* * A 1927 Minerva
I own a 1927(?) 12/i8 Minerva which I am gradually restoring. It is a pity that so many authors of newly published books almost invariably condemn sleeve-valve engines. I never have any trouble in turning over the engine, even in mid-winter, and in its 35 years of hard work, especially by one previous owner
who had no care for the car whatsoever, none have ever damaged the sleeves at all. They have actually improved with use, and although oil consumption is perhaps a little higher than a conventional engine, there is a great saving in maintenance. It seems to me that few of these authors have had much experience with this type of engine. Christchurch, N.Z.
A. J. AIRS.
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