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by f1steveuk
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 343413

Re: Technical Talk

When we stripped K3 some areas looked black, some looked gunmetal/greyish black. It's supposed to reduce "grip" between the large area underneath and the water, but who knows!!
by f1steveuk
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 343413

Re: Technical Talk

The same graphite stuff that was on the bottom of Miss England II and III, K3 and K4, but not K6, Ryland product I think, a real pain to apply!!
by f1steveuk
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 842876

Re: The "Look" of engineering.

Shame, butithas to be authentic.
by f1steveuk
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 842876

The "Look" of engineering.

I looked at todays "Pic of the day", and that suits my take on engineering perfectly. To see the mix of painted surfaces as well as various screw heads, fixings and metals, left in their "raw" state, is the epitome of what engineering should look like. I was drawn to this as a youngster, a friends f...
by f1steveuk
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Can anyone Identify this part please ?
Replies: 19
Views: 10797

Re: Can anyone Identify this part please ?

Fair enough!!!
by f1steveuk
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Can anyone Identify this part please ?
Replies: 19
Views: 10797

Re: Can anyone Identify this part please ?

Just to play Devil's advocate, and answer a question I had while researching my book, how many later "third party" installations went into K7, either from day one, or on a record by record basis? I rralise the radio was army, rather than air force, but what are the chances this part might be from a ...
by f1steveuk
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1263
Views: 397282

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

"Everybody is having crack"!!!! I don't think so Mike, I don't even smoke! (Though I may have mis-read that). Record breaking is much like F1 to me, I am in awe of the tecnical aspect, and you can be certain every project, regardless of how far it gets, will add something, tangible or otherwise. The...
by f1steveuk
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 173
Views: 82088

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

I've been involved with three groups that were all looking to go and locate, dig up, bring back and retore, one of which ibcluded Eyston's grandson, but all have come to nowt!!
by f1steveuk
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 173
Views: 82088

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

Not stunning in appearance, but actually quite advanced, not disimilar to the six wheel Tyrrell in concept. Not one, but TWO Rolls-Royce R types http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/f1steveuk/Thunderbolt-ssadend-Wellington-NZ-1.jpg I saw a side scan a few years ago that looked like it's still und...