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Spring 1993

Welcome to the Spring 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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How to Install an Engine Yourself

Any serious enthusiast who has ever contemplated pulling an engine, and has peered beneath the bonnet, will realize immediately that because of the angle of the mounting flanges on the front engine plate it would be mathematically impossible to slip the engine onto the motor mounts if it were not for the fact that the…

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Tech Tips: Spring 1993

More on Dust Valves Tom Holdener Pinole, CA Tech Tip #58 (Summer 1992 Moss Motoring) makes a mountain out of a molehill. There is a much easier way to get the mud out of your dust valve. Simply “roto-root” the drain hole and tube, using a coat hanger wire or a welding rod and a…

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How to Remove Your Car From Mothballs

As I awoke this morning, bright sunshine had replaced the torrential rains, and given a clue that British car weather was imminent. With nothing else on my immediate agenda, I decided to prepare my MG TD for the 1993 motoring season. As many of us do, I had simply parked my faithful companion last fall, intending to “mothball”…

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Italy’s Count Lurani- Aristocrat, Racer and More

When Count Giovanni “Johnny” Lurani took the starter’s flag at Brescia beginning the 1933 Mille Miglia, the young nobleman already had been racing sports cars for nearly a decade. The previous year. 1932, had seen the already famous amateur finish 9th overall in an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750. The 1933 event saw British cars competing for the…

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Moss Motors Celebrates 45 Years of British Car Enthusiasm

Sometimes we take familiar things for granted, and it takes an outsider to bring things into perspective. Recently, a Lufthansa pilot visiting Santa Barbara, California, stepped into the Moss Motors showroom and asked the receptionist where the car show was being held. It seems he’d stopped at a gas station in the early morning and been…

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Back to the Basics – Gasoline!

We all use gasoline, but rarely give it much thought. We have come to accept the lack of lead, seasonal volatility changes, local differences, and the presence of “gasohol”. But most of us still have some concerns about how these affect our cars’ performance and what adverse affects they may have on the components of our cars’…

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