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by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 69311

Re: The Sponsons Thread

Weird how these things work out!!! I'll pm you my email address. Have a few drawings and peoples recollections that may help you.
by f1steveuk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 69311

Re: The Sponsons Thread

Sounds right Cookie! I was going out with Kim Evenden, who went to Willingdon School, Broad Road, and I did my apprenticeship at Caffyns 507 Seaside, and I am going to guess you're talking about John Cook? Such a small world
by f1steveuk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 13
Views: 2819

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Yes, Paul was like that, and you'd do the work while he lent on something!

I can go one better, I did a lot of work on K4, but it was the Goodwood replica, with Jerry Judha and Hothouse, and they are a very clever bunch of blokes!!
by f1steveuk
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 186
Views: 60455

Re: Across The Lake

I was present at the filming and the screening. I was involved, through Ken Norris in the construction of the mock up, as the production company had sent Jack Lovell a hotch potch of very poor photocopies depicting K7 in various forms, and poor old Jack didn't know what he was supposed to be buildin...
by f1steveuk
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 13
Views: 2819

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Yes, I still lurk, mainly in the Cobb?Crusader/Railton thread!!! The book on this is done, but there's some flack from the Railton bio' I contributed to, so the November publishing date may slip by. Anyway, K3, the engine is basically a Meteor, but an oddball, because I built it out of five differen...
by f1steveuk
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara
Replies: 13
Views: 8969

Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

As long as my gallbladder behaves (due for removal 2nd December) I shall be there as well, as a contributor. I have been asked if I have any copies of Leap Into Legend I could bring along. The answer is no, I didn't retain any, plus, it's David's day, not mine, I think it would be a bit off if I did...
by f1steveuk
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Collectable Things
Replies: 39
Views: 16643

Re: Collectable Things

I am going from memory here, so normal disclaimers apply. The SRA/1 that remains is the one K7's engine was taken out of, the port one I think, though starboard engine was left in place, and was finally taken out for display, so I think it was Bluebird's "sister" engine that you were shown Niigel. A...
by f1steveuk
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Collectable Things
Replies: 39
Views: 16643

Re: Collectable Things

A Beryl was also changed due to ingestion of a foreign object, though it left the intakes in tact
by f1steveuk
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Collectable Things
Replies: 39
Views: 16643

Re: Collectable Things

The Beryl at Filching is MV38 from memory, it's a long time ago I worked on it. There was indeed still fuel in it, but you wouldn't be able to tell where it came from, probably one of Paul's stretchings of the truth I think!! The Beryl was very much like R37, very very gritty sounding when turned ov...
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 792
Views: 207505

Re: Quicksilver

I wouldn't push to find out where it was Nigel, especially as I know people wiith similar collections. That some you saw weren't restored is actually pleasing to my ear. BCE has the Hunt McLaren M23/8-1, still with the flies sqaushed on the screen and bodywork from it's last run, anad Vanwall VW10, ...