Clas­sic cross­word

David Cass

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia - By Across 1.

Toy­ota’s long-run­ning main­stream lux­ury car se­ries — the com­pany’s longest-run­ning se­ries, built in 14 gen­er­a­tions from 1955 (5) 8. Me­chan­i­cal part of a ve­hi­cle en­gine that op­er­ates the valves, con­trol­ling their open­ing and clos­ing in the dif­fer­ent stages of the en­gine’s op­er­at­ing cy­cle (8) 9. La ----- was a 1927–’40 com­pan­ion lower-priced make to Cadil­lac, GM’S pres­tige car di­vi­sion (5) 10. Near-leg­endary but un­suc­cess­ful pre-war twin-en­gine rac­ing car from Alfa Romeo; the Uk-built Alfa-aitken spe­cial which used var­i­ous parts of the cars was raced in New Zealand in the 1950s (8) 11. Pop­u­lar name for the widely used Ford V6 and V4 en­gine se­ries built from 1966 to 1988 (and to 2000 in South Africa) (5) 12. US ab­bre­vi­a­tion for the Amer­i­can term for wish­bone-type in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion (1,1,1) 16. Model name for In­no­centi’s 1974–’75 Ital­ian-built ver­sion of the Austin Al­le­gro (6) 17. UK car com­pany ac­tive (on and off) from 1959 into the 21st cen­tury; early cars fea­tured well-en­gi­neered ply­wood con­struc­tion (6) 18. The cam and --- steer­ing sys­tem (aka cam and lever) is less fre­quently used now than in pre-power-steer­ing days — it of­fered more me­chan­i­cal ad­van­tage than rack sys­tems, at the cost of some pre­ci­sion (3) 23. Model name for the fi­nal se­ries of Hotchkiss pri­vate cars, built from 1950 to 1954; four- or six-cylin­der ver­sions were avail­able (5) 24. Metal disc in­serted to seal the cast­ing hole in the wa­ter jacket of an en­gine block: in pre-an­tifreeze days, it could pop out to pre­vent cracked blocks when cool­ing wa­ter froze overnight (4,4) 25. The lower front panel of a car, be­low the ra­di­a­tor grille (5) 26. A vin­tage Lan­cia, a 1922–’25 4.6-litre V8-pow­ered lux­ury car (8) 27. A more for­mal name for the ‘suck’ phase of the ‘suck-squeeze-bang-blow’ four-stroke en­gine cy­cle (5)

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