The correspondence suggesting a re-print of the Book of the Scott raises an interesting point, as Matt never actually produced a handbook for the Birmingham models (i.e tele forks, swinging arm, alternator electrics etc).
I did think of producing such a document (with proper consultation with David Holder of course) but given only about (say) 150 or so Birmingham models survived, I do not think it would be worth it.
However, perhaps this suggection might help. What about forming a sub-section in The Club called “The Birmingham Register”, for the direct interchange of info/spares/helpline etc. on Birmingham models.
This would be an alternative to taking space in “yowl” and give a quicker response to requirements than two0monthly reciprocals.
To fund it, there could be a small extra charge for all those who wish to subscribe.
Jeff Case already has the makings of such an arrangement already in place.
I do not think there are enough Birmingham models to warrant the cost of a new “Owners Hand Book. A centre page pull out in “Yowl” ,on a regular basis,would build into a booklet containing stuff not in the Shipley Scott Owners hand book.Info. on forks ,swinging arm, alternator etc are the sort of thing required. Past issues of “yowl”have allready covered some of the stuff required. New owners don”t have this info.I am not in favour of any seperation from yowl or the club.The editor has never refused any Birmingham stuff I have submitted (as yet!). Geoff Case.