Quaife Case Studies – Morgan’s Kent Connections

Quaife has been manufacturing driveline components for Morgan Motor Company for well over 10 years. Here, we take a look at our relationship with the iconic Malvern firm, alongside our local specialists; Brands Hatch Morgans.

Brands Hatch Morgans

Quaife has been manufacturing driveline components for Morgan Motor Company for well over 10 years. Here, we take a look at our relationship with the iconic Malvern firm, alongside our local specialists; Brands Hatch Morgans.

This year’s glorious summer has seen many a day made of perfect weather; ideal for taking a spirited drive to that village pub or tea room. The question is, what car would you take to enjoy wind in your hair motoring while soaking up the stunning countryside on that favourite B-road? Something English to enjoy this quintessentially British pastime?

Well, we reckon taking an iconic Morgan for a spin is just the ticket. Enjoying the long straights of the Fosse Way or the winding roads near Morgan’s Worcestershire home, whilst gazing out over the slatted bonnet of this most endearing of British sports cars, is an experience to behold.

Morgan

Despite being formed back in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, the Malvern based firm is still a family run business and is fiercely independent. Waiting lists are healthy, with customers and fans keen on the high levels of craftsmanship and history that these traditional British sports cars possess. Many also enjoy visiting the Morgan factory; an intimate and delightful experience for anyone keen on learning more about the production processes steeped in generations.

The classic range of Morgan vehicles are still rooted in the earliest models, with sympathetic changes made throughout as the years have gone by. As sportscars, weight has been kept in check with engines updated over time to keep performance levels competitive and to allow for supply. One of the most famous elements that has stood the test of time are the vehicle’s ash wood body frames.

Quaife has been supplying Morgan with steering racks for their classic vehicle range since 2006; most notably the 4/4, Plus 4 and Roadster variants. The bevel box for the V-twin engined 3 Wheeler is also manufactured at our Sevenoaks facility. Although these parts are despatched direct to Morgan, we supply many of our other Morgan products directly to customers, such as our legendary ATB Differentials.

Morgan 3 Wheeler

These traction enhancing items cater for a number of models, from the Morgan V8 (featuring the 7HA axle), the Plus 8, Roadster and 4/4 Sports (BTR Beam axle), the Aero 8 Mk1/2 and the BTR-M80 Aero 8 Mk3. All come with a lifetime warranty and operate in a smooth, progressive manner. It’s not just ATB Differentials we manufacture for Morgan vehicles though.

JB Sports Engineering sell the Quaife QKE3Q Morgan/Moss Plus 4 & pre-’72 Plus 8 4-Speed Synchromesh Gearkit on an exclusive basis. A direct replacement for the original 4-speed Morgan road gearkit, the QKE3Q features new high-strength steel selector forks, 22mm wide helical gears and a replacement layshaft spindle. It’s a modern, well-proven synchromesh engagement gearkit featuring gear ratios suited to performance and racing applications, (further details below).

Over the years, many Quaife equipped Morgans, (particularly those in the South East of England), have gone through our local dealership; Brands Hatch Morgans.  Established in 1982, and for many years based at the Brands Hatch motor circuit; the branch in Borough Green in Kent has been open since 1995. The dealer offers new and used Morgan sales, servicing, MOTs, restoration and vehicle hire facilities. Many Morgan owners take part in the dealer’s events such as the popular breakfast club meets, a highly sociable gathering where fans, far and wide, swap stories and discuss their cars.

Morgan

Another area that Branch Hatch Morgans specialise in is race car preparation. Many vehicles go on to take part in the AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge, a one-make race series for racing Morgans and sponsored by AR Motorsport, the performance arm of the Morgan Motor Company. Open to all 4 wheel Morgan vehicles, the championship is divided into several classes, encompassing both standard and modified cars, to encourage entries from as broad a spectrum of vehicles as possible.

Learn more about our Morgan products below, ideal for such motorsport pursuits:

Quaife QKE3Q Morgan/Moss Plus 4 & pre-’72 Plus 8 4-Speed Synchromesh Gearkit

QKE3Q

  • Direct replacement for original 4-speed Morgan road gearkit
  • 22mm wide helical gears
  • New high-strength steel selector forks
  • Replacement layshaft spindle
  • Uses standard gearshift mechanism
  • Modern, well-proven synchromesh engagement
  • Optional Quaife ATB Differential
  • Available exclusively through JB Sports Engineering

Gear ratios:

1st          2nd         3rd        4th

2.480    1.564      1.197     1.000

Quaife QDH1M Morgan V8 (7HA) ATB Differential – £715.00 + VAT & Shipping

Quaife QDH3M Morgan Plus 8, Roadster, 4/4 Sports (BTR Beam axle), Aero 8 Mk1/2 ATB Differential – £715.00 + VAT & Shipping

Quaife QDH4M Morgan Aero 8 Mk3+ (Hydratrak replacement BTR-M80) ATB Differential – £715.00 + VAT & Shipping

QDH4M

  • Safe, progressive and seamless in action, the Quaife ATB Differential never locks
  • Controlled power is transmitted to all driven wheels, to maximise traction and minimise wheelspin, particularly in slippery conditions
  • Fitment eliminates unwanted torque steer, understeer or oversteer
  • Gear operated with no components to replace – ever
  • Direct replacement for factory standard ‘open’ differential unit
  • Retains normal axle lubrication systems and maintenance schedule
  • Backed by a LIFETIME WARRANTY, whether used on road or track

 

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