Classic Trial - - CULTURE BUTLER 250 TEMPEST 1964 -

The names used by Chris But­ler for his prod­ucts are all evoca­tive! The his­to­ri­ans of Bri­tish fighter air­craft from WWII among you will cer­tainly recog­nise the names of: Tem­pest, Fury (used by the Hawker Com­pany) and, of course, the most fa­mous of all Spit­fire! The mod­els called Tem­pest and Fury were fit­ted with a Vil­liers 32A en­gine with a cast iron bar­rel on the early mod­els which was re­placed by an alu­minium type (Parkin­son) on the later ver­sions. The Spit­fires were equipped with th ‘Star­maker’ en­gine from Vil­liers. All en­gine ca­pac­i­ties were 246cc (66x72mm) and gave around 12bhp with a four-speed gear­box with the fol­low­ing ra­tios: 8.1 / 10.7 / 19.2 / 28.8. Sus­pen­sion was pro­vided by Gir­ling.

John Lee, Scott Trial 1966

John Lee SSDT

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