THE CLASSIC MORGAN PLUS 8 (1968-2004)
"The Classic Plus 8 must rank as one of the world's great cars. Elegant yet electrifying, it marries such disparate elements like no other car.
 Peter Morgan has been careful to 
preserve that and we think he is right. When the world is full of standardized shoe boxes and copies
 it's cars like the Plus 8 and men like Peter Morgan we will miss the most."
Motor  Magazine 1998
PLUS 8 WATCHPOINT


1. AXLES 
1.01 BTR Axle
1.02 BTR Axle Images
1.03 Salisbury Differential Oil Seal
1.04 Salisbury Axle Diagram
1.05 Salisbury Fluid
1.06 Salisbury Axle Images
1.07 Salisbury Pinion Seal

2. CLUTCHES
2.01 Clutch Kit
  
2.02 Clutch Part Numbers (Early Girling)
2.03 Clutch Slave Cylinders
2.04 Clutch Pedal Adjustment (LT77 & R380s)

3. COOLING 
3.01 Aluminum Radiator
3.03 Cooling Generally 
3.04 Coolant

3.05 Cooling a Plus 8 EXPERTS PANEL
3.06 Cooling a Big Plus 8
3.07 Defect that Spikes Coolant Temps!!

3.08 Fan Belt (Serpentine)
3.09 Hoses
3.10 Rad Fan (Installing)
3.11 Fan (SPAL)
3.12 Rad Fan Bypass Switch
3.13 Rad Removal & Installation
3.14 Thermostats
3.15 Temperature Sensor  

ELECTRICAL

4. ENGINE
4.01
3.9/4.0/4.6 Differences
4.02 Air Filter

4.02 Air Filter Installation (GEMS Models)
4.03 A Performance Camshaft 
4.04
Block Cracking 
4.05 
Camshaft and Lifters (tired) 
4.06 Camshaft wear-Excessive
4.06 Cleaning Aluminum Engine 

4.07 Cleaning Engine & Components
4.08 Dimensions (Engine)
4.09 Engine Mounts
4.10 Engine Removal Methods 
4.11
Head Bolts (stretch bolts)
4.12 Head Types

4.13 Head Gaskets - Tin
4.14 Head Gaskets - Composite 
4.15 Head Gasket Issue (High temps!)
4.16 Heads Exhaust Ported
4.17 Intake Manifolds (all known)
4.18 LPG or Propane EXPERTS PANEL
4.19 Power Possibilities
 
4.20 Spigot or Pilot Bearing
4.21 Stroking the Engine I

4.22 Stroking the Engine II
4.23 Timing Chain
4.24 Timing Chain Problem
4.25 Timing Covers
4.26 Torque & Tuning Data Settings
4.27 Torquing the Newer Head Bolts
4.28 Valve Seals (Replacing)
4.29 Valve Springs (Replacing) 

5. EXHAUST SYSTEMS
5.01 Catalyst Removal Warning
5.02 EXHAUST SYSTEMS

5.03 Exhaust Manifold Bolts Removal
5.04 Exhaust Bolt Lock Tabs 
5.05 Twin Exhaust Systems EXPERTS PANEL
 

6. FUELING CARBS (1967-1986)
6.01 Carbs EXPERTS PANEL
6.02 Conversion  (Stromberg's to SUs)
6.03 Fuel Tank(1983 Plus 8 Carb)
6.04 Propane to Petrol Reconversion

6.05 Tuning SU Carbs Weber 500 Carb
6.06 Weber 500 Installation Videos
6.07 Weber 500 Troubleshooting Videos
6.08 Weber/Edelbrock 500 Carb Manual
6.09 Weber Part Numbers and Diagrams 

7.  FUELING EFI (1983-2004)
See EFI sections
7.01
Keeping an EFI on the Road
7.02 Introduction to FI
7.03 Introduction to Rover EFI
7.04 Twin Plenum (Siamese style)
7.05 
Fuel Filter
FLAPPER EFI MANUAL 1983-1900
GEMS EFI MANUAL 1996-2004
8. GEARBOXES
8.01 Bellhousing Conversion (for Tremec T-5)
8.02 Bellhousing Conversion (for Getrag)
8.03 Bellhousing Conversion (for Toyota) 
8.04 Gearbox Options (Retro-fitting)
8.05 Fluids for LT77
8.06 Fluids for R380
8.07 Fluid Changing
8.08 Fuel Pump Watchpoint (Jag-Bosch)
8.09 LT77 5 Speed Gearbox Manual
8.10 LT77 Versions (which one?)
8.11 LT77 Gearbox Diagram
8.12 Mossboxes (Supplier of ALL parts)
8.13 R380 Close Ratio Gear Set
8.14 R380 5 Speed Gearbox Manual
8.15 R380 Fluids
8.16 Replacing the Rear Gearbox Seal
8.17 Removing the Gearbox
8.18 Rover 4 Speed  EXPERTS PANEL
8.19 Rover 4 Speed Gearbox/Bellhousing
8.20 Rover 4 Speed Options (Retro-fitting better)
8.21 Rover 4 Speed Images
8.22 Spigot or Pilot Bearing

9. GEAR LEVER & REMOTE
9.01 Plus 8 Gearbox Cover/Tunnel Removal (1977-2004)
(remote)
9.02 Rover 4 Speed Bush
(remote)
9.03 Rover 5 Speed Issues
9.04 Bias tweak to ease shifting
9.05 Remote/Lever Reverse (adjusting)

10. HISTORY
10.01 Block Numbers I
10.02 Block Numbers II
10.03 Block Numbers (Buick/Olds)
10.04 Block Numbers Placement
10.05 Bores, Strokes & Displacement I
10.06 Buick 215 History (Hagerty)
10.07 Buick-Early Rover Comparison
10.08 History
10.09 The 215 Alternative  (HotRod  03/'85) 
10.10 Made for the USA (1971-2000)
 
10.11 Performance Data

10.12 Power of a Morgan Plus 8

11. IGNITION & ELECTRICAL
11.01 Alternator (Rebuilding the)
11.02 Alternator (Installing a Bosch)
11.03 Alternator (Installing a GM)
11.04 Ballast Resistor Watchpoint
11.05 Bosch Plugs & Plus 8s
11.06 Converting GEMS to a Distributor
11.07 Distributor and Coil (Upgrading the)

11.08 Distributor: Rover Choices and Reviews
11.09 Distributor (Mallory) for Plus 8s
11.10 Distributor (Removing)
11.11 Distributor (Installation)
11.12 Firing Order (Plus 8)
11.13 Ignition Amplifier (A heating problem)
11.14 Ignition Key
11.15 Ignition Timing
11.16 Lucas Distributors (setting up)
11.17 Misfires With Distributorless Systems
11.18 Mallory Unilite
11.19 MSD & PERTRONIX WATCHPOINT
11.20 Spark Plug Leads
11.21 Spark Plug Warnings
11.22 Starter (Checking Your)
11.23 Wiring Diagrams

12. MISCELLANEOUS
12.01 Lucas/ Girling Part Numbers

12.02 A Rover V8 Book List
12.03 Early Plus 8 Brake Servos
12.04 Steering Earlier EXPERTS PANEL
12.05 Wire Wheel Myth EXPERTS 
12.06 Wire Wheels EXPERTS
PANEL

13. OIL & OIL PUMPS
13.01 Filter Changing
13.02 Oil and a Plus 8
13.03 Pressure Isolater Switch

13.04 Pressure
13.05 Pressure Sender

13.06 Pump Base (repair at home)
13.07 Pump Priming
13.08 Sumps
13.09 Proper Sump Installation
13.10 ZDDP
 

14. WATER PUMPS
14.01 Water Pump Problem

14.02 Water Pump Types   (Pre-1987) 


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