Lea-Francis Vehicles

Lea-Francis J Type 12/22 1925-1928

Engine:
Meadows 4EC, 1496cc, 11.9hp 28bhp

Wheelbase:
8' 9"

Track:
3' 9"

Designed in late 1925, the 1926 Lea-Francis range saw a number of modifications being made to the chassis design. The newly designated J, K, L, M and N types kept the quarter elliptic rear springs, hand-brake operating on the transmission and cone clutch of the earlier models, but with improvements such as stiffer rear cross-members and improved rear spring mounting. All models, except the G Type, now came with four wheel brakes as standard.

 

Fitted with the Meadows 4EC engine the chassis was classified the J Type and designated as the standard 12hp model. More J Types were built than any other single model of car at the Lower Ford Street works. Only the post war 14hp saloon was made in higher numbers.

 

Bodies for the J type were Avon four seaters with two seaters and coupes by Cross and Ellis. A few saloons were fitted by Vulcan and one or two bodies by Midland Motor Body Co.

 

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