[V8] Fw: More of Roger's Ten Best....
lesdane at shaw.ca
Sun Nov 22 11:15:46 PST 2009
I submit my 1952 Jaguar Mark VII sedan that I bought in '62. In 1952, it
had 12-volt ignition, the Jaguar twin overhead cam engine (the tach was run
off one of the camshafts), two-speed electric wipers, 4-speed floorshift,
torsion bar suspension, leather and wood interior (African sandalwood),
bright Lucas lamps, sunroof, 17-inch wheels, and could do 80 mph in third
gear without hitting the red line, at which point I could drop it into
fourth. It ran beautifully and reliably with one exception: the bolts
holding the starter would loosen, causing it to chip the ring gear so they
needed to be tightened periodically. If not, Jaguar provided a manual crank
to turn the flywheel.
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