what's a Morgan?


i_rebel
05-11-2001, 12:33 PM
Since there are no posts here I'm assuming that no one on the site is familiar with this fine automobile . . .

enginerd
09-28-2001, 01:02 PM
I've only seen a couple. They are some strange cars with their wooden chassis and pneumatic seats.

Hudson
10-01-2001, 10:38 AM
I've seen a number of them, from the early trikes to the later Rover and Ford engined versions. They're known for their ash frames and "sliding-pillar" front suspension. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, they couldn't pass American emissions so the importer took the innovative move to convert them to propane power and get around all gasoline emissions laws. Later models would "piggy back" the certifications for Land Rover models and use the Rover 3.9L V8. There are two distributors in the United States for these cars and they are discussing the importation of the new Morgan model...featuring an aluminum frame.

ZondaFreak02
05-23-2002, 05:29 PM
THEY HAVE WOOD FRAMES???

ARE YOU SERIOUS

that would suck if it set on fire ... your car would be completely gone

tigermiata
12-30-2002, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by ZondaFreak02
THEY HAVE WOOD FRAMES???

ARE YOU SERIOUS

that would suck if it set on fire ... your car would be completely gone

No just the framework for the body; the "frame" as you know it is metal, never fear. All car bodies were once made this way, Morgan simply never abandoned the technique.

In a UK magazine, one advertiser for Morgan stuff shows a line drawing of a Morgan panel truck. Soooo cute! I wonder if there ever was such a thing.

Never driven, or even been in, a Morgan -- but my wife has had a ride in a Plus Eight. I'm so jealous.

DrMaserati
06-11-2003, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by i_rebel
Since there are no posts here I'm assuming that no one on the site is familiar with this fine automobile . . .

Greetings Gentlemen!

As you can see I'm new here. I just ran across this forum by sheer chance. It's hard to believe there's actually a forum for Morgans. But there sure isn't much info here. Hopefully that will change.

I used to work in an import garage where we worked on only British cars, and we had the occasional Morgan come in. They're very unique and interesting cars. I haven't seen one in over 30 years now, but I've always wanted one. Very hard to find, and they've become extremely expensive. Oh well, maybe in my next life.

JP

eagerowl
06-13-2003, 09:40 AM
My father has a 1984 Morgan +8...it is a great car...very unique. With the light weight and that Rover V8 it really moves too! Since a lot of people here don't know what they are here's a picture of one...

CoriolisSTORM
05-25-2007, 04:28 PM
One of my instructors was talking about having a "Morgan Miner" or somesuch and he got a ticket for going too slow. What is it and what's it look like?

DrMaserati
06-17-2007, 06:28 PM
One of my instructors was talking about having a "Morgan Miner" or somesuch and he got a ticket for going too slow. What is it and what's it look like?
That would be a Morris Minor. No connection to Morgan.

Morris: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Minor

Morgan: http://www.sportscarmarket.com/profiles/2007/March/English/index.html

tamiya
01-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Slow moving thread? or just the same rate as Morgan handbuilding their cars? :D

yes every Morgan is handbuilt, so they don't make too many each year.
There's a worldwide waiting list of 2-7 YEARS after ordering with deposit.

Grew up with Morgans in the family and they are interesting beasts to work on,
mixture of oldschool engineering (sliding pillar front suspension?) and
innovative touches (onboard chassis lubrication system!).

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/

Current cars have all the modcons you'd like, even AIRCON option on V6.
But modernisation has its price.... lately i hear the factory has supply trouble
with their airbags, so production has slowed even more.

99onI95
08-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Have you heard Morgans are now winning races! Their cars are super sick!

iba.sir
07-21-2012, 02:19 PM
hiiiiiiiiii m ricok\
now discus about new series of bmw
but so ajit (http//www.yahoo.com)
me other hand no more info:nono:
Morgan:

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