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Re: Why the British drink warm beer

: I've never been to Great Britain, so I can't say if this is true:
: I've been told the British drink their beer at a temperature
: which is just slightly below room temperature. When I asked why
: they would do that, I was told "They have Lucas
: refrigerators.

: If I ever need to do a business study I'd like to do one on Lucas's
: survivability. I can't understand how they can still be in
: business. What with all the bad word-of-mouth advertising that
: they have received over the decades, the loss of automotive and
: motorcycle companies they supplied, bad economic times, and all
: these jokes and insults. How'd they do it?

: PGJ

Well some of these stories come from reusing equipment designed for other applications. The Brit sports cars used a bunch of repurposed engines from other equipment since there was never enough market to warrant the costs of developing a new engine. Tractors have their engines way up in the air where putting a device like a distributor down on the bottom of the engine made it easier to service. Used on a car though, that's not a great place for one, prone to getting wet from splashes from the tires. Not bad design or bad equipment as some think, just a pretty small market that caused most of the problems.

Bill H.

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