Hey John, thanks for caring :)
Nah I didn't get the Amanco, it was perfect, I just couldn't afford it.
Haven't been around much on the group recently, due to getting rather
discouraged that the engine I wanted was just sitting there in all its rusty
glory and I couldn't have it.
During the clean-up at the weekend, I came across a 4" diameter flat
pulley that looked "Lister D-ish"
I'll have to get under the racks in the workshop to check it agin a
Lister D crankshaft, but if it's OK and you haven't sourced one yet,
give me a shout.
Most of us have lusted after various bits and pieces over the years,
only to find that it was out of reach either financially or by
Never get downhearted, it will come round again and you will get
another chance at it. It may not be the same engine even, but you will
always get another bite at the cherry.
Age is on your side as well, a lot of us are getting to the the stage
where our collections are starting to be reduced through lack of room
or we are just too old to drag them around! It is even worse when you
have to sell your favourite engine 'cos you can't swing it over or the
transport is a problem etc etc.
You're at the start of it all, just keep looking and don't rely on SEM
or free-ads, make some good contacts at engine shows etc., that's
where a lot of stuff comes from.
Hello Chris CW,
I thought you'd gone a bit quiet, too. Are you coming to the Sodbury Sort
out? Ought to be crowds of stuff there.
Don't be downhearted, there is always another deal just around the corner
I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me
than a free frontal lobotomy!