The 1922 Olympia Show.
NER-A-CAR. (Stand 31.)
Car Practice on Two Wheels.
2½ H.P. Model. 70x74 mm. (283 c.c. single cyl two-stroke; petroil lubrication; B. and B. carb; flywheel mag.; 5-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; friction drive; 26x2¼in. tyres. Price £65.
Inter-Continental Engineering Co., 20. Conduit Street, London. W. 1.
After a most favourable reception in many quarters during 1921-22, the Ner-a-Car reappears in a considerably improved form. Its aim. of course, was, and is, to be what its name denotes, although, curiously enough, the name was actually derived from the American designer, a Mr Neracher. It follows car lines in having a low slung chassis and a system of pivoting axle steering which combine to make it remarkably stable and easily controllable. Mudguarding is exceptionally complete - it has been further improved for next year - and the entire mechanism, except the cylinder, is completely enclosed.
The friction transmission has also been improved, the face disc being reversible and thus doubled in length of wear: a new spring-loaded plunger makes the change speed lever self-locking and self-releasing on its quadrant.
Although 74 c.c. larger, the engine is practically a replica of last year's unit, but its silencing arrangements have been made more adequate, and there are various improvements which add to the accessibility of its ignition details. The kick-starter has been strengthened, and since it is mounted on an eccentric, the meshing of the pinions may be adjusted to take up wear. Two internal expanding brakes are now employed, both on the rear hub, which incidentally has also been modified and has a quickly-withdrawable spindle.
Steering head bearings, front suspension, lighting (a single headlamp fed by the flywheel magneto and an auxiliary battery), and various detail fitments have received attention. The whole exhibit well repays examination, especially the plated chassis.
Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 834
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