Daily Archives: April 26, 1986

Spridget: The Bike Shed Ferrari

Spridgets: Sprites, Midgets, Bugeyes, Frogeyes. There must be a million of them and it looks as if no one owns just one. Actually, there were something under half a million (355,888) of them produced and their owners are among the most loyal afficionados around. Some of these folks have had one Spridget after another and…

MGB Tops ALMOST Install Themselves!

Although the installation of an MGB top is fairly straight forward (and clearly detailed in a couple of the books we sell), many people prefer to have it done professionally. But what if there is not a good ‘top shop’ near where you live, or if you’d rather not pay to have it done? For…

Marque Craze ’86

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder when the Marque Day is? Summer is fast approaching and with it comes Moss Motors’ celebration of sunshine and sports cars. The Marque Day was started as a low key, fun day. A chance to bring out the car, meet people and find some bargains. Two…

Installing Moss’ New BJ8 Seat Kits

For those of you who have waited for Moss Motors to produce an exact reproduction of Austin Healey BJ8 seat kits, your patience is being rewarded. The following article by John Sarena is a step-by-step guide to installing BJ8 seat covers. John, our upholstery division manager, has a tremendous wealth of experience in upholstery installation….

Editorial – Spring 1986

It’s finally spring–time to get the car out of the garage and your pens and pencils out of your pocket You will be spending some time on the repair and maintenance of your car or possibly finishing a restoration. Now, while you’re right in the middle of things, is the ideal time to send us…

Additional Notes (On How to Prep for the O.O.T.T.T)

Dave Raymond’s article on prepping for the O.O.T.T.T. is excellent, and if all the checks that are suggested are done thoroughly. your car should run the entire trip with a minimum of difficulty. It has, however, been my experience that no matter how well prepared a car is, vibrations will loosen unexpected components and things…

Preparing for the O.O.T.T.T.

The T Series car is uniquely qualified for a long trip such as the Ocean to Ocean Tourist Trophy. Take, for example, atypical TD. With a5:125 rear axle it will run at approximately 60 MPH at slightly over 4,000 R.P.M. which figures out to about 2,500 feet per minute piston speed. This, while actually exceeding…

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