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Automoto A9 350cc SV 4CV 1929-1930

Engine: Automoto - bore 71 mm, stroke 88 mm; 350cc four-stroke volume SV; Power 4 CV; 1 exhaust;

Lubrication: Automatic mechanical pump

Ignition: high-voltage magneto with variable advance

Carburetor: automatic; two levers for petrol and air regulation

Transmission: System Campbell, 3 speeds

Clutch: gradual, MD with cork inserts, adjustable from outside

Transfers: chain - chain (Renold); Chain lubrication pump oil tank

Frame: A new model of a modern design, quite robust

Fork: steel, parallelogram with shock absorber

Wheels: 19 "; balloon tyres 27 x 4; 164 mm diameter brake drum front and 194 mm rear

Footrest: aluminium or rubber treads

Tank: 12.5 litres (approx) of petrol, with a compartment holding 2 litres of oil fed to the pump for lubrication chain

Knee: rubber, very adaptable to the sides of the tank

Electrical equipment: Marchal dynamo with battery

Instrumentation: set in the tank; may include odometer, speedometer, 8 day clock, switch box, ammeter

Source: Automoto A9