• • • THE AUSTIN SEVEN
As :ut Austin ex-apprentiee (1932-3(1), I read your reeent article On the Austin Seven with outsider:Able interest. Perhaps the following information may add a little to the fund of knowledge on these small ears. (1) All t’llgitte8 with high-lift camsleAfts
also haul steel timing gears. I torn hilt’ things happen to the east iron gears it’ used.
(9) ” Ulsters.” Lou estweially blown ” VIsters.had non-standard half-shafts, in that they were math! from 11.’1′. steel (or to be strictly correct, more 11.’1′. than standard). (3) Coil-ignition engines may he eoncd to magneto by ;using I 111. •• TIV’t is ” dynamo brarket. This drives the dynamo it; the usual way across tit, rmot or the engine, and tin’ Magnet() Oppl/Site. lit
fall, 0110 May laivo bOth /Old COO. It is also possible to tit the ” Thetis ” water pump on to the front end or the eattislut ft.
• With .1 atm. bar.
(5) Regarding power, it k interesting lo observe that at 4,400 r.p.m. the differetwe in power between using standard siletwer and a Burgess, is fitted to thr ” 65.is 3 b.h.p. ‘Null said !
One thing upon which I have been seeking information for many years is the alleged conversion to push-rod o.h.v. And wItat happened to that V8 version, made by using two •• Seven ” eylitider blocks on .a special crankcase. which Itself to perform at Shetsley ? 1 ant, Yours, etc.,