Morgan Three Wheeler
An English exotic car, features steering, suspensions, big block Harley Davidson engine with pushrods and rockers, gearbox and boot which opens.
Direct purchase of the instructions
Preview of the instructions at the end of the article. Presentation Video (YouTube).
I have been planning for a while to build a 3-wheel car. This exotic car is made by the British manufacturer Morgan. The big block Engine is a Harley Davidson’s Engine with pushrod system and rockers. Usually, the engine has two push-rods and two rockers by cylinder (inlet and exhaust valve). But on the lego version, I had only 3 stud-width available so I decided to put only one pushrod with rocker because of the room. I also decided to have visible moving part to be more expressive (real version doesn’t have visible pushrods or rockers). Then the drive-shaft goes to the gearbox ,which is an 4-speed gearbox based on #8880 modified version. The following ratios are : 1:1 1:2 1:3 1:6. Then, the drive-shaft goes to a bevel gear, and finally the main drive-chain.
Regarding the suspensions, the front suspensions are composed of double wishbones with hard shock-absorbers. The rear suspensions is a swinging arm with two soft shock-absorbers. Note that the center of rotation of the rear arm is not the center of rotation of the pinion-chain. The body was the most difficult part of this moc, because of this shape and the room. The first thing I have done is to design the hood. Then, I designed the right and left panel while trying to be homogeneous in the shape (discontinuity in alignment). To finish, I have made the rear shape and that was the most difficult part. All designed lines had to cross each other to be elegant, including the opening of the boot.
The interior shape has also received a lot of attention. I have managed the global shape by using flex parts all around the interior and by matching the panel with the flex (there was not much space to include gearbox, seats and interior). The shape is not perfectly accurate but the global shape and scale are respected. Also, the boot can be opened (in the correct direction) and the Hood can be removed as on real version.
Purchasing the creations or the instructions
You can purchase either the whole creation on the website Buildamoc, or just the building instructions. Regarding the building instructions, you can download one version as a photo sequence for free or buying a other one which looks more Professional with rendering step by step instructions with bill of material at each step.
I have made firstly a photo sequence instructions for free. Then Kevin Williams has made in 2017 the pro instructions with 144 pages which is for sale. This is a huge amount of work from him and so many thanks, the result is beautiful. You can either buy the Pro Instructions with rendering step by step instructions in 124 pages, or browsing the free one based on photo sequence.
You can watch the bill of material here as png file :
But you can also checked it on rebrickable (or make any export you want)
You can buy the instructions with the following button for 10€. You can also buy other building instructions and get an automated discount. You will get 15% off for 2 PDF, and 20% off for 3 PDF on the total), available for all the instructions for sale on nico71.fr.
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Here is some preview of the building instructions :
Free Photo Sequence
You can either download the PDF of the instructions based on photo sequence or browsing direclty the pictures below.
Designed in 2011, instructions made in 2017.