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anybody for a 75

I am seriously tempted, anybody interseted in part ownership of one these bad boys?

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Mark will you sod off putting stuff like this up!!

My other half would leave me if she knew I was even thinking about it

Has to be worth a punt though, adjustable suspension? are you thinking track car?
 
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well i want atrackday car and what better? i'm always throwing the idea around me head about setting up either the 33 or 155 but this 75 would be perfect, I'd have to shift one of the others though
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33 gearboxes would be a bit weak I reckon, TS engines chucking belts? I dunno, a 3.0l v6 would take all the abuse you could give it. Go for it mate! you'd need the 155 to tow to the track...
 
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yeh 155 even has a towbar, 33s and 155s are fine for trackcars, you dont have to leather them around but the 75 is wthout doubt perfect for it
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yeh 155 even has a towbar, 33s and 155s are fine for trackcars, you dont have to leather them around but the 75 is wthout doubt perfect for it
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Looks too clean to me for a track car or am I being too much of an anorak?
Just had a quick glance and it looks a nice addition to any fleet...
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Dont listen to him Mark! Track it, track it track it!!!
 
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Dont listen to him Mark! Track it, track it track it!!!
Crazy Jim! Plenty of rougher ones that you throw around a track mister!
As a man saving a 164 from the trash can I just can't understand you wanting to wreck a beautiful machine like that???
Madness!!!
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Nah, I'm only messing, it is a nice example alright. Its just with tax and insurance (and the price of go juice!)what it is, a 3.0ltr V6 on a track is the only place i could afford to run one anyway.

Not so crazy now eh bit boring actually...
 
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IMO the best track option is an old 8 valve 2.0L, the lightest engine and they've got bullet proof big ends and crank. Rocking horse poo nowadays though.

Next would be the 2.0L 16v, but it has to be maintained to the highest order if you want to push it hard. Gearboxes are bullet proof.

The 3.0L V6 is also fairly bullet proof but the understeer, I mean seriously it's just mad.
I spent a fairr few laps round Mondello behind various 3.0L ones and the amount they have to slow for the corners is surprising compared to a twinny.

Obviously the 3.0L is faster over a lap but it's all on the straights. The fun should be in the corners Once it rains the 3.0L ones get left behind by a twinny anyway (and that's most days in Ireland it seems)
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As are the starter motors it seems...
 
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IMO the best track option is an old 8 valve 2.0L, the lightest engine and they've got bullet proof big ends and crank. Rocking horse poo nowadays though.

Next would be the 2.0L 16v, but it has to be maintained to the highest order if you want to push it hard. Gearboxes are bullet proof.

The 3.0L V6 is also fairly bullet proof but the understeer, I mean seriously it's just mad.
I spent a fairr few laps round Mondello behind various 3.0L ones and the amount they have to slow for the corners is surprising compared to a twinny.

Obviously the 3.0L is faster over a lap but it's all on the straights. The fun should be in the corners Once it rains the 3.0L ones get left behind by a twinny anyway (and that's most days in Ireland it seems)
I knew I was right although I hear ya on the tax and insurance etc.

Axa will let me have a 20 year old car on my classic policy - I priced a 3L 164 - extra €180 per year - just tax and drive it 3 months per year...

But not for a while yet!!!
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never though of it lke that Morgan but then again as the lads said tax and insurance is a no no and really you couldnt rally it on our roads, the track i would have thought is the place for it, I wonder would a bit of a suspension upgrade help?
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never though of it lke that Morgan but then again as the lads said tax and insurance is a no no and really you couldnt rally it on our roads, the track i would have thought is the place for it, I wonder would a bit of a suspension upgrade help?
That's cos Morgan is smarter than your average bear!
Get a 2l and strip everything out of it... Driver seat only etc.
Power to weight boss and Morgan for the science bit...
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