Hope you all had a good christmas and got the presents you wanted. Santa was
very kind and delivered a set of Tangye pumps as shown.
Sizes are 3.1/4" & 4.1/4", additionally but not in the photo are the same
sizes but with countrshaft and gearing.
All are approx 60 years old and unused, haveing been stored at a
distributors. Hopefully two will be out at the 1000 Engine rally next June.
They will be wiped down and sympathetically mounted.
I got "World's Fastest Indian" - excellent! - and Jeremy Clarkson doing
nasty things to American cars - mildly amusing if laboured sometimes.
At the Mince Pie crank up I found a couple of bits & pieces and an old
oscilloscope. Dunno if it works yet. One of the club members very kindly
brought me an Avo. Not perfect but a WW2 Air Ministry item, so worth
pursuing. Turns out during Christmas family do conversation with Daughter's
partner that his mate at work fixes them !
Sadly, my old dog Harry reached the end of her tether on Christmas Eve & we
had to take her to the RSPCA for a quiet end at 8.30PM. I believe we were
not far ahead of the grim canine reaper and that she'd crammed a fair bit
into her 15 years of life. We are now petless for the first time in around
thirty years & it is very odd to come into a dark, quiet house without
window nose daubs and hairy additions to the carpet's pile. Hazel says we
are not looking for a swift replacement, but we'll see........
If quizzes are quizzical,
what are tests?
The new "Fred" book.Great read ,nearly finished it in fact I'm rationing
myself to a few pages at night before I go "beak under wing".
A couple of SBAC DVDs 1949-86.
Mince pie crankup was B****y cold and for once I took an engine my latest
purchase a new old stock 1hp O&R with reduction gearbox.Transportation was
easy ,a supermarket plastic carrier bag.Not run it yet due to a age hardened
and shrunken fuel pipe.Engine came with a brown envelope containing all the
paperwork spares list and operating instructions.There is quite a healthy
website for these units.
As Mike says, the Wessex mince pie crank up was cold. Quite well attended
though - about twenty engines & fifty people. Oddly enough, this was an
almost identical figure to be found at the New Year crank up held by the
Bristol & SGSEC on Sunday. They did burgers too ;o)) We had a barn to hide
in but apart from the wind chill, the weather was dry. Packed up & went home
as it started to rain.
Anyway, the valve oscilloscope I bought for a pittance at the Wessex do
was.fired up over the weekend & I found that of my two valve signal
generators, only one appeared to be doing so. Ossy worked just fine, so
another addition to my growing collection of aging electronic toys.
Anyone fairly local to Bristol that can look at the signal genny for me? Not
expecting it done for nothing of course.
You don't like motorcycles then Martin? Unusual for an engine man I'd have