Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120

Improvements in New Austin Range

14th August 1936, Page 33
14th August 1936
Page 33
Page 33, 14th August 1936 — Improvements in New Austin Range
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Higher Power from "Seven" Engine, Which Now Has Three Main Bearings. 'Clutch and Steering gear Modifications OUTSTANDING among the improvements that have been made to the commercial-vehicle part of the new range announced by the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham, on Monday last, are those affecting the 7 h.p. engine.

This now has a centre crankshaft bearing, which has enabled the compression ratio to be raised to 6.1 to 1 and the r.p.m. to be increased. The unit now develops 17 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m., whereas formerly the maximum was 13.5 b.h.p. at 3,000 r.p.m.

On all models, a clutch incorporating a spring-centre plate is now used, whilst on the Ten a modification has been made to the steering gear, this, in its latest form, being of the worm-and-sector type.

The only change in prices is an increase in the cost of the 10 h.p. 6-8-cwt. van from £148 to £150. The models and prices in the, new goods-vehicle range are as follow : SeVen, 5-cwt., £108; Ten, 6-8-cwt.; font." cylinder'. , £150; Twelve, 7710-cwt:,tour cylinders, £172 10s.; Twelve-Six, 7-10-cwt., six cylinders, 15.9 h.p., £190.

Closely resembling the Austin cars in respect of equipment and driver's comfort, these vehicles are of excellent

appearance and constitute an extremely attractive range. The seats are luxuriously upholstered, strap-opening cartype doors are provided, and electric windscreen wipers are standardized. In every case the spare wheel is accommodated at the rear under the floor. On all models a synchromesh mechanism is provided for second, third and fourth gears.

It will be remembered that towards the end of 1935, a 10-cwt. model equipped with a small -lorry body was introduced. We understand that this has proved successful, and it is, of course, still included in the range.


People: Austin Range
Locations: Birmingham

comments powered by Disqus