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TWO NEW MERCEDES MODELS.
We learn from Messrs. British !Mercedes Benz, Ltd., that two new models of the world famous Mercedes car are now being manufactured. The 36/220 h.p. engine has had the bore increased in diameter by 2 mm., and the new type engine will in future be known as the 38/250 h.p. The supercharger is larger to compensate for the increased capacity of the engine and the gearbox has been slightly altered. The manufacture of the 36/220 h.p. model is still being continued. The other new model is a straight eight of 317 h.p., R.A.C. rating, and was exhibited at the Olympia Show last year. This model was designed primarily for enclosed bodywork and it is unique in that oil is automatically distributed to all parts of the chassis whilst the gears are in motion.
FORT DUNLOP COVERS
We have recently been trying a pair of Fort Dunlop low pressure covers on the rear wheels of one of our staff cars. This particular car was not fitted with four wheel brakes, and, therefore, all the strain of acceleration and deceleration was taken by the rear tyres. The front wheels were fitted with the Standard Dunlop low pressure covers, and after 5,000 miles it was noticeable that, whereas the front covers were beginning to show signs of wear the Fort Dunlops on the rear wheels were absolutely unscratched. We would consider that the Fort Dunlop covers are well worth the little extra that is charged for them since besides giving far greater mileage we noticed that they reduce wheelspin to an almost negligible quantity.