from the handbook for the ’65’: from the handbook for the Nippy and Speedy: For a more general consideration of Zenith downdrafts that can be used when the VE1 cannot be found, see here. Advertisements Continue reading Zenith 30VE1 downdraft carburettor
The Bill Williams book on Austin 7 Specials notes: “for simple general purpose layout with adequate performance, there is very little to beat the single downdraft carburettor. Many well know Austin Specials have performed most creditably with a downdraft Zenith … Continue reading Downdraft Zenith carburettors
It seems reasonable that after 80 years, the surviving cars should give a good basis for extrapolation and comparison to the perceived total production figures, without much knowledge of anything else. Statements made in respected Austin Seven texts can be tested using the statistics available. It seems that the number of Nippies producted was massively over-estimated.
Here are cars shown in ascending chassis number order, top to bottom; left to right. Hybrids and those where information is not known are shown after the main progression. Continue reading “photo register of Austin 75 and Speedy”
“Racers in miniature; a splendid investment for those who demand the thrill of really high speeds” – the new Nippy and Speedy. Continue reading “Austin Nippy and Speedy Ad November 1934”