Hints and Tips - Morgan Trike Brakes

From: Marquis, Gary
Sent: 20 August 1999
To: morgans
cc: british-cars-pre-war
Subject: Morgan trike

All....

I am going to Merry Olde in September and intend to attend the Bealieu Autojumble. I need some parts for my 35 Morgan SS MX4 trike. I have noticed that some of the trikes raced in the US have hydraulic brakes.

Can anyone tell me what components are used?

I have also seen "bullet" type taillights, what are they off of? The same with front tube shocks. Thanks for any help. Hope to see some of you there.

GARY MARQUIS / FAT BASSET GARAGE
Chico California USA


From: Dr G W Owen
Sent: 23 August 1999
To: Marquis, Gary
cc: 'morgans'; 'british-cars-pre-war'
Subject: Re: Morgan trike

Hydraulic front brakes are off a Morris 8. BUT you will need to brace the front cross head if you fit them or you will bend the chassis

Tail lights are I think Triumph Mayflower I think!!!!!!!!!!!!

Front telescopic shocks? Well, I do remember someone using the dampers from inside a washing machine as being the smallest damper they could find

Enjoy Beaulieu

Geraint

Dr Geraint Owen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bath


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