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Sir,

Whilst hesitating to cross swords with an expert like Mr. Clutton, I feel I must challenge his statement in the March issue Of MOTOR SPORT.

He states that to propel a T-type M.G. at 95 m.p.h. requires 70 b.h.p. per litre, which is a better output than that of the Bugatti type 57 S.C. which is recognised as the most efficient production sports car in existence.

In this case, how does he account for the performance of the ” Musketeer ” M.G. Midgets, which, I understand on very good authority, could top three figures ?

They differed from standard only in respect of a Marshall blower, Laystall crankshaft, and higher compression ratio, which additions in themselves should not make a mass-produced car like a T-type more efficient than the 57 S.C. Bugatti. Surely power-to-weight ratio should enter into Mr. Clutton’s calculations somewhere, for to calculate the output of an engine on the frontal area of the

car without taking weight into consideration seems to me to be nonsense.

Lest you should think that I am taking the side of ” Two-Point-Six ” let me say that the idea of a standard T-type motoring at 95 m.p.h. is utterly ridiculous.

Do you happen to know where I can obtain two blower belts for a Marshallblown P.B. Midget ? Also can anyone tell me how fast the oil should run through the sight feed on top of the supercharger ? I am, Yours, etc.,

Potter’s Bar. A. G. SANDERSON.