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Fall 1989

Welcome to the Fall 1989 issue of Moss Motoring. Immerse yourself in a vast range of stories that range from personal profiles, to technical advice, and more. We promise it’s a ride worth your while. Browse the articles below.

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Discovering Your T-Series’ Compression Ratio

A very simple way to determine the compression ratio of your T-type engine is to measure how thick the cylinder head is.The measurement you want is the distance between the bottom machined surface and the upper machined surface that mates with the valve cover gasket. No, you don’t have to remove the head to take…

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Before You Pull That MGB Engine…Read On

If you own a late model MGB, it’s likely that you can pull the gearbox, replace the clutch, check the rear main bearing for oil leakage, and/or replace the rear main seal with much less effort than you might be led to believe. These are all those wonderful jobs that start with that dreaded phrase:…

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Tech Tips: Fall 1989

Stretched Head Studs? Barney Jackson Northridge, CA During an engine rebuild, be sure and check the condition of the head studs. They should be straight, with the threads clean and tight in the block. They should not have damaged threads or be “stretched”—this occurs after being torqued and re-torqued, used and re-used (a common event…

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Under The Bonnet: Torque Specifications

While not all of us were born with a wrench in our hand, we all can learn to work on our cars and be able to have confidence in the quality of the work. But such skill does not come easily nor quickly; it comes only through study and experience. Factory workshop manuals are written…

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