This engine uses a rubber belt to open and close the valves . . . my engine uses two little aluminium sticks.

Tuesday saw me back up the doctor's surgery regarding my leg - it seems that Sandwell hospital had

not passed the details on to the Stone Cross surgery . . . why am I not surprised ?


Fired the computer up on Wednesday morning and was greeted with the message "Hard disk failure is imminent" . . oops.

The rest of the day was spent buying a new drive and cloning the old one - it all seems happy again now.


Managed to buy a "big bore" barrel and piston kit for the Bantam - what's the betting this will end in tears ?


Sunday was spent, video camera in hand, messing around with overhead cam single cylinder motorcycle engines.