was eager for a leg stretch.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/03/14 10:24 PM

Alexander, just refit the radiator and you'll be fine smile
Posted By: Alexander

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/03/14 10:08 AM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Alexander, just refit the radiator and you'll be fine smile


*laughs*

And the steering... And brakes.

I'm hoping it looks a little better than this now. I took that a couple of weeks ago.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/03/14 12:25 PM

Good luck with the rebuild.
Posted By: Edgar 1969 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/03/14 02:07 PM

It's a beautiful sunny almost cloudless day today unfortunately I'm stuck in the office swear
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/03/14 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By Edgar 1969 4/4
It's a beautiful sunny almost cloudless day today unfortunately I'm stuck in the office swear


+1 banghead swear sos
Posted By: vincentvg

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/03/14 11:05 PM

Well ... you didn't spot me Richard! woohoo Did much the same route later the same day - except missed out Dartington Hall. It was just great to get out in the sunshine and blow away some cobwebs.

Can't believe you braved the Dartington Big Dipper. Those vicious speed humps would be the kiss of death to my Roadster. They did for 2 or 3 sets of suspension links on my old Volvo V70. My wife used to work for the Arts at DH Trust - but there was no way I could pick her up from work in the Morgan: I'd have to pick up 6 litres or so of engine oil off the tarmac whilst I was about it scared
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 12:16 AM

Just back from a run to south Florida. 5 Morgans (from GatorMOG) convened in Wellington FL for a weekend on the east coast of Florida. We had some great drives down the coast line with the Atlantic on our left and the Florida inter-coastal waterway on our right. We were all over Palm Beach, Del Ray Beach, and Wellington FL (as well as Melbourne and Vero Beach on the way home.) We stopped (every few minutes it seemed) for local food and wine, and even took in an extremely exciting Polo Match, (crashing a standing Maserati party) with the Morgans parking right up front. We even had a local Morgan (now our 6th for the weekend) join us Sunday evening for dinner. All good stuff and the cars all behaved, the weather was glorious (80F) and we had great fun. Can't wait for the next GatorMOG outing!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 12:34 AM

Sounds great Mark, any photos?
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 04:47 AM

We fancy doing that route one day, but it's going to have to be in a hire car.
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 06:54 AM

Maybe we need to set up a Morgan swap service, where members of TM can use cars in other countries that are perhaps underused (cars not countries). I would be happy to let a visitor to Perth borrow my MOG during the week (I will promise to faithfully look after the right testical that would be required as deposit. laugh2

It seems to work fine for houses, why not cars? thinking
Posted By: vincentvg

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 08:07 AM

"Crashing a Maserati party" ... that's triple points I should think! rofl rofl
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 12:37 PM

A few pictures at http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/galleries/184825#Post184825

Burt Reynolds was on hand to manage the coin toss for the polo match.

Cheers,
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 12:45 PM

Morgan swaps work for me. As do traveling visits. I have been welcomed by Morgan folks in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney Australia and Wellington and Paraparaumu in NZ. Wonderful times. I have visited with French Morgan and MSCC Club folks as well as the many, many US club folks that come through Orlando. Always time for a chat or coffee or other . . .

Cheers,
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/03/14 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By vincentvg
Well ... you didn't spot me Richard! woohoo Did much the same route later the same day - except missed out Dartington Hall. It was just great to get out in the sunshine and blow away some cobwebs.

Can't believe you braved the Dartington Big Dipper. Those vicious speed humps would be the kiss of death to my Roadster. They did for 2 or 3 sets of suspension links on my old Volvo V70. My wife used to work for the Arts at DH Trust - but there was no way I could pick her up from work in the Morgan: I'd have to pick up 6 litres or so of engine oil off the tarmac whilst I was about it scared




No I didn't spot you Nick.
They have calmed the Big Dipper down quite a bit by putting a shallower angle of approach to all the humps now.

Not sure that they would be Roadster worthy but certainly a lot better than they were.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/03/14 04:32 PM

It has been a glorious day here and I took Stanley for a drive, hood down and for the first time this year, no sidescreens. Wonderful.
drive
A longer trip planned for tomorrow as long as I survive a friend's 60th birthday party tonight.
wine

Don't you just love driving a Morgan.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/03/14 06:09 PM

Good luck with the party! smile

Hope to be out in the Morgan both days of the weekend. Would also like to use it to work next weekend, but the amount of gull guano on the Mint today has put me off the idea... swear gulls.
Posted By: Ian Wegg

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/03/14 06:56 PM

It's been gorgeous here too for the last couple of days, in fact it was in the mid-teens today.

Yesterday I drove Ada over to the Goodwood motor circuit to watch the Medcalf Bentley track day. I decided once there that it was time to take the roof off for the summer!


~iw

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/03/14 10:05 PM

Looking good Ian. Looks much better with the hood down.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 06:13 AM

With forecast temperatures in the teens I'm back to using Aldermog on a daily basis. Who needs a roof when the sun is out?
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 06:43 AM

Just back after 12 day trip , pissing down with rain in glasgow
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 01:48 PM

Just did a 28 mile diversion for 2 mile trip tp the post office.
Lovely jubbly
Posted By: MR11MOG

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 04:12 PM

Just been to Allon Whites.to pick up the plus 4 SS. He now has heated seats,side screen inners ,leather steering cowl , and Leather comfort bits on the steering wheel.
Two hour drive up the M1 back to Chesterfield but super weather.....blew the cob webs away plus a few other things in the out side lane..
Almost forgot how fast this car is.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 05:08 PM

Sounds fun. Off to Moscow tomorrow - 3 to +6 c but with wodka.
Won't be back till Friday so will miss summer doh
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 05:45 PM

Wonderful day down here in Salisbury, sunshine, no wind. Almost BBQ weather!

Had to go down to the local horse accessory emporium so SWMBO could get new bits for the new nag. I was asked to take one of the young ladies from the yard, Emma, for a spin. A most attractive and charming young lady, much taken with Morgans. She said she has a friend in Cheltenham, married to a farmer and he has a bright orange Morgan. Anyone here?

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 06:51 PM

Dug the motorbike out today & had a ride down to Williams, and spotted two Morganisti on the road; an Aero in Chipping Norton and a green classic in Lechlade WITH THE ROOF UP!!

nono
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 08:51 PM

I always though young fillies in tight jodhpurs went well with Morgans love
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Dug the motorbike out today & had a ride down to Williams, and spotted two Morganisti on the road; an Aero in Chipping Norton and a green classic in Lechlade WITH THE ROOF UP!!

nono


Which motorcycle were you on. 2 men turned up around midday and a made coffee for and then another 2 men on bikes turned up late afternoon.

Lawrie - Tech
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Wonderful day down here in Salisbury, sunshine, no wind. Almost BBQ weather!

Had to go down to the local horse accessory emporium so SWMBO could get new bits for the new nag. I was asked to take one of the young ladies from the yard, Emma, for a spin. A most attractive and charming young lady, much taken with Morgans. She said she has a friend in Cheltenham, married to a farmer and he has a bright orange Morgan. Anyone here?



Any stats you could give me of this Emma? I'm single and could provide plenty of Morgans to keep,her happy.

Lawrie smile
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 08:59 PM

Spell check Lawrie!
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/03/14 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Spell check Lawrie!


Thank you, I've just re-read and now I'm in complete stitches with the giggles.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 05:27 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
I always though young fillies in tight jodhpurs went well with Morgans love


There is "something" about tight Jodhpurs.... getcoat

Further information for Lawrie:
Emma rides a 17.2 Irish sports horse, dark brown with a single white 2"circle on its front quarter, hence he is called "Target".
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 05:40 AM

Strong thighs Lawrie......could make your eyes water :innocent

Peter, I rode for 15 years. Whilst the horses were the biggest attraction, some of the girls in tight jodhpurs came a pretty close second!
Posted By: HJP

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 06:18 AM

Riding horses ( along with driving a Morgan ! ) is the best form of relaxation I know , does you more good than anything else ...

A friend had a very elderly visitor to stay , at the end of the meal he stood up and proposed a toast :

" To women and horses and the gallant men who ride them "
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By Jays
I always though young fillies in tight jodhpurs went well with Morgans love


There is "something" about tight Jodhpurs.... getcoat

Further information for Lawrie:
Emma rides a 17.2 Irish sports horse, dark brown with a single white 2"circle on its front quarter, hence he is called "Target".


Very nice peter.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Dug the motorbike out today & had a ride down to Williams, and spotted two Morganisti on the road; an Aero in Chipping Norton and a green classic in Lechlade WITH THE ROOF UP!!

nono


Which motorcycle were you on. 2 men turned up around midday and a made coffee for and then another 2 men on bikes turned up late afternoon.

Lawrie - Tech


I was the one wearing jodhpurs.. grin2
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Dug the motorbike out today & had a ride down to Williams, and spotted two Morganisti on the road; an Aero in Chipping Norton and a green classic in Lechlade WITH THE ROOF UP!!

nono


Which motorcycle were you on. 2 men turned up around midday and a made coffee for and then another 2 men on bikes turned up late afternoon.

Lawrie - Tech


I was the one wearing jodhpurs.. grin2


Haha smile
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 05:03 PM

04.30 start today, so roof on into Bristol.

My TM to Padd train was diverted due to overrunning engineering work at Swindon,so all the way back to Chippenham/Melksham/Westbury and then via the Berks & Hants to Reading (just as well I sign the Melksham branch!)

So a beautiful sunny day, lovely drive to/from Padd then, roof off, down to Cribbs for a new pillow for swmbo - oh how I used to hate the chores, now I love the extra 75 mins driving home drive

Finally, 2 hours washing/polishing/waxing and super glossing the green bits and Henrietta is as shiny as something really quite shiny. Mind you the muck spreader that went by half way through farmer almost took the "gloss" off the day, but the poo came off very easily !

A lovely Morgan day cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 05:38 PM

Collected son from a friends's at 8:30 this morning. The 1/2 drive home sans hood and side screens woke him up somestick . Then took swmbo in the Morgan, again sans hood and side screens, to view a ruined church at Mongewell near Wallingford before buying her tea and a muffin at a cafe shop beside the Thames at Benson.

Think I got the priorities right there juggle wine
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 05:42 PM

Cant help feeling we're all missing a vital conclusion to your journey Steve... laugh2
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Cant help feeling we're all missing a vital conclusion to your journey Steve... laugh2

user error, doh but there now.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 06:25 PM

Gave Stanley a quick clean after yesterday's drive and then took the Boneville out for a short ride; before settling down to enjoy Chiefs victory over Bath and then England beating Wales.
cheers
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/03/14 06:49 PM

Took 'Q' up to Wythall Radio Rally. Spent a number of hours on one of the stands as an exhibitor, then drove home, all A46/A435 (bar a brief foray on the M5 to get past N. Cheltenham / Bishops Cleeve).
Then spent a happy hour grovelling on the driveway greasing kingpins and checking with the spanners. Now over 900 miles since collection which is b.a. until one considers the monsoon winter we've had umbrella
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/03/14 04:21 AM

Graham,
typically I am in Moscow this week -3 to highs of 6 whilst you lot enjoy summer.
I have only managed 300 miles over the winter, cant wait to get back on the road
John
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/03/14 06:39 AM

I know what you mean John. I probably manged no more than 150 or so...
Unfortunately I won't bring the Mog to work until something has been done about the bl..dy gulls. There are now sufficient number gathering in the mornings that the buildings company has missed another year to deter them. So the poor old Mint is going to suffer...
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/03/14 06:54 AM

coming originally from Torbay I know that issue only too well
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/03/14 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By John +4
coming originally from Torbay I know that issue only too well


Funny you should say that John whilst in Dartmouth earlier today I spotted a van with Birdbusters on the side. I knew a few of the local boys were pricking the eggs (under license) to prevent the next onslaught but whole businesses now are emerging.
http://www.birdbusters.co.uk/#/about/4552894754
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 06:35 AM

Gulls are a messy pest, but control has to be done with care: only 3, the Greater Black-Backed (Larus marinus), the Lesser Black-Backed (Larus fuscus) and the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) are regarded as pests and can be removed under the General Licence. All others are protected so can't be disturbed.

This means you have to really know what you are doing, but the pest species can be shot and eggs removed.

Or bring in some nice big buzzards.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 06:54 AM

Living wihin sight of the sea, gulls (or sh*te hawks as they are known locally) are the main reason that Stanley has an everflex hood.
However a Morgan owning friend who lives in Sidmouh encourages Crows to their garden to keep the gulls away.

I have just looked out of the window and my cooking car, which stays on the drive, has been covered. Bucket and sponge required.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 06:59 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog



Or bring in some nice big buzzards.


Down here the buzzards are regularly seen off by crows......

Seagulls don't like the buzzards very much and do not like the sparrow hawks have seen the odd kestrel and the seagulls stop flying when they are about.

Seagulls are a problem but at times I think pigeons are nearly as bad

Pete
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 07:15 AM

I don't know if it would work with gulls, but years ago the late great sculptress Althea Wynne gave my parents a gift of a statue of an owl which she had made. So lifelike was it that no birds would even visit the bird table until it was moved around to the other side of the house. It keeps them off the kitchen garden a treat.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 08:00 AM

Originally Posted By Budster
Living wihin sight of the sea, gulls (or sh*te hawks as they are known locally) are the main reason that Stanley has an everflex hood.
However a Morgan owning friend who lives in Sidmouh encourages Crows to their garden to keep the gulls away.

I have just looked out of the window and my cooking car, which stays on the drive, has been covered. Bucket and sponge required.


Time for a nice Everflex vinyl roof for the tin top?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 08:07 AM

The four vermin problems we have are pigeons, deer rabbits and moles. Together they force a man from his garden into his Morgan!

We are spared "Sh*t hawks, but believe me if we had them it would be war! Anyone know how to fit a sliencer to a 12 bore? (just joking!)

I've just had a large "fruit cage" built to keep the pigeons off and rabbits out of the soft fruiy and cabbages. Heavy netting and wire that goes down 18" to stop the bunnies. As long as I shut the door...

The moles have trashed the lawn to the point where I've given up.
The deer? They can't get in the back but for 3 years running they nipped all the buds off the shrubs in the front. The winter of 2012/2013 the local estate had a cull, took out more than 40 deer and since then we see them only occasionally. But they will be back....


Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 08:09 AM

Do I detect a serious case of thread drift here?

Back to going out in your Morgan.

I want to.
I can't
I'm working....
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 10:20 AM

Today is the day. The Plus 8 has been run a lot lately with the Polo match two weekends ago, and Amelia Island this past weekend, it's now time for the S1 DHC and 81 4/4 to get a spin. The weather is clear but I have to wait for the morning rush and school bus traffic to lesson some before I venture out in the DHC.
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 04:47 PM

I got all excited yesterday. Temperatures up above zero and the melting piles of snow are beginning to wash some of the crud off the roads.

But then I saw the week's forecast. Another 10-15cm of snow tomorrow, temperatures well below freezing for the rest of the week. Come on, Weather Gods, it's nearly mid-March and I'm having terrible withdrawal symptoms...
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 05:37 PM

04.55 start tomorrow, nice job :

Morgan to Bristol; travel to London (nice !) then drive 1Z16 Cheltenham Racecourse special train from Paddington to Cheltenham and take the empties forward to Worcester. Travel back to Bristol (nice x2 !) then the Mog back home up into the Mendips.

Doing the same on Friday, if anyone is going to the last day of the Festival?

Cheers !

Jeremy

Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
04.55 start tomorrow, nice job :

Morgan to Bristol; travel to London (nice !) then drive 1Z16 Cheltenham Racecourse special train from Paddington to Cheltenham and take the empties forward to Worcester. Travel back to Bristol (nice x2 !) then the Mog back home up into the Mendips.

Doing the same on Friday, if anyone is going to the last day of the Festival?

Cheers !

Jeremy


Are the "empties" the race goers who have lost their shirts ?
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/03/14 08:16 PM

Monday 10th
Board meeting to get to 45 miles away
Disco has a "check pads" warning on the dashboard - if I keep the mileage down it will make it to the weekend when I have time to change the pads.
Meeting venue hotel has a good car park.
Morgan it is then.
Back roads, M1, M69, A5 (heading for the Fosse) until a road closed sign and a police officer barred the route. Back on the M69 and Coventry ring to my destination. A long day followed. 8:30pm, back in the Morgan to head home. And the speed bumps on the hotel are vicious - two grinding noises later I am back on the back roads heading for the Fosse. This time all is clear and I have a good journey home.
All in all, a good day. However, the Mercure Brandon Hall is not a Morgan friendly venue all the time they have the speed bumps that high!
Posted By: olive64

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/03/14 04:13 PM

[video:youtube]http://youtu.be/jQ0j0GghVHo[/video]

yesterday was the first time after the winter ... with 18-19 degrees drive drive

(sound is not so good, I was testing my new camera innocent)

Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/03/14 04:28 PM

thumbs magical thanks for sharing
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/03/14 11:47 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
thumbs magical thanks for sharing


+1
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/03/14 07:18 AM

+2 smile
Lovely scenery... (and car of course!) grin2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/03/14 10:24 AM

Off to Bedford alas not the Alps but smiles will be out
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/03/14 03:47 PM

Yes, the 81 4/4 but just to buy dog biscuits and leather bones for them to chew on. Got to keep the hounds happy . . .
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/03/14 05:36 PM

No, but I did check the tyre pressures....

All needed 2 to 4 lbs, I'll see how it is tomorrow.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/03/14 06:26 PM

Ditto, and hoping for a run out in the morning.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/03/14 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By John +4
Off to Bedford alas not the Alps but smiles will be out


Had a great time & was v impressed by the new suplex suspension
cheers
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/03/14 08:30 PM

First grease today, thank goodness I bought a new grease gun, my old one filled with marine grease would not have stood a chance, also washed her etc, very satisfying. Now if the weather is ok tomorrow maybe a drive into a foreign land and have to pay £1 50 to get back to civilisation hide lunch in Fowey perhaps

Pete
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 02:45 AM

Rosie saw the sun today, stripped naked (the car) no hood or side screen, blasted down some twisty local roads. It's strange it always amazes me after a short break from driving her just how quick Rosie is. Popped in to NeilM's and talked about race car and tyre wheel choices for wet days, and what we needed to do in time for Wiscombe at end of April. Then a quick blast home to check swmbo had finished packing up the house ready for the house move on Monday. cheers
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 06:16 AM

Lovely drive back from Williams with the newly remapped Henrietta. Topless, sideless of course.
Jeremy
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 06:46 AM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Lovely drive back from Williams with the newly remapped Henrietta. Topless, sideless of course.
Jeremy


And.......?

Remap worked?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 07:55 AM

House move?
Race car?
Wiscombe...
You've kept all that very quiet.

Intrigued of Cheltenham... grin2
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By Jays


And.......?

Remap worked?


Sorry for brief teaser John - was waiting to drive 07.40 to Padd so didn't have much time.

Yep, all seems good so far : more power evident in 2nd joy, I wont say what speed Chunky got out of third cop and I can now go up hill in 5th without slowing down !

Sigma's sorted ! drive

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 09:04 AM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Originally Posted By Jays


And.......?

Remap worked?


Sorry for brief teaser John - was waiting to drive 07.40 to Padd so didn't have much time.

Yep, all seems good so far : more power evident in 2nd joy, I wont say what speed Chunky got out of third cop and I can now go up hill in 5th without slowing down !

Sigma's sorted ! drive

Cheers

Jeremy


Very good news Jeremy. Please keep me up dated as discussed mate. thumbs grin2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 10:27 AM

What a lovely ride today having sorted out the suplex by tyre pressure reduction. Will post some photos at the The Lee in Bucks.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 10:32 AM

Great to hear and look forward to the photos.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 02:56 PM

A long and dangerous run out of the garage onto the drive.

There I washed, rinsed and dried the paintwork before concluding it was too bright and warm to polish it.

The return journey was equaly tough.

Must say the firm gear lever knob is nice, no more wobbles...
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 03:24 PM

I went to b&q via Bovey Tracy Widdicombe Dartsmeet Princetown Tavistock only a 2.5 hour diversion, lovely up on the moor today

Pete
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
House move?
Race car?
Wiscombe...
You've kept all that very quiet.

Intrigued of Cheltenham... grin2


Like you Graham I like to keep things under my hat. rofl When you coming down?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 04:29 PM

laugh2

Well, our man has returned to the W.Mids after yet another purchase fell through (there are further mitigating circumstances), so it looks like swmbo and I for a short week early Sept now. Probably in the 90...
No firm decisions as yet, but likely to be near S.Devon railway, maybe... smile
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
I went to b&q via Bovey Tracy Widdicombe Dartsmeet Princetown Tavistock only a 2.5 hour diversion, lovely up on the moor today

Pete


Lucky man that is a fun drive. Bovey straights in particular used to be great om my motorbikes in the 70s. But of course if you can see Haytor rain is coming if you can't it is raining.

We went out again to Whiteleaf Cross will post photos. swmbo is v happy with the windblocker & enjoyed it more (Eric Morecambe jokes only please).
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 06:07 PM

Laid up with the worst case of flue I can remember. Coughing up all colours; sinuses producing more fluid than I thought a body could hold; teeth hurt, ears hurt, scalp hurts, shaving hurts; not enough strength to open a car door. Not very happy about all the sunshine.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 06:17 PM

Roger,
glad you are in Wales. Hope you get well but also hope this isn't contagious as it sounds awful
John
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 06:23 PM

I'm pretty sure it's not a computer-bourne virus. Most likely a grandchild-delivered one.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 07:01 PM

1938 DHC went around the neighborhood this morning. Not too far as it was very breezy and the car seems to be moving about in the wind. Warm though (80+F or 27+C) but the car didn't over heat. A friend runs electric water pumps on both his Series 1s. Interesting idea.
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/03/14 07:40 PM

An Aero SS , south bound at Billingham on the A19 today. Dark Silver......anyone here !!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/03/14 06:52 AM

So if your our way, pop in if you have time and we can have a chat and catch up. By the way are you going to Waddesdon?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/03/14 07:01 AM

I shall let folks know where we'll be.
Waddesdon, unfortunately not. Managed the first two, but it's clashed with Prescott in 2013 and this year...
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/03/14 02:52 PM

Post a bit late sorry, but wasn't the weekend just superb Mogging weather, Sunday spotted FIVE Mogs, three in convoy on A272 near Billingshurst in West Sussex - anything special going on?
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/03/14 06:11 PM

Today was a home office day & with P&L conference calls every 30 mins for the sites I run in EMEA no chance to escape.
snow
Only managed to walk to the post box c 3/4 mile (next to the pub) at lunch time. V Frustrating with the spring sun, especially as I am travelling to S E Asia the next 2 weeks on business and at least in Oz (Melbourne) it will be autumn (or for those who have been you know you can get all 4 seasons in 1 day).
mad2
I hope for a good w/end. shades
But I did finish the 3rd brake light & will post photos Thurs.
happy3
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/03/14 08:46 PM

Moved Rosie out of new double garage, spent six hours fitting units and unpacking boxes, then moved Rosie back into garage, a short drive
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/03/14 08:03 AM

Hope for a run today before the weather breaks if the man from Tiscali turns up soon to upgrade our BB to fibre optic
Posted By: Simon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/03/14 03:11 PM

What a frustrating day - sunny spots interspersed by rain. One of those days where the weather seems to be taunting Morgan owners.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/03/14 03:19 PM

Oh come on Simon, tis but a bit o' rain ! No salt on roads - although a wee bit of dried mud (now damp) on the side roads courtesy of the local tractors - so no real excuse for not having a run.

Henrietta has been driven in the dry/wet/dry/wet/dry today and her remapped ECU has had a good workout !

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: Simon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/03/14 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Oh come on Simon, tis but a bit o' rain !


Jeremy, I think I had my fill of wet top down driving during Nordkapp cold

In fairness, it isn't the rain that frustrates but rather the top down, top up and repeat that gets tiring. The moment I drop the top, snap it starts raining! redcard
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/03/14 04:16 PM

Waited in all day for the BT man to upgrade us to fibre optic.
Whilst the result is excellent. He arrived at 16:30 , not like his 08:00 to 13:00 slot, still he did keep calling & delaying.

Alas no Mog ride
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/03/14 06:19 PM

Originally Posted By Simon

Jeremy, I think I had my fill of wet top down driving during Nordkapp cold


Fair point Simon, acknowledged ! Still, I see I've tempted you out anyway stirpot via your "rainbow" post !

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 04:54 AM

Originally Posted By Simon


In fairness, it isn't the rain that frustrates but rather the top down, top up and repeat that gets tiring. The moment I drop the top, snap it starts raining! redcard


But I thought that was was the beauty of an easy up hood it makes it easy to put the hood up, which I presume Cruella has. Rosie's a bit more traditional in top up department, so I keep driving until my hair is gets wet, then find somewhere to shelter while I put the hood on. smile
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 05:46 AM

The factory Easyup hood is not an "easy up".........the Allon White hood is! Much quicker and leaks less!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 06:09 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
The factory Easyup hood is not an "easy up".........the Allon White hood is! Much quicker and leaks less!


You will be asking for a powered hood next!! hide
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 06:12 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
The factory Easyup hood is not an "easy up".........the Allon White hood is! Much quicker and leaks less!


I can't agree with you there. I don't know the Allon White hood, but compared to my experiences with the traditional hood, the hood on my plus 8 is most definitely easy up. However I would say that the erecting method needs perfected to get speedy results.
Posted By: Simon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 06:33 AM

As per my comments in the Wizard of Oz Rainbow thread: Cruella has a Deluxe hood - not sure what the exact differences are but it is easy to erect and watertight (as yesterday will attest to!)
Posted By: vincentvg

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 06:34 AM

Ditto. Short of a hood that can be erected without getting out - and preferably without stopping scared, I can't really fault my factory hood. It doesn't leak (much!)
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 06:44 AM

My Easy-up hood is both easy and fairly watertight.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 07:14 AM

Mty Simmonds works well & can be erected inside the car if the ide screeens are off.

Sun is out here so off to Tescos in the Mog
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 07:40 AM

Originally Posted By John +4

Sun is out here so off to Tescos in the Mog

scared Tesco's is where Henrietta's aluminium seems to be most magntic : I try to find a remote spot with 4 or 5 empty spaces but inevitably a 4x4 will be parked inches away when I get back out - and 3 empty spaces next to the Fourbee. swear

Jeremy

Posted By: lowebird

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 08:23 AM

I know the feeling, why is it that owners of 4x4's can be so thoughtless after all they have spent an awful lot of money on their choice of vehicle.
Last year on our return from the Mille Miglia I spent what seemed like half an hour down in the ferry car deck standing by the Moggie protecting it from the family from hell as they unpacked the entire contents of their MPV along with 3 screaming children. They were completely unconcerned that they were millimetres away from certain death. !!!

Reg
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 08:52 AM

We survived Tescos no problem but:-
1. the bracket on my Williams windstop broke off after 5 months use. Aaah! I will post photos
2. The zip on my centenary jacket broke

Not best chuffed but the drive was great
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/03/14 09:25 AM

Good news swmbo fixed the zip.
englandwave thumbs
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 03:32 PM

Nice round trip this afternoon - Stoke Fleming - Dartington - Totnes - Kingsbridge - Torcross - Slapton - SF. sunny drive

Lots of waves from, TR6, Spitfire Mk1, MGB with proper bumpers and four MX5's. thumbs

The non-wavers were BMW 120d Cab and two Porker Cab's no surprises there than grin2 perhaps they don't enjoy motoring quite so much as the rest of us, or maybe their seats come fitted with a 6" nail in headed North as they look pretty miserable.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 04:04 PM

Delightful run out to meed Roger and Diane for lunch at Compton Abbas Airfield.

We set off topless in bright sunshine but mid way between Salisbury and the roundabout where B3081 crosses the A 354 what started as a light drizzle suddenly becalme a heavy hail squal.

Hail at 70 mph hurts when it impacts exposed ears!!!

Stop to put the hood up and dry off, discovered that the screen heater does work!

Some fantastic clouds, a good noggin watching the weather and a few intrepid pilots and lunch. We ambled back down the Chalk Valley between the A30 and A354, stopped at home for coffee.

I then spent the next hour and a half washing and detailing Aldermog.... pleasure comes at a cost!
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 04:29 PM

Ideal, I chose the wrong day, yesterday went and had lunch in Chagford the long way .

Still think that the 379 Kingsbridge to Dartmouth is one of the magical roads

Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 04:40 PM

You had a nice run too, Chagford Three Crowns is a nice lunch stop on the moor - a nice proper village as well.
Good to see you are getting a few miles in now.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 04:42 PM

Sadly no Morgan at the moment but got my Morgan fix in droves at the Curborough Sprint Taster Day!
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Ideal, I chose the wrong day, yesterday went and had lunch in Chagford the long way .

Still think that the 379 Kingsbridge to Dartmouth is one of the magical roads



Agreed. The lovely Lady Budster's son lives in Dartmouth and her grandson goes to shcool in Kingsbridge. . .possibly the prettiest school run that you could have?

ps Picture is Blackpool Sands, part of the route.



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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/03/14 09:49 PM

Great school run indeed smile
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/03/14 05:53 AM

Strange....can't see the Tower or the Golden Mile.....must have been coastal erosion after the storms!
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/03/14 06:01 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Strange....can't see the Tower or the Golden Mile.....must have been coastal erosion after the storms!


doh
Posted By: Edgar 1969 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/03/14 05:48 PM

Haha not the Blackpool sands I know as well
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/03/14 05:56 PM

Named after the black pool, bottom left as far as I know.

It's not real sand either, more like very fine pieces of shell.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/03/14 03:26 PM

Got Stanley out of the garage with the aim of treating the leather: sunny afternoon, so just a short drive first over Woodbury Common, Newton Poppleford and then back through Budleigh, avoiding the temptation to stop for an icecream.
Then a very pleasant half hour in the sun, treating the leather and vacuuming out the interior.
What a nice way to spend the afternoon.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/03/14 04:01 PM

Sun? Rain here all day......nice lunch with Wirewheel, lovely old pub and real steak suet pudding!

Fingers crossed, Roadster returns next week!
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/03/14 05:37 PM

You're a very lucky man Budster, nothing but rain all day here today frown
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/03/14 05:58 PM

Yup,
Pretty soggy day in north Gloucestershire too...
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/03/14 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Yup,
Pretty soggy day in north Gloucestershire too...


shades budster shades

Down here today!! thumbs
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/03/14 06:11 PM

Send some up here, PLEASE!!!! smile
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 01:48 PM

An afternoon off in the sunny south west. So a bit of light cleaning and a few local miles to dry out and we are ready for a run up to the Williams open day on Saturday.

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Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 02:31 PM

THREE days without Henrietta - up in York on what should have been 500 mile test for the ecu remap BUT swmbo 's campervan needs its brakes doing and eldest daughter needs a bed moving 15 miles and that wont fit in the Mog. Grrr.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 05:40 PM

Never mind - visit the Rail Museum as a consolation? smile

Martin, I need to wash 'Q' after the run to Curborough on Sunday - can't have the bright colour hiding! shocked2
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Send some up here, PLEASE!!!! smile


More sun here today (sorry laugh2 ) so met up with my +8 owning friend Graham at Otterton Mill. Tea and cakes were consumed in the sunshine.
coffee

A nice lady in the carpark, who knew her classic cars, spent some time admiring Stanley. She then talked about the Triumph Trophy that she planned to restore.
thumbs

Another pleasant Morgan afternoon!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 06:15 PM

A full day at the factory today....so in the absence of my roadster at least I was surrounded by Morgans of all shapes and sizes! Including a rather special Three Wheeler.....which I think might have featured on here before...airbrushed with skulls, wraiths etc, polished skulls as headlights and skeletal fingers holding the mirrors! Strangely owned by a very normal ( well, to me) person!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 06:45 PM

Sunny but cool (65F) in Florida today. Took the '86 Plus 8 to the grocery again to buy some non essentials and to fill the tank. Leave in the morning for Charleston South Carolina on the coast. Should be a full 7 hours, at highway speeds to get there.

(Glad to have the 5 Speed Box in the Plus 8. Loved the '71 Plus 8 but the Moss Box was just too busy on the highway.)

This is the weekend of the big MOGSouth Spring Meet. We expect over 50 folks and 25 Morgans, which should include the full Range of Morgan cars.

Noggin on Friday evening. Saturday starts with morning libations, then coastal drives, then a classic 'low country boil.'

I will add a report to the MOGSouth Newsletter and post the newsletter and a gallery of pics to the MOGSouth web site (www.mogsouth.com) upon return.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/03/14 07:42 PM

Sounds like a great trip Mark!
Enjoy thumbs
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/03/14 06:31 PM

Nice run out today from Stoke Fleming to Newton Abbot via Buckfastleigh and return via Kingskerswell, Totnes.

Cheery waves from Morris 8, Black E type and a "Saint Volvo" in Gold metallic driven by a Judy also big smiles and waves.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/03/14 06:58 PM

Sounds like a nice run with some good roads now the water has subsided laugh in early February getting to Totnes to register mothers death was a challenge even in they Freelander, now the roads have dried out yippee

Pete

Edit due to spelling/my thick fingers doh
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/03/14 08:13 PM

What a miserable journey that must have been.

Luckily the weather seems to be more favourable now, you got a trip out planned at all Pete ?

I got mine in today as my wife had another engagement and tomorrow we shall be visiting her Mum after a bit of ringing and Mothering Sunday service.
Last time I saw my mother I was 18 Months old so not much of a miss for me !

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 07:04 AM

Great spot for a photo!
Williams yesterday - nice run along the A46 both directions, but not enough miles smile
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 11:02 AM

Ran my wife across to visit her mother yesterday - good blast across from Reading to Milford via Hartley Witney.

Only downside is that it has been " decided " that my mods make the car too noisy!! - so in the interest of using the passenger seat ever again - looking at either putting standard exhaust back on - or fitting the acoustic trim to the Librands?

Will wait to see what the garage guys suggest tomorrow - as probably now over 100db- which would be useless for any more track days anyway, so I have to sort something,
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 11:30 AM

Good luck...I found the acoustic trim next to useless on my 4/4. 98db when tested last year at Castle Combe. I knew it was noisy but not that noisy!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 11:48 AM

Castle Combe's sound meter seems to read high, particularly towards the end of a season. And yes, I know they have to be calibrated by an independent test house each year...
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Castle Combe's sound meter seems to read high, particularly towards the end of a season. And yes, I know they have to be calibrated by an independent test house each year...


Would be nice for someone at Castle Combe to be able to use the noise tester properly!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 11:52 AM

rofl
Agreed! I haven't got full Environmental Scrutineer license, so can't do it...
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 12:00 PM

Seems to have got much noisier after I had the Aero Manifold & Cat fitted. If, as Jay says the trim is useless- might just go back to standard cat back exhaust and retain gains made on the manifold and cat- around power and a little more torque.

Also, if exhaust quieter -- might hear more of the induction on the throttle bodies!?

The car is driving really well now - I just need to sort out an acceptable "sound".
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 12:04 PM

Sell the Librands and have the Williams system fitted.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 12:20 PM

Nice cold run roof down all the way 60 miles, only 2 other cars with roofs down a mx5 and a astra
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/03/14 12:28 PM

The manifold and cat are Aero - the rear part is Librands. Is the Williams cat back part substantially different?

Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 08:40 AM

Got out yesterday, decided moor west to east, lots of waves from those training for 10 Tors. Coffeeetc at Darts meet, headed up to Mortenhampstead and back. out for about 4 hours. Lovely day

Pete
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Got out yesterday, decided moor west to east, lots of waves from those training for 10 Tors. Coffeeetc at Darts meet, headed up to Mortenhampstead and back. out for about 4 hours. Lovely day

Pete


Had tlLB's family here all day; so all I could do was look out at the sunshine.
swear banghead

I did manage some time alone in the garage touching in a couple of stone chips though.
coffee
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 09:53 AM

Touching up Stanley innocent
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 10:54 AM

We must all touch up from time to time..............

And it never gets any easier.
Ho Hum.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Got out yesterday, decided moor west to east, lots of waves from those training for 10 Tors. Coffeeetc at Darts meet, headed up to Mortenhampstead and back. out for about 4 hours. Lovely day

Pete


You picked a great day for your trip. That's a nice route you chose, the moor is fantastic Morgan country and it never fails to charge your batteries up for the week ahead.
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 02:01 PM

Nice run out yesterday, Horsham, West Sussex through to Petworth, Mog seems well at home driving round the historic walls of Petworth. Then down to Chichester, beautiful road over the south downs, along to Whiteways near Arundel for bacon roll. TVR gathering taking place, very interesting chat. Post sarnie along to Worthing then back north to Horsham, some great 'B' roads and some good fast 'A's to flush out the cobwebs. On initial part of the journey through to Wisborough Green was followed by lovely beige Mog. For a few miles we drove together before going our separate ways.......
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 07:01 PM

Always seems to rain whenever I cross in a Morgan!! umbrella
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/03/14 07:56 PM

Rain on Dartmoor Graham wink

I've had a couple of good drenchings I have to admit even when you try and time it right, all part of the atmosphere gloomy crazy3
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 05:57 AM

It never rains in Devon maybe the odd bit of precipitation innocent
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 09:10 AM

rofl
Have to admit of the 4? crossings of the moors I did have one dry day, when we did LeJog 3 years ago. Every other time, even in a tintop (well, LR) there has been precipitation and very limited views... umbrella
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
It never rains in Devon maybe the odd bit of precipitation innocent


did you know my mother she always said it was lovely all week till you came!

As a Devonian we always said if you could see Haytor it would rain & if you didn't it would.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 09:50 AM

P.S. would have loved to be in a Mog today but mine is a bit far away from where I am.

Maybe the UK spring will be as good as the Auzzie autumn on Sat.
banghead
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By John +4
As a Devonian we always said if you could see Haytor it would rain & if you didn't it would.


Or as was said in Southampton, if you can see the Isle of Wight it's going to rain, and if you cannot it already is.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 07:04 PM

I'm in a hotel near Munich and Aldermog is in the garage at home.
So no, I've not driven my Morgan today...! gloomy
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 07:58 PM

Yippee......my car is being trailered up home tomorrow from Williams joy

Can't wait to get back from work, jump in it and go for a decent spin drive
And....see what difference the remapping has made!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/04/14 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Yippee......my car is being trailered up home tomorrow from Williams joy ...

And....see what difference the remapping has made!


And those pink wires Chunky added this morning. Bound to make a difference!!

Oh hang about, it's after noon. Ignore comment oops

Jeremy
Posted By: Simon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 08:12 AM

Drove mine to work today and the Readers Digest version of events is:

One frantic wave from a little boy walking with his mum (he must have been three or four)

Two "nice car Mister" from two lads riding their bikes to secondary school (who knew Trads were hip with the youth of today)

One thumbs up from a white van man

Countless Cruella comments from the people at my office

What amazed me the most was that I was the only soft top driver with the roof down! Whilst it was overcast, it made the commute so much nicer with the roof off.
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 11:37 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Yippee......my car is being trailered up home tomorrow from Williams joy

Can't wait to get back from work, jump in it and go for a decent spin drive
And....see what difference the remapping has made!


And... the verdict is... waiting
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 12:13 PM

Work? Some 'work'... grin2
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 12:15 PM

Originally Posted By MonteZooma
Originally Posted By Jays
Yippee......my car is being trailered up home tomorrow from Williams joy

Can't wait to get back from work, jump in it and go for a decent spin drive
And....see what difference the remapping has made!


And... the verdict is... waiting


Mr S. Do you want to arrange to meet, so you can check out the torque against Stanley?

innocent hide
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 12:37 PM

Back now from the MOGSouth Spring Meet in Charleston, South Carolina. Great Meet. Over 70 people and 23 Morgans. 4 New Three Wheelers (M3Ws) and a prewar F4, three Aero 8s, three 4/4s and oodles of Roadsters and Plus 8s. Oddly though, not a single Plus 4. The weather was cool and overcast but the rain only showed up at night. If anyone is interested there is a write up in the latest MOGSouth Newsletter and some 50 or so pictures of the event posted to the club's web site, www.mogsouth.com Once there, just click the NEWSLETTERS or PHOTOS buttons and follow the links.

Cheers,
Posted By: Alexander

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 02:45 PM

Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Good luck with the rebuild.


Thank you!

It's now looking like this:


I still don't think I'll be driving it in the next week or so...

Advance apologies for when I do get it back. It'll be sure to rain continuously for a good few months!

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Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/04/14 06:30 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Originally Posted By MonteZooma
Originally Posted By Jays
Yippee......my car is being trailered up home tomorrow from Williams joy

Can't wait to get back from work, jump in it and go for a decent spin drive
And....see what difference the remapping has made!


And... the verdict is... waiting


Mr S. Do you want to arrange to meet, so you can check out the torque against Stanley?

innocent hide


Dare I Mr B? I've no idea what you feed Stanley!!

Philip....delivery has been delayed, it should be in my drive tomorrow when I get back from the factory.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 04:49 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Yippee......my car is being trailered up home tomorrow from Williams joy

Can't wait to get back from work, jump in it and go for a decent spin drive
And....see what difference the remapping has made!


Hi Jays, what improvement do you hope to get, I thought the roadsters are pretty quick anyway? Have you fitted Suplex? I'd be interested in how it is on a heavier Morgan?
Been a bit quiet lately due to house move and then prepping race car.

cheers
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 06:09 AM

Suplex on Roadster makes a huge difference as Jays and Aldermog will testify. The steering on mine during the test drive was heavy and front end did not feel right. I had Suplex fitted with Avos on the rear and it has made driving over several hours very pleasurable. For me the power in the 3 ltr on mine is enough and to be honest made very clear my insurance company that performance enhancing mods would exponentially increase my premiums!!!!

Pete
Posted By: Edgar 1969 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 10:27 AM

Will be driving to Lifes tomorrow morning for a service and MOT, hoping that the weather isnt too dire!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 01:52 PM

Henrietta passed the 50,000 mile mark today, on her 5th birthday. (26,000 in last 18 months).

Happy birthday Hen and thanks for all the fun.

Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Henrietta passed the 50,000 mile mark today, on her 5th birthday. (26,000 in last 18 months).

Happy birthday Hen and thanks for all the fun.


You'd never know looking at her on Saturday Jeremy, lovely car thumbs
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 02:32 PM

Booked Mog in today for her annual check over and MOT later in the month - it always costs me because I always get them to do more than is absolutely necessary and for some strange reason I enjoy it....think it's the same as female retail therapy, thing is I will moan for days about the cost of servicing my Audi but those nice Mogmen can do what they like almost......
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By MonteZooma
[quote=WR142LL]
You'd never know looking at her on Saturday Jeremy, lovely car thumbs


Thanks Phil, that's very kind. The Dulux green gloss tester pot clearly did the job then laugh2

Jeremy
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 04:27 PM

Hopefully will be taking a drive up from Reading to Stratford cross country tomorrow - weather allowing. Dealer has fitted Librands Acoustic trim and re-balanced throttle bodies - so a good run out to see if noise now acceptable. Quick blast the other night was hopeful- sounds nicely dulled at the back end- throttle bodies screaming at the front!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/04/14 07:24 PM

After 6 weeks or so without a Morgan, arrived back home from the factory and it's sitting in the drive waiting for me! Then the heavens opened so my drive today has been 10 yards up the drive to the garage frown

Roll on Saturday!!
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 05:35 AM

Hope it wasn't covered on Saharan dust John ooo

We're all waiting for the test drive report, hope it's fine on Saturday drive
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 06:28 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
After 6 weeks or so without a Morgan, arrived back home from the factory and it's sitting in the drive waiting for me! Then the heavens opened so my drive today has been 10 yards up the drive to the garage frown

Roll on Saturday!!


I have just one word for you Mr. S

evil "Stanley" evil

Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 07:27 AM

Originally Posted By Budster
Originally Posted By Jays
After 6 weeks or so without a Morgan, arrived back home from the factory and it's sitting in the drive waiting for me! Then the heavens opened so my drive today has been 10 yards up the drive to the garage frown

Roll on Saturday!!


I have just one word for you Mr. S

evil "Stanley" evil



Take care Mr B.......otherwise I won't "torque" to you ever again! wink
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 09:09 AM

Having been lucky enough to drive a standard 3.0 Roadster once, I imagine Nero will be brilliant after all the attention that it has been given.
notworthy


Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 09:11 AM

Got everything ready to pull the motor out tomorrow. I had forgotten the feeling of struggling to undo the bolts in almost impossible spots and the that rush of pain as they give way and you belt your knuckles on a piece of steel. Glad I am doing this myself and pulled it back from dodgy dan the mechanic. So far I have found a couple of hose clamps not tightened, several bolts loose and a wire not connected.

Picked up another bellhousing and starter today, looking hopefull to be mobile by Easter
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 09:39 AM

Sounds great Graeme - you'll be missed at Northam...where did you get the bell housing and starter from?
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 09:55 AM

Race tune in Bayswayer, if you need something Ford Escort or similar, he knows what is what and will probably have one thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 10:04 AM

Great to know Graeme - I'll make a note of that.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 11:12 AM

Drove to work in Scarlet today.
Chris Evans has declared today Classic Car Drive Day (or similar) so.....
just the excuse to drive her.
Was smiling on the way and will smile on way home. woohoo drive
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 12:28 PM

Back from S E Asian & Ozzie exravaganza on Sat 06:00.
Sunday I will be driving whatever the weather.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 12:37 PM

Safe travels John.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 12:49 PM

Didn't see one classic and didn't take mine - need an Airshelter to keep the guano off up here...
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/04/14 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Safe travels John.


Richard thanks to quote Robbie Robot from Fireball XL5. On our way home!

Always a good feeling. But you know seeing Oz the first time at the age of 50 I should have been a £10 Pom. Keep that quiet though!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/04/14 09:44 AM

Went for a drive today. Couldn't wait given the spring blossom etc
Grin grin
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/04/14 05:25 PM

Lucky boy.. thumbs

Precipitating like a -ugger here all day and likely tomorrow gloomy coffee
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/04/14 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Lucky boy.. thumbs

Precipitating like a -ugger here all day and likely tomorrow gloomy coffee


Rotten forecast for Sunday, but we'll be out rain or shine on Doug's Trusty Trip. . .photos to follow.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/04/14 07:01 PM

Bit further west than you chaps not nice walked to Wembury beach and could only just see the mew stone and not the entrance to the Yealm at all, forecast for tomorrow heavy rain but with the lighter evenings an opportunity when the weather picks up....
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/04/14 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Lucky boy.. thumbs

Precipitating like a -ugger here all day and likely tomorrow gloomy coffee


Rotten forecast for Sunday, but we'll be out rain or shine on Doug's Trusty Trip. . .photos to follow.


You have us intrigued Bud & looking forward to the photos, have a good trip thumbs
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/04/14 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Bit further west than you chaps not nice walked to Wembury beach and could only just see the mew stone and not the entrance to the Yealm at all, forecast for tomorrow heavy rain but with the lighter evenings an opportunity when the weather picks up....


Visiting MIL in Paignton today wet but no mist - back home it's been wet and misty all day. I notice it's still light at just gone eight now so the evening runs are looking good Pete.

It's lovely down at Wembury whenever for a walk, did sound pretty claggy today though.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 07:43 AM

Wembury & Wonwell are always good. Glad I went Sat as it isn't nice here, but the new brackets are in from Wlliams for the windstop so I will fettle a bit
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 03:30 PM

wet and murky all day so met a friend for lunch at Dartington in the tin top and have seen the speed bumps there glad I did not take the mog
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 03:36 PM

Nice place for lunch Pete, the 4/4 Sports ok with the bumps but I think the Roadsters are a bit lower slung.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 04:57 PM

Gents you drive me mad mentioning good Devon locations. Please keep them quiet or the grockles will know!!

But I agree a lovely spot.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:01 PM

Heading for Dartmouth on Tuesday. Birthday trip! wine
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
Heading for Dartmouth on Tuesday. Birthday trip! wine


Have a good one and hope the weather improves for you. shades
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
Heading for Dartmouth on Tuesday. Birthday trip! wine


We will put an announcement on local radio for surfers , swimmers to keep an eye on their wet suits getcoat

Enjoy

Will you be in one of your mogs?

Pete

cheers wine
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:20 PM

Dave,
enjoy it. A lovely place to be. Not sure if the river steamer is running but that is well worth a trip
John
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:37 PM

Out today with 24 other Mogs on Doug's Trusty Trip.
Lovely lunch at Barrington Court, Somerset and everyone booked turned up, despite the inclement weather.
Just about 100 miles covered including being expertly guided back down the Somerset lanes by NeilM
Picture shows some of the cars in the courtyard.
Stanley is immediately below on the right and NeilM's lovely Ivory Roadster is two to the left.
thumbs

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Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:51 PM

Nice photo Mr B!
Stanley must have been the torque of the day wink

What's that black thing on top of Stanley? nono
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 05:55 PM

Barrington Court is on my list to visit, looks and sounds very interesting.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/04/14 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Nice photo Mr B!
Stanley must have been the torque of the day wink

What's that black thing on top of Stanley? nono


Unusually, the majority of the group had hoods up: not just wet, but really cold as well.
Also we were all with partners and tlLB & I decided to stay warm, rather than look heroic!
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/04/14 08:45 PM

From a couple of weeks ago..... been stuck in my smartphone

Llys Y Fran Reservoir in deepest West wales.
They have a short hillclimb course from there up to a carpark.
Tight bends!
40 cylinders having a rest.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/04/14 08:47 PM

It's a video!
I took it as the water effect behind was awesome.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/04/14 08:48 PM


That may work better
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/04/14 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
Heading for Dartmouth on Tuesday. Birthday trip! wine


Use the upper ferry if you cross, Aeros and Plus 8's don't ground when getting on and off.
The other ferry near the station is apparently not so friendly! oldgit
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/04/14 09:21 PM

It was very close mind
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/04/14 12:17 AM

Great selection of cars.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/04/14 05:13 AM

Originally Posted By sospan
Originally Posted By DaveW
Heading for Dartmouth on Tuesday. Birthday trip! wine


Use the upper ferry if you cross, Aeros and Plus 8's don't ground when getting on and off.
The other ferry near the station is apparently not so friendly! oldgit


My 97 +4 catched the Dartmouth side. OK going the other way.
Though last year they were working on the Dartmouth side ramp & I haven't tried it since.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/04/14 06:07 PM

had a very very hard day yesterday with conference calls etc so yesterday evening went and explored the lanes and coast around me , very very relaxing wine
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/04/14 07:21 PM

Taken tomorrow off.
Heading for Crich Tramway Museum.
Weather looks reasonable.
Blowing a gale last time I was there and wisely the staff would not take trams higher than the middle stop. Apparently at least one tram was blown over at Blackpool that day...
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/04/14 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By John +4
Originally Posted By sospan
Originally Posted By DaveW
Heading for Dartmouth on Tuesday. Birthday trip! wine


Use the upper ferry if you cross, Aeros and Plus 8's don't ground when getting on and off.
The other ferry near the station is apparently not so friendly! oldgit


My 97 +4 catched the Dartmouth side. OK going the other way.
Though last year they were working on the Dartmouth side ramp & I haven't tried it since.


The Higher ferry is generally OK, but the Lower Ferry is a dodgy approach/departure especially on a low tide.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/04/14 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
had a very very hard day yesterday with conference calls etc so yesterday evening went and explored the lanes and coast around me , very very relaxing wine


Exactly...is there any better way to unwind?
Did the same today, filled u the tank on the way back, just in case the urge takes me tomorrow!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/04/14 07:49 PM

Out and about in the 86 Plus 8. Sunny and 85F. Had to pick up the wife's eye balls (contacts) at the optometrist. And I thought auto parts were expensive . . .
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 06:00 AM

Went to the dentist in Chesham 12 miles away but the odo read 45 when I got home as I went the long way.
Car now washed to be waxed ahead of the Oxmog Narfaulk w/end as I am off to India on Sunday and Dubai the week after.
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 10:17 AM

Had my car for a week and done 300 miles.
Got to start rationing use now as I can't get a first (1000 mile) service until end of May.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 01:49 PM

You can always just sit in the car & grin
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 02:38 PM

A glorious drive to Williams and back...

The Aldermog is now even more trim and glamorous!!
Posted By: Brum Rum

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 02:58 PM

A nice leisurely drive around the Naseby battlefield for me and the 4/4 today (oh and the wife!). Lovely sunny weather, beautiful Leicestershire/Northamptonshire countryside and lots of interest for a history buff like me. The interest has been made better by some informative orientation boards at key places explaining the action and troop movements as the battle developed. A great short trip out if your local or a good detour if your'e en route on the M1 or A14.

Fingers crossed that the weather holds as we are taking the Morgan to the North York Moors National Park for Easter. Some lovely Morgan roads up there! I hope you are all enjoying your cars.

Andy.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 03:51 PM

I only went out to fill Stanley with petrol. The garage is a mile away.
I returned home after 1hr 15mins drive

Glorious. smile
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 04:03 PM

Meet up with a good friend who has flown over from Vancouver to see his ageing parents. The trip from Reading to Godalming was so busy and full of roadworks but worth every mile in the Morgan. I must have been the only one smiling.
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
I only went out to fill Stanley with petrol. The garage is a mile away.
I returned home after 1hr 15mins drive

Glorious. smile


Did you push it there and back laugh2 hide
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By MonteZooma
Originally Posted By Budster
I only went out to fill Stanley with petrol. The garage is a mile away.
I returned home after 1hr 15mins drive

Glorious. smile


Did you push it there and back laugh2 hide


laugh2

No, spent 10 minutes chatting to a couple in a lovely 1980s Merc SL at the garage, then had a great drive over Woodbury Common and back via Budleigh. Waves from an MG TD and a Sunbeam Alpine.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By MonteZooma
Originally Posted By Budster
I only went out to fill Stanley with petrol. The garage is a mile away.
I returned home after 1hr 15mins drive

Glorious. smile


Did you push it there and back laugh2 hide


I see you suffer from the same affliction once you are off it is hard to stop. No actress to bishop jokes please.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 05:31 PM

Sadly only drove Nero out of the garage onto the drive to fit a set of rather special bonnet stays made by a certain TM member, which I am trying out for him. Halfway through and visitors arrived.....and now the lights going!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/04/14 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
....and now the lights going!


Didn't you put a shilling in the meter?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/04/14 06:51 AM

Great drive up to Crich Tramway Museum yesterday - 201 miles round trip.
OK, could have done without the motorway and A38 slab to Derby, but they are good for making progress (no wonder I can't improve on 33mpg).
5 Morgans parked in front of the pub inside the Museum area... Superb weather to go with it!
Prescott Breakfast Club tomorrow...
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/04/14 06:57 AM

It will be 10 yards out of the garage & 10 back to wax the car today if I can resist a quick spin.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/04/14 10:49 AM

Failed misearably and ended up going through the Chilterns over speen , through Prince Risborough & back via Kop Hill.
Grin grin
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/04/14 03:22 PM

Popped Rosie down to the local garage yesterday in glorious sunshine for the annual MOT. Passed straight through, but they ran me to say when they moved her out the garage they noticed the Fuel and Temp gauge no longer working and ignition light on. I knew the answer immediately, blown fuse to charge circuit. So I told then replace the one with tipex on it, I marked it for easy ID from the last tine 2 years ago as it caused me a big headache. Once replaced they called back, all fixed. Picked Rosie up and wiz'd around the town and back home to work on the race car.
cheers
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/04/14 07:05 PM

Just a little 240Kms trip to our Dublin house and back -- enjoying the ECU re-map which Williams did last Monday!! Roof down and sidescreens on I was quite comfy in nice Spring temp!!
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/04/14 08:09 PM

Drove to Dartmouth via Kingsbridge and coast road for lunch, well that was the plan.... Dartmouth packed , nowhere to park so drove back the same route, wonderful driving and views, picked a pasty up at local farm shop, fresh coffee and pasty in my own garden for a late lunch. Exchanged waves with a few old Citroens on the way to Dartmouth and one mog.

Great day, tomorrow communal gardening / cleanup in the barn complex I live in....

Pete
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/04/14 03:27 PM

Quick drying run out to Dartmouth and Strete, Blackpool Sands and home. Spotted a nice Mercedes 180sl parked at the Boatfloat in Dartmouth and exchanged waves with a Tungsten Roadster at the top of town.

It was busy yesterday Pete as the Head of the river race was on, paddle boarders to six man gigs row up to Totnes 15km, a season opener and very popular. It's a WEARA event.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/04/14 04:26 PM

Yes, went over to play with some toys near Andover. Great day out.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/04/14 05:49 PM

Nice drive out to and from the first Prescott Breakfast meeting. Hopefully the first of many.
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/04/14 07:31 PM

Late drive out to friends south of Newbury. Followed by a nighttime drive back to home in Reading. SWMBO enjoyed the open air run home through the lanes so as not to get too cold :-)
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/04/14 07:55 PM

You made her run while you were driving the Mog Steve??? grin2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 04:11 AM

That seems a tad cruel!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 05:02 AM

Originally Posted By John +4
That seems a tad cruel!


Not at all....it was marathon day after all...... wink
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 05:04 AM

Fair point
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 05:21 AM

Yesterday was a bright sunny day.
I spent about 3 hours in various opentop Morgans, brilliant fun!

This morning I find I have I have a sun burnt nose and face!!

This wasn't a problem I expected..!!
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 05:25 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Yesterday was a bright sunny day.
I spent about 3 hours in various opentop Morgans, brilliant fun!

This morning I find I have I have a sun burnt nose and face!!

This wasn't a problem I expected..!!


Same here after driving open topped to the factory.
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 05:42 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
You made her run while you were driving the Mog Steve??? grin2


My reply has been censored, in case swmbo ever reads this. goodnight
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 09:18 AM

Stuck on a campsite in Ross on Wye, having not managed to move house on Friday. swmbo has started her job today at Ross hospital and is living on campsite for 3 weeks. ( mad2 solicitors).

Meanwhile, I ALSO have sunburnt face since I have spent last 2 hours polishing swmbo's camper.

Jeremy
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/04/14 10:19 AM

What an idyllic lifestyle, Jeremy. Has the tarmac trade slowed a little lately..? grin2
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 04:03 PM

Commuted last night
Great weather for drive in - sun etc
Left work at midnight and drove home under a clear sky/full moon/stars.
Did put a hat on to stop my hair getting sppoiled...
No bats/owls seen.....
woohoo drive
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 04:11 PM

Cracking run from Reading to The Factory and back today, for a factory tour. It might have been motorway and dual carrageway most of the journey, but that did not matter, hood down and sun high.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 05:10 PM

Forty miles in the Roadster today. I'd been promising to take a French lady out in it for a while (a long story), so once back from the VW Dealer (Golf service) away we went. She couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear.
MrsW was fully in the know. grin2
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 05:11 PM

2 days in a row now summer must be here
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 05:18 PM

Back out with the polishing cloths then Mutley - and don't forget tyre dressing too somestick

Cheers

Jeremy
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 05:52 PM

Drove into Plymouth and went for a stroll on The Hoe after I finished my last call, great head clearer

Pete
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/04/14 07:41 PM

Week-end Jaunt!

drive

uk

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Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/04/14 05:28 PM

great run down to The Eden Project, what an amazing place, even had a good lunch for a tenner. Run back waved at a silver mog going west , 2 Triumphs 1 TR4 and I think a 5
Perfect day out

tomorrow grease, check and clean

have a good Easter all

Pete
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/04/14 06:05 PM

Off to Tescos tomorrow. Couldn't drive today due to:-
1. Jet lag from India
2. swmbo Snr is with us for Easter as always so I had to go to a craft fair & pretend to enjoy it!

Still I hid in the garage when we got back and applied some gliptone to the leather
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/04/14 07:38 PM

2. = Man in shed activity.
This is good.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/04/14 08:04 AM

Peter,
agreed lts of mowing etc going on with man shed activity.

Blast to Tescos was good today though
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/04/14 08:12 AM

Nice run up to loch fyne before the holiday traffic, oyster starter then venison BBQ sausage for afters
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Stuck on a campsite in Ross on Wye, having not managed to move house on Friday. swmbo has started her job today at Ross hospital and is living on campsite for 3 weeks. ( mad2 solicitors).

Meanwhile, I ALSO have sunburnt face since I have spent last 2 hours polishing swmbo's camper.

Jeremy


Sorry to hear you've had some delays, Jeremy. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
Roger.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 12:24 PM

Originally Posted By RogerS
Sorry to hear you've had some delays, Jeremy. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

Roger.


+1
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 12:29 PM

+2
Posted By: Ruut Bianchi

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 12:53 PM

Going to Eispaleis for chocotraum! This is a tradition with the Morgan when our nephew is staying with us. I go for 2 ice scoops, to much calories in the Chocotraum!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 03:34 PM

Miserable day here, not just the weather but lets put it this way...I don't want to grow old!

So no Morgan but tomorrow a different story.....three wheeler to Loton Park happy3
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 05:02 PM

John,
that sounds fun, hope the weather is OK as here it is crap. Photos please
John
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 06:00 PM

[quote=Jays]Miserable day here, not just the weather but lets put it this way...I don't want to grow old!

Much the same situation here Jay with the MIL. Not putting my youngsters through this, arrangements will be made...


Hope you have a great day tomorrow and please give us some of your class photos of the event if you get a moment.
Posted By: BertR

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 06:09 PM

Took advantage of beautiful weather for drive along the tulip fields close to my home. My daughter (avid morganeer!) took some pictures of our Roadster.
Kind regards,
BertR


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Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 06:12 PM

BertR lovely shots
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 08:09 PM

Thanks for sharing those Bert - cheered up a dismal old day back here on the Island.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 08:11 PM

Love that first one Bert!
Posted By: Chunky4/4Racer

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/04/14 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By BertR
Took advantage of beautiful weather for drive along the tulip fields close to my home. My daughter (avid morganeer!) took some pictures of our Roadster.
Kind regards,
BertR


Stunning pics smile
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/04/14 01:20 AM

Bert: Great shots.

Jays: Enjoy the M3W tomorrow and I look forward to photos.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/04/14 06:36 AM

When we lived in Holland we really enjoyed vsiting Keukenhof for the bulb fields.

Your daughter is a great photographer
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/04/14 08:36 AM

Took Henrietta to Cranmore yesterday, to act as Driver Inspector for the first passenger run of our DMU on the East Somerset Railway. No traffic on the back way to Cranmore, so took the opportunity to test the recent remap. flag

Despite poor weather during day, DMU and driver performed well and I managed to drive home in dry, put H away in garage and got indoors just as heavens opened.

Jeremy
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/04/14 06:26 PM

Finally, this past Easter weekend, we've had the combination of good weather and enough time to get the Mog out of the garage and prepare it for a summer of Southern Ontario motoring. There was an unexpected late dump of snow on Sunday 12th, the grit trucks were out again overnight Sunday into last Monday, and it required a little rain in midweek to wash the roads clean. And then I was away on business for a few days frown

Having suffered its longest ever winter layup, the old girl coughed into life with remarkable ease. I had done nothing to the battery besides the occasional quick go with a charger over the winter, I'd squirted a bit of stabilizer in the fuel tank before the last run out in November, and put a bit of extra air in the tyres to avoid flat spotting. She turned over first time, spluttered once, caught, and ran smoothly. Idling while I reset the tyre pressures, we then went out for a quick spin round the block to listen for anything worrying... nothing to cause concern. The usual greasing and spanner check, then a short blat through the neighbourhood before lunch to make sure the gears and brakes are doing what they should.

An oil-change and coolant-check later, and it was off for a longer shakedown run in the countryside. Glorious sunshine, if a little chilly still at speed (air temps about 8C). But the key thing is that, at last, it's Morgan o'clock in Canada! smile
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/04/14 07:00 PM

Lovely photos BertR, worthy of consideration for the MSCC calendar.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/04/14 10:02 PM

Isn't it an amazing place, that former clay mine? I only had lunch there + walked the rainforest bit + seed. Have to go back!
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Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/04/14 06:25 AM

I have lived down here since 2006 and a very big omission not going before. The gardens as well as the bio-domes are amazing and will change as the seasons change. I think a visit in the Autumn is on the cards as with the hanging colours it will give a very different perspective.

Pete
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/04/14 10:56 AM

Went to Allon White today and splurged on a Roadster. Still had fun in the +4 despite the rain & fog.

Grining from ear to ear
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/04/14 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By John +4
Went to Allon White today and splurged on a Roadster. Still had fun in the +4 despite the rain & fog.

Grining from ear to ear


Would that be the Indigo Blue one, with alloy wheels?
thumbs
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/04/14 11:38 AM

Bud,
yes just posted a photo.
John
Posted By: Jefffloydy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 08:19 AM

Pleased to report that after running the Morgan into the garage wall I am picking it up tomorrow. I've missed a great month of driving weather
Unfortunately it's going straight into the garage as we are off to Lisbon this Saturday, do we have any members in Lisbon?
A small upside is that the sidelights I fitted are now wired in courtesy of the repairer.

Jeff
4/4 2011
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 10:37 AM

Sorry to hear that Jeff. Glad it is back in one piece.

I drove to Wycombe to buy a suit for a family wedding & came back via Pribces Risborough & Kop Hill. The weather was brilliant, but +4 goes tomorrow in exchanges for the Roadster.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 03:18 PM

Had a glorious drive to the factory yesterday in the Roadster, it made up for the dreadful traffic jam I sat in for ages......that's where a radio comes in handy!

Followed a certain TMer from Germany who was picking up his new and very shiny black Plus4 and bumped into him and his son again at the factory today....in Aero Racing spending money! He's on his way back home on the ferry today and I'm sure he'll tell us more when he gets back home tomorrow!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 03:19 PM

we spent today in brilliant sunshine wandering round the north and east side of Jersey. Hood down, side covers off and in shirt sleeves most of the day.

The lanes are narrow, hills steep, bends are mostly sharp and blind and no traffic to disturb the tranquillity. It was possible the most fun we have had in the car since we picked her up last August. Didn't go far, less than 60 miles, but given the size of Jersey 60 miles is no mean achievement!

I'll report in more detail, with photos, later.
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 03:37 PM

I finished work early today so took the plus 8 up to the North Devon coast. I spotted a metallic red plus 4 reg. BS09MOG (I think)in Minehead. Anyone on TM?
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 04:13 PM

Can only lay claim to a ten mile round trip today to meet a friend for coffee...but what a way to get there..!!

love
Posted By: Colsmog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 05:20 PM

Set off from near Tring yesterday to the factory in the 4/4 visit courtesy of RTCC, up on the motorways, back across country via Evesham and around Oxford, where I briefly saw a Yellow Mog, driven by a bearded chap- was it you Graham?
This morning it was back to Essex to finish of building the greenhouse!.
Loverly driving all around

I am now thinking the factory is really a glorious manshed, Great Place.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 05:42 PM

Almost got knocked down by a Brooklands today in Ross on Wye - VX63 something. Was just walking around my new town (from 16 May) and had parked in the high street. Had a lovely drive down past Tintern on my trial run into Bristol. 44 miles and 59 minutes. Should now be doing 20k a year in the mog !

Jeremy
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 06:58 PM

Colin, wish I'd known you were coming to the factory, I'd have said hello. But yes, a glorious man shed!
Posted By: Nick55

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 08:04 PM

Risking showers on Saturday I set off for Drayton st Leonard, oxon, and the Aston Martin owners club museum rumoured to be somewhere in that village. Weather fair going up A40 through postcombe and Milton common, then bearing left over the M40 and on past great Milton (home of the 'Manoir') and in to stadhampton where you turn left. Drayton is the next right (dangerous) turn. The locals directed me to the address but didn't tell me the museum was closed on Saturdays. Came home to stokenchurch via benson and nettlebed and Christmas common, where it was raining hard. True it is that you don't get wet if you keep your speed up. Water gets in but you don't get wet. No classics about but two ladies on horseback I passed were waving enthusiastically (I think they were waving ).
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/04/14 08:14 PM

Just back from a weekend at Road Atlanta. 80F and full sun Saturday and Sunday. 15 Morgans gathered in the infield, one more on the track - Stacey Schepens and her Twin Cam 4/4. The sights, the sounds, the smells, exciting racing, beautiful Morgans (and a few beers). It doesn't get much better than that!

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Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 07:45 AM

Just Dublin and back for a board meeting -- 220 Kms -- really nice weather - roof down and Rachmaninoff blaring in my ear- just the antidote to people waffling on about not much!!!

Cheers!
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 02:37 PM

MoT passed on Tuesday - check
Road Tax - check
Organ throttle pedal fitted - check
HoE polished S/S wheel nuts fitted - check
Weather forecast: no rain - check

happy3 "Monte" is back on the road drive planned for this evening for eat with friends

Weekend job list: fit Cain's new bonnet stays - check
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 04:00 PM

Great to hear Philip!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 04:05 PM

Ah, so that's who waved!
Just coming off that roundabout I was concentrating on traffic heading in same direction. Did briefly try to return your wave, but probably too late by then! Hope you avoided the downpour I had just come through on the east side of Oxford!
Was on my way back from a group tour of the Maidenhead ATA exhibition and a prior visit to Millers in High Wycombe...
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 04:53 PM

So you were close to me Graham. I went to Allon White & swapped cars. It may have rained but the Roadster was ace.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 07:36 PM

Yup. Have fun with the new car... thumbs
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/05/14 08:03 PM

Yes. From the garage to my "workshop" about 1 km away. The Mog will be there in safe storage for anything from one week to a month while I am in Old Blighty to sort a couple of bureaucratic things out. frown
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/05/14 07:31 PM

50 miles at speed in the Plus 8 today. Went back to work. A friend is retiring and work had a small gathering. Had to be escorted around my old work place, not being an employee anymore. Felt good to be gone. Those still there looked like death warmed over. As they say 'a bad day in the garage is better than a good day at work.'
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/05/14 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By MarkB
As they say 'a bad day in the garage is better than a good day at work.'


+1, that is so right and I pleased I am also out of the rat race.
Posted By: Nick55

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/05/14 08:15 PM

Any TMers out in Oxfordshire today? A dark red plus four came out ahead if me in Dorchester late this afternoon towards abingdon ; later i saw a dark blue(?) trad on the Thame road at village of newington (I think). I was the green P-8. Greetings!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 04:20 AM

500 plus miles in the Roadster for the Norfolk weekend.
28 mpg and grins from ear to ear.
SWMBO even found it fun!
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 05:59 AM

Excellent John, glad you're enjoying it.

Inspired by Stringers Best Mate's photo from the Kirkstone Pass last week, we took "Monte" out yesterday.

Starting early we headed towards Lake Windermere via the Lyth Valley, then up the Kirkstone Pass (sadly too misty for a repeat photo frown ), on through Patterdale, past Ullswater to Penrith, returning home on the A6 over Shap summit and via Kendal.

Wonderful smile
Posted By: John B

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 02:19 PM

Yes I've just taxed mine and today had a short run out in the peak district. It was last out when I returned from the south of france in sept.
On saturday as I was driving thru ledbury, worcs I spotted 3 morgans parked in a row,[hoods erected] I only managed to see one reg plate and all i could tell was that the no started with a V Could they all be factory hire cars???
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 07:53 PM

No, but I am on Sunday, up to Malvern with swmbo for the Flower, over night in Hotel and then factory tour on Monday, hope weather forecast improves! umbrella
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 08:04 PM

Over the weekend I saw 3 Morgans in Ludlow/Tenbury area.
A nice claret coloured Aero - JLS 5
An ivory trad R1 MOG
Then on Monday afternoon a nice sport blue trad just turning onto the A49 at Wooferton near Ludlow.
Any of those on TM?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 08:37 PM

JLS 5 belongs to an MSA Steward - John Spencer... smile
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 08:40 PM

Thanks Graham. I've seen it in the Tenbury area a few times. A very nice car.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/05/14 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
No, but I am on Sunday, up to Malvern with swmbo for the Flower, over night in Hotel and then factory tour on Monday, hope weather forecast improves! umbrella


I'm not doing tours on Monday but I'll pop over to see you both. What time are you there?
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/05/14 03:08 PM

Over to Williams Morgan and back today for final fettling on the easy-up hood conversion they did for me. Nice job! Austin in the trim shop has nice attention to detail.
Posted By: BertR

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/05/14 07:53 PM

Was nice to chat wt you RogerS at Williams today, whilst we were waiting at Williams.
I had ECU upgraded of my Roadster today, and added a "fast" airfilter. I must say that it is great fun these improvements. Torque, reving and sound, wow!
They also fitted the seals for the side windows from the newly produced Morgan. Also this is an improvement. Windows do bend outward at speed anymore. Also less noise, when i tested it on the motorway with hood up. I got the seals at the factory, with the kind help from Jays, who i met there. Thanks for for this!
Friday back to The Netherlands!
King regards,
BertR
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/05/14 08:03 PM

Great meeting you and your son at the factory yesterday Bert. Hope you enjoyed the tour.
It sounds as though the ECU remap works on your Roadster as well as it does on mine!
Have a good trip back home tomorrow.
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/05/14 08:15 PM

Bert, I sent you a pm before I read your post. Have a safe trip. Best regards.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/05/14 04:50 AM

Sounds great Bert - safe travels.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/05/14 05:53 AM

Do these updated seals fit the earlier (circa '93 grin2 ) cars?
Posted By: Chris Cosher

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/05/14 07:28 AM

from Gothenburg Sweden to Christchurch Dorset a spirited drive
but enjoyable .
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/05/14 07:34 AM

Originally Posted By Chris Cosher
from Gothenburg Sweden to Christchurch Dorset a spirited drive
but enjoyable .


Welcome back Chris!
You mist the summer, it was last week.... gloomy
Posted By: Chris Cosher

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/05/14 12:29 PM

The weather in Sweden was wonderful not sure why Im back in wet UK.
Well maybe for a pint on sunday
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/05/14 09:58 PM

Not driven a Morgan today but I have just had a very enjoyable meal this evening with Gambalunga and Basher in Tewksbury. wine

Oh...and fought with a rather difficult Four Seater hood in pouring rain this morning.....give me a Two Seater Easyup any day!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/05/14 05:38 AM

Won't ask about the 4 seater hood. Some 2 seaters can be a trifle difficult grin2
Bit late to say Hi to Peter then... smile
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/05/14 05:46 AM

Drove the Morgan into work this morning. It wasn't suppose to rain... ooo umbrella

No time for that 4 seater hood. happy3
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/05/14 06:35 AM

Not sure about the hood on the newer 4 seater, but I hink I have only ever once seen someone erect the old model 4 seaer hood.
Including sidescreens, it took him over 15 minutes!
Also at LMC 2012, the heroic couple who arrived in a 4 seater at our hotel, hadn't even bothered to bring the hood with them!!
umbrella
Posted By: BertR

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/05/14 08:48 PM

In 10 days my 16 year old son (also having the Morgan virus) and I clocked just over 2450 km, starting in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, and back.
Great trip, big fun, a bit lucky with the weather, and -i admit-sometimes the hood up, when it rained to test the effectiveness of the new side screen seals we picked up at factory.
Kind Regards,
BertR
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/05/14 09:55 PM

Drove a Brooklands Three Wheeler (the polished one!) today....not driven one since 2011 and no bump steer!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/05/14 10:22 PM

Didn't leave any finger marks, I hope..!!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/05/14 10:24 PM

Originally Posted By BertR
In 10 days my 16 year old son (also having the Morgan virus) and I clocked just over 2450 km, starting in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, and back.
Great trip, big fun, a bit lucky with the weather, and -i admit-sometimes the hood up, when it rained to test the effectiveness of the new side screen seals we picked up at factory.
Kind Regards,
BertR


Any photo's to share? Sounds a great father & son trip.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/05/14 06:23 AM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Didn't leave any finger marks, I hope..!!


It had been at the RHS show at Malvern, looked as though it had been touched with a thousand inquisitive fingers!
Posted By: BertR

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/05/14 09:19 PM

Stringers Best Mate, I am working on sharing a couple of pictures. Indeed, a great father and son experience!
Kind regards,
Bert
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/05/14 09:29 PM

I ran the Plus 8 both yesterday and today. Albeit quick trips to pick things up that were on the 'to do' list. Still working the timing issues. I have been bracketing (old artillery method) to get it right. Now set at 7 Degrees. Good power and no pinking. Still working it though. Idle is a bit high (1200 rpm.) Now to seem to have developed a bit of an oil leak. Need to get the car up on the lift and have a look see.
Cheers,
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 06:59 AM

Up to the Lyme Kiln near Langport yesterday evening for Wessex Noggin, with NeilM as co-pilot (he was feeling lazy). Beautiful evening for a drive, after we drove the 35 miles back with virtually clear skies and a near full moon which as usual the co-pilot gave me the accurate name for its phase which I cannot remember. Time to de-moth Rosie's front!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 07:06 AM

Neil's brave going out with you when the full moon phase is nearly upon us! hide
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 07:09 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Neil's brave going out with you when the full moon phase is nearly upon us!


The key word is nearly.
Full moon tonight.
I'll be staying inn with all doors and windows locked.
That's because of the chains and cuffs securing me in the cage..... exting
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 03:16 PM

I drove Rosie around the town and along the front to try and determine where my braking vibration was coming from. This round trip was 2 miles in the sun and then back to the garage, up on the axle stands and rear drums off to find nearly expired rear shoes and worse of all a knackered offside brake cylinder rusted and weeping. doh. Rosie's only done 27K so I would advise all spirited Morgan owners to check the rear brakes at least every 10K miles. Parts to be collected tomorrow ready for a hopefully sunny weekend and more drive time. drive
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 03:28 PM

Let's hope that cures it. Good luck.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 08:28 PM

Not driven my Morgan today BUT have been driven in the factory Three Wheeler by a TMer on his first drive of one. I won't spoil it for him as I'm sure he'll post about it!
I rather extended the test route as it was him!
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Not driven my Morgan today BUT have been driven in the factory Three Wheeler by a TMer on his first drive of one. I won't spoil it for him as I'm sure he'll post about it!
I rather extended the test route as it was him!


Jays I am asking for your services when the plus 8 speedster is available for test drives. smile
Posted By: minikeefy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 10:46 PM

Great drive today to the MOT centre.... Passed with flying colours! It was strange that what had been a neat 'Only Test Centre' garage had turned in to a bit of a strange stretched limo, half stripped BMeers and other boy racer type fare but the tester commented that he had been to the factory and loved Morgans!

Nothing as satisfying as a blast out through the local lanes with a fresh new MOT by your side drive
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/05/14 10:53 PM

I think the phrase that AJSki2fly is talking about is waning gibbous. As for being lazy, I fully concur, but why drive yourself when a chauffeur is available. laugh2
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/05/14 11:04 AM

Drove over to the Vets gig row yesterday evening, lovely drive over, great row absolutely stunning out on the water, an elongated drive back after the row, really rather nice after a hard day in the salt mine.....

happy3
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/05/14 10:15 PM

Fitted new rear brake shoes and brake cylinder today, what a fiddly job. Thanks NeilM for pumping the pedal. Then a 9 mile test drive, braking improved, a lovely drive in the sun, more testing tomorrow. drive
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/05/14 10:20 PM

I will be out road testing tomorrow also, North Devon probably. maybe Exmouth.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/05/14 10:26 PM

Originally Posted By deano
I will be out road testing tomorrow also, North Devon probably. maybe Exmouth.


Exmouth is just down the road from me and NeilM and a couple of other MOG owners, don't you mean South coast?
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 06:13 AM

Drove into work this morning in very grey weather - sun is due out later.

Then tomorrow it is off to the dealer for 4 weeks while I am in South Africa - so last drive for a month frown

Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 06:25 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By deano
I will be out road testing tomorrow also, North Devon probably. maybe Exmouth.


Exmouth is just down the road from me and NeilM and a couple of other MOG owners, don't you mean South coast?


Exmouth is one of my favourite places, the downside is having to drive across taunton.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:33 AM

"Exmouth is one of my favourite places"

Thanks to a certain Mr B and the LLB I have grown rather fond of Exmouth. Cracking hotel there wink
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
"Exmouth is one of my favourite places"
Cracking hotel there wink


thumbs wine
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:58 AM

Drove to the office yesterday to pick up a new battery for the laptop.

From Salisbury through the Chalke Valley, onto the A30 to Shaftsbury and then Gillingham. Returned via tha B3081 up "Zig-Zag" hill (makes Shelsly Walch look like a gentle stroll in the woods) then down to the A354 and back to Salisbury. A great drive under a perfect blue sky.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 06:15 PM

An afternoon of having fun in a Plus8 today.......oh the noise love
A week to go and then it's a day of fun at Goodwood woohoo love
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
An afternoon of having fun in a Plus8 today.......oh the noise love
A week to go and then it's a day of fun at Goodwood woohoo love


I guess you are ready for the next upgrade. wink
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
"Exmouth is one of my favourite places"

Thanks to a certain Mr B and the LLB I have grown rather fond of Exmouth. Cracking hotel there wink


Bit down market for me, Seaton is up and coming now we have moved there innocent
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:46 PM

Yes another test drive to see fellow +8 owner Graham Keen in Sidmouth, been trying to get him onto TM for a year now with no success. An Morgan area for Lyme Bay was his and his partners idea and some of you may have seen FossilMog in Miscellany this month, Graham, NeilM, Budster and myself are the founding members with our swmbo's. Anyway I digress, Graham and I went to Honiton cross country in Rosie and got a fence post for him, a lovely drive on a lovely day. drive
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Jays
"Exmouth is one of my favourite places"

Thanks to a certain Mr B and the LLB I have grown rather fond of Exmouth. Cracking hotel there wink


Bit down market for me, Seaton is up and coming now we have moved there innocent

All too Far East for real a Devon
hide

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly

Bit down market for me, Seaton is up and coming now we have moved innocent

You playing narrow gauge trams now?
Did enjoy my half day driving session there a few years ago... smile
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Yes another test drive to see fellow +8 owner Graham Keen in Sidmouth, been trying to get him onto TM for a year now with no success. An Morgan area for Lyme Bay was his and his partners idea and some of you may have seen FossilMog in Miscellany this month, Graham, NeilM, Budster and myself are the founding members with our swmbo's. Anyway I digress, Graham and I went to Honiton cross country in Rosie and got a fence post for him, a lovely drive on a lovely day. drive

We have family in Sidmouth and often visit.
However today I headed up to North Devon. Watchet, Minehead, Lynmouth and back to Taunton. Beautiful roads and weather. Saw a cream plus 4 in Lynmouth and a green 4/4 heading into Minehead.
Beats working. drive
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/05/14 10:05 PM

Originally Posted By deano

We have family in Sidmouth and often visit.
However today I headed up to North Devon. Watchet, Minehead, Lynmouth and back to Taunton. Beautiful roads and weather. Saw a cream plus 4 in Lynmouth and a green 4/4 heading into Minehead.
Beats working. drive


Hope we might see you tomorrow at Wiscombe
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 10:18 AM

We like Watchet... I like to see progress on the MTB Gay Archer and it is a pleasant little village centre to wander around. Haven't managed the 'maritime museum' yet...

Saw several Mogs yesterday on my trip to Buzzards Valley Winery (and restaurant), including Ian (Wirewheel), plus there was a good gathering of Mogs at the restaurant smile
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By Pete.G

All too Far East for real a Devon
hide



laugh2

Our trips to Plymouth are usually related to using Brittany Ferries, (though we have attended the Radio Devon Car Show on the Hoe)
Always a few interesting sights when you leave the ferry port on a Friday or Saturday evening and drive out along Union Street.
innocent
Posted By: Condor

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 01:12 PM

Far East?

I am in Malaysia for a week and as usual during my trips away Mog Owners Club in NSW has scheduled a run. I think they do it deliberately!

So Violetta will remain unloved and undriven for two weeks.

Much as I love TM, it is a poor substitute for driving one.

Enjoy!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 05:11 PM

Lovely inland run to Kingsbridge from Stoke Fleming (home) and along the coastal road and Slapton Line to home.

Waved to a lovely Mk1 Triumph 2000 Estate and he reciprocated.

The rest of the evening and tomorrow will be spent with my lovely wife at the Dartmouth Music Festival now in it's 17th year and as good as ever.

Pete G - don't want to get too far East feels like Somerset down Exeter way grin2
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 06:48 PM

Went for a brief drive and ended up doing 50 miles.
Just perfect hood down weather.
Route included a drive past The Old Rectory in Stoke Lacy which was the home of HFS Morgan when he built the first three wheeler.
The house is up for sale to anyone with half a million to spend.


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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 06:57 PM

Just back from Jakarta and Bangkok so today was gardening AKA power tools vs green stuff cutting it all back.
But I did get 1 hr fettling bits of the new Roadster.
Sunday will go driving around the Chilterns!!!
crazy2 love cheers
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 06:59 PM

We headed all the way up the Exe Valley today towards Dunster, with a tea stop at Bampton. Saw a red 4/4 heading towards us travelling south, just north of Tiverton. Also saw a lovely silver XK120. About 100 miles mainly in the sunshine.
drive
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By deano

We have family in Sidmouth and often visit.
However today I headed up to North Devon. Watchet, Minehead, Lynmouth and back to Taunton. Beautiful roads and weather. Saw a cream plus 4 in Lynmouth and a green 4/4 heading into Minehead.
Beats working. drive


Hope we might see you tomorrow at Wiscombe


Well what a glorious day at Wiscombe Park. I came down to the paddock at lunchtime to meet you all but there was no sign of you at your car.
I passed a blue Morgan in Honiton in the morning and met a very happy owner of 2014 M3W in the top car park.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Lovely inland run to Kingsbridge from Stoke Fleming (home) and along the coastal road and Slapton Line to home.

Waved to a lovely Mk1 Triumph 2000 Estate and he reciprocated.

The rest of the evening and tomorrow will be spent with my lovely wife at the Dartmouth Music Festival now in it's 17th year and as good as ever.

Pete G - don't want to get too far East feels like Somerset down Exeter way grin2

thumbs that coastal run Kingsbridge to Dartmouth has to be one of the best drives and scenery around.

It does feel different from Exeter and I am an import!!!!! laugh

wine

Pete

Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 08:09 PM

Nice tour of the Cotswolds today. Shipston,(liked the irony of the Big Issue seller behind the Lambo)Moreton, Stowe, Slaughters, Bourton (Bit cheeky- parked outside the little museum and on the way out came across the nice people of Sherwood Forest group), Broadway and back to Stratford Upon Avon for some well earned beers!

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Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 08:13 PM

Must investigate some of this in September. Not an area I know.

As for driving today, well the mower has had a bit of a workout, together with the strimmer. The garden recycling bin is almost full. Should have attended to some hardwood window frames, but sitting on the patio with a scrumpy after the above took over grin2
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 08:14 PM

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Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 08:21 PM

Your a lucky lad Graham living down there.

When the sun shines - sod the mower! flag
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 09:40 PM

Well, there are times when we're bearing the brunt of weather coming in from the SW and further north is much more clement!

Besides, the odd brownie point always comes in handy grin2
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 10:09 PM

Sadly no drive today in Nero. Grovelling under the front wings glueing back the protective pads that are beginning to come away.......grrrrrrr.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/05/14 10:39 PM

Sorry we missed you Deano,was looking forward to meeting you. I think we were sat under the oak tree in the shade over from the car, what a shame. It was a lovely day, came 7 out of 10 in our class with 57.11 so it's creepy down. More fettling needed, and practice. cheers
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 01:47 PM

50 miles blast to Tescos in Amersham. Should only be 6 miles but hey!
Alas I found the badge bar from my +4 won't fit the Roadster. The brackets foul the plastic number plate box.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 06:13 PM

Another beautiful day in Florida (my apologies to those of you with rain today). So I blasted down the road a bit in the Plus 8 and, well, sort of rattled (didn't really blast) around the block in the 1938 Series 1. wine

A bit a birthday present for myself. Pontificating a bit, as one is like to do on a birthday, I came to realize that I have had Morgans (and all that goes with them) for almost 60 percent of my life. Not sure what that really means? I may be sicker than I thought . . .
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 06:44 PM

No it means you are lucky. I have only looked after Morgans for 13 years so 23%. I have lusted after them for around 70% of my life but needed to get the money first!
Posted By: Frank 4x4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 09:54 PM

At least Three Morgans seen out and about in Beaconsfield today, including ours. drive sunny shades
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 10:01 PM

A quick foray to Sainsbury's in Dartmouth this morning and spotted a Swiss registered Mk2 3.8 Jag saloon in BRG metallic absolutely stunning. Had a plastic Rally plaque on the bumper but didn't have time to read that.
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 10:07 PM

Evening everyone. Time 22:23 and I am waiting in Pangbourne to collect my son from his pal's, for the second night running. In the Morgan of course no hood or side screens. The ride home should sober him up :-)

This is the only opportunity to use it today. I did see a blue Morgan in caversham and had the pleasure of meeting Matty and his M3W outside hobbycraft today.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 10:11 PM

I am sure that purchase of a Roadster has guaranteed good weather! Two more great drives over the weekend. The car is addictive, and I'm surprised how enjoyable it is without the side screens. The sun, the burble of the v6 - what sheer pleasure!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/05/14 10:22 PM

A +4 on the hill at Prescott today C*10MOG. Didn't recognise the plate. Had I known I'd be at Cattle Grid I'd have taken the Mog. But, the 90 did need a run out...
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/05/14 08:30 AM

I have driven into work today (same as last Friday) and plan to see another Morgan in the car park as I'm being visited by Richard Jones and his +8 from Kent.
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/05/14 02:27 PM

Finally, after a stupidly long winter and then annoyingly unpredictable (but persistent) rain for the last couple of weeks, we finally had some proper Morgan weather in southern Ontario. I've had a few quick runs out to make sure the spring's servicing/fettling is not causing any untoward behaviour, but this long weekend (it was Victoria Day in Canada yesterday - nothing like celebrating the birthday of another country's long-dead monarch to cement the post-Colonial spirit of a nation...) I was at last able to go for a proper drive.

Leaving behind swmbo with the dog, the Mog was loaded with three offspring for a gentle outing through the countryside amongst the hundreds of cyclists who were out enjoying the weather. Once everything was warmed up and settled down, the kids were dropped back at home and I went for a little play. Not very many twisty roads hereabouts (long straights and right-angle corners are the order of the day) but a couple of years ago I did discover a glorious route up and over the Niagara Escarpment, which has a little switchback climb and a section that follows the wiggles of the contour lines for a while.

For all its long lay-up this winter, the car is running better than it has for the last three or four years. A couple of little niggles that have plagued it recently seem to have magically disappeared. The only sadness is that a sharp stone or piece of metal has been flung up by the rear tyre at some point and starred the paintwork on the rear wing. Time for some DaveW wheelarch protectors, methinks...
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/05/14 12:01 AM

Another wonderful day in Florida (Sorry!). The Plus 8 took me to lunch in downtown Winter Park. Winter Park Florida is really the best part of Orlando. I go there often as I have a Morgan friend who owns a hotel there. Winter Park is far enough away from the touristy theme parks (Disney and Universal) and thus 'normal' and has great ambiance with tree lined streets, cobble stones, cafes and boutiques. Great people watching and always great cars. Anyone visiting Orlando needs to plan on visiting Winter Park.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/05/14 09:17 AM

Back from Chester yesterday to Amersham.
Due to time constriants all by Motorway till Chievely services & then fun back via Buckingham.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/05/14 07:00 PM

Driving down to Goodwood on Friday for a dealer track day. Just looked at the indemnity forms I have to sign and they strictly forbid the publication of any photos taken, on the internet or anywhere else with a penalty of £25k per photo shocked2

Not come across that before!!
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/05/14 08:11 PM

Not a great countryside drive but I went into Paisley today to get some spray paint for the AA badge which was my Dad's. It's one that had the chrome front with membership number on and a backing plate of AA yellow. Had to get it made up.
Posted By: Nick55

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/05/14 09:34 PM

a green plus 8 not far from you based in stokenchurch, bucks ( M40 J5) can be seen out and about on wycombe, Marlow and Henley back roads. and Thame waitrose of course.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 07:09 AM

Nick, i think we met at Brooklands last year.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 05:57 PM

Drove to Millers today to get new tyres. So from Great Missenden to Wycombe what 8 miles each way.

The clouds opened at Hughendon but the hood worked.
Thankfully the car was inside whilst it hailed down.

Is the world ending?
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 06:09 PM

Drove from Cwmbran to Dulverton in my new to me + 4 rained on and off but I was nice and dry. Love the car and nothing but praise for Peter Constable at Newtown motors.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 06:21 PM

Does it make you grin owning a Mog?
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 06:44 PM

Thank goodness for rhetorical questions.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 06:52 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
Does it make you grin owning a Mog?


It makes me shades just thinking about the prospect .

When I get my own I'll let you know. ( I may have to quote James May!!!)

Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 07:36 PM

Steady on we don't want sexual references on this site. swmbo already call my Morgan a ****** extension

Posted By: Moggo

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 07:51 PM

Oh Yes:
Sanary-sur-Mer to St Tropez. (It's about 60 miles each way). The Porch and Ferrari types do sometimes creep up behind, draw level, then floor the throttle. Thunder and lightening rained desert dust on us this afternoon.
My significant other half is planning to go shopping tomorrow and my Garmin GPS has given up on me so don't expect to go far. spend
Posted By: Terry S

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 08:35 PM

What a few days it's been, drove down from Belfast to Waterford stayed overnight then went across to Galway on the minor roads, 0vernight at Glenlo Abbey, then a hard run up the N17(stone walls and the grass is green)to Donegal, overnight at Harvey's Point. Today has been a tad more leisurely with a short blast North to the Dark Hedges and a stop over in Port Rush.
Tomorrow it's back to Belfast with an overnight ferry and heading down to Waddesdon Manor Saturday evening.
It's been a stunning few days, let's hope for a long hot summer.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 08:52 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
Does it make you grin owning a Mog?


Oh yes happy3
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/05/14 09:58 PM

Burgundymog, nice to see you came to God's country to get your Mog (I got mine through Peter as well). A long way for you to come, though?
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/05/14 05:10 AM

Yes...left home at 4:00 for trip down to Goodwood. Got as far as Worcester Services, engine management light on, rain pouring in under the dash and my speedo playing up! Argh!! I've had leaks from header rail before but not from under the dash and my first engine management problem. Looks like some water has got on the back of the speedo or the wiring.
Decided to call it a day and come home....what a waste!
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/05/14 05:21 AM

Not a good start to the day. I am off to Corfu so hoping for better luck.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/05/14 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By RogerS
Burgundymog, nice to see you came to God's country to get your Mog (I got mine through Peter as well). A long way for you to come, though?


Fours hours door to door. Not too bad. The car was well worth the return trip two weeks ago to view and Peter was great, very entertaining.
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/05/14 04:18 PM

Yes, he's certainly enthusiastic. The company loan their outdoor area out to various local car groups for a "car sport evening" in July (24th, I think). I'm due to park my Mog there for a few hours to add to the display.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 10:38 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Yes...left home at 4:00 for trip down to Goodwood. Got as far as Worcester Services, engine management light on, rain pouring in under the dash and my speedo playing up! Argh!! I've had leaks from header rail before but not from under the dash and my first engine management problem. Looks like some water has got on the back of the speedo or the wiring.
Decided to call it a day and come home....what a waste!


Sounds as if it really wasn't fun!

Standing water seems to set off the engine management light on Aldermog: always the same thing, slow responding lambda sensor on the exit of the cats, most often the near side. I now have an OBDII reader and check and re-set.

Water from under the dash? I suppose the wipers are the most likely route. The rubber seals rounf thewiper shafts on Aldermog are a bit "tired" as are the screen wash ones. Something for the winter as the dash will have to come off I guess.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 12:14 PM

Lovely 6am commute alongside the Wye this morning. No traffic at all. Then have driven my HST to Weymouth and am now having fish and chip lunch at the seaside. Not a bad morning thumbs

Jeremy
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 12:18 PM

Was there much traffic while you were in your HST?
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 12:28 PM

Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Was there much traffic while you were in your HST?

Well I did have to wait for a London Hst and there was a broken signal en route, but no jams to deal with and a 'right time' arrival at Weymouth. And I'm 'on the cushions' on the way back !
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
And I'm 'on the cushions' on the way back !

Don't tell the travelling public!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By WR142LL
And I'm 'on the cushions' on the way back !

Don't tell the travelling public!


A lady friend of ours was travelling up from Exeter yesterday and was in need of a cushion as the journey was a PI the Ass, she had to change trains twice due to various breakdowns what have yous . Not a good Birthday treat the journey to London.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 01:27 PM

God's Wonderful ....
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 01:32 PM

Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
God's Wonderful ....


wink
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog


Sounds as if it really wasn't fun!

Standing water seems to set off the engine management light on Aldermog: always the same thing, slow responding lambda sensor on the exit of the cats, most often the near side. I now have an OBDII reader and check and re-set.

Water from under the dash? I suppose the wipers are the most likely route. The rubber seals rounf thewiper shafts on Aldermog are a bit "tired" as are the screen wash ones. Something for the winter as the dash will have to come off I guess.
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Can you not fit a heat resistant shroud over the wires and Lambda sensor to try and stop water from getting at them? Not sure where yours are on a Roadster. mine are at the case of the exhaust manifold and mounted vertically on top of the pipes, but are shielded by the chassis and side wall, it might be possible for water to get at them if I went through a deep puddle with a big splash.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 06:39 PM

Here's me thinking a Lambda was a type of Italian scooter!
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Here's me thinking a Lambda was a type of Italian scooter!

rofl
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By Pete.G
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Here's me thinking a Lambda was a type of Italian scooter!

rofl


All Greek to me wink
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 10:49 PM

No, no,no. Italy is Latin.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 10:55 PM

No No No No Lambda is the 11th Greek Letter, you can have the Lambretta as Italian laugh2
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 10:58 PM

Curses, I forgot that. My first language is Jockinese.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 10:59 PM

rofl rofl
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/05/14 11:16 PM

I thought it was a dance - or is that lambada?
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/05/14 10:01 PM

Drove Rosie over to Beer and chatted to Morgan owner Alex at Pecorama Classic Car show, I apparently missed seeing NeilM and Jill who work parked further up the hill. Also chatted to a jaguar owner who admired Rosie. Then off to father-in-laws to use vice to get polyurethane bush into MR2 rear swinging axle bar, a tricky job.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/05/14 01:24 AM

Today was... Waddesdon!!!

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/05/14 02:07 AM

Very arty vMog, but I like it.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/05/14 06:49 AM

That is nice vMog. How was it done?
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/05/14 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
That is nice vMog. How was it done?


Nothing fancy really: just some IPhone app filter from PhotoFactory

Glad you like it ;-)
Vladimir
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/05/14 05:30 PM

All the way back from York via the Humber Bridge & into torrential rain.

Just washed the car in the rain as I am at Chippenham on Sunday but away all week
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 04:55 PM

No Morgans now for next 10 days although the start of the trip to the Orkneys nearly ended in disaster on the M6 this morning on way up to my sisters. In the outside lane at 80 and got side swiped by a lady driving a people carrier who pulled out on me without looking. Lucky for me there was a concrete strip by the crash barrier! Got a right wobble on the bike as she'd just touched my pannier. scared

I think she got the gist of my wave!
Posted By: Simon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 04:56 PM

Glad you're alright John, sounds like a close call.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 05:12 PM

Didn't think they'd changed the speed limit yet.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 08:56 PM

Drove 260 miles home from Somerset to Essex 200 of them in the most horrendous rain, car performed well no leaks from hood but a few drips from under the dash. Probably a hole needs some mastic tomorrow.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 10:02 PM

Ooh that sounds nasty, pleased it was just a very close call, take it easy, have a lovely time and be safe. grouphug
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 11:06 PM

Jay - Glad you are ok.
Have a good trip, hopefully a lot less eventful than the journey up there.
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/05/14 11:14 PM

Good to hear you are safe and in one piece thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 12:21 AM

Originally Posted By Simon
Glad you're alright John, sounds like a close call.


+1
Posted By: Moggo

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 02:06 AM

exting
DRove the motorway between Marsailles and Nice then up into the hills to Grasse. The latter hopelessly congested and those undergound car parks have steep exits/entries that bottom out the Mog. Kept going higher and found a nice little mountain village of Cabris.

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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 05:37 AM

Close call John, that is why I stopped biking in the UK most drivers don't ever look and a similar incident on the M4 two lane section before the flyover into London where I had to drop my K75S convinced me to stop. At least i was at sub 20 mph speeds, the guy did something similar & didn't even stop. Thankfully the traffic behind did.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
Close call John, that is why I stopped biking in the UK most drivers don't ever look and a similar incident on the M4 two lane section before the flyover into London where I had to drop my K75S convinced me to stop. At least i was at sub 20 mph speeds, the guy did something similar & didn't even stop. Thankfully the traffic behind did.


+1..

Last bike ride was about a year ago and I sold the bike.
I got to the point where I wouldn't ride on Motorways or Trunk roads because of the traffic and I didn't feel that I was safe and in control. That left me only local roads and no where really to go.



Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 07:46 AM

Originally Posted By Simon
Glad you're alright John, sounds like a close call.


+1 Enjoy your hols Mr S.
budster
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 08:15 AM

Originally Posted By Budster
Originally Posted By Simon
Glad you're alright John, sounds like a close call.


+1 Enjoy your hols Mr S.
budster


+2.

Why I stopped riding 4.5 years ago...
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 01:30 PM

Really enjoying my new 44 mile commute into Brizzle down alongside the river Wye, from Monmouth to Chepstow.

16 miles in 18 mins on Sat. (Try it innocent )

Jeremy
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Really enjoying my new 44 mile commute into Brizzle down alongside the river Wye, from Monmouth to Chepstow.

16 miles in 18 mins on Sat. (Try it innocent )

Jeremy


Fantastic road and you can stop at the Moon & Sixpence at Tintern
cheers
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/05/14 01:56 PM

On the way back, maybe?? laugh2
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 04:26 PM

Regrettably not in either direction for some time guys...

Spent almost 3 hours in a ditch near Gloucestershire yesterday night after spinning 360 degrees coming off the Elmbridge roundabout A40 near Glos.

Overtaking a Micra, doing 30, accelerated on a damp road, rear drivers side wheel hit white line, lost grip, over-corrected, hit outside lane kerb, spun 180 degrees, hit inside kerb, spun 90 degrees, off onto verge, spinning a further 90 degrees into ditch, hedge and trees.

Completely hidden from road although only 10 feet from carriageway (very long grass plus 3-4 feet down).

Unhurt (except pride - very dented, but not as dented as Henrietta frown2 ) but I shall be bringing swmbo 's camper van to the track day at Combe.

Very worrying that that could happen at only 30-40 mph. Will have to trade on the Conti's for Avons once Williams et al have got her straight.

Anyone got a spare Morgan needing a regular run for a number of weeks...?

Jeremy
Posted By: HJP

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 04:31 PM

Oh blimey ! Very sorry to hear that , at least you are ok and no one else involved . Hope damage is not too serious .
Hugh
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 04:36 PM

+1. Were the tyres old?That seems an extreme skid unless diesel or oil was involved
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 04:40 PM

Thanks Hugh. Yes damage very significant I'm afraid. Will visit Williams tomorrow.

John - yes I suspect a diesel spill too - it was 30 yards from roundabout and only 3/4 throttle (ie not really pressing it). Tyres maybe 5,000 miles old - fitted in Jan, loads of tread left.

And d'ya know, my life DIDN'T flash before me - I just thought "oh, this is going to hurt" - and then it didn't, so I'm really happy about that.

Jeremy
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 04:50 PM

Glad you're OK. Sorry about the car. Typical - Diesel. What does Clarkson call it - Devil's juice or something, can't remember.
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:01 PM

Jeremy, sorry to hear the news, but relieved you're OK. Here's hoping you and Henrietta are reunited soon.
Posted By: Cain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL


Very worrying that that could happen at only 30-40 mph. Will have to trade on the Conti's for Avons once Williams et al have got her straight.

Jeremy


Good to know you are ok. I hope Williams gives you good news.
I had a spin much the same off a Coxton Gibbet roundabout on the A428. Like you probable diesel as there is a Shell station there.
I Should know better as it's always slippery on a bike.

The only thing about having some Avon CR6ZZ's fitted. You will be going faster into the corner... hide

Cain
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:16 PM

Sounds like in many respects you were lucky and cars get fixed easier than people!It does sound like diesel. I am sure Williams will pull all the stops out for you. I hope you and Henrietta are reunited soon

Pete
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:22 PM

Condolences, glad you are ok.
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:25 PM

Cain, Pete (et al) : thanks for your good wishes. I do hope Williams can turn her round before the end of summer - I may find out tomorrow with a visit to Horton (going on the bus & train, not taking a wallet, not stroking the spaniels).

I take the advice ref Avons somestick with a nod of the head thinking , but this event will make me back off a little (and a lot near r/bouts & damp weather).

We live, we experience, we learn. And life's still good.

Jeremy
Posted By: Brum Rum

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:31 PM

All the best to both you and Henrietta.

Andy
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:32 PM

Sorry to hear about the accident Jeremy really glad you got out o.k. - bad luck by the sound of it.

Lets hope they can put her back together as soon as possible.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 05:52 PM

Originally Posted By Brum Rum
All the best to both you and Henrietta.

Andy


+1

Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 08:24 PM

I put new tyres on my Roadster as the old ones were 8 years old and I had a skid on a wet road with diesel. I was tired I knew from before the road can be dodgy due to the nearby truck stop & wasn't going fast. Fortunatly only my pride was hurt.

I decided to opt for the highest wet perfromance I could find = B.

Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 08:30 PM

Avons are not good on standing water Jeremy, I can tell you that from two hours on Highland roads in pouring rain. I'll be switching to Vredesteins within a year.
Glad to hear you're OK though.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 08:49 PM

So it was you causing the traffic news?
Glad to hear you are OK. As mentioned above cars can be fixed.
I travel that roundabout periodically and have seen a number of National coaches spilling diesel as they go around to head along the A40 for Cheltenham. I even reported one, but I doubt anything was done...
Could lend you a Polo... drive
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 08:56 PM

Thanks all for the grouphug : TM at its best !

Dave : will check the performance of the Vreid's vs Avons - as it's wet grip I'm really looking for.

I've got my fingers & everything else crossed for tomorrow's verdict from Williams.

And Graham, might just take you up on the Polo !

I'll keep TM informed tomorrow, good or bad.

Jeremy
Posted By: MonteZooma

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 09:08 PM

Only just picked up on this...
Sorry to hear about your accident Jeremy, as the others have said at least you're OK. Hope you get some good news from Williams tomorrow, fingers crossed Henrietta will be back on the road again soon.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Could lend you a Polo... drive

The mint with the less fattening centre.
Posted By: Moggo

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 09:15 PM

sherlock

Up behind Toulon is a tiny village fort named Evenos. Quiet spot for a good lunch at the family run little restaurant. Now just a few days left in the sun. Due to head home Monday and will be so sad to leave.

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Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 09:22 PM

Raining in Devon at the moment Moggo, so I would stay in the sun in France if I were you.
gloomy
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 09:39 PM

Just saw your note Jeremy.
Glad you are OK - that is the most important thing.
Sorry to hear about the car damage, hope it gets fixed soon.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/05/14 10:54 PM

Don't forget that the Avons are described as road legal race tyres, the tread is there to make them road legal not to clear water. Equivalent to intermediates at best.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 12:06 AM

So sorry to hear Jeremy - but glad to hear you're OK; really that is all that counts.
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 02:08 AM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
So sorry to hear Jeremy - but glad to hear you're OK; really that is all that counts.


+1

I have my doubts about the Contis in the wet -I had a sphincter puckering experience about a year ago, spinning 180° on the exit of a roundabout; (some wet leaves and a large manhole cover were also involved....)

Luckily I didn't hit anything, but I've been far more circumspect since. It's not the age of the tyres, the car would have been 2 yrs old at the time. From what I've gleaned on this forum, it seems like Toyo proxes are the way to go.

As to the subject of the thread, yes I DID drive my Mog today (for the first tile in what seems like ages) as it stopped hosing it down with rain for a moment...

It was a joy to be back behind the Moto Lita.

Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 12:50 PM

Visited Williams this am and EVERYONE came out to commiserate, which was nice grouphug

So the assessor says "not a write-off" but Mike needs to get into 4 new wheels to allow it to go up on the ramp on Tuesday.

Henrietta will not make Combe but I will be there. Wonder what the lap record is for a VW camper van thinking

Jeremy

PS : Going to try Vreidsteins when she's back otr
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 01:05 PM

Great to hear Jeremy....
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 02:20 PM

Glad to hear she's repairable.
Just hope it doesn't take too long...
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 04:52 PM

+1 hope you are back on the road soon.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 05:34 PM

+1 I bought Dunlops as they are B rated in the wet and A on noise. So far so good.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 05:40 PM

Wonder what the lap record is for a VW campervan. Depends on how big your lap is.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Thanks Hugh. Yes damage very significant I'm afraid. Will visit Williams tomorrow.

John - yes I suspect a diesel spill too - it was 30 yards from roundabout and only 3/4 throttle (ie not really pressing it). Tyres maybe 5,000 miles old - fitted in Jan, loads of tread left.

And d'ya know, my life DIDN'T flash before me - I just thought "oh, this is going to hurt" - and then it didn't, so I'm really happy about that.

Jeremy


Jeremy,

I've only just picked this up....so sorry but relieved that only Henrietta is hurt, not you.

With newish rubber it can only be diesel...just think what would have happened if you'd been on a bike!

Another vote for Dunlops here, but I also thin Wiltshire Avons are good in the wet...as long as they are not bald. (Ask my son)
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 07:17 PM

What's Henrietta's eta on the road, Jeremy?
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/05/14 07:42 PM

I will not have an etf (est time of fix) until midweek but Mike thinks Combe Track Day is "optimistic" (that's July 16th), so I'm mentally pencilling 1st August (a Friday, so gives me the weekend to get reacquainted).

ALL - I think that Dunlops will not fit the narrow Sport wheels, so Vreidsteins will be chosen. And damp roundabouts will be viewed with utmost suspicion.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 01:57 PM

Went to Allon Whites for the Mulfab sump fitting.
Nice tp down drive there and back.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
Went to Allon Whites for the Mulfab sump fitting.
Nice tp down drive there and back.


So do you feel more secure now?

Peter
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 04:48 PM

Perhaps a little less exposed... smile

I don't suppose there was any additional cooling effect with the bottom of the sump waving in the breeze... Just curious.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 06:05 PM

No difference really to the cooling.
Time will tell if it is safer.

Will be in Chippenham at the Cherished vehicle car show if you want a look
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 07:04 PM

Technically speaking, I guess I have driven my Mog' today (in a future owner sorta mode) drive
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 08:44 PM

Yes a little red with the sun, Mrs m wanted to go shopping 30 miles there but 80 miles back all on A and b roads
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 09:00 PM

Quick trip up the A12 to Stratford St Mary for a spot of clay shooting. Good job the new Moggie works better than the new Beretta englandwave well that's not to say the Beretta didn't work but I think the cartridge co forgot to put in the lead shot doh
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 09:26 PM

I drove mine 20 yards there and back. From the garage to the drive and back. To wash it. I'm afraid I'm in the middle of turning my jungle into a garden just now but I am determined to take some time off if this lovely Scottish weather hold. Being chief cook and bottle washer doesn't help either.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Quick trip up the A12 to Stratford St Mary for a spot of clay shooting. Good job the new Moggie works better than the new Beretta englandwave well that's not to say the Beretta didn't work but I think the cartridge co forgot to put in the lead shot doh



I guess that the Pigeon friendly markings are a dead giveaway!

thinking
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 09:42 PM

Enjoy the show.
Marshalling a corporate day you know where tomorrow. Back there again in two weekends time for a non-BOC competition weekend - Longotn MC have hired the venue.
Doing my bit for the MSCC next weekend - Donnington PMM races on the Sunday... smile
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
I will not have an etf (est time of fix) until midweek but Mike thinks Combe Track Day is "optimistic" (that's July 16th), so I'm mentally pencilling 1st August (a Friday, so gives me the weekend to get reacquainted).

ALL - I think that Dunlops will not fit the narrow Sport wheels, so Vreidsteins will be chosen. And damp roundabouts will be viewed with utmost suspicion.


Jeremy - only just seen this and sorry to see this. Glad it's only your pride hurt and that Henrietta is fixable. I had a slight reminder last year when the back end of mine flipped out when turning right at some traffic lights on a damp road. Until that moment I had forgotten how twitchy a rear wheel drive can be let alone without some help from diesel.

Hope you get sorted soon.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 10:32 PM

Obviously you did not have the optional traction control unit in the passenger seat ...... swmbo
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/05/14 10:53 PM

Funny you mention that Peter. My advanced potential incident warning system was not with me then!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/06/14 07:30 AM

Went for a bimble round the lanes between Salisbury and Romsey.

All rather like a trip in a time machine, no real evidence of the 21st century, just a classic car on roads unchanged since the 1920s when they were first surfaced. Didn't go very fast, mostly in 2nd and 3rd so the car sounded just about perfect: lots of pops and burbles on the overrun....

Driving into West Dean we came across the village Fete, lots of smiles and more than a few waves and a couple of "Nice Car" comments form the multitude.

For us that is what Morgan ownership is about. happy3
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/06/14 07:31 AM

Originally Posted By milligoon
Technically speaking, I guess I have driven my Mog' today (in a future owner sorta mode) drive


That will have been at Williams?

So which car is going to make space?
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/06/14 06:08 PM

Wet to Chippenham for the car show. Fabulous drive out along the A4 vai Silbury & back via the Cotswolds.
Loving the Roadster more &more especially san sidescreens in the great waether today.
Posted By: Scrambledsignals

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/06/14 08:03 PM

A perfect day?

Super weather in Huntingdonshire today so decided to take a trip to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden. Not been there for ten years or more, even though it is only a short drive away. They do have some super bits of kit there which they make every effort to keep working, well worth a visit if you have not been there.

Came home via the B roads and stopped to pick up a few punnets of strawberry's from one of the many roadside stalls.

O.H. is working on baby pulling duties today so we were on a very late lunch. Put one on the Elinor fishery trout that I caught yesterday on to the BBQ and accompanied by some fresh Norfolk samphire, Jersey Royals and asparagus from the garden washed down with a glass or two of Pouilly Fume made a pretty good late lunch!

But best was to come, the roadside strawberry's were by far the best I have tasted in many years, and puts the imported ones to shame.

When you think about it, this is not such a bad place to live!
Posted By: SteveT

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/06/14 08:20 PM

Well I don't think I can beat Scrambled's day, sounds a good 'un! I did take mine out for a blast, ended up in Burford, nice run. Apart from my oil cooler deciding to weep so I now have a very oily underside, oh well no rust there then! Did a quick bypass job to allow me to use the car without the cooler while I seek a replacement. Good weather for a run out though smile and spotted 2 Morgans on the A48 for a quick wave.
Steve
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/06/14 05:57 AM

Steve,
I went through Burford on the way home about 14:00 but didn't one mog.
Great day for a drive though
Posted By: John B

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/06/14 06:33 PM

Drove from sheffield to silchester on sundy [177 miles], thentodat from there to poole and on ferry to guernsey. Food down all way, just as we arrived at hotel it started to drizzle. Super journey. in roadster [fully laden] now for ome fast motoring on the channel isles 35mph guernsey and 40 on jersey.

johnb
Posted By: John B

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/06/14 06:35 PM

sorry should read sunday and hood down although we have managed to get some food down!!
johnb
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/06/14 08:33 PM

John,
we head to Jersey on Thursday with other Mogs. Maybe we will see you there
John
Posted By: Moggo

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/06/14 12:14 PM

Back yesterday via Plymouth Roscoff ferry after a superb fortnight in France. The last day spend hammering up through all those tolls and across the Millau bridge. Approx 850 miles in 14 hours including stops. That bridge is even more impressive going north. Early morning light and the right hand curvature shows off the structure perfectly.
Greased the front end this morning and discovered my lost magnetic torch lurking there and no longer functional.
farmer
Link to album here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gntapper/sets/72157644718801026/
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/06/14 02:32 PM

Smashing collection of pictures. You took your cat with you?
Posted By: Moggo

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/06/14 09:26 PM

Thanks Bob,
P.S. There was a pipe band playing on harbour front for a yachting festival at Bandol - wonderful atmosphere and a very pleasant surprise.

Best Regards.
Moggo
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 03:56 PM

Passed a rather smart maroon Plus4 with black and silver plates this morning on the M5. He had just pulled out of Frankley Services going south. I gave him a cheerful wave but as I was on my GS he probably wondered what I was up to! Anyone on TM?
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 04:46 PM

Dark Red/Maroon is a very smart colour on a Morgan! cheers

How were your hols Mr S?

budster
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 06:35 PM

Went out with swmbo and the 2 dogs today.
Over to Gower for outside lunch at King Arthur pub. eat
Whilst there a dark blue Morgan passed - didn't recognise it or driver - only a quick glimpse at distance. drive
Also a baby blue TR2 came in - nice looking car.
Stopped at top of Cefn Bryn nearby for dog walk to Arthur's Stone .
Grounded the chassis cross member on a stone. swear
No damage luckily just a mark on chassis.
A Swedish woman ( yes...blonde) loved the car and asked for a photo.
On the way home swmbo suggested a trip to our fav Indian Restaurant tomorrow evening....she probably saw my withdrawal symptoms - needless to say the "yes" came before she finished the sentence. That reminds me, they gave us a wall clock at Xmas and it's still to be put up.
Ah well, another job looming, but retiring on June 25 so can wait 'till late July after the cruise. Missing a thrill on the Hill as a result mad envy gloomy

Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 08:32 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Dark Red/Maroon is a very smart colour on a Morgan! cheers



budster

As the proud owner of a burgundy Morgan I can't help but agree with you laugh2
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Dark Red/Maroon is a very smart colour on a Morgan! cheers

How were your hols Mr S?

budster


The hols were great Mr B! The midges hit us at Ullapool campsite and sort of followed us down to Loch Lomond but "Smidge" proved very effective laugh
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 11:19 PM

yes, drove the plus 8 out of one garage and into another. Had to make room for a friends Honda Van that had the lower engine cover / front plastic piece come loose and was hitting curbs and such. The dealer quoted 500$ to replace. We tied it up with a zip tie. A solution I dare say was a bit cheaper. (Amazing value in a zip tie!)

Cheers,
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/06/14 11:43 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
The midges hit us at Ullapool campsite and sort of followed us down to Loch Lomond but "Smidge" proved very effective

Just escorting you out of Scotland!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/06/14 08:20 AM

I would prefer not to have an escort into Scotland in a couple of weeks time! grin2
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/06/14 08:36 AM

They wait in hiding then ambush you.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/06/14 08:37 AM

They certainly did in Ft. Augustus last year! smile
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/06/14 09:01 AM

Enjoy your holiday, anyway. I hope the weather stays like today's, but I am not too hopeful.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/06/14 12:24 PM

smile
Thanks Bob.
Got wet a couple of days last year. Expect to do the same this year! grin2
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 12:28 AM

Didn't drive mine but drove a friends. Interesting weekend. Visited a friend to scout out facilities for a future meet and got a chance to drive two of his four Morgans. Drove his 1935 F4 Three Wheeler some twenty miles and his 1947 Series 1 about 40 miles. The Three wheeler had good power, tracked well but I felt the steering was a bit tight.

The Series 1 however was superb. Now I was comparing it to my 1938 DHC and it was infinitely better. The power was good, steering good and it stopped like a dream. Mine doesn't stop well. I now have some instructions on how to better set up the mechanical brakes. Graeme Addie is my hero!!!

Cheers,
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 04:27 AM

After 5 days of Gastric Flu or a Virus I was finally feeling well enough to venture more than 50 metres from the nearest W.C. and the sun was out so to cheer myself up Rosie rolled out the garage. We took our usual 10 mile spin around Seaton and Beer giving her chance to warm up and have a nice sprint down a main road. Sunshine, wind in my hair, wooden wheel in my hands and a big grin on my face, and Rosie's V8 purring just perfect. laugh sunny drive
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 09:16 AM

Drove out from Dulverton across the moor to Withypool North Molton did a circuit of South Molton and then back down the road towards Tiverton and then off through the lanes towards Hawkridge and home. A great ride apart from the Belgium reg car that came around a bend on my side of the road........think I may have taught him some new English words toff
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 02:53 PM

I'm jealous grin2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 05:37 PM

Dwn the drive in reverse, up the drive in reverse to clean the car & wax it. Back down turn around & put away.
I guess max 50 m but car looks better.

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 08:55 PM

Ha!
New avatar.
Looks great! smile
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/06/14 10:01 PM

I was out in the Mog today (as I am most days if it's not hosing it down...). The main thing is that I finally managed to give the old girl a good wash and buff up. It had got to the stage that she was so dusty that I was starting to worry that her photo would appear in a Classic car magazine in the "barn finds" section. JTL certainly wouldn't have approved !!!

Mind you, I had a lucky escape on Sunday night. We had such a deluge that the house was partially flooded. The rain was so heavy that the sewers under the main road were full, with the manhole covers lifting and a 15ft high geyser blowing up around them. With nowhere else to go the water took a detour down our alley, at the bottom of which is chez Pandy. We had 6 inches of water in the old stable, the garage had a couple of inches of water on the floor and the cellar was just starting to flood when the rain eased up and the water started to recede. Phew.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 01:04 AM

Pleased to hear you were ok Giles.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 06:41 AM

Just a qick run to Williams to let Milligoon collect Archie!

There is nothing better than a ride in a Mog on a sunny afternoon.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 07:03 AM

Just a quick run from the factory to the Three Counties Showground to deliver one of the Three Wheelers for the stand. I must say that the more I drive these cars, the more tempted I am!

The stand looks great....even though it was just being set up, the cars were getting plenty of attention. Wish I was there today.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 07:16 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Just a quick run from the factory to the Three Counties Showground to deliver one of the Three Wheelers for the stand. I must say that the more I drive these cars, the more tempted I am!


Enough to swap one for your bike, killer question?


cheers
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 09:10 AM

I do not want to see an answer from Jays....I dare not drive on either, I fear I may be so tempted.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 09:11 AM

My answer is...............................
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 09:16 AM

.........I need to get a second garage built! Its on my bucket list. Would I swop my bike for a MTW though? I'm doing less biking these days...just long trips a couple of times a year and my incident on the motorway a couple of weeks ago did make me think a bit more about vulnerability as it was a very close call. So, who knows...I may yield to temptation one day but only when all the issues are sorted. I'd still keep a bike for pottering about and that would be a modern Bonnie.
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Pleased to hear you were ok Giles.


Thanks Richard. No real damage done once the tide went out.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Pleased to hear you were ok Giles.


Thanks Richard. No real damage done once the tide went out.


Let's hope it stays a LAT
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Ha!
New avatar.
Looks great! smile


Yes Simon kindly loaded it for me. The photo is from Jersey
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/06/14 10:34 AM

Sorry to hear about the flooding that sounds pretty serious stuff Giles, glad you were ok.

Sounds like a bit of the Somerset weather hit you.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/06/14 11:44 AM

Drove back from Dulverton to Essex this morning left at 05.50 arrived 10.05 260 miles door to door. Hardly any traffic so one of my better times. Got a thumbs up from a bus driver on the M5 and passed another Morgan clockwise on the M25. Felt a bit ashamed as he had the top down and I had mine up as the car was loaded with bags and stuff and I knew I would be driving into rain nearer home. So apologies to the other Mogite hope you enjoyed your ride and didn't get too wet.
Posted By: SteveT

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/06/14 12:05 PM

What's this roof down snobbery all about? If you want it up have it up I say! Feels a different car with the hood up, I lIke it but then again I also like having the tonneau half zipped when it's nippy...
Steve
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/06/14 12:13 PM

Roof up, especially at night is very cosy, a bit like being in a small tent!
Brief excursion to Berrybrook yesterday, which turned into a slightly longer trip. Back along the Sidmouth road, through Newton Poppleford and Budleigh.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/06/14 01:32 PM

Roof up, sides off. It's still not a tin top. Glencoe road, (A82) roof off.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/06/14 10:59 PM

Off in Nero to the Wings And Wheels at Croft Farm airfield near Pershore. Great little show, lots of classics there and a good smattering of Morgans, 4 wheel and 3 as well as some very desirable aircraft. A lovely venue for a Morgan as the Malvern hills are in the background.

Rather surprised by a friend and his wife turning up in a newly restored '30s Aero Three Wheeler. He's a BMW fan so a big departure for him and he kept it quiet from all his friends and family during the three year restoration!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/06/14 02:59 PM

Just been to Wellesbourne Wings & Wheels.
Spotted 5 other Mogs but not the owners.
Left early as Emirates is taking me to Jakarta tonight.

I went past several cars shows including one int he next village that I didn't know was on!
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/06/14 08:14 PM

Went to friends for lunch today and saw a flat rad coming the other way in my village. First time I've seen one and practically outside my own front door !
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/06/14 09:45 PM

Did some tinkering with Rosie's exhausts this morning , rather pleased with the result after a blast round my local 10 mile circuit. Nice a sunny and quiet roads.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/06/14 10:25 PM

Racked up about 80 miles today

I may name t roadster swatmog!

Judging from the number of dead bugs.

I was half open tonneau man on the way home from work tonight.

I think no tonneau is probably better as a was worried about the flapping about.

I may get to like this innocent
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 09:07 AM

Half tonneau is great on a cold day as you can get toasty warm from the heater.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 09:22 AM

You also do half tonneau plus side screens to be even warmer
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 10:37 AM

Le Mans and back at the weekend. 600 odd miles of sunshine driving, and great food.

photos to follow.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 11:46 AM

Commuting in Scarlett for the last few days to take advantage of the weather.
I smile both to and from work.
Not much nighttime time wildlife yet though - owls/ foxes / bats etc ....... It's rural route not town so miss the tattoo'd late nighters in t- shirts/ shorts/ flip flops of nearly there miniskirts!
woohoo
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 07:07 PM

Drove to Exeter park and ride yesterday and today early in the morning, via Sidmouth Road, nice and twisty and not many cars, and lovely drive home in the sunshine, roof down a no side screens both ways, with big grin. Round trip of 44 miles. Parked Rosie safely in bay where no one could park either side just behind, and put shower cover over roof to protect from bird pooh. On both days members of public chatted to me about car and a lady took pics for her husband.

drive sunny
Posted By: SteveT

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 08:54 PM

Had to pick up my better half from work in Ledbury tonight so left extra early and had an extra half hour blasting through the Malvern lanes... Car ran fine after the remap, sunny top down stuff for about 60 odd miles smile
Steve
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 09:56 PM

Having a nice tour of Northern Ireland.
Nice quiet roads including fab A2 coastal Giants Causeway route.

Off to Limerick tomorrow.

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 09:58 PM

Looks like a nice selection of cars and great weather...
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/06/14 10:09 PM

Lovely! I've been over there a few times on the bike but want to take the Morgan over there instead! Lovely countryside and lovely people too.

No driving today......spent the day fitting a cast alloy GB plate to the car and struggled to put the luggage rack on. I hate the things and it was the first thing I took off when I bought the car. It obviously fitted then but has been a real pig to refit today. A lot of very Anglo Saxon words erupted from the garage!
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/06/14 05:21 PM

Nice 260 mile run down to Somerset from Essex roof down sunshine nearly all the way. Mainly motorway all the way but hey ho better than mowing the lawn. 60-65 was comfortable, short bursts higher than that made it a bit drafty. Got a nice wave from a very pretty female passenger in a Rav 4 on the M 25 ............made my day cloud9
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/06/14 07:47 PM

Jay - first fit the centre T bar into the spare. Use a folded towel to hold the wheel up against the cobra. Then fit the side fasteners, but keep two towels covering the rear deck, as the rack will try to bounce on it. When all is attached just tighten it up. The T bar is usually a pig to start as it goes in at a strange angle.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/06/14 10:37 PM

Thanks for the tip Dave. I'll try that although my fasteners are not side fasteners (nut and bolt?) but tubes which slide down over tapered pegs which are fitted on brackets bolted to the overriders. It has to fit....it did when I bought the car!
Posted By: uvk33n

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 08:40 AM

In the last couple of days Route 500 through the Black Forest, then into Austria and over the Silvretta Pass, the Hahntennjoch Pass, Timmelsjoch Pass into Italy and the Passo Giovo. Tomorrow it's the Grossglockner Pass.

Of the high passes the Silvrettastrasse and Hahntennjoch Pass are as good as it gets. The Grossglockner is rated as one of the best also.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 11:07 AM

I'll be driving across the fells from Penrith to Alston tomorrow afternoon Ken - thanks for the pointer thumbs
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 12:43 PM

Ring of Kerry day today

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 01:06 PM

More great shots. Like the old petrol pump.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
I'll be driving across the fells from Penrith to Alston tomorrow afternoon Ken - thanks for the pointer thumbs


Have a great trip G! drive woohoo
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 03:39 PM

Went for a run over the moors for a cream tea, my neighbour tells me that while I was gone a blue Moggie came to Dulverton from Dorset. If you are on TM sorry I missed you, let me know next time and I'll treat you to the best cream tea in the West Country coffee
Posted By: uvk33n

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
I'll be driving across the fells from Penrith to Alston tomorrow afternoon Ken - thanks for the pointer thumbs


Graham, make sure you have a clear road ahead when you get to Melmerby. The best part of the drive starts there.

The A686 is also good north of Alston but if you're headed for Carlisle it'll take you a bit too far east. I assume you'll take the A689 at Alston?

Enjoy the drive!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/06/14 03:59 PM

Melmerby - noted Ken, thanks.
And yes, will turn NW again at Aslton, though if there is time I may take another look at the narrow gauge (and a cuppa!).

J, thanks! You all have a safe trip to the races thumbs

Keith, with that sort of offer, I might just spin down one sunny day in the 4/4 grin2
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/06/14 03:10 PM

Just back from a 1000 mile round trip of the Welsh coast and Marches. 10 different hotels in 12 nights. Only had the hood up once for half an hour. Absolutely glorious.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/06/14 07:13 PM

If there is a better drive than the Ring of Kerry in a Morgan with the sun shining - hope I see it

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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/06/14 07:43 PM

Just a blast around the Chilterns. Lovely day for it
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/06/14 12:28 AM

Originally Posted By Clipper
If there is a better drive than the Ring of Kerry in a Morgan with the sun shining - hope I see it


Does look great.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/06/14 02:12 PM

Went to Harpenden for the annual BUPA medical. Out at 6:30 to miss the traffic through Hemel Hempsted.Hood down side screens off.

After the joys of the old prostate check it was excellent to escape and drive back in the sun.
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/06/14 02:46 PM

Fabulous ! Lovely photos.

Did you make it out to the Skelligs ? (not in the Mog, obviously). When we tried (years ago when I was a kid) it was too rough to get off the boat. The thing I best remember about the Kerry coast was the gannets diving for fish.
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/06/14 05:50 PM

A shortish but lovely run out on Saturday for me. A local non-profit organization I'm involved with had a strategy workshop session all day, in a beautiful spot at the foot of the Niagara escarpment west of Toronto. Our host, a sculptor, knew a thing or two about LBCs (North American acronym for Little British Cars) and was fascinated by the Morgan; he'd never seen one in the flesh before. Offering him a quick blast around the surrounding countryside was a wise move: as a long-time resident and old-car enthusiast he introduced me to a new road or two in the area. One of them is (almost) on the way to a regular destination so will become a detour of choice, I suspect!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/06/14 06:46 PM

Doug,
a great area around Niagra. Must be fun in a mog
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/06/14 10:27 PM

Thanks John. Good (i.e. fun) driving roads hereabouts are actually relatively few and far between - too many dull straight bits punctuated by 4-way stop signs! Almost all the traffic sticks to the big highways, though, so when you do find a good road there's not much to share it with except other enthusiasts having a blast smile

I'm looking forward to some proper roads in a week or so when we go on holiday back to the UK. I hope my steering-wheel muscles haven't atrophied in the years I've spent in Canada. We'll be in a rental box rather than a Morgan, though frown
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/06/14 05:57 PM

As I was working from home today & the sun was shining I took the bonnet strap & steering wheel to post off to the lucky buyers, so a 2 miles drive but I went on to Miller Commercial Motors in High Wycombe as Cerealsurfer bougth the aeroscreens, another say 5 miles.

On the way back I took a nice detour from Cryers Hill , through Speen, Princes Risbough up Kop Hill and back via the woods to home. I trebling the journey but immensely enjoyable. cloud9 drive
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/06/14 08:19 PM

I did 240 mile round trip in the car in the last 24hrs, I even waved at a nice two seater Green Morgan in the Much Wenlock area today on my return journey.
I great run wall to wall sunshine Wales to Brum & back again
Love this car
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:26 AM

Every day at moment.
swmbo company car has gone so she has to use the tin top.
That leaves me with Scarlett for commuting....
oh dear, what a shame, never mind! woohoo
Last Sunday 3 Taffmoggers went to Brecon and Llangorse lake for a run.
Light lunch in Honey Cafe in Bronllys north of Brecon - the buggers put the desert cabinet by the door so you see them as you walk in...I admit to succumbing... eat
At the lake a Lamborghini Spider owner decided to park next to us...he was upstaged as more people photo'd Scarlett than his car!
Weather was perfect, lots of bikes out too and speed checks as is norm in that area on fine weather weekends.
Today is my last day in work - retirement day. cheers happy3
Scarlett is taking me in as well as farewell cakes etc for everyone in work.
Off on a cruise to Norway/ Iceland/Faroese tomorrow so no Scarlett for 2 weeks... frown
Missing Shelsley Walsh too... mad last year was great.
Will have to make up for it when I get back drive
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:31 AM

Enjoy your retirement.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:37 AM

Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Enjoy your retirement.


+1 wine
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 09:06 AM

+2
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 11:37 AM

It took me all of a month to realise that I had so much to do that I wouldn't have time to go to work!!!! Most involved the Mog!!!!

Enjoy!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Enjoy your retirement.


+2:

I'm planning for mine, End October 2015!!
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 05:34 PM

Enjoy your retirement Sospan and enjoy your cruise.
boat
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 05:58 PM

Congratulations it's one of the best decisions you make - have a lovely cruise maybe a pic or two if you get time wine cozychair
Posted By: SteveT

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 07:35 PM

So today I blasted down to Plymouth and back to take my stepdaughter to an open day at the university. 300 odd miles unfortunately mostly M5 but still.... Must have cleared it out a little after a few local runs, but Crikey the bugs!! Is it me or do Morgans attract more than the usual car? Never before have I had so many kami kazi'd over the front of any car I've owned before!
steve
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:33 PM

Enjoy Sospan. I took early retirement many years ago...started work again part time in April and now really relish my days off!
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By sospan

Today is my last day in work - retirement day. cheers happy3


Congratulations Phil - you live in a lovely part of the world to enjoy it to the full. Also enjoy Norway, we took a cruise there last year and vowed to return in a car - stunning roads and scenery.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:49 PM

Plus Four performed well on recent trip to NI and Ireland with some nice people from the Yorkshire group.

Covered 1520 miles in a week or average of 217 miles a day which is a record for me (in any vehicle) and always with hood down and the mog never skipped a beat.

For context, the car covered about 2400 miles last year and 6900 since 2010.


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Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 08:59 PM

Wow! Pic 1 - that is shiny!
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/06/14 09:03 PM

That was on the way out Bob - not so shiny on the way back!
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 09:16 AM

This guy had a bad day - no other info - image via Facebook

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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 09:19 AM

That is no way to treat a what c 1990 +8. I wondered what happened to the car & driver?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
That is no way to treat a what c 1990 +8. I wondered what happened to the car & driver?


It will dry out and be fine!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 09:59 AM

Thursday a delightful run from Salisbury to the Blue Viney Pub Puddletown to meet up with LogMog for some good food and Mogchat.

A nice 80 mile round trip, the return hood down in as dusk turned to dark. I really enjoy driving topless at night, there is something magical about it, especially if the moon and stars are out.

The run out was in the rain: Aldermog remained internally dry, but externally is filthy. Again.

I'm running out of insured miles, I set 5000 as the annual total and with 2 months to go I've got just over 1000 left: the Thrill on the Hill and Shuttleworth weekends will see that eaten up in a trice. I may have to re-insure a few weeks early!!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 10:28 AM

You should be able to increase the mileage for a small fee. I had this one year on my Merc & I think Tesco charged me something silly like £15.

I also agree top down at ight is great. I love the smell of the flowers etc
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 12:52 PM

Timber frame will add buoyancy....
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By Clipper
This guy had a bad day - no other info - image via Facebook


Adultery recrimination?
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By Clipper
This guy had a bad day - no other info - image via Facebook

I have heard that some Morgan's have trouble with a little water getting in to the car.
Posted By: Moley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 04:12 PM

Had to get mine out today whether it liked it or not. Thunder, lightning and absolutely persisting it down, I apologised for having to do it but the MOT was booked and I couldn't postpone it.

I think it was only the second time I've ever fitted the full hood, but it was too extreme for hat and half tonneau, even for 2 miles.

I hate taking cars for MOTs and would much rather visit the dentist - unless it's the Mog.

Clean sheet, tucked away and leathered off now.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/06/14 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
I heard that some Morgan's have trouble with a little water getting in to the car.


But that's a little car getting into the water. We like to do things differently.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/07/14 09:55 AM

Wasn't that during Assen last year...?

As for my drive last week, as I've already been spotted on the way back from the Highlands... Over 1500 miles, not done a final fill / fuel / mileage calculation (my odometer seems to read slightly low compared to SatNav distance). Best fuel consumption nearly 40mpg, generally around the mid-30s, but probably low 30s for final run home on Sunday... Fuel consumption pretty similar to the old X-flow 4/4 - but maybe the pace was a little higher! smile

Bugs - yes Mogs collect loads, I doubt that our group has done much to the midge population though laugh2
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/07/14 10:16 PM

Finally got out this morning for a quick loop in the Series 1 DHC. The weather has turned to crap with an off shore storm bringing in rain in the morning, when we usually only get rain after the heat of the day. Put my schedule off. I did however feel good after the loop. I had spent some 6 hours adjusting and readjusting my brakes and I had none and now I have some. Some is better than none. (A quote from my dogs . . .)

Also took the Plus 8 out and got it warmed up. Changed the oil and filter and wanted it to slosh around a bit.

Good in the wet, but better in the dry . . .
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/07/14 10:29 PM

2nd day driven to work, left 6:30 am and lovely quiet road, lots of fun down to Sidmouth on the bendy A3052, lovely drive home in the sunshine. Tomorrow beckons drive sunny
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/07/14 11:51 AM

Powder Blue Mog spotted in Bridge of Weir today about 11.45. Couldn't wave because of traffic.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/07/14 03:21 PM

Roads nice and quiet at 5:15 am on way to work.

Just have to dodge the wildlife!

A bit busier on the way home in the afternoon though albeit a little warmer.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/07/14 04:10 PM

Great drive to Park and Ride at 6:30am hardly any traffic, and nice drive home and pretty hot, had to queue a bit on A3052 as a gang was removing cats eyes in preparation for road re-surfacing I think. drive
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/07/14 12:43 AM

I took the Series 1 DHC, and my newly gained confidence in the car's brakes, out into traffic today. It is the first time I have had it on well traveled roads, and not on the rural roads in the neighborhood. We mostly worry how well it goes. I've been worrying about how well (or if it would at all) stop. I have make this car a driver after all . . .
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/07/14 09:04 PM

Drove to the Le Mans circuit joy
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/07/14 01:30 PM

Congratulations!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/07/14 08:11 PM

Took the wife and the Plus 8 to the monthly breakfast gathering of our local British Car Club. A Jag, a few TRs, a MGB, a Morgan Roadster and a few more. A lighter than normal crowd. The weather has been intermittent at best. After a reasonable omelet I went to a Muscle car, Hot Rod show by my house. I had the smallest V8 in the lot. Then the rain came and we all scattered. Fun while it lasted though . . .
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/07/14 08:12 PM

I did a quick 35 miles in Welsh Mountain Roads and stopped to take these pictures. Nuff said





Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/07/14 10:10 PM

Day trip to Haynes Museum, weather held on the way there. Meet some old friends and so me new ones from LogMog. Roof on whilst going round just as well as the sky opened up, sun out when we left so roof off, side screens on. Caught in a down pour as we turned off A303 to Crewkerne, hair got wet, put swmbo to work wiping inside of screen with flunky, and that was all that got wet. Got some amusing looks from other road users, hair blown dry by the time we got to Seaton. Lovely day.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/07/14 10:14 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Day trip to Haynes Museum, weather held on the way there. Meet some old friends and so me new ones from LogMog. Roof on whilst going round just as well as the sky opened up, sun out when we left so roof off, side screens on. Caught in a down pour as we turned off A303 to Crewkerne, hair got wet, put swmbo to work wiping inside of screen with flunky, and that was all that got wet. Got some amusing looks from other road users, hair blown dry by the time we got to Seaton. Lovely day.


+1, other than hood down on the way our, hood up for the return.

On the way back I was cut up by an idiot in a 7 series BMW, he seemed surprised that he couldn't out run me!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/07/14 12:45 AM

Stevemag, lovely pics. What a pretty place. I saw nothing but strip malls and traffic lights on my run.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/07/14 11:07 PM

Picked up another Plus 8 this week. An 1985 with a configuration we have here in the US but suspect there are few in the UK. Turbocharged Propane. Well to be honest, there are very few here in the US, as well.

It needs a quite a bit of fettling but an interesting car. BRG with stone leather interior. Only 10,500 miles.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/07/14 05:02 PM

After watching TDF on TV realised I had never been upto Holme Moss just outside Holmfirth before, so had a run up today.

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/07/14 05:08 PM

Looks like a great spot and great shots.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/07/14 07:59 PM

Been there in one of the Land Rovers, don't remember which though...

210 mile round trip to Newark Air Museum today - grand day out!
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/07/14 08:38 PM

Drove to Noss Mayo for a gig row , lovely drive over, hard row out of the river against wind and tide, better on the way back, beautiful out there. On the way back nearly got smacked by one of those nice kind visitors driving too fast on our lanes, now ache so taking some medicine distilled in Plymouth. Lovely evening
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/07/14 08:39 PM

Good medicine that! thumbs
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/07/14 08:43 PM

Oh yes hic evil
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/07/14 08:58 PM

Yup drove it today

TOTH there and back again 240+ miles

Month since picking up the mog and I have rolled over the 1000 mile mark under my tenure.

Off to the factory tomorrow too.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/07/14 09:07 PM

B***er, another person I missed...
Glad you had a good day!
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/07/14 09:20 PM

Not sure how anyone could miss you Graham. rofl
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/07/14 10:05 PM

I think I saw Graham on his second run.

At least from the car and the beard I guess it was you Graham?
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/07/14 10:56 PM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looks like a great spot and great shots.


Bet you miss those dark brooding moorland skies Rich looking out over the Indian Ocean!

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Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/07/14 07:30 PM

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

Military Satin Green and fully "MOG" RAF decalled.

Sounded Awesome
& my favourite colour scheme

Well done to the owner ( I was walking my Dog )

Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/07/14 08:27 PM

Yup drove it again today and the bonus that it was dry all the way back from the factory
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/07/14 09:45 PM

Glad you had a dry run home - good to meet up today! smile
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/07/14 09:36 AM

I hope everyone had a brlliant time at ToTH and at the factory. Sadly, family had to take priority. However, we did manage a trip out on Sunday afternoon through Nottinghamshire.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/07/14 02:22 PM

What was the reg of your previous car Paul? I have a feeling it was at Shelsley... smile
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/07/14 02:50 PM

B31 HWP - would be thrilled to know that the new owner is enjoying the car.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/07/14 06:37 PM

Not a Morgan today but I did think of Graham when Henry Williams chucked me the keys to this! Not driven a Landie for many many years and for some reason this felt different to my John Laings one wink



PS. Adrian...your Rosie Red looks rather nice!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/07/14 09:11 PM

Ah, no, this was B19 something...
Yes I think we all like to know how new owners are getting on. Not had any feedback from RTA's new custodian...
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/07/14 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By Jays


PS. Adrian...your Rosie Red looks rather nice!


Delayed pick up to Saturday doh ooo not too bad getting too excited crazy2
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/07/14 08:26 AM

Adrain, you could be getting into some regional politics here and ypou will need to watch your step with the Northern TMrs . White Rose ie to Red Rose ie hide
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/07/14 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By recycled-teenager
Adrain, you could be getting into some regional politics here and ypou will need to watch your step with the Northern TMrs . White Rose ie to Red Rose ie hide


Someone pass him a Tudor Rose buttonhole ..... before he heads North....
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/07/14 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By Clipper
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looks like a great spot and great shots.


Bet you miss those dark brooding moorland skies Rich looking out over the Indian Ocean!


Cottesloe Beach Perth with the Indianna Tea Rooms in the background. Lovely place to bird watch in summer innocent
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/07/14 09:37 AM

As a lancashire lad I'm a bit partial to Red Rosie thumbs Mind you....I do like Yorkshire pudding!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/07/14 05:50 AM

Originally Posted By 4/4sportsfun
Originally Posted By recycled-teenager
Adrain, you could be getting into some regional politics here and ypou will need to watch your step with the Northern TMrs . White Rose ie to Red Rose ie hide


Someone pass him a Tudor Rose buttonhole ..... before he heads North....


Anything above Bristol is "Upp North" to me as Budster would say, as for jumping camps I don't mind swinging both ways. innocent
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/07/14 06:08 AM

LRR had a good buffing up yesterday, did not want her to be outshone by NeilM's Roadster at the FossilMog Noggin, as I suspected his car felt silky smooth again so the secret polisher had been at work again.

Drove to the Hare and Hounds Pub on the way to Ottery St. Mary with swmbo, who did a scaredwhen I put my foot down to overtake a slow car on the A3052, I think she thinks it's quick. Got the regular telling off and warning about points a licence. drive
Posted By: Moggo

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/07/14 03:41 PM


sherlock flag Over Dartmoor at 5.30am
Morgan on the open road, Dartmoor
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/07/14 05:55 PM

Just back from Silverstone. We've now almost done 3,000 miles in Bumble since last September. Way to go eh?
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/07/14 05:59 PM

Well done Dave
Will be home from Italian holiday in Puglia today
Looking forward to racking up the mog miles
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/07/14 08:23 PM

Silverstone for me too today. Missed you Dave. Great day out and some fine racing but I didn't appreciate to hour and a half queuing to get into the circuit, a big contrast to the LMC a few weeks ago which attracts greater attendance figures and seems to cope well.

Got a ticket for Sunday but I'll probably go down to MOG mags shindig at the Shuttleworth Collection.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/07/14 09:56 PM

We got there for 0800 and were straight in Jay.
I hate queuing.......................
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/07/14 10:18 PM

I was trying for 9am...bad mistake!
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/07/14 11:08 AM

Wet one this morning,just 30 miles and had to put the roof up half way. Back out later in to Glasgow to see the wicked old mother-in-law
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/07/14 11:13 AM

Wet too today in WA, managed about 160 miles all up to and from Serpentine Dam with some other Morgan's and Aston Martins. Photos here.
Posted By: Chris Cosher

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/07/14 09:31 PM

Tried to start Myrtle but battery is totaly flat-
she was running two days ago so i suppose i left something switched on....
at 64 years old I guess she can be tempermental -
At 70 maybe i can be forgetful..
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/07/14 09:43 PM

Well yes I have, I spent a few hours fettling and then it came across me swmbo is at work, I'm a free man, it's a beautiful day, what am I doing. So I planned a route of interesting roads, out to Ottery st. Mary, , turn left to the Common and onto Budliegh Salterton beach, a lovely drive on winding roads through woods and the over moorland and to the beach. Park up and have an ice cream on the beach, then back past Otterton through Newton Poppleford, bypass Sidmouth and then home, a lovely 40 mile drive.

So I got the head cam out, thinking the TMers would like to see some of this, spent 10 mins trying to fix to the dash by various mens and the gave up, just means I will have to repeat it.

The drive was perfect, getting home just before the local commuters. drive laugh
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/07/14 10:04 PM

Set out in glorious sunshine to visit a friend about 20 miles away through the twisties, came back with heater on and wet head after getting caught in the rain. Thank goodness for automatic garage doors or I would have got really wet as it fell down just as I reached home.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 04:58 PM

Working from home so went for a lunchtime drive in the Chilterns.
Wonderful
love cloud9
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 05:15 PM

Had great early morning drive to park and ride this morning, topped up with petrol to check mpg, and works out to 31mpg, amazing. On way to drive home, great, love the new car. wink drive
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 06:42 PM

Went over to the Car Audio people in Amesbury this morning to sort out a couple of niggles.

Drove back with the radio playing Test Match Special. Somehow it was a perfect combination: bright sunny day, puffy white clouds in the sky, Aldermog's bonnet streaching out in front of me and the Yorkshire tones of Mr Boycott telling me what was happening.

It really doesn't get any better!
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 06:56 PM

Was a bit chilly at 5:15 am without the side screens this morning innocent
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 08:42 PM

Some of use have to work


Balls
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 09:22 PM

Snap! frown
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Went over to the Car Audio people in Amesbury this morning to sort out a couple of niggles.

Drove back with the radio playing Test Match Special. Somehow it was a perfect combination: bright sunny day, puffy white clouds in the sky, Aldermog's bonnet streaching out in front of me and the Yorkshire tones of Mr Boycott telling me what was happening.

It really doesn't get any better!

I'm surprised you didn't fall asleep at the wheel goodnight
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 09:48 PM

What's this thing "work" I think it is very overrated!! innocent
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 10:13 PM

Went for an evening run in the sunshine to Parkgate on the Wirral to get the the best fish & chips, certainly in the north of England whilst sitting outside looking over to the Welsh hills, followed by local ice cream. Perfect! Came back along the lanes passed Ness Gardens and caught up with what I think was a red Merlin. Got next to him at the traffic lights and think he looked pi*sed off and wished he was in our car rather than his. Only one thing left to do...swift acceleration away from the lights! flag
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 10:33 PM

Just got back from a run out to meet up with Easter. Lovely dusk drive back with a orange thin crescent moon in front of me all the way!
Posted By: Easter

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/07/14 10:40 PM

Nice evening for a drive through leafy Warwickshire cheers
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/07/14 10:53 AM

Off to the post office to post board papers. Technically it is 5 miles but it will be c 30 m I suspect.
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/07/14 11:07 AM

Off on hols today- so last night thought I might just take a short blast out of Reading along the A33 across to Hook then up an empty A30 returning through the back roads.

The sun was sinking - the revs rising - a perfect drive.

Now to spend a week or so in my old friend the Series 2a Landrover down in Devon!!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/07/14 04:13 PM

Drove my M3W to dealer and front mudguards sheared on approach. Traded in for a new 4/4. Nice drive home but very underpowered. I am assured it will loosen up in a thousand miles. Might need induction and exhaust. A heater and a roof plus doors. Surely that will never catch on! 77 years of 4/4.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/07/14 07:53 PM

Came home from W@#¥ roof off heavens open slow cars in front dawdling at junctions - erm what does that matter when you have crazy teeny wipers?
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/07/14 09:12 PM

Went to Revolutions in Perth for the yearly service and a couple of little niggling things. Saw an M3W and a BMW there which belonged to a certain TMer. Apparently Russell is not really nuts about the BMW. Kimberley provided multitudinous cups of coffee, a sandwich at lunch and several chocolate biscuits. All folk there very friendly and knowledgeable. (usual disclaimers)

I used to use Thomson & Potter in Burrelton as that was where I bought my first +8. At the time Revolutions weren't a Mog dealer and now Thomson & Potter is a Skoda dealer.

Went up via A9 to get there in time and returned via the A811 to keep off the Mways. Drizzling most of the way.
Posted By: Condor

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/08/14 01:45 AM

An early morning 46km round trip up to North Narrabeen (Sydney's northern beaches, aka God's country!) for breakfast at a German cafe.

Chilly to start with - about 5 degrees and windy - there is snow on the Blue Mountains, but not a cloud in the sky.

Early enough on the way out to avoid the dreaded Saturday traffic and managed to avoid being wiped out by a Landcruiser changing lanes at the lights without signalling.

About 10 degrees on the way back - a cold day for Sydney.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/08/14 08:27 AM

Yesterday's trial by deluge leaves me looking at investigating more water ingress!

Most of the side screen ingress points now totally dry just the puddle on the gear tunnel to look at.

It was wagging its tail when I exited the Sparkford roundabout. Note to self not so much right foot when wet!
innocent umbrella drive
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/08/14 08:07 AM

Beer run Monday 4 Aug
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/08/14 08:13 AM

Brought mine to work today. MoT this arvo.
Typical of course, light shower this morning... Not supposed to arrive until later...
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/08/14 10:06 AM

Oh yessss... Côte d'Azur !!!

shades



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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/08/14 10:22 AM

You lucky B********
Enjoy it
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/08/14 12:22 PM

Ooh yessss! Took a leaf out of Jeremy's book and drove the Roadsterto the park and ride to go to work, along A3052 to Exeter at 6:30am. Very few cars about accept a newish yellow 911 who overtook a car to catch me up. Had some fun on a couple of straights, he could not keep up. I must give myself a slap for being a naughty boy. laugh
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/08/14 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Ooh yessss! Took a leaf out of Jeremy's book and drove the Roadsterto the park and ride to go to work...


Good man Adrian.

Must've surprised the Porker thumbs

Jeremy
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/08/14 09:46 PM

Letting the train take the strain eh V? wink
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/08/14 05:09 PM

Finally . . . its been two weeks. I just took the Plus 8 out for a drive. Way too hot for a top down, so put the top up just to provide a shield from the Sun. My wife is planning to build a bimini top from Sumbrella material, but she hasn't the right sewing machine, yet.

Been up to my armpits in Morgan grease converting another Plus 8 from LPG/Propane to gasoline. Believe it or not the sewing machine the wife wants (fancy and computer driven) will cost more that all the auto parts I need for this propane conversion. Go figure . . .
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/08/14 05:17 PM

Useful ammunition when you want to do more upgrades.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/08/14 06:07 PM

LPG Plus 8? Where is the tank?
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/08/14 06:18 PM

The LPG tank is located where the normal Morgan trad gas tank would be, under the spare. Converting back to gas involves removing this tank and the rest of the propane fuel system and replacing it with a Morgan tank, fuel lines, pump and carb. The other big issue is that the wooden spare wheel support has to be recreated as it is removed when the LPG tank is installed.




Description: LPG Tank
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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/08/14 10:59 PM

Interesting stuff Mark.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/08/14 12:12 PM

Not all that interesting, just a bit fiddly. Really is a shame that Propane in the US is not popular, given the green movement.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/08/14 04:21 PM

Just had a quick blast to up my grin factor as I fly to ANZ Sat am. Auckland, Melbourne , Sydney then home.
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/08/14 04:30 PM



Had a drive from Perigueux to Andorra la Vella yesterday ending up on this beauty in the Pyrenees.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/08/14 06:17 PM

Wow that is nice
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/08/14 06:39 PM

Rspect, that does look good.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/08/14 12:49 AM

Well, I can tell it's not Florida. Florida is flat.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/08/14 12:26 AM

That is some beautiful countryside you have found there thumbs
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/08/14 12:46 AM

Nice trip out today to Torcross to the Start Bay Inn for a meet up with Pete (recycled-teenager) weather perfect for a proper big boys ploughmans platter sitting outside by the seawall.
Back to St. Peters in Stoke Fleming for a Church tower tour (my ringing tower)in aid of the upcoming restoration project, I was tail gunner for this trip and fortunately Pete was happy to join the tour of the clock, belfry and view from the top.
A great and very entertaining meeting of TM'ers, thanks Pete.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/08/14 06:27 AM

Thank you Richard, the clock tower tour was fantastic, I just hope you raise the money for the repairs or lottery/ English heritage funding comes your way. The view from the top was amazing

A good day out and I even beat the rain back - by about 10 minutes laugh

Edit typos doh

Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/08/14 04:55 PM



Had a nice little drive from Barcelona to Alcañiz today. It's a bit warm mind.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/08/14 11:12 PM

A VERY wet drive down the M5 this morning to Prescott. 50mph max in torrential downpour and aquaplaning in the slow lane.....v scary shocked2 missed my old 4/4 with its narrow tyres.....far better suited to the conditions. And my under dash leak is back! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr banghead
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 07:57 AM

Sunday was no day for driving a Mog on the Motorway!

The two guys from MMC left Malvern at 5 am Sunday to get to Wilton at 8, they made it at 8.40. Seems it wasn't at all enjoyable and they were very glad they had left the M3W behind.
Even so the poor person driving the one with the "Traditional" hood got a bit wet....

Aldermog will get new rubber this autumn: I'm thinking seriously of fitting these:
All Weather Rubber

As you say, the wider Roadster tyres need some help shifting water.


Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 10:08 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Sunday was no day for driving a Mog on the Motorway!

The two guys from MMC left Malvern at 5 am Sunday to get to Wilton at 8, they made it at 8.40. Seems it wasn't at all enjoyable and they were very glad they had left the M3W behind.
Even so the poor person driving the one with the "Traditional" hood got a bit wet....

Aldermog will get new rubber this autumn: I'm thinking seriously of fitting these:
All Weather Rubber

As you say, the wider Roadster tyres need some help shifting water.




Well I left Prescott at 3:30 and out to the M5 at 4:00, cruised down it at around 70 all the way and it was dry to the Taunton junction, but was windy with strong head wind, put hood down there and drove home in sunshine. So I presume they hit a down poor. I also went up early Sunday in rain and got to Cheltenham in 1.75 hour and it was wet. Any tyre will be challenged with standing water, but some will give more grip than others due to tread pattern when cornering, the Vredesteins are probably one of the best for a Morgan. Mine has Avon VZ5's which are not too bad. cheers I got home at 6 by the way.
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 11:03 AM

350 mile round trip to my daughters wedding, 170miles in the RAIN M50/M6/M5/M42 A38, just a nice drip drip drip of water onto my right boot Ahh reminds me of my Landrover defender ! Otherwise the car now looks like my old defender ( FILTHY) so deep clean to follow.
But it was dry (and sunny ) for the wedding !

The only fly in the ointment was a Serious RTA on the A50 ( Lorry Crash) and Derby County playing at home.
That Grid locked Derby
The last hour of the Journey ( Solihull to Derby
normally takes 1hr as its just 50miles..........It took 3.5hrs)

I was trying to get to Elveston Castle Park Church !!!

I got to the Church with 30secs to spare to take my daughter up the isle!
Having abandoned the Morgan top down and all presents on the back seat into the care of a couple in the park who looked after the car whilst we ran across the park to the church.

We treated the couple and their kids to Ice creams when we got out. They loved the Morgan & it was much photographed whilst we were at the ceremony

Phew good old "Little Jeannie" never missed a beat ;-)
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 02:53 PM

Well done Steve. Close or what ! If you travel the M50 regularly, look out for a green 4/4 on the Ross bound carriageway any time after 1pm.

(It'll be me on my journey home, avoiding the bridge toll !)
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 03:48 PM

I'm beginning to think I don't have a proper Morgan as so far in 12 months ownership I have not yet got wet whilst driving in the rain.

Does anyone know how to restore the essential features?
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 05:24 PM



Good run through the mountains to the south of Alcañiz down to Valencia today. One eagle I saw was so big at first glance I thought it was a para-glider!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 05:30 PM

Another great shot! Enjoy the sunshine although spring is showing it's face in WA.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Letting the train take the strain eh V? wink


Indeed the way down south was to be quick and I didn't want to use the motorway, which is pointless with vMog. The Auto-train really is a good option.

However, I will be posting photos and proposing scenic drives as I am slowly driving my way back to Calais happy3
Trip started in Toulon, then Aix en Provence, Marseille, Nîmes, Uzès, Alès, and Clermont-Ferrand as of now drive

Cheers,
V
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/08/14 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By tmg513


Had a drive from Perigueux to Andorra la Vella yesterday ending up on this beauty in the Pyrenees.


Stunning view! Bravo!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 10:50 AM

Currently in the south of France with my Roadster.... I managed to drive down with the hood off the whole way down. smile
Posted By: Condor

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 12:51 PM

Had a 500+ km trip over the weekend to NSW's high country wine growing area, Orange. Famous for among other wines, its superb Chardonnays.

The drive up was in warm sunny conditions, about 16 degrees. No rain.

SHWMBO is a foodie so I was happy to obey and we had some great experiences.

The wineries visited in order of appreciation, De Salis, Philip Shaw and Ross Hill. They are very civilized up there. No jostling at a counter. They sit you down at a table and pour generous tasting amounts.

Left Orange mid-morning yesterday for the trip home, 8 degrees, with the hood down. By the time we got to the Blue Mountains we were nicely chilled - to the bone.

Discretion was the better part etc and the hood went up for the last 100kms.

Lessons learned? Thermal underwear!

The Morgan didn't let me down but reminded me of the care it needs. The R/V mirror fell off! After our last similar trip into the country, when she just ran for 10 Kms with little power, this was a breeze, a chilly one!
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Currently in the south of France with my Roadster.... I managed to drive down with the hood off the whole way down. smile


Super! Whereabouts?
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Currently in the south of France with my Roadster.... I managed to drive down with the hood off the whole way down. smile



Enjoy your time in France.

wine eat
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 06:20 PM

Just had to check mileage for insurance renewal.
So, last twelve months, Bumble 2,937 miles, Roadster 599 miles.

Must get out more in Roadster!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
, Roadster 599 miles.
Must get out more in Roadster!


For the same check Roadster 4795 miles. I have a 5000 limit up to 22 August. The new Insurance is without limit.

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 10:19 PM

Did less than 200 short of 4000 between MoTs this year. Would have been more, but for nearly a month after last year's MoT the car was still at BHM having some things done and then swmbo and I were on holiday in Northumberland in early Sept.
Must try a bit harder for the next 12 months (particularly without a Highland trip, sadly).
Cheers,
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 10:26 PM

Originally Posted By vMog
Originally Posted By Neilda
Currently in the south of France with my Roadster.... I managed to drive down with the hood off the whole way down. smile


Super! Whereabouts?


I'm in Mougins - so I'm tootling about Valbonne, Gourdon, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes etc. A Morgan seems to fit in rather well down here - there's nothing similar. Not even faintly close actually. Euroboxes or supercars.

I did get stuck in a 2 hour jam in 35 degrees with no water.... character building.


Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 10:58 PM

Pretty car! Pretty place!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 11:01 PM

No, I didn't get out of the garage today. But immersed in Morgan grease. Does that count?? I did finally get the old propane carb and related bits, plumbing, hoses, etc, out of the Plus 8 Turbo and the new gasoline Holley Carb in place. Slow progress, but progress none the less.

Cheers,


Description: Propane Plumbing Removed. A great weight savings . . .
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Description: Holley in place . . .
Attached picture Holley In Place on 85 Turbo.jpg
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/08/14 11:12 PM

Did you manage to persuade swmbo to accompany you in the Mog on the trip down ? Or did she make other arrangements ?

Our trip down last year was brilliant. Route National all the way including the Route Napoléon, and we stayed at some fabulous hostelries on the way there and back. The Gorge de Verdon was also a worthwhile detour.

If you're still down there, I can highly recommend the "Le Clos Saint Pierre" restaurant in Rouret near Opio.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 07:45 AM

Just short of 4000 miles in very nearly a year. Woken up to a glorious morning to drive Nero down to Williams today for a new set of brakes, MOT and some trim work, so that'll bring it up to 4000 miles. Somewhat better than the previous owners 700 miles in 4 years!

Must remember not to stroke those Spaniels!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 07:46 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Just short of 4000 miles in very nearly a year. Woken up to a glorious morning to drive Nero down to Williams today for a new set of brakes, MOT and some trim work, so that'll bring it up to 4000 miles. Somewhat better than the previous owners 700 miles in 4 years!

Must remember not to stroke those Spaniels!


Ha! beat you by about 500 miles!!

Mine will be there on the 18th. MOT, MulFab Sump and Rear AVOs, plus service.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 08:10 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
... drive Nero down to Williams today for a new set of brakes, MOT and some trim work...

Must remember not to stroke those Spaniels!

From the sounds of it, you already have! grin2

Shall get over the 4k miles on Friday with the intention of making the "FriPie" lunch...
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 11:36 AM

So, have you driven your Morgan today?

No gloomy

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/216097/Welcome_to_Sunny_Italy#Post216097
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 03:33 PM



I had rather better luck in Spain where the road from Murcia to Granada was excellent. I thought Lee van Cleef would come round the corner at any minute.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I'm in Mougins - so I'm tootling about Valbonne, Gourdon, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes etc.


If you're still in the area, try the road between Grasse, Tourrettes and Fayence: lovely scenic drive + incredible villages that I used to know very well back in the 90s when I was flying gliders over the Alps [sigh]

Cheers,
Vladimir
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 06:25 PM

780 miles in 2 days, most of it in the rain, now have 2 stone chips on the upside they are both below the front lights that will be repainted when retuned to the factory to get the cracks sorted. Now water getting under the leather on the door sill and marked.
Even better now have a contact that manufacture the wing mirrors that most dealers stock to replace the crap Morgan ones will report back on a group by.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/08/14 10:08 PM

Originally Posted By tmg513
I had rather better luck in Spain where the road from Murcia to Granada was excellent. I thought Lee van Cleef would come round the corner at any minute.


Superb setting!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 04:26 PM

Actually yes. Not too hot in the early morning, only slowed down by the school buses.

Went grocery shopping. Only space for the important stuff. Dog Biscuits, a jug of wine, coffee beans and whipped cream (don't ask . . .)

Cheers,
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 04:49 PM

Originally Posted By MarkB
Actually yes...

Went grocery shopping. Only space for the important stuff. Dog Biscuits, a jug of wine, coffee beans and whipped cream (don't ask . . .)

Cheers,


Good man Mark: Morgans ARE designed for grocery shopping; DIY store trips; post office parcel pick-ups; taking the grand-daughter to sweet shops; picking up Grand-daughter from same once she has gathered all her mates etc etc.

ANY excuse!!

56k now cheers drive
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 05:50 PM

Yes! a lovely sunny run through the Cotswolds - Broadway/Moreton in Marsh and back to Stratford .

A fun run laugh2
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 06:39 PM

Yup went to the farm shop for veg, got caught in the mother and father of all thunderstorms ! Roof down of course gloomy
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 06:47 PM

out for a run down loch Lomond side roof down but change root as the sky was very black, over to helensburgh and back calling in to pickup fish cakes up for tea. Back only 5 mins and the heaven opened. Car now clocked 3000 miles in 13 months

Note to self work less drive more
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 07:55 PM

Shall be out in mine tomorrow - lunch eat with a few Mog pals near MIRA.
Then Marshfield Show (S. Glos) on Saturday - jumbo sausage hot dog for lunch eat smile
Then Sywell Air Show on Sunday - looks to be another great Mogging weekend drive grin2
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/08/14 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By mutley
out for a run down loch Lomond side roof down but change root as the sky was very black, over to helensburgh and back calling in to pickup fish cakes up for tea. Back only 5 mins and the heaven opened. Car now clocked 3000 miles in 13 months

Note to self work less drive more

I agree work less, I have now had Ruby 12 weeks today. 4,100 miles happy3
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/08/14 05:32 PM



Great roads from Seville to Lisbon today. Note the bird's nest on top of the telegraph pole.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/08/14 03:37 AM

Keep enjoying your journey!
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 04:01 PM



Five hours from Lisbon to Cáceres on the back roads today. I don't know where Mario is at the moment but I bet the weather's better here.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By pandy
Did you manage to persuade swmbo to accompany you in the Mog on the trip down ? Or did she make other arrangements ?

Our trip down last year was brilliant. Route National all the way including the Route Napoléon, and we stayed at some fabulous hostelries on the way there and back. The Gorge de Verdon was also a worthwhile detour.

If you're still down there, I can highly recommend the "Le Clos Saint Pierre" restaurant in Rouret near Opio.


Wife and children flew down and I hired a car in Nice for them....

Just got back yesterday - with accompanying severe back ache. 900 miles in a Morgan is not the most comfortable experience.

Stopped in Troyes and would highly recommend this place, apparently a few Morgan owners use it:

http://www.domainedelacreuse.fr
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 04:39 PM

We should be passing near there the first week of September. Can't wait.

Can I tempt you to hang about and join us at Caramulo? evil
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
We should be passing near there the first week of September. Can't wait.

Can I tempt you to hang about and join us at Caramulo? evil


Get thee behind me Satan.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 05:25 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda


Just got back yesterday - with accompanying severe back ache. 900 miles in a Morgan is not the most comfortable experience.



You need an inflatable lumbar support! It has transformed my seats comfort on long trips.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Originally Posted By Neilda


Just got back yesterday - with accompanying severe back ache. 900 miles in a Morgan is not the most comfortable experience.



You need an inflatable lumbar support! It has transformed my seats comfort on long trips.

I fixed mine with two pieces of 2"x4" foam 8" long stuffed behind each seat in the lumbar area.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/08/14 06:04 PM

Didn't drive Ruby today as I was working, but did get to drive an Audi R 8 cop Prefer the Morgan drive englandwave
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/08/14 06:58 AM

No, had to go with swmbo to look at the dreaded kitchen tiles and cookers and so on for the impending kitchen saga. banghead a bit of a damage limitation exercise. crazy2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/08/14 07:03 AM

No....
Aldermog is sulking!
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/08/14 07:05 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
No, had to go with swmbo to look at the dreaded kitchen tiles and cookers and so on for the impending kitchen saga. banghead a bit of a damage limitation exercise. crazy2


Tough luck Adrian. But as my mum always used to say to me "You're not in this world for pleasure alone".
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/08/14 07:06 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Originally Posted By pandy
Did you manage to persuade swmbo to accompany you in the Mog on the trip down ? Or did she make other arrangements ?

Our trip down last year was brilliant. Route National all the way including the Route Napoléon, and we stayed at some fabulous hostelries on the way there and back. The Gorge de Verdon was also a worthwhile detour.

If you're still down there, I can highly recommend the "Le Clos Saint Pierre" restaurant in Rouret near Opio.


Wife and children flew down and I hired a car in Nice for them....

Just got back yesterday - with accompanying severe back ache. 900 miles in a Morgan is not the most comfortable experience.

Stopped in Troyes and would highly recommend this place, apparently a few Morgan owners use it:

http://www.domainedelacreuse.fr


To be honest driving 900 miles with one stop in anything isn't fun. I'm surprised you have any hearing left, too!
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/08/14 03:32 PM



Amazing drive today from Cáceres to Toledo via Zorita and Naverhermosa and the back roads. The lowland sections had long straights with sweeping bends and a few frighteners thrown in, and the mountain sections were miles of hairpins. Plus there was zero traffic on it. Heaven.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/08/14 04:49 PM

Years ago (25?) I took the train to Toledo - sounds like you had more fun.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 12:34 AM

I took my Plus 8 out again today. To the grocery and to by some rubber gasket material. Couldn't find rubber gasket material but found pistachios.
Cheers,
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 12:59 AM

Golf club again.
Just a couple of miles .
Clubs in passenger seat and electric trolley on rack.
I usually take a long route home to make sure engine warms up properly laugh
swmbo uses the tin top so I am forced(!) to use Scarlett.
Oh dear.
What a shame.
Never mind...
woohoo
Side screens have only been used once over last few weeks for a return journey after golf due to HEAVY rain.
Next couple of weeks will see new front pads and general once-over in readiness for Morgans at Windermere.
I have heard the 2 Lancasters will be flying over Windermere and Morecombe on Sept 7 so that will be a must.
Also looks like a trip to Barry weekend after next for Red Arrows display.
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 01:18 AM

Toledo to Madrid today. Only a short drive and not massively inspiring. We consoled ourselves tonight with a visit to the Bernebeu to watch Real draw 1-1 with Athletico in the Spanish Super Cup in front of an 80,000 crowd. Superb.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 07:22 AM

A super early morning drive to the park and ride, roof off, no side screens and very few cars about. Wrapped up with hat on and gloves as a little chilly at 6:30, heated seats work well. Lovely sweeping round the bends on the A3052. drive laugh
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 07:27 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
heated seats work well


What, in a Morgan???

Have you gone soft man?

Nest you'll tell me you didn't take a cold shower first!!
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 10:11 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
heated seats work well


What, in a Morgan???

Have you gone soft man?

Nest you'll tell me you didn't take a cold shower first!!


Come now Peter I thought that would be one of your first mods, ( the heated seats not the cold shower ) stirpot
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 01:50 PM

Took swmbo in-law home from the mountain cottage. Twisty mountain road and then along the lake including a kilometer long tunnel. "Sounds nice" she said as we went through the tunnel. smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
heated seats work well


What, in a Morgan???

Have you gone soft man?

Nest you'll tell me you didn't take a cold shower first!!


Come now Peter I thought that would be one of your first mods, ( the heated seats not the cold shower ) stirpot


Err....fitting a heated waistcoat controller was! hide
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
heated seats work well


What, in a Morgan???

Have you gone soft man?

Nest you'll tell me you didn't take a cold shower first!!


When your freezing cold in the winter, and I'm nice and toasty in Little Red Rosie it will be me that has the last laugh! laugh2
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 07:08 PM

Now my heated steering wheel on the Range Rover would really please some!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/08/14 08:55 PM

Jumped into what I thought was the new Plus4 at the factory to put it away. Fish tailed it away and then realised it was the 3.7 Roadster! That'll teach me to not concentrate into what I'm getting into. nono
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 07:39 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
heated seats work well


What, in a Morgan???

Have you gone soft man?

Nest you'll tell me you didn't take a cold shower first!!


When your freezing cold in the winter, and I'm nice and toasty in Little Red Rosie it will be me that has the last laugh! laugh2


Not exactly:
I have one of these:

Heat Inside

Together with the Mog heater it is easy to be snug!
Posted By: Cain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 08:03 AM

[/quote]

Not exactly:
I have one of these:

Heat Inside

Together with the Mog heater it is easy to be snug! [/quote]

Good one Peter! As an added comfort you may like to add a blankie over your legs grin2

In all jest we took a Tescos plastic backed picnic blanket Folded it in half length ways, added webbing to the edge, cut a hole for the gear leaver and added webbing to that. Then to fix it to the bottom of the dash added mushroom velcro to the none webbed folded edge and under the dash at the back, added tags to shut it the doors this was added as blankie lifts a speed!
Now that is toasty. thumbs
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 08:03 AM

What! No heated gloves!
Posted By: Cain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 08:09 AM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
What! No heated gloves!


No Gambalunga not gloves maybe a heated steering wheel and gear knob!!

Cain
Posted By: nick w

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 09:06 AM

Mine was getting a bit chilly sometimes so i welded the top of an old vw golf on,put a vw badge on the back. Job done. Wind up windows next....from a cortina i think.
Nick
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 09:13 AM

Ah so definitely NOT members of the T shirt through the winter brigade sunny
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By Cain
Not exactly:
I have one of these:
Heat Inside

How do you get on with the "virtuous circle"? Does it make you behave better?
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 01:09 PM

Picked up the motor from the factory after it's annual service, 1st MOT and fitting of brake reaction bars. Nice drive home in the sunshine.
The motor seems to drive better and the brake reaction bars have made the application of brakes much more smooth.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/08/14 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Aldermog
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
heated seats work well


What, in a Morgan???

Have you gone soft man?

Nest you'll tell me you didn't take a cold shower first!!


When your freezing cold in the winter, and I'm nice and toasty in Little Red Rosie it will be me that has the last laugh! laugh2


Not exactly:
I have one of these:

Heat Inside

Together with the Mog heater it is easy to be snug!


We'll I can better that as mine has sleeves rofl
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 02:41 PM



Madrid to Zaragoza. Did the first bit on the motorway but once clear of Madrid we reverted to the excellent Spanish back roads. We've actually seen some clouds today.
Posted By: HJP

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 03:06 PM

Great picture , more than clouds here ...a nice heavy shower .
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 03:51 PM

delivered mog for a service up to IK Cars near Holmfirth and biked it back - 18 miles - return journey took a bit longer.

Bet my two wheeler speed record though - got above 40 mph on one of the hills. snail

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Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 04:08 PM

Originally Posted By tmg513


Madrid to Zaragoza. Did the first bit on the motorway but once clear of Madrid we reverted to the excellent Spanish back roads. We've actually seen some clouds today.

I hope you are going to do a complete write-up when you get back. It sounds like a great trip and the photos you are publishing are fantastic.

PS. Are you absolutely sure you can't make it to Caramulo for the first weekend in September evil
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 04:13 PM

Did a sunny run up Sun Rising Hill laugh2 ....Left to Kineton ..left down the Fosse Way..perfect Friday pm run grin2
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By tmg513


Madrid to Zaragoza. Did the first bit on the motorway but once clear of Madrid we reverted to the excellent Spanish back roads. We've actually seen some clouds today.

I hope you are going to do a complete write-up when you get back. It sounds like a great trip and the photos you are publishing are fantastic.

PS. Are you absolutely sure you can't make it to Caramulo for the first weekend in September evil


You really must stop trying to tempt me like this, you'll get me the sack.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Our_Lady_of_the_Pillar

I have fittingly just been round the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 06:10 PM

Fantastic town, Zaragoza. We stayed there just across the Plaza from the Basilica for a few days a couple of years ago. In fact we will be passing by on our way to Caramulo smile

Don't miss doing a visit of the Roman remains under the Plaza. Well worth the visit.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/08/14 09:25 PM

Boring day again - just to golf club!
I did come away with a Morgan sheepskin jacket though....
A new member saw my car there last Tuesday and offered it to me for sale.
He sold hid Mog several years ago and no longer an owner.
It's in excellent condition with a numbered metal badge inside.
Luckily my golf winnings kitty helped pay for it!
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/08/14 05:21 PM



Zaragoza to Pamplona. Zaragova has more traffic lights than any city I've ever driven in: there's literally a set every hundred yards, some of which stay on red for ages for no discernible reason. The rest of the drive was ace.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/08/14 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By tmg513


Zaragoza to Pamplona. Zaragova has more traffic lights than any city I've ever driven in: there's literally a set every hundred yards, some of which stay on red for ages for no discernible reason. The rest of the drive was ace.

You've obviously never been to Bristol, they have the most confusing road system I have ever encountered. Even my GPS THREW IN THE TOWEL.
Posted By: uvk33n

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/08/14 06:59 PM

Originally Posted By tmg513


Zaragoza to Pamplona.


If you're headed towards Elizondo, the NA1210 is a super road.
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/08/14 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By uvk33n
Originally Posted By tmg513

Zaragoza to Pamplona.


If you're headed towards Elizondo, the NA1210 is a super road.


Cheers for that. We're off to Bilbao tomorrow but I'm intending returning to Spain next year with some mates on the bikes so I'll try and look it up then.
Posted By: ChrisR

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/08/14 08:47 PM

+ 1
Some of the best roads I'm lucky enough to able to drive on often are just across the border in Aragon and Navarre - fabulous scenery, more often than not lovely weather, very little traffic (thanks to the new motorways), and great bars/restaurants...
No wonder they are so popular with the motorbiking fraternity !
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/08/14 09:07 PM

Called in for lunch at the King George III hotel on the lovely Mawddach Estury en-route to Tenby.

Tour of Wales guys will remember it.

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 01:44 AM

Looks ace indeed.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 09:47 AM

Was it once a station hotel or is that an import?
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By vMog
Originally Posted By Jays
Letting the train take the strain eh V? wink


Indeed the way down south was to be quick and I didn't want to use the motorway, which is pointless with vMog. The Auto-train really is a good option.

However, I will be posting photos and proposing scenic drives as I am slowly driving my way back to Calais happy3
Trip started in Toulon, then Aix en Provence, Marseille, Nîmes, Uzès, Alès, and Clermont-Ferrand as of now drive

Cheers,
V


Here it is camera :
http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/galleries/218311/From_Dover_to_London_via_Toulo#comments


Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 02:09 PM

Took mine to a Morgan Owner's Club of WA meet today to a members garage...for pizza, beer and wine and to admire his collection including:
  • 1931 blower Bentley
  • 1928 six and a half litre Bentley
  • 1936 V12 Phantom Rolls-Royce drophead
  • The Beast -the 4.6 lite plus eight ex Vern Dale-Johnson (current MOCA president)
  • Three wheeler JAP super sport
  • 1936 LG 45 Lagonda drophead
  • 1955 XK140 drophead Jag
  • Series III V12 roadster E-type roadster
  • 1920 RR silver ghost sporting torpedo
  • 1965 Bentley SIII continental drophead
  • 2008 Bentley Azure
  • 1949 Bentley Mk VI pillarless saloon.
Here's a photo at the drive through bottle shop on the way.

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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 03:19 PM

Went to the local garden centre & then diverted for several miles to go home.

Plan to be at Wheels at Winslow Monday even if it rains.

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 03:44 PM

Good, see you at Winslow John!
Only went as far as Prescott today, but detoured down the lanes heading home, via the airport...
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 03:54 PM

Superb drive over Exmoor to Lynton yesterday, then back down the Exe Valley. Picnic en-route and pub on way home.
cheers


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Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Took mine to a Morgan Owner's Club of WA meet today to a members garage...for pizza, beer and wine and to admire his collection


Pizza, beer, wine... and classics: perfect match richard!
wine

Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 07:17 PM

Lovely excursion through Melton Mowbray and out on the B676 through beautiful Leicestershire countryside and on to Lincolnshire ending up at Grimsthorpe Castle (near Bourne and well worth a visit - around 6 miles off the A1 at Colsterworth).
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 07:27 PM

Lovely warm sunshine today. We are packing up in the mountains to go home tomorrow. Today was vehicle shuffle day. I had a fully loaded Mog to take home and swap for the Alfa to cart the rest of the stuff home. A nice drive down the mountain road and around the the lake.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 08:05 PM

Nice run down to Ayr fish and chips in the sun, new bonnet rattle but now fixed when home. 150 miles all roof down all the way.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By mutley
Nice run down to Ayr fish and chips in the sun, new bonnet rattle but now fixed when home. 150 miles all roof down all the way.

Wish I'd known, might have joined you.
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 24/08/14 08:25 PM

Lovely run out this afternoon through the leafy lanes of Cheshire for a lovely Sunday roast at a nice pub and a meander back along some previously undiscovered lanes. Always fun with a Morgan...
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 08:18 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
Plan to be at Wheels at Winslow Monday even if it rains.

Looking at the rainfall radar for the SW I think I might be in the 90... It needs a run anyway.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 08:55 AM

Looking outside at the moment I think it is doing a job I have been putting off for too long....a very large pile of ironing, awful weather down here at the moment....
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 09:04 AM

Nice topless run out to Ugbrooke house yesterday (Day1 of 2) where Lord & Lady Clifford were holding their annual Classic Car Show in aid of Help for Heroes.

A nice eclectic mix of mostly British origin although there was a nice Lancia Drophead with Sliding Pillar front end.

Quite unique (to me) Austin fabric bodied trials/racer which had at one time been prop drive, with pictures (yes I know Elfin Safely) quite a frightening prospect. It was the test bed for a twin aircraft engine back in the day apparently.

It was my car of the show as the patina was spot on and no polish in sight being fabric bodied......

http://www.ugbrooke.co.uk/events.htm
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 09:07 AM

Same awlful weather in East Devon this morning. Well, it is bank holiday Monday, what do we expect. frown
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 09:19 AM

Great weather for ducks here too
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
Great weather for ducks here too


That could be an Aylesbury Duck Drive to London day John......
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 09:54 AM

As I drive through Aylesbury enroute to Winslow I will look out for the ducks.
But first hood up I think.
Glad I didn't wash the car yesterday.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 10:01 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
As I drive through Aylesbury enroute to Winslow I will look out for the ducks.
But first hood up I think.
Glad I didn't was the car yesterday.


Have a good day - I might venture back to H for H at Ugbrooke this afternoon for a bit more after visiting MIL.

Heather is slaving away in the Parish Hall kitchen today as it's our annual Hort & Sports day, the rain being mandatory....
I don't do Hort unless it's totally unavoidable - it's just like boats to me it stinks/works very very slowly and makes me sick....
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 10:45 AM

I won't be going out today
Wall to Wall Rain Storms
Well it is WALES
lol

Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 01:10 PM

Drove down to Seaton seafront 4 times yesterday to ferry the MR2 down to the show. Nice day in mainly sun, a few spots of rain at 4:00. NeilM and I got lots of questions about our Morgans and the MR2 race car, and we saw a few friends.

Today is miserable so resort to continue to dismantle the kitchen to keep swmbo happy, nearly all done, all wall cabinets off, last bit of work top has been sawn trough for last minute removal of sink and gas hob, the day before the builders turn up.

Looks like Suzuki to work for the rest of the week.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 03:53 PM

Pembrey circuit yesterday.
BARC track event with a few drift cars,couple of "exotics" -their description- Ferrari F40 and Merc AMG,some track prepped saloons.
Smallish classic show and junk jumble( like car boot!) Bought some nice Welshcakes though. Mmmmmmm.
Shame there were not more classics.
The drift demos were interesting!
The tyres they were shredding were in a terrible state at the end, we went to the mobile tyre fitter who seemed VERY busy most of the afternoon.
Mainly Skylines with a couple of others.
Strong smell of burning rubber and smoke screens.
Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 04:05 PM

Rain persistently coming down today so replaced brake pads and went out on short run to start bedding them in as rain eased a bit for a while.
Greased up whilst car was up on stands.
Trip to Barry part set up next weekend to see Red Arrows, it's the Barry at War" weekend or something like that, with restricted town access and park and ride etc..
Next week will repeat greasing ready for Windermere weekend, which will have a diversion via Chatsworth House/ Blue John Mine shop ( swmbo wants to buy jewellery and not interested in the mine itself spend)
Will try to see the 2 Lancasters over Windermere/ Morecombe whilst up there too as they are due to fly over.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 06:28 PM

160 miles roof down all the way with a fellow TM member, car washed g&t in hand will post pics
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 06:54 PM

Mutley, give me a week and I will make it three.

Troon for fash and chips or the like.

D
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 07:54 PM

Sounds good to me.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 25/08/14 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
Mutley, give me a week and I will make it three.

Troon for fash and chips or the like.

D


Mog going back to the factor so could be in the tin top

Today
Mutley
Bob the train
Geff in a tiger 7

All welcome
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/08/14 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By mutley
Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
Mutley, give me a week and I will make it three.

Troon for fash and chips or the like.

D


Mog going back to the factor so could be in the tin top

Today
Mutley
Bob the train
Geff in a tiger 7

All welcome


Result Morgan now going back 25th november so will not loose any of the summer
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 03:35 PM

Off for a 30mile drive ( Tomorrow) for the annual MOT.....Wish me luck
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 04:36 PM

Good luck. I went to the post office & for a haircut, not far but fun.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 06:36 PM

Picked up Nero from Williams this afternoon. Great drive back with roof down with black clouds looming behind me! Freshly MOT'd, leather side panel trims, a great clean and polish by Caroline (the car, not me..although I wouldn't mind!) and a set of new front brakes courtesy of Tarox. What a difference!

Bearing in mind that there are a couple of tasty Elises within my price range sitting in the showroom, I kept well away from the Spaniels...although I noticed one following Paul as he came towards me!

Great to get the car back and a strange thing....my shimmy seems to have disappeared!
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 06:44 PM

Not tempted by the red one in Paul Matty's?
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 06:56 PM

Don't do it Jays, I had an Exige S, would rattle your fillings out.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 08:16 PM

Shimmy could have been brakes.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
Shimmy could have been brakes.


+1
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By Burgundymog

You've obviously never been to Bristol, they have the most confusing road system I have ever encountered. Even my GPS THREW IN THE TOWEL.


After 8 or 9 years you get used to it Keith! The secret is to start at 05/06.00 or finish after midnight. Also ignore SatNav at bottom of M32. The "recent" Cabot circus development (open 4 years now ?) used to completely fox TomTom.

Swindon gets my vote for most confusing. Been there once in a car. Now only ever go through there in a train!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 09:48 PM

Oh and York and back via the Theatre at Malvern (and a quick trip to Pickersleigh Road (Factory closed frown2 ) was a nice way of adding another 500 miles to the clock!

Interestingly, whilst cleaning Henrietta before the trip, an "old dear" stopped and said [posh voice] : 'oh are you a member of the Morgan club?'; "yes", says I, beaming. 'Ah', says she, 'we used to own a TR3. All the posh cars used to wave'.

"Great", says I, beaming from ear to ear. 'Yes', says she. 'All bar the Morgans. Bloody rude'. And so she departed, with me muttering that we're more polite now!

Ho hum
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/08/14 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By WR142LL
Oh and York and back via the Theatre at Malvern (and a quick trip to Pickersleigh Road (Factory closed frown2 ) was a nice way of adding another 500 miles to the clock!

Interestingly, whilst cleaning Henrietta before the trip, an "old dear" stopped and said [posh voice] : 'oh are you a member of the Morgan club?'; "yes", says I, beaming. 'Ah', says she, 'we used to own a TR3. All the posh cars used to wave'.

"Great", says I, beaming from ear to ear. 'Yes', says she. 'All bar the Morgans. Bloody rude'.

Ho hum


That was blunt!
rofl



Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 12:08 AM

Jeremy the closest I've ever been to Swindon is bypassing it on the M4 rofl
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 07:13 AM

Drove to P&R Exeter yesterday in the dry, but came home after day at the fruity office in horrible drizzle gloomy , however a bonus was I got to test my minor mods to Little Red Rosie. These being the updated windscreen pillar rubbers from Morgan that grip the side screens and the thin neoprene I put on the top of the pillars (thanks for the tip Peter (Gambulanga). Super, totally dry, no water being forced in, I max'd at 65mph in a couple places so a reasonable test. umbrella Back to the fruity farm today, kitchen door spraying tomorrow.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 08:07 AM

Fruit picking season Adrian? Hope they are nice and ripe! Of course, going on the local drinking habits down there, it's obvious what the fruit are laugh2 cheers
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 01:55 PM

Very Soon!!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 02:18 PM

Stunning Mark. Stunning.
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By stevemag
Off for a 30mile drive ( Tomorrow) for the annual MOT.....Wish me luck


Well 30miles in the Pouring RAIN BUT the car flew through the MOT, At least I drove back in the sunshine & the rain..... BUT I didn't hear Neil Sedaka singing ! lol
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 04:40 PM

Mark she is lovely -congrats on such a beautiful car love
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 10:35 PM

Not today, but I would be taking out clients at the factory tomorrow in a variety of cars. I was really looking forward to it but came back from work this evening to find my house had been broken into. Luckily they didn't take my Morgan! But the front door is a mess and I'll be trying to secure things properly tomorrow.

Spoilt a great day today...some really nice people on both my tours and I was a "film star" for an hour with a film company wanting a volunteer to act as a potential customer...me!
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/08/14 10:46 PM

Sorry to hear that. I hope there wasn't too much damage or missing items. Hope the police get the bast**ds who did it.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 07:15 AM

Sorry to hear that Jay!
As long as you're safe and the Morgan is near, all is fine.

Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 07:35 AM

Sorry to hear that Jays. Not a nice feeling.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 07:50 AM

+1. Once we were done in Holland we have always had alarms in our houses. Glad it was not too serious.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 08:04 AM

I hope nothing of great sentimental value was taken, not a nice feeling knowing some tow rag has been in.

Best wishes

Pete
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 08:11 AM

J, sorry to hear that.
I know what you are going through...
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 08:12 AM

Sorry to hear that John. Bas*ards! somestick Touch wood the only problem we had was when we came back from holiday and found both sheds broken into and tools, mower etc stolen. I remember how that felt and the following year we moved
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 08:51 AM

John, sorry to hear about the breakin. I expect the Police will do nothing other than log the crime, give you a "Crime Number" so you can claim on the insurance!!

We have an alarm and when we go out we lock both the iner "front" door and the doors on the porch. They are effectively patio doors, double glazed and with multi point locks. The garage is linked into the system, as is the shed and there is a 120db siren in the garage. Probably all rather "OTT" as we live on an unadopted narrow street with only one way in and out and neighbours who are always looking...but I'm paranoidish.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 10:45 AM

Me too Peter. We did have a very unpleasant experience in Kenya.
At least here violence is generally not part of it.

Back to the thread am doing a 100 m round trip to Bedford today.
Grin grin.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 11:27 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
J, sorry to hear that.
I know what you are going through...

+1 - sorry to hear that John, not a nice feeling the invasion of one's privacy! nono

Best wishes
Brian
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 01:34 PM

Awful news. In Orkney friends said" We only leave a key in the door so we don't lose it. Who would steal your door?" We need more of that
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 01:39 PM

Really sorry to hear about this John.
Hope you get everything secured soon.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 07:48 PM

Very sorry to hear that John.

We are alarmed with CCTV and neighbours who may be described as 'hard'.
When they awoke to find a Yoof at the bottom of their bed my neighbour leapt naked from the bed and subdued the intruder in a head lock, before getting dressed..............


An old couple on our estate have just been victim to a freak accident. A visitor over the road left his new Peugeot parked half on the pavement some distance along the road. The handbrake didn't hold, it rolled back (there's hardly a slope), and described a gentle arc, mounting the pavement on the opposite side, no wall, so onto the grass with a progressively steeper slope, but not really steep. It hit a sticking out part of the front of their bungalow - looks like a large wide chimney breast but isn't. It punctured the outer skin, punctured the inner skin, and damaged the 'sideboard'. Large chunks of plaster have dropped from the wall, and the cracks go right round the 90degree corners in both directions. It's a real mess, and work starts on Monday. The whole wall has to come down and be rebuilt. Had that ben a window, it would have gone into the lounge, and may have seriously injured them.
Posted By: Boshly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 08:17 PM

Sorry to hear of your break in John! I hope whatever they took is simply replaceable.

I always try to find solace in thinking they've got crap lives (which may be why they do this) but as long as they continue to do acts like this so will their lives remain crap, and that's more just than a soft prison sentence.

Whereas the good people of this world tend to show people round interesting car factories and pretend to be film stars smile
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Sorry to hear that Jays. Not a nice feeling.


+1
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/08/14 09:11 PM

Really sorry to hear that Jay
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/08/14 08:46 PM

Getting used to the extra wheel.

Fantastic weather. This heater thing may just catch on after 77 years of 4/4.



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Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/08/14 09:04 PM

Love the photo.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/08/14 09:20 PM

+1!

Didn't go far today - just to the Over Festival. Asked to display the car when I arrived, so parked up next to Over Basin, not too far from a Lanchester and a modern Royal Enfield Bullet efi with chair. Trip was mainly an opportunity to fill the tank for tomorrow's run to Curborough...
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/08/14 09:27 PM

Great image. Just lovely.

Cheers,
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/08/14 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By pandy
Love the photo.

+2 - very atmospheric and nice car too! thumbs

Brian
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 02:36 AM

Great shot and nice to see a four wheeler there (seen lots of M3W photos there).

But surely getting used to the two extra wheels smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 07:27 AM

No, but I will!!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 03:18 PM

Went shopping in Wycombe & came home the long way.
Grin grin
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 03:42 PM

Thornfalcon Classic at Taunton lovely derive over in the morning, bit busy on the way home but great day out. Got told of by swmbo when I overtook a caravan on the way home, totally clear bit of road, I think she is still getting used to the acceleration drive laugh
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 04:21 PM

Yes x 2
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 04:48 PM

Out for a drive into South Wales, down to a place called Cowbridge and then back up the Rhonda Valley to the Head of the Valley road then back to the Mildands.
Came up behind a nice green Plus 4 is the service station. A quick hello.
A brief chat with a Aston Martin DBS owner and then a roar of his V8 and a friendly wave as he peeled off.
Saw lots of police vans going into Wales for the NATO summit. What was very impressive were the multiple formations of the police motorcycle riders as they passed us in the opposite carriage way. Perfectly spaced.
And then was we came off M5 at Ashchurch, 3 separate lots of the Red Arrows flew overhead. You wouldn't see them in an ordinary motor.
Apart from not picking up any Welsh butter, a perfect day out.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 07:16 PM

Course contol at Curborough today... smile
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 07:30 PM

Doddington Hall near Lincoln this afternoon. Followed a green Three Wheeler into Doddington - not sure if he saw me in the mirror - looked like he was having fun.
Posted By: rainbowj

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 08:04 PM

Walked up to the shop in the centre of the village to get my Telegraph. Bugger sold out. Walked back and told her indoors that I would have to drive to get a paper. Didn't tell that I would take the Morgan. Stopped at the shop at the top of the village got a paper, had a conversation with a bloke who has a Volvo p1800, and then took a very long way home. By the time I got back we had company so her indoors could not give me a bollocking - result!
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 08:10 PM

Great day at Thornfalcon good drive back to Essex but a long way, but top down and lane 3 all the way drive joy
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 31/08/14 11:45 PM

A grand day out today. swmbo is away for the long weekend so I took the three kids to our local agricultural fairground for a "steam era fair." It is finally proper southern Ontario summer weather, hot and humid, overcast in the morning but burning off to provide enough glorious sunshine to warrant the follically challenged to seek shade... A good drive to get there, with only a small detour to seek out some more interesting roads, with hills and corners and other Morgan-friendly attributes!

The fair was great. There was a "historic cars show" which we were invited to join by the carpark attendant. When I explained that we weren't actually in a historic vehicle, he suggested that nobody would mind and I should go and park up in the middle of the showground anyway, and wouldn't hear of us just putting the car in the public parking area. The show organisers were a little less enthusiastic about this, but on learning we'd been sent by the gate stewards despite protestations, they sighed (rather resignedly, I thought) and suggested we find ourselves a spot at one end of a row and just not officially enter the show. The (legitimate) entries were mostly Fords (half a dozen Ts, a couple of pretty well done street rods, a rather splendid Fairlane, a brace of mid-century pickups), Chevys, an occasional Buick and Dodge, and a somewhat down-at-heel 1924 Rolls, slumming it in this company!

Loads of steam (traction, portable and stationary engines) and literally hundreds of vintage tractors, you had to keep your eyes and ears open when wandering around. The traction engine owners, in particular, were a very enthusiastic and welcoming bunch, really happy to tell us their stories and show the kids how the machines work (as well as taking a little too much glee in regaling them with the amputation possibilities of working the threshing machine...). The local manufacturer seems to have been Sawyer & Massey - the same Massey family who, a couple of generations later, went into business with Mr Ferguson. Even 7-year-old daughter was able to suppress the natural disaffinity she has for mechanical goings-on. Her two brothers could have stayed there all day, but we had struck a bargain and the boys had to keep to our side of it!
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 11:55 AM

Doug a good write and well done for getting parking in the right area. Result.
Posted By: Malcolm T

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 01:41 PM

Anyone in Newton Ferrers yesterday? (One red one green...)
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 02:15 PM

M1 South yesterday at Leicester J21, Green 4/4, reg M44 *** with 'luggage' in a black binliner - about 1700hrs.
Earlier on road into Narborough, a red M3W with grey beard & flying helmet - about 12.00.
I've just been to fill up ready for the factory visit tomorrow. Had a bum clenching moment - flatbed transit coming the other way on a very rough stretch of road showered me with gravel. It was twice as bad as a gritter encounter with some very loud bangs, but all I can find is a tiny stonechip on the second louvre from font. A very luck escape............
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 04:50 PM

Well another great day with roof down, actually it has never been up!

Librands exhaust fitted, better note and burble on overrun. What fun but 4th and 5th gears seem wasted.

JB62 is officially a Gent. He sent me the Librands exhaust, not sure how much the courier charged so I have a fitted exhaust and not paid a penny yet. There are some lovely folk on this forum.

Saw a BRG car yesterday locally, maybe a plus 4.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 05:15 PM

Anyone in a green Mog, hood up, on the A36 towards Salisbury exiting the Tesco Roundabout at about 4pm?

I was in a black BMW, so invisible.....
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 06:12 PM

Barcellona to Monasterio de Piedra near Zaragoza.
http://www.monasteriopiedra.com/
Currently sitting near the pool and waiting for swmbo to finish having a massage. Then we will think about going to dinner.
Life is so hard but then again perhaps not budster
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 08:31 PM

Live the dream Peter and Alis.

I'm planning some great roads tomorrow in Scottish Borders and Notrhern England.

That Librands rumble will help me with no radio!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 10:14 PM

120 miles in the 90 today. Ride on the S. Devon railway plus a visit to the local Otter sanctuary, for feeding time. smile
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 01/09/14 10:40 PM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Barcellona to Monasterio de Piedra near Zaragoza.
http://www.monasteriopiedra.com/
Currently sitting near the pool and waiting for swmbo to finish having a massage. Then we will think about going to dinner.
Life is so hard but then again perhaps not budster

I thought I had better say a bit more about this place and now that I have wifi access I can add a bit.

We drove for 4 hours under a blazing sun to suddenly arrive at this oasis in the middle of a dry and arid country. The monastery was built on the original Moorish castle that existed here before the Christian conquest, or perhaps re-conquest, of Spain. I suspect the park has Moorish origins but has continued to be developed by the monks and later private owners.

The place is just fabulous with waterfalls of the Piedra river and other tributaries cascading, first into the park, then into a spectacular gorge.

Having wandered for a while in the cool of the park we then witnessed the most spectacular show of birds of prey that I have ever seen: falcons, buzzards, hawks, kites, eagles, vultures, and owls. they were flying within centimetres of our heads!

The rooms are large and comfortable, there are full spa facilities and a swimming pool. The food , wine and service is great. At the moment we are sitting on a cool terrace outside the bar and enjoying a nightcap before turning in.

If visiting this part of Spain it is a place not to be missed.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 06:36 AM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
Live the dream Peter and Alis.

I'm planning some great roads tomorrow in Scottish Borders and Notrhern England.

That Librands rumble will help me with no radio!


Watch out guys..... The Border Reivers are coming!
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 07:25 AM

Want to rebuild Hadrians Wall???
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 07:51 AM

Geee that place looks tempting: can you send photos? Is the ride worth it?
Enjoy!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 08:06 AM

Originally Posted By Robbie
Want to rebuild Hadrian's Wall???

Let that politician north of the border pay for new one!! laugh2
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By Jays


Watch out guys..... The Border Reivers are coming!


For those who haven't read it, may I recommend George MacDonald Fraser's book on the subject "The Steel Bonnets". Not quite as easy as his fiction, but very thorough and interesting.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 02:59 PM

After cutting the grass, I went out for my one hour lunchtime drive around Bredon Hill, Worcestershire. Behind me was a rather nice shiny red 14 Reg Morgan.
Anyone here?
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By vMog
Geee that place looks tempting: can you send photos? Is the ride worth it?
Enjoy!

I don't have the possibility of publishing photos at the moment but there are some good photos in the Spanish Wikipedia
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monasterio_de_Piedra
and her is the English version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monasterio_de_Piedra
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 08:54 PM

About 450 km today. We arrived in Salamanca after a late start due to electrical problems ( http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/219988/Speedo_stopped_working#Post219988 )

Thank goodness the aircon was working even if only at low fan speed. We finally put the top up to avoid terminal sun burn at about 1:30 and arrived at about 2:30 to learn it was the hottest day of the year at 37°C. sunny

Fascinating place; we managed to visit some of the sites including the university and the cathedral then settled for an early supper in a tapas bar and then back to the airconditioned room at the hotel smile
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 09:05 PM

About 80 miles according to the odometer. Some at highway speeds. Good stuff. Hot though. Central Florida is about 30-35 C. I went to the upholstery shop to pick up pieces for the other Plus 8 I am cleaning up. A Plus 8 transporting bits of another Plus 8 . . . seems somehow a bit incestuous.

Cheers,
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 02/09/14 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
120 miles in the 90 today. Ride on the S. Devon railway plus a visit to the local Otter sanctuary, for feeding time. smile


Never had otter steak, was it tasty. innocent



Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 08:21 AM

Originally Posted By NeilM
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
120 miles in the 90 today. Ride on the S. Devon railway plus a visit to the local Otter sanctuary, for feeding time. smile


Never had otter steak, was it tasty. innocent


You sure Graham wasn't meaning bacon butties for himself Neil? innocent rofl
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 09:08 AM

St Mary's Loch

Passed two Trads who didn't wave!

In Teasdale all very nice after long sports exhaust fuelled hurl.

Saw Hadrians wall, don't feel like I am behind enemy lines as I an a No Voter

D

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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 09:24 AM

Great shots and the number plate works so well with the car.
Posted By: MarioCP

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 09:31 AM

Black beauty, beautiful pics congratulations! thumbs
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By NeilM
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
120 miles in the 90 today. Ride on the S. Devon railway plus a visit to the local Otter sanctuary, for feeding time. smile


Never had otter steak, was it tasty. innocent


Bit on the fishy side Neil! grin2
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 01:38 PM

Lovely drive down last night with swmbo to meet Graham and Sue, his wife, Richard 4/4sportsfun, Pete recycled-teenager at Buckfastleigh for dinner, round trip about 90 miles. Drove down and back with roof off, great, and lovely evening lots of laughs
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 04:13 PM

Driven for 60miles to Welshpool and back via Newtown (Wales) I waved at a nice two seater BRG Morgan and shortly afterwards a nice red MG TC. Great day.
I parked at the head of the valley where I live and took this picture.....Sun was a bit bright but I think it works !

Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 05:28 PM

Barnard Castle area today Teesdale and Weardale, beautiful England. Wife had some good shopping!

Still not had roof up on my car, long may it continue.

Quiet pint before dinner opposite Church.



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Posted By: sospan

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 07:02 PM

Llanelli to Sheffield today.
Motorways unfortunately so boring!
Chatsworth House tomorrow.
Castletown and Blue John Mine ( swmbo wants jewellery from their shop! spend) on Friday morning on route to Crooklands for Windermere weekend hoping to see the 2 Lancasters as I think they are flying over Windermere/Morecombe.
Hotel here is a nice surprise... Halifax Hall in the Uni... ex hall of residence converted to hotel. Basic guest room but very well done out. Eating in this evening as menu looks nice.
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 08:07 PM

Donaldo

Very nice looking car. Black grill and clear indicators look really good.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/09/14 08:36 PM

But JB what about your sexy exhaust?

I like the black grille and clear indicators.

Next the valance and number plate on wing!

Retro
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/09/14 08:11 AM

The exhaust speaks for itself - from about a mile away!!

That might just be my next mod too.
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/09/14 08:38 AM

Donald - that is such a beautiful car.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/09/14 08:47 AM

Alston today the highest town in UK I think and the cobbles are very testing. Vale of Eden and home
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/09/14 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Donald - that is such a beautiful car.


Of course that statement has nothing to do with the colour laugh2
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 04/09/14 05:53 PM

Took myself to lunch in Ruby then came back and did a bit of a JTL polished the underside of the bonnet greased the steering removed the tool tray and greased the rear UJ. took all the wheels off and cleaned them properly. Time for a rest methinks. goodnight
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 12:09 AM

It does look good Donald. I'm pleased to see you are enjoying your new toy.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 08:18 AM

Yes enjoyment and I still have not had the hood up.

You Peter need the hood up to stop being fried!
Posted By: Ruut Bianchi

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 05:46 PM

What a beautiful picture! I love 4/4's! Barnard Castle always make me think about a youth hostel where we stayed a very long time ago (when we were young(-er)), while bicycling Yorkshire. At present time, we prefer taking the Morgan...!
After the last visit to the UK, visiting gardens, Thrill on the Hill and 100 years of Pickersleigh Road, we had to park our Morgan in the garage of friends, because of a great renovation project on our house. And I've never driven the Morgan since then.
Looking at these beautiful pictures, with also fine weather in the Netherlands, makes me longing for our Morgan! I think I just drop by our friends tomorrow just to touch and smell her!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 06:47 PM

Took Nero to the factory today but then left it parked by the side lines as I took out clients in the Plus8 Speedster all afternoon. That car is just awesome, especially when you floor the throttle...pure animal. Nero felt very tame on the way home!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 07:37 PM

That does sound scary!!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 09:23 PM

Wow John,

Roadster will be a handful. I know what the 4 litre M3 is like in heavier guise so can imagine the +8 is awesome.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/09/14 09:31 PM

It's scary when on the return journey it's not me driving....trying to keep them roughly at the speed limit! Ho hum shocked2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 07:35 AM

Off to Allon Whites breakfast club today.
The should blow out the cobwebs
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 10:38 AM

A blast up the A12 shortly to Stratford St Mary for clay shooting joy
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 12:08 PM

A short blast down the A30 to Stockbridge to buy beef...

I feel better already.
Posted By: pandy

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
A short blast down the A30 to Stockbridge to buy beef...

I feel better already.


Would that be from the excellent john Robinson ?
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 04:59 PM

Not my 4/4, but one of the last long door 4.0 litre +8s.

Very nice & thanks to a friend, (not yet on TM)


Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 06:23 PM

Got waved and flashed at first by a bus driver and then a bloke in a tatty Transit, did they own Mogs or just love the marque. Don't suppose I'll ever find out, but a great drive although my shooting was crap sick2
Posted By: westgardronning

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 08:51 PM

A 353 km (219 miles) mog-trip to our neighbour country, Sweden and back today. Just plain pleasure in lovely weather from the start this morning till we arrived home tonight. I know that all members of the TM forum know the feeling after such a day wine
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 09:29 PM

As pitied run around the Cheshire lanes in quick time to Oulton Park to watch & support friend racing his Healey Frogeye Sprite. Very enjoyable day & a good blast back home. Side screens off & a good face full of air! drive
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/09/14 09:38 PM

Well yes. Took the Plus 8 to a sports bar to watch my college's football (American) team play another from Buffalo New York. There was a gathering of alumni to watch the game. My college won the game, but after a big lead, they proceeded to give ground to the Buffalo team and may have well lost the game at the end, however time ran out and they were saved by the clock. Top Down and Highway jaunts, then stop lights and urban sprawl. No good scenery.

Cheers.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/09/14 12:09 PM

Wish I could have brought vMog with me down to Nimes this weekend.
Unfortunately, Ryan Air does not allow excess luggage: what a shame!

rofl
laugh2
Posted By: Oakvillian

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/09/14 02:39 PM

Glorious sunshine yesterday. Most of the day was spent thinning out the amount of junk in the garage so there's some scant hope of fitting a second car in it over the winter. Why does a family of five need eleven bicycles?

My consolation for the day's labours was to take the long way round to go and pick up my daughter from a friend's house. Made all the more worthwhile both by the look of glee on daughter's face, and by the hugely enthusiastic response of her friend's family to the car. We had to go for a quick spin round the block with said friend in the other rear seat, while mum wielded cellphone video camera from the driveway. The pair of them were grinning like the proverbial Cheshire cats all the way round.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/09/14 03:55 PM

Does dragging one to the muffler shop count??
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/09/14 08:15 PM

The weather was glorious sunny the garden can wait for another day took myself out for lunch and then to visit a friend drive
Posted By: NeilM

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/09/14 10:07 PM

Lovely afternoon drive from Seaton to Beer, then Branscombe, Salcombe Regis and finally Sidmouth. All along narrow country lanes just wide enough for the car. Sat at the top of the hill in Sidmouth and watched the world go by. smile
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/09/14 11:40 PM

And, I drug it home from the muffler shop. Drove it onto the lift. . .
Posted By: BertR

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/09/14 08:48 PM

Yust returned from a vigorous longer drive to test the improvements I have had done by the Dutch Morgan dealer to the rear suspension of my S2 Roadster. I had the front done a few months ago (suplex and brake reaction bars). This time I had the sagging leafsprings replaced by the ones wt 4 leaves + the recommended Avo's. Also had 2nd anti-tramp bar installed. I allready had a panhard rod. Hence, I think I have done what I reasonably could do to improve things (i.e. besides improving my own driving skills...).
The result of the mechanical upgrades is very good, as well as the impact on the well being of the drver laugh.
The front is a little bit more forgiving and the rear feels much more connected to the road. It is overall a much better car that feels much more assured.
As I also have the ECU upgrade from Williams on board, I think that I may have the best driving S2 Roadster in The Netherlands (easy to say as there are not that many Roadsters around in NL...).
Kind Regards,
BertR
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/09/14 09:13 PM

Not today....but had a wonderful drive back last night from a noggin.......full moon in a clear sky, roof and side screens off.....and a rather nice blonde in the passenger seat having her very first outing in a Morgan. innocent
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/09/14 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Not today....but had a wonderful drive back last night from a noggin.......full moon in a clear sky, roof and side screens off.....and a rather nice blonde in the passenger seat having her very first outing in a Morgan. innocent


And then you woke up....?
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/09/14 10:51 PM

IMHO A blonde in the passenger seat is a most agreeable addition to the Morgan experience. Maybe the factory should list it as an option. evil
Before I get censured for sexism I'd better explain that my good lady wife love is blonde and is a wonderful passenger.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/09/14 11:02 PM

[ quote=Jays]Not today....but had a wonderful drive back last night from a noggin.......full moon in a clear sky, roof and side screens off.....and a rather nice blonde in the passenger seat having her very first outing in a Morgan. innocent [/quote]

Oh I say, you naughty boy, out on the Pull then, you'll be dressing in black next to match Nero, with Milk Tray under your arm innocent
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/09/14 11:09 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Not today....but had a wonderful drive back last night from a noggin.......full moon in a clear sky, roof and side screens off.....and a rather nice blonde in the passenger seat having her very first outing in a Morgan. innocent


Jay you lucky beggar, I have also returned from a noggin with full moon etc but I had to make do with a mate from work having his first ride in a Morgan. Feel you got the better deal oldgit
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 06:59 AM

Originally Posted By NewRoad
IMHO A blonde in the passenger seat is a most agreeable addition to the Morgan experience. Maybe the factory should list it as an option. evil
Before I get censured for sexism I'd better explain that my good lady wife love is blonde and is a wonderful passenger.


It was a factory supplied option actually.......and no, I wasn't dreaming. wink
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 07:32 AM

Originally Posted By Jays
Originally Posted By NewRoad
IMHO A blonde in the passenger seat is a most agreeable addition to the Morgan experience. Maybe the factory should list it as an option. evil
Before I get censured for sexism I'd better explain that my good lady wife love is blonde and is a wonderful passenger.


It was a factory supplied option actually.......and no, I wasn't dreaming. wink


Can they retrofit and deliver to Plymouth? blush
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 07:47 AM

Tuesday Morning drive in a Roadster.

Not Aldermog, but a new 3.7 sitting in the Williams showroom. Almost a clone of Aldermog.

Ferrari metallic blue, nearly as dark as Aldermog, but not quite. Cream leather with dark blue piping, heated seats, dark blue mohair hood, wood dash, etc, etc. Also 5 wire wheels which are vital. £52K plus on the road costs.

I now understand exactly why Adrian moved on. The new Roadster is demonstrably better in almost every way than the 2009.

I like the power steering. The gear-change is great and the lever is further back, so somehow the cockpit works better. I was surprised that I could get my foot between the clutch pedal and the transmission tunnel, all the pedals seem closer together and it made heel and toe operation much easier.

The ride was good, better than Aldermog after rear AVOs and front Suplex. The exhaust noise at moderate speeds was subdued,, indeed at 50 the car was very refined, but giving it some stick in a low gear showed the other side, a screaming banshee...

The only criticism I had was the brakes, which were dead and devoid of feel, but I have better spec pads. Also the har had run 70 miles...not even PDI'd.

Am I tempted? Of course.
Am I at risk? Of course. I stroked a Spaniel.
Could it happen? I doubt it, unless Paul and Henry make me an offer Caroline can't refuse.

Now If it had an Auto box it would have been "shake hands" with Paul.

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 08:36 AM

Go on ... you know you want to smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 08:49 AM

I want to.

The Financial Controller, She she says "NO"
notworthy
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 08:58 AM

Didn't you say it was 42k?? wink
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 08:58 AM

I bet your existing mog starts playing up now - they are sensitive beasts you know, grin2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 09:11 AM

I married a young girl cashier who ended up as Assistant Manager at a branch of Barclays, before she left.

I passed all responsibility for financial matters to her years ago. So I no longer have any ability to make financial decisions. Hell, I don't even know how much money I earn!!

Yes, we can afford it, but that is because she stops me wasting money... Catch 22 really.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 09:13 AM

Originally Posted By recycled-teenager
I bet your existing mog starts playing up now - they are sensitive beasts you know, grin2


Do they ever not play up to attract attention?

Aldermog has a couple of small issues, I'd like to deal with them but she is just fine as she is...

And as her position is secure she will be happy.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By Aldermog
I want to.

The Financial Controller, She she says "NO"
notworthy


Once the itch to change starts it's difficult to resist, if you go to see the SP1 you never know you might come back with something you shouldn't grin2
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 09:35 AM

Peter,Tell her you are after value - after all if you lived in Ireland you would have to pay 28% registration tax on top of the after VAT price of the car and then 2K road tax PER YEAR!!! Tell her you are really saving a lot of money by living in England so the car is really a steal!!!!! grin2
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 10:18 AM

Peter, contact with dealers is deadly.
Sugggest you consider just how lucky you are to own one.
P.S. didn't work for me & there were no spaniels around!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 11/09/14 10:51 AM

My wife honestly does not have a bank account or credit card! We have no joint accounts. Lucky she is economical to run!

I find the 4/4 economical to run too, will be in it tomorrow.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/09/14 07:11 PM

Yes yes yes after a long haul to India for 12 dayS, the shits and jet lag. Yes only 30 miles but the joy. Even Mrs m join in as fish and chips was on the cards. Roll on Saturday home alone so a day of me and the Morgan. Note to self make the most of this weather
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/09/14 07:33 PM

Welcome home...
India beckons me again, it will be the 4th trip in 2 years.

I have had a love/hate relationship with that country ever since my first visit in 1994. A bit like Morgan, some wonderful details, some great people but they don't quite get it together. But they will, I'm confident.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 12/09/14 10:07 PM

+1. Never had Delhi belly but go 4 times a year to get a sense of reality.

When Europeans bitch about being poor they have no idea.

Truly an unusual place to visit.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/09/14 01:29 PM

I too never suffered from the food but I resorted to trying to eat mainly in the hotel and stick with very sensible foods. I had to eat out several times but was sort of picky. Never a problem thank goodness. I did start to enjoy Kingfisher Beer though, even though I know it's not that good. Delhi x 3, Bangalore x 6 and Agra x 1. The first few trips were exotic but then the facade wore away and the poverty was so evident. I found the people wonderful, but would never take a woman into that world.
Cheers,
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/09/14 02:22 PM

Been for a run today. Great after the jet lag from fyling back from Bangkok
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/09/14 04:12 PM

Took Milligoon over to collect his repaired roadster: seems it was a cable fault.

I didn't stroke a spanniel, didin't buy anything and returned!

Cold run over, thankful for my heated waistcoat, cloud on the A46 between Bath and the M4.
The return was perfect, came back via Old Sodbury, Castle Coombe, Chippenham Devises and home. The Sat Nav never sets this as a rute but it is the most traffic free and predictable.

Home for Lunch!!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 13/09/14 09:09 PM

Return trip to Williams to meet up with Cain.
There's a lovely Europa in the back of the workshops - which have grown a lot since I was last there a few months ago!

Inspected sample of Cain's new front spoiler - I am impressed, it is a very nice piece of work...
Now to get the bumper off and do some measuring (except swmbo wants to go out tomorrow...).
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 07:51 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Return trip to Williams to meet up with Cain.
There's a lovely Europa in the back of the workshops - which have grown a lot since I was last there a few months ago!

Inspected sample of Cain's new front spoiler - I am impressed, it is a very nice piece of work...
Now to get the bumper off and do some measuring (except swmbo wants to go out tomorrow...).


What time were you and Cain there? I arrived at 10:45 and left at just before 12. It would have been good to both meet and see Cains new spoiler/valence.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 10:22 AM

Cain is confined to barracks (Shed) now until I get my valance.

I had a great short coastal run yesterday with my 80 year old Dad who was difficult to load and unload.

More runs today and then longer ones Monday and Tuesday to plan to arrive for first service at 1000 miles. Panhard rod and brake reaction bars ready to fit.

Loving 4/4 driving.
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 10:24 AM

The Morgan Owners Club of Australia Club run in Sydney. 14 Morgans and few tin tops set of at 10am from Berowra just north of the city heading further north to Norah Head on the central coast for a picnic lunch. The run went via the Old Pacific Highway and the back streets of Toukley with a planned morning tea stop. The usual Sunday traffic but with rather more bikes (motor and push) than you would like. For me a 344K trip door to door in magnificent spring weather - not a cloud and 21 degrees. drive
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 11:34 AM

Off to birthday BBQ in Swindon for Phil Cripps & Brian Miller.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 12:30 PM

Last night - a good spirited run in the Plus 8. Took the freeway down to Winter Park for a visit at a pub, and back home. Winter park is an upscale suburb of Orlando with tree lined streets, boutiques and cafes. Perfect place for the Morgan.

The wife had to work and she worked quite late. I was home after dark and she was still at work.
Posted By: NewRoad

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 02:46 PM

Drove out of Birmingham city centre and 25 miles home into the depths of countryside all after dark with the hood down.
Senses on overload: - in the city hearing the noise and seeing the bright colourful lights then ending along silent country lanes only lit by moon, starlight and the headlamps which emphasised the sensation of speed.
For anyone who has not driven with the hood down at night I can only recommend they get out and do it before the cold of winter arrives - you won't regret it.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 04:45 PM

Autumnal picnic in Clumber park with Linmog today

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Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 05:04 PM

Cold out today only 70 miles but roof down all the way
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 07:45 PM

Yup

Post leather screen liners and fitting latest screen seals took it out for a circuit as you do just in case bits of neoprene fell off you understand.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 08:42 PM

Peter: you missed Cain by about 20-30 minutes and me by some 15 minutes more. I would have gone down earlier had I known you guys were going to be there.
I am very impressed with the valence quality and style.
Will be measuring up the front of my 4/4 this week. smile
Donald: I think you might be getting a phone call.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Peter: you missed Cain by about 20-30 minutes and me by some 15 minutes more. I would have gone down earlier had I known you guys were going to be there.
I am very impressed with the valence quality and style.
Will be measuring up the front of my 4/4 this week. smile
Donald: I think you might be getting a phone call.


I think I need to be having another chat with Cain as well!
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 10:09 PM

Breakfast at Shoreham airfield, early morning blast over the South Downs and back. 1800 miles in three months with the Plus 4, I must review my capped mileage for insurance!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 10:31 PM

Originally Posted By Jays


I think I need to be having another chat with Cain as well!


I think you do, they look very sexy, I think mine is in the press. laugh
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 14/09/14 10:41 PM

Originally Posted By tuftie66
Breakfast at Shoreham airfield, early morning blast over the South Downs and back. 1800 miles in three months with the Plus 4, I must review my capped mileage for insurance!


You and me both
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 02:11 AM

Usual Sunday run around the neighborhood with the 38 DHC. It's off to a show later this month, the 28th, in St Michaels MD. This is out on the eastern shore of Maryland. Absolutely gorgeous.
Posted By: MGDave

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 12:54 PM

It's Monday so it's off to meet my MG friends for lunch,20 miles round trip, haven't done much since returning from Watkins Glen except clean off all the bugs and grease the front end. Leaving Friday for Niagara on the Lake, Irish pub Friday night, wine tour Saturday and British Car Day Sunday. This is advertised as the largest one day British car show in North America,usually get over 1200 cars and up to 30 Morgans. Plus it never rains on BCD!!!!
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By MGDave
Plus it never rains on BCD!!!!

Not a bit like Britain, then!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 02:08 PM

It may snow though!
Posted By: MGDave

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 03:47 PM

Not too keen talking about SNOW
We had enough last winter to last us for quite a long time.
snow
Today it's around 14C the forecast for the weekend 24C blue sky and a few clouds. sunny
Perfect!!!!
Posted By: MGDave

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 03:56 PM

Just a reminder about the white stuff

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Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 05:04 PM

Thats not snow it a light frost
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 15/09/14 05:16 PM

Dave, I know home is home, but snow is a major reason why I kept moving south. NY to DC to Atlanta to Orlando. Morgans are year round in Florida.

It's 90F (32C) with blue skies in Central Florida today.



Cheers,
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 04:15 PM

Bute to Rest and be thankful. Loch Lomond to Perth.


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Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 04:17 PM

Fabulous. Why two front plates & no rear ones?
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 04:26 PM

Look again John and twiddle the contrast knob.
Posted By: MGDave

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 04:38 PM

Priceless
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 05:22 PM

heavy jacket and a hat I was in the garden in shorts. its still summer on loch lomond must be the southern in you

Nice photos
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 06:21 PM

I will remove one plate on front tomorrow. 1000 mile service. Must stop wearing jacket and take a spoonful of cement! Must be a record 1000 miles in Scotland and the roof never up!
Posted By: WR142LL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 06:36 PM

Wow, 122 pages to my little topic now grin2

So,"yes", drove Henrietta to the end of the driveway for a little nipple greasing and leather renpur-ing then back into the garage. 20 feet in total rofl

Oh, and found I've worn a hole in the door-side driver's seat bolster (if that's what the edge bit is called irked.), Another trip to Williams to see what magic Austin can weave.

Cheers
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
Bute to Rest and be thankful. Loch Lomond to Perth.


Wot No Splitter! laugh2
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 09:05 PM

1000 miles no roof and the rest of the week looking good.You still up for Sunday or saterday fish and chips? Pm
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 09:34 PM

I recognise that laybye!

Jeremy I misread that as worm hole - I thought you must have a superfast entry / exit route.... grin2
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 16/09/14 11:51 PM

Dr Cain to visit tomorrow regarding valance health after Revolutions service and Panhard rod, brake reaction bars and maybe a bit of induction!

Fish and chips at Troon wee hurry or the like still on for our Scottish contingent or whatever we are after Thursday!!
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 17/09/14 07:34 PM

Thought you'd broken down in that middle shot, Donald. Y'know, just for old time's sake.. innocent
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 06:09 AM

Top shots!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 01:07 PM

Can't!

I'm in the USA, Aldermog is in the UK. Almost 2 weeks without Mogging...

Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 01:31 PM

Steve,

you are a bad man.

Drove my 4/4 to the car body shop and then drove Cain Poulton's hard core 4/4, much quicker vehicle altogether. My car has turned 1200 miles and still has the hood down.

Then we set about dry fitting his new final prototype valance, it looks amazing. Interestingly he has a factory Baby Doll valance and anyone can see his is better. So paint body colour now and then highlight the vents in matt black tomorrow and final fit, I have a feeling that there will be some orders rolling in. To show what a perfectionist Cain is he drove from Cambridge to Scotland to ensure it was bang on! So I am the willing Guinea Pig. Happy Morganeer.

Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 01:43 PM

Pictures please
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 01:47 PM

Cain is great to deal with. I worked with the prototype bonnet stays for him...another great product he's done and at some stage I'll fit one of his valances to my Roadster.

So McDonald........photos as soon as you can please!!!
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 03:33 PM

Peter - "in the USA" ?? Anywhere near Orlando?

Cheers,
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 04:53 PM

200 metres! From the garage to home where I managed to wax the left hand mudguards before it started raining. Then back to the garage.

There is nothing as good as washing and waxing the car to bring on a good bit of rain banghead
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 05:01 PM

Not raining today in central Florida. Actually quite nice. Low humidity. I picked up the 85 Plus 8 from the trimmers, and towed it home. Then drove it into the garage. Some assembly required. Took the red 86 Plus 8 out to the grocery store. Bought some flowers for the wife. She left out of here this morning in a huff, ranting about work. So a white carnation and two Plus 8s.

Cheers,
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 05:15 PM

Before and during wait till tomorrow for more

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Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 07:06 PM

Nice.
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 07:12 PM

Looking good. thumbs
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 08:11 PM

Good aren't they??
I was impressed with the workmanship thumbs
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 09:15 PM

Tremendous attention to detail, can't wait for tomorrow afternoon and fitting in body colour.

Has anyone else fancied attaching some Samco hoses to the vents then a Y piece and route to the air box for cold air.
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 09:43 PM

I have run scoops on all my trads (except Series 1 4/4s) but do like the look of these. Has any thought been given to an integral scoop for cooling? Or ducting the two holes to a scoop like thing? Perhaps not needed in the UK, but here in Florida, one needs all the cooling one can get.

Cheers,
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 10:46 PM

Don, that valance is lovely. I've been planning to add one as the lighter-engined cars are prone to a bit of front axle lift in cross winds.

What mounting points does Cain's design use at the front and back edges?

Thanks
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 18/09/14 11:49 PM

Yes Yes Yes, Picture perfect in Perth (Australia) today and drove the Morgan to work for the first time since May.

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Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 12:37 AM

Well done old son. Spring time in Perth WA - fantastic woohoo
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 12:56 AM

Thanks Gary, it felt good as well, Looking at 30 degrees tommorrow, then rain. Hopefully will get a longer drive on open road this weekend, after I lay 75sqm of new turf out the front thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 06:52 AM

Would be perfect if it wasn't for Elisabeth Quay!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 07:51 AM

Cain's valance will go to a new thread but there are two bolts already there at each side of the radiator, then tow tabs which come up and bak to bolts and 3M tape at the edge for good measure. British today and proud, going to drive my British (English) car, sunny here.
Posted By: Cain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 09:42 AM

Wednesday and Thursday, I drove there and back with no Passport needed to get back!!!
Great fun on the twisting winding undulating roads, Quite a change from the straight road'ed flat lands with the horizons for miles!

Nice to make new friends!
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 04:28 PM

Hatches Matches and Dispatches or Births Marriages and Deaths.

Births

To Cain the gift of a son. Father and baby doing well although baby is in Scotland which I am pleased remains british. Father has returned to the sub tropical south.

Sorry the light was poor but will get better pictures.

Had a great drive, sure the car feels better!!!





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Posted By: HJP

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 05:15 PM

That looks great , finishes it off perfectly smile
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 05:44 PM

Loving Panhard Rod and brake reaction bars. Liking sleek look, now need more horses. Air ducting has to help.

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Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 05:52 PM

Can't wait for mine.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 06:05 PM

Very nice, not in to black cars, due to ex company car being black and not in to cleaning and polishing cars just driving but it never looked clean.
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
I now need more horses. Air ducting has to help.


Great pictures Donald.

Good luck with the quest for those horses. Others here will shoot me down, but If you go the classic air intake/filter/exhaust route you can spend money on a Sigma car to very little effect. Because this doesn't address the weak link in the standard set-up.

What you have is half a Yamaha-designed race engine, with a designed-to-the-lowest-cost Ford induction system. It's why throwing away the plastic inlet plenum and sticking on throttle-bodies works so well on these little engines.

...Then it's time to look at getting in more cold air and getting the exhaust out (manifold, sports cat, shorter resonator/sports exhaust/side exit etc)
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By twotribes
Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
I now need more horses. Air ducting has to help.


Great pictures Donald.

Good luck with the quest for those horses. Others here will shoot me down, but If you go the classic air intake/filter/exhaust route you can spend money on a Sigma car to very little effect. Because this doesn't address the weak link in the standard set-up.

What you have is half a Yamaha-designed race engine, with a designed-to-the-lowest-cost Ford induction system. It's why throwing away the plastic inlet plenum and sticking on throttle-bodies works so well on these little engines.

...Then it's time to look at getting in more cold air and getting the exhaust out (manifold, sports cat, shorter resonator/sports exhaust/side exit etc)

Yesssss!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 19/09/14 08:51 PM

Absolutely!!!!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 03:58 AM

Great pics and the black grille looks the business!
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 09:56 AM

That does look nice. Looks like it's always been there. thumbs
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 10:52 AM

looking good...
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 11:36 AM

Originally Posted By twotribes
Originally Posted By donaldosaurus
I now need more horses. Air ducting has to help.


Great pictures Donald.

Good luck with the quest for those horses. Others here will shoot me down, but If you go the classic air intake/filter/exhaust route you can spend money on a Sigma car to very little effect. Because this doesn't address the weak link in the standard set-up.

What you have is half a Yamaha-designed race engine, with a designed-to-the-lowest-cost Ford induction system. It's why throwing away the plastic inlet plenum and sticking on throttle-bodies works so well on these little engines.

...Then it's time to look at getting in more cold air and getting the exhaust out (manifold, sports cat, shorter resonator/sports exhaust/side exit etc)


All of the above plus a supercharger...
Or get a +4??
Posted By: JB62

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 07:13 PM

Had a really nice drive today up to Oxford, across to Farringdon- lunch in Warnborough Then back to Reading.

Stopped at a lovely piano shop in Farringdon- mistake - as SWMBO bought a new piano.

Decided not to use the rack to transport it home. Didn't have bungees with me.
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By JB62
Had a really nice drive today up to Oxford, across to Farringdon- lunch in Warnborough Then back to Reading.

Stopped at a lovely piano shop in Farringdon- mistake - as SWMBO bought a new piano.

Decided not to use the rack to transport it home. Didn't have bungees with me.


I think. You would need to put the roof rack on for that! laugh2
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 07:24 PM

Yep and again tomorrow weather great for this time of year
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 07:54 PM

I'm stuck in rural Pennsylvania.. Happy Valley between Bellefonte and College Station and the roads would be just perfect for a run in the Morgan!
The weather is perfect, altogether it
adds new meaning to the word frustration....!
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 08:36 PM

You need a call out to see if there are any local owners so you can get your local fix! drive
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 09:32 PM

The DonMog car trial today. A great afternoon. The only fly in the ointment was that SWMBO beat me by 1 point.
Posted By: recycled-teenager

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 20/09/14 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By Paul F
The DonMog car trial today. A great afternoon. The only fly in the ointment was that SWMBO beat me by 1 point.


You were obviously being a gentleman toff
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 03:31 PM

Met Mutley at Wemyss Bay then drove to Girvan to meet Donaldosaurus. Went to Troon for fish & chips at the Wee Hurrie. Great drives and brilliant weather. The chippy deserves its accolades. Short day but great fun.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 03:41 PM

Checked the tyres pressures etc & then drove round the Chilterns for some air.
Going past a blower Bentley going the other way in Wendover.
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 03:55 PM

Glorious drive down to Exmouth in Devon, just like a summers day.
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Met Mutley at Wemyss Bay then drove to Girvan to meet Donaldosaurus. Went to Troon for fish & chips at the Wee Hurrie. Great drives and brilliant weather. The chippy deserves its accolades. Short day but great fun.


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Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 05:10 PM

Great day weather and company could not have been better,Now sitting in the garden enjoying a beer
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 07:14 PM

First glance, Donald's car looks very deep green. I can assure everyone it is BLACK.
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 08:18 PM

Superb drive out today to Snowdonia & back via the Conwy Valley. Saw a lovely Rolls Royce Silver Ghost & numerous Austin Healeys, Frogeyes & Midgets which I later learnt had been up at the top of The Great Orme at Llandudno.

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stars
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 08:32 PM

Only as far as Prescott today...
Posted By: tuftie66

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 10:35 PM

A 272 to Petworth, Chichester Marina, run along the South coast, through the Brighton tunnel and home, no other Mogs sighted but nice wave from a drop top TVR.
Posted By: vMog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 21/09/14 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By Digimap
Yes Yes Yes, Picture perfect in Perth (Australia) today and drove the Morgan to work for the first time since May.


Reminds me of the old times when I used to travel to Perth [sigh]
Posted By: Alexander

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/09/14 12:52 AM

I visited the Kop Hill climb today. Much better weather than Saturday!



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Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/09/14 02:00 AM

Looks great Roger....
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/09/14 03:24 AM

Thats not on the edge of Loch Ness is it Donald, sure looks like Nessie in the background innocent
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/09/14 03:27 AM

I will be in your locale on 12th October VMog, hope you provide similar weather wine
Posted By: nputtick

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 22/09/14 11:26 PM

200 mile run to Cambridge on Saturday in drizzle, top up, down the A19/A1/A14. 250 mile return trip on Sunday, much better weather, top down, via Ely/Spalding/Lincoln/Humber bridge/Beverley/Malton/Helmsley and home. Mostly A and B roads, a wonderful drive!
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 23/09/14 06:55 PM

Originally Posted By recycled-teenager
Originally Posted By Paul F
The DonMog car trial today. A great afternoon. The only fly in the ointment was that SWMBO beat me by 1 point.


You were obviously being a gentleman toff


smile
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 09:44 AM

A short trip into Dartmouth yesterday and spotted a rather nice looking Bitter (UK) in the Boatfloat car park in Silver.

Quite nice and rarer than a Morgan, German built I believe.
Reminiscent of some Ferrari 2+2's.
Posted By: Chris Cosher

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 12:44 PM

Nice little trip from Christchurch (Dorset) to Harwich mostly in the rain with roof up 200Miles,bumpy crossing to Esjberg (denmark)and then hood down and another 200miles to the straits 20 minute ferry and then 130miles to Vallda (sweden) car is Home again (well one of the homes)
good trip car behaving well now up to 75 thousand miles.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 04:22 PM

No, but Caroline took Aldermog out for her first solo drive since I fitted the shallow steering wheel boss and wooden under seat runner rails.
Prior to that she had been a reluctant driver.

The result is that she can now operate the clutch properly without having the steering wheel in her face and see the wing top lights, the two main reasons why she avoided driving it.

She came back with that silly "Mog Driven Well" look. happy3

What have I done? I fear Pandora's box has opened, but now she can drive back from a Noggin or three!! exting
Posted By: meabh

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 04:27 PM

Good to see another one being well used Chris.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 05:53 PM

Time for his 'n' hers Mogs Peter?? grin2
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Time for his 'n' hers Mogs Peter?? grin2


Great idea Graham.

As a Scientist, Peter will no doubt require a 'control' car against which to benchmark all his various & planned handling, engine and braking modifications. Without a car for Caroline, how will he know if his one is REALLY any better?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 06:48 PM

As a scientist Peter, whilst agreeing with the logic of the argument, also knows that some projects never make it past funding review.
A "control" morgan is one such project.
Posted By: titus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 26/09/14 08:42 PM

Week in Winchester with grandchildren doing the school run in the Morgan.
Joys of the 4 seater!
Great drives around Hampshire.
Could not believe how quiet the A30 was from Winchester to Salisbury.
Back in the 1950's I remember it being one long queue when it was the only road to London from the far west.
Great to have the roof down for most of the week.
Titus
Posted By: RogerS

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 03:27 PM

30 miles to a local track to experience a V8 paddle-shifted Aston Martin. Preferred the trip back in the 4/4.
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 03:55 PM

15 miles to Renfrew to pick up a duvet I had left at the side of the other car when I was hoisting my wife's scooter in. Old age doesn't come alone! Someone handed it in, well done Renfrew.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 05:50 PM

Lucky you didn't leave it in Yoker!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 06:09 PM

Salisbury to Weymouth.
Line up of Mogs 20 or so Mogs from the New Forest Centre

Plus "rolling thunder" from about 450 Harleys parading into town, from the New Forest Chapter of the Harly Owners Group, or HOGs.

All in aid of collecting money for a charity that looks after disadvantaged kids. Great day, good cause and met a couple of new Mog Owners, one of whome lives but 10 miles from me. Good to meet you Andy!

Photos posted seperatly.
Posted By: SteveT

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 07:34 PM

Forest of Dean to Ledbury via Williams! Yes I know, but good weather, other half at work so time for a run out.
Spaniel duly stroked, good look round at some lovely new cars and a chat.
The more I use my 4/4 the better is seems to be. I think I've done more miles in 6 months of ownership than the PO had done in years!
Steve
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 08:11 PM

know the feeling in mileage vs PO.
They need driving!!!
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 08:26 PM

Drove about 12 miles to see one of my brothers, on the way through the 40 limit noticed a sports bike behind lining up for an overtake. The roads is quite twisty with some up and down bits, as we hit the national speed limit sign I clogged it the bike stayed with but couldn't pass, when we got to a decent straight I moved in to the edge and waved him through, as he passed he glanced over his shoulder to see what make it was and did a classic double take lol made my day. Oh I did have the black and silver dateless plates on rofl
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 10:06 PM

Your work pals will be watching you Keith!!! grin2

75 mile round trip to the Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford ploughing match today. Pulled into my local Shell station to find a local +8 at a pump - took me by surprise!
Then, when I came to leave the match, there was another Trad departing the blue badge park, large black poodle in passenger seat obviously enjoying the trip, small low loading trailer on the back with a mobility scooter on board. Car had the name Olive on the bonnet side, forget the reg apart from it being newer than mine ?575???...
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 27/09/14 10:32 PM

[quote=Graham, G4FUJ]Your work pals will be watching you Keith!!! grin2

Lol Graham stayed within the speed limit just out cornered him on every bend joy plates changed back now, just put them on to confuse my brother who hadn't seen the car before. Took his wife for a ride, she loved it so much wouldn't be surprised to see another MOG in the family drive love
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 09:40 AM

Always good to get another Mog into the family! thumbs
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 11:21 AM

Yep, magnificent day in Sydney so took off early down the Princes Highway south past Wollongong then up the steep twisting MacQuarie Pass. On to Bowral for lunch and a catchup with family then home by the "Fume" (Hume) Highway, fantastic. drive
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 04:46 PM

Changeable day here in SW Scotland. 1400 miles up now on the new 4/4 and worked out what the hood is for!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 04:56 PM

Went to Sywell. Cool at 08:00 but lovely on the way back
Posted By: madmax

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 05:04 PM

Originally Posted By John V6
Went to Sywell. Cool at 08:00 but lovely on the way back



I can vouch for that , good day out , the Spitfire was excellent as were the aerobatic planes and the ww1 dog fights and there were quite a few Mogs there as well !
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 05:23 PM

Peter you got lots of advice today from frm some very passionate Mog owners. I am sure your Mog will find you.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 06:25 PM

Just a nice ride with tlLB; out through Dawlish and Sheldon and back over the Halden Hills via Chudleigh. Oh and a stop for coffee at the Route 38 Diner.
coffee

Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 06:33 PM

No drive today sadly. Was going to take Nero over to the Autumn Show at Malvern but late morning recovering from a wild night with the Mousehole Male Voice Choir in Worcester......those guys know how to knock back pints!
Posted By: IcePack

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 28/09/14 07:05 PM

No drive today either as spent most of the day trying to get Hard Top to fit. I was hoping to get it adjusted lift it off & hang it up ready for winter and then go for a drive with no hood fitted at all as it is so warm. Been a great year for Morgan motoring smile as I us the car as much as possible including commuting.
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 29/09/14 09:10 PM

Returned home this afternoon from a long weekend in the Morgan - 290 miles including the "Cat and Fiddle" plus a little motorway excursion for a boat trip on the Anderton Lift. A grand weekend away with glorious weather.
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/09/14 07:56 AM

On Sunday really - took the Morgan and swmbo to Wisley gardens. Trying to avoid the congested M25 and M4 resulted in a bit of a detour innocent
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/09/14 08:16 AM

Oh yes, yes, yes to Exeter this morning roof off after 10 days withdrawal whilst on hols in Kos, super BIG grin drive
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/09/14 02:02 PM

Spotted Moggo's car on the Embankment in Dartmouth whilst on an errand earlier today.
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/09/14 05:07 PM

Alis is trying out some progressive contact lenses and we had to go to the optometrist today for her second trial of about 3 hours. The optometrist is about 30 km away then we continued on for another 50 km up one of the pre-alp valleys and back. A lovely drive following the river followed by a short visit to the town of Sondrio, a place that is always a pleasure to visit. http://www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/1548.pdf

Anyway, despite the cloudy day it was a pleasant round trip of about about 160 km.

The progressive contacts? Alis is over the moon. She has taken to them and finds their use absolutely natural. She says it is like getting her eyes back (the way they used to be). On Thursday there will be an 8 hour trial and then, if all is ok, she will start using them all the time.
Posted By: Brum Rum

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 30/09/14 07:21 PM

Great drive down to Duxford . About 150 mile round trip top down in the (hazy) sunshine. Not been there for a while and it seems to get better each time. The collection of aeroplanes is tremendous and I was lucky that a Spitfire uk was doing circuits and beating up the airfield most of the afternoon. Must go again soon!

Andy
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 07:54 AM

Enjoyed a starlit ride home from work last night, got to finally test out the heated windscreen which seems okay once it gets some breeze assist managed to avoid a bit fat badger....
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 08:55 AM

Driving to Cheltenham today ahead of going to the factory on Saturday
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
Driving to Cheltenham today ahead of going to the factory on Saturday


You will need the hood up overnight from the sounds of it, see you tomorrow.
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By milligoon
...managed to avoid a big fat badger....


Well done - quick reactions needed!

By the way, Mr badger wasn't fat, they are pure lean muscle.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 10:20 AM

Well done on avoiding the badger

One if our salesmen wrote off a brand new Mondeo a few years ago hitting a badger at 50MPH

It could make a mess of a Morgan
Posted By: Gulf44

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 01:26 PM

I just did a 10 mile round trip to buy a packet of biscuits ... ;-)

Tomorrow I'll be driving Leicester to Holyhead - Dublin to Waterford.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 02:53 PM

Cheltenham?
Is this an invasion? laugh2
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 03:27 PM

We're just about to leave to go to Cheltenham too, but as advised on another thread we'll be in Big Red! grin2
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 04:04 PM

Missed the badger! Reminds me of a story of a friend of my son.
She swerved to miss a rabbit, hit a rock in the grass at the side of the lane, damaged the front wheel, spun her car and hit the rabbit with the back wheels.
shocked2
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 08:18 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Missed the badger! Reminds me of a story of a friend of my son.
She swerved to miss a rabbit, hit a rock in the grass at the side of the lane, damaged the front wheel, spun her car and hit the rabbit with the back wheels.
shocked2


Doh! stars
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Missed the badger! Reminds me of a story of a friend of my son.
She swerved to miss a rabbit, hit a rock in the gra sick2 ss at the side of the lane, damaged the front wheel, spun her car and hit the rabbit with the back wheels.
shocked2


Hope the rabbit appreciated all of the effort! sick2
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 03/10/14 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire
Originally Posted By Budster
Missed the badger! Reminds me of a story of a friend of my son.
She swerved to miss a rabbit, hit a rock in the gra sick2 ss at the side of the lane, damaged the front wheel, spun her car and hit the rabbit with the back wheels.
shocked2


Hope the rabbit appreciated all of the effort! sick2


That was an expensive meal...

Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/10/14 02:42 PM

Short run but cold ,two weeks ago out in shorts and T-shirt this week flying jacket daft hat and heating on full blast
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/10/14 03:05 PM

Lovely run out this morning to Dearnford Lake just outside of Whitchurch for a breakfast classic car meet organised by the TR club and joined by many others. Met up with the Kev44, Red3W and a few other Morgan owners. Nice little run up to Peckforton Castle and home.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/10/14 03:22 PM

Went to Brooklands for the Morgan day. Great fun 7 fantastic autmnal sunny weather.
Posted By: rainbowj

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/10/14 06:02 PM

I went to the classic day at Castle Coombe, great day, but I drove the CR-V because my eldest son says I drive too fast in the Morgan! I wept all day seeing the great cars and I came in a CR-V. That's the last time I take him to an "event". He is 42 not f-----g 82 says her indoors.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/10/14 06:39 PM

Great run over the moor to Princetown for the customary heart attack on a plate and return - nice and fresh but topless and shirt sleevable.

On exiting the jail area I picked up and followed a Red MGesque 1930-40 shape type thing (pretty) with 1500 HRD as the only badging on the rear spare wheel - any ideas - I thought HRD were synonymous with Vincent motorcycles or is this a special with an HRD p/u.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 05/10/14 07:00 PM

Lucky to see a Morgan owner today at the Clipston steam engine rally , he had just bought his first Morgan the day before ! CVH engine with one carb , in slightly used looking condition but actually looked very nice in conaught green.
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 10:42 AM

A long weekend Monday in Sydney today so up early and off through the Royal National Park south of the city along Lady Wakefield Drive. Followed Lawerance Hargrave Dirve to Stanwell Tops for a breakfast/coffee stop then home via Princes Highway.
Very little traffic and home by 9.30am. 73 Klms of fun Morgan driving and she ran like a gem now that I have sorted an electrical gremlin. drive
Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 03:14 PM

Got back Tuesday night from a Concours at St Michaels on the eastern shore of Maryland. Highly recommended region if you are near Washington DC and like the waterfront and seafood. I took the 1938 DHC and was in the Pre War Sports Car class. This usually means the little Morgan is placed with the likes of Delahayes, Delages, Bugattis and so on. Hard to compete. Was lucky this time and came in 2nd to a Steyr 220. A wonderful Alvis 25 was pulled out of the class for a special award. I suspect that helped me.
Steve Beer, of CMC Enterprises, the Canadian Morgan dealer in Ontario was there with a Rolls Royce restoration client. We took the opportunity to photograph the two cars together. Highly amusing. Thought I would share.
Cheers,



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Posted By: MarkB

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 03:18 PM

Took the 1986 Plus 8 out today to get gasoline. The weather is 10 degrees F cooler than normal for this time of year and no humidity. Wonderful Morgan weather after lots and lots of rain. It has been so damp lately that the clutch was stuck and wouldn't disengage. Had to jack it up, start it in gear and hit the brakes to free it. All good now.

Cheers,
Posted By: meabh

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 05:12 PM

Fast run to Rodez aeroporte today----Lovely.
Posted By: Gulf44

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 08:33 PM

Yes:

YouTube
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 08:41 PM

Nice video.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 08:47 PM

Nice bit of fun Gulf44 Waterford is a lovely county - well they all are in Eire or NI - I've spent many a happy day out there on business and pleasure.

The Irish have a unique way of combining these two events in my experience.

Enjoy the rest of your trip and post again if possible. thumbs
Posted By: Gulf44

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 08:56 PM

Cheers.

First time using the GoPro too, will try to be a bit more creative next time laugh
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 06/10/14 09:24 PM

Very nice ride plus the soundtrack fits very well to the landscape and mood.
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 02:13 PM

Please forgive me I did drive the Morgan with the roof up in sunshine today for the first five miles. This was due I gave her a wash before leaving and did not want to fold a wet hood away.the next sixty miles food down.
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By mutley
Please forgive me I did drive the Morgan with the roof up in sunshine today for the first five miles. This was due I gave her a wash before leaving and did not want to fold a wet hood away.the next sixty miles food down.


Forgiven smirk2 but only because of exceptional circumstances gloomy next time get up earlier cuckoo you are letting the side down oldgit
Posted By: donaldosaurus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 04:22 PM

Aye right John,

have you noticed in Scotland that two positives are a negative?

Your car looked immaculate when I saw it, great colours.

Keep getting the miles in.

D
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 05:56 PM

Drove mine with 5 he hood up into work

1 it was raining when I set out

2 I wanted to listen to my rear - it looks as if my Sunday session greasing the leaf springs has silenced it a lot.

3 I wanted to listen to my roof - it makes its own special noises where the velcro rolls around the roof bars.

Looking at the sky right now it maybe a starlit roof off drive home tonight.....
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By Gulf44
Yes:

YouTube

Nice video.

Makes me nervous though. All on the wrong side of the road scared
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 06:51 PM

Originally Posted By Gulf44
Cheers.

First time using the GoPro too, will try to be a bit more creative next time laugh


Love the vid and great soundtrack

Very therapeutic on a cold rainy evening

Can't wait for the weekend when I will mostly be drive
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By mutley
Please forgive me I did drive the Morgan with the roof up in sunshine today for the first five miles. This was due I gave her a wash before leaving and did not want to fold a wet hood away.the next sixty miles food down.


somestick haven't you heard of a chamois or flunky for drying!
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 07/10/14 10:25 PM

No need to make excuses. Roof up and aircon on when there is too much hot sunshine umbrella
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/10/14 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
No need to make excuses. Roof up and aircon on when there is too much hot sunshine umbrella


Don't have that problem in Scotland
Posted By: stevemag

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/10/14 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By Gulf44
Yes:

YouTube

Nice video.

Makes me nervous though. All on the wrong side of the road scared


Its on the LEFT side of the road better known as the Correct side ! ooo
uk Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat video englandwave
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/10/14 11:41 AM

Went for a drive yesterday. Went the longest way I could find to my destination. Over 40 miles to do a 4 mile round trip! It felt good!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/10/14 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By mutley
Please forgive me I did drive the Morgan with the roof up in sunshine today for the first five miles. This was due I gave her a wash before leaving and did not want to fold a wet hood away.the next sixty miles food down.


I'm thinking you have an easyup top.

I have a mohair stud fitting one on my current Plus 8 and unless you dry these out properly the inside gets the dreaded mildew spots and I have yet to find anyone with an answer to these.

Long answer sorry but if I wash it with the roof on I always keep it up for a long drying run without sidescreens, and sometimes that might be a very long one... drive

You are driving it year round which is the point really Good Man thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/10/14 12:37 PM

Just back from a drive around Kings Park. Not been at home much recently but great to take the Morgan for a run. What smiles.
Posted By: ajg141

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 08/10/14 06:09 PM

Glorious drive from Edinburgh up to Revolutions in Perth to see the cut-away Plus 8. Bright sunny sky, temp 9C when I left but with the heater on it kept my legs warm.
Hope it's a day like this when I return in early Nov for a service/MOT and a couple of wee mods.

Andrew
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/10/14 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By ajg141
Glorious drive from Edinburgh up to Revolutions in Perth to see the cut-away Plus 8. Bright sunny sky, temp 9C when I left but with the heater on it kept my legs warm.
Hope it's a day like this when I return in early Nov for a service/MOT and a couple of wee mods.

Andrew

Going to pop down to kip to see the car on display at the boat show
Posted By: madmax

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/10/14 06:34 PM

Yes I have ! Lovely journey - M25/M1 120 miles or so in the rain , contra flow , accidents, speed traps , etc etc , but in our first Morgan plus 4 duratec with Tb's and sports exhaust its great !
Posted By: Gulf44

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/10/14 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By Eric Gill Sans

Love the vid and great soundtrack


Glad y'all liked the soundtrack - available on iTunes by Marc O'Reilly. On my record label (shameless plug) ... cowboy

Human Herdings
Posted By: mutley

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/10/14 08:11 PM

Just in to glasgow , dark sky's but roof down all the way.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 09/10/14 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By madmax
Yes I have ! Lovely journey - M25/M1 120 miles or so in the rain , contra flow , accidents, speed traps , etc etc , but in our first Morgan plus 4 duratec with Tb's and sports exhaust its great !

You've finally bought one! thumbs
Now we need camera smile
Posted By: Budster

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 03:03 PM

Popped out in the sunshine to fill the 4/4 with petrol (1 mile away). Only took an hour before I arrived back home! Glorious.
drive

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
Popped out in the sunshine to fill the 4/4 with petrol (1 mile away). Only took an hour before I arrived back home! Glorious.
drive



At which point you had to go out again to get more petrol.... innocent
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 05:12 PM

Took that bronze Plus8 with Peter's name on it out this morning, roof down in the sun.....wonderful! Still tempted Peter? innocent
Posted By: deano

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Took that bronze Plus8 with Peter's name on it out this morning, roof down in the sun.....wonderful! Still tempted Peter? innocent


You must have one of the best jobs going. drive
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 05:24 PM

It was hard today Martin,it really was, two drives out in a Brooklands Three Wheeler, then the Plus8 and a couple of drives in a Plus4......in the sunshine!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 05:48 PM

Lucky man. I was under cosh from finance for budget reductions as always.

Roll on retirement!!
Posted By: madmax

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 05:58 PM

Drove the dark green monster to South Kilworth to over to Nick Potter who is a caterham 7 /duratec expert and does Morgans as well to have a look at the alterations to original spec and get his ideas on any engine upgrades worth investigating and yep there are a few interesting ones looking likely !! Roll on the next upgrade .
Posted By: Burgundymog

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 07:49 PM

Not today as working, they gave me a new Focus ST today. What a disappointment the seats were extremely uncomfortable to the point of being painful. It was as skittish as an Arab mare with the toque steer making it impossible to use all the power especially on the wet roads. Every time I booted it there was some kind of electronically produced engine/ exhaust noise piped in to the cabin, nearly drove me mad. Can't wait to get the 5 series Beemer back tomorrow.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 08:15 PM

Thank you,
That has ruled out a possible replacement for the Polo... (Not an ST, just a poor man's "economy" version!).
Posted By: John V6

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 09:03 PM

The boss has the Polo 1.4 S
A great go cart
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 09:44 PM

Yes, and as I'm finding with mine, the seating seems to match a go-kart... Have had a few rough weeks with back problems recently, some of which seem to be exacerbated by driving the Polo. The Mog is the most comfortable car I own at present, except that I couldn't depress the clutch pedal for a couple of days... So, need a different "shopping trolley"!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So, have you driven your Morgan today? - 10/10/14 09:52 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Yes, and as I'm finding with mine, the seating seems to match a go-kart... Have had a few rough weeks with back problems recently, some of which seem to be exacerbated by dr