...of yesterday's VMCC Dorset Section annual Blandford Run.
I'd been looking forward to it for ages, a friend was riding my '46 Red Hunter and I on my '35 Cammy. The weather was great. So off we set for the 8 mile trip to the Corn Exchange where the run started at 11. But I got as far as Shillingstone which is about halfway between my house and Blandford. Was doing about 30mpg and engine suddenly died.
Did as much as we could at the road side. Seemed to have a spark, stripped down carb but found nothing amiss, cleaned and checked mag points, changed plugs, took off dissy cap and checked rotor etc. In the end, gave up and the Red Hunter towed me home, probably not legal but we successfully limped back at about 10mph.
Always suspected ignition but not quite this: