peter heath
Peter Heath

Austin Hereford

What a car!

The Austin A70 Hereford has a 4 cylinder 2200 cc engine. What were they thinking? It was absurdly powerful and wicked fast. Especially with the head ground. We pushed it so hard we burned out the rings and had terrible problem with belching smoke. We took a hosepipe from the crankcase breather outlet and led it out that little chrome vent on the side of the car. Didn't seem to affect the performance much and we still had an excellent time. Used a lot of oil, though.

We thought it looked really cool.