Daily Archives: July 5, 1994

Tech Tips: Summer 1994

Removing MGB-(1967 on) Door Lock Harry L. Christian, Rialto, CA. Use a small geared hose clamp placed flush with the inside of the door. Draw it tight with a nut driver, and a tap on the doorlock will pop it out with no damage to the paint! By the way I really enjoy “Moss Motoring” and…

Big Healey Seat Packing

One of the big problems in restoring an Austin-Healey, especially one that has been modified, or disassembled with all parts thrown into bushel baskets (hence the term basket case!), is that the factory parts manuals don’t always tell the whole story. Such is the case with that stuff you sit on. No, I don’t mean any…

Under the Bonnet – Control Boxes

Control boxes (“voltage regulators”) for “our” cars arc of two basic types as described below. While there are some variations of design and configuration within each type, the test instructions are applicable for all of the appropriate type. COMPENSATED VOLTAGE CONTROL: (control boxes with removable cover retained by a wire bail, terminals marked A1,A,F,D,E. Al=power…

Through the Windscreen – Summer 1994

“Hi de Ho good neighbors”- as Wilson would say! And if you don’t know what I’m talking about you probably don’t watch one of the funniest shows on television – Home Improvement on ABC. In this series Tim Allen plays a do-it-yourself type of guy who has his own TV show on the subject. Hence…

MG – “The Early Years” Big ‘uns and Little ‘uns!

In which we continue our series of articles on the history and development of the MG Car Company. Written by Doug Beagley of Bremerton, Washington, whom we inadvertently moved to Los Angeles in our Spring issue! Sorry Doug must have been the ‘quake that did it! It was in July 1927 when the Morris Garages were…

Vintage Racing – Kastner Style

Bill Burroughs and Paul Smock are two of the world’s biggest Triumph fans. Bill owns a TR6 and a TR250, and Paul’s family has a TR4, a Herald and a pair of TR4As. Together Bill and Paul own the TR4A vintage race car pictured here. Bill is one of the principal voices in the Southern California…

“Through the Dark Night Brightly”

OR ‘How I Learned to love the ground clearance of my Austin-Healey exhaust.’ The Hurst shifter and radar detector cord dangling from the sun visor should have been a dead give away. Larry was considered a novice by the Northern Ohio Valley SCCA and as such was entitled to a get-acquainted run through the autocross course, with an experienced driver before the…

Further Thoughts on “Trickle Rebuilding”

Last year in the Summer issue of “Moss Motoring”, our R&D Manager, Chris Nowlan, expounded the theory of ‘Trickle Rebuilding”. This resulted in correspondence from several customers and we would like to share a couple of experiences with you here. First from Columbus, GA., Gary Ganaway… Chris’s article certainly hit home with me. I have been practicing…

TR6 Front End Repair

Or else!” she said, as the car rattled over some rough road on our street, and 1 had to admit those front end sounds had begun to get rather ominous. Since we had just received stock of urethane front end bushings and my good friend (I have to say that for reasons that will soon…

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