We hear that British Leyland are to intensify their efforts in selling high performance parts. The first step, like Ford’s recently AVO scheme, is to set up a network of enthusiastic dealers who should initially be selling the same products as are at present offered by Special Tuning at Abingdon. This will continue in the future but we are assured there will be more equipment for some of the less well catered for models. Information should be more freely available by next month.
In last month’s issue we tested a 3-litre Capri with some Weslake conversion parts installed. As a result of this article a Cibie representative rang up and asked why we thought his round lamps were “ugly”. For once J.W. did not mean to give offence and this remark merely referred to them as installed on a Capri, for individual headlamp units leave me unmoved, one way or the other. The lighting company man also told us that these lights had not been beamset and that one bulb was faulty, which could well have been the reason for the slight disappointment we felt over their dipped beam performance. However, I refuse to be drawn into an argument on the subject, for we already have our hands more than full in coping with the reaction from my earlier remarks on the subject of standard lighting; this is a problem that will be left unsolved now until winter, or the lawyers, close in! – J. W