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MG TD TF 1500 - A Trip To Moss!

Were planning a trip to the Moss distribution center in Virginia. Making a nice day trip out of it. I'm making up a buy list but have to wait as a fellow who has a bunch of TF parts is supposed to get back to me and give me a price on the lot. He's supposed to have some new, some used and some NOS stuff. It's tough waiting on people to get back to you especially when it disrupts things you want to do. Some do and some don't! It's the not knowing when, that's a pain. PJ
P.S. Jennings

Hate to say it, but I just placed a big order from LBCarCo and saved 16% over Moss. I emailed Moss first and they would not meet the price. I believe LBCar is a Moss distributor so you gotta wonder...?
efh Haskell

Hmmm, That makes you think a little! Were going up anyway just for a day trip and spend some quiet time together. We'll see just how much stuff I come back with. Probably as much as I originally planned.

Here's a couple shots of some progress. The chassis was painted under the floor boards and shows that someone was trying to preserve it. Also looks like a new fuel pump was added recently. It'll all get blasted clean though. Man it's hot here today and there's no air in the shop. (Frown)!



Paul Jennings

I was driving through California in the spring of '93 and thought of Moss when I drove through Goleta. I pulled off the interstate and found them easily back when they were on 720 Holister Ave.
I dropped in and introduced myself. They were very polite and gave me a grand tour of the wharehuose, order desks, showroom, etc. I left with a few parts (no shipping) and some giveaways. They gave me a nice leather Moss key fob which I stil have on the keys for that car (a '70 VW Conv.)
D. Sander

Not to knock Moss but, yes Jeff (LBC) is cheaper.
The unexpected thing about that is that,IMHO, Jeff is better to work with "after" the sale as well.
The man goes the extra mile (and then some).
One of my first experances with him was a new hood purchased (as a present) and then sat in the dinning room for over a year before I put it on. Surprise...my TF had a "modified" 2 bow top, (not 3 bow as it should have been!) Mr. Zorn treated me as if I had purchased it days ago ...not over a year. He made several phone calls to his supplier in the UK making inquires and was in constant communacation with me for over a week. He had even made the offer to supply both 2 bow & 3 bow versions so we could figure out what was going to work best on my modified frame. Even if he was 20% over Moss prices I would buy from him after the service he gave me.
I had the opertunity to meet him (Brits @ Easton show in Columbus, Oh.) and that is my TF on his website pictures of the TF hood.
When you get that kind of service ...you stick with it at any cost...being lower price is just an added bonus!
David Sheward

Yea, I emailed some questions for him and he answered within minutes from his Blackberry from an event somewhere and followed up again the next day with more info. So far, so good...
efh Haskell

Jeff and his wife are very nice people. I have met them on a number of occasions at car shows. I also pretty much use him for my parts. He will research whatever you need. Always good on communication and service.


Any you get a british cookie with our order.
Bruce Cunha (1950 TD 4139)

I agree with all. Jeff Zorn (Little British Car Company) runs a great business and does have prices lower than Moss for the same merchandise. He deserves our support when ever possible. He has the kind of ethics and interests which makes this page great.
With warm regards,
Dick Thomas
Dick Thomas

Hi Folks,
PJ's doing a much more complete job on his TF than I am on ours, we started about the same time, I hope I'll be done long before him.
Anyhow, I have a list of ~ $1500 for purchase, have been wondering if I should go to Moss & get their 12% now & for another yr's purchases, or go to LBC & get their approx. std 15%. I wrote LBC a few nites ago, got a very prompt reply from Jeff Zorn, & I responded with another few thoughts. Moss pays shipping on any order over $800 I think, Jeff reminded me of that difference, & that he has to charge. Up until tonite I'd seen little mention of LBC vs Moss, but had pretty much figured that for small $ orders that's where I'd go (LBC). Now I think I'll go to them with the big order anyhow, nice to hear good things.
PJ, you're really moving along, my removed body parts will be 2-3 wks yet to get done, then comes the chassis & tub. Some chrome stuff will be done next wk (maybe), the rest another wk or so (maybe). I've never liked doing body work, don't mind any else. I towed a TD home in 1961, worked in an unheated garage thru Dec. to rebuild the engine. Our only car for about 3 yrs, incl. 1-1/2 married life. I'd forgotten how small they are.
keep cool,
Al
A W Parker

Hi Folks,
PJ's doing a much more complete job on his TF than I am on ours, we started about the same time, I hope I'll be done long before him.
Anyhow, I have a list of ~ $1500 for purchase, have been wondering if I should go to Moss & get their 12% now & for another yr's purchases, or go to LBC & get their approx. std 15%. I wrote LBC a few nites ago, got a very prompt reply from Jeff Zorn, & I responded with another few thoughts. Moss pays shipping on any order over $800 I think, Jeff reminded me of that difference, & that he has to charge. Up until tonite I'd seen little mention of LBC vs Moss, but had pretty much figured that for small $ orders that's where I'd go (LBC). Now I think I'll go to them with the big order anyhow, nice to hear good things.
PJ, you're really moving along, my removed body parts will be 2-3 wks yet to get done, then comes the chassis & tub. Some chrome stuff will be done next wk (maybe), the rest another wk or so (maybe). I've never liked doing body work, don't mind any else. I towed a TF home in 1961, worked in an unheated garage thru Dec. to rebuild the engine. Our only car for about 3 yrs, incl. 1-1/2 married life. I'd forgotten how small they are.
keep cool,
Al
A W Parker

Sorry about the double messages, I tried to edit the first to fix "towed xx home" to xx = TD .. wrong one (TF) didn't get deleted.
A W Parker

headlamphe products I like from the LBCC is the range of after-market headlight lamps; many of which aren
Gordon A Clark

Checking LBCs TF list, their glove boxes are quite a bit cheaper than Moss, along with some other parts. Only thing I've found is, (example), they say bolt set, or screw set, but don't say what their for. Other than their parts list being a little confusing on some items, their prices seem good. I think the glove boxes will come from them, don't know what else. PJ
P.S. Jennings

Not sure ...but I think the "bolt-set" might be an assortment like that I got years ago from Abingdon Spares. Think I bought 2 of those and keep a little box of spares in the car. It has come in handy over the years.
David Sheward

Thanks Dave, their not very expensive and I think I'll do the same. Never have enough bolts and screws. We have a hardware store about 25 miles from us that has the largest supply of bolts and screws I've ever seen. They even have a large assortment of stainless and chrome also. Where a screw or bolt head is supposed to be chrome, I usually get the same one in stainless and polish the head. My wifes MGB has quite a few stainless screws in it. PJ
Paul Jennings

Almost all was replaced on mine with stainless.
Have several cans of old cadium bolts ..all beed blasted stored with cloth bags of rice and waiting for the "NO" (next owner) if he want's to put them back on. (or melt them down to make toys for the kids...LOL)
I am very lucky in that I live near a store that sells nothing but fasteners (Phoenix Rose Company Fasteners, Newark Ohio) Old school ..no website but 80% of the time he has what I need and when he doen't have it in stock he can get it.
OBTW ...ran across this photo of me spares box.

David Sheward

I usually buy from Jeff and can second all recomendations.
He and his wife winter here in Florida and set up a booth at all the shows.
They are always contributing to silent auctions and signing on as sponsers.
At 15-20% off Moss, with faster shipping and personal service I wouldn't shop elsewhere.
Phil
Phil Burke

i second all the positive comments here about LBCco. jeff does a great job. regards, tom
tom peterson

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