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Old 28-05-08, 02:20 PM   #11
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I had a really nice early engine,small and light and easily carried away. Because of the problems of theft of early engines it worried me that this engine could dissapear over night without any noise. I believe these people know engines very well and have contacts in America to dispose of them.I think they were caught because they sold too many good engines to the wrong (right) guy. I sadly sold my engine mainly due to this fact.
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Old 17-06-08, 02:26 PM   #12
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Its a real shame you felt you had to part with an engine due to this nasty business.

I see the people who are implicated in these crimes are selling engines on ebay again. Unbelievable.

I really hope the engine community give them the flick and no-one bids on their auction.

If they can't make money out of the hobby, they will move on, which would be a good thing!
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Old 19-10-08, 06:08 PM   #13
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What is the latest on this,anyone heard?
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Old 27-11-08, 03:00 AM   #14
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Just got my Stationary Engine and I see there is another police request for information.

They are asking about a 3hp National, s/n 5469 and a 1986? Crossley Inverted Poppet valve engine, s/n 28575. The engines were sold in Queensland, Australia back in 2002.

"Anyone who can shed light on the ownerhsip, location and movement of these engines, from 2002 to present day should contact Detective Constable Neil Dye on dyen@norfolk.pnn.police.uk ......"

I see there is a typo in the date of the Crossley, can anyone shed any light on the right date ?
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Old 27-11-08, 09:52 AM   #15
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I realise that I'm just not "in the know", but is this in any way related to the early Otto Crossley that was on ebay last week, then seemed to suddenly disappear, after it had reached almost 5K?

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Old 27-11-08, 12:30 PM   #16
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I realise that I'm just not "in the know", but is this in any way related to the early Otto Crossley that was on ebay last week, then seemed to suddenly disappear, after it had reached almost 5K?
That ones back on now, apparantly pulled off by ebay due to some mistake the seller had made.

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Old 28-11-08, 11:04 AM   #17
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I realise that I'm just not "in the know", but is this in any way related to the early Otto Crossley that was on ebay last week, then seemed to suddenly disappear, after it had reached almost 5K?

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Hi Martin,

I am not aware that the Otto Crossley on ebay is related, the Crossley mentioned in this thread is an inverted type, so definately a different engine.

What I do know is that it is gone off ebay again.

Frankly, (my personal opinion of course) if that engine was free to a good home, I still wouldn't want it in my garage.

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Hi Hot Tube,is this latest inverted the one that was sold at auction in Australia,and 'spirited' out without a licence?
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Old 28-11-08, 12:25 PM   #19
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Hi Martin,

I am not aware that the Otto Crossley on ebay is related, the Crossley mentioned in this thread is an inverted type, so definately a different engine.

What I do know is that it is gone off ebay again.

Frankly, (my personal opinion of course) if that engine was free to a good home, I still wouldn't want it in my garage.

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Old 28-11-08, 12:28 PM   #20
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Hi Hot Tube,is this latest inverted the one that was sold at auction in Australia,and 'spirited' out without a licence?
No. I think your thinking of the one that appeared at Cheffins a few years ago, but was withdrawn from the sale, due to claims regarding its ownership.
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