Articles tagged Joseph Lucas

Page 34 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1962

Rumblings

The 1½-litre Fords Last month we announced the 1½-litre 59½-b.h.p. version of Ford Consul Classic and Capri, which replaces the 1961 1.3-litre 54 b.h.p. versions of these Dagenham-built cars. We have since been able to drive a smart dark blue Goodyear-shod Classic with the enlarged engine, 4-speed all-synchromesh gearbox and other improvements. What difference to perforniance do the larger, Lotus...

Page 54 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1976

A visit to Cibie

The French home of powerful illumination If readers were asked who produces more car lights than anybody else in Europe, ten to one they'd reply Lucas, or maybe Bosch. They'd be wrong. Number One in Europe in the car lighting business is the French company of Cibie. In 1975 alone, Cibie manufactured no less than nine million car lamps, one million motorcycle lamps and three million front and rear...

Page 30 of November 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1935

THE FERODO CHART

THE FERODO CHART At Olympia the Ferodo people showed a complete range of Ferodo brake and clutch linings, and a very ingenious working model of a saloon car, equipped with miniature brake drums and Ferodo brake linings, with which the working of the Ferodo Brake Efficiency Indicator was easily demonstrated. The well-known Ferodo Chart of Braking performance, compiled by Mr. F. J. Field, director...

Page 46 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1990

The Austin Seven Source Book

The Austin Seven Source Book by Bryan Purves. 544 pp. 10," x G T Foulis & Co. Ltd., Spark ford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. .£75.00 The Austin 7 has been immensely popular since its introduction in 1922 to an astonished small-car fraternity used to bigger cars-in-miniature and crude cyclecars. As with other well liked cars, it has been the subject for many books, starting with Bob Wyatt's in...

Page 60 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1976

Alternator trouble

Sir, Have component manufacturers really made any progress in making cars more reliable and easy to maintain ? Years ago one's car was fitted with a dynamo which did its job satisfactorily, and with little maintenance and a few replacement brushes, would give trouble-free service for the car's life. Now we have alternators, which in my experience break down regularly and must be replaced as a...

Page 4 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 1949

The Austin A90's Stock-Car Records

The Stock-Car Records established by an Austin A90 at Indianapolis rather take one's breath away! In sober fact the car, driven for three-hour spells by Charles Goodacre, Dennis Buckley and Alan Hess, established or broke 68 A.A.A.-recognised standard-car records, 53 in the 3-litre class and ten in the unlimited class. These range from the s.s. five miles at 83.03 m.p.h. and fs. five miles at 89....

Page 74 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1976

Alternator Repairs

Sir, I feel I must reply in defence of Joseph Lucas after reading P.C. Hardcastle's comments on alternators. The average car owner would have difficulty in finding a capable engineer sufficiently interested to diagnose the faulty diode and replace it. The material may cost under £1 but what would the labour charge be? That is only the start because the faulty diode may have damaged the control...

Page 3 of August 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, August 1949

Matters of the Moment

With this issue Motor Sport celebrates its Silver Jubilee. To be factual, the very first number appeared on the bookstalls during July, 1924, bearing the title of The Brooklands Gazette, but to be quite certain that we have attained a genuine quarter of a century of publication, we have postponed the celebration of our Silver Jubilee until this issue. Practically every sport and pastime is served...

Page 54 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, July 2003

Recipe for speed

Bill Boddy recounts the story of the 1929 BRDC 500 — the contest that put the fire back in British racing's belly The British Racing Drivers Club was originally open only to those who, from personal participation, knew what taking part in motor racing entailed. Its committee had the brilliant but risky initiative of having, as its first important event, a 500-mile race at Brooklands. This was to...

Page 25 of February 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1970

Some Lucas history

DID YOU know that the little King Street workshop where Joseph Lucas began the venture which today provides the electrical and lighting equipment for the British Motor Industry, was demolished only two years ago? I gleaned this from an article in the November 1969 edition of Overseas Reflections, official organ of Joseph Lucas (Exports) Ltd. Joseph Lucas started business as a lamp manufacturer in...

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