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  1. Personally I prefer: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=52.59680&lon=-2.08730&layers=6&b=1 Richard It's a similar problem with canoeists, maybe there could be 'campsites' e.g. Ocker Hill Richard
  2. Awww, your belief in us is touching - if misguided.... We're at the 'wouldn't it be a good idea to include walkers!' stage. Nikki and John informally walked part of the challenge a few years back, so we counted them in as competitors. That's as far as we have got - it needs a proper think if walkers are to be competitive in some overall BCN Challenge Winner thing. Clearly having a walking category with it's own Golden Boot is possible There's another can-o-worms I'd like to open at some point which is canoeists. Equally as difficult to work out Richard
  3. We've already co-opted Andy for other purposes Richard
  4. Yes, you would be a 'proper' contestant - only the third from memory It's something that needs developing really. We haven't got a plan for people walking parts of the BCN that cannot be navigated by boat, and I think we should have. It needs someone to push the boundaries a bit and se where we end up Richard
  5. We could have exactly the same multipliers on each section every year. We don't because it is likely to favour experienced crews who know the ins and outs of the competition. We change the points per section to mix up the routes each time And I don't have any evidence that the W&E is more in need of moving boats than any other part of the BCN - the Tame Valley section above Newton junction for instance. If you can have information on boat usage and maintenance need that could help with planning the competition I'd be interested to see it Richard
  6. Not on Tawny! That's what all the crew are taken along for - bowhauling Richard
  7. Hi Laurence, that would be an HW2, and it's going to be too big for Erebus's engine hole Richard
  8. There's a braided hose coming out of the top of the tank Richard
  9. No, we haven't sent out the forms yet, you haven't been missed out! Richard
  10. It's getting good at that! Richard
  11. My understanding is, if the chamber inserts are loose, you cannot skim the head. If you leave them in, they interfere with the tool tip. If you leave them out, they stand too far off the face of the head when you put them back in and the gasket will blow around the inserts. Richard
  12. Where are the three missing combustion chamber inserts? Richard
  13. It is the latter, of course Richard Is it possible to swim in the stuff at the bottom of Ryders Green? Richard
  14. That'll be because she hasn't sent it yet! Richard
  15. We are wondering if your email account is somehow bouncing emails with multiple recipients. I'll get Sue to send you an individual email Richard
  16. Hi Jan, your email address is bouncing messages back - could you let us have it again to be sure we have it right Richard
  17. Yes, the pools are navigable - but don't imagine the whole pool is the same depth. As with any BCN boating, stay away from the edges! There's a new supermarket the other side of the M5 and I think mooring rings. We've winded there Richard
  18. We have a BMC 2.2 in our distressed engine pile that has been giving up parts to other engines for years now. The parts you are after should still be available Richard
  19. Give Sue a ring on 01926 356200. I'll let her know what it is you are looking for Richard
  20. The only book I have found that has that gearbox in it is rather odd. We've got quite a number of Lister/Petter manuals and handbooks from Peter at Uxbridge, many of which are of curiosity value rather than being practical. In them, from a series produced (probably) under Hawker-Siddeley are a handful of Armstrong Siddeley books for a two cylinder engine, which we had been ignoring On closer examination, the engine in the books isn't an A~S, it's a Petter PH2/PH2W and it has a parts list for that gearbox. Even more remarkable as I haven't been able to find a Petter book with it in We've got a few left Richard
  21. It looks very BMC/Parsons to me! Many PH2 engines have one Richard
  22. If you haven't used it since 2020, I'd give it a good run before doing anything else Richard
  23. You can't! It's propshaft off, reduction box off, gearbox top off, dismantle the cross shaft and pull out the half shafts, Remove the reverse toggle, remove the bolts that hold down the reverse band. Then you can lift out the clutch pack The pack needs a special tool to dismantle it unfortunately I've done two so far this year Richard
  24. The forward clutch doesn't fail in many way. It could be stuck (in which case the engine stalls when you select reverse), It could have lost all the teeth on the fibre plates (in which case you'd have no forward), it can drag, or it can break and the broken parts wedge the plates in forward Have you got fully engaged forward, or is it just dragging? I suspect drag as you can get reverse. If it is dragging, chances are the fibre plates have distorted. The solution is to replace them Richard
  25. We've got an old stock original pipe if you wanted to go that way. Chances are it is for fitting the gauge to the fan housing. Otherwise, it's going to be a standard BSP nut and nipple, you'll need to get the nipple fitted to your new pipe - I prefer silver soldering Richard
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