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TR6 Clutch Replacement

Fixing the friction, upgrading the flywheel By Rob Mullner The days of learning something via the “trial and error” method are rapidly disappearing now that the Internet can connect you with a person or a blog that’s done exactly what you are contemplating (no matter how strange or scintillating). Applying this phenomenon to the TR6,…

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MGB Floor Pan Replacement

Do it yourself and save $500—and your shoe’s soles? By T. Keith Vezina, British Motoring Club New Orleans Floor pans are one of the most rust-prone areas of British sportscars. Rust has a way of hiding and prospering under carpeting. Once rust is discovered, carpeting becomes a way to keep it out of sight and…

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Tech Q&A: Winter 2005

By Kelvin Dodd Jag XJ-S Axle ID I am working on the rear brakes of a Jaguar XJ-S. How do I determine if it has a Dana rear end? —Cliff Singer Take a look at the side of the rearend assembly where the stub axles come out of the differential case. The flange that holds…

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Re-Carpet Your Ride

Not rocket science nor brain surgery… Old carpet stinks. Particularly in roadsters, ancient fibers can develop terminal cases of mold and mildew. Decaying cut-pile not only looks and smells bad, it can contribute to human respiratory problems. Luckily, re-carpeting is one interior-resto job that can be competently done by the conscientious British sportscar owner. Highlights…

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MGB Chrome Bumper Conversion

By Tom Morr Photos By Eric Wilhelm Now rubber-bumpered Bs can go retro thanks to a new chrome-bumper conversion kit. If you’re lucky enough to own a pristine MGB, keep it that way and watch its value increase. For everyone else who doesn’t have a megabuck auction car or 90-point show-stopper, any modifications that enhance…

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Corralling the Horses

Install a rev limiter to keep RPM under wraps Story and photos by Leonard Emanuelson Racers aren’t the only ones concerned with over-revving their cars. Parents of teenaged drivers who own classic sportscars undoubtedly wonder what kind of abuse their engines undergo when the kids borrow the keys on Friday nights. Installing a rev limiter…

MGB Radiator Replacement

MGB Radiator Replacement The smell of warm anti-freeze and the ’62 MGB’s right-pointing water temperature gauge indicated a serious cooling problem. Lifting the hood confirmed it: green wetness adhering to the soundproofing on the bonnet’s underside. This almost 40-year-old radiator had served well and recently survived a cross-country odyssey. However, the metal top-hose outlet had…

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Modern Firepower for Vintage Ignition Systems

Installing the Pertronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition takes just a few minutes but provides lasting results By Leonard Emanuelson It seems like the world of electronics is moving forward at the speed of light. Just attend the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to be amazed at the advance in electronic gadgets from one year to…

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Installing a Third Brake Light

An aftermarket CHMSL improves safety By Tom Morr Center high-mounted stop lights (CHMSLs) became mandatory for all U.S. street-legal vehicles in the mid-’80s. The Department of Transportation theorized that greater brake light visibility would assist driver reaction times, thereby minimizing rear-end accidents. Many older cars come from the factory with small, dim brake lights—some seemingly…

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Steering Rack Boot Replacement

By Steve Tom The sparse instructions for replacing the steering rack boot contained in the MGB workshop manual and the more complete instructions provided in the Moss MGB catalog require removing the tie rod end from the steering arm and then counting the turns required to unscrew it from the tie rod. Separating the tie…

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