One Of The
Early "Works" V-Twins to appear in Speedway.
James, the only Dirt Track mount employing a V-Twin engine, incorporated
its OHV Super Sports Engine that had a comp. ratio of 9 to 1.
Lubrication was by a mechanical pump;
a gear ratio of 9.1 to 1; and cut-out ignition was supplied and the twin
carburettors were installed in a most neat and cunning manner, Price: £85.
The James V.Twin was not the only V.Twin
works machine, others included Husqvarna and Indian.
In the 1932 season, Al G Crocker
sold an OHV conversion kit for the V-twin scout engine, in accordance with
USA rules which matched 30.5 cubic inch (500 cc) OHV engines against 45
cubic inch (750 cc) side valve engines.
The excellent colour pictures
of the "James" were kindly sent to me by Ben Ludolphy,
together with the information regarding Crocker conversion units.