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Winter 1992

Welcome to the Winter 1992 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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Club Scene, Winter 1992

We last left you somewhere “back east”, during this summer of quite bizarre weather, but eventually the Pacific Ocean again came into view through the windscreen, some 11,000 miles and 86 nights after we left Goleta in June! Driving down scenic Highway 1 through Monterey, from Palo Alto, gave us the opportunity to review our…

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How to Install a Crane XR-700 Ignition System in Your Car

Of all the systems that enable your British automobile to keep rattling down the road, fewer are more trouble prone than your ignition system. The main culprits are usually the contact breaker points and condenser. The usual scenarios are: 1: the points (after too many miles since the last replacement) finally wear out the rubbing…

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MGB Handling You’ve Only Dreamed of…

The Secret Lies in the Moss Dynamic Coil-Over and Spax Shock Conversion   In comparison to contemporary sports cars, the MGB is considered a little out of date. Regardless, enthusiasts such as myself have tried all sorts of tricks in hopes of improving the obsolete suspension. First there were competition valves for lever shocks, then…

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Tech Tips: Winter 1992

Midget Seat Fix Rose Whittle, Alberta, Canada Just thought that you might be interested in the technical tip that my husband discovered last year before our trip to California for the 1991 GOF. We were trying to (ind seat diaphragms to make the seats in my 1972 Midget more comfortable and give me a little…

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Journey to GOF West, 1992

Maybe the sunrise in Santa Barbara on August 28th was especially beautiful, or maybe it was just our excitement at being up so early to set off for GOFWest ’92, this year’s annual gathering of MG T-series owners in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My friend from Ohio, Paul Johnson, had flown out to join me on…

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Back to the Basics – Understanding S.U. Carburetors

The S.U. carburetor is one of the simplest “full function” carburetors ever put on modern cars. However, since they work so differently from most other carburetors, few people in the U.S.A. really understand them well. Many, if not most, problems attributed to these carbs being “out of tune” are really faults of the ignition system,…

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The Heritage TR6 Body Shell – A Piece Of Motoring History

A little piece of motoring history was made on Thursday, May 21, 1992 when British Motor Heritage announced the addition of the TR6 bodyshell to their range of remanufactured items for classic vehicles. I consulted my notes on this project to find that it was early September 1989 when David Bishop and I sat down…

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The Club Scene – Fall 1992

Go east, young man! Once again, we’ve hauled the Mossmobile away from the California sunshine and over the Rockies to yet another season of British Car events back east. However, before we started out we had an exciting weekend on the west coast with a tremendously successful MG Marque Day and the conclusion of the…

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