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Summer 1983

Welcome to the Summer 1983 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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About Moss: Backorders- Yes or No?

From Moss Motoring 1983 Let’s face it, nobody likes backorders! We at Moss certainly don’t, for a variety of reasons. They are time-consuming to keep track of, expensive to administer, costly to ship and annoying to some customers. So why do we keep the backorder system? Interestingly enough, because many of our customers see it…

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Tech Tip – Windshield Wipers

From Moss Motoring 1983 Windshield wipers spend most of their time laying down doing nothing. When you need them, the blades have often deteriorated or taken a set to one side from the pressure of the arm against the windshield. A good idea is to carry a spare set in your car to be used…

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Auto Acquisitions

From Moss Motoring 1983 by Steve Hensley Davis, California “Why are you selling it?” I asked. “Well, I’m just tired of that wind in the face feeling,” he said, being more intent on his new Camaro and his new girlfriend than on the MG Midget sitting in the garage. I eyed the car with a…

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The “Black Art” of S.U. Carburetor Maintenance

From Moss Motoring 1983 by Richard Wood It is not the aim of this article to present a technical thesis on the S.U. carburetor; if that is what you need, you should buy an S.U. Manual. (Moss part no. 211-345) Rather, the attempt is to supply some basic “no frills know-how” to help you regain…

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Marque Spotlight: Triumph TR Sports Cars

From Moss Motoring 1983 The TR story begins in the fall of 1952 with the debut of the TR 1 at the London Motor Show. Only one of this model was built. Based on customer reaction to the prototype and volume production requirements, the first real Triumph, the TR 2, went into production in August…

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Moss Crew – Art and Advertising Dept

From Moss Motoring 1983 As in our last issue, this column is where we introduce you to the people who make it happen within the various departments of the ever-expanding Moss family. This month, we take a glance at the guys who put it down in black and white (with an occasional splash of color);…

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Up Close and Personal with Customer Jim Alcorn

From Moss Motoring 1983 A native Californian, Del Mar resident Jim Alcorn has yet to suppress the “Automotive Urge” which first manifested itself some four decades ago. As a boy, Jim built CO-2 powered balsa-wood race cars, progressing to the excitement of constructing official Soap Box Derby racers for the annual hill challenge in San…

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What you should know… ABOUT MOSS MOTORS

From Moss Motoring 1983 In 1948, Al Moss bought his first TC, having fallen in love with one he saw being driven around Hollywood, California. He soon made contact with other MG owners, and became involved in early club rallying and racing. He also found a lack of shops willing to work on these “funny…

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