Tech

Crankcase Ventilation

Being a mechanic, not an automotive engineer or lawyer, I suggest you treat the message below as something to think about, not as absolute wisdom or legal advice. Two reasons for crankcase ventilation (a system of positive, purging air flow through the engine): 1) Purging water condensation from the crankcase. We all have seen the…

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ECCO MGB SU Fuel Pump Review: Part 377-162

The Story of the Kiwi Composite Fuel Pump By: Dr. Michael J. Austin Keeping a classic on the road is a challenge and poses many questions to ownership. Do you restore, preserve, update, or modify? When does a classic, due to modifications, become more of a replica of its original self? When is the “character”…

MGB GT Reborn Electric

A long, long time ago, when my wife and I started to shop for a car we fell in love with an MGB/GT, and this became our first new car in 1968. When our children came along and we needed more cargo space, we purchased a station wagon. Several years later, when our youngsters were…

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The Lucas Uncertainty Principle

One of the basic laws of Physics is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. This states that it is impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a subatomic particle at the same time. Personally, I am astounded that physicists can know either of these two properties. Of course, physicists work in air conditioned laboratories,…

Field Notes: Safety

Protect Yourself When Welding, Cutting and Grinding Fact: Humans by nature will sidestep that which is awkward or difficult in favor of the easy way. If you can’t find your gloves or if you can’t pick up a small piece of hot metal with your heavy welding gloves on, you will probably try to do…

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Quality Matters

In the 27 years I’ve been at Moss Motors, I have watched as one supplier after another went out of business, merged, restructured itself or dropped entire product lines. Some examples: Lucas is gone; the name and pieces of what used to be Lucas were sold off to various companies around the world. Lockheed is…

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Tech: Moss Wiring Harnesses

If you think you are in the market for a new wiring harness, there are a few things you might want to consider before making a purchase. We’d like the opportunity to explain what Moss carries and why, and give you some pointers to guide you through the process. Before you do anything, even before…

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Top 10 Tech Tips

Classic British cars have survivied—and thrive still today—only by the generosity of individuals sharing what they’ve learned. It’s the heart of the hobby. The Sales and Tech Support teams at Moss do our best to continue this rich tradition, too. Below the first Top 10 are many more worthwhile honorable-mention tech tips. No doubt there…

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Tech – How To Install Rust Repair Panels

From Moss Motoring 1984 As most of our readers know, Moss Motors sells a wide range of Rust Repair Panels. We are often asked how easy it is for the amateur to install them. Provided you have the right equipment, a reasonable level of mechanical aptitude and a car that is not totally rusted out,…

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The All-Arounder

A few years ago I sold my beloved Austin-Healey 100 in order to continue my quest to own as many interesting old British sports cars as possible. I wanted my next car to be a good all-arounder. I like to tour, autocross, and just tool around or take the wife out to dinner on a…

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