Making a double Morgan 1912
It’s time to share the first results of a two-month hard work with the drawings for a new project. This time, the replica Morgan will be double, a copy of the 1912 model. Perhaps the most difficult period is the development of drawings, it can be said, 75% passed, there are still a lot of small details and general coordination of all components and parts.
In this replica, although the exhibition copy, we will carry out all the subtleties belonging to this model of Morgan: a gearbox with a two-speed gearbox, steering with a real steering wheel, belt brake drums, a windscreen and a folding awning covering both passengers during bad weather. The model (model) of the engine, we will manufacture similarly to the 1910 model.
At the same time ordered turning parts, laser cutting and other materials. At the moment, something is already being drawn: parts made by laser cutting, turning, etc. Follow the continuation of the project …
Engine layout and assembly for replica Morgan 1912
We continue the news on the construction of the replica M4 Morgan 1912 (today 25-06-19).
The work is proceeding steadily, which is delayed by subcontractors, so in parallel with the frame we begin to assemble the engine (layout) and those parts for which there are materials.
This engine layout is the fourth in a row, on the third, we manufactured the matrix of the 1909 block. Therefore, a plastic block (glass mat plus polyester resin), which we received from plastic specialists, is taken as a basis; it is practically universal, both for 1909 and for 1910 – 12 years. For a real replica, it certainly needs to be improved, we make adjustments and plan to assemble a mechanism that will drive the valve – a purely visual imitation of the engine. We still have to work on this, like a trifle, and perhaps takes more time than collecting a frame). Speakers will be inserted into the silencers, giving the sound of a working motor). Drawings on the layout are ready for 80% with new improvements. We got the details of laser cutting for assembling the cylinders and cylinder heads of the engine, now fitting, assembly welding and gradually the layout will more and more resemble the real engine of those years…
So that the amount of work for a couple of weeks is at least guaranteed. Follow the next news.
There will be questions – ask. We also remind about the section of drawings of retro cars on our website, which are constantly updated.
Dear readers, we continue to build the engine layout.
The process is productively assembled cylinders, this time faster than expected, the heads of the blocks, they produced plugs. They also made a pipe for the carburetor, they decided to make the carburetor completely themselves (they used to buy used cars from old motorcycles and refined them), painstaking handmade work, similar to the original. In principle, all the work on this project is dominated by manual labor: fitting, refinement, at times decisions come at the time of manufacture, regardless of the drawings. Perhaps this is what stands out for these projects – creative, not to be bored.
Photos of finished parts
Morgan 1912 has already been made in a double version. The designer of that time refused the pivot arm (steering control of the car) and manufactured the steering wheel. Therefore, we began to decide the issue of copying the steering wheel and its production from photographs. In our opinion, we are good at it. The metal base was made and transferred to a woodworking master for the manufacture of a wooden ring.