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by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 792
Views: 290650

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: 1060
Views: 358640

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: 792
Views: 290650

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: 1060
Views: 358640

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: 1060
Views: 358640

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...
by f1steveuk
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 108
Views: 60692

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Just to let you know. Manuscript 1st draft at the publishers
by f1steveuk
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Very Quiet on here lately
Replies: 5
Views: 3694

Re: Very Quiet on here lately

If you install Hola, you can watch anything, from anywhere!!!
by f1steveuk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1060
Views: 358640

Re: Technical Talk

I have been building this, as I worked on the big "one oneth" one Believe it or not, I drew the dials full size in paintbox, even the numbers and "Smiths" etc, and then scaled them down to 1/12th. Of course, at that size you can only see a blur, but I know it's all there and correct!!! http://i161.p...
by f1steveuk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 880928

Re: Pic of the Day

Ah, but Nigel, getting out is merely traveling between the two! Unfortunately, I have become, through no choice of my own, a man of liesure (sudden cancelation of my contract, though I have three manuscripts to finnish), so I may get about a bit more! Magnesium, I can think of two grand prix drivers...
by f1steveuk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 880928

Re: Pic of the Day

My sad anorak moment of the day. We used to stock Saunders Valves at the garage I did my apprenticeship with. I HAVE to et out more................