Wolseley engine dating
This engine also had rockers, not the Hispano-Suiza direct-onto-the-valves actuation, and the camshaft was chain-driven.What I find interesting is that Wolseley, who might have been expected to be the first to crib the brilliantly simple Marc Birkigt Hispano-Suiza layout, did not do so until the advent of the post-WW2 4/50 and 6/80 Wolseley engines, which followed it closely, even to retaining the vertical-shaft-drive for the camshaft.The first Merry Tillers in the UK were produced by the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company in Birmingham in the late 1950's.Very early Wolseley cultivators had a Suffolk engine." Not sure whether this was an apocryphal tale, asked the Duke of Windsor's secretary to enquire whether the Duke could recall any of this?I was surprised to receive a reply saying the Duke did not remember Miller or the Napier, and that his father always had Daimlers.
To which the Prince is supposed to have said that there was a big Napier shooting-brake at Sandringham which he would arrange for Miller to collect.
power unit, but Mc Comb makes it clear that what Kimber actually based the 18/80 MG engine on was an o.h.c.