Articles tagged Alta Car & Engineering Co. Ltd.

Page 35 of December 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1946

Letters from Readers

Sir, At the risk of encroaching upon your valuable time, I an appending some details of "The Monoposto" — a not very original name for a car (I hesitate to use the word "racing") which we have built in my unit, from salvaged materials. A short description of its construction may prove of interest. The frame is of channel section iron welded up into a rectangle and strengthened by bolted-on angle-...

Page 12 of November 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1946

British High-Performance Cars for 1947

Never before has the British Motor Industry been more deserving of publicity. By its contribution to the war effort it most certainly ensured our present Freedom, and the Peace which politicians are making so precarious and comfortless. Nevertheless, seldom has a nation looked more successfully to its export market so soon after the termination of war. And never before has the British Motor...

Page 18 of March 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1950

The Alta Head for Austin Sevens

We have recently made a test of the latest Alta aluminium cylinder head on an Austin Seven. The head, which increases the compression-ratio of a standard engine from 5.0-to-1 to 6.2-to-1, using a normal-thickness gasket, has specially-formed combustion chambers and 14-mm. plugs above the exhaust valves. We fitted the Alta head to a 1934 engine which had had no attention, apart front removing the...

Page 16 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, April 1937


DIRT-TRACK RACING Sir, The article on Dirt Track Racing in America is accurate and comprehensive, but appears to our perhaps provincial viewpoint to be written in English. The author's name and further writings Would be welcome. It might be of interest to add that in addition to the Millers and Ford conversions, there are two successful dirt track cars built by the Ambler brothers, around war-...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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