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Tuning a Standard 10


Modifying a Standard 10 in 1955


Soon after it was introduced, it was realised that the basic Standard Eight/Ten engine,  was very rugged and could be developed and tuned to produce far more power. This engine was designed by  David Eley, who was made an honorary member of the Standard Motor Club in 2006


One of the first attempts to tune this engine resulted in a kit, produced by Alexander Engineering, and their modification did not invalidate the manufacturers warranty.


This article, sent to me by Steve Webb, describes the modifications and effect on performance and is authored by John Bolger of Autocar. My thanks to Steve for sending this in and to Autocar for their permission to reprint it.


If you click on the thumbprint to the left, the page will be downloaded as a full size  PDF document. This may take a minute or so if you are a narrowband.


I know that a number of cars with this modification survive, so I would be interested in reports and articles describing their use on the road today