Fall 1993

Welcome to the Fall 1993 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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Triumph Rally Alaska 1992

The Event Rallye Alaska Highway ’92 -To mark the 50th Anniversary of the building of the Highway. The Competitors Several classes, from Competition to Motorhomes, with the whole range in between. To me the most interesting cars were a 1915 Cadillac, a 1935 Aston Martin, a 1937 BMW Coupe, and 1965 Lotus Elan and my…


Back to the Basics – Intro to Zenith-Stromberg Carburetors

Fear of the unknown is probably the greatest stumbling block most people seem to have in dealing with Zenith-Stromberg carburetors – they are much maligned largely because they are not understood. The basic Zenith-Stromberg, as used on Triumphs in the mid-’60s. for example, is actually simpler and more reliable than the SU carburetor it replaced….


Tech Tips: Fall 1993

Climb Every Mounting If you own a late MGB 1974 1/2 to 1980, and contemplate rebuilding the motor, changing the clutch or motor mounts, you might consider this tip that will make life a lot easier. Countersink the fuel pump hole and block off the plate. Replace the screws with countersunk Phillips, slotted or alloy screws….


The Twentieth Anniversary of the MGB GT V8

It hardly seems possible that twenty years ago, the only V8 engined MGs were either a few American Ford V8-engined TD Midget “home brew” specials or Ken Costello’s exciting and well engineered (but expensive) Rover V8 engined MGBs. In early 1973, the best that British Leyland had to offer MG fans were a Midget and an MGB…


Lust and Envy : The Emotional Pull of the Ultimate Sports Car, the Jaguar XK120

The year was 1950. A fledgling auto salesman, I commuted from Westchester County to my job in Manhattan at the wheel of my first sports car, a medium green, right hand drive MG TD. Like a first serious romance, that car always has occupied a special place in my memory. Not only was the car…


The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Centre Museum at Gaydon

I’ve just visited what has to be the most interesting automotive museum in the world. No, I haven’t seen them all, but I can’t imagine a collection of British-built cars that could mean so much to an enthusiast. Why is the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s facility at Gaydon so enjoyable? Not because it’s new—which…


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