The Things They Say, . .
“THERE are hydraulic valve lifters. a World-first in an engine under 1,500 cc.” — From an advertisement in the Daily Exprin for the Vauxhall Ashes. But, as the Jowett CC points out, Jowett Ltd. used hydraulic tappets in a 11/2-litre can around 1948. So, in this aces, the o.h.-camshaft engines of the Vauxhall Astra and Ford’s New Escort are some 32 years behind the times!