As we proceeded out of Town we took stock of the characteristics of the car, and by the time we had reached the suburbs we decided that we could look forward to a week-end of very enjoyable motoring. Constant restarts in traffic showed us that the clutch was as sweet as we could wish, it being possible to get away smoothly with a minimum of speeding up the engine. The action of the clutch was rendered all the better by its even engagement throughout the travel of the pedal.
4 cyl. 60 mm. x 95 mm. bore and stroke,
Rating 8.9 h.p. Tax £9.
2-bearing crankshaft mounted on ball and roller journal bearings.
Cylinder block and crankcase in one casting.
Chain driven camshaft.
Forced feed lubrication by pump to big-ends through
hollow crankshaft, and to tappet gallery.
Petrol fed from 6½ gallon rear tank to
Solex carburettor by A .C. Fuel pump.
Multiple plate type,
with two light alloy discs with cork inserts, running in oil.
3 speeds and reverse.
Silent double helical constant mesh gears.
Ratios 5.2, 9.4 and 18.6.
From gear-box to front wheels, through
short shaft to worm and spur differential.
Shafts from differential through fabric joints
and specially enclosed universals.
Chassis frame :
Normal steel channel section side members, braced.
Eight quarter elliptic springs in front, four to each wheel.
Semi-elliptics at rear.
Front : Drum coupled to differential.
Rear : one brake to each wheel.
Hand brake on rear wheels only.
Wheels : Wire, with 27 x 4 inch Dunlop tyres.
Electrical equipment :
Lucas 6 volt throughout.
Coil ignition with automatic advance.
Dimensions, etc. :
Wheelbase 7ft. 9in.
Overall length 12ft. 5in.
Width 4ft. 9in.
Height 4ft. 11in.
Turning circle 40ft.
Fuel consumption 40 m.p.g.
Oil consumption 1,000 to 1,500 m.p.g.
Price : £160.