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Pit Box 2018

ETA 5 Twin: Amongst a large quantity of original material from the Bedford family were a series of sketches of modifications and additional parts to enable two 5cc ETA diesels to be mounted in a tethered car. Both engines were mounted individually but with the cylinder of the forward one reversed so that both motors shared a single venturi and needle valve. The engines were geared together driving the rear axle through a single flywheel and clutch. The second photo shows the installation, although whether the car was ever finished or run remains open to conjecture. Notes on the back of the sketches indicate that this was all the work of a Mr Rutherford from Belfast.                                                  Thanks to Miles Patience for the drawings and photos. Jan 2018