Winter 1990

Welcome to the Winter 1990 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 Third Fourth: Choosing Our First British Sports Car, Part I

(Ron and Patty D’Aigle sent in a funny log of the trials they went through in obtaining and restoring their MGB GT, which was just too long to print in its entirety in Moss Motoring. In this issue, you’ll read Part I, which deals with finding their first British sports car. Look for the continuation…


Tech Tips: Winter 1990

Winter Storage Cradle William Bremer Cape Elizabeth, ME As a resident of New England, I must store my 1951 MGTD for the winter. Last winter (my first with a TD), I wanted to “fit” the TD as a third car in my heated two car garage so that I could work on it from time…


The Life and Times of Joseph Lucas

All of our British sports cars are fitted with Lucas electrical equipment; indeed, it was William Richard Morris, later Lord Nuffield, who gave Joseph Lucas Ltd., their first really large orders for motor car electrical equipment in the early twenties. But just who was Joseph Lucas, the man who founded what is nowadays an international, multi-million…


Restoring the Dream

Whoever said you can’t restore a British Sports Car? I am sure there isn’t a reader out there who hasn’t looked longingly at his or her dream car sitting neglected at a nearby junkyard. To the average passerby, it looks like just another wreck, but to a British sports car lover, a Jaguar in the worst…


Rebuilding TR3 Front Brake Calipers

(While this article applies specifically to the early “solid-bodied” calipers, dealing with the later “split-bodied” calipers follows the same principles. Split-bodied calipers (2 halves bolted together) should not be separated -Ed.) How do you know when it’s time to rebuild your front calipers? I found out it was time to rebuild mine when I was…

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