Morgan 3 Wheeler Tyres
Classic Morgan 3 Wheeler
- For a Morgan 3 Wheeler on 18" wheels We recommend the 4.00/4.50 x 18 Longstone as the best tyre for the Morgan Three Wheeler.
- We suggest either the Michelin Kleber Offset Valve inner tube, or the Michelin 18MFR Central Valve inner tube, depending on your wheel type.
- Longstone's suggestion for a 3 Wheeler on 19" wheels is the 3.50 x 19 Longstone which will offer the best performance in this size.
- These tyres are best equipped with a set of Michelin 19MF Central Valve inner tubes.
Morgan 3 Wheeler Recommended Tyres
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Vintage Morgan 3 Wheeler
The Morgan Motor Company was founded in 1910 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan, generally known as "HFS" and was run by him until he died, aged 77, in 1959. Peter Morgan, son of H.F.S., ran the company until a few years before his death in 2003. The company is currently run by Charles Morgan, the son of Peter Morgan.
H.F.S. Morgan created a three-wheeled runabout with seating for one in 1909. Morgan created the vehicle for his own personal use and to meet his needs. Interest in the little vehicle soon spread and requests were made to produce more examples. After patenting his designs, production commenced.
Two examples were shown at the 1911 Olympia Motor Show. One example was powered by a single-cylinder engine which created about 4 horsepower. The second example had a twin-cylinder J.A.P. engine which doubled the horsepower of the single-cylinder unit. The cars were alluring and attracted much attention, but it soon became obvious that a two-seater would be more marketable.
The early cars were considered to be cyclecars. Three-wheeled vehicles avoided the British tax on cars by being classified as motorcycles. Competition from small cars like the Austin 7 and the original Morris Minor, with comparable economy and price and better comfort, made cyclecars less attractive.
The following year, to meet the demand, Morgan purchased the necessary machining tools and built larger facilities.
The cars endured much success in races and hill-climbs. After witnessing the success the nimble vehicles achieved, racing enthusiasts were eager to get one for their own. Around 1913, Morgan produced special derivations of his Morgan cycle cars for racing, which were longer and had the seat set lower into the chassis. The then editor of "Cyclecar" magazine W.G. McMinnies was victorious at the Cyclecar Grand Prix at Amiens in a specially prepared Morgan, shortly after, a new model the 'Grand Prix' was introduced.
The next iteration of the Morgan cyclecar was a four-seater version, which Morgan had created for his family use. Once again, the idea seemed appropriate and soon versions were being made for sale, and would continue until 1937.
For many years, the Morgans featured two speeds and a two-chain drive. The engines were from motorcycles, placed in the front, and were either air-cooled or liquid cooled. Little improvements were needed or made to the vehicle for most of its lifespan. Modern amenities such as starters and electric lamps found their ways onto the vehicles, but in terms of the chassis, little changed. During the turn of the 1930s, a three-speed version with one chain drive was introduced. The F-Series was introduced in 1932 and would stay in production until 1952. These versions had four-cylinder engines courtesy of Ford and a press-steel chassis. Other variations of this design were created during this time, including the F-2 and F-Super.