The 1922 Olympia Show.
RUDGE. (Stand 97.)
New Four-speed Models.
3½ H.P. Model.
85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; o.h. inlet valve; foot pump lubrication; Senspray carb.; gear-driven mag.; 4-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 650x65 mm. tyres. Price: Solo, £85; with Sidecar, £100.
Rudge-Whitworth, Ltd., Coventry.
Chief interest on the Rudge stand centres round the models, both single and twin cylinder, fitted with the new four-speed gear box and all chain drive. This gear box, the double helical pinions of which are constantly in mesh, was described in our last issue and can be studied in detail on the stand. Opportunity is also afforded of scrutinising the technical details of the engine which, both in the case of the single and twin cylinder types, contains many special features. A sectional model on the stand lays bare the piston, which is aluminium and has special grooving designed to facilitate lubrication.
The 998 c.c. twin-cylinder outfit forms an imposing display, and the fitting and general arrangement of the new four-speed gear have been carried out in a most practical manner. The bracket supporting the gear lever quadrant, for instance, is brazed instead of being clipped to the frame.
The general specification of single and twin-cylinder all-chain models is similar, and the Rudge-Multi belt-driven machines at £55 are also well represented.
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