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A Morgan Down Under

Postby Bob Bull » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:51 am

I have heard from Greg Mackie, and he is progressing (at last) work on his restoration job;

https://goo.gl/photos/XuyCzSsDrwg6onQE8

The car has a quick (probably illegal) trip 'down the road' and is now off to the trimmer, after which the mud guards will be fitted. No doubt mark and/or Machiel will have something to say about the project. Me? I have not a clue, merely a reporter of fact.

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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby simon king » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:15 pm

Looks a very nice. Good to see.

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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby Mark Shears » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:11 pm

Is that a bit of Italian you are lapsing in to Simon - 'looks a very nice' ?!

Yes it does look good.

Bet you are eyeing up those wheels...!

Cheers

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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby TonyLees » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:40 am

lovely!
there was a S1 wheel advertised in Miscellany. I was caller number two :(
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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby Mark Shears » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:31 am

I was at Goodwood Revival yesterday and saw a 1930's saloon car (a Salmson?) with wheels that looked very similar to the Easi-Clean wheels you Series 1 racing boys covert.

I am sure this is a silly question but surely those wheels were not just made for the Morgan Motor Co.

The whole ethos of HFS was to use proprietary parts where possible to keep the costs down.

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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby jack bellinger » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:07 pm

i thought they were fitted to Milk Floats

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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby Bill Hughes » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:12 am

I was surprised to see two Easiclean wheels (four stud) at Beaulieu (one marked up 'as for Morgan?'), but both had 4.5" PCD when measured.
The six stud Easicleans frequently on eBay are for Morris 8 S2 cars, if not others.
I had a discussion with a S1 owner about the reality of swapping the outer rim of a damaged Morgan wheel with one off a Morris. Removing the twelve? rivets is the least of the issues, the two parts of the wheel are so well pressed together the rivets do little.
The person who achieved it said he would NEVER do it again.
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Re: A Morgan Down Under

Postby Greg Mackie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:02 am

That's interesting [or perhaps not]. My wheel PCD measures 130mm - same as 4-stud VW wheels!
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Up=Date on Greg Mackie''s Morgan

Postby Bob Bull » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:19 am

Our Antipodean friend Greg has sent me an up-date on his re-build, along with a couple of pictures for those interested in old Morgans. It is awaiting the attentions of a trimmer to be complete, and very nice it looks too,

https://goo.gl/photos/XuyCzSsDrwg6onQE8

No doubt Mark will be wanting a detailed history.

Thanks Greg, good of you to keep us clued in.

Love to V.

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Re: Up=Date on Greg Mackie''s Morgan

Postby Greg Mackie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:04 am

Thanks Bob.

"V" is traveling fairly well at present...your efforts are obviously working!

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