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Tech Tips: Summer 1996

When my ’68 Jaguar XKE needed a new clock battery, which is a small mercury cell 1.5 volt, I was informed that the EPA had banned the sale and disposal of mercury cells in California! Determined to have a working clock in the Jag, I modified the circuit, grind two pieces of insulated wire, approximately…

Tech Tips: Spring 1995

I enjoy getting your newsletter very much and when it arrives I devour it cover to cover! I especially enjoy the Tech Tips and Under the Bonnet features and get a lot of useful information from them. Owning a 1976 MG Midget can be quite a challenge at times! Recently every 50 miles or so,…

Tech Tips: Fall 1994

Bronze Valve Guides We have enjoyed owning a 1959 MGA 1500 fixed head coupe for more than 30 years. We have been able to keep the car in good condition during that time, thanks to an adequate supply of parts from Moss Motors. I recently had the valves ground, and had the old steel valve…

Tech Tips: Summer 1994

Removing MGB-(1967 on) Door Lock Harry L. Christian, Rialto, CA. Use a small geared hose clamp placed flush with the inside of the door. Draw it tight with a nut driver, and a tap on the doorlock will pop it out with no damage to the paint! By the way I really enjoy “Moss Motoring” and…

Tech Tips: Fall 1993

Climb Every Mounting If you own a late MGB 1974 1/2 to 1980, and contemplate rebuilding the motor, changing the clutch or motor mounts, you might consider this tip that will make life a lot easier. Countersink the fuel pump hole and block off the plate. Replace the screws with countersunk Phillips, slotted or alloy screws….

Avoiding Head Gasket Failure

Leaking or blown head gaskets are a common problem with British sports cars engines – particularly with BMC A-series (Spridget) and B-series (MGAs and MGBs). The problem arises from many different causes, such as the mating surfaces of the cylinder head and block being warped, the cylinder head studs stretching, or the gradual deterioration of…

Tech Tips: Summer 1993

Overdrive Faults Ken Gillanders Temple City. CA Fully 90% of overdrive problems that are not electrical faults are traceable to either the gear oil level being too low, or an improper adjustment of the solenoid, so we’ll skip these and concentrates on the others. An overdrive that fails to engage can sometime be traced to…

Tech Tips: Summer 1993

Overdrive Faults Ken Gillanders Temple City. CA Fully 90% of overdrive problems that are not electrical faults are traceable to either the gear oil level being too low, or an improper adjustment of the solenoid, so we’ll skip these and concentrates on the others. An overdrive that fails to engage can sometime be traced to…

Tech Tips: Spring 1993

More on Dust Valves Tom Holdener Pinole, CA Tech Tip #58 (Summer 1992 Moss Motoring) makes a mountain out of a molehill. There is a much easier way to get the mud out of your dust valve. Simply “roto-root” the drain hole and tube, using a coat hanger wire or a welding rod and a…

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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