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Black Widow

Colin

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That's easy Bill. A standard Comet was sold to a bloke called Hayley. Now Hayley had some connection with the space industry, and whilst experimenting with go-faster goodies supplied by a Mr. Nasa, he hit on some tuning parts from a crashed Black Widow. On fitting these the Comet reached asteroidal speeds and was last seen streaking across a night sky. It's a well-known fact, and everyone has heard of Hayleys (Halley's Ed) Comet.
 
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highbury731

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This is the 'Engine and Frame Number, DVLA' section. I am most [COLOR=#00000]perturbed that no-one has established the correct engine number prefix of the Black Widow. Of course, following strict VOC confidentiality rules, the actual engine and frame numbers (UFM and RFM)[/COLOR] can not be disclosed publicly.
 

Simon Dinsdale

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VOC Member
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This is the 'Engine and Frame Number, DVLA' section. I am most [COLOR=#00000]perturbed that no-one has established the correct engine number prefix of the Black Widow. Of course, following strict VOC confidentiality rules, the actual engine and frame numbers (UFM and RFM)[/COLOR] can not be disclosed publicly.
I can divulge the following:
Genuine Stevenage made Vincent Black Shadow engine number prefix: F10AB/1B/
Suspect unknown location made Black Widow engine number prefix: FAKE/1B/
 

Bill Thomas

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Sounds to me like a Vincent Factory Secret ?, Area 51 ??, Lost records ?
We have all heard that one !.

Someone caught me trying to start my ex L/ning rep', Asked if it was an Old BSA !,
And would it start ?.
So who would know ?.
 

Colin

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VOC Member
Sorry Graham. This was Bill Hayley of "Rock around the Clock" fame (you are far too young) and the "Clock" was a euphemism for the "world". Fifties Rock and Roll had a lot of hidden meanings which only the afficionados were aware of.

I know these things as "The Dreamland Rendezvous Club Jive Challenge Competition 4-9-59
WINNER
C MANNING"
and I have the medal to prove it.
Not just a pretty face you know, so there.!
 

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