What a refreshingly positive and interesting post from SC! I have little real knowledge of what you are talking about, but it's definitely one of the brighter things I've seen you put on here. Great news about the apprenticeship too. Like you say, something to get your silver claws into
I am back on the happy pills and this time I am not coming off, as these things don't have the nasty side effects that made me quit the last lot and they have an added bonus, one can get drunk on two pints so quids in, not that I drink much these days these meds seem to kill that desire.
The piston rings, something will fit, I have done it before on an old engine that parts were not available for, a Villiers engine fitted to an Allen scythe, mind it was a four stroke, but a piston is a piston, and I still have my bore grinder, not really meant for enlarging bores, but it has worked before for the fraction of enlargement if it is needed- Bodgit and Leggit Engineering again.
I have 1970's Clinton outboard to do next, then a Suffolk Colt lawn mower then a Villiers driven diaphragm pump then there is a sodding long wheel base series three landrover that needs attention, will have to get a brush cutter to get at that thing. But other stuff that is there that will need attention at some point is a Morris Traveller, an Austin A40 van and a Suzuki GP100
1992 Saracen Traverse Elite ( Sadly Lost
1993 Saracen Tufftrax Elite. ( STOLEN IN PLYMOUTH AREA !!!- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 92#1202592
1995 GT Timberline.
Variety is the spice of life, Ignore people one day, annoy them the next !