New Options list: Aero Racing Ltd Stage 1
My M3W with Aero Racing Stage 1 fitted – S&S Stealth filter and Muscle cover
Morgan will happily build you an expensive epilepsy inducing dogs dinner of a car from it’s newly expanded options list. It seems the urge to order a car with a gypsy caravan theme is strong in the some parts of the world and Morgan plan to capitalise on it.
There are two items on the expanded list I would have ordered had they been available in 2014, the rear mudguard, (now fitted), and the stage 1 kit.
There are some very cheap ways to improve the running of the S&S engine. All that is required is the inclination, a bit of time and effort and a realisation that there is a strong possibility your Morgan will end up sounding like a bag of spanners and cease to be road legal.
Aero Racing Stage 1
Avoiding the cheap route and to protect the Morgan’s warranty, appearance and legality it was decided the Aero Racing Stage 1 from the factory would be the best option. Morgan parts rarely work out cheaper than third party equivalents but in the case of my 2015 vehicle the Aero Racing kit was £640 less than the nearest (available) alternative.
The downside to the Aero Racing option was the four month wait. Four months to deliver parts? How is that even possible?
- Kit details. Removal and refitting overview
- S&S marketing hype. Insurance and legal implications
- Video comparison
- Blue Loctite as a recreational drug
- Db comparison. Road test and conclusion
Fitting of the Stage 1 is straight forward but alignment is critical to maintain heat shield clearance and avoid early bobbin and/or exhaust failure through pre loading. I was going to cover the fitting in a blog entry but at seven pages it became a guide. I am happy to email a draft copy on request.
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Oil Tank gasket fails (again)
The oil tank cap gasket has failed again. It seems to last a year before swelling up and tearing itself free of the retaining bolt. The new version includes a larger washer.