Daily Archives: December 15, 1988

Restoring the Brake Servo Unit Vacuum Cylinder

The internal surface of the brake servo vacuum cylinder is coated with a dry film lubricant that can wear off with age. This prevents the vacuum piston from moving freely, resulting in erratic brake action. I suffered through several problems trying to restore the brake servo unit on my 1967 Austin Healey 3000 before locating…

First-Aid for the TR-6 Heater/Ventilator

I’m sure that I’m not the only Triumph enthusiast who has experienced the frustration, or should I say “Frostration,” of a heater fan that has ceased to function. Usually, the cause of this problem can be traced to leaves or some other foreign debris that has entered the ventilator scuttle that is located in front…

Removing & Replacing MG Coil Springs

A tech tip from Bernard Allison Recently, Bernard had to replace the steel tubes, bolts, and rubber bushings on the bottom links of his 1957 MGA’s front suspension. He was concerned about releasing the pressure of the springs and came up with this safe, easy method of doing it alone. Lift the front of the…

Passing It Along

Dear Son, Someday when I take to the “Great Sports Car Road in the Sky”, both my cars will be yours. Now, I will leave you instructions on how to drive both cars. The first car I will describe is the BMW2002. You put in the key, turn it, and go when it starts. That’s…

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