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Povertycove

Saxon Races in NJ, finishes second

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Andy Wallace raced his Saxon speedster at the Race of Gentlemen in NJ early this summer. In two heats he came in second, the first against a hopped up model T, the second against a big 1914 Studebaker.  Each two-car heat was only an eighth mile. Andy feels he could have caught the Stude in a quarter mile. He points out that his opponents both came in next to last!

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Reading a history of Bell auto parts, the article said they built a midget using a 1918 Saxon engine. What kind of potential is there with a Saxon engine?

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The Saxon four is rated at about 12-14 hp. Built by Continental, the little engine was unstressed and exceptionally durable, and always tuned for economy. The roadster was known to get 35 mpg. I have no idea what kind of power you could get from it if you tried, but it wasn’t uncommon to see these modified into racing form.

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