I hope to see all of the usual crowd at Enstone this coming Saturday, If you
are coming John M I will have my hat on the correct way so no point looking
at the back.
Ignore the weather reports its going to be a nice day.
I'll be there early, hopefully leaving here at seven.
For those collecting or delivering stuff to/from me, I am driving a red
Volvo 740 estate, D135GAE. It is my custom to try to get as close to the
venue as possible!
I've sent my mobile number privately to those I'm expecting to see.
Wearing your badge, aren't you? ;o))
J. Kim Siddorn,
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We'll be there wont be spending much though, engine budget is spent
this month. i'm bringing my mug, and a cup so make sure the kettles on
I'll do that as I've always got my digicamera with me.
I buy something & put it in shot with the vendor's vehicle, take picture.
Doesn't matter so much at Enstone as it's not so big, but it's a real help
at Old Sodbury.
J. Kim Siddorn,
Done our share of driving this week, got back from Manchester this morning at
00.45 so a lay-in was prescribed... :-)
Never made it to Enstone yet, always seems to have been something happening to
prevent us going.
Peter & Rita Forbes
I am pleased to announce I went home almost empty, my plea to the public may
have worked :-)) It read " We are both married to understanding women, their
understanding of the situation is that for the sake of our health we have to
return with an empty trailer".
My only problem was the lake I appeared to park in so we paddled a lot.
My tea making skills were put to the test especially when my stove played
up, it worked alright at home this evening.
A nice day if a little chilly and some much needed funds to get the brakes
working and an MOT on the Bedford which sadly is going to be also sold . My
wife is finding it very difficult to get into my work van so the Bedford is
being sold to buy a car. Not just any car though, I have the opportunity to
buy a 1969 Rover P6 3500 Auto which will help my wife and give me some fun.
It has a tow bar so you may see it on day runs next year.
Well for me its now time to knuckle down and get a project up and running
for next year, some of you I will no doubt see during the winter but for the
rest of you the new year will not come soon enough as I enjoy the banter and
friendship that is with us and amongst us. Hibernate well.
Heavy lumps of Petter successfully delivered to Roland C, several NG
regulars met and greeted, a very few quid spent on odds and sods, then a
nice lunch in Burford - all in a very pleasant day. Mind you, having vowed
to dispose of radios, I went home with another - a cream DAC90A which I was
forced to buy by the thoroughly unfair sales tactic of pricing it at seven
quid! I believe Kim was taken in by similar sharp practice and went home
with a Douglas flat twin ;-)
Poss.my fault.I offered Kim a Douglas genset manual when I supplied the Tiny
Tim book.His reply"I don't need one, I don't own a Douglas twin".
Copies available to all (Operation and maintainance of the Douglas 1200VA
350Watt Gen set)
I got up at 6.00am for my sins, my passenger (not an engine man) arrived
unsuspecting at 6.45 & had it explained to him on the M5 when he couldn't
escape! He enthused though, said his dad would love it & bought himself some
files & a couple of hammers.
Got to Enstone at 8.30. The overnight rain had cleared & it was a cool but
pleasant morning with gliders fighting the gusty wind above us.
I at once found a cobwebbed & dusty Norman SC in very complete order (carb,
WD screened mag, rocker box lid) at the very first stall. It has old & stiff
oil inside, but rotates smoothly. I'm tempted to get it going & leave it
exactly as found, cobwebs 'n all! Usefully, it has a vee belt groove turned
into the flywheel rim & a flat belt pulley of decent width as well. I look
forward to hearing it blat sooner rather than later.
On I went, casting too & fro like a spaniel in the reeds.
I came upon a Douglas twin - the OHV one based on the Mk5 motorcycle engine.
You can just see it in photo 9 of Arthur's selection perched at the tailgate
of the trailer. As Nick said, I did my best to avoid it, even though the
vendor only wanted offers in the region of £40. Swine, what dirty trick ;o))
I even walked away, coming back to it half an hour later to find it still
for sale. It is in very good order & is in a neat carrying frame with petrol
tank, carb, mag & even the original oil bath air filter. It turns over very
smoothly without clanking noises - and without any noticeable compression!
The only thing I can see straightaway that need doing is the flywheel is
sans woodruff key & is loose on the mainshaft.I offered him £20, but I'd
come back, hadn't I? so he knew I was keen & we settled at £35.
A nice old pine toolbox for £2.00 completed my day.
I saw Roland who came bearing gifts, a dynamo for me ( my grateful thanks!)
and a crank for Mike H. Arthur Griffin took away the switchboard that Hazel
had taken a dislike to following an early morning toe-stubbing incident.
Nick looked cold & bemoaned his enforced purchase of a radio & John (?)
kindly brought a section of stainless pipe to see if it fitted ST flattie
exhausts. Alas no ...... Martin was cheery & not happy with his stove - what
was it Martin? I was tempted by his signal generator, but have several
already. Others waved & said hi - small world, our, innit?
J. Kim Siddorn,
Yes, t'was I. Sorry it didn't fit.
My wife has a theory that SE enthusiasts are a self perpetuating closed
group who simply buy & sell the same engines time after time.
I'm having trouble convincing her otherwise.