Re: Judging

Been away at the Annual Rally of the Farm Machinery Preservation Society in
Essex this weekend (pics on the website hopefully next week) and guess
what......My Fuller and Johnson won "best restored engine on the
Rallyfield", gob smacked or what.
Aren't Rally judges just great.......
Pete Aldous
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Well, I do understand your point about Nissan Primeras, but people
> positively dote on Norton Commandos. When I was a bike mechanic at a main
> dealers in the 1970's, these were new. They were cr*p then and now they are
> OLD cr*
p.
>
> Their faults have either been engineered out over the last thirty years or
> have been accepted as part and parcel of the beast.
>
> However, I know of no club for Datsun 1200 Sunnys, a nicer little 30 year
> old car it would be hard to find. I used to stick my foot on the floor at
> Reading and take it off again turning off the M4 into Bristol an hour later,
> 90 uphill, 100 down. I wore out a set - front and back, mind - of tyres in
> 8,000 miles and I was damned if I could break it.
>
> Funny old world. innit?
>
> Regards,
>
> Kim Siddorn
>
> Bacon is a friend
> in the salad bowl of life
>
>
> >
> > > Well done, Martin, nice surprise for you. I wish I could have seen your
> > > face!
> > >
> > > I too have mixed feeling about judging having been dragged into a > Vintage
> > > motorcycle conkers as a Triumph specialist a few years ago. Dear me, > talk
> > > about hard looks and heavy breathing. Originality is all in those > circles
> > > and the replacement of cadmium plate with zinc will just not do, I'm > > afraid.
> > >
> > Sounds like the car concours competitions. Everything has to be original > as
> > far as possible. The hose clips have to have the right heads on the > screws,
> > the batteries have to be black not white & modern. I have even heard of
> > cases where the bolt heads are all aranged to face the same way. Not my > cup
> > of tea but nice to see and I can apreciate the work & effort required. I
> > often wonder how we will ever restore todays cars in about 30 yers time. > Can
> > you imagine getting all misty eyed over a Nissan Primera?
> > I have never been lucky enough to win an engine award, well done Martin. I
> > have always suspected that the more modern and smaller engines are at a
> > disadvantage when the judges come round. Is my 1980 ex-lawnmower engine > ever
> > likely to be in the running no matter how good it looks? If I were to > chrome
> > plate the whole thing, would stand more chance?
> > On the subject of old technology, I am led to believe that there are now
> > interest groups in restoring old PC's.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
>
>
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Pete Aldous
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Congratulations Pete, well deserved too, if the photos are anything to go by!
BTW, I'm going to use the ST P3 to drive an old dynamo. I measured the shaft to bed plate distance last night and both are six inches.
Serendipity ..................
Regards,
Kim Siddorn.
"He who is tired of bacon is tired of life"
King George III
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J K Siddorn
Kim,
I would be very interested in seeing the final result if you have a chance to mail me a pic or two.
Regards.
-- Pete Aldous
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Pete Aldous
Of course I will Pete ;o))
I've found the ST an early open magnet magneto that works ok. My problem now is a cooling system..............
Regards,
Kim Siddorn.
"He who is tired of bacon is tired of life"
King George III
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J K Siddorn

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