Anyway, up the A49 to Whitchurch to one of the largest car breaking operations I've ever seen and having spent a good chunk of my life in the motor trade, I've seen a few! They were of course expecting me & Bob came round the counter all smiles "We've found out more about it" and handed me a copy of my article on the ABC Vee4 that I wrote for our club magazine..... The perils of being a knowledgeable specialist, I'm afraid ;o))
The ABC Vee 4 engine (1952-8, APU, Blackburn Beverley only) was as shown on E-Pay, PLUS - I am delighted to say - the magnetos, fan with its cowling and cooling ducts that mine lacks. It was oily & looked like it had just been hauled blinking into the light having been used yesterday. I bought it without hesitation & we shoved it into the back of the BMW where it still resides, hiding under a brown blanket looking inconspicuous. I *might* have it with me at Astle Park.
So there you are, I have two now!
On the way back, I called in to see a bloke about a GPO charging set. His grandson answered the door, dog sitting whilst they were in France for a few days! Typical luck. But the phone did it & we dickered before I looked at it. But when I examined it, I eschewed it as I have one just the same already. My thanks to Christopher Tidy for finding it for me.
And so home, lickity-spit, managing to be in half an hour before Hazel.