Just back from the 1000 engine rally, fair to poor weather, engines not all that special this year, nothing that really jumped out at you. That's not quite as bad as it sounds, what was there was fine, but too many 'small' engines and not enough of the larger ones that this show was famous for. Must have been a record number of Lister D's, David McCreath's Fowlers almost looked out of place!
Probably the most interesting item was a Lister D powered Lacey-Hulbert diving compressor, really unusual and was in running order. Stalls were up to scratch, especially if you looked around for the occasional bargain.
Saw a lot of the regulars, Kim, Martin P, Dan Howden, David McCreath, Philip T-E et al. Missed the beer tent gathering at 1pm as we were hunting for Onan bits and didn't notice the time! Anton van der Cruijsen was there, brought over some Junkers literature for me to copy and return, plus he presented Rita with a lovely pair of miniature Dutch clogs.
Got a brand new fuel pump for the Onan, not quite the right one but close enough to be well worth picking up. Got some literature, Bryce injection, Ward lathe, couple of Hatz manuals, plus a couple of new King Dick spanners for portland in August.
Also collected the Petter AV1 generator after delivering to Stourbidge rail depot, that's in the back of the van, have a look at it tomorrow.
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