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Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:07 am

My build date is December 17th.

It is slightly less than 1 year late which is actually pretty good.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby ktrout » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:30 am

Bizarre. I think the British carry the tradition thing a little too far. At least it's not a Reliant Robin. More power to you anyway. Since it weighs less than half as much as a Miata, at least that transmission shouldn't cause you to fail to proceed.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Hitoru » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:32 am

I've want to drive one since I was 12 or so. A blown engine on three wheels has to be fun.
I think I've seen at least one in the old Harrah's auto museum in the 70's.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:33 am

ktrout wrote:Bizarre. I think the British carry the tradition thing a little too far. At least it's not a Reliant Robin. More power to you anyway. Since it weighs less than half as much as a Miata, at least that transmission shouldn't cause you to fail to proceed.



I expected this. When I ordered it I was told "January 2012...maybe later....maybe two or three years later...but we hope not"

But, the non BS part about buying a car from Morgan is this:

The price you see online is the price you pay.

Yep, no bargaining, no "option bloat" just you say "I want this" and they say "OK"

But yah, you gotta wait ...in my case 1 1/2 years.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:34 am

Hitoru wrote:I've want to drive one since I was 12 or so. A blown engine on three wheels has to be fun.
I think I've seen at least one in the old Harrah's auto museum in the 70's.


And I have wanted to blow shit up in Texas.

We can do a trade perhaps.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby ktrout » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:34 am

I like the idea of a three wheeler. I think it has the potential to handle pretty well.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:01 am

ktrout wrote:I like the idea of a three wheeler. I think it has the potential to handle pretty well.


Top Gear did a review of it among other open top "track cars" and it was not the fastest or the best handling but it did do the best donuts.

From what I have read is its handling is not good in the conventional sense, but apparently once you learn how to take control of the rear wheel that constantly breaks out from under you, then you can turn that into "quick handling".

But I shall see...

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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Mikethehack » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:34 pm

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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Hitoru » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:58 pm

Kurt wrote:
Hitoru wrote:I've want to drive one since I was 12 or so. A blown engine on three wheels has to be fun.
I think I've seen at least one in the old Harrah's auto museum in the 70's.


And I have wanted to blow shit up in Texas.

We can do a trade perhaps.


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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby JITW » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:31 am

3 wheelers are for fucking fags


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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Kurt » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:13 am

JITW wrote:3 wheelers are for fucking fags


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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby gnaruki » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:48 am

Mikethehack wrote:Image


That has to be the stupidest car I've ever seen. Its a scooter with an extra wheel. I guess if you were really drunk and swerving all over the road it wouldn't tip over.
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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby Kurt » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:46 pm

Yep. The Robin tips over sometimes.

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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby flipflop » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:11 pm

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Re: Morgan 3 wheeler update

Postby khalampre » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:16 am

This is on my list of cars to build.

1955 Jeep (on hold while in A-stan)
Factory Five MK4 (for the wife)
7 clone (for when you just have to hoon the shit out of something)
Morgan (because why the hell not)
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