Kirkstone a

A Lea-Francis radiator and gearbox fitted to a Vulcan built car with an Anzani side-valve engine.

 

 Engine:  Anzani  side-valve, 1496, 8' 9", 3' 10"
   Also Meadows 4ED and 4EC engines
 Wheelbase 8' 9"
Track 3' 10"

Built by Vulcan at Southport, only the gearboxes were made by Lea-Francis. The chassis had semi-elliptic springs all round, an overhead worm-drive rear axle and artillery wheels. The heavy body and low-powered Anzani engine, even with its twin Zenith carburettors gave little performance, which is probably why 38 of the 97 or so Kirkstones built had a Meadows 4ED instead, or in one case 4EC. The Kirkstone was reasonably well equipped; standard fittings included a luggage rack, bulb and electric horn, windscreen wiper and, on the four-seater a rear screen.

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