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WINTER 2011

Welcome to the Winter 2011 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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Warped Brake Rotors—The Facts

…You’ll shudder at the truth. The typical situation: New pads are fitted to a new pair of brake discs. A week later there’s a vibration or “judder” when the brakes are applied. A call to a mechanically inclined friend and an online search offers the diagnosis—the brake rotors are warped. The diagnosis may be further…

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TRIUMPH TR2/3: Launch of a Legacy

When the era of sports cars launched after World War II with the success of the Jaguar XK120 and MG TC, Standard-Triumph wanted in on the market. But the company needed a model that would hold its own in terms of design and performance. The TR2, which debuted in 1953, possessed not only the formula…

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Of Fossils, Upholstery, And CAD

Doing the exact same thing every day sounds like a recipe for going insane. However, when it comes to manufacturing upholstery kits, doing it the same way every time is how we ensure consistent quality. We opened the Moss upholstery manufacturing shop a little over 30 years ago because we felt it was the only…

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Neatness Counts – Detail Your Car Like a Pro

Gleaming paint, sparkling chrome: It’s enough to capture just about anyone’s eye, car buff or not. However, no matter what a car’s vintage, detailing it so that every visible surface shines like a diamond takes some serious work—or cash. “Generally, the cost is based on an hourly schedule,” explains Tim McNair, owner of Grand Prix…

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Mr. B – That’s What Friends Are For

“Ok, I’ll take it,” I said, forking over the $400. The owner, John, was a friend since we were kids; we lived a few houses from each other growing up in Marietta, Georgia. He bought the blaze red 1972 MGB with only a few miles on it after he was discharged from the Air Force…

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Spirit of MG Vintage Racing

I was so saddened to hear that Tony (David Anthony) Roth passed away on October 27th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. He was Mr. MG in so many ways and for so many years. He was dedicated to enjoying MGs, having fun, and ensuring everyone else had fun. He had just turned 76 in September and…

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