Air-Pak Standard on B.M.C. 6 x 4s
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FOLLOWING the announcement (The Commercial Motor, July 3, page 45) of B.M.C. approval for Unipower 6 x 2 and 6 x 4 conversions of Austin and Morris 7-ton goods chassis, the British Motor Corporation has now stated that air-hydraulic braking is to be standardized on the 6 x 4 Eaton two-speed double-drive version.
This raises the cost of the 6 x 4 conversion by £37 10s. to a total of £1,307 10s., the price of a completely equipped 10-ton-capacity Austin/Morris FF K140 chassis-cab, for example, then being £2,611 10s.
The air-hydraulic (Air-Pak) system remains optional on the 6 x 2 conversion, at £37 10s.
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