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The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club

PO Box 159

Bexhill - on - Sea

East Sussex

TN39 3XE

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Morgan Plus Eight 1980

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Engine

Rover V8.

Cubic capacity: 3,950cc

Compression ratio: 9.35:1

Bore: x 94.0 mm

Stroke: 71.12mm

Firing order: 1L, 8R, 4R, 3L, 6R, 5L, 7R, 2R

Power (kw @ rpm)140 @ 4800

Torque (NM) 305 @ 3500

Valves: pushrods, overhead with hydraulic tappets

 

Performance

0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

Top speed 128 mph.

Fuel Consumption

Overall: 20mpg range on full tank: 250 miles

 

Bodywork

Aluminium panels on treated ash hardwood frame Zinc plated fittings

The car is 1980 alloy bodied carb model ( not injection) now 34 years old original colour was resprayed about 5 years ago I can not find V5 at moment but I am about the sixth owner the last owner past away and paperwork was lost so I down loaded mot copies from DVLA. The car is showing 105,000 miles and ties up with the mot history the car drives very well with 5 speed box and is very easy to service the alloy wheels are standard fitting to all V8s '

Morgans build three wheeler cars and 4/4 denotes 4 cylinder 4 wheels and this model is a plus eight denoting V 8 engine and as most will know it is the rover V8 engine it is very economical and great fun to drive . The car gets admired every where we go they still make this model but with a BMW V8 and costing £80,000 plus! The only problem I have with the car is traffic lights a bit to much boot and the wheels spin very fast in her day but still can put on a good show. Here is the naughty bit it is great for drifting round roundabout Not That I Do well not very often ,I am not a member of the Morgan club as I do not like one car clubs cheers Rob

Transmission

Rover five speed and reverse gearbox, Synchromesh on all forward gears.

Ratios 1st: 3.32, 2nd 2.09, 3rd: 1.39, 4th: 1.0, 5th 0.79, reverse: 3,43 to 1

 

Brakes

Hydraulic dual brake system with vacuum servo assistance. AP Lockheed 4 pot callipers acting on

11" diameter discs on front wheels.

9 " x 1.75 "drum brake

 

Chassis

Deep Z-shaped steel section with five boxed or tubular cross members.

 

Steering

Rack and pinion.

Three turns lock to lock.

Turning circle 32 feet.

Wheels

195 60 VR15 tyres on

5 stud 15in alloy wheels

 

Suspension

Front wheels are independently sprung by patented Morgan

‘sliding pillar’suspension with vertical coil springs.

Semi-elliptical rear springs.

Gas filled telescopic shock absorbers at front and rear.

 

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase: 8ft 2in

Track - front: 4ft 5in

Track - rear: 4ft 6in

Overall length: 13ft

Overall width: 5ft 3in

Overall height (hood up): 4ft

Ground Clearance: 5.5in

Kerb weight: 2,140 lbs

Fuel tank capacity: 12.5 gals

Turning circle: 37ft