Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 25 Apr 2014 12:50

Got my Vintage Connections plugs and made up my jumpers:

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Then made up a larger heat sink to mount the rectifier and two spark packs:

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Finally mounted the parts to the dash.

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Perhaps not the most aesthetically pleasing mounting location, but to mount the parts under the rear shell would have required about 12 feet of wire (have to run it forward to get into the tunnel, then all the way back). First test will be to see if moving the electronics from under the hood will cure the hot-start issue. From there, I'll see what I can do about finding a more permanent mounting.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby Mattndew76 » 26 Apr 2014 13:21

On the dash looks like a decent place.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 26 Apr 2014 20:02

I polished up the spark boxes a bit, and hit the tops of the fins on the rectifier with some sandpaper. Still to drive, but I gotta spend 8 days on a business trip, so :evil:
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby two_68_510s » 29 Apr 2014 09:32

Looks like 3 wheelers have a future: (I am sure you have seen this one Julian)

http://video.foxnews.com/v/351898582300 ... ps/daytime

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 21 May 2014 10:09

I somehow missed your bump, Joel. Always interested in stuff like that, but it never seems to come to fruition here in the States.

Going to claim flawless victory with my repositioning of the electronics. Had it out a few times recently and while it hasn't been as hot, I had zero restart difficulties and no running issues. As always, big fun out and about here in town. And, either the ride is getting better or I'm getting used to it. It doesn't ride bad at all, better than some 510s I've owned.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 19 Jun 2014 13:31

Family BBQ last weekend, and niece-in-law asked for a ride in the 3-wheeler. Which led to a line of kids and parents :lol:

Funny thing was that almost everyone equated revs with speed. Anything over 3K in 2nd and we had to slow down. My wife does the same thing (well, maybe 3K in 4th, but that's still 35mph-ish). Combination of no roof and essentially sitting on the road.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby two_68_510s » 19 Jun 2014 13:47

It survived the gauntlet!!
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 19 Jun 2014 13:52

Heh...mostly trips around the neighborhood. Took a couple of the parents on a rip along the major road in the area. Everyone loved it, and the niece-in-law even went again.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby PoorMtnKid » 20 Jun 2014 10:56

The latest car and driver has an article on a morgan. They drove it all over southern california deserts. Pretty cool to check out
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 28 Jul 2014 07:09

Still running well. Had a jumpy and noisy tach on a drive back home, but some T9 into the cable cured it. Typically will do Home Depot/USPS/grocery store runs in it, or just drives through the hills. Need to talk with Matt about cutting a plate to sit on top of the carb, beneath the air filter. Mainly to make a radiused entry into the carb bodies, but also to give me a threaded port for the crankcase venting.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby iniazy » 28 Jul 2014 23:53

You know I had a dream of your 3-wheeler, I dreamed that it went into production and a few were sold, and that I bought one. I drove it in my dream; it was fun to drive ;)

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 29 Jul 2014 06:46

HA! Sure it wasn't an actual Morgan in your dream?
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby iniazy » 30 Jul 2014 03:22

It was definitely yours. Though it didn't look exactly the same and it's looks and size kept changing as the dream progressed :?

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby Abe Froman » 10 Aug 2014 02:21

Hey, congrats the little three wheeler is featured on BuildThreads.com !

http://www.build-threads.com/build-threads/building-a-morgan-3-wheeler-replica/

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 10 Aug 2014 11:10

Fancy. Not a bad collection of progress pictures. Now I want to build it again :!:
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