I have followed with a great deal of interest the recent correspondence in Motor Sport about Armstrong-Siddeley cars. I am in the process of restoring an AS “Typhoon” which I believe has an experimental engine fitted. This car was registered on 23/11/46 Reg. No. ERY 111 . When the engine was overhauled the little end bearings from the 16 or the 18 h.p. model did not fit. I have the invoices showing this. The original handbook in my possession has pencilled in engine revs, up to 90 m.p.h. I am assured by the vendor that this model would in fact do 95! His nephew, who works with me, also remembers the car actually doing this speed as a regular thing. I would be most grateful if any of your readers can throw any light on this. The first owners were Cluett and Orton of Leicestershire. Should anyone have details of the car’s history up to 1959 I would be very pleased to hear from them.
Dare I now give my age away and thank W.B. and D .S.J. for 30 years’ compulsive monthly reading.
London, W6 D. J. FRO ST