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SPRING 2009

Welcome to the Spring 2009 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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Adding Wire Wheels is Simply a Bolt-On Job

It’s hard to beat the classic good looks of chrome wire wheels. This probably explains why they were fitted to so many of our British classics. However, many more cars left the factory without wire wheels. Fortunately, upgrading to a set today is as easy as 1-2-3 thanks to the Moss Wire Wheel Conversion Kits….

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Vintage Tours and Rallies for Everyone

If you’ve been working on mechanical projects and upgrades on your roadster all winter and are ready to do more with it than drive to the park on Sunday, then perhaps a vintage tour or rally should be on your agenda. These are multi-day events through scenic areas on great sports car roads with fellow…

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Rubber-Bumper MGB: A Sensible Choice

When the rubber-bumper MGB was introduced in September 1974, many considered it to be an unworthy addition to the British sports car stable. The classic chrome accents were gone, the handling was affected by the elevated ride height and the performance was diminished. But take notice: These cars make excellent daily drivers. Plus, they can…

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Older Classics, Modern Technology

In exchange for loaning a car to a friend, I took advantage of his extensive knowledge of carburetors and fuel injection systems by making him help diagnose the SU on my MG Midget. The Midget, aka the Flaming Cockroach, has been annoying fellow motorists for several years now with its roarty exhaust and plenty of…

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Brake Fluid Tech

Tech Services at Moss gets calls every week from people who have questions about brake fluid. Some are concerned because the old familiar brands have changed. Castrol LMA now says “synthetic” on the bottle, while the Lockheed Premium fluid has been replaced by Super DOT 4. Others have questions about the ever-contentious silicone brake fluid….

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Bob Tullius, Group 44 Inc.

Bob Tullius is legendary as a driver, race team owner and motorsports marketing innovator for Triumph, British Leyland and Jaguar. He ran one of the most successful road racing teams from the 1960s through the ’80s, and campaigned so many of our favorite cars: MGB, Midget, Spitfire, TR3, TR4, TR6, GT6, TR7, TR8 and XKE….

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