Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby RonM » 29 Apr 2015 19:57

For sale? :(
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 29 Apr 2015 20:43

No room at the inn, my friend. The first car I will be very reluctant to part with.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby RonM » 29 Apr 2015 21:14

Man Julian, That's a bummer, but still, enjoy it while you have it. If my scooby sense serves me, I'd say this mean there's another car in the works... You aren't one to sit still.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 30 Apr 2015 06:04

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 30 Apr 2015 20:02

Bolt arrived, installed, and dinner via the 3-wheeler tonight. Ran brilliant, as always. Out-dragged a Lexus SC430, Top Gear's worst car in the world, so it's not saying much.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 18 May 2015 16:24

Out in the 3-wheeler today taking the T25 turbo to UPS. Had my first ever emergency stop. Driving down the main road, someone decided to pull out of a driveway. Hit the brakes hard and the rear end locked up. I modulated the brake a bit before it spun. I'll need to adjust the brake bias on the pedal box to take some out of the rear circuit.

Otherwise another lovely day out in the 3-wheeler. USPS, UPS, optician, grocery store, all in sunny SoCal May weather. I think I might change over to the fishing boat/orange metal flake helmets 'cause they're awesome...

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 12 Jun 2015 08:54

Had to use the "trunk" for the first time. Worked perfect. Passenger seat and footwell were full of other foodstuffs.

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby James » 12 Jun 2015 09:07

That is so cool. I love to see it doing real things…..
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby two_68_510s » 12 Jun 2015 10:06

It is 3 wheeler weather, that's for sure! Good stuff Julian.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 05 Jul 2015 13:02

I did go through and get the t-shirt made. Nothing fancy, but it works.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 27 Aug 2015 08:20

Matt Farah drives one and loves it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_10DQHQaK8
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 24 Sep 2016 13:52

Dusting off this thread for a minute. The 3-Wheeler is the only vehicle I regret selling, but it had to go all the same. I've moved into different small garage projects including writing books. With the Internets and self-publishing via Createspace (read: Amazon), since I can do the writing, photography, and layout I'm a one-stop print shop.

I initially thought I'd already documented the 3-Wheeler build here through the 50-odd pages of posts. I figured I could just copy/paste into my book layout. Turns out I rewrote the entire build from scratch to flesh out those (all) subjects I only skimmed over during the actual build. What ends up isn't a set of plans (I didn't record measurements in the first place, and plans would mean a duplication of my exact build, which is pretty unlikely), but more the thought and process I went through to try to figure out how to pull off building my own 3-Wheeler. No expectation of selling any, just a project to keep me out of trouble.

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby 2DoorJim » 24 Sep 2016 14:00

102,000 views Julian! We sure enjoyed watching you build the Morgan. Sound like it finally sold then, correct?

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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby okayfine » 24 Sep 2016 14:35

Yep, it moved out a while back. Definitely an odd duck to sell, or to find a buyer for. Lots of weird trade offers, much more than any other hobby car I've sold. Made no money on it (just based on parts/materials, not even accounting for the months of labor) but the point was the build, during which I learned so much. It was brilliant. I'd do it over, but probably wouldn't do it again.

There isn't much I'd change if I were to do it again. The only thing I would change would be to account for the offset driveshaft and give the main tub a bit more width so normal people could fit in the passenger's seat. It didn't stop my wife from getting in, but I think the fact we never took longer drives in it was clue enough.
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Re: Building a Morgan 3-Wheeler Replica

Postby iniazy » 25 Sep 2016 04:04

I feel privileged to have witnessed you build this vehicle.


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