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by sbt
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 459627

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Mike Bull wrote:Fantastic video ...]
15 minutes of *stupid_grin*
by sbt
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New UIM cockpit rules
Replies: 51
Views: 24200

Re: New UIM cockpit rules

I have been musing on what impact a statement from the current WWSR holder to the effect that; "I will will regard my record as having been beaten if anyone sets a record that is independently verified, by the UIM or any other body that meets the criteria set out below, as complying with the UIM rul...
by sbt
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 194748

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

The Buff used on the Nomadic looks suspiciously like the last iteration of the Buff used by the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (Harbour Tugs etc. for the RN). The thing is when I researched it online I found that that had once been lighter... I do wonder if WSB and RMASB were once related. Maybe t...
by sbt
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 194748

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

This might interest people - a ROV dive on an early 1800's wreck in the Gulf of Mexico, streamed live. Its not that exciting at the moment because the ROVs are on deck for reconfiguration, but if watching people wander about on deck scratching their heads in a 'how do I fix this?' manner is your thi...
by sbt
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 917967

Re: Pic of the Day

This message was brought to you by the I Bet You Never Knew THAT About K7, Did You? Arse Numbing Trivia Department. :ugeek: I prefer to think of it as the 'Done Right, more Right than she was the first time around' Department 'Arse Numbing Trivia' inevitably relates to activities that involve some ...
by sbt
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Widget Department Needs You!
Replies: 11
Views: 12452

Re: The Widget Department Needs You!

Mr Ody came up with the following... "If it's part of a boat fuel system then it needs to be BS-EN-ISO 7840 rated, big fireballs and stuff else. SAE J 1527, DIN 4798 or marked with the type of fuel in use are also acceptable." I tweeted back that I would pass that on, but since K7 didn't blow up bef...
by sbt
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Widget Department Needs You!
Replies: 11
Views: 12452

Re: The Widget Department Needs You!

Its hauntingly familiar to me - I think I have seen it used in the engine pipework of older Narrowboats. I will send the pic to two people who may know, Phil the Train and Jon Oddy, boat fixer extraordinary.
by sbt
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 173992

Re: The Bloodhound SSC Thread

Dominic Owen wrote:If memory serves, it's the rearmost section of the underside.
That would make it a Diffuser in the F1 sense - adding to the downforce and reducing drag by controlling the way the high speed low pressure air under the car is slowed and rises in pressure.
by sbt
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 173992

Re: The Bloodhound SSC Thread

Diffuser floor about to come off milling machine............ Whereabouts on the vehicle does this go? Is it a 'diffuser' in the F1 sense, accelerating the low pressure air under the car and smoothing its return to ambient, higher pressure, slower speed, conditions (I think I got that right :/) thus...
by sbt
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off Topic- Boys Toys
Replies: 95
Views: 51774

Re: Off Topic- Boys Toys

<snip> I bought this bike as a basket case <snip> Also, if you need any tree stumps pulling out of your garden, just attach a chain and the Guzzi will do it! If you want stumps pulling then you want my mate 'Phil the Train's Pride and Joy - also restored from 'Basket Case' condition: https://fbcdn-...