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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #45 on: 31 October 2019, 10:37:07 am »
Not directly progress on the build, but both the 3D printer and the new springs for the front suspension arrived today.

I test printed a Benchy, which was quite a good result, need to sort out some parts for one of the model boats next. It's a big printer, 400mm x 400mm x 450mm volume, so I'll be able to print the difficult body parts for my karts. Don't ask me to print anything YET, too much work on to do anything much before the middle of December.

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #46 on: 12 November 2019, 10:15:08 am »
Looking at 3d print files I found this: https://screenshots.firefox.com/ybwQKHvW5gPId0kp/www.ebay.co.uk. Started me thinking about using it on the Morgan, so I checked my photos and decided that it was a possibility. What I also noticed is that the Morgan steering tie rod is in front of the radiator, so I think a complete rework of the steering setup is due. That'll solve all the problems of the pedals fouling the steering, and give me more legroom.

Might yet go with the V twin, I really do like the look, and the main reason for going for the F series was the difficulty of making the engine. It'll be a while before I'm in a position to print one, as it'll take so long the printer will have to be in the studio before I can try it.

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #47 on: 15 May 2020, 04:37:31 pm »
Right, some progress, not a lot, but as they say, every little helps. New steering tie rods done, made from 12mm 3mm wall aluminium tube, tapped M8 for the track rod ends. As I'm reworking it I decided to go for one rod from the pitman, and a link rod between the two steering arms, I can always change it if I want to.

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #48 on: 02 September 2020, 03:51:54 pm »
At last some more progress, sorted out in my mind how to do the mods on the steering. I'm moving the pitman forward to just ahead of the support, but still behind the axle, then linking the wheels with a rod forward of the axle. I've made new steering arms, and cross pieces for the upright to axle holder, the whole lot will be welded together, and with the wider steering arms should be stiffer and more accurate.

I've also made a spring compressor, as the 30mm springs are stiffer than the 40mm ones, fitting them was a "bit difficult", and I prefer not to swear!

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #49 on: 02 September 2020, 04:13:33 pm »
Yay progress, so looking forward to seeing this run without the leaning through the corners bit :-)

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #50 on: 02 September 2020, 04:27:40 pm »
More or less sorted that with the change of springs, this is about taking out most if not all of the camber, and making more legroom.

Moving the steering forward and using go kart pedals should make space for me to drive it comfortably, and hopefully allow those taller than me to drive it. I've held off letting anyone else drive it until I'm confident it's safe, not because I don't want anyone else to have a go.

At the moment only Graham and Anton would fit!!

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #51 on: 02 September 2020, 08:04:25 pm »
Is that together? :D

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #52 on: 02 September 2020, 08:15:55 pm »
Nope, only just enough space for one of you at a time, that's why I didn't include Rhys, only those smaller than me would fit comfortably at the moment!!

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Re: Morgan F build
« Reply #53 on: 03 September 2020, 01:34:39 pm »
Looks like good progress. Hope to see it run again soon