Looking forward to pics of the next excavation, this armchair digging is quite a diversion! Good to see you're finding parts with an identifiable history, makes it even more special. Mag alloy is a nightmare and means I'll never dig up a Spit spade grip. Had a re dig on a Mk IX a while back but, as always, only found the pneumatics. Spitfire re dig - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums
Fond memories of tea and chat at Bob's. Good 15 years ago now.