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Winter 1986

Welcome to the Winter 1986 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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There’s No Shortage of Cows AKA Why No Leather Sale This Spring

From Moss Motoring 1986 If you’ve been a Moss customer for the last few years, you’ll remember that we started 1984 and 1985 with a big sale on our leather upholstery kits. This year we chose not to. Here’s why.. . When we started making upholstery kits in our own plant a few years ago,…

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1st Annual Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix

From Moss Motoring 1986 By Robert Goldman Racing in the streets. My images of sports car racing come from picture books and tales recounted by the likes of my father. November 29 to December 1, 1985 the images become real at the Springs Vintage Grand Prix. The cars, now pampered collectors items, returned to do…

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Austin Healey, It Had To End

From Moss Motoring 1986 By Reid Trammel, Tampa, FL It’s been a little over seventeen years since the first of the ‘Big Healeys’ rolled out of Abingdon, and although virtually every Healey enthusiast regrets that fact, it had to end. A combination of new US legislation and the vagaries of the British auto industry teamed…

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Roadsterman – “A top is a toy…”

From Moss Motoring 1986 By Conrad Campos Jr.   Keizsr, Oregon A top is a toy and a top is opposite of a bottom. There is the expression ‘to top someone’ and a description such as ‘Top Banana’. There is also the top that is a hood. I was lucky to find one in the boot…

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Tech Tip – Big Healey, Stop Smoking

From Moss Motoring 1986 by Norman Nock Stockton, CA Does your Austin Healey smoke? Burn oil? Have less than 15 pounds oil pressure at idle? Have less than 45 pounds oil pressure at 55 mph? If you have the smoking and oil pressure problem, here is a diagnostic procedure that could save you an engine rebuild…

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Tech Tip – TR6 Steering Conversion

From Moss Motoring 1986 by Dave Polarek Art Director Those of us with a TR6 that is less than perfect (but still trying) have put a lot of time, effort and money into the beast to get it the way we want it. I have owned my ’74 for only a couple of years and…

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Saloon Appeal

From Moss Motoring 1986 By Robert W. Horzmann, Baldwin, Mo. There’s no doubt in my mind that the British sports car provides a unique driving experience. As I remember, my driving experiences in British cars, a common trait recurs. British cars generally possess refined road manners and a sporting character. They are delightful to drive…

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Moss Equals British

From Moss Motoring 1986 When Al Moss started Moss Motors in 1948 he catered to British sports cars. Of course, at that time, beyond the MGTC the selection was limited but Moss equaled British and that’s all he worked on in 1986, Moss still equals British. Now even more so. What has changed in 38…

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