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Summer 1991

Welcome to the Summer 1991 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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The Club Scene – Summer 1991

By now the summer season is well under way, but I would like to start this column by taking care of a little bit of business which consumed a great deal of time last winter! I refer, of course, to the 1990 Moss Journalism Awards, and what a terrific selection of club publications our judges had…

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First U.S. Report On a “New” MGB Using a Body Shell

Deciding to take on a project such as building a “new” MGB out of the combination of a new body and the stationary hulk of my 1969 MGB never can make any real sense (other than emotionally) when one has a family to raise, a business to run, a race car to maintain and campaign (lack…

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Tech Tips: Summer 1991

SU Throttle Shaft Tip  Bob Hughes Spokane, WA Have you replaced a throttle shaft on your favorite British sports car lately and wondered how you were going to pin the idle adjustment lever and the throttle stop lever to the throttle shaft? Or better yet, how do you drill the hole for the mounting pin,…

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Building the Perfect Bench

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many sports car enthusiasts in their garages (usually with attached homes), and have found most garages to be poorly equipped to efficiently handle serious mechanical rebuild or restoration projects. I’ve also restored my share of cars, and in the process have graduated from the bucket-of-gasoline bag-of-old-tools…

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The Real Story…Conventional vs Silicone Brake Fluid

Today’s current Lockheed “Universal” Girling “LMA”, and silicone brake fluids are so vastly superior to the old Girling “Green” and “Crimson”, and Lockheed “Heavy Duty” fluids originally specified for most of our older British sports cars, that it would make no sense to use the older types today, even if they were still available. The most…

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Let’s Clear the Air! : An MG Fuel Leak Diagnosis

There can’t be any of us that really like the smell of gasoline, especially inside a closed automobile. I was just about ready to sell my daughter Wendy’s ’71 MGB GT because I couldn’t stand that intermittent smell. I just couldn’t find any of the “normal” reasons for gasoline fumes being in the cockpit, not to…

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Wire Wheel Hub Grease Cap Removal

The situation had all of the ingredients of a classic Sunday evening Healey project debacle. I had recently been released from an indentured servitude with my neighbor when I relocated my car from his garage into my own shop, and was looking forward to the convenience of being able to start a project on the…

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