I hear that whoever is currently the ‘custodian’ of the George Reed 1919 Scott for the VMCC has allowed it to freeze up and crack the cylinder block, so presumably no antifreeze or anti-corrosion additives in the engine and radiator. Over the years this fine old machine has ‘lost’ its legshields, lights, horn, etc’., some of which have been replaced, but to hear this sad news is dreadful ! INEXCUSABLE….
Why am I not surprised , I have a Dennis motor mower engine to repair ( air cooled ) that the owner at sometime had added antifreeze to the engine oil at the moment it is solid. not Scott related but a well made piece of machinery .I just hope that the Scott gets a good man to repair it.
My ‘informant’ also told me that the VMCC HQ at Burton upon Trent is ‘falling apart’, with resignations, rebellion, etc.. Maybe the George Reed Scott disaster is a symptom of a general malaise ? All very sad, and ominous….
😀 😀 😀 😀 Why don’t we buy it for the club..?? The VMCC need the money and we have the expertise and commitment to rescue this historic machine,, The SOC have the cash and its a cast iron “investment” we could lend it out and monitor its progress.. Is this suggestion a “no brainer” ?? Regards to All Ted and Alison.. 😀 😀
Hmm, I’m surprised at that good news. My ‘informant’ is normally spot-on with his information. Maybe somebody was winding him up… I apologise to anybody who like me, has been mislead by the incorrect information.