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by Stuart Baker
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458173

Re: Pic of the Day

Hey guys, just seeing that picture of the fuel tank being painted and found myself wondering how you drain any water out of the fuel? A sudden slug of water through the fuel pump won’t do it any good (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/FR-1998-04-13/98-9581). Mixed in with the fuel, the lubricity imp...
by Stuart Baker
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 165
Views: 17962

Re: Return to the Water

Having just read all of this I think that the problem is that someone misheard you guys. You said you wanted to talk to the principals and they heard that you wanted to talk to the principles... Either way, as ever, my best wishes for wherever you take Bluebird to the water. Your story is inspiratio...
by Stuart Baker
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 989
Views: 180651

Re: Technical Talk

Nice to hear she's ready to go :lol:
by Stuart Baker
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 989
Views: 180651

Re: Technical Talk

Great news guys - fantastic job, and very pleased for you. 20psi will do nicely - did it hold there as you spooled her up? Cheers, Stuart. Yes, the LP pressure held without flinching but it seems to have been a problem that perhaps you could shed some light on. As you know we struggled to get the e...
by Stuart Baker
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 989
Views: 180651

Re: Technical Talk

Great news guys - fantastic job, and very pleased for you.

20psi will do nicely - did it hold there as you spooled her up?

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by Stuart Baker
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 261
Views: 75077

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

Awesome. Any plans to give the engine a blast yet???
by Stuart Baker
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 989
Views: 180651

Re: Technical Talk

Bill,

With all your anxiety about the air start system, I saw this today and thought of you...
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It's the business end of the 3rd stage of a Saturn V rocket, but I'm sure NASA would share some of those bottles around if you asked really nicely...

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by Stuart Baker
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458173

Re: Pic of the Day

I still think it was fundamentally the fuel system wot done it... Sorry I've not looked in for a while - just dropped by to read the diary and see if you've got any closer to running the Orph yet... Anyway, could help but think that it is never easy to say that one thing caused an accident. Search ...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Malcolm Campbell's 350 hp Sunbeam
Replies: 18
Views: 6718

Re: Malcolm Campbell's 350 hp Sunbeam

I wonder what shade of blue that is? (***ducks and runs for cover***)
by Stuart Baker
Fri May 24, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 222517

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

At least when Dave LeGrys took the bicycle speed record in 1986 he had the decency to use his own power to get to 110mph - albeit very close behind a pace car...