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Tech Tips: Spring 2006

Stuck Shaft Q: I have a Weber DCV carburetor on my car. When it is cold the throttle tends to stick. Is this a cable problem? A: The throttle shaft to body clearance on the DGV is very tight. During cold weather if the manifold is not heated the throttle shafts can seize in the…

Tech Q&A: Fall 2005

By Kelvin Dodd Bushings and Ride Height I recently installed new front and rear suspension bushings in my car and now it doesn’t sit level. How can the bushings change the ride height? —Jeremy Feldman The answer requires a brief description of the three major types of bushings used in British car suspensions: Unsupported rubber:…

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Alternator Upgrade

Moss’s new kit juices up MGAs and early Bs By the Moss development staff Technological advancements allow today’s cars to be more reliable than ever. Although true purists demand period authenticity, people who want to spend more time driving their British sportscars and less time repairing them generally embrace advancements. Knowing this, Moss Motors’ latest…

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TR6 Clutch Replacement

Fixing the friction, upgrading the flywheel By Rob Mullner The days of learning something via the “trial and error” method are rapidly disappearing now that the Internet can connect you with a person or a blog that’s done exactly what you are contemplating (no matter how strange or scintillating). Applying this phenomenon to the TR6,…

Tech Q&A: Spring 2005

By Kelvin Dodd MGA Disc Brake Conversion I have a 1958 MGA and would like to change the front brakes from drum to discs. I have wire wheels. What’s the best way to do this? Is there a kit available or can I do the conversion with stock MGA or MGB parts? —Tony Colima Moss…

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Tech Q&A: Winter 2005

By Kelvin Dodd Jag XJ-S Axle ID I am working on the rear brakes of a Jaguar XJ-S. How do I determine if it has a Dana rear end? —Cliff Singer Take a look at the side of the rearend assembly where the stub axles come out of the differential case. The flange that holds…

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By Kelvin Dodd Jag Balljoint Replacement I purchased a one-piece lower balljoint and tried to install it in my E-Type vertical link. The hole was too small and the rubber boot was damaged. Did I get the wrong part? —Tom Southland Jaguar designed one-piece balljoints for the 1988 XJ6, and the lower one can replace…

Tech Q&A: Fall 2003

By Kelvin Dodd Supercharger Stress I have a question about the MGB supercharger kit in the Summer 2003 issue: How does the use of a supercharger affect the stress experienced by the engine, piston connecting rods, etc.? —Tim Harrington The supercharger does a much better job of evenly filling the cylinders, so normal driving stress…

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Tech Q&A: Summer 2003

By Kelvin Dodd SU Fuel Pump Retrofit I want to re-install the original SU electric fuel pump in my car, but the original steel lines have been cut. Is there any easy way of doing this? —John Campbell The original SU fuel pump is a very reliable unit, so refitting it is a good idea….

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Corralling the Horses

Install a rev limiter to keep RPM under wraps Story and photos by Leonard Emanuelson Racers aren’t the only ones concerned with over-revving their cars. Parents of teenaged drivers who own classic sportscars undoubtedly wonder what kind of abuse their engines undergo when the kids borrow the keys on Friday nights. Installing a rev limiter…

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