|Attention! The Replica FORUM is the right place for all builders of |
|From: Paul McLeete USA||Message No. 662||Date: 2008-03-26|
|Subject: Where is FFK 393 1952? F Super|
My father, Vic Hyde owned this trike and climbed Pikes Peek
around 1971 in it. As he passed away 12 yrs ago. I'm still trying to get
documents belonging to certian vehicles he owned into the hands of those
vehicles curent owners. He shipped FFK 393 to the US where it gave him
great pleasure. I hold the some shipping papers, old MOT inspection
badges and a fine old license plate. Any sugestions on finding the owner
are welcome at my email as I'm not a regular visitor to this forum. Paul
Paul McLeete [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Peter Wing USA||Message No. 660||Date: 2008-03-09|
|Subject: 1935 Morgan 3 Wheeler Manual|
Just purchased a 1935 Morgan 3 Wheeler Manual, penciled on
cover is Matchless engine, very good to mint condition, question is how
rare do you think this is? And no I do not wish to sell it as that it
goes well with my 1936 SS Matchless Barrel-Back.
Peter Wing [email@example.com]
|From: Keith Sampey England||Message No. 659||Date: 2008-03-04|
|Subject: Interested to buy|
Hi, im interested in a 1937 Morgan 3 wheeler, the car is part
restored, so may be described as complete but a basket case. Can anyone
give me a ball park figure I should be looking to pay for this car, or
what it would be worth when restored to a1 condition. I would be most
grateful for your thoughts.|
Keith Sampey [keithsampey @yahoo.co.uk]
|From: Peter Cogill Canada||Message No. 658||Date: 2008-02-14|
dear mr ware so your grandfather was the famous e.b. ware i
knew your father sqdn ldr ware at r.a.f. finningley my c.o. in fact a
fine man who when he saw me in my 36/ss would talk about his father
an that mans exploits for morgan and jap. In my youth i attached little
importance to these conversations and made no attempt to stay in touch
with sqdn ldr ware much less ask for photos from the 1920s i have seen
the name ware in auto race journalism, and wondered. Peter
Peter Cogill [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Goffaux Vincent Belgium||Message No. 657||Date: 2008-02-13|
Je recherche une Morgan 3 roues 1930-1933 modele Aero moteur JAP.
Goffaux Vincent [email@example.com]
|From: Bruno Courtine France||Message No. 656||Date: 2008-02-04|
Dear friends, I send you this mail from France. I’m the owner
of a lovely Morgan Three Wheeler MSS from 1934 with a Matchless MX 4.
I’m looking for ignition parts ( points set lucas DSB 120 C/CB124) and
condenser ref: DCB 120 C. Should somebody supply that kind of stuff
please let me know by return mail and please tell me the conditions for
France. Best regards,
Bruno Courtine [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Charles Qua Netherlands||Message No. 655||Date: 2008-01-27|
|Subject: Wanted: Darmont Special|
The Darmont Special, that is what I am looking for. If you
consider to sell yours or if you have a tip ,please let me know. Cash
ready for the right car. Charles,
telefax: +31 20 4560924
phone: +31 20 6479142
Charles Qua [email@example.com]
|From: Chris Forest-Potter England||Message No. 653||Date: 2008-01-21|
|Subject: 3 wheeler Morgan 1933 or 1935|
My Grandad had a green morgan poss reg YMH 514 bought in 1933
or 1935. His name was William Burch and he lived in Norfolk. Due to ill
health he had to sell his beloved morgan poss to a solicitor in late
1960 early 1970. I would just love to know if this vehicle is still
running and where it is?
Chris Forest-Potter [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Glen Dreier Australia||Message No. 652||Date: 2008-01-19|
|Subject: Looking for a Morgan 3 wheeler|
I am looking to buy a Morgan 3 wheeler, and will consider any
Glen Dreier [email@example.com]
|From: Alan Thomas England||Message No. 651||Date: 2008-01-11|
|Subject: MX barrels|
I need 2 barrels for my brough superior ss80 (matchless 990cc side valve) I believe they were fitted at sometime to morgan cars.
Alan Thomas [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Hedwig Rodyns Belgium||Message No. 650||Date: 2008-01-03|
|Subject: Morgans for sale|
I am currently restoring a 1937 Morgan F2 to replace my 1938 F supper, which I sold after a hard, and successful rally life. I still have a 1933 JAP engined s.sports. On |
I am just selling some of my classics because I have to many
Hedwig Rodyns [email@example.com]
|From: Jon B, Shereshaw USA||Message No. 649||Date: 2007-12-27|
|Subject: Morgan Super Sport|
I'm Looking for a 1930's Morgan Super Sport project car /
motorcycle with Jap or Matchless engine. Resonable price and restorable
Jon B, Shereshaw [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Jon B. Shereshaw USA||Message No. 647||Date: 2007-12-20|
|Subject: Looking for 1930's Super Sports project|
Looking for resonably priced 1930's Super Sports project. Do
they exist? Im in the USA.
Jon B. Shereshaw [email@example.com]
|From: Ron Cobb United Kingdom||Message No. 646||Date: 2007-12-15|
|Subject: Morgan 3 Wheeler wanted.|
I am looking for a Morgan 3 wheeler V Twin 2 seater to purchase
for my own use. Will travel, (most countries) have cash and a nice warm
space ready in the garage.|
Please ring 01462 815511 or
Ron Cobb [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Paul S. Thronburg Texas / USA||Message No. 645||Date: 2007-12-05|
|Subject: Looking to join the wonderful world of three-wheelers!|
Howdy from Texas! I am interested in learning more about
three-wheelers, especially Morgans or Morgan inspired recreations.
Paul S. Thronburg [email@example.com]
|From: Steve Hughes United Kingdom||Message No. 644||Date: 2007-11-21|
|Subject: R-type SS and F4|
Just an introductory note from me been in MTWC since 1970 so
may know some of you quite well! working on 1948 F4 rebuild - trying to
complete for 2008 hope to meet up with some of you next year!
Steve Hughes [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Alf Fidler USA||Message No. 643||Date: 2007-11-13|
|Subject: Old Friend of Chris Challen|
Can anyone put me in touch with Chris Challen? Cheers Alf
Alf Fidler [email@example.com]
|From: Bill Holden United Kingdom||Message No. 642||Date: 2007-11-06|
|Subject: Wanted Super Sports MX or Jap, Beatle or Barrel back|
Dear Organiser I Joined the Three wheeler Club last year. I
hoped that by now I would have found/purchased a car as above.
Unfortunately I have thus far failed to find what I am looking for. Can
you or posibly your forum help me to find what I am looking for?
Thanking you in anticipation of your help, Many thanks Bill Holden
Bill Holden [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Pete Jones England||Message No. 641||Date: 2007-11-06|
|Subject: jap ktor engine|
Hi martin ( vr6 email@example.com ) if your'e still looking for
engine, i may have what you're looking for. please contact for details.
Pete Jones [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Lewis Alessandro Australia||Message No. 640||Date: 2007-11-02|
|Subject: Looking to buy|
Help I am looking for a Morgan 3wheeler that occupies 2
Lewis Alessandro [email@example.com]
|From: Michael Green England||Message No. 639||Date: 2007-10-14|
|Subject: barrels and cam followers|
The north west Thursday club has a couple of members who have
had trouble with mogspares barrels, they do not fit! One member has
machined his replacement heads to fit and an other the water outlet is
3/8 in out so the Rad and barrels don't line up for the hose causing
lots of problems, and on Sunday after the AGM in the car park the Clement
bros had broken and worn cam followers which had only done 1700
miles. This is very worrying and reflects on the club spares
group. comments please
Michael Green [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Mick Lemon Australia||Message No. 638||Date: 2007-10-12|
|Subject: 3 wheeler|
I am seeking a restored (or good original cond) 3 wheeler
Morgan (just like everbody else I guess !!!)
Mick Lemon [email@example.com]
|From: Graham Brook United Kingdom||Message No. 631||Date: 2007-09-03|
|Subject: MX4 Supersports AJO 51|
Hi. I am the proud owner of an 1934 MX4 Supersports which is
now a Beetleback but started life as a Barrelback. I would be grateful
of any information anybody may have about this cars early life & would
love to hear from former owners of AJO 51. I have owned it since 1984.
Graham Brook [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Gerald Bythell Ireland||Message No. 624||Date: 2007-08-04|
|Subject: JAP Engined Morgan Three Wheelers|
John A Prestwich who edsigned and built the J.A.P. engines was
my great grandfather. I am searching for a JAP engined three wheeler
preferably as a full restoration project and would be interested in any
information relating to specific cars for sale or web-sites/auctions etc
where I might source one.
Gerald Bythell [email@example.com]
|From: Anna Larke United Kingdom||Message No. 617||Date: 2007-06-21|
|Subject: CLIVE LONE'S MORGAN|
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org NOT email@example.com :)
Thanks! Anna xxxxx
Anna Larke [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Michael Barnes England, Bournemouth||Message No. 607||Date: 2007-05-01|
|Subject: Is it still alive?|
Barrel back, 1100cc watercooled JAP. Reg HFC224 I bought it in
bits in 1960 when I was at college for £25 and rebuilt it and painted it
by hand (because I could not wait to get it sprayed). It was a great car,
my wife tobe worked in an office and she could hear me coming from half
a mile away down Winton high street. We took her cornwall and coming
back at bridgewater the nut came off the trackrod end and the front
wheels went in different directions- i was going slow at the time.The
bronze dif gear broke up, the woodrough keyway that took the clutch had
to be re-built and it was no good if you had just been to the
hairdressers. I was not allowed to swap it for a Triumph Tiger 100 so I
sold it and boughty a fiat 500. it soved the hairdresser problem!
Michael Barnes [email@example.com]
|From: Steve Lamonby United Kingdom||Message No. 605||Date: 2007-04-23|
|Subject: R.T.Horton racing driver.|
Seeking information on R.T.Horton the famous Morgan 3 wheeler racing driver.
Steve Lamonby [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Rod Evans United Kingdom||Message No. 594||Date: 2007-02-15|
|Subject: morgan 1933 super sports|
This car had a machless engine. I bought this car from a car dealer at sudbury Nr, wembely middx in sept 1960, sold it back to them as not happy with the work they had done on this vehicle before my purchase. Only have this pic which does not show the full reg plate. Can only read 472 as end of reg plate any one have three wheeler with these last three digets wonder if ist still around hope so, was red it is colour. My full address at that time J.R.EVANS 32 felbridge ave, stanmore middx.name that would be on any old documentation if present owner has such ps this info is sent again as i did not include my address etc on .
Rod Evans [Mygalleryone@aol.com]
|From: Nathan Ware United Kingdom||Message No. 588||Date: 2006-12-17|
|Subject: E. B. Ware|
Hi there, just want to send an email to say I am Nathan Ware the great grandson of E.B.Ware.
Nathan Ware [email@example.com]
|From: Mr Jamie Ware United Kingdom||Message No. 574||Date: 2006-11-07|
|Subject: EB Ware was my great grandad|
my great grandad was EB Ware. Could you give me some more information?
Mr Jamie Ware [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Duncan Charlton USA (Texas)||Message No. 555||Date: 2006-07-16|
|Subject: US/Canada Morgan three wheeler list|
I have collected information on all the Morgan three wheelers known to me in the USA and Canada (I'm up to about 140 cars now), along with their condition. If you'd like to find out the current whereabouts of a car that is not listed with the MTWC or DVLA, perhaps I can help. I'm still looking for history on RV 9178, our 1936 SS(see message 244).
Duncan Charlton [email@example.com]
|From: Gordon Bushell England, Isle of Whight||Message No. 543||Date: 2006-05-18|
|Subject: TV 9050|
Hi there, I am writing to enquire whether my Mog has survived, the reg number was TV9050. I owned the car in 1966 but after owning it for a year or two my mother made me give it away, she said I was dangerous in it! I still remember the look on the face of the guy who came to pick it up, he couldn't believe his luck and I couldn't believe mine.
Gordon Bushell [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Barry Pearce United Kingdom||Message No. 537||Date: 2006-03-31|
|Subject: ANB 543 1933 Super Sports MX2 990cc b.r.green|
I would ask anyone who knows the above machine to contact me, please. I was privileged to own ANB 543 in 1966-7, when I stripped and rebuilt the seized engine. Loved it! If you have any pics, or history, please send. When I owned her she was in quite original trim.Thank-you! Barry@Brooklands College Motor Vehicle Engineering
Barry Pearce [email@example.com]
|From: Tony Wickens Tony Wickens United Kingdom||Message No. 536||Date: 2006-03-30|
|Subject: Morgan 3 Wheeler Reg BUA597|
I owned a Morgan three wheeler barrel back, with a Matchless Air cooled V engine, registration BUA 597, around 1960. I was an engineering apprentice with Handley Page (Reading) at that time. Unfortunately I suffered a phosphor Bronze worm wheel failure and it was off the road until I could locate a new part. Being poor at that time I could not afford to keep the Morgan and also purchase additional daily transport and so sold it for the princely sum of £85. I have always regretted it and perhaps one day will own another Morgan although a three wheeler would be very difficult to find now. The purpose of my e-mail is to enquire whether BUA597 is still around, and if not what happened to it. It would be great to see it again and of course if it came up for sale. In addition I do have a couple of parts which I believe are parts for a three wheeler and I will post a picture of them in a seperate posting. I do not want any money for them but would just like to know that they had been of use to someone. |
Tony Wickens Tony Wickens [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: John Hobbs United Kingdom||Message No. 533||Date: 2006-03-18|
|Subject: History of M.T.W CWP 173|
A close friend, M.J.Bond was a previous owner of the above and is looking for an article, we think in Motor Cycle re. a visist by the above Morgan to Brooklands ca 1938-39.|
The Names Torrens and Bourne seem to be associated. Can anyone help please?
John Hobbs [JH2825@aol.com]
|From: Edward Slade United Kingdom||Message No. 530||Date: 2006-02-21|
|Subject: 1936 F2|
Looking at your excellent website, (never appreciated so many different engines were used), I was wondering if any of your members knows of the whereabouts of a 1935 F2 three wheeler Registration number DLE 82 which was owned by my brother Robert Slade in the early 1960s. It is not listed on the RAC free web-site of DVLA numbers. It was red when bought from F W Douglas in Ealing North London, but was re-painted BRG & then white when last seen by me 40 years ago ! It had the E93 Ford 8 side valve engine and I remember spending many happy hours replacing the main drive shaft between the engine & gearbox because the clutch splines had been machined away by the centre-plate. It used to wear away with predictable reliability. Quite embarrassing to find yourself suddenly drive-less in the middle of rush hour traffic ! I also recall forgetting to do up the strap and the bonnet flying up obscuring the view ahead !! This apart, the handling was most impressive. It was sold on and replaced by a V8 Allard K2 talk about chalk & cheese. Is ‘Wells Fargo’ still going strong ?|
Best wishes to all members - happy motoring.
Edward Slade Christchurch Dorset.
Edward Slade [email@example.com]
|From: Maggie Thwaites United Kingdom||Message No. 512||Date: 2005-10-31|
|Subject: Does anybody know?|
Maggie Thwaites [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Jez Field United Kingdom||Message No. 497||Date: 2005-08-29|
|Subject: Technical Manuals|
I've just been lucky enough to purchase a 1923 Morgan 3-Wheeler and she needs a bit of TLC. This being my first foray into the marque, I was hoping someone could tell me where I can find handbooks/tech manuals etc as I believe the original records were pulped during the war.
If anyone has one of these I would be happy to reemburse them the cost of photocopying them.
Jez Field [email@example.com]
|From: Marc Hendrix Belgium||Message No. 455||Date: 2005-02-22|
|Subject: 3w and cyclecars meeting.|
I'm please to inform about this international 3w, cyclecars and grand sport meeting in Belgium. You will find all details and on-line entry from on the website www.lecyclecaristebelge.be.|
We hope to see you all, with your great 3 or 4 wheels.
Marc Hendrix [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Trevor Seymour United Kingdom||Message No. 453||Date: 2005-02-10|
|Subject: Events 2005 - Brooklands group|
The brooklands group have changed venue for their first Tuesday of every month meetings. We now meet at the same time but at the New Inn at Send, Surrey. About a mile and a half from the old venue.
Trevor Seymour [email@example.com]
|From: T. Bowerman United Kingdom||Message No. 434||Date: 2004-12-06|
|Subject: The history of my morgan|
I have a morgan super sports aero however I have not much information on the car. Its being restored at the minute back to its original condition. All I know is that it was driven by George Brough at the Paris rally back in the 30's and was specially made for the rally.
T. Bowerman [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Walt USA||Message No. 409||Date: 2004-07-31|
|Subject: Morgan stuff|
Looking for communication. My car is a Super Sports 1932 LTOW. Runs OK I just put a message on the Guest Book. Maybe someone out there can give me some history. Chassis # R 175 Lic. # BGG 603 Came to me from New Jersy Toyota Dealer via Seattle Wa.
|From: Brian Courage United Kingdom||Message No. 395||Date: 2004-05-08|
|Subject: Looking for spares|
Just writing to let you know that i have put a new and updated spares and services list on the MTWC web site at http://www.mtwc.co.uk/sparesmanual.htm. It contains a ful listing of parts available through the Club's spares scheme (Mogspares) and all relevent parts available from other suppliers (Colin Wilson, Bob Angell , John Holleran, Pat Bastock, Maurice Cross, Malcolm Bull, Terry Foxen, Cameron Engineering and Alf Gapper). There is also a long list of additional sources for other spares of interest to Three Wheeler owners. I hope your forum readers can make use of it.
Brian Courage [email@example.com]
|From: Steve Lister United Kingdom||Message No. 389||Date: 2004-04-13|
|Subject: History and present location of Morgans|
The Morgan Three Wheeler Club Registry holds information on over 2500 cars. If you are seeking the whereabouts of one you used to own or trying to find the history of your current Morgan it could be worth contacting The Registrar - Steve Lister on 00441629 650933 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Lister [email@example.com]
|From: Andy Newton United Kingdom||Message No. 388||Date: 2004-04-05|
|Subject: history on morgan F402 redg NAS125|
Could anyone trace please help history of this Morgan F type.|
Also rebuilding 1934 Super with Matchless watercooled side valve.What parts could you offer to help me rebuild this, my first Morgan. Anything could be off help.
Andy Newton [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Sergio Romagosa Spain||Message No. 374||Date: 2004-02-29|
|Subject: Morgan 3w|
Message: I would like to be in touch with other Morgan 3w lovers throug your Forum facility.
Thank you in advance,
Sergio Romagosa [email@example.com]
|From: Christopher Challen United Kingdom||Message No. 363||Date: 2004-01-10|
|Subject: Super Sports Morgan CWP 173|
I'm delighted to come across such a comprehensive website dedicated to the
Morgan and was particularly fascinated to see pictures and reviews of a car
I used to own with the registration CWP173. I bought this water cooled 990cc
Matchless powered Super Sports Morgan in about 1963 and used it regularly
until the 28th July 1966 when we both failed to negotiate Kings Corner on
the approach to Dulverton in Somerset. This spill unfortunately left quite a
few dents. I clearly remember the next meeting of the Morgan club at Tooley
Street in London where various films, showing this car in happier days, were
being screened - I was relegated to the dog house for some time. I'm
relieved to see from some recent publications that CWP 173 is looking in
fine form again.|
In the 60's, driving a Morgan sometimes attracted the attention of enthusiast pedestrians who would hail me, or get into conversation at a garage, and ask if I would like to have (yes have for free!) various ancient vehicles and motorcycles they'd planned to restore but somehow never got round to, or had restored and perhaps lost interest. At one time I had several very interesting vehicles acquired this way, as well as motorcycles, including a Brough, some KSS Velocettes and an Indian - does this sort of thing still happen!?
I have also attached some pictures of a three-wheeler van I bought in London. I can't remember what make it was but it did have an Austin four-cylinder engine. It was a somewhat perilous vehicle to drive but we travelled several thousand miles together, most of them at about twenty-five miles an hour! When I moved back to London, this van and a host of other ancient vehicles were dispatched to a collector on a low loader, though the Indian went to somebody by the name of Eddy, who worked for F.H.Douglass in London (that was about 1967 when Douglass' traded in real Morgans).
I have kept a couple of old and much thumbed Morgan brochures, and for some reason there still lurks a log book belonging to a 1936 Matchless powered Brough Superior, registration GV 4483, engine number BS/X4-4360, Frame number M8/1638, capacity 990cc.
I'd love to hear from anybody knowing the whereabouts of any of these vehicles.
Many thanks for creating such an interesting and easily navigable website.
Christopher Challen [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|You can find a contemporary Road Test of "CWP 173" on this Website under:|
Literature => Magazine articles on Morgan Three-wheelers => Road Test of the 1939 Super Sports Morgan
Gerhard Kießling [email@example.com]
|From: Henry Horton United Kingdom||Message No. 337||Date: 2003-09-14|
|Subject: R T Horton|
I'm R T Horton's grandson....I've got all his Morgan archives
if anyone is interested in seeing them feel free to get in
Henry Horton [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Craig Atkins Australia||Message No. 335||Date: 2003-09-02|
|Subject: seeking information on an F2-1935 - Chassis F123|
I am seeking information on an F2-1935-Chassis F123 and original UK rego WS2683. Melvyn Rutter sold it some years ago to Ralf Suing who he thinks was from Waldbrol. Perhaps the German 3-wheeled fraternity has some further details. I have a film of the original owner driving it in Scotland in 1938.Thanks for ant help.|
Professor Craig Atkins
Plant Biology (Botany)
University of Western Australia
Craig Atkins [email@example.com]
|From: Jeffrey Jacobson USA||Message No. 334||Date: 2003-09-01|
|Subject: again available: book "Tuning for Speed", written by Phil Irving|
From Jeffrey Jacobson/Carousel Properties:|
Hello, Gerhard, Jeff Jacobson from the east cost of the States here. What a marvelous website you have! Congratulations and thanks for all of the work involved with it.
I have been a member of the MTWC for a long time, having both a 1936 MX2 Super Sports and 1931 Aero with a JAP 8/80 which I heavily race in the U.S and Canada. In setting up the 8/80 I relied on the excellent book, Tuning for Speed, written by Phil Irving who was the co-designer for the Vincent motorcycle and also was the designer of the Repco F1 engine. Finding that the book was no longer available on a steady basis in North America, I have arranged with the publisher to be the exclusive North American distributor of this fine publication.
Attached please find a photo of my Aero and an attachment that shows an ad that will run in the next Bulletin. If you could fit this ad into your website, it would be most appreciated. Take care.
103 Valley Road
Cornwall, CT 06796
ph: 860 672 6630
fx: 509 694 1251
Jeffrey Jacobson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I guess the book is of interest for many of us, so here is the
All the best,
Gerhard, webmaster of "http://www.morgan3w.de".
Hardcover, 260 pages.
US$ 39.95 plus US$ 5.00 for postage and handling.
|From: Stan Barr United Kingdom||Message No. 325||Date: 2003-08-11|
|Subject: Morgan F4|
Does anyone know the present whereabouts of 1935 F4, UK
registration number AKC 825?|
A friend of mine owned it in the late sixties and I've just found some photos I took of it at that time - using a Zeiss Ikon box camera the same age as the car.
Stan Barr [email@example.com]
|From: Michael Buck New Zealand||Message No. 293||Date: 2003-03-29|
|Subject: My old Moggie|
I'm sending a couple of photos of my 1929 2 speeder with a
1100cc J.A.P.which I owned while an engineering apprentice at
the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough. The log book
said it was an exhibit at the Earls Court motor show - it had
no chassis number. The previous owner had converted it to
foot throttle and replaced the cone clutch with one from a
You've got a great site - brings back happy memories of Morgan owner's elbow (it stuck out and got wet!)
Michael Buck [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Tony Quinn United Kingdom||Message No. 291||Date: 2003-03-10|
|Subject: 1931 Super Sports registration JH 1341|
Dave Martin, now of Taunton, Somerset used to own the above Morgan which was an early three-speder Super Sports fitted with a 60 degree ohv water cooled JAP engine. He owned the car about 1966 when he was an apprentice at Morgans in Malvern. He would like to know the SS's current whereabouts. He sold it to a lad called Waynkoski in Kidderminster whose father was a teacher at Chase House School in Malvern. He has a photo of it during his ownership and I feel sure would be prepared to give the current owner a copy.
Tony Quinn [email@example.com]
|From: Richard Cridland Dorset, England||Message No. 290||Date: 2003-03-09|
|Subject: Looking for a 1931Morgan|
In the late 1950s i owned a 1931 dark green aerosport with 1100cc side valve Blackburn engine. Last seen at East Knoyle, in Wiltshire circa 1959. Reg No. YD1881. would like to know if its still about and would like to see it again. thanks.
Richard Cridland [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: John H. Sheally II USA||Message No. 285||Date: 2003-02-28|
Just wanted to say that every time I look at your site it just gets better and better . The presentation and editing is right on and it is the best Morgan Three-Wheeler site in the universe.|
John H. Sheally II [email@example.com]
|Thanks John for the compliments!|
For those not so familiar with the big Morgan Community: John H. Sheally II made a famous run in a 1935 MX-4 Barrelback Super Sports by driving 3000+ miles from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles in less than 11 days. As a professional photojournalist he wrote a book on Morgans called "Morgans, Pride of the British" in which he also covered his run across the USA. In 1995 the Brumm Ltd from Italy used John's Super Sports MX-4 as source for a 1:43 scale model in an individually numbered limited edition of 7500. The model called "Across the USA in THAT?" is made from diecast metal with plastic trim accessories.
Gerhard, webmaster of http://www.morgan3w.de [g
|From: Ian Collingwood United Kingdom||Message No. 274||Date: 2003-02-05|
|Subject: Information on Aero RR3564|
I have a photo of my late father sitting at the wheel of an Anzani powered Aero, taken I suppose in the 1930's. My best interpretation of the registration number is RR3564 (though the last two digits, especially the last, are a little indistinct). Does anyone have any history of this particular machine? If so, I'd love to hear it.
Ian Collingwood [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Stuart Weeks United Kingdom||Message No. 259||Date: 2002-10-24|
|Subject: 1918 Grand Prix Morgan|
I am trying to find out the previous history of a 1918 Grand Prix Morgan, registration CY3311, which was owned by my father until his recent death. Any information would be much appreciated: the earliest owner listed in the logbook was David Howell, who bought the car in 1965.
Stuart Weeks [email@example.com]
|From: Duncan Charlton USA||Message No. 244||Date: 2002-08-10|
|Subject: Just a hello|
We recently bought a very nicely restored 1936 Super Sports from Bert Varady of Missouri. I'd like to find more about its history. UK registration was RV 9178. This car was owned by Ian Bland in the early 1970's, and sold to Ed Temple of Houston, TX in the late 70's. History before Ian's ownership would be much appreciated.
Duncan Charlton [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Tony Clayton United Kingdom||Message No. 231||Date: 2002-07-03|
|Subject: Where is F Super AHG 277|
Where is AHG 277 I would dearly love to see the car again. I sold this car many years ago. It was brown with cream wheels and had an unsual access to the rear wheel. There were hinges at the bottom of the doors which allowed the whole of the rear end to be hinged up for access to the rear wheel gear box etc. It did not detract from the appearance of the car and a very good modification.
Tony Clayton [email@example.com]
|From: Tony Elliott England||Message No. 229||Date: 2002-07-03|
|Subject: Morgan 3 wheeler Reg. No. CMF 197|
Back in the 50's I was the very proud owner of a 1935 red Morgan SS 3 wheeler, barrelback, Reg. No. CMF 197 for some 2 years, in the London area. Unfortunately, my then wife's "tummy bump" forced it's sale. Now some 50 years and 17 vehicles later, I can safely say I
have never enjoyed any vehicle as much. Would anybody know if that lovely beast is still exists? I would be grateful for any news.|
Tony Elliott [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Brian Gort United Kingdom||Message No. 220||Date: 2002-04-22|
|Subject: tracing a Super Sport Aero - AKA 626|
Hello. Can anyone help me in my quest. I'm trying to trace the history of a Super Sport Aero, reg. AKA 626. It belonged to my granddad many years ago. If anyone can help me please do !! Thank you. Brian
Brian Gort [email@example.com]
|From: Gerhard Kiessling Germany||Message No. 218||Date: 2002-04-05|
|Subject: Brake drums for Morgan|
I got some very interesting Emails from Tony Quinn (UK) regarding brake drums to use with Morris 8 hydraulic brakes in a Morgan 3-wheeler. Tony gave me the permission to publish it here. Thanks!
Gerhard Kiessling [firstname.lastname@example.org]
At long last I have some news.
There seem to be two choices for 8 inch cast iron brake drums to use with Morris 8 hydraulic brakes. As you know the original Morris 8 drums are steel and don't give such good braking as cast iron. Having said that, I used the original steel drums on both an F4 and an MX4 Sports that I owned in the 1970s and found the brakes OK for all road use, hillclimbs and a Silverstone half hour trial.
Anyway, you can use either Hillman Avenger rear drums or Vauxhall Viva HA and HB rear drums. Both are available new from Speedy Spares Ltd of 25 old Shoreham Street, Portslade, Sussex, BN41 1SP. Tel (44) 1273 412764. They have an excellent Internet site at http://www.speedyspares.co.uk, and it includes an on-line catalogue.
The Avenger drums are about £20 each, but are a bit too wide at 1.75" and therefore unnecessarily heavy. The Viva drums are £29.50 each. The Viva drum is 1.5" wide and was recommended to me, as was the supplier, by Sue and George Darbyshire who race a very fast F4 in the Morgan Motor Co/Morgan Three Wheeler Club Challenge series. Both prices are plus VAT and postage. As the Morris 8 shoe is only 1.125" wide, I have ordered two Viva drums. They are wider than necessary when using Morris 8 brakes, so I have had 5mm machined off the outer edge. Also, they have a rather thin wall thickness where they bolt on to the hub, so on the advice of George Darbyshire I have a 5mm alloy plate sandwiching it to the hub to spread the load.
Tony Quinn [email@example.com]
|From: Brian Courage United Kingdom||Message No. 215||Date: 2002-03-11|
|Subject: searching for information|
Does anybody know what happend to 1933 S/S AKL 722? I have searched the 'usual' sources and only come up with an appearance in the South East in 1957 belonging to Mr John Horwood. Any furthur info would be welcomed.
Brian Courage [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Simon Smith||Message No. 84||Date: 2000-04-30|
|Subject: Whereabouts of reg no EMK-843|
Does anybody know the whereabouts of a 1936 mx4 super sports reg no emk843 last seen in warminster wiltshire in approx 1963?
Simon Smith [email@example.com]
|From: Dr. A. M. Ware Bermuda||Message No. 60||Date: 1999-12-28|
|Subject: Wanted: Photos/information concerning the life of E.B.Ware|
I am E. B. Ware's granddaughter (Edward Bradford Ware). He is the one who raced 3 wheelers and crashed with his mechanic in 1924. I do not know much else about him as he died long before I was born. I would appreciate access to any photos or information concerning his life. Dr Angela Maureen Ware. Veterinary Surgeon, Hannover Veterinary Hospital, P.O. Box 2111, Hamilton HMJX, Bermuda.
Dr. A. M. Ware [firstname.lastname@example.org]
You can find a photo and some informationen of the mentioned crash in my Races & Records section. It would be nice, if somebody could help E.B.Ware's granddaughter with some more photos/information (not only about that crash).
Gerhard Kiessling [email@example.com]
|From: Arwyn Williams United Kingdom||Message No. 51||Date: 1999-10-01|
|Subject: Cure for hydrualic brake problems (Pulling to one side)|
Last month, I had a curious problem with my recently acquired 1937 F2. On braking, it showed a worrying tendancy to swerve into the middle of of the road - not a pleasurable experience. I returned home, and set about finding the cause. At first, I thought that as Cissy (SSY 485) had been in storage for a few years the most likely explanation would be a seized wheel cylinder (Cissy has Morris 1000 drums & front backplates) I found a wheel cylinder to be stuck - Problem solved I thought.... The test run showed that the car still pulled to one side...
I decided to change all four cylinders and brake shoes... When I dismantled the N/S brake - I noticed something odd about the shoes - they were scuffed across the shoe rather than along it. This led me to the conclusion that the back plate was moving. Indeed what had happened was that when the last owner had fitted the brakes - he had brazed a washer in so that the spindle would fit through - on tear down I discovered that this disc was now loose which allowed the backplate to move and cause the brake to become ineffective. Therefore
1) If you have a car which pulls to one side this may be a causal factor
2) Just because you want to enjoy your car - check everything you can think of - not just what you assume it to be, when attempting to solve a problem IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!
Arwyn Williams [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Paul Massnick||Message No. 21||Date: 1999-02-07|
|Subject: Where is F Super FFK 393?|
My father, Vic Hyde, owned this trike. I believe it was one of the last trikes out of the factory. He packed a tent and drove it across the US climbing Pikes Peak along the way. I think he sold it in the early 80's. Amongst his archives I found FFK 393's British registration booklet with all the previous owners listed within, also, papers and bills from when he shipped it to the US from the UK. I've got a nice old raised number plate for the front of the trike too. Can anyone help me get this stuff back with it's machine?
Paul Massnick [email@example.com]
|From: Brian Courage United Kingdom||Message No. 11||Date: 1999-01-07|
|Subject: South coast group meetings (U.K.)|
As South coast group organiser I just thought I would let the world know that you are all welcome to join us at the Six Bells, Chiddingly, Sussex on the third Wednesday of every month. Febuary 17th will be quiz night- your quizmaster will be Roy 'the Quiz' Williams.
Brian Courage [firstname.lastname@example.org]
|From: Jerry Larke United Kingdom||Message No. 6||Date: 1998-11-20|
|Subject: Clive Lones Brooklands Morgan in the UK|
Hello there. I'm Jerry Larke and I am writing this via my daughter's e-mail and Internet account. I own the Clive Lones Brooklands Aero (1929) Morgan which held 37 World and class records at Brooklands. It is still running very well and is in good shape and still very exciting and nostalgic to drive! It is used at many events during the year including the Brooklands reunion. I am also interested in Classic Motorcycle racing. Anyone interested in knowing more about the car, please contact me via this e-mail address: email@example.com
Look forward to hearing from you all! Kind regards,
Jerry Larke [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Jerry just gave me some beautiful photos of his car. You may see the pictures on my pages under:
Gerhard Kiessling [email@example.com]