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So have you driven your Aero today?

Posted By: Amrum

So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/05/16 09:22 PM

Thought it was time I stopped posting my daily drives on the Classic forum! winky
So far three days into the Ireland trip with swmbo and it's going well in spite of a lot of rain.
Great food and drink, and long walks in stunning scenery, and apart from a flat battery on the first morning, the car is going beautifully.
Lessons learned so far -
1. Don't ever complain again about South Glos Council's road repair failures! It seems the main roads in S Ireland are ok, but every time you drive into a town or village the road has not been maintained for years.
2. The towing fitting under the front of the S3 takes a hammering. Fortunately - so far! - the sump has stayed clear of speed bumps and other obstacles, but that tow fitting has taken a few hard hits.
3. The S3 hood is - so far - watertight. The windscreen wipers are just satisfactory.
4. Thanks to the previous owner's tip I have so far not filled the boot with water every time I've opened it - a cloth to clear the water off first works wonders! wine
5. I cannot count the number of times people have waved, photographed, thumbs upped, or stopped to talk about the car.
Even swmbo has been waving to people. I think she may be enjoying it! joy
Round Sheep's Head today, and Ring of Kerry tomorrow - weather permitting.
Photos will follow when we get back. No way of loading at present.

Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/05/16 10:27 PM

ah, many moons ago I did Ring of Kerry in a Maserati 430: it's excellent fun: enjoy!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/16 07:11 AM

Sounds great Rob.
I've done Ring of Kerry in a BMW 528 (pre-i) and on an R100RT...
Love the scenery. thumbs
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/16 01:43 PM

We had a company/customer event yesterday at Jean Christophe Novelli's Food Academy. If anyone needs to run a corporate hospitality event I cannot recommend this highly enough.


Winchester to Luton and back resulted in a good few photos. Luton Hoo hotel must have seen fifty+ people capturing it in car park.



Then the best of all. In the courtyard at JCN's home/acadamy and his wife and children come home. Both boys desperate to get at the car. So I handed over the keys to Mrs JCN and they had photos sitting in it. Totally made their day.


Mog's work better than Xanex. Almost as well as a big hug.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/16 07:16 PM

Drove my new one today! Now I just have to wait for the demonstrators to run their course and then I can get all the finishing touches done
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/16 09:04 PM

Great news, Shooter! Looking forward to hearing about it and seeing it.
We had a very wet day in SW Ireland - the rain was so heavy we forewent most of the Ring of Kerry and ended up on the Dingle peninsular getting soaked on a long walk.
Fabulous scenery albeit with very low cloud cover, but the Aero is coping well, and swmbo has started to refer to it as "our car" - all the Caterhams and the Roadster were always "your car"!
Tomorrow off to Tipperary - I know, it's a long way, but the Mog will love it, and hopefully the rain will ease a bit.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/16 09:06 PM

Alastair - that first photo is stunning! Beautiful car, great colour, and what a place to have an event.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/16 09:17 PM

Car looks absolutely fantastic, and what lovely settings for it. thumbs
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/16 12:09 AM

The best colour on an AreoMax - probably! smile
Posted By: howard

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/16 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By Amrum
and swmbo has started to refer to it as "our car" - all the Caterhams and the Roadster were always "your car"!


Always a good sign. But problems when you come to move on - I still get comments about how I sold her bike ( the Pan Euro ST1100 she was comfortable on) and her boat ( a Prout cat that didnt heel)
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/16 03:55 PM

First pic is great. I took out the rear of the other car.

Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/16 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By howard
Originally Posted By Amrum
and swmbo has started to refer to it as "our car" - all the Caterhams and the Roadster were always "your car"!


Always a good sign. But problems when you come to move on - I still get comments about how I sold her bike ( the Pan Euro ST1100 she was comfortable on) and her boat ( a Prout cat that didnt heel)


Good point! I can never get her back on a boat after a trip to Cardiff a few years ago when the forecast F2 to 3 was F5 on the nose. She got a lift home.
Still, another great day in the Aero from Tralee to Tipperary via Limerick, torrential rain at times, but a bit of sun in the afternoon, and some long walks in the Glen of Aherlow.
Didn't get the roof down today, but the car is proving a great tourer.
I think the refusal to start with a flat battery on day one was because the sat nav lead was left plugged in overnight. Surprising something like that could drain so much power overnight. I've made sure everything is unplugged since, and no further problems (touch wood). oops
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/16 07:31 PM

Stunning picture of the coupe.. love it!
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/16 03:36 PM

Glen of Aherlow to Rock of Cashel, then to Clonmel, Waterford and Wexford. Sun at times but again torrential rain showers whenever I was contemplating dropping the hood, so it stayed up all day. Last night in Ireland then ferry tomorrow and back home.
What a beautiful country, even in the rain, and we had expected to get some, so it didn't dampen our enjoyment. joy
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/16 04:07 PM

Took my swmbo sisters best friend who is Ukranian and has lived here for over 25 years out for a spin in the Aero. She loves sports cars and has had large fast motorbikes. She loved the car and just kept saying how wonderful it was, she commented that she was sat in the passenger seat grinning from ear to ear. She was very surprised how quick it was, and how well it cornered and was very impressed by the braking. woohoo
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/16 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Took my swmbo sisters best friend who is Ukranian and has lived here for over 25 years out for a spin in the Aero. She loves sports cars and has had large fast motorbikes. She loved the car and just kept saying how wonderful it was, she commented that she was sat in the passenger seat grinning from ear to ear. She was very surprised how quick it was, and how well it cornered and was very impressed by the braking. woohoo


What no photos for Jays!
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/16 06:27 PM

Nice drive out with my daughter to "The Squadron" at North Weald for breakfast with son in law and Grandaughter following in a Stag.
Putting on the miles and loving it!
Simon
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/16 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By Shooter
Drove my new one today! Now I just have to wait for the demonstrators to run their course and then I can get all the finishing touches done


Quite jealous really!

Any noticeable changes from the cream & burgundy demonstrator cars?
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/05/16 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
Originally Posted By Shooter
Drove my new one today! Now I just have to wait for the demonstrators to run their course and then I can get all the finishing touches done


Quite jealous really!

Any noticeable changes from the cream & burgundy demonstrator cars?


Well, I have discovered a terrible glitch that I will have to find a fix for! Only affects the cars with the infotainment system though and drivers that keep the roof down. Need to have a chat with the factory as I'm guessing Steve Morris may have the same issue with his and a fix already in the works.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/05/16 08:15 AM

Let me guess.....you can't see the info on the screen due to reflections?
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/05/16 09:20 AM

Yep, it is angled so the screen is tilted directly into the sun.

Needs 2 fixes, 1st it needs to be flat rather than tilted and 2nd it will still need a bit of a hood.

All my bike GPS units suffer a bit from it but the early ones had an optional hood and the newer ones have screens better suited.

The Parrot system I had in my S4 Aero was mounted flush so was OK with the roof off.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/05/16 11:11 AM

Looking at the unit it appears to be an ODM Parrot unit.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/05/16 12:18 PM

Such an obvious design fault. I really can't understand how it was allowed!
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 01:53 PM

A couple of pics from the Ireland trip.
The first is on Sheep's Head near the lighthouse looking west across Bantry Bay - with no rain!

and the second is on the Ring of Kerry - poured all day!

What a glorious country! Great walking, food, drink, and quiet roads, although the surface in towns was often very poor.
Can't wait to go back.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 02:41 PM


Fifty or sixty Mogs out and about today in south wales at the Taffmog Wicked weekend,i think a few might have strayed towards the sea side from HQ at Llandrindod.Just seen and waved to three while i filled up with fuel ready for a run tomorrow.

Em from sunny Saundersfoot.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 06:42 PM

Drove to Prescott via Taunton and picked up NigelP, roof down all the way causing up the M5 and then via Cheltenham after a pit stop at the Gloucester services for a coffee and p break. Then arrive a Prescott just before 10:00, 130 mile drive, parked up above the paddock and when I got out realised the slope was quite steep ooo scared. After a hour wandering about and taking pictures, some great cars there, decided it would be wise to try and move the Aero in case it rained and then we would never get out, going up. The car in front had gone so move forward and up and got half way and then lost traction. scared Luckily 2 kind gents offered to push and I made it to the top JUST! ooo After what felt like a 10 point giggle at the top to avoid the bank infront I gingerly went down and around into the upper paddock and asked very nicely if I could park my car on the flat where I could get out, luckily I was allowed to.

Left mid afternoon and went cross country via Cheltenham and Cirencester and down to Shepton Mallet, roof off, then we had to stop because of impending thunder storm. I chucked it down after I dropped Nigel off and I am pleased to say only 2 small drops of water came in joy, and no misting up. Dropped hood back down for last 15 miles.

Just checked the MPG after fill up and averaged 26.69, excellent I think, considering we had a few blasts and overtakes.

Off to the local Pecorama Car show tomorrow, so up early to wash of Rosie in Blue and hopefully will not have rain.

By the way I have discovered she if Jaguar Flag Blue Metallic which was the colours of the Ecurie Eccose race team in the 50's and 60's.
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 07:14 PM

Sounds like you had an exciting day out Adrian.
Posted By: howard

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 07:41 PM

Similar thing happened to me at Prescott Adrian. Parked on the grass facing slightly down hill and when it came to reversing back up to the tarmac the rear end crabbed sideways towards the car parked next door. Nailbiting but luckily it just gripped in time.

How do you manage 27mpg? I got 16 mpg on the last tank full and thats driving like Mother Teresa. OK there's a bit more power but not that much to account for the difference.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By howard
How do you manage 27mpg? I got 16 mpg on the last tank full and thats driving like Mother Teresa.


10k km - best of 8.6l/100km - worst of 14.2l/100km - average of 10.5l/100km. And I enjoy the car's full 370ps on a regular basis!

That doesn't really help does it smile
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 08:02 PM

Took mine out for a drive to see a few friends, lovely weather and great fun.. Even the emmergence of the eml didn't dampen my mood..much!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By Amrum
A couple of pics from the Ireland trip.
The first is on Sheep's Head near the lighthouse looking west across Bantry Bay - with no rain!

and the second is on the Ring of Kerry - poured all day!

What a glorious country! Great walking, food, drink, and quiet roads, although the surface in towns was often very poor.
Can't wait to go back.


Great pictures and boy how the colour of your car catches the mood of the weather on that day.

It is a wonderful country both parts of it and some of the friendliest most welcoming people on earth, I travelled both parts extensively on business and loved the trips. The oyster festival in Galway was truly memorable.
I was in Jurys hotel at Balls bridge Dublin the night Johnny Logan won the Eurovision song contest we were pi88ed for two days..
I must take the Morgan out sometime and show my wife some of it one day.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/05/16 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By howard
Similar thing happened to me at Prescott Adrian. Parked on the grass facing slightly down hill and when it came to reversing back up to the tarmac the rear end crabbed sideways towards the car parked next door. Nailbiting but luckily it just gripped in time.

How do you manage 27mpg? I got 16 mpg on the last tank full and thats driving like Mother Teresa. OK there's a bit more power but not that much to account for the difference.


Not something I will repeat in a hurry anywhere, I am usually very cautious about stuff like this.

Surprised you are getting low mpg, my F355 spider regularly returned 22-24mpg and I didn't hang around in it. The Testarossa was good for 20mpg, but plummeted to 10 on a track day.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/16 06:46 AM

Just calculated the fuel consumption on the Ireland trip, and over 960 miles it works out at 31 mpg. Admittedly a lot of the driving was very slow due to the road conditions and the weather, but still surprised me.
Posted By: howard

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/16 09:52 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By howard
Similar thing happened to me at Prescott Adrian. Parked on the grass facing slightly down hill and when it came to reversing back up to the tarmac the rear end crabbed sideways towards the car parked next door. Nailbiting but luckily it just gripped in time.

How do you manage 27mpg? I got 16 mpg on the last tank full and thats driving like Mother Teresa. OK there's a bit more power but not that much to account for the difference.




Not something I will repeat in a hurry anywhere, I am usually very cautious about stuff like this.

Surprised you are getting low mpg, my F355 spider regularly returned 22-24mpg and I didn't hang around in it. The Testarossa was good for 20mpg, but plummeted to 10 on a track day.


I was a bit surprised too! I thought it might be weight but its mid way weight wise between the 355 and the TR. About 100 bhp more than either and a different engine so maybe thats the reason. Mind you most of the time I drive in auto which leaves me in 6th gear at 2500 rpm.

The official factory figure is 18mpg and they are never pessimistic are they? In the end the fuel for maybe 2000 miles pa wont break the bank
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/05/16 06:00 PM

Did several one hour round trips over the weekend.... as always it attracts a lot of attention when parked. It's such a fat hot rod!

Just cleaned it, I love the look - but it is rather slab fronted. I think I have collected just about every insect species known to man on the front.

Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/05/16 08:23 AM

If Zika ever makes it to the UK we may have to take all the Mogs out to assist !
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/05/16 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By Alistair
If Zika ever makes it to the UK we may have to take all the Mogs out to assist !


drive
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/05/16 08:45 PM

well, not quite *my* Morgan, but had a run out in Williams' Aero 8 demonstrator.

Very nice... if the burgundy demonstrator was tangibly better than the cream one, then this production car a step better again.
The auto paddle shift works very well, with lovely throttle blips on downshifts.

& I took the roof down happy3
It's a couple of minutes' work.
& then a minute to put the poppers on the tonneau cover.

There's some good useable space in the storage area, even with the hood down.

joy


Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/06/16 10:36 AM

Mine doesn't blip on downshifts for some reason - is this something that could be adjusted somehow?
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/06/16 09:40 PM

Drove mine back from Berrybrook after finishing off the wheel refurbishment with new original decals and lacquer. They look brilliant, will try and post some pictures tommorow. Whilst up on the ramp James drained the gearbox oil and replaced it with the Fuch fully ester synthetic Synthtrans, great stuff makes 1st and 2nd easier when cold, did the same in my Roadster.

Drive home was good with roof off and easy gear changes. drive smile
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/16 10:56 AM

I drove mine out the garage to test if the EML was going to come back on. it did - so back it went laugh2 gloomy
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/16 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By Amrum
A couple of pics from the Ireland trip.
The first is on Sheep's Head near the lighthouse looking west across Bantry Bay - with no rain!

and the second is on the Ring of Kerry - poured all day!

What a glorious country! Great walking, food, drink, and quiet roads, although the surface in towns was often very poor.
Can't wait to go back.


Grey is such an underrated colour, it looks fantastic on the aero.
Simon
Posted By: Worthers +8

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/16 02:27 PM

Once I'd managed to get it to start we took our +8 out for a good run on B/H Monday.
Wow what an ego trip, the number of people that either waved or gave a thumbs up was incredible.
Stopped at a pub for a break and spent ages answering all the questions about the car.
So still driving with the same silly grin I had after the test drive!

Worthers +8
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/16 06:34 PM

Thats it - it is now under your skin. Any problems will be a bump in the road. Some bigger than others.

Welcome.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/16 04:36 PM

We both did...

Caroline drove to Stockbridge, I drove back.

She is smooth, controlled and refined. But works hard at it and after an hour is tired. But she is good and probably needs to drive tarka more, on her own....

I'm smooth, but less controlled and refined...unless I'm being a real hoon I don't work hard at it, but can drive for hours.

The "SS Plus 8" certainly respondes to a more "driven" style, by encouraging speeds that may not be appreciated by all.

I overtook a nice newish Mercedes E220 on the long straight out of Stockbridge.
There was a car comming the other way, but far enough away that it didn't matter unless it was Aeroman in his new toy.... evil

Clearly the Merc owner thought otherwise and as I pulled out into the other lane he braked, hard. At the same moment I floored Tarka and shot pased him in about 3 car lenghts. laugh2 laugh2

Caroline said the look on his face was priceless...along the lines of "how did he do that in such an old car" oldgit .

Perhaps my "bike overtake" procedure confused him, in that when I pull out into the other lane I'm at the same speed as the car in front, so I can always pull back. Then when it is clear I floor the car. In Tarka this causes an explosion of sound and a rapidly accellerating "old" car...

All good fun.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/16 05:05 PM

I think other road users are always a little surprised by 911 levels of acceleration from what at first appears to be a geography teacher's car. smile

Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/16 05:31 PM

I suspect it is more about being overtaken than the car, it is a lost art these days. Everyone closes up so no gaps to get into and as a result it becomes a chain of many cars and no overtaking. The westy was good for overtaking, it was small very light and massively fast which made squeezing into a gap easy.....I do miss it.😳
Posted By: Milt

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/16 08:32 PM

Car hasn't left the tiefgarage all week. In a couple of weeks we are spending the weekend at Schwangau, and Neuschwanstein Castle. This was the castle which featured in the ChittyChittyBangBang film. Should be good in the Speedster - and a test as its 1200km in one weekend.
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/16 09:14 PM

Right, definitely going for a tinkle on the valve springs in mine tomorrow. Lincolnshire look out here I come.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/16 09:19 PM

Me too, planning on a 7am blast around the Burnham bends in Essex.
Simon
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 05:35 AM

Originally Posted By simonjrw
Me too, planning on a 7am blast around the Burnham bends in Essex.
Simon


Watch out for those Essex late night bunnies grin2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 07:50 AM

Went to a post wedding party last evening...had to take Tarka.

As always lots of interest, but very surprised by the level of knowledge... one guest told me that the door locks are from the back doors of a 4 door Defender...not the front as I'd thought. Is it so?

The photographer and his wife knew exactly what Tarka is, but turns out they are TVR nuts...own a blue Tuscan Speed 6... so not really surprised.

Driving back in the dark through the leafy lanes, hood down of course, was a wonderful end to a great evening, and yes, the bride looked stunning!
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
one guest told me that the door locks are from the back doors of a 4 door Defender...not the front as I'd thought. Is it so?


He's right, the locks in the Defender front doors are inside the skin just like the locks on normal cars. Morgan uses the units from the back doors.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 08:59 AM

Peter be mindful of pheasants this time of year my son has just had his replacement car (for his other that was written off by a pheasant) lose a foglight to a pheasant in the space of a month! Foglamp on my desk awaiting a bit of trimming of the epoxy putty repairs.

I'd hate to see Tarka as part of a game pie!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By Milt
Car hasn't left the tiefgarage all week. In a couple of weeks we are spending the weekend at Schwangau, and Neuschwanstein Castle. This was the castle which featured in the ChittyChittyBangBang film. Should be good in the Speedster - and a test as its 1200km in one weekend.


PLEASE take lots of pictures!! That should look absolutely fantastic. :0)
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By milligoon
Peter be mindful of pheasants this time of year my son has just had his replacement car (for his other that was written off by a pheasant) lose a foglight to a pheasant in the space of a month! Foglamp on my desk awaiting a bit of trimming of the epoxy putty repairs.

I'd hate to see Tarka as part of a game pie!


Phesants everywhere!
I'm more worried by deer...dusk and dawn the big risk time. Driving yesterday I saw two deer bodies on the roadside.
Admitidley the chance of me being out at dawn is about the same as winning the lottery....but evenings are another matter.

Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 03:15 PM

I've been out and about today - beautiful weather here and a car that is just magical in the sunshine. I wouldn't swap it for anything. Seriously.

I have to take my son back to his school this evening - a 2 hour round trip. Great! laugh
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I've been out and about today - beautiful weather here and a car that is just magical in the sunshine.


Try it on a warm moonlit evening..for me even more magical! drive
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 08:21 PM

Unfortunately mine was still broken this morning! However a fiddle of the wires 'might' have solved the issue, in which case I hope to have her on the road again this week! drive
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/16 10:02 PM

I will be out in the GTN tomorrow to meet Mark (TasM3W)who is over from Oz
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/06/16 07:45 AM

Would love to see a GTN in the flesh one day, until then the Top Gear episode will have to do..not many Go Pro videos of Morgans on youtube!
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/16 06:08 AM

Drove the unclean and cobweb wearing Supersport into work this morning. I am off to see a friend after work who hasn't seen the car yet and is a British car enthusiast - as demonstrated by him owning a non-running Triumph Herald!!

Hopefully the garage will be back in action on Saturday - the car can be washed and I can tuck it away!
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/16 12:16 PM

I did some 80 miles the other evening through the sun set and into darkness. Fast wide open smooth roads with just a light sprinkle of other cars.....magical.

Always loved the night time driving in a convertible roof down, the sense of isolation and hightend sensory intake makes for an awesome experience.

Doing Scotland for 5 days in July, old military road and the western coast, so hoping for some night time driving and northern lights photography as well.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/06/16 09:32 AM

I picked up our CEO from Heathrow and took him to two customer meetings in the Coupe this week. He could not believe the baggage fitted in the boot.

He was laughing all the way and the customers got cars moved in the car park to let it be parked right in front of their office. People are so nice to Morgans.

He has now decided that his next car needs sidepipes.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/06/16 10:46 AM

I was acting all smug yesterday with regards to no leaks. I went back to the car yesterday only to find that because it has been packed across a steep sleep water had got in to the uphill leather covered sill. And the top of the windscreen bubbles lightly.

I stayed dry though on the drive home despite pouring rain!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/06/16 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By dodgyken
I was acting all smug yesterday with regards to no leaks. I went back to the car yesterday only to find that because it has been parked across a steep slope water had got in to the uphill leather covered sill. And the top of the windscreen bubbles lightly.

I stayed dry though on the drive home despite pouring rain!


This happened to mine - unfortunately badly marking the mulberry leather on the door. MMC re-trimmed the panel under warranty, for which I was very grateful to B&C and MMC. smile

I now take a storm cover in the car behind the seats and if I ever need to park it and rain looks likely, I will cover it up.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/07/16 05:44 PM


My son and his girlfriend were with us over the weekend, and the sudden improvement in the weather gave me the perfect opportunity to take her for a spin. drive
Sun, a beautiful blonde, a Morgan Aero - perfection! love
I felt very privileged. Shame they've now gone back to London.
Posted By: Rudolf

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/07/16 08:45 PM

Next 2 months no trips with Tango or with my BMW R1200GS.
I had a fall in a city bus in Budapest 2 weeks ago and as a result an operation to connect my biceps again in my right arm frown
Hopefully able to use my arm again during September.But to get my strenght back may take a couple of months more.

Rudolf
Posted By: lightsphere

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/07/16 09:01 PM

Sounds a very unusual injury but hopefully fixable, hope you are up an running again before the summer is over
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/07/16 09:21 PM

Blimey Rudolf shocked2 !
Get well soon thumbs
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/07/16 09:24 PM

That's why I don't like buses.

Get well soon
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/07/16 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Blimey Rudolf shocked2 !
Get well soon thumbs

+1 - That's terrible new Rudolf, I hope you make a quick and complete recovery. Please do keep us posted on your recovery. 👍
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/07/16 11:18 PM

Been using the aero all last week ... 1000 miles in 10 days 🤓

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Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/16 01:35 AM

Sorry to hear about fall, that sounds nasty, hope you recover quickly and get back to the Aero and your bikes soon. cheers
Posted By: Rudolf

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/16 06:23 AM

Thanks Lads.

100% recovery is the target.

Rudolf
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/16 07:04 AM

Good man Ian!
I don't recognise the beach, maybe never been to that bit, but I've just realised (apart from a flying visit to collect an Aunt from Belfast in the 80s) I was last over there in '69...
Really must rectify that - the family is little bit larger now! smile
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/16 09:16 AM

I had the S2 out yesterday. Wonderful.

I have to go to Paris Wed/Fri and am just considering if I take it. Either the comfy AUDI with the big Air/Con and autobox or the S2 with the lid down.

Feeling more like the S2 at this point.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/16 12:54 PM

I bottled taking the Supersport to work today due to mid 30s temperatures this afternoon. I learned last year it gets uncomfortable stuck in traffic. I might give it a go on Thursday.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/16 09:29 PM

Took the Aero for service today. Wonderful drive in perfect weather.
Looking forward to the drive back after Newtown's open evening tomorrow, and TOTH on Saturday. Summer has arrived.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/16 07:39 AM

Out in the GTN the last few days. Will be making the most of the weather that's for sure. Also had the Vingnale out with the roof down of course for a little blast too as it was MOT time.
Posted By: Malcolm Hoar

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/16 04:54 PM

Out in the Aero today drove from Arenzano to Nice top down all the way I nearly melted. joy
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 07:02 PM

In the end I realised the S2 was out of MOT on tuesday! Why is it there is never enough time in life to do things. So I took the Coupe! Life is good.


Stopped traffic and created zombies all around Paris as people gawped and stared. I figure it for a cellphone shot every 3 minutes !

Must had set off in excess of 40 car alarms in the hotels underground car park over the three days. 700 miles and 700 photos at a guess.

Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 07:23 PM

Got too drive my new aero today after a long wait.




Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 08:38 PM

Stunning car John, what a head-turner! Nearly everyone who saw it in the hotel seemed to take a photo. I was standing close to it today as I did something on my own car. A lady spectator asked me "Is that you car?" pointing at your car, "No, though it does belong to a friend" I replied, "He's certainly not the shy retiring type" she retorted! 😱

Enjoy it John, it really is quite something...
thumbs
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 08:48 PM

The colour reminds me of that three pointed chocolate. In Quality Street I think.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 08:53 PM

Sorry Dave, but that green is dull and flat! ooo Everything that Asbo's car is not imho? thumbs
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 08:55 PM

Fabulous looking Aero, you need to master packing that hood though John. You won't always have the MMC senior management team to help you. laugh2
Posted By: andymot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 09:57 PM

What a stunning looking car in Green and black - had heard about it but wasn't sure if it'd work - but boy it sure does! It even looks stunning parked at night in a hotel car-park - glowing in the half light it was..

Looks great going up the road too - and what a sound these cars make. Can only imagine the pride that owning such a great car must bring - well done!

Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/07/16 10:19 PM

Blimey !!

That's certainly eye catching. Looks really great. love
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 12:11 AM

No shrinking violet - but I love the bold green.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 05:27 AM

Was told about it on Fri night at the Swann Inn and so went into The Malvern on the Fri night to have a look ! We need more mad colours like this , excellent !
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 06:07 AM

[quote=asbojohn]Got too drive my new aero today after a long wait.



La déesse verte. grin2
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 06:18 AM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Got too drive my new aero today after a long wait.






I heard about your car when I got to Shelsley yesterday up in the top field. I went down to the paddock and I couldn't see any other Mogs parked there as all I could see was your stunning Aero!

I was in shock first of all but then I've realised how stunning that colour is - brave choice to have the vison but wow - what a gorgeous colour! What colour is that?

Lovely car, that is a complete head turner. I wonder how much server space will get taken up around the world with people taking photos of it very few seconds when it's out and about? thumbs
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 07:27 AM

At least if you're ever unfortunate enough to have a bump, the "sorry mate didn't see you" excuse won't stand up!
Outrageous colour for an outrageous car.....love it......

Simon
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 07:48 AM

Cheers guys

The colours Kawasaki Golden Blazed Green and obviously black. The dealer and factory laughed when I gave them the spec. Originally the black was going to be a wrap but the boys in paint decide they could paint the black and what a excellent job they've done. If you run your figure over the pinstrip you can't feel the difference.

So big thanks to the boys in paint.

I was asked twice within 20 minutes of parking up how much 2 tone paint was by people with aeros on order.

I think this is where MMC let themselves down at times as they don't use half of the skills the guys and girls have. My view they should show these skills off more especially for the show cars.

My view the aero is an outrageous car to start with so paint it to bring this out. I still can't get over the bland choice of colours the dealers pick for the demo cars
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 07:50 AM

Originally Posted By deano
Fabulous looking Aero, you need to master packing that hood though John. You won't always have the MMC senior management team to help you. laugh2


I'm not sure If they were an aid or an hindrance laugh2
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 04:15 PM

Had a practice and on my own I can manage getting the hood up in just on 3 minutes which I'm confident can be improved on.

With swmbo help its took 8 minutes 45 seconds. I think this will improve if she's getting wet


Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 04:23 PM

rofl
Or lead to you getting a heavier clout around the ear? grin2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 05:06 PM

John,

what a stunner..
Couldn't agree more about the bland, traditional colors many dealers have chosen.

Your black and "outrageous" combination should be a stranded option: I'd love to see it with a bright pearlescent yellow...!!

Enjoy!
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 06:18 PM

Everyone mentions the safe colours the dealers have chosen but then they have to easily sell them on!
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 06:21 PM

It'll be interesting to see how easy they are to move but then who am I to judge
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 06:43 PM

Talking to the guy from Newtown Motors - they had an Aero for sale at £95k so with the new price rise and a few extras the £84k price tag has shot up a bit.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 08:29 PM

Excellent thinking John, and a fabulous result.
The S5 has one of those shapes that'll take an imaginative colour scheme B-)

I've also specced a different coloured bootlid - which will be a wrap.
It's great to see the contrast working on a real car, rather than just in Photoshop.

===
I saw a delightful car at the factory last month - specced by KrazyHorse - in a french blue & tan/orange interior.
Very simple, Very bold. And quite stunning.
[& for the anorak, not an expensive spec either - standard colours, 18" wheels, manual & no airbags.]
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Everyone mentions the safe colours the dealers have chosen but then they have to easily sell them on!


The red one was very nice. Oakmere I think. Carpets were a bit soiled though...............
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/16 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By DaveW
Originally Posted By Jays
Everyone mentions the safe colours the dealers have chosen but then they have to easily sell them on!


The red one was very nice. Oakmere I think. Carpets were a bit soiled though...............


And slightly dented........ hide
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/07/16 02:17 AM

Nice to see another traditional two tone style rather than just the wings one colour and the body another.

The black on the wheels looks so much better than the graphite or the silver too!

Interesting that you went for the modern pinstripe. I've gone that route on motorbikes that I've had painted, where it's smooth and part of the standard paint but decided on the traditional, hand applied pinstripe over the top.

Did you ever see the video of the guys in India painting the pinstripe on the Enfields? Great artistry.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/07/16 08:12 AM

I love that, stunning car you must be delighted!
Posted By: Geordie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/07/16 06:37 PM

Absolutely stunning. Just wish I had the nerve & imagination.

Graeme
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/16 07:01 AM

Looks amazing... smile
Posted By: Boshly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/16 07:35 AM

As I said previously, stunning! The actual Kawasaki green you've used is what does it and the pinstripe sets it off. The thought and detail you've put in really shows. May you have many many happy miles.

Now if only you had another green car to complement it smile
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/16 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone it's been a long wait and I didn't realise how much I missed having an aero.

I was out last night and pulled into a petrol station to fill up and was asked it it was a new Bentley, then told by another you'd that it was a brilliant wrap. When I told him it was paint he was shocked.

To everyone currently speccing an aero please be brave.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/16 05:52 PM

I do wonder what its like pulling into a petrol station with the green monster , people must be starring in disbelief !
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/16 06:48 PM

That must be just so much fun! Especially with the noise from those side exits. You're so right, stark raving bonker colours are exactly what that car needs. Great choice. shades
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/16 11:49 PM

I'm off to America Friday for a motorcycle ride so going to have another couple of days blasting around in the Aero.

London first thing in the morning, up to Malvern for dinner in the evening and a poodle around Malvern on Thursday with a quick stop in the factory before coming back to pack.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/07/16 07:05 AM

Originally Posted By Shooter
I'm off to America Friday for a motorcycle ride so going to have another couple of days blasting around in the Aero.

London first thing in the morning, up to Malvern for dinner in the evening and a poodle around Malvern on Thursday with a quick stop in the factory before coming back to pack.


You do know that the factory is closed this week?
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/16 06:03 PM

Hi Jay, glad I didn't see your post as I would have not gone up to the factory.

I wanted to see if there were any roof rubbers for the GTN soft top as they deteriorate over time and luckily the parts shop was unintentionally manned.

Even better, a complete set of rubbers was available!

I was at the Malvern Showgrounds most of the day and as I was leaving saw another Aero in GTN colours parked up. Didn't see the front end, so couldn't determine easily if it was a series 2/3 or 4 but definitely not a series 1.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/16 06:13 PM

At Malvern Showground

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Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/16 10:36 PM

Glad you didn't see my post then! Phew!! I was to,d today that Mark Evans was in the factory this week in spite of the factory closure...so your lucky day.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/16 08:39 AM

Mines not been out for quite a while - I've been working on the X3 quite a bit as it arrived on fleet with a few issues - which has rather blocked by "man-leisure-time".

I'll try and get out in it this weekend but in the meantime - some clever iPhone app trickery

Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/16 10:40 AM

Shooter is the GTN softop the same as regular S1's? Looks great as always.

Ken thats a great effect, looks like an oldskool comic!
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/16 11:39 AM

All GTN's came with then hardtop. Some were specced with soft-tops as an extra. I know of 3 including mine have the soft-top.

I took the hard top off when I first got the car and keep it in the garage.

it looks better with the hard top I think but I like the wind in what's left of my hair laugh2
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/16 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By Jays
Glad you didn't see my post then! Phew!! I was to,d today that Mark Evans was in the factory this week in spite of the factory closure...so your lucky day.


Yes it was Mark I caught up with. It's very helpful Morgan policy to try and hire only people called Mark or James/Jay for those of us with poor memories rofl
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/16 12:03 PM

Originally Posted By NickCW
Shooter is the GTN softop the same as regular S1's? Looks great as always.



I forgot to answer about the roof type. It looks like a standard S1 hood of the later type so it doesn't fold down as flat as I would like and it has the MX5 style front clamps and the glass heated rear screen.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/07/16 11:56 AM

Thanks Shooter, interesting to know as I need a new roof on mine and could do with more headroom from a later style soft top roof - so knowing the hardtop fits over it is good as I must say I do love the hardtops on the GTN.
I desperately want to source one as I have seen one other series 1 car with one (racing car) and I love the look/practicality.

However I think my only option is to get some measurements and dimensions if Morgan have them and see if I can get one made..perhaps I will need to save up for a while!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 04:54 PM

Washed Rosie in Blue yesterday, dried her off and then tucked her up under her cover in the garage for the next 7 days. swmbo got up early and took me to Exeter Hospital, hopefully for the last of the heart re-plumbing job. So to let those that know me it went well and at this point I am angina free joy, I hope it stays that way and according to the excellent surgeon I should be pretty good now.

Happy Morganeering to you all
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 05:01 PM

Top man. You'll soon be back on the road with Rosie. thumbs
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 05:14 PM

Good news Adrian. Let's hope that's the last of it for the foreseeable future.
cheers
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 05:35 PM

Good news Adrian, speedy recover and as soon as your are fit, lets have a meet up.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 05:37 PM

Good news!
Simon
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 06:51 PM

Great news Adrian, do remember to ease up though.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 06:53 PM

Excellent news! joy
This news deserves a glass of wine
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 07:11 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Excellent news! joy
This news deserves a glass of wine


You can put mine on the post hide grin2
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 07:49 PM

Well done lad. Lets hope you can get back to polishing very soon.
wine
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 08:09 PM

Adrian - good to hear you are on the mend!!
Cheers!!
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 10:40 PM

Great to hear.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/16 10:56 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Washed Rosie in Blue yesterday, dried her off and then tucked her up under her cover in the garage for the next 7 days. swmbo got up early and took me to Exeter Hospital, hopefully for the last of the heart re-plumbing job. So to let those that know me it went well and at this point I am angina free joy, I hope it stays that way and according to the excellent surgeon I should be pretty good now.

Happy Morganeering to you all

Great news Adrian, get recovered quickly my friend as we have another Aero-meet due this month and you and Rosie are on the attendance list! cheers flag
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 02:39 AM

Originally Posted By Aeroman

Great news Adrian, get recovered quickly my friend as we have another Aero-meet due this month and you and Rosie are on the attendance list! cheers flag


Oo, oo I'm all exited now joy another Aero outing, whose in the chair? Thanks for everyone's good wishes. cheers
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 05:49 AM

Great news Adrian. Put all this behind you now. Did you get remap done will you were in being replumbed? grin2
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 07:41 AM

Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire
Great news Adrian. Put all this behind you now. Did you get remap done will you were in being replumbed? grin2


No I think I need a complete brain reboot after all this. ooo crazy2

By the way may be coming up your way late September if I remain well. We had to cancel the Spain/Portugal trip (maybe next May/June. So may go Mid to North Wales and Cumbria for a short break.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 07:58 AM

Salisbury to Anmering yesterday to see friends. Mike, retired a few years ago, is building a massive 00 Gauge model railway in their new house... Mike is a Southern Railway mine of useful and strange information and a modeller of considerable skill. He has published many books on the rolling stock of the southern and is, well, an expert!

The drive....

There: proper drive, hood down and partly along the south coast, great fun..as long as the camera van didn't "get" me. It was parked on an over bridge on the A27 and I was driving with the flow, but may have been a bit too close to 80...

Back: wet, very wet drive back, so A27/M27...Tarka is, again, filthy! But we stayed dry and warm.

Yes, Tarka is a good car for the modern road. Next week we are off to Ireland for a week.... should be interesting!
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 08:26 AM

great news Adrian thumbs

Hope you are back in the Aero soon.....

James
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J

Yes, Tarka is a good car for the modern road. Next week we are off to Ireland for a week.... should be interesting!


Where are you going in Ireland, Peter? We had a great week there in May, even if it was very wet.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 08:52 AM

Arrive in Rosslare, staying in Ennis: I've a meeting in Shannon on Wednesday, then back to Rosslare on Friday and home on Saturday.

So Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to explore a bit.

No doubt it will be wet, at times!!
Posted By: Roger-Cheshire

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire
Great news Adrian. Put all this behind you now. Did you get remap done will you were in being replumbed? grin2


No I think I need a complete brain reboot after all this. ooo crazy2

By the way may be coming up your way late September if I remain well. We had to cancel the Spain/Portugal trip (maybe next May/June. So may go Mid to North Wales and Cumbria for a short break.


Just keep getting well & then back to enjoying the Aero.

Let us know what your plans and we can sort something out. We have a happy band of welcoming TMoggers who welcome visiting Moggers! grin2
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 11:22 AM

Great news Adrian cheers
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 12:18 PM

Had the Supersport out yesterday to blow the cobwebs away - it didn't work - they're still stuck to the car!!

I've clocked 1800km this year - but it was tragic to find that when I filled up it was the first time since 22nd May!!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/08/16 08:29 PM

Thanks James and Nick, next Monday after 10:30 is the earliest I can get back behind the wheel. cheers
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/08/16 09:12 AM

Drove the car into work today smile

There is no word in Morgan for mundane smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/08/16 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire
Great news Adrian. Put all this behind you now. Did you get remap done will you were in being replumbed? grin2


No I think I need a complete brain reboot after all this. ooo crazy2

By the way may be coming up your way late September if I remain well. We had to cancel the Spain/Portugal trip (maybe next May/June. So may go Mid to North Wales and Cumbria for a short break.


I can really recommend staying at Roger's place...
This is Tarka outside one of his rooms...



Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/08/16 08:10 PM

Thankfully yes.

Evening spent at Earls Barton classic car meet. The perfect antidote to a sh@te day in the office.

750 miles in 10 days and back to the factory Monday for its 1000 mile service.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/08/16 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Thankfully yes.

Evening spent at Earls Barton classic car meet. The perfect antidote to a sh@te day in the office.

750 miles in 10 days and back to the factory Monday for its 1000 mile service.


Great to hear our enjoying it, if you keep that average up you'll be doing over 25k a year. grin2
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/08/16 08:35 PM

Not long before you're back behind the wheel as well Adrian. Good to hear you're making a speedy recovery.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/16 01:38 AM

Thanks John, sounds like the Green Meenie is difficult to keep out of. grin2
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/16 08:55 AM

Driven in to work today - ensuring the people of Zurich get their morning dose of automotive art.

(I am so generous!)
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/16 07:05 PM

Keep getting well Adrian!

After a good strip down and clean of brake shoes etc, the S1 is performing well and a delight ... now up to 1400 miles in month one of ownership. Radically readjusting the miles per year average ... almost brings us to 14000 miles in 14 years!

Ian
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/16 08:25 PM

Thanks Ian, it must say something for the Aero in that they generally get driven by most owners. Obviously a good ride and fun to drive. I've done 3800 in 3 months, so anticipate around 6-8k in a year.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/08/16 08:18 AM

Drove to Surrey and back yesterday to visit family, first long journey and I was very impressed with how it performed. It also seemed to brighten up the day for everyone stuck in the same traffic jams! laugh2
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 03:27 AM

Yesterday I left East Devon as the sun came up at 6:05am and went cross country via Crewkerne, some lovely twisty roads, I felt great for the first time in several months having recently had another op which seems to have done the trick. The car was running great and I was in tune with her, nipping up and down the gears sweeping round the bends with hardly any other cars around. Then it was a quick dash up the A303 for 30 miles, and off at Mere and back onto to some more interesting roads to Salisbury at 7:25, then onto the old A30 to the back of Winchester via Stockbridge, a great road but need to be wary of traffic from side roads. Then the roads through the Worthy's, a great twisty A road, sadly restricted heavily nowadays, not so in my youth! Then up the A31 through Four Marks(where I lived as a child) to Alton to turn up at my best friends at 8:45 unannounced to wake him up with the Aero boom, 127 miles in 2 hours 40 mins, an average of 47mph, not bad consider only 30 on dual carriageway and the rest on old A roads ignored by most nowadays. drive laugh I retraced the same route home after the Classic car meet near Farnham, leaving Alton at 15:00, stopping 10mins for Fuel, a 5 min drink/refresh stop arriving home in Seaton at 17:45, lovely drive, only one T**t all the way, in a new BMW M something being aggressive behind me on the A303, after I let him past after several miles he continued to push every other car out the way, an accident waiting to happen I'd say. ooo Didn't spoil my day though, just joy
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 04:51 AM

Clocked around 250km yesterday - first thing was a run up the Klausen pass at 8am with an Exige S and a Mustang. At 0730 it was near deserted and just glorious. The Exige driver mentioned he had to drive it as hard as he drives it on track - but being that I'm his track tutor I always had the driving advantage - and was able to keep the SS ahead with little effort.

The back end did get squirmy in 1st or 2nd gear out for the hairpins - but I've gained far more confidence leaning on the back end on the power. The car still can't cope with successive direction changes on the brakes - but who cares when it sounds that good on the way out of it smile

I then shuffled back and forth between the hospital, shops and home until the roof went back on at 7pm.

I got more than a few WOWs from men and many many admiring glances from women 10-15 years older than me laugh
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 08:04 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Yesterday I left East Devon as the sun came up at 6:05am and went cross country via Crewkerne, some lovely twisty roads, I felt great for the first time in several months having recently had another op which seems to have done the trick. The car was running great and I was in tune with her, nipping up and down the gears sweeping round the bends with hardly any other cars around. Then it was a quick dash up the A303 for 30 miles, and off at Mere and back onto to some more interesting roads to Salisbury at 7:25, then onto the old A30 to the back of Winchester via Stockbridge, a great road but need to be wary of traffic from side roads. Then the roads through the Worthy's, a great twisty A road, sadly restricted heavily nowadays, not so in my youth! Then up the A31 through Four Marks(where I lived as a child) to Alton to turn up at my best friends at 8:45 unannounced to wake him up with the Aero boom, 127 miles in 2 hours 40 mins, an average of 47mph, not bad consider only 30 on dual carriageway and the rest on old A roads ignored by most nowadays. drive laugh I retraced the same route home after the Classic car meet near Farnham, leaving Alton at 15:00, stopping 10mins for Fuel, a 5 min drink/refresh stop arriving home in Seaton at 17:45, lovely drive, only one T**t all the way, in a new BMW M something being aggressive behind me on the A303, after I let him past after several miles he continued to push every other car out the way, an accident waiting to happen I'd say. ooo Didn't spoil my day though, just joy


Sounds fabulous. Nowhere better than the West Country on an early summer morning.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Yesterday I left East Devon as the sun came up at 6:05am and went cross country via Crewkerne, some lovely twisty roads, I felt great for the first time in several months having recently had another op which seems to have done the trick. The car was running great and I was in tune with her, nipping up and down the gears sweeping round the bends with hardly any other cars around. Then it was a quick dash up the A303 for 30 miles, and off at Mere and back onto to some more interesting roads to Salisbury at 7:25, then onto the old A30 to the back of Winchester via Stockbridge, a great road but need to be wary of traffic from side roads. Then the roads through the Worthy's, a great twisty A road, sadly restricted heavily nowadays, not so in my youth! Then up the A31 through Four Marks(where I lived as a child) to Alton to turn up at my best friends at 8:45 unannounced to wake him up with the Aero boom, 127 miles in 2 hours 40 mins, an average of 47mph, not bad consider only 30 on dual carriageway and the rest on old A roads ignored by most nowadays. drive laugh I retraced the same route home after the Classic car meet near Farnham, leaving Alton at 15:00, stopping 10mins for Fuel, a 5 min drink/refresh stop arriving home in Seaton at 17:45, lovely drive, only one T**t all the way, in a new BMW M something being aggressive behind me on the A303, after I let him past after several miles he continued to push every other car out the way, an accident waiting to happen I'd say. ooo Didn't spoil my day though, just joy



I flex my Commute back from work on Fridays rather than join the Static A303 at Hawk House or join the tail of the traffic at Podimore - it's actually quicker for me to go via the A37 into Yeovil skirt around the top of it and join the A30 at Penn Mill and head on in a relaxed manner along the A30 - longer distance yes slower roads yes but it is moving.

From your description Adrian I guess you pulled off the A303 after Mere at Willoughby Hedge services and took the B3089 to Barford St Martin? Having travelled for 11 + years from Gill' to Wallop one got to find some nice alternate routes, did you take in Camp Hill north of Salisbury then go via Ford to join the A30 or go on through Salisbury itself. Weirdly enough I actually miss my run arounds on that route on busy days, another one was going south of Salisbury via the Race Course and driving south of the A30 via Broad Chalk and Ebbesbourne Wake before rejoining the A30 at Berwick St John, even on bank holiday weekend Fridays that route could be devoid of traffic whilst all the main routes were ground to a halt, much prettier journey to on a sunny day.


As for the powerful saloons driven in an aggressive style all to common unfortunately.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 10:33 AM

Hi Mark,

Yes I know both routes you describe, from a misspent youth going to North Devon every other weekend surfing. So I used to avoid the traffic in the summer and drive the back route, and usually could get around with out hold up and get from Alton to Croyde usually in about 3.5-4 Hours, in a split screen VW camper.

The roads round there are quite good on the whole and I found them pretty quiet, I was tempted to carry on the A30 to Yeovil but needed to make reasonable time hence me jumping onto the A303 for a few miles.

Cheers
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Yesterday I left East Devon as the sun came up at 6:05am and went cross country via Crewkerne, some lovely twisty roads, I felt great for the first time in several months having recently had another op which seems to have done the trick. The car was running great and I was in tune with her, nipping up and down the gears sweeping round the bends with hardly any other cars around.

It was great to see you Adrian and looking positively healthy; super news that you've made such good a quick recovery from your ops.

The Aero is looking in excellent shape and we must now plan the next meeting...
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/08/16 02:57 PM

Well there is an opportunity sooner rather than later, I am meeting a college friend at Haynes on Tuesday 30 Aug, and then he is coming on to mine to stay for a day or two. So if you and others fancy a Somerset dash that's a possibility.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/08/16 05:38 PM

A Somerset dash sounds fun. Any more details?
The joys of retirement!
Today swmbo and I took the Aero and our National Trust cards (free with the Times sub) and drove to Chedworth Roman villa and returned via Dyrham Park. I recommend both highly - they are doing a dig at Chedworth at present, and all the archaeologists were more than happy to describe what they were doing, and show us their finds, and explain the context of the discoveries. Dyrham Park has been reroofed at massive expense in the last year or so, and is a spectacular building in a wonderful position.
The Aero went beautifully, the weather was perfect. All in all a great day out. wine
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/08/16 10:18 AM

The mosaic on the floor of the dining room in Chedworth.



Looking down on Dyrham Park.

Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/16 08:12 AM

In to work this morning - through a short, sharp thunderstorm. The new wiper rubber was well tested and is considerably better than Morgan wipers!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/16 01:33 PM

To the new Aldi store in Salisbury, but the long way there, to check out the topless sensation!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/16 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Well there is an opportunity sooner rather than later, I am meeting a college friend at Haynes on Tuesday 30 Aug, and then he is coming on to mine to stay for a day or two. So if you and others fancy a Somerset dash that's a possibility.


The Somerset dash and meet at Haynes, as above, is now postponed to Thursday 22 September due to unforeseen work commitment for my friend, Dave. I will post and confirm nearer the time. cheers
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/16 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Well there is an opportunity sooner rather than later, I am meeting a college friend at Haynes on Tuesday 30 Aug, and then he is coming on to mine to stay for a day or two. So if you and others fancy a Somerset dash that's a possibility.


The Somerset dash and meet at Haynes, as above, is now postponed to Thursday 22 September due to unforeseen work commitment for my friend, Dave. I will post and confirm nearer the time. cheers


I can probably make that date Adrian
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/16 04:23 PM

Went to Winslow & back for Wheels at Winslow. A great day for a drive.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/16 10:19 PM

That's me up to 3000 miles in the first two months of S1 ownership. Its taken a little bit of fettling, and I am indebted to the lessons learned and the help given by the Talk Morgan family! Now that the summer is almost over the daily drive to office garage to home garage will be lower miles but I am hoping that its going to be possible to mainly use the Morgan with the Defender reserved for the really nasty days. Living in hope!

Ian
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/10/16 02:38 PM

Not many posts on here lately, maybe they are all tucked up?

Anyway Rosie in Blue saw daylight today, put in a few gallons with some Lucas ethanol stabiliser and then took swmbo 83 years young uncle, who's over from NZ, out for a 12 mile spin. He enjoyed it, he was surprised by the comfort and the acceleration. Sue's cousins partner then came for a ride and the grin factor was well and truly achieved. smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/10/16 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Not many posts on here lately, maybe they are all tucked up?


Impudent young man!

Tarka is in almost daily use...so often that unless you want to read that I drove to Tescos, bought some food, filled the tank and then somehow it was 20 miles on the return trip, rather than 3 when taking the direct route.....So I only tak about the "Special" drives now!

Peter
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/10/16 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
Not many posts on here lately, maybe they are all tucked up?


Impudent young man!

Tarka is in almost daily use...so often that unless you want to read that I drove to Tescos, bought some food, filled the tank and then somehow it was 20 miles on the return trip, rather than 3 when taking the direct route.....So I only tak about the "Special" drives now!

Peter


We all know your special Peter laugh2
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 08:23 AM

Back from Greenland on Thursday, so had to take the S3 out for a spin again. After a month of lying asleep under the dust cover she roared into life yesterday, and it was like driving her again for the first time. The sun was shining, so off to see a friend who'd lent me some tools a few months ago (he was very patient, and let me go on for ages about the trip - I'll post some pics and an update at the Malvern Arms shortly), then it clouded over. So run out as the rain starts, hood up, and a nice slidy blast home. It didn't rain much, just enough to make it interesting. Life can be soooo good! joy
Posted By: exbiker

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 08:49 AM

Hi Rob, so nice to hear you are still enjoying the Aero!
Keep up the posts, nice to hear how it's going!!
Ian
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 09:33 AM

I drove mine yesterday to a village pub and sat talking nonsense in the sunshine for a couple of hours with chums... I think only 2 people took a picture of the car. smile

There's always a new rattle somewhere, I try very hard to ignore them as the car is such fun.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 10:22 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I drove mine yesterday to a village pub and sat talking nonsense in the sunshine for a couple of hours with chums... I think only 2 people took a picture of the car. smile

There's always a new rattle somewhere, I try very hard to ignore them as the car is such fun.


Also drive 'to a village pub with the present Mrs Jenks and she bought lunch.
Totally enjoyable!
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 01:13 PM

I and swmbo went to Hampshire in the Aero yesterday. I did not know where we were going, it was a surprise day out on our 33rd wedding anniversary. Sue gave directions as we travelled. 132 miles there, 25 cross country on some nice Devon/Somerset roads, about 80miles on dual carriageway cruising 70-80, and the rest to the first planned destination. A couple of cars took photos as we passed each other. I guessed our first destination as we got near. It was Newton Valance church where we got married all those years ago. The church was unlocked so we were able to go inside and reminis, a lovely small 13th century church, with Saxon origins. Then we sat on a bench outside opposite the pond and had a coffee from the flask we had taken and a cake. Then at 12:15 at swmbo orders off we went to destination 2, this time it was to the hostelry that used to be the Pig and Whistle on the way to East Meon, this was where we had our wedding reception. The place has been change a bit inside but still has the same feel. Surprise was my best man Chris and his wife were waiting for us to have lunch (I was also his best man 3 years after Sue and I got married). So a great lunch catching up and remembering when we were in our twenties.

After the 3rd surprise was to go to our best friends in Holybourne for tea. We left at 5:30 and returned via A31 and Kings Worthy, the A34 and then back onto the A303, getting home around 8:00.

We finished the day off with some bubbly and our favourite Peking Duck.

A lovely day, and the Aero was perfect, averaging 30mpg.
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 01:22 PM

Nice one Adrian.....very romantic smile
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 01:31 PM

A long weekend in the Forrest of Dean visiting towns starting with L who's names it seems I can't get right.

Great fun in the autumnal chill & about 400 mile clocked up. 12800 miles covered since we bought the car in May 2014 .
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 03:18 PM

Excellent Adrian ...what a great trip!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 06:05 PM

You should have mentioned it before Adrian. I am in Whitchurch on the A34, it would have been nice to say hello.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/16 09:34 PM

Great day out, Adrian! Perfect way to spend it in the perfect car.
Managed another trip today to bore another friend about Greenland.
Drove back as the sun was setting over the Forest of Dean in a blazing red display. So good!
Ps Hi Ian - yes, loving the car, and should drive it every day to get my fix.
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/10/16 05:42 AM

Yes it was a great day out. Sound like your loving the Aero. You went through the Forest of Dean scared, I heard things can be a a bit strange there. innocent
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/10/16 06:46 AM

Have had various interested parties over here recently to see the godess and be taken out for a roaring ride , they are stunned mostly or shocked !
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/10/16 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By AJSki2fly
I and swmbo went to Hampshire in the Aero yesterday. I did not know where we were going, it was a surprise day out on our 33rd wedding anniversary. Sue gave directions as we travelled. 132 miles there, 25 cross country on some nice Devon/Somerset roads, about 80miles on dual carriageway cruising 70-80, and the rest to the first planned destination. A couple of cars took photos as we passed each other. I guessed our first destination as we got near. It was Newton Valance church where we got married all those years ago. The church was unlocked so we were able to go inside and reminis, a lovely small 13th century church, with Saxon origins. Then we sat on a bench outside opposite the pond and had a coffee from the flask we had taken and a cake. Then at 12:15 at swmbo orders off we went to destination 2, this time it was to the hostelry that used to be the Pig and Whistle on the way to East Meon, this was where we had our wedding reception. The place has been change a bit inside but still has the same feel. Surprise was my best man Chris and his wife were waiting for us to have lunch (I was also his best man 3 years after Sue and I got married). So a great lunch catching up and remembering when we were in our twenties.

After the 3rd surprise was to go to our best friends in Holybourne for tea. We left at 5:30 and returned via A31 and Kings Worthy, the A34 and then back onto the A303, getting home around 8:00.

We finished the day off with some bubbly and our favourite Peking Duck.

A lovely day, and the Aero was perfect, averaging 30mpg.


excellent day out Adrian and a lovely surprise too thumbs

James
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/11/16 04:19 PM

Out in Autumnal sunshine....

Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/11/16 07:24 PM

Off-roading? thumbs
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/11/16 04:32 PM

Great drive yesterday, making the most of the dry, cold weather. Only problem, which spoilt it a bit, came from a little graunch on the front near side alloy. banghead Fairly minor, and hardly noticeable, but I guess I'd better get it fixed. Anyone know a good place to get it done in Bristol/South Glos?
Posted By: Worthers +8

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/11/16 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Out in Autumnal sunshine....



Wow what a great pic but no wonder you need a sump guard!

Worthers +8
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/11/16 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By Worthers +8


Wow what a great pic but no wonder you need a sump guard!

Worthers +8


Yes - that's my driveway... it can get a bit close. smile
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/12/16 06:00 PM

Late this afternoon I thought I should give my and the wife's tintops their three monthly wash and get some of the layers of mud off. Living on a building site it's not worth washing more frequently.
Then saw the Aero peeping out at me as it started to get dark. She was definitely telling me something.
The salt had been washed off the roads by yesterday's downpour, and had dried. The sun had set.
"Get your keys out, you lazy git", I heard someone say, so I dutifully nipped back into the house, then back to the garage, disconnected the charger, turned the key, and went for one of those beautiful, pointless drives just for the sheer pleasure of being able to do so. Perfect! Just could never SORN in winter. ooo She would never let me.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/12/16 07:39 AM

Answering for Saturday - YES

The shady side of the hill was rather slippery and through the corners you could feel the back end grip/slide on the throttle. It felt wonderful to be out driving it again
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/12/16 10:17 PM

Asbo - we need some more photos of the green-mean-machine. Is it away for winter or will it be available for shots ?
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/12/16 08:14 PM

Had the S1 in for a wee tidy ... new headlights ... they were misting a bit, and a good tidy of the paintwork.

Now looking stunning and great to have a drive to and from work today 🤓

While no salt on the roads they were really mucky and it was slightly distressing to get splatters on the nice shiny paintwork. Back into the garage for me to decide the extent of winter running ...
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/12/16 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
Asbo - we need some more photos of the green-mean-machine. Is it away for winter or will it be available for shots ?


Alistair its current having the upgrades done at the factory feel free to pop in and collect some if you want.

I did arrange a photo shoot but the guy dropped out job for the spring now.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/12/16 10:44 PM

Ah, I thought it was quiet.
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/12/16 11:34 PM

120 mile round trip to Worcester today. Had to take the Aero as family had taken all the tintops. Thanks! Great excuse to have a longish drive.
Sunny, very cold, a bit of salt around, so gave the car a good clean on return, but oh, what fun! Only problem was the light spray on the windscreen, which the wipers do have trouble clearing it. Fortunately I could still see after 60 miles, so just had to wipe before the return journey, but I need to do some adjustments to the wiper arms. love
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/12/16 05:17 PM

Had the Aero out four days in a row ... and smiled every time! Think the next few days don't look great here so tucked up again! Today's outing included the acquisition of a long handled hose lock fitting to assist with underbody washing (for the car!)
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/01/17 10:02 PM

Haven't been out in mine for ages. frown

Roll on spring.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/01/17 10:43 AM

S2 is in getting the rear suspension and drivetrain fettled.
Coupe has a broken window actuator so cannot close and secure the window.

Frustrated. Yes. Thats a good word......
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/01/17 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Haven't been out in mine for ages. frown

Roll on spring.


When it is below zero then I keep Tarka in the Garage!!

Perhaps Sunday, it will be warmer and definitely on Wednesday next, off to Williams to get the screen pillars fitted!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/01/17 06:06 PM

Sunday = Bicester whatever the weather
Posted By: Amrum

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/03/17 08:42 AM

Good long drive yesterday in the Aero down to Cardiff to pick up the repaired parts for the saildrive on the boat. Then up to Cwmbran and dropped in on Peter Constable at Newtown for a chat. It sounds as though there aren't any Aeros, Plus 8s or MTWs (except MTWs for the US) being built at present, only 4/4s and Plus 4s, as emissions issues and new engines are sorted.
Then a great drive back home on the back road via Usk and Chepstow.
A bit of very fine drizzle at times, and no sun, so top up for some parts of the journey to keep my passenger warm. Although I usually drive top down, it is a very comfortable cabin with it up.
Roll on summer! drive
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/03/17 09:22 AM

Coupe fully fettled and being used this week as the main car as we have sold the Audi. We took it up to London on Wednesday for the Theatre and made a few people happy seeing it.

Nice trip coming up. More to follow !
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/03/17 12:33 PM

At last...Tarka is out of the garage and on the road. It has been 3 months, work, weather and illness.

Just a short trip to fill up with fuel and then to the Garden Machine people in salisbury to get a new blade for the mower and look at a new petrol trimmer/brush-cutter. The old one is about 14 years old and rather tired.

Tarka is as wonderful as ever, so going out again this afternoon, just because I can!
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/03/17 06:37 PM

Picked up the GTN today to bring home. I think I will stick he hard top back on as I will be using the S5 for top down driving for a while!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/03/17 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
Coupe fully fettled and being used this week as the main car as we have sold the Audi.


Good move..it was not my sort of car and, I suspect, ultimately it wasn't yours! Liked the old Merc Estate though.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/03/17 08:57 AM

Took mine to Goodwood yesterday in convoy with a chum's McLaren.... doing the same again today.

Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/03/17 09:17 AM

I didn't know that any 12C came out with the McLaren badge on the bonnet instead of the "symbol". By the way, do you have a closer pic of the badge you have on the front grill? It looks nice smile
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/03/17 09:26 AM

The McLaren badge on his car is a special - well spotted you. smile

The GRRC badge on mine is this one:

https://ticketing.goodwood.com/assets/images/Product/MagicZoom/1/L/00000044_NA.jpg
Posted By: SDJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/03/17 09:49 AM

Neilda that Plus 8 looks great, lovely colour combination. It looks mean and wide parked next to the McLaren.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/03/17 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda

Nice!
And stunning car.
If only my wife would digest a car with no "real" (in her mind) side windows...
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/03/17 04:50 PM

New front tyres fitted to the aero 8 today ready for its mot on Friday.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/03/17 06:10 PM

Early run to krazyhorse wednesday this week for my first service for the 8 , wondering what I will be offered for the drive back as it will take all day to do some special bits.
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/03/17 06:19 PM

Nothing like having your special bits pampered, Steve..
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/03/17 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Nothing like having your special bits pampered, Steve..


Just getting those running strips put on and getting a zip on the tonneau ! They have a stage 4 red M3W demo so wether I will take that back or the demo series 5 or a v6 .....OMG !
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/03/17 06:51 PM

Take a helmet, it might be a Harley! grin2
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/03/17 11:42 AM

Got the hardtop back on. I'm sorely tempted to have a run out tomorrow to the RTCC track day and cant decide which Aero to use!

Having said that, I would love to try my new Tesla on the track as haven't really given the 4WD system much of a try out.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/03/17 07:12 PM

Didn't get offered the red stage 4 M3W , but did get a 3000 mile only GDI plus 4 in cream with cream wires , very smart looking and quite sharp light steering , good overtaking ability too so its now in the garage until stuff done including sump guard on the green godess !
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/03/17 06:59 PM

I took a long weekend so was out for a few days in mine. Popped over to see a friend today who's added a DB11 to his collection... somehow mine sort of got in the way whilst photographing it. smile

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/03/17 07:26 PM

I think the DB (6?) in the background is prettier than the 11 smile
Even swmbo agrees (a rarity!).
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 08:05 AM

Called into the local Mercedes dealer earlier in the week and there was a new DB11 parked outside.

Glorious from the front, especially as in your photo, but by God, from the back it has a massive rear end.

It is interesting when looking inside, to play "Spot the Mercedes Component"... bit like the Plus 8 when you play "spot the BMW Component"... exting
Posted By: Digimap

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 08:39 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J

Glorious from the front, especially as in your photo, but by God, from the back it has a massive rear end.


Are we back on the "something for Jays" thread again? Had a girlfriend like that once scared
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 02:43 PM

A few shots from a long weekend spent in Scotland













Yes the weather was really that good.

I was a little worried as the first hotel we stopped at was snowed in early part of last week. The last photo was out of our room window the same picture from our last visit

Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 02:47 PM

Both in lovely colors! joy
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 02:56 PM

Great shots John - that is a stunning green thumbs.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 03:00 PM

Looks very smart John.

An outstanding colour choice!
Posted By: lightsphere

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 03:22 PM

Looks like you had superb weather in Scotland and the car looks just as good in the heather as when I last spotted it in the factory.
If you had just a splash of red in that paintwork the highlanders may have named a tartan after that Aero.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 03:53 PM

Wonderful photos...
Glorious car....

How much time do you spend cleaning it each day...it is obscenely clean...!!
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 06:45 PM

Nice photos John and you were lucky with the weather! shades We leave on Sunday for an elongated NC500 tour in Scotland, though we have 3-nights in the Lake District too.

Crunchie is coming in his Plus 8 and as the organiser is bringing his new McLaren (570S) we've agreed to take our Macca too...
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/03/17 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J

How much time do you spend cleaning it each day...it is obscenely clean...!!


The cars filthy covered in all sorts of insects and road dirt pretty well hidden in the pictures.

Brian we were very lucky but I'm not sure if this'll extend to the lottery.

Hope the weathers kind to you but watch out for pot holes. Seems the SNP road budget is being spent on speed cameras on the A9 rather than fixing roads.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/03/17 06:21 AM

Yes - took it out of the garage for the first time this year and added 40km to the 265km I have done in it since my daughter was born - in August!!!

Tyres needed some air - 1.6-1.75 bar - fluids all seemed ok. Only issue is a squealing type sound from the LH-side silencer that sits under the sill ahead of the side pipes. Any thoughts on what could be??

Once warmed through it got a suitable back road sprint - once again showing just how composed it once it has a bit of a lick on.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/03/17 07:28 AM

Check if the bracket of the side exhaust is not broken.
I had to have mine soldered again.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/03/17 08:18 AM

It will go in to the mechanics ahead of Easter for him to service/check it over.

If anything is broken he'll fix it - just hoping its not something inside the silencer.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/03/17 06:26 PM

Stunning pictures asbojohn, love the two-tone colour scheme!

A great colour on the old Aero as well - never seen one like that!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/03/17 10:20 AM

I was not alone today crazy2

Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/03/17 02:02 PM

Picked up the Plus 8 from SiFab yesterday with the new headers, silencers and exhaust. A bit longer drive than the 90-miles home as it does now sounds mellifluous and powerful. A neighbour says it sounds like a race engine, photos and recording when I get time!

Went to look at the Ultima too and it appears it will be ready the week before Easter. It too has new headers and exhaust system, the cover is missing from the air box and the air intake has white tissue in it, the headers are also Zircotec'ed inside and out like the Plus 8's, but in black rather than white ceramic:
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/03/17 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By Aeroman
Picked up the Plus 8 from SiFab yesterday with the new headers, silencers and exhaust.


Yes?

And?

And?

And?

AND?!

You can't just leave it like that! smile

Very very keen to have your impressions.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/03/17 05:39 PM

We're in the New Forest tomorrow so will call in on PeterJ and get his second opinion. tumbleweed

Personally I think that it transforms the car, as the response is now crisp and immediate and with all the Aero's I've had it's like giving a command on the bridge of the ship (when you press the loud pedal) there's a gap before the message gets to the engine room and then the torque starts.

Mine's definitely noisier than the standard rear pipes, but Crunchie's is quieter than mine, the level can be adjusted for sound with the packing in the silencer. Incidentally each silencer is 10-kilos lighter than the standard MMC product!

Two disadvantages: 1. it's not cheap and 2. Simon (of SiFab) is not too keen to do any more for now until he figures an easier way of fitting them. The Ultima engineer lay down and had a look at them and said the guy who fitted that must be a Gynocologist! doh
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/03/17 09:25 PM

Well you've done it again and I'm quite jelly bags. Very irritating. smile
Posted By: AJSki2fly

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 05:53 AM

I'll bring my earplugs then. grin2
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 07:25 AM

They sound an excellent improvement Brian.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 08:37 AM

Lets hope Simon wants to supply some more also hoping I can afford it, if he does 😊

Enjoy the noise and response.
Posted By: Crunchie Gears

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 08:40 AM

I have heard it mad2

It is quieter than side pipes but Brian's sounds like a Corvette on the Mulsanne Straight on full chat. It is deep and has that racy V8 sound. I would like to hear it drive past on throttle, it should be good.

As for the car, it is so sharp, more torque and revs freely. I like mine but Brian's sounds better. sick2
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 09:28 AM

This is going to be an expensive thread. I can tell.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 06:01 PM

It's an investment Neil, you know it makes sense spend
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/17 09:48 PM

Improving the noise is just great ... I loved my S1 now I adore it ... 3 miles down the road to collect the Chinese takeaway and back again, roof down, woolly hat on, listening to V8 music and smiling.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 07:17 AM

Presume that Simon has tested the new manifolds and is now happy to put them on customers Mogs , i did ask him to keep me informed as to when they would be available....so they must be ready for production ! The pictures of engines and cars on this thread take some beating , its like classiclemans all over again , just want to hear the sound of the car with headers...and the Ultima - very nice engine !
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 08:37 AM

Originally Posted By Aeroman
Nice photos John and you were lucky with the weather! shades We leave on Sunday for an elongated NC500 tour in Scotland, though we have 3-nights in the Lake District too.

Crunchie is coming in his Plus 8 and as the organiser is bringing his new McLaren (570S) we've agreed to take our Macca too...


Have a great trip oop north. I'm in Cumbria at the moment for a brief visit to see the solicitor about the new house. Glorious morning here and the gulls are noisy!
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 09:10 AM

I was looking at the exhaust system that Simon was working on as an option, not for the GTN but the series 5. I need to get everything else finished on it first though :-)

Also depends on whether Simon wants to make any more!
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 09:12 AM

Thanks John. We've got 2-nights in the Lakes on the 8th and 9th if you're around, we could meet up with you both John?
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 10:40 AM

Can I let you know sooner Brian? It would be great to meet up but I'm backwards and forwards like a yoyo at the moment and never quite sure where I'll be!
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 10:45 AM

👍👍
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/17 08:21 PM

Hope the weather holds out for you Brian I think we were very luck last weekend.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/04/17 08:17 PM

&, at last, I can add to this thread scared

Picked up the car Saturday lunchtime at Williams, just north of Bath; north to the Wild Duck at Ewen, by Cirencester, then into the Cotswolds proper for Saturday night.
South on Saturday, via lots of smiles & waves in a wholly unnecessary detour into central Bath, just because it was there. And then bumping into Mendip Mogs on their lunch stop, off the A350 south of Warminster.

Onwards to Howards House Hotel in Tisbury for Sunday night - a fabulous hotel, and great value. Highly recommended for food & a relaxed atmosphere.

Then over to Bridport for Monday lunch.
300 miles, before parking up in 't barn.

Huge fun.
With luggage space for 3 - 2 adults and a mini-daschund's den/pen

Build quality - excellent, so far.

& I still need to figure out how to get the best from the audio system. Apparently Morgan improved the Amp over the original demo cars - but even using a twin-amp DAC player I haven't yet found the equaliser settings that produces decent base sound.
At the very least I suspect the system needs a front/rear balance control to get sound from the door speakers.

Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/04/17 08:46 PM

That's you hooked then cheers congratulations lovely car.

The audio does need some work mine certainly did.

The amp is tucked away under the passenger foot rest, you can tweek the output but you need to get to the amp.

I took mine around a couple of audio places explained what I wanted and they all ran away.

In the end I did it myself and bought an Alpine head unit which is hidden in the car this provides a pre-amp of the DAC input all controlled by an app on my iPhone to balance and equalise. As the input signal is higher the output is improved.

Sound is much better than on the series 4
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/04/17 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer

At the very least I suspect the system needs a front/rear balance control to get sound from the door speakers.




First, congrats - great colour choice. I'm sure getting the balance sorted will improve the sound you get from the door speakers. But, if the S5 is built the same way as my 'Max then the wires to the door speakers will be the flimsiest twin strand telephone bell wire, not up to the job at all and will chafe through where the plastic sleeving passes behind the door hinge. I binned the factory head unit/amp and speaker cabling, but kept the speakers as they worked better than my ears. If you are upgrading any bits and pieces, take the opportunity to check out the speaker wiring.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/04/17 09:56 PM

thanks both...

@twotribes - a great tip - I'll remember to get the wiring changed for something meatier

@asbojohn go on then, which Alpine unit?
That sounds like a smart approach.

Will
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/04/17 10:39 PM

I'm looking forward to having more details on the exhaust system.... please. smile

I took mine for it's annual service today and may have got papped by a mobile speed camera. frown a stretch of dual carriageway that's a 50 and I was going a bit faster. I await the brown envelope.
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/04/17 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer


@asbojohn go on then, which Alpine unit?
That sounds like a smart approach.


Head unit is an Alpine iDE-178BT

The volume is best controlled on and ir controller part no RUE-4202 I struggled to find this. Just looked and both are available on Amazon.

Interesting of comment on the front speaker wiring Stuart I might take look at that when I've got 5 minutes from memory all of the speakers left the amp using decent cable but that doesn't mean it's not changed to bell wire behind the dash.

Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/04/17 08:47 PM

John Kleis in Reading has done electrics and cameras in my Tesla and stereo's in my Aero's. Might be worth a try.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/17 11:40 AM

Took the "very long road" to basketball last night - taking 24.2 km to go 11km via some most enjoyable roads. It might become my regular route to ensure more regular fun drives!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/17 06:02 PM

A leisurely loop through the New Forest to photograph 3 old style garages (photos to follow) and to enjoy lunch at the Royal Oak, Fritham.

The sun was bright, the sky blue and spring was in the air.
and I'm on holiday: Glorious!!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/17 07:19 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
A leisurely loop through the New Forest to photograph 3 old style garages (photos to follow) and to enjoy lunch at the Royal Oak, Fritham.

The sun was bright, the sky blue and spring was in the air.
and I'm on holiday: Glorious!!


Ah, now that is a fine pub... cheers

Will
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/17 07:20 PM

Had a nice run out today.

Parked in front of a nice hotel.

Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/17 07:39 PM

I spotted some video online of you driving around the square.

Did they move one of the chav cars to allow you to park?
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 04:26 PM

Today I will mostly be growling around the Amalfi Coast whilst making the locals smile and give a thumbs up.







This is such a beautiful place. As it is almost the first week of anything opening it is not overloaded and so still good fun. The food is amazing. Driving the Mog with the dual sidepipes along the mountain roads with cliffs to echo off is ssssooooo naughty.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 04:39 PM

Looks great Alistair! thumbs
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 05:20 PM

Been on that road , not in a supersport though ...utterly gorgeous !
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Looks great Alistair! thumbs
+1

I fancy doing the coast at some point. Are you travelling solo?
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 06:34 PM

The good lady and I are doing the holiday we always promised ourselves. No other Mogs on the run but I did get the chance to meet with Ale in Milan which was very nice.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
I did get the chance to meet with Ale in Milan which was very nice.

You are far too kind blush
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
The good lady and I are doing the holiday we always promised ourselves. No other Mogs on the run but I did get the chance to meet with Ale in Milan which was very nice.


Looks like a good trip, how has meeting with some random men you've met on the internet gone down with the other half?
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/17 08:42 PM

She is happy so far.

Chateau E'Toges in Epernay
Lyon (Blah)
Monaco (Lovely place but food was unimpressive)
Milan (Great Pizza in Piz)
Positano. Good everything. Period.
Trip back should be equally pleasant.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/04/17 12:05 PM

65th Birthday drive out, first to Stansted Park, then to Uppark, both in Sussex where we met up with friends and enjoyed Breakfast at Stansted Park and Lunch at Uppark.

Glorious lanes and roads in the "summer" sun. Leaving Uppark we came across a Morgan...and to our amazement owned by Peter and Julia, good friends of my sister. None of this was pre-planned, just happened.

The photo really emphasises the difference in size between a 2010 Plus 4 and a 2014 Plus 8!


A great day out as an O.A.P.....
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/04/17 12:19 PM

I did not have you for that "level of experience" Peter.
You age well.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/04/17 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
I did not have you for that "level of experience" Peter.
You age well.


Growing up is optional, growing old is unavoidable!!
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/04/17 07:04 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By Alistair
I did not have you for that "level of experience" Peter.
You age well.


Growing up is optional, growing old is unavoidable!!


Very little evidence of that!
Posted By: Corsu

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/04/17 06:36 PM

Alistair will appreciate. I hope so wink This car is gorgeous !















Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/04/17 08:35 PM

love
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/04/17 09:10 PM

I don't there has ever been or ever will ever be a better looking car
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/17 02:58 AM

Originally Posted By Stewart S
I don't there has ever been or ever will ever be a better looking car


+1
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/17 04:57 AM

Originally Posted By Stewart S
I don't there has ever been or ever will ever be a better looking car


For me I prefer the Aeromax styling, but this is a glorious looking car with the advantage of the removable roof panels.
Posted By: Chester.G

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/17 06:08 AM

even i have the chance to have for a week an Aeromax in the days, i never be a fan of this Mog's it's nice car to drive, but is not my cup of tea, maybe when i will drive a S5 i will have a different opinion.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/04/17 03:38 PM

I'm going to a Ferrari owners dinner tonight - so, obviously, taking the Morgan. Black Tie, so sides on as it's not too warm.

I wonder how it will look amongst the Italians. smile

Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/04/17 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda

I wonder how it will look amongst the Italians. smile


....bellissima !!
Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/04/17 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By Corsu
Alistair will appreciate. I hope so wink This car is gorgeous !





























Nice photos thumbs

But I think Somerset Maugham got it spot on when he described Monte Carlo as "a sunny place for shady people"...
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/04/17 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I'm going to a Ferrari owners dinner tonight - so, obviously, taking the Morgan. Black Tie, so sides on as it's not too warm.

I wonder how it will look amongst the Italians. smile



Very special indeed....
Just how many of the Ferraris are bespoke, hand assembled?

Peter
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/04/17 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By Neilda
I'm going to a Ferrari owners dinner tonight - so, obviously, taking the Morgan. Black Tie, so sides on as it's not too warm.

I wonder how it will look amongst the Italians. smile



Very special indeed....
Just how many of the Ferraris are bespoke, hand assembled?

Peter

I would expect it to outshine them grin2
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/04/17 09:45 PM

We are taking the shiny one for a spin around Europe as we had always promised ourselves since we bought the car. We love that everyone sees the car and just stops dead in their tracks.

Your kind comments strike a funny bone because

We were at the Ferrari factory yesterday and they loved the car. I am not allowed to share all the stuff but lets just say they totally loved the car with all its little edges.

In Monaco it outshone every other car on the square. If you ever want a good definition of envy we watched it happen. Some nork drove a Lambo Veneno onto the square at 11,000 rpm in first gear and nearly hit a bollard whilst gawping at the Aero. The hotel put it in pride of place and moved a new Ferrari F12TdF to put it in front of the main doors.

In Positano the local plod moved cars to let us though in the middle of a festival! So Italy definitely wins for the love of cars. Sadly it also wins for the worst damn road surfaces I have ever driven over, through and around. For a country that is deeply nuts about cars it does a carp job of letting them run.

I am glad that the shiny one finally has an entry into that site. I will admit to wanting it to be 'papped' for ages. He/she did an excellent job of the shots as well. I have been putting a few of mine on Facebook.

If anyone wants any as screen savers or for general OCD enjoyment I am always happy to share. It is a beautiful thing.

We are 2200 miles into the journey and heading back home now. Currently we are trotting around Lake Como. France next. Bugs be warned, you will be squashed.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 06:06 AM

Sounds great, are you doing the Millau viaduct on the way back? We need some pics!
Simon
Originally Posted By Alistair
We are taking the shiny one for a spin around Europe as we had always promised ourselves since we bought the car. We love that everyone sees the car and just stops dead in their tracks.

Your kind comments strike a funny bone because

We were at the Ferrari factory yesterday and they loved the car. I am not allowed to share all the stuff but lets just say they totally loved the car with all its little edges.

In Monaco it outshone every other car on the square. If you ever want a good definition of envy we watched it happen. Some nork drove a Lambo Veneno onto the square at 11,000 rpm in first gear and nearly hit a bollard whilst gawping at the Aero. The hotel put it in pride of place and moved a new Ferrari F12TdF to put it in front of the main doors.

In Positano the local plod moved cars to let us though in the middle of a festival! So Italy definitely wins for the love of cars. Sadly it also wins for the worst damn road surfaces I have ever driven over, through and around. For a country that is deeply nuts about cars it does a carp job of letting them run.

I am glad that the shiny one finally has an entry into that site. I will admit to wanting it to be 'papped' for ages. He/she did an excellent job of the shots as well. I have been putting a few of mine on Facebook.

If anyone wants any as screen savers or for general OCD enjoyment I am always happy to share. It is a beautiful thing.

We are 2200 miles into the journey and heading back home now. Currently we are trotting around Lake Como. France next. Bugs be warned, you will be squashed.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 06:19 AM

Great experiences Alistair - you must tell us more when you get back
Posted By: SteveH

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 07:55 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I'm going to a Ferrari owners dinner tonight - so, obviously, taking the Morgan. Black Tie, so sides on as it's not too warm.

I wonder how it will look amongst the Italians. smile
Love the subtle grill badge ,and the full width front spoiler. A class act .
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 09:40 AM

I will cluster the best photos and post on return.
Its been a blast - in more ways than one.
Posted By: Chester.G

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 10:10 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I'm going to a Ferrari owners dinner tonight - so, obviously, taking the Morgan. Black Tie, so sides on as it's not too warm.

I wonder how it will look amongst the Italians. smile



the badge is good wood right & where do you get it smile blush
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 10:25 AM

You need to be a GRRC member and they're here:

https://ticketing.goodwood.com/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/product.aspx?group1=Gentlemen&group2=Accessories&group3=*EMPTY&group4=*EMPTY&product=00000044_NA
Posted By: Chester.G

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 10:32 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Badge Goodwood https://ticketing.goodwood.com/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/product.aspx?group1=Gentlemen&group2=Accessories&group3=*EMPTY&group4=*EMPTY&product=00000044_NA


Thanks a lot
Posted By: Ian Wegg

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/17 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
You need to be a GRRC member and they're here:

https://ticketing.goodwood.com/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/product.aspx?group1=Gentlemen&group2=Accessories&group3=*EMPTY&group4=*EMPTY&product=00000044_NA


Just to clarify, that's a "Goodwood Road Racing Company" badge and can be bought by anyone for £80.
Goodwood Car Badge

It's the "Goodwood Road Racing Club" badge that is only available to members, at the bargain price of £125.
Members' Car Badge
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/17 08:43 AM

Pretty sure they're Avons (on all rims), will check later today and report back if they're not.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/17 03:33 PM

Yokohama, not Avon. 225/40R18 on the front. 24540R18 on the rear.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/17 06:14 PM

Not today, but earlier this week....

Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/17 07:40 PM

I spent today working on the car to get rid of 3764 miles of splatter. I went to Andover to get all the cleaning materials to work on the car.

I am pleased to say I treat all flies equally and have a great collection of squashed dead stuff from the UK, France, Italy and Monaco. It is now on the floor of the drive as part of tomorrow's task. Clean the drive.

I used a new attachment on the pressure washer along with the Autoglym Snowfoam cleaner as a trial and am very pleased with it. Marias Black Mini had been neglected on the drive for the near four weeks we went away so I did that as well. The Coupe and the Mini now look like they have been polished when all I did was the wash element. I am very impressed with this product. I will follow through with the polish tomorrow.

The Coupe has collected a couple of small scars on the paint which is not a surprise given the mileage and roads. I will also need to take the paint renovator to a couple of patches. In Italy the pumps offer attendant and self service. The attendants are keen to help and when pushing the pump in tend to make contact with the wing. Its hard to translate "you touch that pump and I will smack you into next week" politely when they so clearly love the car and mean well.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/04/17 07:44 AM

Down to krazyhorse this morning to adjust LH silencer which is vibrating when hot on underside body somewhere , nice drive with roof down and four lovely pipes popping !

Saw a supersport there in for MOT , an 08 reg , and on the way down saw another Morgan going in opposite direction waving , great morning , oh , and overtook a Porsche cayman !
Posted By: Rudolf

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/04/17 02:03 PM

After almost a year not driving both the morgan and the BMW GS, I did 300km with Tango today.Roof down and plus degrees,however some snow showers.Later today will be the test for the GS. Tomorrow the spring meeting with the Norwegian Morgan Owners Club. smile

Rudolf.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 05:03 PM

A busy weekend - from Salisbury down to Bridport on Friday.

Back on Saturday, via lunch at the delightful Summer Lodge Hotel at Evershot (£30 for a 3 course lunch of very high-quality nosh) - drove back on the A30 (Sherbourne - Shaftesbury - Salisbury) which turned out to be a perfect & quiet old A road. Just enough traffic to take advantage of the passing opportunities.
drive

& off to the Wilton Wake Up this morning.
It was lovely to be asked to park up in the front row, between a lovely DB7 & a Uracco.
( & we were papped on the way in ) laugh2

DSC_3419 by stu freeman, on Flickr

... took a drive over to Frome for lunch, just because it's there... & later passed a line of trads on their way into Salisbury.

Phew.

Off to Williams tomorrow for the 1k mile service, & to have some hifi fitted. (thanks for the tips on that @asbojohn & @twotribes - I'll report back on whether I too have found a fix for Aero audio)

Will
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 05:16 PM

Lovely colour Will. No wonder you've got a smile on your face...

Drove mine 20 yards today in order to clean it. Driving to Kent from Dorset tonight for MOT this week. Fingers crossed, new horn ordered and waiting for fitting...
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 07:17 PM

Up to sherringham this morning and to the organised st georges run to Holkham Hall via various routes , around 14 Mogs did the run along with around a hundred classics , lunch , round the Hall which is amazing and chatted to far too many owners , then all the way back home 2 hour journey !
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 07:28 PM

I cleaned it!

Test - gave up trying to load pics the old way. Does this work?
Posted By: DCH

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 07:59 PM

Yes Stuart, it does! Nice car.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 08:44 PM

Originally Posted By DCH
Yes Stuart, it does! Nice car.


+1, x2

laugh2
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/17 10:59 PM

Did 100 miles or so today around the Lincs wolds.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/04/17 08:06 AM

Went to Donnington classic racing event Fri , drove across on the Thurs , A14 , M1 , lovely roads these , lots of drivers determined to stay in the outside lane come what may and block everyone ! Anyway the classic race cars at the event were amazing , many race cars into the millions each and driven with conviction ! Mog was faultless and stunning and that v8 sound under the doors !
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/04/17 09:09 AM

I was out in mine yesterday and saw not one, but two other Morgans on the road. That's a first for me as I so rarely see them.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/04/17 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Yokohama, not Avon. 225/40R18 on the front. 24540R18 on the rear.


I have Avons ZZ3.. 225/35R19 on the front, 245/35R19 on the back.
ZZ3s are now replaced by ZZ5, I'll fit them ready for the winter.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/05/17 08:27 AM

I saw only my second Aero 8 on the road Saturday whilst not driving to or from a Morgan/car event. In Bridgenorth, so close to me but I was in the Tesla.

It was a series one with private plate beginning RE.
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/05/17 09:19 PM

Went to Donnington on Sunday in my S1 yesterday, there was a White S1 with red roof in the Morgan area. Sorry I did not come over as I was in a hurry, but it did look good in white. Mine was the jag grey one at the back.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 05:57 PM

We went out for a drive on Thursday and ended up with 2 other +8's and an Aero8 S4.
A good drive up the old A30 from Salisbury to the Leathern Bottle, really good food too.

Three variations of blue and one bronze..., Paul, Brian, Peter and Keith escaped the photo...



and from the front!

Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 06:57 PM

Those are all really good colours.

It is interesting that the AeroS4 and Plus8 are essentially the same proportions and lines but give such a different effect.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 07:42 PM

Thanks Peter, also for the other photos by email. A very enjoyable lunch and nice to drive your car too and to compare and contrast with mine! woohoo

Excellent lunch, good food and super company. Like you we enjoyed the drive home, staying well clear of the M4 for the country lanes, we were able to avoid the build-up to the rush hour...
Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
Those are all really good colours.

It is interesting that the AeroS4 and Plus8 are essentially the same proportions and lines but give such a different effect.


Great photos.

It is interesting to compare the S4 parked alongside the Plus 8s. I do think the fog lamps/driving lamps hugely improve the frontal aspect of the modern +8. Without them, the wide expanse between cowl and wing seems to make the headlamps seem too small.

Having said that, even though my favourite Morgan remains the 4/4, were I in funds to buy an Aero chassis-ed variant I think I'd lean towards the Aero rather than the new Plus 8. Mind you, it would be a lovely problem to have !!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 08:32 PM

A 'wealth' of Morgans...? Certainly a few quid invested.

Thoughts on the exhaust mods Jenks? smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda

Thoughts on the exhaust mods Jenks? smile


Sounds good,
Goes well,
Highly desirable.
It was an interesting comparison that is worth discussion over a glass of wine.

I need to start saving.

BTW, what do you call 3 "mature" gentlemen sitting in their cars revving the engines with the object of being the loudest?

Answers on a post-card to........
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/17 09:14 PM

Side-pipes rule! doh
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/17 06:27 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J




All beautiful! love
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/17 07:27 AM

Must have been nice when they all started up !
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/17 12:18 PM

It was noisy.

But nice!

A bit like 16 Harley Davidson Motor cycles or Morgan 3 wheeler machines...... with open pipes.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/17 04:20 PM

Great line up thumbs
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/17 04:55 PM

Peter great line up how was the food at the Leathern Bottle? I haven't been recently but have very fond memories.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 12:58 AM

Interesting three days motoring activities, Thursday - Aero Owners Drive and Lunch as reported above. uk thumbs

Friday - Boshly came over fairly early in his white Mac, parked it and we went out in my Plus 8 to look at cars and see whether the Ultima was ready for collection (it wasn't again!).


On our return, we decided to drive to Silverstone as there was a McLaren Track day, we had not paid to be part of this, but went anyway. wink We were welcomed and talked to some very interesting people. We saw this car that had obviously been on the track, squashed fly's on the front:


We met the American owner and he has an amazing collection of cars, Ferrari California and 250SWB, etc, etc. Also Some Alfa's, including an 8C, but this Villa d'Este by Touring is his favourite car out of his collection and this one photographed is his actual car.

I could go on but one last photo of a GT3, there was a GT3 race today, but this one has every car racing circuit in Europe hand-painted on it. Unique or what!

Got back home and took the Plus 8 out again for a hoon around some local roads,,,

Saturday (today): The Jagaur Enthusiasts Club had a parade through Windsor of 250 cars and then into the Castle. Over 750 other Jaguar's were parked on the Long Walk and there was some very interesting ones:

I know some of you will recognise this car as the fated Jaguar XJ13, beautiful isn't it, I spoke to one of the guys on the Jaguar Classic stand who brought it and he said that it is insured for £70 million as it was in fact priceless. Jaguar Classic rebuilt it and had a repro Jaguar XK SS for sale with an original chassis number (from the famous Jaguar fire) @ £1.2 million.

It made the similar "as new" rebuild of this ex USA E-type Series I @ £285,000 sound almost good value, certainly sounds cheaper than an Eagle rebuild, and that is the final price.


After looking at all the cars and talking to quite a few owners, Head Office - who accompanied me with our son and granddaughter, said she had had enough and so we walked home. frown

Took out the Plus 8 again for a long hoon (just under 100-miles) with a friend in his Porker and that brought to an end my 3-day motoring sojourn.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 05:55 AM

What a wonderful few days and what fantastic cars...adore that GT3 love

Never realised the XJ13 was so low...stunning car.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 08:41 AM

Originally Posted By John V6
Peter great line up how was the food at the Leathern Bottle? I haven't been recently but have very fond memories.


John,

the food exceeded expectation by a significant amount. I'd happily go back.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 09:00 AM

Great photos, thanks for posting.... I've always loved the XJ13, probably hot and uncomfortable to drive - but it is lovely.
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 03:59 PM

Took the plus 8 to the Haynes breakfast meet today. Great weather and a fabulous turn out.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 08:43 PM

I remember seeing the XJ13 at Browns Lane in 1990, before Jaguar discovered heritage.

It was in Reception, covered in dust, with at least one flat tyre.

Changed days!

Will
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 08:47 PM

Saturday: a dash from Salisbury to Bridport, and back. Perfect sweeping A roads via Blandford & Dorchester.

Sunday: a 30 minute stroll across the New Forest to The Royal Oak at Fritham, where LogMog were holding their annual Boules tournament.
I've not met the local Mog owners before, so it looked like a good opportunity to say hello.

& guess who won the boules?!
B-)

Will
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 09:06 PM

The Royal Oak, now there is a pub from my past......probably nearly 20 years ago I used to drink there.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/17 09:20 PM


Aside from today's line of Morgans, it probably hasn't changed a great deal.

There are now handpumps, but most beer is gravity fed.

One recent change (in the past 3 or 4 years) they do now take plastic money!

Will
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/05/17 07:59 PM

Took my son back to his school (100 mile round trip) and now I need to find an easy solution to removing the 912 dead flies on the front. Every insect in W Sussex was out last night.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/05/17 08:51 AM

Drove to work today in mine and getting a new set of tyres fitted later. Then a quick drive somewhere or other to bed them in then back to work...hard life smile
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/05/17 11:40 AM

Mine has been in for a service since before Easter - my mechanic simply can't be rushed. I will pick it up after work on Friday and examine the newly re-applied leather panels and interior trim - and see how the new tyres perform. Apparently I wasn't driving the car hard enough!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/05/17 12:06 PM

The Royal Oak is about 20 min from where I live...
Occasionally go for lunch, went there with Neilda for their legendary ploughmans.

Wasn't able to make the LogMog Boules event, but they are a good bunch.

As you say, the pub is moving into the 20th Century, but no website yet!
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/17 08:16 PM

Yes to the factory for its first full service 7500 miles in 9 and half months.
Posted By: Wirewheel

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/17 08:31 PM

Yours looks and sounds wonderful.
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 04:53 AM

These sump updates are really important to aero owners and I was just thinking that maybe they should be in a separate specific thread.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 08:20 AM

Good idea Deano, I'm moving all the relevant posts to a new thread in the Aero Section titled: Aero Issues: including Tyres and Sump Guards
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 12:47 PM

Over the border into Suffolk this morning and had to go into an industrial estate with concrete lumps which always look scary but not now with my new sump guard ! There we are 3k posts already !
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 02:55 PM

Originally Posted By madmax
There we are 3k posts already !


Have you mentioned how loud your side exits are in ALL of them..?

innocent
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 05:13 PM

Car collected and it looks like new. He wouldn't let the minions work on it - did all the work himself and even waxed it. I'll inevitably be charged half the labour time it actually took smile

The leather work looks a lot better - and I'll keep everyone informed of how well it lasts.

The tyres are Dunlop Sport Maxx RT - combined with the well greased suspension components the steering is now slightly softer and the ride much improved. I also have a sneaking suspicion that the car was supplied on 30 rear rubber. It now has 35. It might just be the tyres give a better ride but it also might be helped by an increase in profile.

I also managed to pop in and check on the Alpina - should be back with me within a week.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 05:26 PM

Hi Ken,

I've posted the tyre part of your post here Ken. Hope you don't mind as this thread is covering some issues specifically for the Aero's. Thanks
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By madmax
There we are 3k posts already !


Have you mentioned how loud your side exits are in ALL of them..?

innocent



Steve ,appologies for going on too much about my mad Mog !
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By madmax
Originally Posted By Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted By madmax
There we are 3k posts already !


Have you mentioned how loud your side exits are in ALL of them..?

innocent



Steve ,appologies for going on too much about my mad Mog !


Your excitement & enthusiasm is infectious..so don't apologise..!!
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 07:54 PM

Swansea and back today 500 miles trying to dodge the showers, gave up side screens on roof up.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 08:26 PM

It was lashing down on the way back here today too. The wax worked a treat as did the "motor factor' rubber I used last time I replaced the blades.

I'll forgive the fact it leaked again frown
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/05/17 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By dodgyken

I'll forgive the fact it leaked again frown


Where does it leak?
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/05/17 09:13 AM

weather has been stunning in NI so until Thursday i have been using the S1 every day for a couple of weeks. its been superb, the sports exhausts have transformed the driving experience ... smiles all the way. I commuted back and forward a hour or so each way my office to our 'tin box on the beach' and was almost sorry when i arrived!!! reliability has been great thankfully ... that's 5000 miles since last June.
Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/05/17 06:05 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Originally Posted By dodgyken

I'll forgive the fact it leaked again frown


Where does it leak?


A little from the top of the drivers side window - and I think some come up in through the bottom of the door. Compared to how bad it was when I bought it is positively sahara in there now smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/05/17 07:47 AM

Ken,

Tarka also leaks round the bottom of the drivers door, but only when the rain or spray is being driven sideways. I carry an old hand towel to keep any leak under control.

No other leaks...
Posted By: Garethseries1

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/05/17 09:35 PM

Picked the Aero up from Techniques today (service MOT and rear tyres) nice drive up the A1 to Barnsley.
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/17 08:01 PM

Picked up mine from Millers commercial today following service and MOT. As always a really professional service. The 150+miles in the rain was less pleasant. Poor car, it is a little moist.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/17 10:34 PM

Picked up mine today from the mechanic, hood was down when I left it so I had planned to drive it back in the same state. As it was sheeting down, got pretty drenched putting up the hood and then took the long way home so that the heater dried me off! happy3
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/17 11:50 AM

Yes I have driven my Aero today (and yesterday)
Fabulous run out to cars and coffee at the warren, nr Maldon this morning.
God I love these cars!
Simon
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/17 05:05 PM

Quick morning coffee.

Posted By: dodgyken

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/17 06:38 AM

Quick run out on Saturday to ALDI and the drinks shop.

My life is so rock and roll smile
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 01:28 PM

Picked the car up from MMC yesterday as it had been in for some remedial work, not Morgan issues, and drove home with car performing perfectly! Did a liittle over 100 miles early this morning - speedo just passing 12000 miles and then washed it ready for the start of our Italian trip tomorrow.

With high temperatures forecast all the way, good that the aircon service and gas top-up means it is working perfectly - we may need it... 😎🇮🇹
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 06:01 PM

I have Borghis address if you need it wink
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 06:23 PM

Elder son (22 at the end of the month) came over for lunch - he's seen photos, and suffered my endless description of the car.
He hadn't seen the Aero in the flesh, so we went for a run.

Notwithstanding the niggles (roof & air con, which now have their own posts) it's huge fun to see the Aero through fresh eyes.
The sound.
How it looks.
The reaction of drivers & passengers when you drive past - smiling, waving, shouting (they're english, they shouldn't shout out loud in public!) and jaws dropped open B-)
And then there's the acceleration.

Safe to say, the boy was wowed.
Which made my (father's) day
love

Will
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
I have Borghis address if you need it wink

Thanks, but we already know it Alistair! We're not going there as we have another meeting in Milan, but Luigi (Borghi) will be at the MCS meeting at Stresa... wink
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 08:51 PM

Please pass my best wishes. I trust you have a great time.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 08:53 PM

Have a great trip Brian - hope to catch up soon....
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/17 09:44 PM

Thanks guys, really looking forward to it and the cars already loaded. Head Office swmbo excelled herself and everything packed and ready ahead of time!

Quick turnaround on our return as we're going to Cape Town for 7/10 days, part-business, part pleasure. Lunch with the usual suspects Neil, I'll PM you some suggested dates.
woohoo eat wine thumbs
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/06/17 11:15 AM

I've been driving mine quite a bit over the hot spell... in fact a mileage milestone has just been passed....

Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/17 09:04 PM

Salon Prive held a Cars'n'coffee event on Sunday, at Blenheim.

A pro photographer snapped these clap

& the run from Salisbury to Blenheim is fun on a cool, clear Sunday morning. Not quite so much fun on the run back, when everybody's out & using the roads.

Will



Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/17 10:28 AM

I have taken the Coupe into London today.

20-30 pics through the central london/west end trip and it is now hidden in the underground car park.

Lovely day and light traffic in town for a change.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/17 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
Salon Prive held a Cars'n'coffee event on Sunday, at Blenheim.

A pro photographer snapped these clap

& the run from Salisbury to Blenheim is fun on a cool, clear Sunday morning. Not quite so much fun on the run back, when everybody's out & using the roads.

Will




Looks gorgeous Will, the colour certainly "pops!" love

Interesting how it appears to absorb the green of the vegetation in the second photo...
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/17 06:08 PM

Glorious run from Salisbury to the "Leather Bottle"at Mattingly, near Hook, for lunch with a bike chum.

Tarka behaved perfectly, though the speedo is clearly wrong, showing some quite ridiculous velocities on the M3.
Why do I argue that the speedo is wrong?
How else could I have driven 95 miles on less than a quarter tank of fuel? That would be 32mpg and anyone knows that at 80 plus a Plus 8 uses more fuel than that, especially with the aircon on full!!

Great lunch, good company, brilliant car, glorious weather?
Perfect!
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/17 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Glorious run from Salisbury to the "Leather Bottle"at Mattingly, near Hook, for lunch with a bike chum.

Tarka behaved perfectly, though the speedo is clearly wrong, showing some quite ridiculous velocities on the M3.
Why do I argue that the speedo is wrong?
How else could I have driven 95 miles on less than a quarter tank of fuel? That would be 32mpg and anyone knows that at 80 plus a Plus 8 uses more fuel than that, especially with the aircon on full!!

Great lunch, good company, brilliant car, glorious weather?
Perfect!


On the subject of inaccurate speedos, that raises an interesting point.. such emphasis is placed on a cars mileage nowadays. If the speed is running over by say 15% that would have a pretty noticeable affect on the odometer!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/17 09:04 AM

You raise an interesting point re the speedo.

Driving the Coupe home on the M4 last night showed a similar effect when it was not in car park mode. I am keeping pace with the traffic and the speedo is show a number well outside 70-80mph.

Yet I feel the speed is not above the normal 80 that the road tends to travel at in these times as reported by the MB in similar journeys. I often wondered how the Mog went so fast so quickly.

Ironically the Coupe also hit 30,000 miles on the trip. Its been a good year for the milage on the Coupe. I just need to show the S2 some more love.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/17 09:43 AM

Compare speedo speed to SatNav speed (pretty much accurate with open skies)

Make a mental note at 10 mph increments, or get you navigator to note them down.

See if is consistent across the range.


Obviously make sure your tyre pressures are correct.

Speedos can be set for a set Rolling circumference, if they changed wheels and tyres set up from when they specified the original scaling to the speedo scaling.

When you mess about changing tyre sizes this can have an impact as can simple tyre wear.

My Roadster is the most accurate setup I have ever had at 70 mph the Speedo is showing 70 mph whereas my supposedly modern Toyota over reads woefully (making the annual mileage clock up quicker!) almost sounds like a deliberate measure to give high mpg figures if you were cynical like me wink
Posted By: Crunchie Gears

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/07/17 05:55 AM

Head Office and I drove from Bracknell to Storrington hood down in the sunshine yesterday. The satnav did a great job of finding country roads some of which I had not been on. Brilliant!

On the way back a BMW 335 pulled up beside us. Winding down the window the two occupants raved over the car. "Stunning" "Love it" and so forth. They pulled in front going past the meadows and floored their car. So dropped it into sport, down a few Gears and followed in pursuit. Next traffic lights they waited and said "what engine has that got in it as you stayed with us?"

We then got in front of them at the traffic lights and on leaving Camberley got to the two lane up hill road. Gave the Morgan the beans and left them for dead.

When we got home Head Office said it was a bit quick!

Got back home and saw the Ultima on the drive. Some days one just feels lucky LOL
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/07/17 09:50 AM

I was near Storrington yesterday - but am sadly Morgan-less, so was in an unmemorable Range Rover.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/07/17 11:33 AM

Good plan: there is massive parallax error between the speedo needle, markings and the drivers eyes.

I know that what looks like 80 on the speedo is, from the GPS about 75, but above that speed I need a co-pilot to record both GPS and dial data!

Sounds like a great excuse for a run out!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/07/17 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By Aeroman
[quote=TheCustomer]Salon Prive held a Cars'n'coffee event o
Looks gorgeous Will, the colour certainly "pops!" love

Interesting how it appears to absorb the green of the vegetation in the second photo...


Thanks Brian laugh2

The courtyard pic was taken first thing in the morning - 8am or so, which I guess is why it looks cooler/bluer in that shot.
The head on pic was taken at midday - I'm sure there was some photoshoppery going on in that shot to max out the greens.

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/07/17 12:00 PM

Friday: Newbury, to a pub for lunch with a couple of other Aero Plus 8 owners.
Parked next to a 1932 Lagonda, now that is a real classic!

Good meal, great banter.

Saturday: cleaned and repaired the passenger door where the screws holding the door check had sheared. See separate post.

Sunday: Classic car show at Sherborne Castle, photos will follow!!

Close to 32,000 miles and running better than ever!
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/17 04:33 PM

Had a pleasant drive to Barsbüttel Germany today. Approx. 11 hours, got half way without roof and sidescreens then on/off drizzle so roof up. Then a brief downpour so sidescreens on. Roads dried out then what joy of a Plus 8 and an Autobahn woohoo
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/17 04:41 PM

Folkmog do not far from us , loads of fun and talked to some interesting Mog people as usual !
Posted By: gatewright

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/17 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By PeterG
Had a pleasant drive to Barsbüttel Germany today. Approx. 11 hours, got half way without roof and sidescreens then on/off drizzle so roof up. Then a brief downpour so sidescreens on. Roads dried out then what joy of a Plus 8 and an Autobahn woohoo

That's a fair old drive for a Sunday afternoon, I know Sunday's can be boring but I normally go out for a couple of hours to relieve the tedium.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/17 06:09 PM

Well there was only F1 on the TV so...
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/17 06:35 PM

Even this WE, just the time to take the car and wash it frown
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/07/17 09:32 PM

A jaunt to the west coast at Aberaeron Wales, via Tetbury & Brecon, & back to Salisbury.

Roof down through a spell of oh-so-wet welsh mist. Some seepage through door seals should be treated by feeding the rubber seals. Otherwise a faultless trip.

& a brim-to-brim 26.4 mpg for 240 miles cross-country on former A & B roads.
Which is a pleasant surprise.

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/17 04:23 PM

Backed out of the garage, turned the car round so I could work on the passenger door, then backed it in, just before the rain.

About 100m.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/07/17 05:33 PM

Didn't actually drive her but gave her some slc ie a bit of liquid polish and removed the last lot of dead creepy crawlies stuck to the front . Nice and glossy green now .
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/07/17 09:59 AM

Since getting mine back from the doctors, it's sat in the garage. The weather has been rubbish.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/07/17 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Since getting mine back from the doctors, it's sat in the garage. The weather has been rubbish.


That is being polite.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/17 11:29 AM

Swiss National Day today.
Good enough to celebrate with a quick ride!

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/17 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By Ale_72
Swiss National Day today.
Good enough to celebrate with a quick ride!


I shall have to take Tarka out in support, most of my close colleagues work in Buchs SG!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/17 12:44 PM

In ZH almost everybody I know, made a very long WE.
Posted By: Milt

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/08/17 01:54 PM

Wife and I were down on the south cost last weekend. Managed to avoid any rain at the Silverstone Classic on Saturday, and tested out our new Helinox picnic table and chairs (thanks to John Winn for the intro). Yesterday headed back after making a quick blast over to the Isle of Wight (Cowes week). Managed to get snapped and posted onto Morgan LIVE by some discerning bystander while parked up while wife popped into the shops.

Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/08/17 06:47 PM

Looks......mental !

If I saw that Mog I would be gobsmacked !
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/17 05:36 PM

Glorious photo of a stunning looking car!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/17 09:34 PM

Drove all the way up the hill from Salisbury to Peter's - just 4 1/2 miles each way, but it took me to a couple of hours gassing on Morgans, cars & life at large. And lunch (Thanks to Mrs P :-) )

Lots of fun at the moment driving the Aero through Salisbury's tourists, who look, wave, & take pics. Especially en route to the garage inside the cathedral close. It's just a tad incongruous to hear the V8 bouncing off mediaeval walls. [But sounds awesome!]

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/08/17 05:47 AM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
Drove all the way up the hill from Salisbury to Peter's - just 4 1/2 miles each way, but it took me to a couple of hours gassing on Morgans, cars & life at large. And lunch (Thanks to Mrs P :-) )

Lots of fun at the moment driving the Aero through Salisbury's tourists, who look, wave, & take pics. Especially en route to the garage inside the cathedral close. It's just a tad incongruous to hear the V8 bouncing off mediaeval walls. [But sounds awesome!]

Will


A great way to spend a couple of hours!
Will's Aero is stunning to behold, here she is in our drive...



The colours are fascinating as the ice metallic silver green seems to pick up "green-ness" from the foliage and also changes with the amount of sunlight.
I'm also convinced that the look of the S5 Aero is vastly improved by the two tone finish.

Oh, the side pipes sound so good!

(apologies for the traffic cone sticking up from behind the N/S wing...
Posted By: paulneal

Managed to skirt rain - 07/08/17 08:00 AM

Posted By: simonjrw

Re: Managed to skirt rain - 07/08/17 09:02 AM

Wow, those are seriously low profile tyres. There must be very little compliance in the sidewalls (what there is of them) How's the ride?
Fab picture!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: Managed to skirt rain - 07/08/17 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By paulneal


Why's that looking so clean on such wet roads? smile
Posted By: madmax

Re: Managed to skirt rain - 10/08/17 08:53 PM

Nice dry run with roof down to a local Morgan do , gets nice and fresh doing three figures on dual carriageways , nearly lost my coat which was lying behind the seats !
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/08/17 12:26 PM

Back from vacations.
I needed some MOG driving

Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/08/17 04:27 PM

Looks stunning
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/08/17 09:58 PM

I've done a lot of driving in mine over the past few days... just bumbling around the south coast. I have never owned a car that has received so many comments.

1. Elderly guy in a mobility scooter had a chat - still has a Morgan, but can't drive it....
2. Lads in a van in a traffic jam. 'What's that then? Beautiful. Rev the engine!
3. 3 guys at a pub - dozens of questions.
4. Jodie Kidd "that is beautiful"
5. Another driver at the lights "what a car!"

That was just yesterday!

A Morgan without side screens is almost too irresistible - people have to come and say hello.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 05:46 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I've done a lot of driving in mine over the past few days... just bumbling around the south coast. I have never owned a car that has received so many comments.

1. Elderly guy in a mobility scooter had a chat - still has a Morgan, but can't drive it....
2. Lads in a van in a traffic jam. 'What's that then? Beautiful. Rev the engine!
3. 3 guys at a pub - dozens of questions.
4. Jodie Kidd "that is beautiful"
5. Another driver at the lights "what a car!"

That was just yesterday!

A Morgan without side screens is almost too irresistible - people have to come and say hello.


So, just a normal few outings & comments then?
joy

& if you wouldn't mind , where does one find Jodie Kidd?
love
rofl
Will
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 10:09 AM

Jodie runs a pub in Kirdford - she's normally there. It's near (ish) Goodwood.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 01:41 PM

A little visit to the Dark Hedges ... have tried to upload the image via the TM sharing site ... can you let me know if you can access the image?

http://tm-img.com/image/hDqa

Ian
Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By AeroIan
A little visit to the Dark Hedges ... have tried to upload the image via the TM sharing site ... can you let me know if you can access the image?

http://tm-img.com/image/hDqa

Ian



If you copy the BB code it will display the photo without us having to click on the link.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 01:54 PM

aha ... thanks ... learning
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 01:56 PM



does that work?
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 01:57 PM

yippee ... getting there ... sorry for being slow!
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 01:58 PM

Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 02:14 PM

Nice. The series 1 has by far the prettiest rump of the Aero convertibles IMHO
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By pandy
Nice. The series 1 has by far the prettiest rump of the Aero convertibles IMHO

+1
Posted By: Malcolm Hoar

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 05:11 PM

+2
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/17 05:24 PM

5 hour journey back to the east this morning from Malvern , held up by accident near Duxford , roof off all weekend !

Drove around Hay on Wye /Builth Wells/Brecon/Elan valley earlier in the week with other Mogs , fantastic roads and scenery !
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/17 08:31 AM

I drove my Aero to Sywell Aerodrome yesterday. I was due to fly in a Spitfire (part of my 50th Birthday present). The weather was perfect so third time lucky. The first flight was cancelled due to bad weather and the second as the plane undercarriage failed on landing and so had to be repaired!!

Perfect weather, great drive, fantastic flight (I got to fly it a short while). As the Spitfire bumped across the grass heading for the run way to take off the pilot said to me "I hope you don't mind the bumpy ride"......I replied "I drive a Morgan.....I'm used to it!!".

I've thought to myself sometimes driving a Morgan might be a bit like flying a Spitfire.......the Spitfire was far smoother and easier to fly than the Morgan is to drive :-) (admittedly I only controlled the joy stick!).

Two British icons in one day......and great bank holiday weather.....a sublime day :-)
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/17 08:38 AM

That sounds a terrific day, Rob.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/17 09:19 AM

Originally Posted By TheCoot
I drove my Aero to Sywell Aerodrome yesterday. I was due to fly in a Spitfire (part of my 50th Birthday present). The weather was perfect so third time lucky. The first flight was cancelled due to bad weather and the second as the plane undercarriage failed on landing and so had to be repaired!!

Perfect weather, great drive, fantastic flight (I got to fly it a short while). As the Spitfire bumped across the grass heading for the run way to take off the pilot said to me "I hope you don't mind the bumpy ride"......I replied "I drive a Morgan.....I'm used to it!!".

I've thought to myself sometimes driving a Morgan might be a bit like flying a Spitfire.......the Spitfire was far smoother and easier to fly than the Morgan is to drive :-) (admittedly I only controlled the joy stick!).

Two British icons in one day......and great bank holiday weather.....a sublime day :-)



Used to go to this , too far now , they didn't do Spit flights then !
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/17 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By TheCoot
fantastic flight (I got to fly it a short while). As the Spitfire bumped across the grass heading for the run way to take off the pilot said to me "I hope you don't mind the bumpy ride".....


I think we need more detail!

How was it to fly? Take off? Landing? smile
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/17 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By TheCoot
I drove my Aero to Sywell Aerodrome yesterday. I was due to fly in a Spitfire (part of my 50th Birthday present). The weather was perfect so third time lucky. The first flight was cancelled due to bad weather and the second as the plane undercarriage failed on landing and so had to be repaired!!

Perfect weather, great drive, fantastic flight (I got to fly it a short while). As the Spitfire bumped across the grass heading for the run way to take off the pilot said to me "I hope you don't mind the bumpy ride"......I replied "I drive a Morgan.....I'm used to it!!".

I've thought to myself sometimes driving a Morgan might be a bit like flying a Spitfire.......the Spitfire was far smoother and easier to fly than the Morgan is to drive :-) (admittedly I only controlled the joy stick!).

Two British icons in one day......and great bank holiday weather.....a sublime day :-)


What a great experience Congratulations on the Birthday too cheers.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/17 05:20 PM

Good on you Rob. Makes life worth living. You cannot take it with you.
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/17 07:21 PM

Cheers All.

How was the Spitfire to fly.....sensitive. I am no pilot so I simply took the joystick and tried to keep the nose on the horizon. Slight hand shudders would make the plane drift but easy enough to bring back with small movements.

Take Off is fantastic hearing that V12 Merlin crank up. We kept the cockpit cover open until we got to the end of the runway as it was very hot. On start up the cockpit filled with smoke and smells from that Merlin......Ahhhhh......pure nectar :-)

Landing was probably the smoothest landing I have ever experienced. The pilot who took me up was an ex Air Marshall in the RAF a very accomplished pilot (Cliff Spink). He has been flying Spitfires for the best part of 20 years and a fine host he was too. We navigated the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and South Derbyshire countryside to locate my house following roads and landmarks. On the way back we did some rolls and a victory roll over the airfield before landing - just had to be done :-)

I will put a couple of photo's in the Forum photo gallery.

Cheers all
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/17 07:27 PM

Was at Blenheim yesterday with my GTN in the Pistonheads Supercar section. There were 2 S5 Aero's in the Pirelli section, one was a company owned one that is a rental car! So, Aero's available when you don't want to use your own :-)
Posted By: Nickplus4

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/17 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By TheCoot
Cheers All.

How was the Spitfire to fly.....sensitive. I am no pilot so I simply took the joystick and tried to keep the nose on the horizon. Slight hand shudders would make the plane drift but easy enough to bring back with small movements.

Take Off is fantastic hearing that V12 Merlin crank up. We kept the cockpit cover open until we got to the end of the runway as it was very hot. On start up the cockpit filled with smoke and smells from that Merlin......Ahhhhh......pure nectar :-)

Landing was probably the smoothest landing I have ever experienced. The pilot who took me up was an ex Air Marshall in the RAF a very accomplished pilot (Cliff Spink). He has been flying Spitfires for the best part of 20 years and a fine host he was too. We navigated the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and South Derbyshire countryside to locate my house following roads and landmarks. On the way back we did some rolls and a victory roll over the airfield before landing - just had to be done :-)

I will put a couple of photo's in the Forum photo gallery.

Cheers all


I'm reliving my trip earlier in the year from Duxford. It is fabtastic isn't it... the Dufxord grass it a bit bumpier than Sywell.

Cliff is a real gent... I accidentally chatted to him at Duxford a couple of years ago and rabbited on about my flying before realising I was standing in the shadow of a real giant... I felt a fool but he made me so at ease that it didn't matter.

Looks like you had great weather for it

Nick
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/17 07:57 PM

Hey Nick,

Cliff was such a humble gent. I read up on his experience after the flight and learned he was the Tornado lead in the first Gulf War. Earlier in his career he flew 1500 hours plus in English Electric Lightnings. In fairness he made the day, I gave him directions and he took them...his flying was way better than my navigation skills!!!

The weather on the day was perfect. It was my third attempt. On the second attempt it was cancelled because the Spitfire crashed the day before!!! Undercarriage stuck so had to belly land!!!
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/09/17 05:32 PM

Had a ride in a mates Cali today - scared the crap out of me with its rocket ship acceleration on the Grimethorpe bypass.

Envious of the roof.

Would I swap? - not for all the prosecco in Italy.





Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/09/17 07:43 PM

Good for you.

I bet you get a LOT more looks and smiles
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/09/17 12:27 AM

Your's is a great colour Clipper.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/09/17 06:09 PM

Clipper that aero looks gorgeous
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/09/17 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
Good for you.

I bet you get a LOT more looks and smiles


Agree thumbs
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/17 11:46 AM

I drove it Sunday for a few hundred kilometers.

Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/17 08:01 PM

Yesterday I got 4 new tyres and fixed the intermittent electric window. Simple silicone in the bullet connectors job, took longer getting the trim screws out.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/17 11:28 PM

Drove down to PeterJ’s today some 154 miles from Eton and back, as he was kind enough to have developed a solution to the pedal problem in the Plus 8 for drivers with a size 9 shoe or smaller. Thanks Peter, it’s a great improvement. thumbs drive

Last week in Spain and France and back on Monday, we did some 1054 miles in total, will add some photos shortly...
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By AeroIan



Ian
just caught up with this thread (I'm a bit slow on the uptake!) and spotted your 'Game of Thrones' picture smile

I hadn't seen your new exhausts 'in the metal' before and I have to say, they look great thumbs

What diameter are those tailpipes; they look much bigger than the Librands?

I seem to remember that you removed the silencers under the running boards and went for straight through pipes to the rear...?

How are you finding the system?

James
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 04:34 PM

Note to self......try not to hit horse sh1t with the underfloor air scoop for the gearbox cooling.
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 04:40 PM

James, my car has an infinity system fitted that removes the rear silencers and has similar tail pipes. It is not too loud, but usefully more so than stock. I would not want the whole lot stripping out, the noise would I fear be fine for 10 minuets but grate a bit on trips longer.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 05:00 PM

James:
Sounds like you are getting the itch to further upgrade your (superb) Aero?
Trust you have obtained the necessary sign-off?
wink. innocent
Posted By: Ludo

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 05:42 PM

Federalized car dont have the rear silencers fitted.
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By Budster
James:
Sounds like you are getting the itch to further upgrade your (superb) Aero?
Trust you have obtained the necessary sign-off?
wink. innocent


Simon

- I always find it is better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission. innocent

If that fails ,I generally deny all involvement.... flyingpig

Bye the bye, I wish I had known Susie had a Fiat Panda - I had three of them ,many years back; great fun..... thumbs

James
Posted By: Budster

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 07:26 PM

James
If it all goes wrong, we can offer sanctuary!
thumbs

ps Susie sends her best to Sandie
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/09/17 09:59 PM

Hi James, I will check the measurement tomorrow ... in the end they replaced the 'boxes' under the running boards just after the cats and then straight through. I love the noise, really been a great improvement from the original. Ian
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 08:30 AM

Originally Posted By AeroIan
.. in the end they replaced the 'boxes' under the running boards just after the cats and then straight through. I love the noise, really been a great improvement from the original....


Ian, I've been wondering if this would give my Aero Plus 8 the sound track it deserves.

We used to think Tarka sounded good, but the AMG C43 sounds, in Sport Exhaust Mode, actually better. Now, I know AMG probably spend as much developing the sound of the exhaust as MMC spent on the Plus 8, and what we have is good. But I do think about what it could be.

Peter
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By AeroIan
Hi James, I will check the measurement tomorrow ... in the end they replaced the 'boxes' under the running boards just after the cats and then straight through. I love the noise, really been a great improvement from the original. Ian


thanks Ian thumbs

When you say "in the end they replaced the boxes' under the running boards" - was this with straight through pipe to the rear or did they fabricate some new style boxes which are less restrictive?

James
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 11:37 AM

There is a company in Southampton which is well know for custom fabricating exhausts Peter. I was looking at taking the ML63 down to have some of the muffle removed prior to a DMS re-map for a laugh.

The issue is that change of back pressure on a large scale can adjust the map and tune etc.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 03:02 PM

No boxes at the rear at all, one issue is that there is a need for a few angles in the pipe on the way back, but seems ok ... and the £500 that it cost for the job, cans, pipe and tailpipes not too bad! I will try and find way to let your hear the noise ... I assume too big a file for the usual means but I will see if we can use Dropbox and give whoever wants a link. I am away from home until this evening but sounds like a job for tomorrrow afternoon 🤓
Posted By: Mark jackson

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 04:41 PM

There is a cold start vid on You tube of mine if that helps at all?

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J0yzvuroMw[/video]

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 06:14 PM

There is a company in Wilton, Torque Technique:
www.torquetechnique.co.uk/
who can probably advise.

Tarka has a single oval silencer under each running board, nothing at the back. The 1 into 2 finishers are a bit restrictive at the end.
I am wondering about a slim glass pack silencer and new end pipes.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 10:13 PM

n






James ... the diameter of the tips is 9.5 cm

The silencer under the running board sits a little lower than the original but is still higher than the lowest parts of the underside and is not noticeable from standing
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 10:16 PM

Apologies that the cleaning of the underside is not up to standard and the tips have not recently been polished 🤓
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 10:24 PM

Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/17 10:28 PM

- looks good Ian;thanks for posting thumbs

James
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/10/17 09:22 PM

Only been for an evening swim at the local leisure centre, but stepping out of the car to open the garage door - these things do look fantastic in the dark with their lights on; especially with that big old moon shining down on it.

Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/10/17 09:38 PM

Wet version

[/QUOTE]
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/10/17 12:48 PM

Went down to the Munnings museum yesterday , some dual carriageways so a bit of room to flex the v8 but not much !
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/10/17 08:03 AM

A quick blast yesterday which included roaring past an MX5 who didn't want me to overtake him. Fool. smile
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/10/17 08:36 AM

Maybe he was enjoying the view in the rear view mirror? grin2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/10/17 12:11 PM

Well, a quick bast to feed the beast with Shell V Power...
Met up with a noisy white beast, as per other thread!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/10/17 05:58 PM

A glorious run from home to Stockbridge and back today.
Some days Tarka seems to be "all together", everything just "works" in harmony.

Today was such a day. We arrived at the Butchers and bought the necessary. Not "Supermarket" prices, but the quality is way above.

The run back was fast, some great overtaking opportunities and on dry roads with warm tyres corners were taken spiritedly.

Some days the suspension clatters, the autobox change points are not ideal and it is as if the car doesn't want to play. Today she played.

So after lunch I went out on the Thruxton. Another great run...

One of those "life is good" days.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/10/17 02:08 PM

A 50 minute rumble on Sunday from Salisbury deep into the New Forest, to forage for balsamic vinegars. (Any excuse to go for a drive!)

On to the cliff at New Milton, where a shower provided some soft-top practice.

A pitstop for a late breakfast in Ringwood: "we don't serve breakfast after 11.30" oh, ok... a quick scan of the menu produced pretty much the same breakfast ingredients in a slightly different combination... waved to a troupe of Triumphs - must be the New Forest club out for a Sunday run.

& home for a spot of lazy Sunday afternoon B-)

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/10/17 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
A 50 minute rumble on Sunday from Salisbury deep into the New Forest, to forage for balsamic vinegars. (Any excuse to go for a drive!)....


Wild Balsamic in the New Forest?
Whatever next!
You must tell me where to look!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/10/17 05:40 PM

There is a Carluccio's in there somewhere - go for the £20 bottle not the cheap one !
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/10/17 05:47 PM

We are taking Shiny (the coupe) in to see John Challis (Boyce from only fools and horses) at the Anvil in Basingrad this evening.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/11/17 12:13 PM

Two days of commuting to work in mixed weather..fab grin2
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/12/17 05:07 PM

Using the Aero like a car today - a quick trip to the Amazon locker, then to the supermarket for "essentials" - 5 bottles, all fizzy.

A quick trip to the jetwash... which went better than expected. I almost have a dry cabin- a little more fettling to keep the last few drips out, where the roof seal meets the header rail seal (curiously not quite at the header rail). & while the passenger door seals now work, the driver's need another look.

& then a 45 minute trip into the countryside to pick up some deeply tasty beef. & back via a wine merchant: yes, you can stand a case of wine in the S5's boot. wine

After which, I might as well not have bothered with the jetwash!

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/12/17 06:01 PM

Excellent...
Good Man, exercise the beast regularly and it will reward you with faultless service.
Hide it in the garage for weeks on end and it will sulk.

I've always maintained that the Plus 8 is as usable as a Mazda MX5, it is not a car for warm dry Sundays.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/12/17 06:52 PM

Covered in crud like swmbo MX5?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/12/17 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By milligoon
Covered in crud like swmbo MX5?



Sure, that is what the jet wash is for.
It is, in the end, a car and not a work of art.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/12/17 10:57 PM

Last night she who must be obeyed wanted to take a trip to the local shopping centre to pick up a last minute present. I offered to take her .... provided it was in the S1 ... with the roof down .... and with me wearing a Santa hat 🤓

Lovely run ... dry clear night and great sound. Who needs reindeer?!
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/12/17 11:04 PM

Good work Ian - Santa is bound to visit you now cheers.
Posted By: Garethseries1

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/12/17 09:01 PM

160 miles Stevenage to South Yorkshire today via the A1 in the aero, did OK in the snow on the side roads when I set off.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/12/17 10:39 AM

Had a little run out yesterday before the snow came back. Glad I have a spare set of wheels as some of the potholes have got worse!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/12/17 10:44 AM

I haven't driven mine for a long while - I am beginning to wonder if I should do something in advance of starting it up (whenever that might be).

I get no pleasure from driving a sports car in appalling weather or through rivers of mud (the lane to my house), so it stays in the garage for much of the winter.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/12/17 01:36 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I haven't driven mine for a long while - I am beginning to wonder if I should do something in advance of starting it up (whenever that might be).

I get no pleasure from driving a sports car in appalling weather or through rivers of mud (the lane to my house), so it stays in the garage for much of the winter.


It was Mog weather on Christmas day here !
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/01/18 10:12 PM

Got to drive both of mine today on the same roads in the snow! The GTN was in having a service so went to collect it in the S5 which is now in for a few extra tweaks of the suspension settings and a little fettling of glitches.

The S5 is quite happy to be a bit more sedate, the GTN wants to always push on. Perhaps I should get some winter tyres! :-)

Anyway, added 150 miles to both today.
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/18 10:32 PM

Beautiful day here so had a great roof down run to the coast. Last time out was 6 weeks ago so great to be out again and let everything warm up and run
Posted By: lightsphere

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/02/18 01:42 PM

Yes, it was a great day yesterday, too good to leave mine indoors. I thought I could hear another V8 rumbling in the county.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/02/18 02:08 PM

Not sure that going to the supermarket can be considered "using" but, since it was the only occasion today...

Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/02/18 02:22 PM

Every little counts Ale (a UK supermarket joke!)
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/02/18 02:46 PM

Wasn’t far from you Dave ... Crawfordsburn, craigantlet Hill’s etc ... if I had known you were out and about I would have made the two mile detour and called by! Too damp today!
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/02/18 06:39 PM

Went to the Classic meet at Bridgnorth in the GTN yesterday.
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/02/18 08:16 PM

Originally Posted By Ale_72
Not sure that going to the supermarket can be considered "using" but, since it was the only occasion today...



I took mine out on the 17th too. My wife and I drove over to Nottingham to look at the new Aston Martin garage there and to see if they had a new Vantage in. We pulled up and on walking into the dealership a woman came up to us and said "Oooohhh I do love your car.....so do you fancy something a little more ordinary then!!!!" happy3 Clearly she has taste joy

On the way back we called at Tesco..."for a few bits" as my wife put it!!!! Suffice to say an S5 will stow a monthly shop for two if packed correctly!!! (I'm sure there's a thread on S5 luggage somewhere!!) swear
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/02/18 07:05 PM

Down to Brighton for the weekend - the hard top makes the Aero very usable in this chilly weather. On the way back passed 5,500 miles in 10 1/2 months - not bad for a weekend warrior!

Will
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/02/18 07:29 PM

Out in the sun with the roof off with my brother. We had a good blast. Stopped at a pub and on the way out a biker was looking at the car and said "Great car, beautiful, lovely colour....but I bet it's warmer roof down than being on a bike".

I replied...."you're joking aren't you....it's a Morgan....the heater don't work and it's got a drag coefficient equal to a breeze block....we're freezing!!" Happy days :-)
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/02/18 07:34 PM

Finally this WE a couple of hundreds km done.
Even with nicer weather than expected.

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/02/18 11:21 AM

I wish...
Tarka is in the garage, it is snowing outside.
Not sure that hood down in the snow is an experience I want to have....

BUT...it might help show the airflow path into the cockpit....!!

Hmm.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/02/18 10:22 PM

Delightful commute to work today. Snow and ice. A chilly -4c. Roof up, it was cold.. Back end was a tadge twitchy laugh
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/02/18 10:32 PM

Good stuff - was the cars back end twitching as well ?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/03/18 05:29 PM

Wednesday 7th March started out so well, blue sky, chilly but not cold, so i thought I'd get Tarka out for only the 2nd time since the start of the year.

A great run over to Gillingham, Dorset to see my pal Richard. We went to Cafe Newt for lunch, highly recommended, especially if you like exotic Iyalian bikes amd other things...as well as new things from Guzzi, MV and Aprillia they have a nice Heskith for sale and a single cylinder Ducatti with an exposed flywheel!

Leaving the Cafe it started to spit with rain, so when we got back to his home I put the hood up.
About 20 min later the heavens opened and I drove back in incredibly wet weather.
This was the result..



I don't think I've ever seen so much mud on the car....
Time to get the hose out!
Posted By: Rudolf

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/03/18 06:37 PM

Cafe Newt.

Are they the same people Hesketh is writing about on their FB page?
https://www.facebook.com/Hesketh-Motorcycles-266970416730900/

Rudolf
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/03/18 06:57 AM

Possibly, I think that the Cafe and the dealer is linked to the people behind MotoCorsa.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/03/18 01:03 PM

Took Lucifer out for a brief drive on friday for his annual service & mot, had a few extras done like axle/gearbox oil and thankfully no other issues were apparent.. so for once, not a bad bill! joy
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/03/18 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By NickCW
Took Lucifer out for a brief drive on Friday joy


What a wonderful name for an Aero!!
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/03/18 08:10 PM

About two hours roof down driving today to a client's premises and back. The weather was great and the noise of the v8 glorious. It's great to be back using the s1 for 'normal' use ... lots of waves and thumbs up ...

Ian
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/03/18 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By NickCW
Took Lucifer out for a brief drive on Friday joy


What a wonderful name for an Aero!!


grin2 cheers
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/03/18 02:39 PM

Finally got Tarka out for a drive.
Really glorious, I do love the car! Roll on the spring. happy3

Entering a roundabout in Salisbury, slightly up hill and on a dry road I was a bit excited and gave it a bit more throttle than needed. Pronounced back end wiggle... the LSD does seem to work! evil

But the rear tyres are down to about 1.5mm above the wear bar and the date code is Week 36, 2013. I think they were fitted new when I got Tarka in late 2014, with 15,000 miles on it. I've added 20,000 miles, so they have done reasonably well!
Going to be expensive as I'll have to replace all 4......

Peter
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/03/18 09:25 PM

Don't forget that the last 2mm are designed to be burnt up. Its the law ! Big number 11 on a road somewhere.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/03/18 11:41 PM

Mine still slumbers.... the lane to my house is like the Somme, almost impassible in a Range Rover. The first MOT is due next week, so I shall have to venture out. frown
Posted By: Crunchie Gears

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/03/18 11:56 PM

I have a trip planned on Monday to Banbury so will take the back roads and the +8. Excited already!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/03/18 06:46 AM

I'll be taking Tarka across town to Old Sarum Airfield to meet up with the 3 Wheeler pilots for breakfast, and then a trip round the BDAC.


THIS is a museum that is focussed on aircraft that flew from Boscombe Down.

Well worth a visit... visitors are encouraged to climb into the Cockpits and play.
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/03/18 08:13 PM

Crikey with aircraft that were current for my time getting some in, does that qualify me as a museum exhibit?
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/03/18 12:40 PM

Nice to get the roof off - meet with York’s Morgan at Buckles Inn then scenic run to Eden Camp Museum at Malton.


Posted By: Garethseries1

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/03/18 08:15 PM

Barnsley to Curborough taster day in the Aero S1. I did not take it to the limit but found the breaks really good. The track was dry and the back end was easy to catch on the couple of occasions it wagged. If I was to compare it to my 4/4 I would say the handling is similar but smoother. Oh and the aero is faster.
I have been told that later Aero cars have even better breaks?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/03/18 09:19 PM

Good to see an Aero 8 out there on track today smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/03/18 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By milligoon
Crikey with aircraft that were current for my time getting some in, does that qualify me as a museum exhibit?


No, but we would love you as a Member to help with the restoration.... £15.00 a year and all the classic RAF banter you like!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/03/18 12:05 PM

Glorious run to Stockbridge this morning, for meat, fish and coffee..
32 miles on quiet roads under a brilliant blue sky.

A proper traditional butchers with excellent meat.

Some photos HERE

WARNING: Photographs of fresh meat and dead animals!
Posted By: Crunchie Gears

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/03/18 02:11 PM

Just got back from Banbury. Sunny weather, mostly, and the roar of the V8 through the Cotswolds and only a short burst on the Motorway. What a pleasure to drive this car down the B roads with little traffic. Brilliant.
Posted By: Garethseries1

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/03/18 04:21 PM

Thank you Graham for Marshalling at the event. Well organised, relaxed and nice to see some interesting Mogs at full chat.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/03/18 04:39 PM

Glad you enjoyed it Gareth.
Do come and say "hello" next time! smile
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/03/18 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Glorious run to Stockbridge this morning, for meat, fish and coffee..
32 miles on quiet roads under a brilliant blue sky.

A proper traditional butchers with excellent meat.

Some photos HERE

WARNING: Photographs of fresh meat and dead animals!


He certainly looks like the real deal, faggots as well, I can't remember the last time I saw sawdust on the floor of a butchers shop.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/03/18 07:45 AM

They make their own faggots, pork and game pies, sausage rolls and a few other wonderful things!

The smoked trout is prepared in house, they have a smoker round the back and all the trout is locally caught.

All their meat is properly aged and they also butcher game for customers.

Yes the sawdust adds to the local "authenticity", as do the ladies who take the money: the guys behind the counter do not touch money, it is in their view, unhygienic. Another "old time" feature is they shut for lunch, 1 hour from 1pm to 2pm.

Sadly they are no longer allowed to hang eat, birds and so on from hooks in the window.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/03/18 08:26 AM

Long drive on sat morning down to near Baldock to a jag restoration place , going in the Mog , will be raining as per usual but we all have 3 wipers don't we !
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/03/18 09:12 AM

Jag restoration?
What are you buying then Steve? smile
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/03/18 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Jag restoration?
What are you buying then Steve? smile


There are icons and then there's an e-type !
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/03/18 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By madmax
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Jag restoration?
What are you buying then Steve? smile


There are icons and then there's an e-type !

Nice one, which series? Coupe or convertible?
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/18 06:35 AM

Very wet out there yesterday - saturday , only briefly did it stop raining then it started again , lots of pot holes which are getting bigger on all A roads travelled on and lots of large puddles on the smaller roads , thank goodness for the sound of the v8 which makes up for the weather !
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/18 07:10 AM

Yes, although only out of the carcoon so I could fold it up, then back in the garage. Looking forward to a nice dry day when I can stretch the cars legs.
Simon
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/18 09:16 AM

On to the drive to wash off the mud... then I'll wash the C43 which collects mud in a way that suggests the body has strange properties....!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/18 02:29 PM

And back into the garage, now looking spick and span.

I even washed the inside of the bonnet and sprayed the engine with Muck-Off Bike protect, when wiped down it looks shiny!!

Now, a dry day to enjoy it?

Tomorrow is out, that is certain. Thursday looks fine...dry, not cold. A day out beckons!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/18 02:56 PM

'twas dry here!

A run through the New Forest to pick up a leg of lamb (any excuse!) - it must be almost my only run on dry roads in months.

& I did start to wonder, in the odd moments where I could open up the taps on a bend, whether the oversteer feeling has diminished, and the handling is now quite neutral. Pushing around a very large roundabout I felt that I had oversteer from the loud pedal, but not from the steering wheel.
I wonder if it'll stay that way when the tarmac & tyres are warmer.

I must check the tyre pressures & see where they're at.

The Aero & tyres have now done almost 6,000 miles... I wonder if everything's settled in a bit. And the driver too.

Will
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/04/18 08:46 PM

Was out for dinner this evening and saw a lovely S5 ... black and silver ... think the reg was M80AER ... lightsphere ... have you seen that one?
Posted By: mmalone

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/18 03:59 PM

We were down at Castle Leslie in Monaghan for lunch. Lovely. My wife, and all the other lady diners got a miniature rose plant with about 5 buds on it.
It's a good test for the sump guard. The Monaghan speed limit of 80kmph is aspirational and it would take nerves of steel to attain it.
Good to get it back out of the garage.
Hope to meet you on 22nd at Carrickfergus.
Mike
PS Bathhurst blue, a deep metallic blue Aeromax colour
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/18 04:07 PM

Today I was here. Amazing.
http://www.villaggiocrespi.it/en/

Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/18 05:38 PM

Mike ... was in Donaghadee ... was that you?
Posted By: mmalone

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/04/18 08:01 PM

Yep. At Mauds for a last Pooh Bear before the weather broke!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/18 04:34 PM

Took my Daughter out for lunch, parked in the carpark and came out to find this piece of automotive art beside it.



The owner drove off, making a wonderful noise. It is the first 720s I've seen close up and I have to say whilst past McLaren models haven't really made me take up and notice, this new model does. It has a degree of lithe beauty and smoothness of form that is just outstanding.

From the road tests it is a bit quick, too...., no real surprise as it has 2 X the bhp of Tarka and weighs just about 70kg more....

We had a good lunch, the car was the icing on the cake, as it were!
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/18 04:50 PM

Nice to see you both Peter, I agree that the 720S is a huge step forward on the 650S that I had previously. The fit and finish is pretty perfect and the performance is just amazing - there’s not many cars that make the Plus 8’s performance seem somewhat mundane, but this Mclaren manages it. crazy2

I think the Woodspeen (http://www.thewoodspeen.com/restaurant/) lunch was even better than the last time we were there and it was a really nice drive there and back, though I did envy you your hood-down motoring....
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/18 09:10 PM

Can’t make the 22nd ... but can’t wait to see that S5 in the flesh up close ... beautiful Mike
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/04/18 09:36 PM

A run out in the S5 to just past Shrewsbury and back in the sunshine today. The new handling pack works brilliantly and aids the heavy right foot!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/18 04:02 PM

A mini road trip!

Friday: Salisbury to Williams for an annual service.
And this:



... which turns out to be an effective S1 disguise thinking

then Williams to Brighton (not the smartest piece of timing at the end of the easter holiday week, but there are some fabulous off-motorway roads in Wilts/Hants/Surrey/Sussex.
I saw one jam on the M4 westbound: 3 or 4 cars had gently collided: no major damage, all on the hard shoulder. Police in attendance. And a 5 mile tailback!.
Which is why I tried my damndest to keep off the motorways.

And today, a blast back from Hove to Salisbury, taking the mileage over 6,100 in 53 weeks.

Will
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/18 03:57 PM

good grief

this may never happen again

In my S5 Aero

on the A338, just south of Fordingbridge

I saw an S5 Aero coming the other way.

Red. Plate starting GE04 I think

What's the chances of that happening, if you're not in Malvern, or attending a meetup?!

Will
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/18 04:04 PM

It’s a good point that I’ve not really thought about but apart from Mog meets or events, cant recall ever seeing another Aero on the road.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/18 04:25 PM

Me too, only ever seen 1 other not in captivity.....
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/18 06:24 PM

When I bought my first Aero S3 back in 2012 I proudly drove it the first week into the local town.......and was gutted to pass another one coming out of the town!!! :-) Never seen it before or since!!!
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/04/18 09:05 PM

When I had my Series 3 in Bentley Silverlake, IMHO the best ever colour for the Aero, I was driving into my village in my Mercedes only to see my car being stolen, driven towards me!!!

Turned out it was another S3 in Bentley Silverlake!!! The principal reason I went to matt black textured paint with yellow leather and yellow wheels for my S4. I didn't want the chance of thinking someone had stolen my car.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/18 03:25 PM

Yes, yes, yes!
Finally got to drive the car for the first time this year.....GLORIOUS!
Only about 10 miles, but what a car.
Simon
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/18 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By simonjrw
Yes, yes, yes!
Finally got to drive the car for the first time this year.....GLORIOUS!
Only about 10 miles, but what a car.
Simon


It sounds like you have fallen in love all over again thumbs.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/18 03:42 PM

Tok Tarka out, I wore shorts, it was that warm!

Drive around Salisbury today, running chores, including a new garden tap from B&Q, a CO2 cylinder for the water chiller/carbonator (fits behind the seats on the parcel shelf) and cat food.

The activities were mundane, but it didn't matter, Tarka was magnificent.
Tomorrow will be wonderful, I'm going to take the side screens off!

It is really great to have A/C blowing cold air over my legs!!
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/18 07:57 PM

Blast down the A1 to NT Clumber Park and lunch in Bawtry - great Mog driving day.

Never thought I would need air con in April with the roof down. works well at keeping you cool though with that big V8 up front.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/04/18 10:56 PM

Ludlow to Thruxton to Farnborough to Wimbledon to Ludlow today in the S5. 300 plus miles, didn't check exactly. Nice run out though!
Posted By: AeroIan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/04/18 05:39 PM

after having used the S1 much less over the winter, its been great to be back to using her on the daily commute to the office. Its been roof down this week ... a great way to clear the head before work ... and to recover afterwards ...
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/04/18 08:27 AM

I took the S2 out to meet a contact in Reading and then up to London for a meeting with an old colleague yesterday. I always forget how much fun it is to drive it with less weight and manual gearbox compared to the Coupe. It really does feel like a rocket. I came home around 9.30-11.00pm on a lovely night with the top down.

Coupe out today, check the sump before going anywhere!

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/04/18 11:17 AM

Drove over to Arlesford today to meet Neil for a bit of breakfast and to talk about OBD reader codes....

Glorious drive over, less good back as the weather has "gone off"!
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/04/18 08:16 PM

Run over to Silverstone to see the VSCC and Morgan Challenge. Spotted a couple of morgan and an Aero +8 on the way home . Old English White with a red roof around Northampton.
Posted By: Crunchie Gears

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/04/18 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Run over to Silverstone to see the VSCC and Morgan Challenge. Spotted a couple of morgan and an Aero +8 on the way home . Old English White with a red roof around Northampton.


ASBO are you checking out the competition laugh
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/18 06:42 AM

Down into Dorset on Saturday for lunch at the delightful Summer Lodge Hotel.

The Aero's definitely running cooler than last year in warm weather.
Which could be...
... at nearing 6,000 miles and freshly serviced, it's run in
... there was a kink in the pipework for the oil cooler - now that's fixed oil can flow freely
... the reduced numberplate size increases airflow to the radiators
... the temperature gauge is on the blink.

Could be any or all of the above!

Will
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/18 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By Crunchie Gears
Originally Posted By asbojohn
Run over to Silverstone to see the VSCC and Morgan Challenge. Spotted a couple of morgan and an Aero +8 on the way home . Old English White with a red roof around Northampton.


ASBO are you checking out the competition laugh



They were far to competitive only 0.5 seconds between the 2 cars. I'm going to need to shift a serious amount of ballast if I wanted to compete or persuade then to introduce a handicap system.
Posted By: Crunchie Gears

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/18 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Originally Posted By Crunchie Gears
Originally Posted By asbojohn
Run over to Silverstone to see the VSCC and Morgan Challenge. Spotted a couple of morgan and an Aero +8 on the way home . Old English White with a red roof around Northampton.


ASBO are you checking out the competition laugh



They were far to competitive only 0.5 seconds between the 2 cars. I'm going to need to shift a serious amount of ballast if I wanted to compete or persuade then to introduce a handicap system.


I have lost a gallon and 3/4 and now 62 Kg. Hoping for a top 5 at Anglesey this weekend :))
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/04/18 08:33 PM

Putting yourself under pressure here Paul! doh
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/04/18 06:23 AM

Originally Posted By Crunchie Gears


I have lost a gallon and 3/4 and now 62 Kg. Hoping for a top 5 at Anglesey this weekend :))


I didn't realise you attended the weight watchers at Anglesey.


Please don't go on the track and stand sideways on as you'll disappear. smile

Good luck
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/04/18 06:33 PM

Drove mine today and got rather wet.... I went out without the sides on and, of course, the heavens opened. I put the roof on, but got extremely wet all the same. Lots of drying in the garage when I got home.

I think, actually I know, the Wolf Racing rubbing plate saved my sump plug again.... another clonk on a badly surfaced country lane. I am always amazed at how low and how unprotected the Aero is.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/04/18 06:45 PM

Good on you they do need using but a proper downing really does take a bit of dedication to dry out properly. Of course the best way is a very brisk run out in the dry but I suspect that was not possible today.

Good news about the sump protection though.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/04/18 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Drove mine today and got rather wet.... I went out without the sides on and, of course, the heavens opened. .


I got caught out this morning....hood down, side screens absent.

I discovered that at 60 and above I wasn't getting wet.... but any slower and yes, I and the car was getting wet.

Fortunately only 2 miles from home, but that was enough.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/04/18 12:57 PM

Getting better at it, but the S5 roof doesn't help my rain anxiety gloomy .
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 03:27 PM

Monday May Bank Holiday, Day 3 of the heatwave.....

Drove over to "The Thomas Lord" Pub in the Meon Valley to meet my sister and brother in law for lunch and to celebrate both my and my sisters retirement.

Tarka outside a wonderful English pub....




It has been a gloriously hot bank holiday, thank goodness for the A/C!

We went via the A30 to Stockbridge, then the "original" last part of the A272 through Sparsholt to Winchester, crossing the Spitfire bridge to look down on a virtually stationary southbound M3, then back on the A272 to the A32 and West Meon. Lots of bikes out and a few interesting cars, including a 3 wheeled Morgan Aero.

The pub is good, as is the food. This is a LINK to their website.
We ate in the garden, with a lot of other people...we had booked otherwise we would not have had any food, by 2pm they were turning people away.
I think they were a lot busier than expected.

As we arrived at 11:40 I was able to park outside, a few minutes later a glorious Jag turned up.

Here we are together!



The E Type owner had been going to Goodwood, but a binding front brake brought his plans to an end..

A wonderful day out, Tarka performed flawlessly, no heat soak through from the engine to the cockpit (unlike the Roadster) and the coolant temperature stayed on 82C.

PS: Photos taken on new iPhone 8, much better than the old 5C!!
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 03:28 PM

Lovely pictures Peter
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 03:29 PM

Stunning combo. E type and Plus 8. Both amazing.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 03:29 PM

Thanks John!
Cheers....wine
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 04:45 PM

Those are fun roads and great scenery.
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 05:09 PM

quintessential British pub and a classic (looking!) Morgan - superb pictures Peter thumbs

James
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 05:27 PM

That looks very nice Peter, enjoy your re——ment! No Morgan currently at home so can’t drive an Aero today. However, we did drive the Plus 8’s up to Malvern on Friday, as they are being transported to Milan as the first part of our Italian tour! drive 🇮🇹
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 06:07 PM

Last Friday? If so I missed you...
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Monday May Bank Holiday, Day 3 of the heatwave.....

Drove over to "The Thomas Lord" Pub in the Meon Valley to meet my sister and brother in law for lunch and to celebrate both my and my sisters retirement.

Tarka outside a wonderful English pub....




It has been a gloriously hot bank holiday, thank goodness for the A/C!

We went via the A30 to Stockbridge, then the "original" last part of the A272 through Sparsholt to Winchester, crossing the Spitfire bridge to look down on a virtually stationary southbound M3, then back on the A272 to the A32 and West Meon. Lots of bikes out and a few interesting cars, including a 3 wheeled Morgan Aero.

The pub is good, as is the food. This is a LINK to their website.
We ate in the garden, with a lot of other people...we had booked otherwise we would not have had any food, by 2pm they were turning people away.
I think they were a lot busier than expected.

As we arrived at 11:40 I was able to park outside, a few minutes later a glorious Jag turned up.

Here we are together!



The E Type owner had been going to Goodwood, but a binding front brake brought his plans to an end..

A wonderful day out, Tarka performed flawlessly, no heat soak through from the engine to the cockpit (unlike the Roadster) and the coolant temperature stayed on 82C.

PS: Photos taken on new iPhone 8, much better than the old 5C!!


You could have got it all on - cut its back off!

Anyway, that bronze colour looks great in the sun - this is why we have em.

Just cruising locally - I love the Aero - it's got it's flaws, but it's a work of modern art and every body else seems to like it too. So glad I bought it.

Going to the Isle of Man Wednesday, but taking the Plus 4 - dodgy weather and dodgy roof on the Aero umbrella
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 08:00 PM

Lovely run out this evening to Lawrenny,my son on his harley and two Mogs in convoy and the sun going down over the Cleddau estuary.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Last Friday? If so I missed you...

Yes, but I didn’t see you there Graham! Don’t know if you went in the Aero shed, but there was a car there under a cover (not an Aero) there which will be mine! 😉
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/18 09:46 PM

A great run (320 mile round trip) on Saturday in the s5 to the last game of the football season. Fantastic weather each way and some nice turns of pace!

Today an early start down to Stratford for the Festival of Motoring with the GTN. Some nice cars around the town. Only saw 2 other Morgan's. One a naughty 1930's 3 wheeler who I saw arrive. He parked up outside Shakespeare's house and had gone before any stewards could tell him the frontage had to remain clear at all times. Probably for tourists to take their snaps I guess.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/05/18 05:47 AM

Originally Posted By Aeroman

Yes, but I didn’t see you there Graham! Don’t know if you went in the Aero shed, but there was a car there under a cover (not an Aero) there which will be mine! 😉

I was shadowing a tour Brian, so that may be it.
Didn't see your new one, perhaps I'll get a sneaky look today smile
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 02:07 AM

Lovely pictures Peter, but such a shame you're summer has come so early smile
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 04:47 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Aeroman

Yes, but I didn’t see you there Graham! Don’t know if you went in the Aero shed, but there was a car there under a cover (not an Aero) there which will be mine! 😉

I was shadowing a tour Brian, so that may be it.
Didn't see your new one, perhaps I'll get a sneaky look today smile


You are spending a lot of time at MMC Graham!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By Aeroman
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Last Friday? If so I missed you...

Yes, but I didn’t see you there Graham! Don’t know if you went in the Aero shed, but there was a car there under a cover (not an Aero) there which will be mine! 😉


SP1????
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 02:40 PM

SP2??
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 03:27 PM


I thought that Brian already had that lovely Red creation at home love.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 03:56 PM

Drove up to Felixstowe with house move yesterday. Lots of nice sun & the Mog is now in it's new home as are 5 million packing cases.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 04:00 PM

Good luck with the fettling the house and bits thumbs.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 05:59 PM

I have had the lane to my house flattened - all the potholes removed. I can now escape in the Morgan with ease. smile

Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/18 07:50 PM

It looks like you live in Sleepy Hollow.

It will give you a lot more freedom after your sump clouts.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/05/18 07:47 AM

Yes - the dreaded SC's! The sump guard has saved my engine more times than I can count.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/05/18 03:21 PM



A bit of a road trip!

Car was transported to Inverness by Car Storage Scotland while we went by sleeper train. Highly recommended - especially once the upgraded sleeper cars arrive.

& then we had the joy of fabulous, empty roads for a week.

drive

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/05/18 03:55 PM

What a sensible solution to the long drag up.

May one ask what it cost?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/05/18 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda
I have had the lane to my house flattened - all the potholes removed. I can now escape in the Morgan with ease. smile


All it needs now is a few tones of crushed limestone and a box blade attachment on your tractor and you will have a great drive....

Lots of videos on Youtube show how to do it.!!
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/05/18 05:03 PM

Nice drive up to Malvern this afternoon.
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/05/18 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By PeterG
Nice drive up to Malvern this afternoon.


That was yesterdays drive. Dropped the aero off for a service before a trip to Italy and drove the 3 wheeler for the last time as it goes up for sale next week. gloomy

On the up side new toy on order spend
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 06:37 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
What a sensible solution to the long drag up.

May one ask what it cost?


It worked very well. We arrived fresh from a decent night's sleep, and ready for a holiday. I'm not sure that would've been the case if we'd driven that far north.

& it cost £1400... which seems a lot until set against the additional costs of a 2 day trip to Inverness:
- food & lodgings: budget £500 a night
- fuel... 560 miles at 25mpg - it's a couple of tank-fulls, maybe 3

The sleeper cost £250, plus a nice meal out in Soho beforehand.

So the net cost to have 2 days holiday, rather than hard driving to get to Scotland, is about £500.

For this time-poor traveller it made sense

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 08:57 AM

Agree, financial sense.

When I was young I'd drive from Twickenham to Dyce in one go, in a Hillman Avenger. I'd start in the summer at about 5am and it took about 12 hours. I'd stop 3 or 4 times for coffee and fuel.
Back in the day the border was, in time, half way. No dual carriageway after Sterling!

Today? Not sure I'f I'd want to do that trip the same way. I'm 40 years older and the traffic is a lot heavier. The cars are better, it has to be said!



Did you drive back, or have the car shipped back?
Posted By: hARPpy chappie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 08:58 AM

Cracking few days whizzing round The Ardenne notching up the miles for the first service. Rolling hills and empty roads with the sun obliging the whole way.
(making a hash of uploading photo's as usual but you never know....)
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J

Did you drive back, or have the car shipped back?



We drove back, stopping off at friends & family east of Edinburgh & the Wirral.

The roads through the borders were fabulous - quick, flowing old A roads, with very little traffic.

Will
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Originally Posted By PeterG
Nice drive up to Malvern this afternoon.


That was yesterdays drive. Dropped the aero off for a service before a trip to Italy and drove the 3 wheeler for the last time as it goes up for sale next week. gloomy

On the up side new toy on order spend


So what's replacing this then drive
Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 12:39 PM

Something with 4 wheels. wink

Longest I've ever had a car. Just hope I won't miss it too much.

It's not getting used the last 3 MOT's show its done less than 500 miles each year. So time for a new adventure.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Something with 4 wheels. wink

Longest I've ever had a car. Just hope I won't miss it too much.

It's not getting used the last 3 MOT's show its done less than 500 miles each year. So time for a new adventure.



There's me thinking it was this

Posted By: asbojohn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 03:53 PM

That's the wrong type of green car for me.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 06:42 PM

Originally Posted By PeterG
Originally Posted By asbojohn
Originally Posted By PeterG
Nice drive up to Malvern this afternoon.


That was yesterdays drive. Dropped the aero off for a service before a trip to Italy and drove the 3 wheeler for the last time as it goes up for sale next week. gloomy

On the up side new toy on order spend


So what's replacing this then drive

Ha, well that was taken today - my 4/4 is in the background smile
Good to catch up today Peter! thumbs
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/05/18 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By asbojohn
Originally Posted By PeterG
Nice drive up to Malvern this afternoon.


That was yesterdays drive. Dropped the aero off for a service before a trip to Italy and drove the 3 wheeler for the last time as it goes up for sale next week. gloomy

On the up side new toy on order spend


Damage sorted then, chaps..? innocent



Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/05/18 03:47 AM

You too Graham, good luck with the wink
Posted By: Jays

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/05/18 07:05 AM

Originally Posted By PeterG
You too Graham, good luck with the wink


🤓
Posted By: Aero250

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/05/18 05:46 PM

Just had a quick trip to the Monaco Historic GP excellent weekend and great to do a proper trip in theMorgan to kick the season off.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/05/18 10:28 AM

Nice. just wondering where you go on a long trip, takes us a day to get to the ferry....

Em
Posted By: Aero250

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/05/18 10:30 PM

I agree the drive from Manchester to the ferry was the usual drag especially with the m25 traffic on the hottest bank holiday in years!
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/18 08:11 AM

Aero 250 . Were your legs rare medium rare or well done,on stop on the M25 in an Aero bet you were cooking. The highlights on tv of the event looked fantastic.


Em
Posted By: Aero250

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/18 11:21 AM

They were a tad warm. I now understand why it has the air scoop under the transmission tunnel. The race was great, much better racing than I expected with fast committed drivers
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/18 04:03 PM

A wonderful drive across country from home to NT Stourhead, for lunch, a walk round the lake, and back.

The sky was blue, the birds were singing and Tarka was behaving flawlessly.
Taken from the Temple of Apollo, looking over the lake.



One of the best photos I've taken and it was using an iPhone 8!!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/18 05:17 PM

Stourhead is stunning. I will go back, but has some memories I'd rather not awaken at present.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/05/18 09:08 AM

Out and about yesterday in a traffic free Salisbury (thanks Harry and Megan!) I passed 3 other Morgans and a TR7.
The Mogs were 2 in silver and one black.
I think this is the most I've seen in one day!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/18 07:10 AM

I took mine to a local village fair.... lovely weather, beer £3 a pint.

Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/18 05:49 PM

That grass needs some rain..
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/05/18 09:08 PM

It was hot.... surprised that grass was so bleached, my lawns are still very green.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/05/18 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
A wonderful drive across country from home to NT Stourhead, for lunch, a walk round the lake, and back.

The sky was blue, the birds were singing and Tarka was behaving flawlessly.
Taken from the Temple of Apollo, looking over the lake.



One of the best photos I've taken and it was using an iPhone 8!!


That is a fantastic photo, what a view!
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/18 04:32 PM

Collected Big Blue from Ledgerwood following a service, sump protector fitted and wiper error(arms not coming to park correctly).

Wipers done under warranty fortunately, as it cost a grand for a new (think) sender unit (black box with fuses on it) plus eight hours labour.

Hopefully, that was my Aero niggler.
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/18 05:28 PM

Saw this prowling around at the Factory today...wonder what the story is ? !!!


Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/18 05:30 PM

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/18 05:50 PM

Missed you again Kev!
I was told last week why it was there, but can't remember after a weekend at Prescott.
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/18 06:02 PM

Saw you at Prescott looking splendid dressed in all black!!!

Only a short blast of rain on Sunday... dire forcasts seemed to keep visitors away...but it turned out to be a good day....even met SBM (or was it Eric?) and son Number 1 on the way out.

Love La Vie et Bleu.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/05/18 07:20 PM

Nope... mine has been at B&C since last Thursday.... and is still there. I missed it over the bank holiday and lovely weather. frown
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/05/18 05:17 AM

Originally Posted By KEVFITZ
Saw this prowling around at the Factory today...wonder what the story is ? !!!


Plug change?

Those photos show exactly why the side exit pipes sound so good, there is virtually no exhaust, just a short length of pipe between the cat and a silencer that isn't much larger than the cat!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/05/18 06:01 AM

Air filter change? laugh2
Probably it will end up in the paint shop as well since there are some dents in the back, marked.
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/05/18 06:35 AM

It was just coming out of the paint shop when I saw it.
Posted By: SFG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/05/18 06:46 AM

The car on the far side seems to have a very upright windscreen, is that normal?
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/05/18 07:33 AM

Are the tail lights fitted?
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/18 05:55 AM

Up at 5.30 this morning to give the Aero a wax and polish before going to Scolton Manor classic car show,with nearly 600 cars it has become a bit of a fixture quite a few Taffmoggers in attendance.Weather looks good made myself a cuppa off down the harbour for 10 mins before the memsahib gets up.Empty car park sitting in the Mog mug of tea excellent.

Em
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/18 06:00 AM

Originally Posted By aerotaff
Up at 5.30 this morning to give the Aero a wax and polish before going to Scolton Manor classic car show,with nearly 600 cars it has become a bit of a fixture quite a few Taffmoggers in attendance.Weather looks good made myself a cuppa off down the harbour for 10 mins before the memsahib gets up.Empty car park sitting in the Mog mug of tea excellent.

Em


Sounds great, Enjoy
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/18 06:16 AM

Also up (not quite as early) to go to a small breakfast meet in Coggeshall, Essex. Fabulous day for it!
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/18 06:32 AM

Started the car quietly coasted down the hill tipped my tea on the carpet going over a speed bump and when i parked up a shite hawk emptied its undercarriage over my lovely clean bonnet.Polishing a car at 5.30 what was i thinking......


Em
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/18 09:45 AM

Originally Posted By aerotaff
Up at 5.30 this morning to give the Aero a wax and polish before going to Scolton Manor classic car show,with nearly 600 cars it has become a bit of a fixture quite a few Taffmoggers in attendance.Weather looks good made myself a cuppa off down the harbour for 10 mins before the memsahib gets up.Empty car park sitting in the Mog mug of tea excellent.

Em


- and you mock me for my polishing addiction doh

Enjoy your day at the show Em. (sorry about the tea and the seagull....)

James
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/18 04:16 PM

Great day out James there wasent one car as highly polished as yours though,we met a guy with a plus 8 barn find been stood for over 20 yrs stuck some fuel in and a new battery and it started.I will look foreward to seeing it next year after a near total re build .


EM
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/18 04:56 PM

Not recently, too many dead insects on the front.
Happens every time I use her.
A major design flaw, I feel.
Is there some sort of "non stick" coating that could be applied??
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/06/18 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Is there some sort of "non stick" coating that could be applied??

Common fault I fear.
I tried with rainx (only idea I had in mind) but reality is that you need or a high pressure water jet stuff (not sure how to name it in English) or the old good elbow grease.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/18 07:04 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Not recently, too many dead insects on the front.
Happens every time I use her.
A major design flaw, I feel.
Is there some sort of "non stick" coating that could be applied??


I guess all vintage cars who share our shape must have this problem?

The front of mine is an insect graveyard.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/18 08:26 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Not recently, too many dead insects on the front.
Happens every time I use her.
A major design flaw, I feel.
Is there some sort of "non stick" coating that could be applied??


Yes but catching the flies and adding it to them in advance can be difficult. grin2
Posted By: Budster

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/18 10:48 AM

By applying Meg’s Ultimate Quick Detailer to front facing areas; though the insects still are just as numerous, washing them off is far easier.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/06/18 11:18 AM

I too am a fan of Meguairs Ultimate Detailer and use it a lot.

But not right now!

Am laid up whist the knee recovers from the partial replacement.

No driving for me for quite a few weeks yet swear
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/06/18 04:19 PM

Run out with the "LogMog" crew this morning, not far, only about 35 miles up and down the Woodford Valley, which runs from Salisbury to Amesbury.

A good collection of 15 cars, no true Aeros and only Tarka as an Aero Plus 8.

I wish these runs were a bit more adventurous, 60 to 90 miles seems reasonable for a morning run. We finished up at Old Sarum airfield for a coffee and then a look round BDAC, where I work.
Caroline had an hour is the simulator, demonstrating very firmly that she is a far better pilot than I, landing her Beagle Pup on the main runway at Boscombe Down.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/06/18 06:10 PM

Still stuck with no Morgan... the 3rd weekend of glorious weather missed. frown
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/06/18 08:41 AM

You can always come over here and drive mine!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/06/18 11:01 AM

Thanks mate. smile
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/06/18 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Not recently, too many dead insects on the front.
Happens every time I use her.
A major design flaw, I feel.
Is there some sort of "non stick" coating that could be applied??


So today I drove the car out of the garage for a good wash: MuckOff is great at removing insect road kill...and brake dust.
Whilst it was out there i washed the hood and re-proofed it, using the AutoGlym stuff. Now it is an uniform dark brown.
Next job is to detail the inside and feed the hungry leather!

Wednesday we taking Tarka over Fort Nelson, overlooking Portsmouth.

Next week we will probably drive up the Fosse Way on our trip to Lincoln, for the TM BBMF trip..., depends a bit on the forecast weather.

Then I'll have to clean it again.... happy3
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/06/18 09:29 PM

I took the Coupe out today. None of the cleaning related things Peter talks about - note too self need to buy cleaning things.

Went shopping. Found out the boot on the Coupe is large enough to put wallet into state of fright. In future it would be best to pre-load it prior to going shopping.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/06/18 11:11 AM

Believe it or not I have seen some car owners use cling film on the front of the car to stop the bugs when driving to a show..
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/06/18 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By NickCW
Believe it or not I have seen some car owners use cling film on the front of the car to stop the bugs when driving to a show..

laugh2 laugh2 laugh2
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/06/18 11:26 AM

Oh thats a good idea. Why stop at the front. So thats why they call it a wrap then.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/06/18 11:29 AM

Wrap + security system

Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/06/18 04:27 PM

Oh that is excellent rofl rofl
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/06/18 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By NickCW
Believe it or not I have seen some car owners use cling film on the front of the car to stop the bugs when driving to a show..


In the Aston world, some owners transport their cars in covered trailers. I did suggest that they should hold the concours at the factory and judge the cars as they were born - it would save an awful lot of time.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/06/18 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda


In the Aston world, some owners transport their cars in covered trailers. I did suggest that they should hold the concours at the factory and judge the cars as they were born - it would save an awful lot of time.


Can someone please explain the logic of this?

Concours d' Elegance started out as toffs displaying the horse drawn carriages in Paris during summer weekends. Now it seems to have evolved to something that means the vehicle can be pre-preened to the nth degree and then transported under cover, so to arrive in pristine condition.

I'm all for looking at good looking cars in tip top condition, but IMHO all entrants should be driven at least 50 miles to and from the event, with a limited time allowed to give a final polish (and remove dead insects!!).

Some of the things I've seen at car shows and bike shows a little more than ornaments. They need to get real.

At one classic bike show where I was invited to judge the head judge told us to wipe our hand on the bottom of the crank case and if there was no oil and the block was cold, to deduct 20 points. If the case was dry and hot they got an extra 20. This caused an outcry and a couple of people withdrew their bikes from the competition. But I thought it totally reasonable.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/06/18 04:52 PM

I remember seeing an Aston martin in a concours competition once. The machining marks were still on the front discs. The brakes had never been applied!
Posted By: Michael

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/06/18 05:14 PM

Short answer Yes

Long answer to Peters show exhibits

I have had many conversations with show organisers on this subject.

My view is the cars you describe cannot be beaten by the average classic car owner who drives his car to and from the show, which is demoralising for these real enthusiasts.
My solution is simple, the trailered cars (show cars) should have there own category and only compete with each other, the regular show entrants should be left to compete with each other on a level playing field.

Easy
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 08:54 AM

Drove out of the garage so Tracker people could update. Sat with engine running for a few minutes. Update didn't work. Put it back in the garage..But I do have a weekend free in two weeks time and it's going to get a darn good thrashing woohoo
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 03:12 PM

Not with a tree branch I hope laugh2
Posted By: scratched

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 04:25 PM

Around 1000 miles through France. One ripped off rear number plate plinth, one faulty fuel gauge, one faulty indicator, one smashed headlamp, two lost bonnet corners.......so far.

Oh the joys of Morganeering!

And on top of that I've put this on the wrong thread! doh
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 04:36 PM

Friday 15 June 2018.

We went out in a bright and clean Plus 8 this morning.

Destination: Old Sarum Airfield, an ex RFC Airfield in constant use since 1916....

Objective: To fly in a 1942 DH 82A Tiger Moth!



That is me in the front cockpit....

It would be hard to pick a better day for flying in a veteran aircraft. Light breeze, blue sky and puffy white clouds at about 5000ft.

We took off at about 10:45 and flew south, gaining height towards the New Forest. The performance of a 1930s aircraft is, by modern standards, slow. Maximum climbing speed is 90kts, with the engine rumbling along at 2100 rpm. We got up to 3000 feet and commenced a series of aerobatic manoeuvres, loops, rolls and wing-over turns.

Enormous fun, there were a couple of GoPro cameras filming me....I can't wait to see the video.

After that I took over control and flew the aircraft for about 15 mins as we returned towards Alderbury, passing over our house on the way back to Old Sarum. I was pleased to discover that my flying skills are still acceptable, at least when flying straight and level and making gentle left and right turns.

The fuel tank on a Tiger Moth holds 86L and that is enough for 2.5 hours, or 250 miles. So that is about 13 mpg!
Oh yes, Avgas LL is £1.93 a Litre........ swear

The flight lasted just over 30 mins and was wonderful fun: something I'll remember for a long time!
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 05:12 PM

Great stuff Peter!
One day, when I'm a trifle (lot!) lighter the plan is to take a similar flight here at Staverton (Gloucester) Airport.
A good lead in to viewing some more modern machinery next week smile
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 05:52 PM

I've just turned a strange colour green. envy
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/18 08:25 PM

What fun!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/06/18 05:27 AM

Nice day with the MG old good friends.
MGFs can be crap (never had another car with the same amounts of problems in 20.000km), that's true, but I still love them love

Posted By: NeilL

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/06/18 07:47 AM

Interesting comment about the MGF.

We had two in succession many years ago. Both great value ....and best of all ...not one issue! My brother had a TF and he too had a perfect car.

Guess like M3W bevel boxes ...there are good ones and ...not such good ones!
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/06/18 07:49 AM

Well done Peter. What an adventure.

I did not realise until quite recently that the Tiger Moths are now so rare.

Apparantly there are lots of look a likes but not many real ones left.

She looks amazing .
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/06/18 08:44 AM

NNG was built in 1942 by Morris motors, so the aircraft is older than most of us, built as Construction Nr: 85504 for the Royal Airforce with the serial number DE524 it was used for pilot training through the war, flying with No15 Elementary Flying Training School in Carlisle, Cumbria until 1945 when the need for new pilots dried up. In 1946 it was sold into private ownership and registered as G-ANNG. Although well maintained she was little flown and has a very low number of flying ours for a 76 year old aircraft. About 80% of the aircraft is original, the U/C was replaced due to a ground loop and a lower wing required repair after a taxiing accident.

She flies from Old Sarum most days, sometimes for up to 6 hours a day.

Details here:

https://www.goflyuk.com/
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/06/18 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By NeilL
Interesting comment about the MGF.

We had two in succession many years ago. Both great value ....and best of all ...not one issue! My brother had a TF and he too had a perfect car.

Guess like M3W bevel boxes ...there are good ones and ...not such good ones!

Lucky you.
I go the usual HGF at 12.000km after 2 years (still much better did our two members of our club with HGF at 800km and 5.000km respectively)
At 16.000km the serpentine belt got destroyed (2.5 years) and since it's in the same carter with the timing belt, I was really lucky not to have further issues
At 20.000km the wheel bearing got destroyed, together with the ABS sensors and a few other parts
At 21.000km I traded in for one of the most boring car I ever had, a bmw Z4 3.0i automatic. But never an issue in 4 years I kept it.
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/06/18 08:31 AM

I was given the present of a flight in a chipmunk from Shoreham to the Isle of Wight and back -- tremendous fun - aerobatics etc first time in a chippie since I was about 7

I am jealous of your trip in the moth, Peter -- its on my bucket list!!!!!
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/06/18 08:09 PM

Helped a great friend of mine arrange to drop his dad’s ashes over Old Sarum next month. His dad learned to fly on Tiger Moths- so seemed a good way to see him out. We will transport his ashes to the airfield in the Speedster.

Looking forward to the flight in the Moth.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/06/18 11:23 AM

Lovely run out to the BBMF event in the Series 2. I always forget how darn quick the S2 is with the lighter weight and manual box. The single side exhausts are also useful - only thunder on full power and high revs.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/06/18 06:49 PM

A run to the Wilton wake up - theme: Best of British.
Lots of Astons, MG, TR, McLarens... and just one Morgan.

But but but shock & awe... on the way home an S1 or S2 Aero pulled up behind me.

That doesn't happen often :-)

Will
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/06/18 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
on the way home an S1 or S2 Aero pulled up behind me.


Do the lottery immediately.

The chances of that happening are incalculably small.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/06/18 06:57 AM

Originally Posted By Neilda
Originally Posted By TheCustomer
on the way home an S1 or S2 Aero pulled up behind me.


Do the lottery immediately.

The chances of that happening are incalculably small.


rofl rofl rofl
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/06/18 08:31 AM

We did another 300 miler yesterday and met up with a roadster and three wheeler for much of it.The three wheeler stole the show everywhere we stopped and behaved impeccibly but that centre rear wheel really throws up the dust the aero is plastered inside and out.Great roads not much traffic burnt nose forehead and arm, Morganeering at its very best.




Em
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 12:13 PM

I have a 2 hour round trip to do this afternoon - roof down, sides off... it will be lovely. The nice thing with the Morgan is that if you are caught in slow traffic, it's just as pleasant as roaring along at higher speeds.

I would love to find a quick way of clearing the insect 'Dead Zone' on the front wings - it's always such a pain to get it clean. Have tried muck off and various other cleaners.
Posted By: Budster

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By Neilda


I would love to find a quick way of clearing the insect 'Dead Zone' on the front wings - it's always such a pain to get it clean. Have tried muck off and various other cleaners.


I may have mentioned this before; but have you tried applying a liberal dose of Meguairs Ultimate Detailer to the area affected?
It doesn’t stop the insects, but in my experience, it makes it far easier to wash them off the paintwork.
Posted By: nick w

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 02:08 PM

I think the secret is to rehydrate them. The problem is they have dried themselves to the car. A wet sheet of kitchen towel draped over for five mins does it, then they just wash off with clean water, tho muckoff makes even easier.
Worth a try honestly....I know it sounds too simple.
Nick
Posted By: NeilL

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 02:09 PM

My car came with Paint protection film.

I do find that with a spray of Muck off - or Meguiars Detailer ..a few mins to soak in and Bingo - off the little blighters come! Having said that some seem easier than others - maybe its the "splat velocity" which makes the difference!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 02:53 PM

The paint protection film does make it easier. As mentioned the softening part makes it a lot easier. Using one of the snow foam products a couple of times works for me.
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 03:49 PM

The wet kitchen towel is also ideal for removing bird deposits.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 07:48 PM

Been on a tour of Yorkshire abbeys with YM.

Make some good cider thiose Ampleforth Monks - largest commercial orchard in the north.



Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 08:06 PM

You certainly get about a bit I flashed you a a week last friday i think on the kilgetty roundabout i recognised the plate,had we been going the same way we were only half a mile from home would have made you a cuppa.


Em Saundrsfoot near Tenby
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 08:52 PM

With Linmog - 25 cars staying at Beggars Reach hotel near Pembroke Dock.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 09:52 PM

Glass cleaner works on insect deposits. Best with a microfibre.
Posted By: Taffmog

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 11:07 PM

Does this cider get dead flies and bird sh*t off the paint?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 11:10 PM

No I shouldn't think so - it's only 6.5% not like proper scrumpy, that'll take your paint off too it's so strong sick2
Posted By: Taffmog

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 11:11 PM

Seriously a proprietary fly squash remover works as does newspaper and hot water, or cold tea.
Just cleaned the car ready for Mog 18 and Blenheim, I bet they’ll be a million flies on it by the time we arrive, a total PITA !
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 11:16 PM

I'm going to give the newspaper and cold tea a go - it really is a pain this time of year especially near any open water.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/18 11:26 PM

Originally Posted By Clipper
Been on a tour of Yorkshire abbeys with YM.

Make some good cider thiose Ampleforth Monks - largest commercial orchard in the north.




That cider looks good smile
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/06/18 05:12 AM

Originally Posted By nick w
I think the secret is to rehydrate them. The problem is they have dried themselves to the car. A wet sheet of kitchen towel draped over for five mins does it, then they just wash off with clean water, tho muckoff makes even easier.
Worth a try honestly....I know it sounds too simple.
Nick


I will try this. smile
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/06/18 09:13 AM

I prefer a fluffy cloth (old fashioned terry nappies are ideal) rather than paper towels, completely soaked in water lay over the flies/bird droppings and wait a bit.

No swirl marks or scratches!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/06/18 08:09 PM

The paper towel trick worked perfectly.... I will try a cloth next time.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/06/18 09:45 PM

I used the towel (micro fibre) worked a treat. Thanks for the tip Nick & Shooter
Posted By: Taffmog

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 01:19 AM

I used to run a fleet of 123 Mercs, it actually recommended in the handbook to put newspaper over bird sh*t, soak it and leave it awhile and it would come off without marking the paint. It worked!
Paper towel wasnt invented then IIRC and paint wasn’t water based but I still use that method cos we have thousands of seagulls around here, a total PITA and they sh*t for Britain. Rolled up newspaper and cold tea is especially good for cleaning glass even though we now have proprietary glass cleaners. Dead flies hate hot water even more...
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 10:41 AM

Off for a drive, wondering how i managed to clean flys off my car these last 45 yrs.




Em
Posted By: Budster

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By aerotaff
Off for a drive, wondering how i managed to clean flys off my car these last 45 yrs.




Em


laugh2 laugh2
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By aerotaff
Off for a drive, wondering how i managed to clean flys off my car these last 45 yrs.




Em



Very much a first world problem - when they were all black they didn't show grin2
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 11:33 AM

Originally Posted By +8Rich

Very much a first world problem - when they were all black they didn't show grin2

I doubt the Model T could catch up with flies... laugh2
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By +8Rich

Very much a first world problem - when they were all black they didn't show grin2

I doubt the Model T could catch up with flies... laugh2



Apart from the odd Hover fly I have to agree wink
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 04:34 PM

Black still shows them. And everything else.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 04:49 PM

Driven Tarka every day since the beginning of the month, some long, some short trips.

I have discovered that without side screens it is brilliant below 60, but not nice at 80: keeping my hat on is a challenge when passing big trucks as the airflow seems to go in all sorts of directions!

Today it was up to the Chequers Pub at Eversley Cross, between Camberly and Reading, for lunch with Aeroman and Neilda. Good lunch, great drive back on the old A30.

Just before departing....



They look good together....

Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By JB62
Black still shows them. And everything else.


I have never run a black car - I had a white one and it was a nightmare.

I guess the velocities of Plus 8's doesn't help woohoo..
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Driven Tarka every day since the beginning of the month, some long, some short trips.


... & looks like Tarka's been cleaned every day too!

(why is there no *cleaning* emoji ? )
scared
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Driven Tarka every day since the beginning of the month..


Ummm..

grin2
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 07:20 PM

Except one, anyway grin2
Well spotted Steve rofl
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/06/18 09:15 PM

Lovely afternoon drive to Carew castle then Neyland met some friends on the way and took them up the river in my little fishing boat stopping at the LAwrenny arms on the flood and crescelly arms on the ebb,never got the Morgan wet but there might be flys.


Em
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 06:43 AM

Originally Posted By aerotaff
...but but there might be flies.

Em

Could be useful for fishing grin2
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 09:55 AM

Fastest UberEats delivery on the planet!

I took the S2 out to collect some Pizza (Pizza Express, romana, Sloppy Giuseppe and American Hot) during the quiet time when England were playing. https://www.amazon.co.uk/UltimateHeat-Heated-Chinese-Insulated-Delivery/dp/B00BEV8QR8

My ever patient wife kindly bought me a 12v heated insulated food bag some time back so Just Eat can eat my dust!

(didn't get a tip)
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 11:21 AM

Not entirely sure where you would strap your "Dominos " sign to?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By JB62
Not entirely sure where you would strap your "Dominos " sign to?



rofl rofl
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 12:01 PM

Well given I look like a swan vesta today I might be wise to use it as a hat.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
Originally Posted By Peter J
Driven Tarka every day since the beginning of the month, some long, some short trips.


... & looks like Tarka's been cleaned every day too!

(why is there no *cleaning* emoji ? )
scared


Absolutely not!!!!

I gave it a good wash and re-proofed the hood a couple of weeks ago, and washed insects from the windscreen, but close up the car is dusty and a bit grubby. Metallic bronze seems to hide the dirt.

Even the tail pipes are n need of a clean.

I will give it a wash before Blenheim on Sunday.... wine
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 01:26 PM

Finally got out in mine today, only to the office and a quick MOT, hopefully it passes then back to work and await the valet guy to give it a wash and brush up.

Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/06/18 02:36 PM



Shining in the glorious sunshine. With flies.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/06/18 06:48 PM

Remember, I am now 100% retired = busy but unwaged!
Some trips were 2 miles to Tesco....
It is my every day car at the moment, sans side screens.

Today I went up to the BDAC to meet and greet 25 visitors from Andover Town Twinning Association: great bunch.

This afternoon I washed and detailed Tarka in preparation for tomorrow.... Used waterless wash in the garage, too hot outside.

Tomorrow, off to Woodstock!
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/06/18 08:28 PM

Cracking drive from sunny Essex over to Swinford to a nice little B&B ready for tomorrow at Blenheim Palace.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/07/18 06:10 AM

Not driving mine today or yesterday, working all weekend. Roll on Thursday LeMans and then staying in France for 9 days.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/07/18 04:31 PM

The GTN has been languishing in the garage for a few weeks with the Vignale whilst the bikes have been out on the Shropshire lanes and the S5 has been getting a few outings ahead of the trip to Le Mans.

The new flaw in the S5 design I've found this week is where to put crash helmets when not needed! The boot of the earlier Aero's was better shaped for luggage and helmets, the S5 angles and cubbyholes don't work so well.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/07/18 06:59 PM

Another great Mog Weekend



Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/18 08:08 AM

Thanks for capturing me and the Boss behind the BRG Plus 8 on the Williams stand! Nice car, but not for £134,000!!!!

The orange GT, MO61EGT "MOGIE GT" is MD Steve's new wheels.
I noticed that at last, the body behind the grill is black, so it looks as though there is a radiator behind. I've been banging on about this for years!!

The bus is a fantastic restoration, it has been built out by Morgan as a hospitality building that displays all of Morgans colours, leathers and so on, yet it retains all of a Route Master Bus essential features.
Posted By: John V6

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/18 08:59 AM

Peter, I saw your car but not you. I agree on the +8 but people will buy them
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/18 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
... yet it retains all of a Route Master Bus essential features.


Apart, I believe, from the original engine which is now an Isuzu IIRC. Not sure whether it has the original gearbox.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/18 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By Peter J

I noticed that at last, the body behind the grill is black, so it looks as though there is a radiator behind. I've been banging on about this for years!!


The panel behind the grill has always been a strange one when painted in the main body colour (unless black) That's why I went for yellow on my series 4 Matt black Aero. Makes it look like something is there.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 06:23 AM

I understand that Steve Morris' "GT" is a standard Aero 5 with GT body panels and interior... given the orange/bronze colour, I'd guess it was used for the pre-sale teaser photos.

Will
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 06:26 AM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
I understand that Steve Morris' "GT" is a standard Aero 5 with GT body panels and interior...

In the GT production ones, which are the differences vs the "standard" Series 5 apart from the body panels?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 06:33 AM

Originally Posted By TheCustomer
... given the orange/bronze colour, ...

Will


There was another in final build in the same colour two weeks ago.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By TheCustomer
... given the orange/bronze colour, ...

Will


There was another in final build in the same colour two weeks ago.


Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 07:32 AM

Good shot Peter thumbs
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 10:22 AM

It was great to see all the Aeros around the cotswolds on the weekend but the star for me was the plus8 on the williams stand , amazing what a few stickers and a couple of spotlamps does to trasform a Mog. With nearly 800 miles driven our little convoy of three cars had a blast.


Em
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/07/18 11:16 PM

Originally Posted By Ale_72
Originally Posted By TheCustomer
I understand that Steve Morris' "GT" is a standard Aero 5 with GT body panels and interior...

In the GT production ones, which are the differences vs the "standard" Series 5 apart from the body panels?


Well, I spent a bit of time on the floor looking a the Geneva one and then even more time at the factory a few weeks ago looking at a few in build.

It looks like they 'may' have changed the suspension but not all of it. The anti roll bars are stock as far as I can see, so circa 22mm front and rear. It looks like adjustable dampers are fitted all round now but no idea if the spring rates are different.

On mine, the anti-roll bars are massively different front and rear as are the adjustable koni's and the spring rates also a lot different.
Posted By: Michael

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/18 01:17 PM

Great drive today to Daylesford for breakfast in the sunshine 😄
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/07/18 10:32 PM

Spent the last 6 days driving to Le Mans and back with little side trips and a few laps around the track too!

Because of the new speed limits in force from July 1st in France I decided to stick to the various limits (using GPS for accuracy).

Aside from the time on the track I averaged 30mpg!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/07/18 02:47 PM

Shooter - cheers you should be ashamed of such a good number, did you put a brick under the accelerator ? 30mpg innocent
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/07/18 03:34 PM

At a steady 50 mph that figure is easily achieved!
But so, so boring.

But better than being fleeced by the French Revenue Collection Service (a.k.a. Police)
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/18 09:19 PM

Nice drive home on Sunday.

Posted By: gatewright

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/07/18 05:49 AM

Wonderfull.
Makes me want to leave for the continent.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/07/18 05:51 AM

Originally Posted By PeterG
Nice drive home on Sunday.

Great car, colour and photo!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/07/18 08:09 AM

Mine has been getting a lot of use in this hot weather... perfect car for it. smile
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/18 08:55 PM



Keeping cool in the forest sunny So happy the exhausts didn't set fire to the tinder exting
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/07/18 09:20 PM

Great photo Peter! thumbs
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/08/18 05:16 PM

Just arrived back from Malvern area after blowing a few more cobwebs out of the 4 exhaust pipes of the green godess , i think my ears will still be ringing this time next year with v8 sound , totally mad car this Mog , character in buckets , causes waves everywhere and smiles !!
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/08/18 06:13 PM

Absolute Hooligan Madmax !!!!!...
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/08/18 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By KEVFITZ
Absolute Hooligan Madmax !!!!!...



Kev , good to meet up again after the last do at BBMF , it was good to see the reaction of SBM to the birthday present , glad you are enjoying your Supersport !
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/12/18 10:48 PM

Yes I have

A three hour round trip, lid on, from Hove to Brands Hatch Morgan, a first foray to spend waitrose vouchers on Christmas fizz... And blow me but they gave me another 20% discount voucher at the till... Reset the satnav to take in another branch... Buying their festive offers all in I snagged over 40% off.

Doors still leak in the rain, footwell lights come on randomly, passing humans smile.

A fine day out
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/12/18 10:59 PM

Might have been out for a quick shop.

Posted By: Fox Terrier

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/12/18 06:02 PM



Fabulous runout to the breakfast meet at the Crazy Bear Cafe near Oxford. Tonneaux on, set off in drizzle and went through several showers - simply set the sun visor to the “rain-deflector” position and all was well. Great breakfast with a lovely group of M3W TM’ers. Nice drive home in warm sunshine. Perfect!
Posted By: Fox Terrier

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/12/18 06:12 PM

Originally Posted By Fox Terrier


Fabulous runout to the breakfast meet at the Crazy Bear Cafe near Oxford. Tonneaux on, set off in drizzle and went through several showers - simply set the sun visor to the “rain-deflector” position and all was well. Great breakfast with a lovely group of M3W TM’ers. Nice drive home in warm sunshine. Perfect!


No idea how this got into the Aero section other than I put it hhere by mistake!!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/12/18 06:13 PM

A pleasant mistake!
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/12/18 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
Might have been out for a quick shop.



Top madness Alistair

Not only do you have a Christmas tree stuck in your cockpit, but you seem to have parked on a curb

Testing the ridgitity of that bonded ali Aero chassis?
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/12/18 11:29 AM

A run from Sussex to Dorset - lid on.

I don't pay *that* much attention to fuel consumption, but on free-flowing A & B roads which were dry enough to enjoy the car, the rate of drinking was closer to 30 mpg than I'd have expected.

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/12/18 11:36 AM

Could be better aerodynamics hood on perhaps?

Went up to Williams and Castle Combe area last week and Tarka used 7.6 gallons to do 150 miles... so 20mpg.

Didn't think that I was being that heavy footed, but was in Sports mode all the time...
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/12/18 12:02 PM

It's easy to get well under 20 mpg if you really want to enjoy yourself, I would imagine about 24 mpg is about average. I normally start looking for a petrol station at about 240 miles the gauge drops off quite dramatic at the lower end.


Em
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/12/18 03:28 PM

The tree was well secured inside the car officer cop laugh
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/12/18 05:11 PM

Cold air = more fuel being drank
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/01/19 04:49 PM

First day of the year, first drive of the year....
Down to the White Buck pub, just outside Burley in the New Forest to be part if the annual classic car meet.

Arrived early... a magical drive on deserted roads through the forest as the sun rose.

We got there at 9, by 10 the place was heaving with mostly British classics, ranging from a 1939 Austin Ruby to a 1904 Maudsly.. the inevitable E Types, Tr 3,4 &,5, and many others.
The Austin Ruby was unusual, first registered in early 1939 and then as War was declared hidden away in a dry barn where she sat until 2000. A sensitive restoration, most of the paint is original and perfect. The car has now run just under 700 miles from leaving the factory.



Maximum cruising speed is about 35mph.... not sure I'd want to drive one on modern roads!
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/01/19 03:03 PM

We had a lovely run out today to Llys y fran reservoir drove the hillclimb course twice as there was no one around makes prescott feel like a motorway. And then back to Lawrenny yacht station for an alfresco lunch, wall to wall sunshine and no traffic.


Em
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/01/19 03:16 PM

A morning run out north of Salisbury towards Stonehenge and then back, via Old Sarum airfield for a Coffee and Bacon Buttie.
Brilliant sunshine, clear air...cold, but the heated seats and heater made the cockpit snug and warm.

Bliss...
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/01/19 02:45 PM

We had a 1500rpm bumble across the coast road to the Dylan Thomas boat house for a spot of lunch,glorious weather for top down motoring...


EM
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/01/19 06:37 PM

GTN had a run out for it's MOT. Next up is a couple of days at Milbrook with it. Should be fun
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/01/19 01:35 PM

Lovely crisp weather to let the side pipes sing. Roads a bit greasy so after a little excitement throttled it all back a bit - and just burbled through the Oxfordshire/Berkshire countryside. Just love this car!!
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/01/19 08:24 PM

150 miles today, albeit a tadge chilly

Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/01/19 11:19 AM

Originally Posted By Shooter
GTN had a run out for it's MOT. Next up is a couple of days at Milbrook with it. Should be fun


Sounds interesting, what is the event? cheers
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/01/19 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By NickCW
Originally Posted By Shooter
GTN had a run out for it's MOT. Next up is a couple of days at Milbrook with it. Should be fun


Sounds interesting, what is the event? cheers


Having some private tuition over 2 days with Total Car Control so have Millbrook booked for day 1.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/01/19 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By Shooter
Originally Posted By NickCW
Originally Posted By Shooter
GTN had a run out for it's MOT. Next up is a couple of days at Milbrook with it. Should be fun


Sounds interesting, what is the event? cheers


Having some private tuition over 2 days with Total Car Control so have Millbrook booked for day 1.


That will be great fun in the GTN!
I really should do something similar in my Aero, it would be good to test out its limits on the track.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/01/19 04:21 PM

Whilst never ever exceeding the speed limit ........every couple of years you end up somewhere where you can open the taps and i must say the car just pulls and pulls and your talent as a driver stops a long time before the aero runs out of puff. 150mph on the clock is easily achieved with a bit left if your brave enough. It's a bonkers car and i love it.

Enjoy Em
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/01/19 05:53 PM

Yep. Totally bonkers.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 04:58 PM

As the UK comes to a total stand still with weather warnings in place i took the mog out for a short blast , sunny cold snow gone by 12 oclock dry white road i had a sheen of salt all over the car. Now washed and dried ready for the next trip.


Em
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 06:21 PM

Okay I think we have now officially found our loony. There's always one.

wink
innocent
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By Alistair
Okay I think we have now officially found our loony. There's always one.

wink
innocent


I think Em and Kev are in = 1st place wink
Good work Em thumbs
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 07:02 PM

Brixham convoy next weekend ,Oh bugger.....


Em
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By aerotaff
Brixham convoy next weekend ,Oh bugger.....


Em


They are giving it warmer but wet at the moment Em - looking forward to it.

weather
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 07:20 PM

Our three wheeler owner might take the tin top if its wet for three days but we will deffo be in the Mog Richard whatever.

Em
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/02/19 07:23 PM

I'm not surprised with zero protection, it'll be good to meet up Em and see your Aero of the non melting variety.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/02/19 12:29 PM

I was scheduled to drive from Brighton to Williams yesterday... thought better of it, and I'm glad I did!

I'll try again Tuesday :-)
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/02/19 12:20 PM

Went for a spin earlier - pulling out of the drive, gave the loud pedal a blip while turning right and instead of coming about nicely, the back end spun ninety degree.

Nearly ended up facing the hedge which would have been a tad embarrassing.

Felt it twitch before, but have to watch that.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/02/19 01:46 PM

That could have been nasty.....
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/02/19 10:07 AM

Nearly 800 miles done over the weekend and except for sixty of those glorious top down motoring with eight other Mogs. My exhaust clamps have had a bit of a bashing but that's an easy fix. Berry brook have three lovely Aeros in stock if anyone is interested, cars may be sticking around a bit I think. You could buy a brand new three wheeler or a beautifull s hand Aero with a few thousand to spare for running cost's but then I'm biased.

Em
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/02/19 10:58 AM

This morning a quick run to the Post Office to send out some key fobs.
Tarka got a wash yesterday, today is detail the inside and wax the outer.

Even without polish the watery sun highlights the glorious colour...



There are few better looking Aero Plus 8s about, but then I'm more than slightly biased!

happy3
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/02/19 11:50 AM

When I first set eyes on it (at the factory I think) I had to do a double take. It was so different to the UK pallet of Silver/Grey/Black/White but then I really liked it. The rich vibrance in the colour glows in the sun.

It was the same with our Coupe with the brown leather interior, at first I was in love with the outside silver but not keen on a brown interior. Once I sat in it and got over the mental tick of emmmm-chocolate-yum I really loved it.

I was never a fan of brown on cars before but like it now.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/02/19 05:22 PM

Sometimes it seems brown, sometimes it seems to be gold, it all depends on the light.

Here is one taken today, after applying polish and buffing up, and in full sunlight....



It is a a complex and expensive paint, that much I do know.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/02/19 06:08 PM

It's a very rich colour for sure thumbs

You'll have to see how much quicker it goes with that sheen tomorrow Peter.

My late father used to pay the engineers on his Spitfire extra to polish it up well for a few extra knots.
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/02/19 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By Peter J
Sometimes it seems brown, sometimes it seems to be gold, it all depends on the light.

Here is one taken today, after applying polish and buffing up, and in full sunlight....



It is a a complex and expensive paint, that much I do know.


Peter, that is a really lovely colour, was it your choice ?

A few years ago we spied a Plus 4 in PDI in a metallic bronze, with it's brown hood up, you rarely see Mogs with a brown hood, but the combo looked superb
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/02/19 01:05 PM

I read somewhere that a well polished Spitfire was up to 10mph faster than a dirty one.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/02/19 09:51 PM

Just had the Plus 8 spruced up and detailed ready for their season. Collected it during the week!

Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/02/19 10:25 PM

Looking fantastic Brian. thumbs

Very shiny shades
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/02/19 10:25 PM

Love the Cibies!
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/02/19 11:38 PM

I’m still very jealous of this car!!!!!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By Robbie
I’m still very jealous of this car!!!!!


Yes, it's very irritating.

Hahahahaha

I have an 8 and didn't think to have some of the extras Brian specified.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 12:42 PM

I like the little Morgan badge under the front number plate.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 12:58 PM

Yes a fabulous car - for me the shortened windscreen is the final touch of detail it takes the whole roof line down.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By +8Rich
Yes a fabulous car - for me the shortened windscreen is the final touch of detail it takes the whole roof line down.


Agreed... it changes the visual balance for the better, making the long bonnet even more dominant.

And the colour... gorgeous.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 02:13 PM

A good morning with Tarka.

First, to the stables to let Merlin out into his field. I thought this photo shows where I go most mornings, rather well



With Merlin grazing I took a photo of Tarka in the sun...



From the stables I drove over to Old Sarum Airfield for a team meeting, parked the car next to our glorious Hawker Hunter, XF 375, restored into the markings as used at the Empire Test Pilots School at Boscombe Down.



The final leg was to the Green Dragon pub in Alderbury to meet up with Ian, a fellow Morgan owner for a pre-lunch pint.



All in all a rather enjoyable Sunday morning!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 02:14 PM

Brian, Peter, your Plus 8s are really stunning!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 02:30 PM

I think the Aeromax wheels help the look... they hint at the traditional spoked wheels.

Also I feel the +8 is quite colour sensitive: Brian's Rocket Blue highlights the almost Art Deco look of the car, as does the Rolls Royce Bronze on Tarka. I don't think lighter colours work quite so well.

We are both very fortunate to own such wonderful examples of the work of MMC.
It is hard to believe that Tarka will be 5 years old in a few weeks.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By CooperMan


Peter, that is a really lovely colour, was it your choice ?

A few years ago we spied a Plus 4 in PDI in a metallic bronze, with it's brown hood up, you rarely see Mogs with a brown hood, but the combo looked superb


The car was specified by the Sales team at Morgan to be used as the 2014 factory demonstrator. I would not have been so brave as to chose such a striking colour. But I have come to love it.

My build book describes it as Rolls Royce Bronze, the leather is Muirhead Saddle Brown piped with Magnolia, with magnolia stitching. The piping between body and wing is also Magnolia. The hood is dark brown mohair, as are all the other bits.

This is a photo of the colour as used in the 1970s by Rolls Royce



Looking at it I do wonder if MMC could have used a magnolia mohair roof, though it would have been a pain to keep clean.
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/02/19 11:29 PM

Many thanks guys - at 20000+ miles and nearly four years old it still looks pretty newish, as does Peter’s! It’s definitely a keeper, but then I always say that though most of my cars don’t end up being MOT’d. pantsdown

Not a good policy really, particularly these days when the uncertainty seems to be badly affecting prices of houses, cars and anything else you wish to mention...
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 18/02/19 07:34 AM

My first drive of the year yesterday.... guess where I went?

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/03/19 03:41 PM

A glorious, but wet run to Williams this morning for a bacon buttie and a natter.

I picked up Will, "the Customer" on the way as he had to collect his S5 after some warranty work.

On the way back I grabbed this photo whilst sitting at traffic lights....



Tarka will be 5 on 2nd April: the car thrives on regular use.

Got home and washed off all the muck from the wet roads and fitted the missing set screw on the O/S rear light cover.
Posted By: Gareth H

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/03/19 05:40 PM

They underwrote my Aero (S3) when I px'ed It at the factory, was it in the showroom?
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/03/19 09:40 PM

A drive out in the GTN today to Shrewsbury Town FC to watch the rather forlorn AFC Wimbledon today. Wanted to give the car a run out ahead of Milbrook on Monday with it.
Posted By: HeadlessBlue

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/03/19 09:48 PM

I think I passed a beautiful shade of blue Aero today on the way to Ipswich (won’t say the number plate for GDPR reasons) - boy, it was a lovely looking Mog!
I gave a wave but I don’t know if they waved back. They were on the A14 bit near Newmarket where it goes down to two lanes at about midday....
HB
Posted By: TheCoot

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/03/19 12:28 PM

That is simply stunning. I have always preferred the Aero 8's over the Plus 8's but I could be persuaded to change for that. Top draw
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/03/19 10:10 AM

Well the day at Milbrook in the GTN was fun. Apart from me Rolls Royce had a few Cullinan's running around, some all matt, some zebra'd out and a number of autonomous vehicles wandering around.


Car went really well and loved the three linked loop circuits up and down the hills. Also had the skid area booked for an hour and spent a good amount of time pushing the car harder in tight turn to force the front and the rear to break and learn best ways to keep it under control. I was surprised at how well the semi-slicks worked on the wet and greasy surface and also how handy the clutch can be when it goes too far to get back! :-)
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/03/19 10:25 AM

That sounds like a great day out beat's our spin to the optician's yesterday hands down, glad you enjoyed.

Em
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/03/19 10:35 AM

The sun is out are we going out today for a spin to get a posative vibe after all this plus6 stuff.

Em
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/03/19 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By Shooter
Well the day at Milbrook in the GTN was fun. Apart from me Rolls Royce had a few Cullinan's running around, some all matt, some zebra'd out and a number of autonomous vehicles wandering around.


Car went really well and loved the three linked loop circuits up and down the hills. Also had the skid area booked for an hour and spent a good amount of time pushing the car harder in tight turn to force the front and the rear to break and learn best ways to keep it under control. I was surprised at how well the semi-slicks worked on the wet and greasy surface and also how handy the clutch can be when it goes too far to get back! :-)


Sounds like a great day, did you get any action shots?
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/03/19 04:36 PM

Photography not allowed at Milbrook (except perhaps with special licence when closed to other parties) as too many prototypes and special vehicles being tested most of the time.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/03/19 05:03 PM

Took the opportunity to enjoy the sun today, only some local running about but always a pleasure.

I get an enormous amount of satisfaction from taking off at the lights, where the A33 meets the A36, using all the throttle possible. It is straight, slightly up hill and in Sport mode 80 is reached very quickly. It isn't the speed, it is the bellow from a naturally aspirated V8 working hard that excites!

That is it now for the week, rain tomorrow and through the week.
Posted By: Rob Thornton

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/03/19 07:28 PM

Ah, that would explain the rumble I heard in Reading - and I thought it was an approaching South Westerly!
Did you have your baseball cap on back to front?!
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/03/19 07:41 PM

I heared the rumble of thunder too , v8 style !
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/03/19 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By Shooter
Photography not allowed at Milbrook (except perhaps with special licence when closed to other parties) as too many prototypes and special vehicles being tested most of the time.


Fair enough cop
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 12/03/19 06:15 PM

Had to take mine to B&C for stuff to be done - awful weather.
Posted By: Gareth H

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/03/19 07:46 AM

Back to the factory yesterday to get the windscreen washer (new pump) and aircon (leaking connector) sorted under warranty.
Met up with an old mate and was defeated by a fat boy breakfast while we waited, I must be getting old!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/03/19 11:58 AM

An exciting run out in the gales this morning.

I can report that a Plus 8, hood down, is not in any way worried by a 40 mph cross wind!

Bracing run. Wheeling the trolly across the big Tesco Carpark was difficult!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/03/19 12:17 PM

Drove over to the Sun Inn, Bentworth, for lunch with Neil.
Hood up on the way, wet roads.

Great lunch, the pub is highly recommended if you are in the area.
http://www.suninnbentworth.co.uk

The cloud cleared, the sun came out and it was hood down for my return, along the old A30. A glorious drive with almost no other car seen!
Posted By: Bonesie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/03/19 03:05 PM

Bursting to get out but the weather here this week !! Its been been blowing a hooley all week. ggggrrrrr
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/03/19 04:02 PM

Still blowing a hooley here.
Also raining just enough to be noticeable.

Peter
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/03/19 06:43 PM



Another great run- time to put it away.

Sadly.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/03/19 08:37 PM

We got home early last night and were looking for something to do.
Pulled the Coupe out of the garage and went to London for a rumble about.



Given a lot of people had been out for a bit of a moan about Brexit it was surprisingly quiet.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/03/19 10:08 AM

I've never taken mine into London - that must be fun....

I had an extremely spirited drive in mine yesterday - had a bit of a race with a super bike who eventually gave me a cheery wave as he pulled off. I think he was a bit surprised at the pace of this innocent looking car.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/03/19 07:30 PM

Good job it wasn't Tom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUxKdwAQ4w
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/19 05:43 PM

Today: "Please park next to the other Bugatti" confused2 laugh2

Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/19 07:59 PM

Nice.

I can see where the confusion might arise; your Mog does have a horseshoe shaped radiator grille....
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/19 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By Ale_72
Today: "Please park next to the other Bugatti" confused2 laugh2



There is no choice here is there laugh2

One is a hand crafted masterpiece and the other is a VW.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/19 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By Ale_72
Today: "Please park next to the other Bugatti" confused2 laugh2



There is no choice here is there laugh2

One is a hand crafted masterpiece and the other is a VW.


Yet you can/could get >10 of one for the price of the other.
The tyres on one would pay for the total running costs of the other for the year.

but best of all lets guess a word people mouth at you when you are sitting in the driving seat as you drive past!
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/04/19 10:04 PM

The Bugatti, looks like a fish gasping for air...ohh did I mention the F word.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/04/19 10:37 PM

to change a set of 4 tyres on the Veyron would be enough to buy an Aero!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/04/19 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By Ray
The Bugatti, looks like a fish gasping for air...ohh did I mention the F word.


Bit of a Grouper... an ugly thing....
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/04/19 02:24 PM

Bottom Feeder !!!
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/04/19 05:27 PM

The design looks very dated now doesn’t it

The auto equivalent to massive shoulder pads in late 80’s jackets

I don’t think it will become considered a design master piece like past Bugattis
Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/04/19 05:41 PM

It’s not elegant nor beautiful, but it is brutal.
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/04/19 05:50 PM

To my mind these cars are a crystallisation of the principle "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should".
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/04/19 07:23 PM

Bit of a munter ?
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/04/19 07:44 AM

In my opinion, they look better in the flesh, also much smaller than photos suggest.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/04/19 07:48 AM

They certainly sound rather good.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/19 08:20 AM

It isn't the prettiest of cars, but for me it is iconic and was groundbreaking when it arrived.
I have grown to quite like it, familiarisation with the shape and what it represents perhaps.. surrender
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/19 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By NickCW
It isn't the prettiest of cars, but for me it is iconic and was groundbreaking when it arrived.
I have grown to quite like it, familiarisation with the shape and what it represents perhaps.. surrender


Me too, sit in one, close the door (heavy) and breath in the leather aroma, then take time to look at the amazing dials and switches, the stitching and fit / finish on the trim and leatherwork is AMAZING
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/19 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By CooperMan
Me too, sit in one, close the door (heavy) and breath in the leather aroma, then take time to look at the amazing dials and switches, the stitching and fit / finish on the trim and leatherwork is AMAZING

And look from the small side window at the Bugatti parked on your right. laugh2
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/04/19 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By CooperMan
Originally Posted By NickCW
It isn't the prettiest of cars, but for me it is iconic and was groundbreaking when it arrived.
I have grown to quite like it, familiarisation with the shape and what it represents perhaps.. surrender


Me too, sit in one, close the door (heavy) and breath in the leather aroma, then take time to look at the amazing dials and switches, the stitching and fit / finish on the trim and leatherwork is AMAZING


One interesting fact is the Series 1 Aero aluminium dash fascia was supplied and made by the same company that made the Veyron dash fascia.. so they almost share a part.

Related after all? (Like a distant cousin) laugh2
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/19 10:51 AM



Time for the MOT and bolt tightening.

A photo of the car’s unusual hood arrangement.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/19 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By JB62


Time for the MOT and bolt tightening.

A photo of the car’s unusual hood arrangement.


Speedster with hood !
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/04/19 07:15 PM

Yes- a fully removable one.

Designed and fitted I believe by Williams for the previous owner. Really only the second time I’ve had it up. Very clever piece of design as I can also use the tonneau with the same fittings.

Either way - the side exits make themselves heard- as you know!!
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/06/19 11:24 AM

Just passed a black Aero 2-4 in Chipping Norton.
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/06/19 12:12 PM

Been out and about (finally!) for the first time this year all this past week, up in the Malvern's until tomorrow and it has been nice to stretch the Aero's legs a bit and get a bit of usage, albeit with very limited sun.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/06/19 09:15 PM

Out today in the S5 and going out in it tomorrow to Classic Motor Hub in the Cotswolds in the morning after a quick blast down to Stratford.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/19 12:19 PM

Down to Wicks to haul timber, 1.8m long.

Easy!

Posted By: simonjrw

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/19 12:26 PM

How do you manage to balance that egg on the end? 😜😜
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/19 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By simonjrw
How do you manage to balance that egg on the end? 😜😜


It does look like that...but it's not...!
It is our outside light, the position of the car worked perfectly to create the illusion!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/06/19 07:30 PM

I do like the quad pipes at the back on the shape of the +8 rear end. Maybe not as hooooligan as sidepipes but very in keeping.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 01/07/19 05:47 PM

The S2 came out for summer today. What a wicked little beast it is.
I always forget what a difference there is between the light simple S2 manual and GT like Auto Coupe.
The manual with so much torque is a 3 speed box until you want to rag it when it becomes a howling banshee with the sidepipes.
I have no idea how much you would have to pay for a grin that large in the Jaguar or Ferrari range but it seems like damn good value to me right now.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/19 09:18 AM

Originally Posted by Alistair
The S2 came out for summer today. ....... ...... ......I have no idea how much you would have to pay for a grin that large in the Jaguar or Ferrari range but it seems like damn good value to me right now.




Ther are no cars, IMHO, under £250k that offer so much for so little.....
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/19 02:04 PM



Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Alistair
The S2 came out for summer today. ....... ...... ......I have no idea how much you would have to pay for a grin that large in the Jaguar or Ferrari range but it seems like damn good value to me right now.




Ther are no cars, IMHO, under £250k that offer so much for so little.....


And that get such a wonderful reception from, in my experience, all who see them.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/07/19 03:58 PM

David, that is the most important aspect of Morgan ownership.
They make people happy, no one resents the fact that you have spent the kids inheritance on a car for which the main purpose is enjoyment.
Very different to the reaction other expensive German and German owned brand cars I could mention.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 08:41 AM

I have been using the S2 for commute and customer meetings this week. What a laugh.
The chairman walked into a meeting like an excited child asking if she could go for a drive in it.
One customer asked when we could visit again as he would like to bring his son into work to see the car.
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 01:04 PM


- lovely day here in t'frozen North ,so a quick trip to the coast was in order.

Car drove really well but felt a little 'crabby' - can't think why ...... hide




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James
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 01:41 PM

Have you modified the headlights?
It looks like the car is tired after a long night laugh
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 04:37 PM

That is a very special colour thumbs what is it ?


Just read your signature doh
Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 04:43 PM

Originally Posted by James B W

- lovely day here in t'frozen North ,so a quick trip to the coast was in order.

Car drove really well but felt a little 'crabby' - can't think why ...... hide




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James


Howay the crabs !!
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 05:57 PM

Originally Posted by +8Rich
That is a very special colour thumbs what is it ?


Just read your signature doh


- easy to miss!

It is a BMW colour; Boston Green Metallic.It has quite a bit of mica in it and really 'pops' when the sun hits it.

Headlamps have LED's and chrome caps on so not quite so 'Clarence' innocent

James
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 06:12 PM

Originally Posted by James B W
Originally Posted by +8Rich
That is a very special colour thumbs what is it ?


Just read your signature doh


- easy to miss!

It is a BMW colour; Boston Green Metallic.It has quite a bit of mica in it and really 'pops' when the sun hits it.

Headlamps have LED's and chrome caps on so not quite so 'Clarence' innocent

James



I was wondering about the headlamps and not understanding the lack of Clarence look, it certainly works well.
Did you request that colour I haven't seen another one, with the mica in it must just sparkle a fabulous car in immaculate condition it's a credit to you.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/07/19 06:18 PM

Originally Posted by James B W
Headlamps have LED's and chrome caps on so not quite so 'Clarence' innocent

It looks special! Not a big fan of eyelids but it's a definitely well done job.
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/19 07:36 AM

As always James beautifully turned out..poor Sandi must be worn out with all that polishing !!!
Posted By: KevinMcR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/19 07:47 AM

Hello James. Headlights look fantastic compared to standard. I saw these on a VW Beetle and thought about them but was worrying they might be a pain for the garage when removing the wings and as mine seems to spend its life in there at the moment thought it best to leave it. Do you know if they can be left on when removing the wings?
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/19 08:05 AM

Originally Posted by KevinMcR
Hello James. Headlights look fantastic compared to standard. I saw these on a VW Beetle and thought about them but was worrying they might be a pain for the garage when removing the wings and as mine seems to spend its life in there at the moment thought it best to leave it. Do you know if they can be left on when removing the wings?


- thanks Kevin thumbs

Yes, the covers can be left on as they attach to the lamp units and not the wings.....

James
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/19 06:48 PM

Love seeing your car James, always another detail to watch out for..I like the towing eye cover!
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/19 01:19 PM

Had a great drive down to Goodwood yesterday from Reading- a little damp- but not enough to bother about. Lovely stay at The Royal Oak Lavant, then a blast back up the fabulous road from Midhurst to Petersfield shadowed by a TVR Chimaera. Both V8s sounded great.

Hard to not enjoy life. Sun out. Pipes blasting. Remains of hair blowing in the slipstream.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/19 01:44 PM

I have been out in Shiny several times this week and enjoyed every minute.

A company I am working with is doing a rebrand with a small fun local agency.

The boss is a petrol head as well so I took the opportunity to bring the Coupe to their lovely converted church offices.
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Here is the article on his car, a very rare Invicta 320 https://www.goodwood.com/grr/event-...ith-the-ultra-rare-invicta-s1-320-coupe/
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Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/19 02:32 PM

I’m guessing that Shiny is parked in Woodley?
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/19 02:53 PM

Indeed it is.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/07/19 04:32 PM

I took dusty out today for a run around the area.

Ended up spending 30 mins stuck in a traffic jam on the A36, caused by an HGV braking down on the A36 between the Tesco roundabout and the College roundabout. Some years ago they put a central reservation up on a normal single carriageway A Road. This means that if anything brakes down there is no way round. Genius.

It rather took the edge off what was otherwise a delightful run.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/08/19 05:47 AM

Yesterday I had the opportunity, thanks to a friend, to make a private tour (no huge difference from the organised ones, just the fact that there was no time pressure and that the guy was not really a "guide" but a very passionate guy working there for an internship and owner of a few Pagani's, well, his father).
What to say. Obviously pieces of art. No discussion about that. Superhigh quality in each single detail. All superb. But... just one thought. Of course I was mentally comparing this atelier with the MOG workshop. Both are "buying" engines. But Morgan take the as-is from BMW and Pagani is having fully customized AMG engines, built with a very strict partnership. But then, all other parts except carbon fibre are purchased/built by third parties companies (high end manufacturer and Pagani assemply them. From the subframe, to che axles and the leather interiors (shall we talk about a lovely huayra with ostrich leather? Superb) together with the aluminum parts. In this Morgan is different. They may not be (well they aren't) perfect but they try to build almost everything in house. And again these random thoughts are not on "which one is better or which one has the best value for money, but just how two small manufacturers, with a similar size, can approach the concept of hand built car from complete different angles.
Ah, for the records, from a size perspective, Pagani has 150 employees and they build 40 cars per year.

Here the pic in the "customer" parking lot. No pics were allowed in the factory to protect customers privacy and there was no fun in taking pics in the museum.
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Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/08/19 03:42 PM

Drove from Salisbury to York, via London Airport, where I collected a colleague. Then returned: 618 totally uneventful miles, overall average was 27.9mpg.

The ride up on Tuesday afternoon was a delight, a bright sunny day with puffy white clouds, almost a pastiche of a late summer day. We stayed in the Parsonage Hotel, a stone's throw from Kev.
On Wednesday we went over to Sandhutton for a meeting, The drive back was with the hood up, at times on the M1 visibility was down to a few car's lengths, so heavy was the rain and spray.
Tarka was warm, dry and leak free, other than the usual one round the driver's door lock. I must follow DW's instructions from a while back and apply leather and neoprene.
The new LED Lights certainly illuminate the way ahead and are a massive improvement over the standard lights.

Would the trip have been any nicer/easier in either of the Mercedes? I'm not sure, and for certain no one would have photographed the car: we noticed at least 3, possibly 4 times people taking a photo of this seemingly "old timer" keeping up with modern traffic.
A Morgan Plus 8 is a perfectly viable long haul drive, very comfortable....other than getting in and out with the hood up, which my ribs didn't appreciate.

So all I have to do is wash the car.....!!
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/08/19 03:33 PM


- gorgeous day here today so we set off for a drive along the coast.We ended up in the Port of Blyth...

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spotted this cable laying (?) ship at berth -

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I had parked up parallel with the quay to take some photos of the car with said ship in the background.We were talking to three of the port workers who were admiring the car ;

"I wouldn't leave her there " they said.

"How so ?" I asked

" You see that big black ship sailing towards us; it's going to berth right next to where you are parked......!!"

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- all in all , a grand day out..... thumbs

James
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/08/19 03:39 PM

Year after year I like the S1 more and more!
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/08/19 04:38 PM

Great pix James BUT...

I don't believe it's yours..never seen a driver in your car on any of your postings and certainly never seen you in it !!!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/08/19 05:45 PM

Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
Great pix James BUT...

I don't believe it's yours..never seen a driver in your car on any of your postings and certainly never seen you in it !!!


Kev,

sorry to burst your bubble, but James and the delightful Lady James are real and he does drive his glorious car. I've seen him, mote then once!

(BTW, you didn't even try to take my wheels!)
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/08/19 06:57 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
Great pix James BUT...

I don't believe it's yours..never seen a driver in your car on any of your postings and certainly never seen you in it !!!


Kev,

sorry to burst your bubble, but James and the delightful Lady James are real and he does drive his glorious car. I've seen him, mote then once!

(BTW, you didn't even try to take my wheels!)


- Peter, thank you for the support against that noted ne'er do well ,Kevfitz but.......

You've done it now ; 'Lady James' (AKA, Sandie) seems to have quite taken to the moniker and is expecting to be waited on hand and foot budster

Meanwhile ,I promise I did drive the car today - my gammy knee is now reminding me that the clutch is quite heavy doh

Update - Proof !! Shelley Walsh; I rest my case......

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James
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/08/19 07:39 AM

FAKE NEWS !!!!

..certain its a photoshop production !!!!!


haa haa

Have a happy sunny day
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/08/19 07:59 AM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
Great pix James BUT...

I don't believe it's yours..never seen a driver in your car on any of your postings and certainly never seen you in it !!!


Kev,

sorry to burst your bubble, but James and the delightful Lady James are real and he does drive his glorious car. I've seen him, mote then once!

(BTW, you didn't even try to take my wheels!)


Likewise I have met James and witnessed his glorious S1
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/08/19 08:02 AM

She is off to Cheltenham again tomorrow. I will see if I can get some photos this time.
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/08/19 08:10 AM

Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
FAKE NEWS !!!!

..certain its a photoshop production !!!!!


haa haa

Have a happy sunny day


- is it true that you know 'the Donald'........?? somestick

(enjoy the almond tart today thumbs )

James
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/08/19 10:23 AM

Its nothing that the Birds Instant Custard test can't prove.
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/08/19 09:10 PM

Yesterday off to Wrest Gardens for a picnic and today a nice 5 hour round trip up to Holkham beach for a paddle.

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Posted By: pete757

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/08/19 12:39 PM

Very nice indeed!
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/08/19 08:25 PM

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Lovely evening for a quick blast
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/08/19 09:18 PM

What a cracking picture, I can hear that V8 growl from here thumbs
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/19 07:02 AM

Looks like a panther on the prowl.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/08/19 07:20 PM

That is a lovely colour combo made all the more mody by the shadows etc. At first those wheels looked odd but now I really like them on the Plus 8/Roadster shape.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/08/19 03:56 PM

James,

I do feel that Sir and Lady James suit the owners of your glorious car.
We look forward to meeting you both again!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/09/19 03:27 PM

Well, Yesterday to be accurate.

September 1st was the White Horse Classic and Vintage Show, organised by the Lions of Westbury and Trowbridge.

We left bright and early, arrived to join the question of people exhibiting their cars. This is Tarka glowing in the sun....

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A glorious day, 350 cars ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. Just 3 Morgans, Tarka, a 1972 4/4 4 Seater, TCP 703L, A 1992 4/4, K470 TKN and a local dealer with a +4.
This is an event to consider attending in mass next year, the organisers would be happy to have a Morgan group.

About 4000 people paid to go and see the cars: a wonderful day wandering and talking to owners.
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/09/19 05:03 PM

- car looks great Peter - gleaming in the sun thumbs

James
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/09/19 04:30 PM

What a perfect day....for almost anything!

Uu, up and away at 9am to drive to meet Peter Ballard, my drive took me across Salisbury Plain: driving quite swiftly along the A360 past Westdown Camp I was startled by a sudden loud noise just behind me. It sounded as if the car was falling to bits!
Nothing behind me, then I looked up. At above 200ft was a helicopter: not a type I recognised, it was painted dark blue on the upper surfaces, the underside was white. A few seconds later a second one buzzed me. Past, they climbed up to about 500ft, they didn't look very military, no bumps and lumps. There has been a lot of activity. on the Plain recently, Boris was there yesterday.

Anyway, the rest of the trip was a joy, arrived early for a Mug of tea, before going out with Peter so he could review and assess Tarka's ride and suspension. I'd always considered it OK, a bit harsh over small bumps, perhaps. But a ride in PB's "Molly", now owned by my Pal Ian, showed me just how goof the ride in a Trad can be, with 5 Link rear and the SSL from end. More about Peter's analysis later, but it was very instructive to listen to his post ride analysis.

You can read about the Buckland, the three wheeler that has replaced Molly, elsewhere!

The run back was just as goo as the run out, we have to enjoy the summer as much as possible, Autumn isn't far away!
Posted By: Michael

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/09/19 04:56 PM

Well today I finally gave in to my wife and collected my Aero from London and she was fab to drive home in todays sunshine, very happy to be reunited with my unique S4 Aero 😄😄😄
Posted By: deano

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/09/19 06:13 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
What a perfect day....for almost anything!

Uu, up and away at 9am to drive to meet Peter Ballard, my drive took me across Salisbury Plain: driving quite swiftly along the A360 past Westdown Camp I was startled by a sudden loud noise just behind me. It sounded as if the car was falling to bits!
Nothing behind me, then I looked up. At above 200ft was a helicopter: not a type I recognised, it was painted dark blue on the upper surfaces, the underside was white. A few seconds later a second one buzzed me. Past, they climbed up to about 500ft, they didn't look very military, no bumps and lumps. There has been a lot of activity. on the Plain recently, Boris was there yesterday.

Anyway, the rest of the trip was a joy, arrived early for a Mug of tea, before going out with Peter so he could review and assess Tarka's ride and suspension. I'd always considered it OK, a bit harsh over small bumps, perhaps. But a ride in PB's "Molly", now owned by my Pal Ian, showed me just how goof the ride in a Trad can be, with 5 Link rear and the SSL from end. More about Peter's analysis later, but it was very instructive to listen to his post ride analysis.

You can read about the Buckland, the three wheeler that has replaced Molly, elsewhere!

The run back was just as goo as the run out, we have to enjoy the summer as much as possible, Autumn isn't far away!





I would be interested to know whether the three wheeler is the same one my friend Dick Buckland designed and manufactured?
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/09/19 08:34 PM

Originally Posted by Michael
Well today I finally gave in to my wife and collected my Aero from London and she was fab to drive home in todays sunshine, very happy to be reunited with my unique S4 Aero 😄😄😄


Have I missed something Michael?!

Is this the Aero back home to stay?

If so, that is great news that you are still in the Morgan 'fold' wine

James
Posted By: Michael

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 06:06 AM

You are right James, Tracy kept nagging me not to sell the Aero and as the only offers came from people wanting me to take an Aston in p/x which I don’t want so I thought I would get her back and enjoy some winter sun and then decide what to do. 😄
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 08:22 AM

Originally Posted by Michael
Well today I finally gave in to my wife and collected my Aero from London and she was fab to drive home in todays sunshine, very happy to be reunited with my unique S4 Aero 😄😄😄

I shall be keeping an eye open for that delightful colour scheme near to MMC again thumbs smile smile
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 08:34 AM

Originally Posted by Michael
You are right James, Tracy kept nagging me not to sell the Aero and as the only offers came from people wanting me to take an Aston in p/x which I don’t want so I thought I would get her back and enjoy some winter sun and then decide what to do. 😄



I'm with Tracy here thumbs

Just think of those crisp,sunny Autumn days - top down and those side pipes burbling away....... woohoo

James
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 09:02 AM

What you doing with Tracy James ?

Lady Sandie will be mad if she finds out !!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 06:05 PM

I was on the south coast today and did see another Morgan.... a blue +8 I think, judging by the wheels.
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 08:25 PM

No!

Stuck behind builders skip for the past two weeks, whilst an extension pushes to it's end. All worth it the Boss says (it is her kitchen after all).
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/19 08:43 PM

Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
What you doing with Tracy James ?

Lady Sandie will be mad if she finds out !!


not guilty Kev.!

Michael and Tracy are above reproach (as am I ....😎);just delighted to see that Michael is 'back' in the fold.....
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/19 03:40 PM

I went boating in the Aero yesterday... torrential rain on a flying visit to Salisbury, in which the visibility and water levels had me down to 35mph. Thankfully I fitted 4 new tyres 100 miles ago. I still managed a 4 wheel drift/ aquaplane at one point.
The hardtop was on - and stayed watertight, more or less. A couple of drips on the doors' wood trim, and a couple from the centre rail. This in weather similar to being in a carwash!

The sill carpets got their usual creeping damp. It creeps more slowly since Williams followed factory advice and inserted piping inside the door seal, to help it keep its profile. Better, but not yet a perfect seal.

& today was a hop over to Goodwood, to drive the McLaren GT on the road (I've previously played with it at Millbrook). It's an incredibly comfortable and stable car - and more comfortable & sure footed with the suspension in track mode than the Aero. The Aero is often limited on back roads by its ability to manage the road surface: the McLaren isn't - it's always going to be a faster car than I can drive it, or road safety will allow. (& so it should be at that price :-) )

Fiance Emma also drove the GT - and enjoyed it, hugely.
This is a revelation: while aesthetically Emma likes the idea of the Aero's looks, she has no interest in driving it - because it's such a raw experience, and just a bit intimidating.

Will
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/10/19 05:51 PM

Quick lunch love

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Posted By: Jon G4LJW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/10/19 06:00 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
Quick lunch love

[Linked Image]


Very nice - wish we had that sunshine!

grin2
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/10/19 06:02 PM

Today on the border between Italy and Switzerland was simply (pleasantly) crazy. 22/24C degrees. 800mt on the sea level.
Posted By: Rudolf

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/10/19 11:51 PM

You mean Kvikk Lunsj 😀

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvikk_Lunsj
Posted By: Gambalunga

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/10/19 07:48 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
Today on the border between Italy and Switzerland was simply (pleasantly) crazy. 22/24C degrees. 800mt on the sea level.

Ale. We should try to organise another meet up some time. I don't know if it will be possible before the snow sets in but it would be great to organise something.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 31/10/19 09:52 AM

Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Originally Posted by Ale_72
Today on the border between Italy and Switzerland was simply (pleasantly) crazy. 22/24C degrees. 800mt on the sea level.

Ale. We should try to organise another meet up some time. I don't know if it will be possible before the snow sets in but it would be great to organise something.

Definitely we have to!
Even a lunch/dinner in Milan with Borghi, if you want. For me it's not a big deal to come from Zurich during the WE.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/11/19 05:51 PM

I'm beginning to forget what driving Tarka feels like!
So far 19 days away and another 6 or 7 to go. So 24/25 days in total.

The bill seems to be escalating, as well. But as the car will have almost all new front suspension and upgraded rear coil-over units I have great expectations.

To add insult to injury the garage has been occupied by SWMBO's C43.
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/11/19 07:25 PM

Very frustrating Peter..hopefully soon be over !!!

Thank goodness for the consulting work..it came at the right time !!!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/11/19 05:43 PM

Perfect timing, indeed.
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/11/19 06:20 PM

Drove along the river at Pangbourne this afternoon on the way to meet the family at Basildon. The sun was out and the beauty of the colours of the trees reflecting back on the river made one feel lucky to be alive and free.

It is the time of year to remember the debts we owe to the fallen.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/11/19 05:59 PM

A call from Williams.
It seems that there is a risk I'll be driving Tarka on Friday.
MMC have found the parts, other bits are on the way and it should all come together tomorrow.
I can't wait!
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/11/19 06:42 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
A call from Williams.
It seems that there is a risk I'll be driving Tarka on Friday.
MMC have found the parts, other bits are on the way and it should all come together tomorrow.
I can't wait!


thumbs woohoo drive happy3

James
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/11/19 11:28 PM

Good news then Peter! thumbs
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/12/19 08:27 PM

Sunday looks a really lovely day , and we have to drive through glorious countryside to Lynford hall in the Mog , at least an hour each way ! drive
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/12/19 06:59 PM

Going to have to watch the fishtailing.

Applying power too early coming out of a turn.
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/12/19 07:36 PM

That's a long run for a Yorkshireman grin2
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/12/19 04:54 PM

Dry roads and sunshine , bit windy but drying any damp patches , long wide roads to Mundford and lots of Mogs at Lynford hall , good food and company including our very own John v6 and Richard Wood too , excellent day , bumbled back with the exhausts crackling in the setting sun ! drive
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 08:58 AM

Not much been posted on here for some reason ? Anyway , took the green beasty out later yesterday just as traffic strated to thicken up slightly but not a problem , the glorious sound of the v8 through 4 side pipes makes every journey , even stuck at traffic lights a special one , and a prod with the right foot on leaving a rounderbout to get on the straight is a drug ! Wondering what is in the minds of the folk in the tintops ! arr
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 09:30 AM

Hooligan?? laugh2
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 09:58 AM

Originally Posted by madmax
Not much been posted on here for some reason ?

Most exciting trip done in 2020 until now was to go to the cabinetmaker this morning goodnight
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 10:35 AM

Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Hooligan?? laugh2



Graham . if I saw a nice Mog going the other way on the road I would think . wow ! notworthy

(But I may be biased ? )
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 11:24 AM

Originally Posted by madmax
Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Hooligan?? laugh2



Graham . if I saw a nice Mog going the other way on the road I would think . wow ! notworthy

(But I may be biased ? )

We both would Steve.
But you asked what the response might be from those in their tintops when viewing/listening to your driving grin2
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 01:33 PM

Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted by madmax
Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Hooligan?? laugh2



Graham . if I saw a nice Mog going the other way on the road I would think . wow ! notworthy

(But I may be biased ? )

We both would Steve.
But you asked what the response might be from those in their tintops when viewing/listening to your driving grin2




Do hooligans really drive Morgans , very few , Morgans don't come across as a hooligan car !
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 05:20 PM

I was going to go out in Tarka today, but this dissuaded me...

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It is now late afternoon and it is still raining and blowing a hoolie outside.
The forecast for Sunday is worse.
One of the local roads is under a couple of cm of water for almost a mile, there is simply no where for the water to go, everything is sodden.
Posted By: madmax

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/02/20 06:57 PM

Not that bad here so far , ok a bit windy but getting used to it after last weekend ! getcoat
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/03/20 01:13 PM

Never go for a spin for the sake of it - until now. With limited visiting options presently, took the roof off early (normally comes off April and back on October) and gave it a blast in this wonderfully spring sunshine.

Fantastic! sunny
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/05/20 04:09 PM

Yes!

(well, yesterday)

200m from the garage to park outside home, to clean and protect the hood, for the first time in three years.
Cleaned the wheels, used G-Techniq Quick detailer (which is nice to use).

A couple of weeks ago I cleaned & fed the leather with SwissVax fluids - it's very nice....

Over the past month I've gradually been cleaning our three cars, in ever-more-anal levels of detail (there's a long way to go! ;-) )

- the i8 and Fiat 500 are an experiment in Meguiars ceramic waxes - which are looking very promising. Very easy to apply, and immediate shine + pooling of water. They say it layers well, so I'll add some layers over the next few weekends.

- the i8 has typical BMW leather - which while allegedly being of good quality feels like plastic. The SwissVax is gradually softening it. Another application or two might get it to smell like leather!

- the Aero just needs another coat of everything - it'll be interesting to see how the G-Techniq spray compares to the Meguiars.

Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/05/20 05:36 PM

Originally Posted by TheCustomer
Yes!

(well, yesterday)

200m from the garage to park outside home, to clean and protect the hood, for the first time in three years.
- it'll be interesting to see how the G-Techniq spray compares to the Meguiars.



I'm interested to hear your review, I've used the Meguires and it is fine, but somehow the effect isn't that durable, it seems to be designed to need regular attention....and so sell product.

When you talk about anal levels of detail, I offer these two photos as evidence....

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Hmm..I need to re-visit and remove the rar spots!!

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I do like the reflection of the cobbles in the silencer!

When I start to polish the parts of the exhaust that no one can see it may be time to get the men in their white coats....!
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/05/20 05:55 PM

The anal level of cleanliness goes well with the exhaust, Peter. smile
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/05/20 06:09 PM

Sorry Peter, but I can see some spots of tar on the tailpipe, so only gets an 8/10 'could do better' score laugh2
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/05/20 06:46 PM

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Family portrait (Lulu 't dog heads off for a major opp tomorrow love
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/05/20 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by TheCustomer
Yes!

(well, yesterday)

200m from the garage to park outside home, to clean and protect the hood, for the first time in three years.
- it'll be interesting to see how the G-Techniq spray compares to the Meguiars.



I'm interested to hear your review, I've used the Meguires and it is fine, but somehow the effect isn't that durable, it seems to be designed to need regular attention....and so sell product.

When you talk about anal levels of detail, I offer these two photos as evidence....

[Linked Image]
Hmm..I need to re-visit and remove the rar spots!!

[Linked Image]
I do like the reflection of the cobbles in the silencer!

When I start to polish the parts of the exhaust that no one can see it may be time to get the men in their white coats....!


Nasty little dent in the side panel there Peter, that'll take a bit of polishing somestick
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 10:24 AM

David,

the dent is from a Supermarket carpark trolly accident.

Proof that I use the car, it is part of the patina that a 6 year old, 43,000 mile car acquires.
There are a couple of other small marks caused by stones flung up by the tyres.
All could be easily repaired, but to be honest I have grown to appreciate them for what they atr!!
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 11:31 AM

Marks caused by stones flung up by the rear tyres I can count every year some more. Once t is too much I will react but until now it is patina. After the beauty treatment I will install rubber mats from the inside in the fender area.
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 01:03 PM

Originally Posted by Heinz
Marks caused by stones flung up by the rear tyres I can count every year some more. Once t is too much I will react but until now it is patina. After the beauty treatment I will install rubber mats from the inside in the fender area.


Heinz, those old fashioned mouse mats that we used to use are very good for the purpose & stick well being lightweight
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 01:35 PM

Peter - great that you use it and love it's acquired patina, that's what make them the cars that we love.

Keep well
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 01:55 PM

Originally Posted by CooperMan
Originally Posted by Heinz
Marks caused by stones flung up by the rear tyres I can count every year some more. Once t is too much I will react but until now it is patina. After the beauty treatment I will install rubber mats from the inside in the fender area.


Heinz, those old fashioned mouse mats that we used to use are very good for the purpose & stick well being lightweight


Thanks, that‘s a good advice, Jon.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 01:56 PM

Originally Posted by CooperMan
Originally Posted by Heinz
Marks caused by stones flung up by the rear tyres I can count every year some more. Once t is too much I will react but until now it is patina. After the beauty treatment I will install rubber mats from the inside in the fender area.


Heinz, those old fashioned mouse mats that we used to use are very good for the purpose & stick well being lightweight


Why did we use mouse mats? They seem to have just quietly faded away. Was the introduction of wheelless mice the cause of their disappearance?
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/05/20 07:42 PM

Taxed the Aero 01/05 now using her to the office & back @ 7 miles each way along the coast road.
woohoo
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/05/20 08:19 PM

Yes when they the little fella's lost their balls and went optical the Mouse Mat became less effective.
More recently the mat has been impact absorbing for heavy duty users and gamers.

You can now pay £160 for a wireless mouse and charging mat if you feel nuts enough.
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...reless-charging-mouse-pad-bu-02u-cs.html
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/20 04:50 PM

Originally Posted by Alistair
Yes when they the little fella's lost their balls and went optical the Mouse Mat became less effective.
More recently the mat has been impact absorbing for heavy duty users and gamers.

You can now pay £160 for a wireless mouse and charging mat if you feel nuts enough.
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...reless-charging-mouse-pad-bu-02u-cs.html



That makes Apple look cheap!
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/05/20 07:51 PM

Using the Aero daily whilst the fine weather is here, managed to pull over and grab a couple of shots on the cost road
driving into the office this morning @ 8.00am


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Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/05/20 04:54 PM

Took the car down to the stable yard today, only a couple of miles and mainly to see if I'd cured the knocking from under the N/S.
I hadn't.
I've posted a new thread on the matter.
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/20 08:10 AM

A quick run out to the local fish market. Many cyclists on the roads (rather than on pavement cycle lanes), and with so few cars on the road they're definitely less aware. I engaged the safety system: manual gearshifts, timed for exhaust pop bang crackle noise, so that the cyclists hear me coming. All very friendly :-)
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/20 08:21 AM

Quick run for me as well this morning. To the Morgan garage for the yearly service. This is what I love from Morgan. You are part of a family. Even if you bring the car in on Sundays, it's still good smile
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/20 08:57 AM

I polished my exhaust pipes and then took it out to post a letter.... such excitement!
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/20 11:00 AM

Photos please, as I want to see the proof Neil! 😱
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 10/05/20 11:18 AM

We went out this morning for a semi-elicit run through the New Forest, ariving at Eyeworth Pond where we went out for a walk. Social distancing was easy, as we didn't see another human, at all!

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Eyeworth pond was created in the mid 1800s by the Schultz Powder Works, it is in the middle of nowhere, ideal should something go wrong!

Driving through the forest it was clear that the animals have got used to the lack of traffic, we saw far more of the ponies, cows, piigs and sheep tha is normal. Also quite a number of 2 wheeled MAMILs...!!
Walking through the woods was a delight: normally at this time of year a Sunday morning would be very busy.
Sadly, of course, our favourite pub, the Royal Oak at Fritham was closed for the duration.

On the way back we called by at Les Mirabelles, our favourite restaurant. Claude, Chief - Patron was there and we chatted, he is expecting to re-open in August. Like us he and his team have found the break a welcome interlude in an otherwise hectic life.

It was good to get out and spend time burbelling through the Forest. It was also fun to come back up the A36, where we blew the cobwebs away!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/05/20 12:50 PM

A short blast up to Devil's Dyke on the South Downs, to act as water bearer for Emma, who *ran* there, and back
A 12 mile round trip for us both

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Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/05/20 05:34 PM

A wonderful run on minor roads up towards Highclere Castle (AKA Downton Abbey) to meet a pal for a socially distanced walk in the country.

Parked in front of a glorious English Ash tree, next to a delightful cottage that was, I'm told a pre black death ale house and bakery.
It is now a rather nice rural retreat for some lucky person!
Not visible in the tree is a resident Peacock.. handsome but noisy.

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As Tarka has a fair amount of Ash hidden under the skin I thought it was a rather appropriate photo!
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/05/20 07:04 AM

Originally Posted by TheCustomer
A short blast up to Devil's Dyke on the South Downs, to act as water bearer for Emma, who *ran* there, and back
A 12 mile round trip for us both

[Linked Image]


I am loving the colour combination on that motor Customer 👍
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/05/20 10:40 AM

Thanks Dean - it was inspired by the Bugatti Aerolithe , and the silver wrap adds a 30's two tone deco style.

The colour's Porsche ice mint green '77 - the '77 had more & smaller bronze flake than the '76: it highlights the curves nicely in the sunshine.

Morgan factory took a couple of attempts to get it right, with a lot of support from Williams.

Now that the wrap is three years old I'm starting to wonder what to do with it next...maybe the same again, but with a matt finish to the wrap.

Will
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/05/20 05:04 PM

Or perhaps polished stainless look?
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/05/20 06:26 PM

Had a good drive out today - however, got a chip in the windscreen. Annoying. Still nice to hear the rumble again and drown out the words Covid and Cummings.

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Posted By: Jon G4LJW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/05/20 07:19 PM

Originally Posted by JB62
Had a good drive out today - however, got a chip in the windscreen. Annoying. Still nice to hear the rumble again and drown out the words Covid and Cummings.

[Linked Image]



Nice photo!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/05/20 07:29 PM

I really like these wheels on the plus 8
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/05/20 07:38 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
I really like these wheels on the plus 8


+1 Dunlop style Imagewheels
Posted By: waikiore

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/05/20 10:44 PM

+1 suits it to a tee
Posted By: Luddite

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/05/20 06:41 AM

GREAT pics guys, keep them coming please for us who are still locked up... thumbs
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/20 07:16 AM

Thought I’d test out the chip repair on the windscreen so down to Chieveley on the M4 then tootled through villages like Westbourne, Boxford then via Great Shefford onto the fabulous A338 to Wantage then back to Reading via the equally fun A417.

Chip sorted. Enjoyed the drive so much didn’t bother to stop for photos.
Posted By: Gordon D

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/20 09:18 AM

Originally Posted by JB62


Chip sorted. Enjoyed the drive so much didn’t bother to stop for photos.

redcard we need photos just now!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/20 12:56 PM

I am taking the S2 into work for the first time in ages tomorrow. We have done lots of work to organise things and have booking schedules etc all planed so I don't think we are at risk of performing a Cummins as it is something we could not do from home in this case.

MoT, Tax, Inspection all done. My word I am looking forward to this. Photos for proof of life will be provided.
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/20 01:11 PM

Fifty mile trip to Ledgerwood for service - why didn't I drop it off yesterday when it was sunny? gloomy
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/20 03:09 PM

Shake down "cruise" innocent on Monday, out to a village to the west of Banbury with as little use of motorways as possible - fabulous day.

Off to Techniques tomorrow for service and MOT, now that it's taxed for the summer. So it's obviously my fault the weathers changed, sorry guys blush
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/06/20 04:37 PM

The heatwave has broken, intermittent rain all day, so Tarka is sulking in the garage!
Posted By: Volvos60s60

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/06/20 06:29 PM

Sunny weather & a helicopter view................may be the best way of viewing my S1

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And the best way of hearing it........

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As you can tell, I've finally worked out how to paste a photo or two!




Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/06/20 09:40 PM

- great overhead shot there .... thumbs

James
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/06/20 05:46 PM

I do wish people would stop showing me "side pipe porn". I may have to give in and go down that route.
I was talking to a local exhaust specialist and he suggested that there is enough space under the running boards to run an exhaust down and back, through a couple of slim silencers each side and exit at the front..... TVR Project style.
He also suggested it could exit upwards, through the wing, just in front of the doors.
Hmm....
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/06/20 05:48 PM

No, but I will tomorrow and on Tuesday!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/06/20 08:01 PM

I was out in the S2 today Peter. The single pipe in the earlier cars is a lot less holigan until you go to open throttle and higher revs, or naughty with both of those......
The dual side pipes on the Coupe scares things at a distance, still love it.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/20 10:23 AM

I wonder if there is a silencer difference between the S2 Roadster and the S4 Coupe?
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/20 05:58 PM

Yes a little run out on Saturday, with photo opportunity.

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and I've finally worked out the picture thing

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Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/20 06:41 PM

Looking lovely David, you've cracked it alright thumbs
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/06/20 08:00 PM

Thanks, only taken 4 years!
Posted By: NickCW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/06/20 12:19 PM

Great to see a few cars out and about, and a lovely overhead shot of the S1.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/06/20 10:32 AM

A delightful run from Salisbury to Lychett Minster and back, 70 odd miles.
The plan was to go via Ringwood, but the traffic was as might be expected on a Bank Holiday pre COVID. The reason was made clear today with photos of Bournemouth Beach yesterday..
Anyway I went cross country using minor roads and although it took a bit longer it was the better journey for it.

Driving a Plus 8 when it is over 30c, even with A/C was thirsty work. For the run back I put up the roof and with the A/C blasting out cold air it was a much nicer trip. I've concluded an open car when it is over 27C is not as much fun as it seems!

Tarka ran flawlessly, engine temperature rock solid at 95C and no heat soak into the cockpit, just great wafts of hot air from the bonnet when accelerating hard.... somestick
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/20 07:29 AM

Managed to avoid the dreaded side exhaust calf burn so far with wearing shorts - branded like a Texan steer last summer.
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/06/20 09:21 AM

Originally Posted by Clipper
Managed to avoid the dreaded side exhaust calf burn so far with wearing shorts - branded like a Texan steer last summer.


12 years in a Caterham with no heat shield tends to teach you how to get out without a branding.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/20 05:37 PM

Out for an amble, looking for signs of mad pub debauchery, but instead found this wonderful tree.
No idea how old the tree is, but it will be there long after I and Tarka are gone.
There is some sort of natural affinity between trees and Morgans, I think.

So I parked Tarka and walked away, looking at the tree and then noticed the light on the curves of the front.
So I took this photograph.

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Only looking closely did I see the abandoned trailer and other rubbish behind...
Oh well.

Good run, until the pollen hit....
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/20 05:41 PM

I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/07/20 07:34 PM

It looks like it is in camouflage mode under the tree and background.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/07/20 08:03 AM

Originally Posted by Alistair
It looks like it is in camouflage mode under the tree and background.


Sort of "Stealth Mode"...!
I agree, the composition is quite good, colours, setting and light.
Posted By: Luddite

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/07/20 10:51 AM

I like your image Peter J. That which caught your eye caught mine, I could ignore the stuff in the background and enjoyed the way the light played on your Morgan..
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 05:06 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

[Linked Image]

Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 05:11 PM

That's not fair, it's like choosing one child above another...

Anyway, I like the headlight upgrade on both grin2
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 05:47 PM

Like the gangster chopped screen on Brians.

Sorry Peter !!!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 05:48 PM

Originally Posted by CooperMan
That's not fair, it's like choosing one child above another...

Anyway, I like the headlight upgrade on both grin2



We can love them equally!
(Actually I win beecause Brian didn't straighten his wheels!)

The headlamp upgrade has the un Morgan like bonus of making night driving a pleasure!!
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 06:31 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

[Linked Image]

Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?


Obviously Blue.... innocent

(Headlight upgrade still being done) & the wheels are straight grin2

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Gordon D

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 07:39 PM

I can't decide.
Can I have both please. innocent
Posted By: bmgermany

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 08:53 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

[Linked Image]

Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?


On this picture both are (in a great way) surreal looking cars/ colours! .. clap
Posted By: twotribes

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 09:17 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

[Linked Image]

Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?


With no disrespect to the Blue corner, I just love the Bronze.

However - Brian's windscreen looks awesome - is it shallower or more steeply raked, or does it just look different because it's a 9-stud header rail?
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 11:19 PM

Brian's windshield looks like the one offered by Morganpark in Hamburg. At least that's what I read somewhere. Anyway, it goes very cool with the car.
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/07/20 11:21 PM

Originally Posted by bmgermany
Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

[Linked Image]

Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?


On this picture both are (in a great way) surreal looking cars/ colours! .. clap


The friend of my youngest daughter has such a superduper new expensive iPhone. His photos look like this too. Somehow overly sharp and full of colors and a little bit artificial.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 06:05 AM

Or Sand... smile

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Hawki

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 06:28 AM

The blue looks great but it goes to the bronze. If I had been ordering one I would probably have gone for the blue but bronze suits the car much better than I would have expected
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 08:23 AM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?

Well, well... I's a difficult choice.
I'd probably go for Brian's one for the following reasons:
Shorter windscreen
Tillet seats
CIBIE lights

But... I love the lighter piping on yours and obviosuly the badge bar.
The lower horizontal part of the badge bar hidden behind the plate holder firs better overall car shape (even if I am not a big fan of plate holders).
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 10:01 AM

Originally Posted by Heinz
The friend of my youngest daughter has such a superduper new expensive iPhone. His photos look like this too. Somehow overly sharp and full of colors and a little bit artificial.


The new processing engines in the cameras have serious HDR (High Dynamic Range, black blacks, bright whites, sounds like a washing powder advert) which tweak things and play with the image. You can turn it off to allow the real world to be seen if you need to but it does make things _pop_ a bit more.

What it cannot do is compensate for some effects. Peters Golden colour looks really different in strong daylight with lots of metallic fleck and underlying colour blend. In the photo the HDR seems to have lost this (or it was a dull day!) as it swirls around in the pixel soup.


Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 12:36 PM

And then...

[Linked Image]
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 12:49 PM

Sorry, JB wins with those pepper pot alloys & the blue detailing thumbs
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 12:59 PM

Yes the blue detailing, alloys and colour are a great combo.

I believe Aeros deserve polygamy, you can share the love.
Posted By: John Winn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 01:48 PM

How about a Speedster :

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 02:06 PM

The photo was taken on an iPhone Xs and them modified a bit using photoshop Elements...

Brian's car has the Morgan Park cut down screen and traditional hood.

Tarka has 43,000 miles run, Brian's car is 2 years younger and has 23,000 miles. They are both amazing cars!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 02:25 PM

Originally Posted by John Winn
How about a Speedster


Speedster in Porsche gulf blue for me, thanks <3
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 03:36 PM

Hi John

You should really make an effort and keep your Speedster clean !!!!

Hee Hee
Posted By: John Winn

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 06:00 PM

I was on holiday in Wales at the time.
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 08/07/20 09:59 PM

I have a nice set of black pepperpot alloys that I should list for sale with decent Contisport tyres if anyone is interested!
Posted By: waikiore

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/07/20 01:14 AM

They certainly are good looking wheels, and the colour of Peters' car stopped me dead at LeMans, with the green machine nearby.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/07/20 07:29 AM

170 mile drive yesterday an Aero plus8 and a three wheeler, unfortunately only two returned the thee wheeler for the fourth time on the back of a lorry the engine's been out three times in it's short life the sausages replaced three times and Phill Bleasy upgraded ones a pile of coffee granules on the floor. Dont get me wrong its a showstopper beautifull to look at but engineering wise the biggest load of tat to leave the factory. He was telling me yesterday its cost him a pound a mile to run this might be the straw that broke the camel's back but enjoys Morganeering so a four wheeler might be on the card's, A bit sad really.


Em
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/07/20 03:43 PM

Just had a tootle round on Saturday and that reminded me that every idiot is out on a bike (peddle) at the weekend plus a few who knew how to ride OK.

All running well but noticed that the tacho was reading around 900 rpm low, so completely zero at tickover! The digital tacho was reading true and everything else seemed OK, so pulled over and turned off the ignition and removed the key for a bit - that sorted it back to normal 550rpm at tickover.

Anyone else had similar ?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/07/20 04:39 PM

Originally Posted by DavidR
Just had a tootle round on Saturday and that reminded me that every idiot is out on a bike (peddle) at the weekend plus a few who knew how to ride OK.

All running well but noticed that the tacho was reading around 900 rpm low, so completely zero at tickover! The digital tacho was reading true and everything else seemed OK, so pulled over and turned off the ignition and removed the key for a bit - that sorted it back to normal 550rpm at tickover.

Anyone else had similar ?


Fairly often when I turn off the A/C the tickover remains on the dial at 1000 rpm, it should go back to 550rpm. The digital display is correct....
As you say, re-start cures the error....
Posted By: Aeromax76

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/07/20 05:26 PM

I went for a little drive on Saturday, mainly to top up the fuel tank with some Momentum 99. I also came across another Morgan, 2 tone Oxford and Cambridge Blue with a private number plate (GJD 1 I think it was). I have no idea what vintage it was but I'm guessing an older plus4 (I am in no way an expert on Morgans). I gave them a toot and the couple driving gave me a wave. Thanks if that is anyone on here. It was the first time I'd come across another Morgan whilst driving mine - that made my day!
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/07/20 05:41 PM

It's always nice when you come across another morgan whils't out on a drive, we get quite a few around Pembrokeshire normally on their way to the Irish ferry or a stop off on the way back.We always wave when were in the tin top forgetting were not actually in the mog.

Em
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/20 08:52 PM

The odd one out

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Hawki

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/20 09:14 PM

Great photo. I love seeing the mog in the middle
Posted By: PeterG

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/20 09:19 PM

A shining beacon amongst of sea dullness sunny
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/20 09:22 PM

I expect Howard was there grin2
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/20 10:02 PM

Originally Posted by PeterG
A shining beacon amongst of sea dullness sunny
it's like a chip in a packet of spicy wedge's.
Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/07/20 11:17 PM

A sympathetic car and around it stand standardized sharks in a variety of gray.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 17/07/20 05:03 AM

The guy on the gate said 'Ah....! A proper car at last'. Hahaha
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/20 04:54 PM

I managed to snag a last minute table for lunch on the balcony overlooking Bolney wines' 18 acre field

Lovely food in yesterday's sunshine; a glass of fizz, and a stroll amongst the vines afterwards.

[Linked Image]



Posted By: Luddite

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/07/20 06:38 PM

Lovely image of your curvy rear end... thumbs laugh2
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 11:49 AM

Very subtle two tone thumbs
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 01:14 PM

A nice trip to Waitrose Supermarket today...
What did I find
This:
[Linked Image]
The question is...does the registration match the car? The P reg suffix is 1975, but the car older?
I know it is a MG, but what model and vintage? It has rear hinged doors...possibly a TG?
Even more curious, the rear number plate had a Commonwealth Country plate....in the shape of an MG Octagon...

[Linked Image]
Now, Northern Rhodesia became Zambia in 1946. Northern Rhodesian number plates, before independence, were 2 letter + 4 numbers, where the 2 letters identified the registration district.

So we have a MG car, possibly pre-war, with a 1975 UK number plate, making it look newer than it is... with a Northern Rhodesian country plate.
The car had a good patina, it had not been restored and looked well used, but not scruffy.

Any suggestions?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 01:19 PM

Maybe imported in 1975 and allocated a current plate - this was the time when Rhodesia was really kicking off and the Caucasians needed to evacuate the area or stay forever under the soil there.
Posted By: Paul F

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 03:51 PM

DVLA lists the reg as an MG Midget first registered in December 1951.

If it is a UK reg, it is a kit car.
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 04:37 PM

Originally Posted by Paul F
DVLA lists the reg as an MG Midget first registered in December 1951.

If it is a UK reg, it is a kit car.

I think +8Rich is right: my bother had a Norvin registered in the early seventies and although both the engine and frame were fifties it was given an 'L' registration, so a 'P' registration on an imported car is perfectly feasible.
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 04:40 PM

Sure its not Stringers Best Mate in his new car ?
Posted By: Luddite

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 04:43 PM

Looks like the real deal to me Peter, I am pretty sure should an owner wish to have an age related plate, and if the engine and chassis numbers are available, then the MG car club are bound to have access to MG records and could determine it`s identity as original or otherwise and if original then perhaps actual date it left the factory then I suspect there would be no great problem in applying for a plate. Of course the owner could just buy a pre suffix/prefix plate to remove the "P."

Of course if the P is denoting the year it was registered in the UK, then I suspect it is possible the law is being broken in showing non-reflective plates which are required for all cars registered after "L" 1972...?

But then if a Rhodesian issue plate and displaying the NR octagon may be there as a get out of jail free indicator should he be questioned on the plate..?
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 04:53 PM

Originally Posted by tmg513
Originally Posted by Paul F
DVLA lists the reg as an MG Midget first registered in December 1951.

If it is a UK reg, it is a kit car.

I think +8Rich is right: my bother had a Norvin registered in the early seventies and although both the engine and frame were fifties it was given an 'L' registration, so a 'P' registration on an imported car is perfectly feasible.


Yes 1951 ties in with this era of MG and the DVLA calling it a Midget sounds about right innocent
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 06:22 PM

I knew that the answer would be forthcoming... thanks one and all!
It would have been god to meet the owner and chat, but although I waited he/she didn't appear.
Posted By: TBM

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 06:25 PM

Originally Posted by Luddite


Of course if the P is denoting the year it was registered in the UK, then I suspect it is possible the law is being broken in showing non-reflective plates which are required for all cars registered after "L" 1972...?


Changed in April this year. Any vehicle over 40yrs and registered as 'Historic' can have black and white plates (DVLA INF104)
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 06:45 PM

Looks like an early MG td of early fifties vintage. Can't explain the reg plate.
Posted By: Gordon D

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 07:03 PM

I think the import theory would be correct. I remember a friend of my father's had a Hillman Minx on Irish plates at the height of the troubles, he had some grief when he went into Aberdeen so was given an M reg plate which was brand new at the time.
Posted By: TBM

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 07:20 PM

I think they also did it with ex forces vehicles when they were 'demobbed'. I had a '62 ex RAF S2 Land rover on a 'P' plate.
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 07:47 PM

Must be old age, I'd forgotten my own experience. Bought my first Morgan from Stapleton in Reece mews, a car that had come back in from Ireland. Bill Wykeham then salesman there said take a seat while I pop down the local post office to tax it and sort the log book out. When he came back , he said got the tax but they insisted that the car had to be registered as a new car. The car changed from 1970 to a1972 in about twenty minutes. No problem to me. I also part exchanged it with them for my next Morgan.
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/07/20 08:24 PM

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Taffmog

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/20 02:00 AM

Lovely photo Neilda, car not bad either.......
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/20 02:54 PM

- (no) Fog on the Tyne today......!!

[Linked Image]

- plenty of admiring passers bye though.....

[Linked Image]

chap (with dog) I was talking to was ex police tactical/protection duty driver; some fascinating tales of armour plated Q cars, etc.

James
Posted By: taffy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/20 03:53 PM

Hi James,
Lovely colour !
Do you ever get stopped with the black and silver number or do the police think its legal for the cars age- even though it isnt?
T
Posted By: Budster

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/20 04:51 PM

James
The Aero is looking good.
shades

Bud
4/4 - Stanley
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/07/20 06:46 PM

- thanks Bud thumbs

- not so far Taffy (fingers crossed innocent).

I have heard of factory cars (or perhaps customer cars in for service) being stopped for black/silver plates.

I think some of the local Malvern BiB may have spotted the practice.....

James
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/07/20 07:52 AM

Habitual law breaker, don't park next to me ever again......

Em
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/07/20 08:09 AM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
Habitual law breaker, don't park next to me ever again......

Em


laugh2

James
Posted By: KEVFITZ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/07/20 08:30 AM

You are the perfect Ambassadour for the Morgan Brotherhood James.

Shame about the white legs !!!!
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/20 06:03 PM

I let my son drive Tarka, for the first time.
He is 31, a car nut and despite abusing a range of exotic tat, Focus RS, 330CSi, Skyline, Impreza and others borrowed from friends, has never bent anything or been caught doing anything illegal.
He drives the AMGs and had never thought the Plus 8 as really special.

He is now a convert....

He described it as "raw, connected, lithe and alive".
Well, the way he was driving it then he is right.
Full throttle drag starts in sport mode. Pedal to the metal... no tyre slip, no twitch, just pure thrust.

I've never tried it before. oldgit

I'm bringing him to the Castle Combe event organised by Williams. He will scare me sh*tless. woohoo
Posted By: Hawki

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/07/20 06:22 PM

Great comment Peter. I wish my daughter had an interest in cars. It’s great to see a younger guy loving Morgans
Posted By: Luddite

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/07/20 12:11 PM

Good story Peter, I took my nice`s early to mid teens boys out for a jaunt in the +8, they are used to all sorts of executive buses and have been passengers on track in a Lambo and other exotics, the older of the two circa 17 years old seemed to be impressed but more sophisticated in his comments though his younger brother by a few years, was knocked out...(-: Both were impressed with the somewhat raw experience compared to anything else up to that point, perhaps making it a tad more memorable with the passage of time..?

Peter, perhaps double check the contents of sugar bowl for signs of ground glass if the heir apparent has taken a fancy to your +8... laugh2
Posted By: DaveW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/07/20 01:59 PM

My daughter was exposed to cars and car events from a very early age and so finds the whole thing a bit of a yawn.

Nothing, however exotic, seems to impress her. She likes the Morgans, but she doesn't get excited often about anything.
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 25/07/20 03:26 PM

My 3 year old grandson particularly enjoys pushing the Starter button on the Speedster. When it fires up- he laughs out loud. My two daughters have grown up around Morgans- but both prefer the Landrover’s.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/20 05:05 PM

40 mile drive today for a mot in the pouring rain the car passed but i have a crack in my newly refurbished alloy, what a bugger yet another trip to the powder coaters to have my spare colour coded.


Em
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/08/20 08:25 PM

Only for an early evening ale....

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Jon G4LJW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/08/20 11:32 AM

Very nice pic!


Originally Posted by Neilda
Only for an early evening ale....

[Linked Image]
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 09/08/20 08:39 AM

We had a nice four car run out for a BBQ in north Gower yesterday including Sospan good company and a moonlight drive home what could be better.

Em
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/08/20 10:46 AM

70 mile drive this morning to Newcastle Emlyn and back in torrential rain to pick up and fit a new powdercoated oz wheel. I followed a huge tractor with an even bigger s..t tank for miles till I got a straight bit of road and did something you never need to do in the Aero slipped it into third and floored it, now serious progress was made and as I casually dropped to fourth my windscreen wiper detached itself. I pulled over got out of the car in the pouring rain to be greeted by a cheerie wave and a toot from the farmer, upon retreival it was quite obvious the tractor and trailer had modified my bit of Morgan. Driving a morgan whilst soaked with the roof up is not a good place to be especially without a wiper. Every drive an adventure.

,; Em










r
Posted By: MorganWife

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/08/20 01:40 PM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
70 mile drive this morning to Newcastle Emlyn and back in torrential rain to pick up and fit a new powdercoated oz wheel. I followed a huge tractor with an even bigger s..t tank for miles till I got a straight bit of road and did something you never need to do in the Aero slipped it into third and floored it, now serious progress was made and as I casually dropped to fourth my windscreen wiper detached itself. I pulled over got out of the car in the pouring rain to be greeted by a cheerie wave and a toot from the farmer, upon retreival it was quite obvious the tractor and trailer had modified my bit of Morgan. Driving a morgan whilst soaked with the roof up is not a good place to be especially without a wiper. Every drive an adventure.

,; Em


Sorry to hear of your troubles, but oh I did laugh on reading your piece







r
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/08/20 05:29 PM

Elaine. I hope you have many adventures in your new plus four 110 not water related.
Em
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/08/20 07:52 AM

[quote=aerotaff]70 mile drive this morning to Newcastle Emlyn and back in torrential rain to pick up and fit a new powdercoated oz wheel. I followed a huge tractor with an even bigger s..t tank for miles till I got a straight bit of road and did something you never need to do in the Aero slipped it into third and floored it, now serious progress was made and as I casually dropped to fourth my windscreen wiper detached itself. I pulled over got out of the car in the pouring rain to be greeted by a cheerie wave and a toot from the farmer, upon retreival it was quite obvious the tractor and trailer had modified my bit of Morgan. Driving a morgan whilst soaked with the roof up is not a good place to be especially without a wiper. Every drive an adventure.


,Who in Newcastle Emlyn does a good job on magnesium wheels? I used to live in Llandyfriog so spent a lot of my youth in Newcastle Emlyn. I have 2 sets of wheels that could probably do with a bit of care.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 20/08/20 09:08 AM

Shooter. LG services his name is Llyr my oz had seven cracks in it he had it repaired locally unforunately one of the welds failed so I had to have my spare powdercoated. The work he did is spot on but be prepared for some green laneing to get to him, funnily enough we saw a Gtn up that neck of the woods about 4 yrs ago was it you.

Em
Posted By: MorganWife

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/08/20 10:17 AM

Shooter. Thanks so much. Ian and I just back from our first service and I put a piece on this site under. Have you driven your Morgan today which describes our trip experience. It may give you a smile

Cheers

😂
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/08/20 12:07 PM

A short run in the rain to test the new wiper blades from Peter G.
AMAZING!!
For the first time in a Morgan I have a clear, un streaked, screen.
Almost like a TinTop....

I cannot recommend them highly enough, Thanks Peter G
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/08/20 11:02 AM

We had a three county five car run out yesterday 2 roadsters a plus8 and an aero the range rover is a three wheeler owner but wanted to get home without another break down . Lovely sunday lunch at the cliff hotel Gwbert a real Jewel with a view to die for.


Em
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/09/20 03:50 PM

Overnight at the Powdermills Hotel nr Hastings, (which has some tenuous link to the Morgan family) and then continuing to familiarise myself with Sussex farm produce - today at Rathfinny who grow, oh, look - sparkling wine :-)

[Linked Image]

Rathfinny's seafood restaurant has relocated to mid-farm, 1 1/2 miles off the main road, so it's pretty peaceful sitting there with lobster, fizz, and surrounded by vines.
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 02/09/20 04:54 PM

Originally Posted by TheCustomer
Overnight at the Powdermills Hotel nr Hastings, (which has some tenuous link to the Morgan family) and then continuing to familiarise myself with Sussex farm produce - today at Rathfinny who grow, oh, look - sparkling wine :-)

[Linked Image]

Rathfinny's seafood restaurant has relocated to mid-farm, 1 1/2 miles off the main road, so it's pretty peaceful sitting there with lobster, fizz, and surrounded by vines.


Your Mog is featured in SSL's advert in Miscellany thumbs

And Peter's Aero Plus 8, looks familiar too love
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/09/20 09:03 PM

Originally Posted by CooperMan


Your Mog is featured in SSL's advert in Miscellany thumbs

And Peter's Aero Plus 8, looks familiar too love



That sounds right - though I've not seen the ad, just a proof of the flyer :-)

Their work has made a huge improvement to the usability of the Aero - at lower speeds t's much more compliant over jittery surfaces, and at speed the front & rear now feel like they belong to the same car.

Will
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 03/09/20 09:57 PM

Originally Posted by Heinz
Originally Posted by bmgermany
Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by Ale_72
I love your Plus 8. A great fight, in my brain, with Brian's one.


Ale, here they are, side by side, today.

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Let the voting begin!

Bronze or Blue?


On this picture both are (in a great way) surreal looking cars/ colours! .. clap


The friend of my youngest daughter has such a superduper new expensive iPhone. His photos look like this too. Somehow overly sharp and full of colors and a little bit artificial.

As you say Heinz, the windscreen was fitted by MMC but is a Morgan Park one.

I prefer the colour of my car untouched, as it does look even more artificial in this photo than an iPhone photo! 😆
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:04 AM

Last week I spent one week on the Dolomites. For each day I tired to make a photo to Violet and a WOW place. Here five of them.

Wow moment is the Carezza lake.

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Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:06 AM

WOW moment is Marmolada mountain at 3.200 meters

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Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:07 AM

WOW moment is Vajolet towers

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Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:09 AM

WOW moment is "three Lavaredo peaks"

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Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:10 AM

Last WOW moment is Braies Lake

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Posted By: Rob Thornton

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:18 AM

Stunning images of car and place. Thank you for posting. More than WOW!
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:19 AM

All credits goes to my iphone and the places laugh
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 10:22 AM

Fantastic Ale, you've got a calendars worth of stunning pictures there, thank you for sharing.
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 11:48 AM

I love the Dolomites, but have never managed to get back there in the Aero - must try harder!

Fantastic pictures Ale, I hope the driving was as good as your photos.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 11:56 AM

Originally Posted by DavidR
I hope the driving was as good as your photos.

Superfun. Amazing the LSD and the engine torque. Boring the auto gearbox if not in sport/manual mode (worst thing of this car together with the leaking aircon if used extensively). I love all the noises that both the engine and the subframe do. It's a car that is "alive". Cannot really explain it better. Even the wife was surprised on the car reliability (day before leaving: "Cannot we go with the Porsche? Violet will get broken the first day") and the overall comfort. Luggage space is impressive. Around 800km on the highway and other 600 hairpin turns. Ah, 60.000km and still a lot of brake pads. Violet's weight it's really the key of its success.
Posted By: DavidR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 12:52 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
Originally Posted by DavidR
I hope the driving was as good as your photos.

Superfun. Amazing the LSD and the engine torque. Boring the auto gearbox if not in sport/manual mode (worst thing of this car together with the leaking aircon if used extensively). I love all the noises that both the engine and the subframe do. It's a car that is "alive". Cannot really explain it better. Even the wife was surprised on the car reliability (day before leaving: "Cannot we go with the Porsche? Violet will get broken the first day") and the overall comfort. Luggage space is impressive. Around 800km on the highway and other 600 hairpin turns. Ah, 60.000km and still a lot of brake pads. Violet's weight it's really the key of its success.


That's so right, I enjoy driving mine with the roof on almost as much as off because of the different noises. It always surprises me how I am disappointed when a drive is over, no matter how long it has been.
Posted By: bmgermany

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 04/09/20 03:43 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
All credits goes to my iphone and the places laugh


OK! woohoo

So you are only a very lucky man who knows where to stop the car and use the Iphone...
Posted By: KevinMcR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/09/20 01:20 PM

Short run from Perth to Crieff then up through the Sma' Glen. Beautiful day with very little traffic to ruin the run!

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Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 06/09/20 04:52 PM

Nice to see an S5 parked In Aldeburgh - think CM02 MOG - anyone of this Parish?
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/09/20 04:22 PM

A nice run in the New Forest this afternoon.
I looked at the odometer and thought that it hadn't increased much in the last 12 months, so I checked.
Based on MOT data I drive 4000 to 5000 miles a year in the Plus 8.
This year barely 2000.
All down to the summer lockdown and the cancellation of virtually all organised events. Log Mog has just cancelled a run because of the new "rule of 6", the Committee were worried that an organised run of 30 cars would be seen as illegal.
Over reaction? Perhaps, but with a £10k fine possible why risk it.

We can only hope next year is closer to normal, but I'm not convinced it will be.
Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/09/20 05:00 PM

Originally Posted by KevinMcR
Short run from Perth to Crieff then up through the Sma' Glen. Beautiful day with very little traffic to ruin the run!

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- car looking well Kevin thumbs

James
Posted By: Gordon D

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/09/20 07:46 PM

Originally Posted by James B W
Originally Posted by KevinMcR
Short run from Perth to Crieff then up through the Sma' Glen. Beautiful day with very little traffic to ruin the run!

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- car looking well Kevin thumbs

James


+1 and the scenery is pretty good as well. Cracking day for a drive in a Morgan.
Posted By: KevinMcR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 11/09/20 08:38 PM

Thanks James. She managed the whole run at 30mph with zero fuel although that may have been the latest electrical fritz! As Gordon said though the cracking day did make me forget about that!
Posted By: milligoon

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 13/09/20 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by Peter J
A nice run in the New Forest this afternoon.
I looked at the odometer and thought that it hadn't increased much in the last 12 months, so I checked.
Based on MOT data I drive 4000 to 5000 miles a year in the Plus 8.
This year barely 2000.
All down to the summer lockdown and the cancellation of virtually all organised events. Log Mog has just cancelled a run because of the new "rule of 6", the Committee were worried that an organised run of 30 cars would be seen as illegal.
Over reaction? Perhaps, but with a £10k fine possible why risk it.

We can only hope next year is closer to normal, but I'm not convinced it will be.



30 cars well spaced no more than three cars to a group park in the corners of a car park and opposite centres talk via zoom or whatever on your fangled mobiles or laptops, creative obeyance of the law wink
Posted By: tmg513

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/09/20 07:39 AM

Originally Posted by Peter J
All down to the summer lockdown and the cancellation of virtually all organised events. Log Mog has just cancelled a run because of the new "rule of 6", the Committee were worried that an organised run of 30 cars would be seen as illegal.
Over reaction? Perhaps, but with a £10k fine possible why risk it.

As long as they only break the law in a limited and specific way they should be ok.
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/09/20 07:41 AM

Originally Posted by tmg513
Originally Posted by Peter J
All down to the summer lockdown and the cancellation of virtually all organised events. Log Mog has just cancelled a run because of the new "rule of 6", the Committee were worried that an organised run of 30 cars would be seen as illegal.
Over reaction? Perhaps, but with a £10k fine possible why risk it.

As long as they only break the law in a limited and specific way they should be ok.


rofl
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/09/20 02:16 PM

Originally Posted by Hamwich
Originally Posted by tmg513
Originally Posted by Peter J
All down to the summer lockdown and the cancellation of virtually all organised events. Log Mog has just cancelled a run because of the new "rule of 6", the Committee were worried that an organised run of 30 cars would be seen as illegal.
Over reaction? Perhaps, but with a £10k fine possible why risk it.

As long as they only break the law in a limited and specific way they should be ok.


rofl


rofl rofl
Posted By: Aeromax51

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/09/20 05:16 PM

laugh2 laugh2 laugh2
rofl rofl rofl
Posted By: pandy

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/09/20 06:42 PM

As I understand it, so long as every car has a game bird, a gun dog and a 12 bore on board, it’s OK up to 30 people.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/09/20 10:21 AM

Correct!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/09/20 02:48 PM

A trip to Winchester - just down the road from me and not a city I know having recently moved to the area.

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Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/09/20 03:01 PM

Wow! Nice! The blurry effect in the first pic is from the phone?
Posted By: Gordon D

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 19/09/20 05:01 PM

Neilda, great photo of the Mog, fantastic architecture in the cathedral, what would the car sound like inside I wonder? Devil6
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 21/09/20 08:38 PM

Yes depth of field on iPhone....

It would sound wonderful in the cathedral - sadly they wouldn't let me try it.
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/09/20 07:32 AM

Did a top down drive in the dark last night. I’m sure the side pipes are louder at night! Nice photo.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 22/09/20 06:39 PM

Went to work in Tarka today.
Always a joy...
Rain tomorrow..well it drizzled on the way back from work.
Working, efficient wipers.. amazing!
Posted By: Neilda

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/09/20 07:19 AM

Originally Posted by Peter J
Went to work in Tarka today.
Always a joy...
Rain tomorrow..well it drizzled on the way back from work.
Working, efficient wipers.. amazing!


I have the new wipers too.... but have yet to try them.
Posted By: JB62

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/09/20 07:12 AM

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On Wedding duty for daughter yesterday. Roof up ( sadly) as hair needed to be preserved! Eight of us attended. Slightly strange- but still a very good day.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 26/09/20 05:06 PM

Barbecue with friends love

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Posted By: Jon G4LJW

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/09/20 07:23 PM

Originally Posted by Ale_72
Barbecue with friends love

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Very nice!
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/09/20 09:10 PM

I clearly did not get the memo about socially distanced parking, but then we need to protect the things we love?
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/20 01:06 PM

Originally Posted by Alistair
I clearly did not get the memo about socially distanced parking, but then we need to protect the things we love?


The problem was to keep me far from the grill eat
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/20 04:25 PM

After charging the battery....
Again...
I used the car last Thursday, but failed to start after 5 days.
Anyway....
I drove my machine to Tesco's local emporium for essential comestibles.
It was possible to park socially distanced, indeed the nearest car was 10m away.

So why, in a virtually empty car park did someone have to park next to me?
I'm beginning that the inability to keep 2m plus away from anyone is a fundamental "human lemming" instinct....they just want to die together.
All very strange.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/20 04:28 PM

The answer is: "Let's park next to that car. It's a nice car. He will pay attention when he opens the door. He will not slam it on ours".
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/20 04:43 PM

rofl rofl rofl
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 28/09/20 06:33 PM

We call it the herding instinct that humans have.
Posted By: Volvos60s60

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 10:26 AM

Had this myself. Local shopping centre. Parked on top floor of multistory car park, only car up there. Returned to find some old Vauxhall parked right next to me - why?
Posted By: Alistair

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 10:30 AM

You have to remember that knuckle dragging hurts so they need to park close to lessen the pain.
Posted By: Rob Thornton

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 10:34 AM

Originally Posted by Volvos60s60
Had this myself. Local shopping centre. Parked on top floor of multistory car park, only car up there. Returned to find some old Vauxhall parked right next to me - why?


Companionship? smile
Posted By: TBM

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 10:51 AM

I discussed this with an anthropologist many moons ago - their hypothesis was that humans are intrinsically pack animals and they have a natural desire and compulsion to near others. Goes back to the old 'strength in numbers' instinct.

In the same vein he also put forward a suggestion for why, in a couple, the man will often sleep in the side of the bed nearest the door. Completely subconcious, but harks back to cave living and having your family behind you so you can protect them.

Could all be tosh though smile
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 11:10 AM

Most men in the Morgan age group sleep next to the door so its easy to go for a pee in the middle of the night......
Posted By: CooperMan

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 04:30 PM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
Most men in the Morgan age group sleep next to the door so its easy to go for a pee in the middle of the night......


Funny but correct laugh2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/09/20 05:07 PM

Hmm...

I sleep by the window, because SWMBO feels safer when she is away from the window. Same logic, though.
It means I'm furthest from the Loo... and need a torch to get there at night, which frequently wakes her up.
I've offered to swap sides.... but after 43 years it seems it would not be possible.
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 07/10/20 02:45 PM

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, with little white clouds.
Leaves are turning, autumn colours grace the trees. Neil of this Parish and I had planned a run out for lunch, before the winter and the next COVID shut down make it impossible....
We arrived at our chosen destination, about 30 minutes away for both of us. I was there first, but just as I was getting ready to take a photo of Tarka Neil arrived...
So, two Plus 8s outside a pub/restaurant....something that has happened before!

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The Leckford Hut is on the A30, between Stockbridge and Sutton Scotney, really in the middle of nowhere.... The A30 was the main coaching road from Exeter to Salisbury, and dates back as least as far as the 1600s. The road is arrow straight, suggesting a Roman origin, but it is probably not so, Salisbury, or Sorbiodoni was an inconsequential settlement in Roman Times and the nearest Roman Road was the Portway, running to the north from Salisbury to Leucomagus, or Andover and then to Callera, which has been lost somewhere in Hampshire...

Originally a shepherds drove hut, then later most probably a coaching stop where horses were changed and a pub. I remember it with an old Bell "MASH" type helicopter in the carpark for kids to play in, back in the 1960s when we used to drive from Claygate to Portreath, Cornwall. Back in those days a 10 hour drive... Today Google suggests 5 hours, using the same route....!

Whatever the history, it is now a French Restaurant, owned and run by a South African couple who, it is claimed, arrived in 2005 to watch cricket and never left....!
https://www.closdumarquis.co.uk/
The food is good, what is expected in a French roadside restaurant: unpretentious and relaxed, despite COVID restrictions....
Worth a visit if you can't face going to France at the moment....
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/10/20 10:34 AM

Had a little drive out in GTN number 10 yesterday with GTN number 11. Rich Fohl came over to vist in his car so we went for a little jaunt over Clee Hill to be able to look across the Malvern Hills and the Brecon Beacons.
Posted By: Viper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/10/20 01:31 PM

Pictures or it didn’t happen wink
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/10/20 03:04 PM

Originally Posted by Viper
Pictures or it didn’t happen wink


+1 agreed laugh2
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 14/10/20 05:35 PM

Originally Posted by Dean-Royal
Originally Posted by Viper
Pictures or it didn’t happen wink


+1 agreed laugh2


No photo evidence = no prosecution, sorry, no prize!

Off to the Museum tomorrow in Tarka, photo to follow!!
Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/10/20 09:55 AM

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Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/10/20 10:02 AM

Wow! A gathering with almost the 20% of the whole GTN production laugh
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 15/10/20 04:10 PM

Had a quick chat to Rich at the factory today smile
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Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/10/20 07:33 AM

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Posted By: Shooter

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/10/20 10:03 AM

What number is that GTN?

Sill trying to find out if chassis number 291 is RHD or LHD
Posted By: Peter J

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 16/10/20 12:27 PM

Tarka and a Hawker Hunter at Old Sarum Airfield this week.
Two classic bits of british engineering and design...poised in front of an aircraft shed built in 1916, by German POW labour.

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Great drive out in the morning, a really glorious day.

PJ
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 04:51 PM

Last drive today for 16 days 40 mile run to get four stainless screws and a 99 the journey was essential....... Em
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 04:53 PM

A good 350km under heavy rain today. Fun as always. Including scaring other drivers with the noise of Violet. Would be nice to succeed to understand where the water is getting in but at the end... Do I really care? No.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 06:36 PM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
Last drive today for 16 days 40 mile run to get four stainless screws and a 99 the journey was essential....... Em

Bet the most important bit was the 99! grin2
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 07:49 PM

Em where'd you go....IRELAND.
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 07:58 PM

Milford Ray and it wasn't a nancy boy 99 like you get in Llanelli it was a double scoop rum and raisin whith two flakes cos I'ma fat b...er.
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 08:12 PM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
Milford Ray and it wasn't a nancy boy 99 like you get in Llanelli it was a double scoop rum and raisin whith two flakes cos I'ma fat b...er.
. Where have I heard that said before. innocent
Posted By: Ray

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 23/10/20 10:18 PM

Em, I'm getting dafter every year. Missread your first post, thought you had a 99 mile drive home. doh
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/10/20 07:28 AM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
Milford Ray and it wasn't a nancy boy 99 like you get in Llanelli it was a double scoop rum and raisin whith two flakes cos I'ma fat b...er.

Blimey.
Will have to visit Milford (again!) grin2
Posted By: Robbie

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 24/10/20 01:46 PM

Now I know why I favour Irish Ferries over Stena, who go in to Fishguard!!!
Posted By: TheCustomer

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/10/20 07:27 AM

a beautiful autumn afternoon was an excuse for a thoroughly gratuitous drive to collect a tin of antique gold metallic paint from the next village :-)

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Posted By: Rovert

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 27/10/20 11:09 AM

That is lovely
Posted By: Clipper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 29/10/20 10:47 AM

Originally Posted by aerotaff
Milford Ray and it wasn't a nancy boy 99 like you get in Llanelli it was a double scoop rum and raisin whith two flakes cos I'ma fat b...er.


Love to see those on sale in the BBC or Guardian staff canteen - somebody would be going on a "special" training course.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/10/20 10:51 AM

Last night, in taxi mode waiting for the wife to bring down tons of paperwork home since she decided to close the office for a couple of weeks because one of her girls had a positive test result for COVID

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Posted By: Heinz

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/10/20 04:57 PM

As sad as the cause is, as beautiful is the photo.
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 30/10/20 06:02 PM

Sad the cause but she (the other girl I mean) is good, so I can enjoy the pic.
Posted By: KevinMcR

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/11/20 10:40 AM

Run out to St Fillans with a stop in Comrie at Hansen's Kitchen for coffee and cake. Cold but sunny which is the best we get up this neck of the woods at this time of year but view over Loch Earn worth it!

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Posted By: James B W

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/11/20 11:14 AM

- not jealous at all Kevin..... innocent

Looks like a gorgeous Autumn day and car is looking ace thumbs

James
Posted By: Ale_72

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/11/20 11:45 AM

Weird horizon wink but a super nice MKI. I am definitely in love with OZ with the center locking and the huge Morgan logo.
Posted By: Viper

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/11/20 12:43 PM

Love that in silver
Posted By: aerotaff

Re: So have you driven your Aero today? - 05/11/20 03:10 PM

The first time i ever saw an Aero i was visiting a customer in Henley Swan around 2001 and two silver series 1s came out of a junction clearly on a road test, I was hooked might even be Kevins,











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