I see that they contain nuts, that's not hard to believe.JPB wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:23 pmLiking the FSO, shame it's not the Diesel, the later Caro was the cheapest way to find a working car with a Peugeot/Citroen 1.9 litre XUD engine, or they used to be.
Petrols, IIRC, had a fault in common with the Rolls-Royce V8 ; a fondness for bending pushrods between services. D641WTF, my 1500cc 125P saloon, did this, but it's ok because the supermarkets sell replacements and they're cheap: https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /267461616 .
(Don't take my word for it, take a look at the product reviews for that things... )
On the 24th July 1950 (70 years ago yesterday), Lt. Col. Goldie Gardner set a new speed record in a Y-Type after his runs in EX-135.
“Goldie took over Dick Benn’s MG Y Type 1¼ Litre Saloon. This car, in otherwise standard trim, had been fitted with a small belt-driven Shorrock supercharger kit blowing at some 8 or 9 lbs., and it was hoped that 100 mph could be achieved. The figures of 104.725 mph for the mile and 104.680 for the kilometre were considered to provide a highly satisfactory conclusion to the Belgian venture”.
So for a time, the MG Y Type was the World's Fastest Saloon.