Articles tagged Exide

Page 22 of February 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1953

Enthusiasts Directory: No. 5 -- Branded petrol

Introduction From February 1st  onwards the lot of sports-car and high-performance car users will be a happier one, for branded petrol will be available again for the first time since before World War II, and with it higher octane grades of good quality fuel in place of the universal, paraffin-like "Pool" with which we have put up for over 13 years. Moreover, competition will again be keen...

Page 27 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1968

On The Road

Having had a "Fiat Easter", I spent Whitsun, or the Spring Bank Holiday, driving an Alfa Romeo. Re-acquaintance with the Milan make was pleasing because, although the version used on this occasion was a saloon, an Alfa Romeo, in whatever form, I always associate with motor racing. I know you can say the same of Ford, these days. But whereas the owner of a Twin-Cam Cortina or Escort has an...

Page 134 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, March 2010

Improving on Le Patron

Today a Bugatti is an object of reverence, but it was not always so, as WB demonstrates with this much-altered example The Bugatti was one of the foremost sports cars from 1909, and most of those who owned them were content with these very delectable cars in standard form. However, a few owners had the audacity to make changes to the specifications of these cars. For instance, one example was Mr...

Page 27 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1954

The Latest VW

Some Observations on Driving to Castle Combe in R.A.C. Rally Entry No. 119 In the course of conducting the extended road-test of the Citroën 2 c.v. (see pages 171-175, April issue) I broke off for a weekend to try another car with horizontally-opposed air-cooled cylinders and independent suspension front and back, in the form of a de luxe Volkswagen sunshine saloon. Motor Sport, as regular...

Page 3 of March 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, March 1938

READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED

READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED FOR SALE 16 h.p. A.C. (from t he Barson Special), spreial crankshaft and rods, Martkat pistons, KE 965 veiyes, special large capacity Sump (steel), large capacity high piesSure oiling system. High lift camshaft, Watford rating magneto, 3 Antal carburetters, outside exhaust natnifold, steel flywheel. Engine has done 105 m.p.h. on 3.6 to top with 19 x 5.25...

Page 35 of March 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1956

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS Before the war Leslie Bellamy was well known wherever specialbuilders gathered to discuss their art, because not only had he built several specials of his own conception, but I.F.S. FOR THE he supplied independent front suspension for FORD POPULAR Austin Seven and Ford cars. This L.M.B. suspension, which achieved independence very simply by cutting the axle-beam in two and pivoting the...

Page 63 of November 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, November 1967

SNAG ABOUT THE XK150

• SNAG ABOUT THE XK150 Sir. With regard to Graham Rogers' plea for help I feel I may have some to offer. I have owned an XI(150 for the past six years and among the many modifications I have carried out the batteries were the first. It was very simple. I had a new Exide battery fitted to a 1948 21 Jaguar Saloon I owned. The battery was the heavy duty type fitted to commercial vehicles. On...

Page 34 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1972

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1971 The time—how it flies!—has come to review briefly the motoring experiences of last year. I am not sure who instituted this idea of an annual road-test survey. I think it may have been H. S. Linfield, who did this in a fascinating manner in The Autocar before the war, a practice copied by Motor Sport in the post-war period and since followed...

Page 16 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1967

Road Tests: Fiat 1100R and MG 1100

Return of an old friend -- comment on the Fiat 1100R Old friendships are often best but a long acquaintance can wear thin. I have known the Fiat 1100 for a long time. Before the war it came to me for test as the Balilla, a softly-sprung pillar-less saloon which I summed up as "a car of character and performance above the average." In 1955 I approved of the Tipo 103 Fiat New 1100 which a French...

Page 33 of April 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1963

The modern Vauxhall Velox

Since the war I have tested a number of Vauxhall cars. Early in 1949 the bulbous and generally rather curious-looking new Velox saloon was sampled and was regarded as commendably economical when its 2,275-c.c. 6-cylinder engine gave 25 m.p.g., coupled with "American-car acceleration and a 75-m.p.h. maximum." In 1953 I headed my impressions of the current "oversquare" 2.25-litre Vauxhall "Afloat...

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