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Morgan 3 wheeler project 1934 mx matchless sports

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BuyBritish Rob D
Ipswich, Suffolk, UK   GBR
Hi Morgan 3 wheeler forum

We are about to start a rebuild of a matchless mx sport 1934 the car has all original parts but need much work

parts missing are

radiator
chrome carb induction tube T shaped tube
wooden dash (a template and dimensions are required to make a new one)
2 barrels as orginals have failed and cracked water jackets
2 front wheel mud gaurds

so any help or assistance much appreciated

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Winnipeg, MB, Canada   CAN
A fascinating, challenging and ultimately, sure to be a very rewarding undertaking Rob.
Unfortunately I cannot be of any assistance re. your parts search, but can
most enthusiastically wish you much success and great enjoyment gleaned from the project.
I have always staunchly recriminated myself for not having purchased the maroon-black
example ensconced in the Sterne Motors showroom. (Circa 1970, Vancouver, B.C.)
Do please keep us apprised of your progress through future postings and photos.......smileys with beer

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BuyBritish Rob D
Ipswich, Suffolk, UK   GBR
thank you its going to be really big smiles when we drive the m3w for the first time. smileys with beer

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GoMoG Lorne G
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador   ECU
In reply to # 13754 by BuyBritish Hi Morgan 3 wheeler forum
We are about to start a rebuild of a matchless mx sport 1934 the car has all original parts but need much work parts missing are

radiator
chrome carb induction tube T shaped tube
wooden dash (a template and dimensions are required to make a new one)
2 barrels as orginals have failed and cracked water jackets
2 front wheel mud gaurds

so any help or assistance much appreciated

Hi Rob,

I know little about the original Morgan Three Wheelers. However, I have been given many tours of the elaborate cottage industry that feeds them in Malvern. Quite amazing. It has also been extended in the last 20 years as top people have left the Factory employ. Many of them built a shed in back of their homes and kept working. Even the Works buys from these people.

That is where you must begin. Sadly, my best contact and friend Brian Clutterbuck, long the President of the fabulous Morgan Three Wheeler Club, passed last June. He was an icon for me, with a heart and door and the time to help everyone that needed it. I am not familiar with his replacement.

However, the MWTC is the best car club I have encountered. A rigorously organized parts department, manuals and all the knowledge you would ever need. Most of those people are hands-on and that makes for a tight group, with much incentive to stay that way. They are the oldest Morgan club, and will certainly be the last. LOTS of fun.

My other contacts are a tad dated but will give you a start. The first is Steve Barnes of Vintage Sheet Metal of Malvern. Steve was, for many years, the tin shop foreman at the MMC Tin Shop. A legend! He makes and repairs all sorts of stuff...including rare rads from Series 1 and trikes. http://www.morganspecialist.com/VSM_2011/Welcome.html The second is Alan Alderwick. Another legend and a great guy. You can contact him through Steve. Both have ALL the contacts you would need.

Good luck. Noble project.

gmg


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BuyBritish Rob D
Ipswich, Suffolk, UK   GBR
Dear Lorne of gomog

Yes indeed the Morgan world is a great one with lots of people who know and love these little cars. we have rebuilt 2 4 wheelers from chassis up!

The 3 wheeler is a little different and needing to be brought back from its slumber, from our records it appears not to have been on the road 1957, originally a morgan family mx, we are rebuilding as an mx sport and steve barns has the frame to add its skin too hopefully soon.

so full speed ahead hopefully on the road in 2020

Rob Savoir of a morgan 4/4 1947 and 1956 plus 4

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constance plus 4 1956 by Robert &amp; Ali Davies, on Flickr

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DuncanCharlton Duncan Charlton
Elgin, TX, USA   USA
1967 Morgan 4/4 "Toly's Car"
1967 Unknown Unknown
1971 Morgan Plus 8 (+8)
Rob, are you part of the Yahoo discussion group called "morgan3wheeler"? Some of the experts haunt that list and a number of members of that list own more than one Morgan trike, so that may increase your chances of finding the parts you seek. There is an ongoing discussion about radiators taking place right now.

Duncan

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Aeroautomotive Dave Cameron-Trevail
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK   GBR
Hi Rob,

Give me a shout if you need the panel work doing, I’ve panelled many Morgan threewheelers. Happy to send you pictures.

Dave Cameron

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BuyBritish Rob D
Ipswich, Suffolk, UK   GBR
yes please send photos, how much for a new oil / petrol tank for the mx

Its a mx family to mx sport conversion

needs panel work, needs radiator completing, needs oil/petrol tank. seat panels. either new front wings or refurb badly pitted originals

what time scales can you do? do you have a tank on the shelf?

lots to do.....

DSC_1052 by Robert &amp; Ali Davies, on Flickr

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Aeroautomotive Dave Cameron-Trevail
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK   GBR
Drop me an email

Halecmini@yahoo.com

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