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by Renegadenemo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Looking for opinions on an Autograph
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Looking for opinions on an Autograph

Google Donald Campbell autograph images and it seems pretty likely that that's a fake - or he'd had a heavy session the night before.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=donal ... 0&bih=1094
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1198
Views: 166528

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Hey, Daniel... great to see you in one piece and still working on the boat. You had us all worried for a moment there. Welcome to the forum.

Bill
by Renegadenemo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 127398

Re: Technical Talk

Many thanks to the workshop 'regulars' who allowed me to join them 'in action' along the length of the boat. It was as pleasure to have our op's team working on the tools alongside us. One thing it did demonstrate, and I don't mean this to be be in any way disrespectful to our visitors who worked l...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 127398

Re: Technical Talk

Amazing day in the workshop today and another major milestone reached. The second, 20ft long floor panel went on without a hitch and with about 5000 rivets. Eleven people and six hours of non-stop graft following several weeks of preparation and Bluebird is watertight once again for the first time i...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1198
Views: 166528

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

One thing I forgot to mention about the Viper is that it includes a significant amount of magnesium/thorium and its corrosion product is radioactive and dangerous if inhaled. The repair schemes in the manuals detail how to avoid poisoning yourself whilst replacing Helicoils and the like.
by Renegadenemo
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1198
Views: 166528

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

The only difference with the twin viper installation is that one engine is equipped with a synchronising valve that's cross-fed from the other one so that both engines automatically run at the same speed. With two close together I'd imagine it would be straightforward enough to manage them manually....
by Renegadenemo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2715
Views: 327226

Re: Pic of the Day

I thought you were going to Heat Treat the Outer Floors to restore the metals properties. All this slapping paint on stuff seems to indicate that you have decided not to. Is this because its not needed, not needed enough or simply impractical, like Powder Coating? It's a bit of everything. The pane...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 127398

Re: Technical Talk

Try this one then

by Renegadenemo
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 127398

Re: Technical Talk

Absolutely cracking doco here for anyone interested in metal shaping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4haVtIP2M8