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SUGGESTIONS FOR B.M.C./R.-R. Sir,
I would guess that you are wrong in your suggestion that the 3-litre 6-cylinder B.M.C. power unit will be used for the B.M.C. Rolls-Royce. Surely, the logical development’ of the ” East-West ” engine :them, for which the 6-cylinder engine is too long, is V8s. You would then have the following range of motor cars :
(/) ‘The Minis in all their forms, with 4-cylinder ” East-West engines developing 34 b.h.p.
(2) ‘The r too Morris with 4-cylinder ” East-West ” engine developing 48 b.h.p.
(3) The 1100 Morrill fined with a V8″ East-West “a2-litre engine developing 95 b.h.p.
(4) A new 6-seater car fitted with a 4-cylinder ” East-West ” 1.500/1.6o0-e.c. engine developing 70 b.h.p.
(5) The 1,500/46012 car fitted with a VS -litre or 3.2-litre ” East-West engine developing 140 b.h.p. The engine and transmission of this car would be designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce.
The clue to this theory is the unnecessary space left in front (to the north) of the engine in the Morris I too.
ti ord. R. G. STADDON.