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Old 9 May 2017, 08:22 (Ref:3732405)   #1501
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I was searching the old memory banks to list the engines that Morgan have used over the years. Here's a start.... (No search engines involved )

BMW V8 of different types or spec
Rover V8 of different specs
Ford V6 of different types
Ford / Cosworth Duratec
Triumph TR
Rover 'O' series
Fiat TwinCam
Ford CVH (probably the least desirable....)
Ford Pre Crossflow GT spec
Coventry Climax
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V Twin JAP as well Mike, another from the Land of the Rising Sun?
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Old 9 May 2017, 08:41 (Ref:3732409)   #1502
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Its senses? A sports car for the 21st century that doesn't belong in the 19th!

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Is it only me that sees the irony of criticising Morgans for their old design in a historic racing forum?!?!?!?
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Old 9 May 2017, 08:43 (Ref:3732410)   #1503
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Serious rear suspension mods? There is a 4 link, panhard and coil over conversion to replace the leafs, but it's still a live axle with limited movement! The new ARV6 race cars have it factory fitted, and I was looking underneath one the other day. Very much a compromise......
Sounds like most rally Mk2 Escorts and people are still in love with those, and they perform well.
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Old 9 May 2017, 08:49 (Ref:3732413)   #1504
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Sounds like most rally Mk2 Escorts and people are still in love with those, and they perform well.
The difference between them and Mog set up is link length! Longer the better, and latter are very short.....

Bob, I was only thinking of 4 wheelers- but thank you. The modern trike uses some strange US made V twin?
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Old 9 May 2017, 09:43 (Ref:3732419)   #1505
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The difference between them and Mog set up is link length! Longer the better, and latter are very short.....

Bob, I was only thinking of 4 wheelers- but thank you. The modern trike uses some strange US made V twin?
Mike, how was anyone supposed to know what you were THINKING.?
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Old 9 May 2017, 12:01 (Ref:3732447)   #1506
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Old 9 May 2017, 12:34 (Ref:3732452)   #1507
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Spot on, Gordon. I had an early one, UK not import, and it was a great little car. Now a classic in waiting!

The gearbox is finding favour for conversions as well. You can even get a kit to swap an MGB over to the Mazda box....
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Spot on, Gordon. I had an early one, UK not import, and it was a great little car. Now a classic in waiting!

The gearbox is finding favour for conversions as well. You can even get a kit to swap an MGB over to the Mazda box....
And a BBR turbo version will really perform, too. Whilst an ITB equipped version has been very competitive in CSCC races in the recent past.

I understand the suspension can be a bit tricky to set up on Mk1s but the Mk3 is both practical an a cheap(ish) race car option.
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And a BBR turbo version will really perform, too. Whilst an ITB equipped version has been very competitive in CSCC races in the recent past.

I understand the suspension can be a bit tricky to set up on Mk1s but the Mk3 is both practical an a cheap(ish) race car option.
Say what you like about them, they are still a JAP car, but you have to have to have lived through a war to understand.
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Say what you like about them, they are still a JAP car, but you have to have to have lived through a war to understand.
says the man who drives a German car
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says the man who drives a German car
And wields a Jap camera, but nobody is perfect, however, driving a JAP car would be a step too far.
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Say what you like about them, they are still a JAP car, but you have to have to have lived through a war to understand.
I had a customer (RIP) that refused to buy a Jap 4x4 for that very reason, he stuck with Range Rovers and as he was a farmer he actually used it for everything like towing trailer loads of logs out of his wood/carting dead and live animals about and certainly wasn't a "Chelsea Tractor" it cost him a fortune in repairs. His mates on the other hand had old Toyota Land cruisers that put up with anything that could be thrown at them and never seemed to break down !
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I had a customer (RIP) that refused to buy a Jap 4x4 for that very reason, he stuck with Range Rovers and as he was a farmer he actually used it for everything like towing trailer loads of logs out of his wood/carting dead and live animals about and certainly wasn't a "Chelsea Tractor" it cost him a fortune in repairs. His mates on the other hand had old Toyota Land cruisers that put up with anything that could be thrown at them and never seemed to break down !
Sadly Gordon a lot of Range Rover owners think that "driving off road" refers to when they park outside Waitrose with two wheels up on the pavement..
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Reminds me of 'if you want to go into the desert use a LandRover; if you want to come home again use a Toyota'
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There's nothing "strange" about S&S Motors. The 1983 cc V Twin has been detuned to 82 hp, for Morgan. S&S currently sets the standard for V Twin design and performance. Would Morgan have used them if there was a current British design that was superior?
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