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The Saga of the MGB

A True Memoir of a Caramel Colored MGB, told in fairytale style… By Paul Marshall Once upon a time, a little girl grew up in a family where her father drove small British sports cars. Since she was a child, she dreamt of having an MG of her very own. So when she grew up,…

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The British Marque – A Family Affair

By Joe Gliemmo British cars have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My Dad had an Austin-Healey 100 from the time I was 6-7 until I was 16. It was some time before I figured out why he’d sold it. He had a ‘54 model, then a ‘59 during…

Oil Pressure Relief

As I entered the intersection of Fulton and Fuller on my way to work this morning in my wife’s 1973 MGB/GT, my eyes were inexplicably drawn to the odometer. Why I should have glanced at the numbers, which at that moment were tolling to the next thousand, I do not know. But today, here in…

Erecting the MGA Hood: A Lighthearted Treatise!

One of the most daunting tasks a new MGA owner can face is the yearly ritual of erecting the hood or, as we say on this side of the Atlantic, “putting up the top”. Many misconceptions have arisen about this operation, and one automotive magazine even went so far as to describe a new sports…

Factory Hardtops for the Big Healeys

At various times during the manufacture of the cars called Austin-Healey, both big and little ones, the factory’ made available removable fiberglass hardtops for most models. There probably aren’t rarer original options available today that can dramatically change the looks of your favorite model the way one of these hardtops can. What was a roadster or…

At Full Chat : MG Again at the Mille Miglia

Dear Howard, I guess that five trips to Italy in as many years to cover the Mille Miglia retrospective qualifies YT as a “junkie”. I admit having become an addict. Our report to you on last years trip touched on a number of British marques that we came across in our travels through Italy. This…

Under the Bonnet – Summer 1993

Back to the Basics – Changing Your Oil! Changing oil is probably our least favorite maintenance activity, but is the most important of all for ensuring long engine life. Engine oil serves two major functions: lubrication and cooling. Moving parts rely on a very thin film of oil to prevent frictional wear, and the circulating…

The Glory of the Open Road

I consider myself most fortunate, as my second story office at Moss Motors overlooks the new landscaping and our British sports car display area. This does have its drawbacks, as it can be difficult to keep my mind trained on the heap of paper work beneath my nose rather than on the cars below me…

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