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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: 4968

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: 9055

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: 9055

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: 9055

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: 769
Views: 153563

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, ...
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 769
Views: 153563

Re: Quicksilver

Were they mainly red and white? I have been around a huge place where there are an awful lot of red and white (and the odd silver and orange) F1 cars, all vacuum sealed in big bags. BCE had a big collection when I worked for him (still does) in a private museum, that no one goes in! Weirdest collect...
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 128350

Re: Technical Talk

A groat is currency, surely? Now a firkin, there's a measurement!!! We have a measurement based on the distance between a certain kings shoulder and the finger tip of his outstretched arm (the yard and Henry VIII) and a railway gauge based based on the width of a horses arse (the distance of early t...
by f1steveuk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 769
Views: 153563

Re: Quicksilver

Like a swan going past. Not much happening on the surface, but going like the clappers below!
by f1steveuk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 128350

Re: Technical Talk

I was bloody close, well, half right! I sort of borrowed the idea when we put a coolant tank in K3, between the cockpit and the engine, disguised as the cockpit bulkhead. Sadly we didn't baffle it enough, and the strengthening tubes pulled out, and it leaked all over Trafalgar Square!!! Have you mea...
by f1steveuk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 898
Views: 128350

Re: Technical Talk

A majorstep forward, well done!!! One thing puzzling me, the fuel tank. I always thought (as per the drawings) that it "merely" sat on flanges on the tops of the frame rails, about one third of the way up the tank, is there an additional strap or something? (like a steel band with turnbuckles). Coul...