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BMC memo

19 May 1961

From : Jack Daniels
To : Alec issigonis
Subject : ADO50

We have, as requested, squirted water through a hose at the distributor of our ADO50 vehicle which is currently fitted with a plastic cover of the type Mr Appleby proposes for production. During this check the engine did not miss a beat even though the cover HT leads etc were smothered with water.

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