Summer 1988

Welcome to the Summer 1988 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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Restoring the Brake Servo Unit Vacuum Cylinder

The internal surface of the brake servo vacuum cylinder is coated with a dry film lubricant that can wear off with age. This prevents the vacuum piston from moving freely, resulting in erratic brake action. I suffered through several problems trying to restore the brake servo unit on my 1967 Austin Healey 3000 before locating…


First-Aid for the TR-6 Heater/Ventilator

I’m sure that I’m not the only Triumph enthusiast who has experienced the frustration, or should I say “Frostration,” of a heater fan that has ceased to function. Usually, the cause of this problem can be traced to leaves or some other foreign debris that has entered the ventilator scuttle that is located in front…


Removing & Replacing MG Coil Springs

A tech tip from Bernard Allison Recently, Bernard had to replace the steel tubes, bolts, and rubber bushings on the bottom links of his 1957 MGA’s front suspension. He was concerned about releasing the pressure of the springs and came up with this safe, easy method of doing it alone. Lift the front of the…

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Passing It Along

Dear Son, Someday when I take to the “Great Sports Car Road in the Sky”, both my cars will be yours. Now, I will leave you instructions on how to drive both cars. The first car I will describe is the BMW2002. You put in the key, turn it, and go when it starts. That’s…


Whitwhat?: The Whitworth System

Most of us think of car parts in terms of carburetors, engines, transmissions, brakes, and so on. The most common part in any car isn’t really noticed at all until you take one apart. Even then you don’t think much about it until it comes time to put the car back together again and, suddenly,…

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We’re Celebrating 40 Years!

Back in the bright and sunny days of 1948, a young man bought himself a sports car. An insignificant event in itself perhaps, but the man was Al Moss, and the car was a brand new MG TC. Some forty years later, we’re celebrating this fateful event. Many a business has been started by an…


Bob’s Garage – Restorations: The New Generation

This was supposed to be the first of a two part series comparing four popular carburetor setups for MGBs. Unfortunately, the test car has developed a terminal case of rod knock, or some other equally nasty condition, which precludes any further driving for the time being. I had completed two of the four test cycles,…


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