Daily Archives: July 18, 2012


My MGA Has a Bit of a Cough

My brother, Cal, has owned his 1959 MGA since High School. It was his first car in 1974 and he cherishes it now as he did then. He called me to say that his beloved had developed a cough upon acceleration and asked for a little advice and assistance. My father introduced the family to…


Gulp Valve: The Backfire Solution

In the mid 1970s I bought a tired, rusty 1969 MG Midget that probably should have been scrapped. However with effort and many Moss Motors parts, it was made into a passable looking driver that is a lot of fun. However, though the car ran well, it has backfired when decelerating or shifting gears for…

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