Three Wheeler Pricing - Constant Rise

Three Wheeler Pricing - Constant Rise

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ReformedPistonhead

965 posts

140 months

Friday 21st October 2022
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TREMAiNE said:
I'll see how I get on with them and drop you a line if I decide to part ways. smile


Also, big big big thanks to ReformedPistonhead.
I probably wouldn't have checked that auction site and thus would have missed out on my new car.

You're a legend.
Too kind and you got a bargain. I discussed that car with Dan at KH, he sold it new so can tell you all about it.

Congratulations the later cars are much more sorted, you got a beauty.

TREMAiNE

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3,943 posts

152 months

Sunday 23rd October 2022
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I collected the car this morning, not had a chance to get any decent photos yet.

It was the worst possible day to collect it, with very heavy rain for 90% of the 80-mile drive home.
I barely got above 50mph for most of it although it cleared up towards the end and I could open the engine up a bit more.

I got totally drenched and could barely see but I thoroughly enjoyed the drive back.



The car is in definite need of a good clean but some quick snaps in the garage for now.






ReformedPistonhead

965 posts

140 months

Sunday 23rd October 2022
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That’s proper winning that is ;-)

What a great first trip!


Bobajobbob

1,448 posts

99 months

Monday 24th October 2022
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Christ, the rain around London yesterday was torrential at times, I hope you had goggles as that must have been a hell of a trip. Is that the M25?


TREMAiNE

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3,943 posts

152 months

Monday 24th October 2022
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Bobajobbob said:
Christ, the rain around London yesterday was torrential at times, I hope you had goggles as that must have been a hell of a trip. Is that the M25?
Yes, really was torrential for most of the journey - whilst enjoyable, I didn't feel massively safe on the M40 and M25 and at one point visibility was so poor I had my hazards on just to maximise the chance of people seeing me.

My goggles steamed up so took those of, my glasses obviously were covered in raindrops but I persevered! smile


It's sunny and dry today, just drove to work - what a glorious car.

Bobajobbob

1,448 posts

99 months

Monday 24th October 2022
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I've only driven on the M25 once in good weather and the biggest danger then was other drivers trying to see and film the car.

Are you down in the Kent area if it was a 80mile trip from Oxford? It would be good to have another 3 wheeler in the area. I'm in Sevenoaks.

TREMAiNE

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3,943 posts

152 months

Monday 24th October 2022
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I'm Essex, between Brentwood and Basildon.

Yes, other drivers taking photos are the worst offenders.
As you know, these cars get serious attention, both a blessing and a curse.

My biggest hate is drivers going right up behind you as close as possible to get a good shot.

Chris99

353 posts

163 months

Monday 24th October 2022
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Welcome back to the M3W fold TREMAiNE and it looks to be a great example smile





ReformedPistonhead

965 posts

140 months

Monday 24th October 2022
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TREMAiNE said:
I'm Essex, between Brentwood and Basildon.

Yes, other drivers taking photos are the worst offenders.
As you know, these cars get serious attention, both a blessing and a curse.

My biggest hate is drivers going right up behind you as close as possible to get a good shot.
I am near Ipswich. If you fancy a meet up and a hoon sometime let me know.

I always wear a full helmet when on M25 (usually on route to FoS), got one too many bits of gravel thrown at my head when passing trucks. I found it was either 56mph with the trucks or 80mph in outside lane, anything else risked people not seeing you as you change lane too often. I guess you had no choice last week!


TREMAiNE

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3,943 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th October 2022
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Not a great start... Bloody EML has come on.
It did come home driving in the rain - I stopped after a few miles, shut off and when I'd turned the engine back on again it had vanished. Thought maybe water had got in somewhere it shouldn't have and confused the car.

On Monday evening, 15 miles after brimming the tank, it did come on for 2 minutes before going off, then on for 5 minutes before going off, then on for 10 seconds before going off. However, it came on again last night and stay on for about 40 miles, before going off, then back on again half a mile later.

The car seems to run spot on, idles fine, has smooth acceleration in every gear and given it had a full service by Morgan a few hundred miles ago, I'd be surprised if I'd bought a lemon and it probably is something not to worry about.

Any suggestions though? I'll check diagnostics at the weekend.
Possibly the nipples on the plugs being loose? Apparently, that's a thing.

The car also takes quite a long time to start when the engine is cold. With my last one, I'd only ever started it when outside temperatures were over 30 (back during our summer heatwave) so maybe it's just the weather? Although 15 degrees is hardly freezing. It starts back up quickly when warm though.

Apart from that, the car is going well so far, about 200 miles done, using it as my daily driver before the weather really turns!



ReformedPistonhead

965 posts

140 months

Wednesday 26th October 2022
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Call Krazy Horse and book it in, they are fair and great and only an hour or so from you.

Mine has never had a light on in 4 years I am afraid.


TREMAiNE

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3,943 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th October 2022
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It went off again on the way home! Utterly bizarre.
I'll try diagnostics at the weekend but otherwise get it booked in.

Bobajobbob

1,448 posts

99 months

Wednesday 26th October 2022
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My engine light comes on occasionally and randomly and then goes off again. There never appears to be an issue.

RedThree

156 posts

141 months

Thursday 27th October 2022
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EML was probably just from over filling the tank, tends to lead to some liquid petrol getting into the charcoal fumes filter and from there into the Inlet manifold. At worst it gives a misfire plus eml till it clears itself and opening the filler cap to equalise the pressure in the tank can help. If not bad enough to misfire it can give an overly rich mixture for a time and the eml.
For cold starting, try cycling the fuel pump a couple of times before hitting the starter button and it will likely be much easier to start up.
And enjoy it! They are a hoot to drive.

robsco

7,856 posts

179 months

Sunday 6th November 2022
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Both of my 3Ws used to flicker an EML on now and then, totally random and never amounted to anything. I assumed it was just a case of TADTS. Congratulations on the new car, I had seen it on Collecting Cars and wondered what it would make!