Cotton Dart by Philip Sidney - written 21/11/2016 17:31:15

?I was amazed to find the reference to this engine that was designed by my father. I would very much like to see it, and if anyone could put me in touch with the current owner,I would be most grateful. He was a prolific designer and if his name, Arthur Alexander Sidney is searched, it should come up with another venture which involved fitting his own design and build of a diesel engine into a Norton frame in the 1950s. Unfortunately this engine failed to make production due to lack of funds and I do not think there is a survivor. In the 60s, I rode a Lambretta scooter fitted with a direct injection fuel system he designed and which underwent evaluation by Norton Villiers and Ford. For his sins he also owned a 112ft 1942 Fairmile B motor launch with two 600hp Hall Scott petrol engines that has long outlived him and is berthed at Rye awaiting funds for restoration. Again search RML 526 if interested.



 



 


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