A chap came up to me at last weekend's rally and was rattling on about a
Coventry Victor marine engine he has/had that was exactly the same as my
Norman T300. He thought they shared the same castings.
Was he inhabiting a planet of his own (he appeared to exhibit a number of
beatnik characteristics) or was there such a beast? I could see how a
distant memory addled by too much wacky baccy could recall a standard
Coventry Victor horizontal twin as looking slightly similar to a Norman T
series but he seemed adamant. Was there any tie-up between the two
On a slightly different subject, I noticed that whilst I got two offers for
my Amanco from the engine men, the general public seemed to be far more
interested in my T300. I would have thought that a large(ish) shiny red
engine hitting-and missing would be more appealing to the average punter
than a little T300 droning away, but apparently not. The other odd thing I
noticed was that for obvious reasons, my Lister H3 pump was of no interest
to the engine men but some of the female public were mesmerized by it
(perhaps there's something sub-conscience (sp?) phallic about it's action!).
Oh, and nobody, but nobody, was in the slightest bit interested in my almost
immaculate, original BSA 300W charging set even though it was driving a
couple of blindingly bright spot lamps. I won't bother showing that again
(the drone drove me and fellow rallyists insane anyway!).
16 years ago