The Garage – Sudden Stops

The Garage – Sudden Stops by Mike Owen of Owen Automotive Unless you are a skilled mechanic, nothing will chill your heart like your LBC quitting in the middle of nowhere…  The engine cuts dead, it turns but won’t start.  There are no knocks or rattles and the...

The Garage – Winter Lay-up

The Garage – Winter Lay-up by Mike Owen of Owen Automotive The major concerns are to protect your classic car from moisture and corrosion during the off-season if you take your car off the road.  Bodywork – Firstly, do store your car in a garage or other dry space and...

The Garage – Oil Leaks

by Mike Owen of Owen Automotive Our British cars have a well-deserved reputation for oil leaks.  This is particularly true of our MGs. Remember that these cars were not exactly precision built and often had leaks when new. Excessive oil consumption can be a result of...

The Garage – Back to Life

by Mike Owen of Owen Automotive It is time to get our LBCs back on the road now that the sunshine and warm weather has returned. Fluids – The first thing is to check for any fluid leaks under the car.  Check the oil, coolant, brake, and clutch fluid levels.  1969-74...