View Full Version : Morgan Plus 8 - Not for Purists

11-20-2004, 04:59 PM
Hi, I've been absent from this forum for awhile. This is due to the fact that we have been busy reincarnating a Morgan Plus 8 to have 400 bhp. Before anyone bemoans the originality factor, I will remind you that the Plus 8 Prototype was first equipped with a Buick engine. Then my dad used propane as a way to keep Morgans in the US.
Now, the emissions laws have necessitated the making of a MonsterMog, in which he has installed a Corvette 5.7 liter engine. See sMOG This (https://smogthis.net/knut.html)

11-20-2004, 05:02 PM
The LS1 is a great motor (ask me how I know /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif )

11-20-2004, 06:10 PM
C'mon, let's all sing

What the world needs now...is love, sweet love...and another LBC and corvette guy!

11-20-2004, 06:18 PM
Sam, you forgot /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grouphug.gif.

11-25-2004, 12:54 AM
What if you don't like chivy V8s?? will he do up
one with a 4.6L Ford?? Or maybe a Dodge V10??


11-25-2004, 01:50 PM
Thats pretty cool Tcherek. I don't think it is a big sin for an owner to change out the engine in a morgan, especially since they are coach builders, did they even ever build their own engines? I have witnessed much greater blasphemy before, a 289 ford into a AH 3000.

11-26-2004, 11:23 PM
You made my day, always loved the Morgan. I was going to get one in England, but before I could be fitted got orders to ship out, they were having some kind of trouble over in Nam and couldn't do without me, I must not of helped much. Didn't they offer the car with the 289 Ford, same as the Tiger or is my memory gone. Wayne

11-27-2004, 10:45 AM
Nope Wayne. The only V8 that Morgan offered was the Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Brabham-Rover lightweight 3.5 litre (and larger) V8.....and that one didn't come out until 1968.

Prior to that, the Morgan +4 had a Vanguard or Triumph TR2,3,3A,4, or 4A engine.

The only Ford engines they used were a variety of British Ford 4-bangers in the 4/4 series cars.

Tcherek........are you Bill Fink's daughter???

12-11-2004, 10:11 PM
Yes, Bill has been my stepdad for 25 years now. We just visited The Morgan Motor Company in England, where we were able to drive our Morgan Aero 8 demonstrator car. Photo are on my web site at sMOGThis (https://smogthis.net/mmc.html)

12-12-2004, 07:09 PM
Thanks for the photos tcherk, I really enjoyed all. Wayne

01-04-2005, 02:48 PM
I think that the new Aero 8 is beautiful. However, I suspect that the headlights will go under a minor redesign over the next couple of years to avoid that "cross-eyed" look.

I drive Morgans in my rock-n-roll fantasies!