Dave Nourish

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Dave Nourish passed away this morning, Monday 18th October, 2021 The cause of his death has been given as Covid virus. His many friends around the world will be saddened at the news of his passing, he was a gifted and accomplished practical engineer, and the many Nourish engines still competing in Classis events will be testaments to his talent. RIP Dave
 

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Very sad indeed. Such a genuinely nice and helpful man.

Dave was one of the few in the business who (in my experience at least) always delivered when he said he would and always at the price he said.

And it didn’t matter whether you were buying a new cylinder barrel and pistons, or a gasket, you got the same helpful, friendly, knowledgable and respectful treatment.

RIP Dave.
 
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I suspect that most of us that dealt with him over the years, feel a great sense of loss.

A true gentleman IMO.

RIP Dave!

My profile pic' and the one below is me on my Seeley Weslake (NRE).
 

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And my profile pic is my 906cc Dresda with NRE top end and 180 crank in heavily beefed up Triumph cases.

Cases were beefed up by Nigel Hall-Smith, also sadly no longer with us.
 
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Snotzo- thanks very much for passing this on.

Very sad news for me personally. I have raced a Nourish engined Norton and Seeley for 31 years now and couldn’t have done that without Dave’s very helpful and friendly advice. I’m based in the US but spent many hours on the phone with him and was grateful for the amount of time he would spend on my questions. I always felt a bit guilty because I knew it was taking away from his time running machines or assembling engines. He was very much a kind of automotive renaissance man – he’d source the castings, pistons, etc himself, machine parts himself, balance parts himself, drive parts half way across the country for heat treating, assemble the engine himself, test the engine himself and then put one in a Seeley frame and sponsor a rider to ride it in the IOM Manx Classic races each year. And he was doing this into his eighties. I found him to be quite inspirational and thought if I could be just half as sharp as he was as his age I would be doing good.
 

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Sad loss Dave was a gentleman. When I got my Rickman 8 valve it was a sod to start. Dave talked me through the cam timing, told me it should be easier to start than a standard Bonnie & to look elsewhere for the problem. Alcohol needles in the carbs & a compression ratio to suit told the story. Always helpful & generous to a fault. Condolences to his family, RIP Dave.
 
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I met a Nourish customer at the Kempton jumble on Saturday, and he was shocked to hear the news, especially as he has a Weslake sprint bike, and said Dave was still working and helping people out.
 
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