In response to your second question, are those original tires on the car? If
so, the rubber is old, and a new set of tires might give the give and
flexibility to avoid this. I encountered the same thing on my '71, and
replaced the tires. I haven't had the problem since...
By the way, check into my Morgan Registry at the address below. It may put
you into contact with others with your era car. I would like for you to list
your Plus 8 in it also.
> From: Gerjan van de Walle <email@example.com>
> Reply-To: Gerjan van de Walle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 21:11:50 +0200
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: exhaust manifold and more
> Hi all,
> I have recently taken over a 1974 +8 from my dad, who owned it since
> new. It is still in original condition, original paint, leather interior
> etc. Technically however some things have to be improved. I would like
> to consult all you out there on a few things:
> 1. Both exhaust manifolds each have a large crack in the middle, almost
> splitting the manifold in two halves. Now I was told that the manifolds
> of this particular type were not available anymore. There are two
> numbers on each manifold:
> 612601 and K WYF J5090.
> Are these manifolds still available??? And if so, where can I buy them?
> Are there any major parts suppliers in the UK or on the European
> 2. The car also vibrates enormously at around 80 km/h (50 m/h). The
> whole front of the car vibrates vigourously and it really dangourous to
> to drive at that speed. The wheels have been balanced, the front
> suspension has been overhauled, but without success. Now a damper has
> been mounted between steering arm and chassis and this helpes a bit. But
> the real ploblem is still there. Does anyone have a clue?
> Gerjan van de Walle