Summer 1999

Welcome to the Summer 1999 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 Best Made Plans

Once again we raid the archives of the excellent publication Triumph Over Triumph, published by Paul Richardson in England. Let’s take you back 50 years to 1947! It was decided as part of the celebrations for the introduction of the Standard Vanguard in 1947 to organize a demonstration of Standard Motor Company products for distributors, suppliers, and…


Tech Tips: Summer 1999

On the subject of HIF4 carburetor conversions to late MGBs, if you cut the insulator blocks in half to clear the brake power booster, you will find that you also have to cut two notches in the heat shield to compensate for the movement of the throttle shaft. The insulator blocks have a thickness of 1…


At Full Chat: Summer 1999

Life is so complicated these days that simplicity once again is assuming the mantle of a virtue. Yet the auto industry continues to offer an incredible array of equipment that serves to distance drivers from the pure driving experience. Some of today’s performance machines are so over-engineered with systems like active suspensions and speed variable…


Are We Rallying Yet?

Last spring I cried from sheer terror on this pass. I just wanted to get down off Red Mountain before a great chunk of the melting snow that was dropping on the road in near-MG-sized snowballs decided it wanted a ride down with us. I’d wanted to take more pictures, I wanted to put the…


Through the Windscreen: Summer 1999

Recently me and the missus drove our 1962 MGB out to Phoenix from Santa Barbara. (I say 1962 even though technically it is known as a ’63 to the DMV. However, as it was built 37 years ago on April 18, 1962, that’s what it is—a ’62!) We battled our way round the eternal freeway…


Oh the Joys: Summer 1999

Bill Piggott follows on from his article in the spring 1999 issue about the legislative hurdles that have to be overcome before one can sample the joys of motoring over in England. This second part deals with driving habits and regulations, and how they differ from those in the U.S.A. The main thing (other than…


The Nut Behind the Wheel: Summer 1999

In the last issue of Moss Motoring, I introduced the topic of windscreen glass replacement and shared some of my secrets in re-glazing the windscreen frame. This time, let’s continue with the attachment of the completed frame to your car and the replacement of the windscreen to scuttle seal. The four-cylinder’s folding windscreen frame chrome…


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