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Offline michaelr

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Morgan Three Wheeler
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:08:13 PM »
I have been going through some photos from way back and came across this, I think it was in the Model tent at the Masham steam rally North Yorkshire.
From what I can see on the notes, it has a 9cc Vee engine that runs on methanol, radio control on steering, neutral, forward, reverse, and brakes.

Anybody come across this model, I can't remember the year I was at Masham.  Mike.

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Re: MG Three Wheeler
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
There are a couple of those that race every summer at the Classic races at Laguna Seca outside Monterey, CA. They make a distinct sound compared to most vintage race cars.

By the way, it's a Morgan, not an MG.
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Re: MG Three Wheeler
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 10:41:01 PM »
It's a beautiful model in any case!!!

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 08:51:06 AM »
Apologies for wrong title now changed to what it should have been Morgan it's a age thing.

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
It's a fantastic model, a pinnacle of craftsmanship.

However, of the original from which the model derives, I'll have to paraphrase Margaret Halsey and say that it looks as if it were designed by someone who had often heard automobiles described, but had never seen any.
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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 03:42:05 PM »
Morgan were well aware how to make conventional 4 wheel models, and still are I think.

www.bing.com/images/search?q=morgan+4%2f4&qpvt=morgan+4%2f4&FORM=IGRE

3-wheelers at one time had a lower Road Tax rate in UK hence Bond, Reliant and Morgan made them . ( IIRC the BMW Isetta bubble car had 4 wheels but the rear pair were closely spaced and came into the same Tax Band as 3-wheelers ).

There is a Morgan 4-4 not far from here ..  :ThumbsUp:   nice ....

Dave



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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »
And you can drive three wheelers on your bike license   ;D

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 03:57:20 PM »
And you can drive three wheelers on your bike license   ;D

Jo


But you have to blank off reverse if I remember rightly

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 04:04:01 PM »
And you can drive three wheelers on your bike license   ;D

Jo

Yeah, there was something about that  :thinking:  but I think you needed the full car licence if it had reverse ..  :headscratch:  :old:

Once went to Mallory Park with a mate in his Bond minicar .... terrifying experience .... thought it would roll on every corner but it never did. God only knows how they stayed upright   :facepalm: ( or sort of ). If there was a Guardian Angel for Bond drivers he/she must have put some  :censored:  hours in. Dunno though. Maybe Bonds found some way of defying Newtonian Mechanics. ?

Not seen one on the road for years .. mercifully ...

Dave

EDIT Jason nipped in first with the reverse gear thingy ...  :D Must have faster fingers ..



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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 04:08:21 PM »
Not since 19th Jan 2013  :wine1:

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 04:29:42 PM »
Believe it or not, but Morgan are still making 3 wheelers!
https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/3-wheeler/

Here in Kent we have a lovely little museum devoted to 3 wheelers and Morgans in particular.
http://www.morganmuseum.org.uk/1909-morgan.html.  Well worth a visit if you are in the Tenterden/Rolvenden area. The museum is behind a rather nice little antique shop.

Ray
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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2018, 06:33:17 PM »
You have to remember that the Morgan has two wheels at front and one at rear.  They are quite stable, so were cars like the Berkeley T60.  The Bond and Reliant with one at the front and two at the rear were notorious for falling over.  I remember many years ago driving up the road near me watching a Reliant coming in opposite direction.  Next minute it was upside down spinning in circles on road in front of me.  I stopped, helped the guy driving turn it back onto its wheels and off he went again.  I used to service a lot of Isetta 3 wheelers.  These were two at front one at rear and again surprisingly stable.  I remember towing one down the M6, when the driver tried to overtake me (just for fun!!!) the tow rope was at 90 degrees between us (both in different lanes) but it still did not fall over.  A friend of mine did actually manage to roll one going round a 90 degree left hand corner.  So strong it only had a slightly dinked headlight, rolled it back on wheels and off he went again.

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2018, 06:42:45 PM »
I remember tales of reliants going down hill and doing a cartwheel across roundabouts and their occupants not surviving as the body work on the car disintegrated as they did not have roll over bars  :ShakeHead: .

Driving a modern all protective metal box is totally different from going fast and the only thing between you and the effects of the big wide world is the thickness of your skin  :paranoia:

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2018, 07:28:22 PM »
New models here in the States. Fall under motorcycle license here with no “reverse restrictions “
https://can-am.brp.com/spyder/2018-models/cruiser-touring.html

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Re: Morgan Three Wheeler
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2018, 07:59:19 PM »
You have to remember that the Morgan has two wheels at front and one at rear.  They are quite stable

Don't know if Tiff would agree with that :o