In “Matters of Moment”, December issue of your excellent magazine your headline “A Front-Wheel-Drive Breakthrough”. The article gives the impression that chain drive has not been used before in transverse engine/front wheel drive cars and you also inStance the transfer gear rattle from BMC Minis,1100s and 1800s.
The BMC 1800 is the one car which, in the automatic version, has had chain drive fitted since 1966 and in my example the chain, of the Morse Inverted V type running without a tensioner, is still perfect after 82,000 miles.
So, surely this is not so much a “breakthrough” as a development of an already established principle.
Great Yarmouth C. B. PITTAWAY