The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
PO Box 159
Bexhill - on - Sea
Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
Copyright 2011-2012 Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
Bexhill on Sea - The Birthplace of British Motor Racing (1902)
Morgan Plus Eight 1980
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Cubic capacity: 3,950cc
Compression ratio: 9.35:1
Bore: x 94.0 mm
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
0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Top speed 128 mph.
Overall: 20mpg range on full tank: 250 miles
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
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
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
Deep Z-shaped steel section with five boxed or tubular cross members.
Rack and pinion.
Three turns lock to lock.
Turning circle 32 feet.
195 60 VR15 tyres on
5 stud 15in alloy wheels
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