The Morgan 3W... well, it was raining today, off and on, but I took it out anyway. Why? Well, it's British and it's a roadster, so I guess it's designed to take a little water, right? So, we went up the mountains by way of the Chimneys, a beautiful section of highway that snakes through the GSMNP, just my wife and I (not like anyone else can fit), me in my new Snoopy aviator cap and goggles and she in the same (with casts on her feet). It's a nutty, goofy little car. Oh, at first it's stupid amounts of fun and really quick for only 115hp (in a straight line), but it lacks the competence to be anything more than a clever toy. While I'm sure there'd be more grip and control on a completely dry road, you have to slow so much to keep from sliding around every curve that it sucks most of the fun right out of it. Yeah, oversteer can be great, but not all the time. Constantly I was afraid of getting up to much speed at all, for fear we'd end up as some truck's new hood ornament. It's neat and the Mrs really loves the looks so we got it for her micro car collection, but TBT it isn't my cup of tea. Maybe I'll change my mind after driving it in the dry and after a few suspension adjustments, but for now it's in the "cute but pointless" category.
They started digging into the Diablo and it has some other issues, lack of compression in two cylinders and it's running very lean, right now it's down ~75hp. They're going to check the heads and see what's going on, but they suspect damaged valves, to go with the bad O2 sensor, clutch, fuel pump, and brakes. The Jalpa, OTOH is just fine, a regular servicing and it's ready to go. Likely didn't need it, but it's standard policy for anything that comes in.
Edited by Magick Man - 6/6/13 at 1:25pm