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To: "'Jim'" <>,
Subject: RE: anybody else seen this?
From: "Joe Curry" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 21:47:18 -0700
No Spitfire ever came with Dual Strombergs.  There were Single Stromberg
ones but all the duals were SU's (either 1.25" or 1.5")

Joe C

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Subject: RE: anybody else seen this?

But which model of Spitfire had dual STROMBERGS?  The MK VI??? 

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Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 5:58 PM
Subject: anybody else seen this?

A friend sent this reference which seemed appropriate to mailing FOT.

mike kowalski


An international literary parody contest, the competition honors the memory
(if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl
Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly simple:
entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.
Although best known for "The Last Days of Pompeii" (1834), which has been
made into a movie three times, originating the expression "the pen is
mightier than the sword,"
and phrases like "the great unwashed" and "the almighty dollar,"
Bulwer-Lytton opened his novel Paul Clifford (1830) with the immortal words
that the "Peanuts" Beagle Snoopy plagiarized for years, "It was a dark and
stormy night."

The contest began in 1982 as a quiet campus affair, attracting only three
submissions. This response being a thunderous success by academic standards,
the contest went public the following year and ever since has attracted
thousands of annual entries from all over the world.

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
2005 Results

As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg
carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet
pleasingly formed, perched prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching
for experienced hands, the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging
to be inspected and adjusted as described in chapter seven of the shop
Dan McKay
Fargo, ND

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