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by f1steveuk
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Designated K7
Replies: 16
Views: 10481

Re: Designated K7

Just need a seven pint capacity glass.................
by f1steveuk
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 124
Views: 85674

Re: Being Neil Armstrong

I worked on two doco's on manned spaceflight, our Russian liason was Alexi Leonov, and we were supposed to get Armstrong in the US, but at the last minute we were given Al Sheperd. Al was brilliant, and to be honest I prefered the choice of NASA, Al had done more, being heavily involved in manangeme...
by f1steveuk
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Designated K7
Replies: 16
Views: 10481

Re: Designated K7

I know exactly what you mean Nigel. I was just getting on with the guitar (a WEM Sapphire) and got into karting (a friends father, I could never of afforded it), and needed a crash helmet ( my first was a Griffin GP), both the WEM and the Griffin are worth money, and I have neither!! Youth? I'm desp...
by f1steveuk
Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Designated K7
Replies: 16
Views: 10481

Re: Designated K7

One in need of total restoration, would be between £150 and £200, and immaculate one around £300 to £400, if it was something a collector had to have, so ballpark £250 to £350. What has broken up the value is they did a re-issue, but there's always someone who wants the "real thing"!! Me? I'd keep i...
by f1steveuk
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Designated K7
Replies: 16
Views: 10481

Re: Designated K7

Beat me to it on the sub'!! Sadly, regarding Schumacher, a bit of insider, though I think now Todt has admitted that it is the case. Can't get on with seven string guitars, my fingers are too short and fat!! Send me what you have on the Hofner Nigel, I'll do my best. If it's a "Verythin" derivative ...
by f1steveuk
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Designated K7
Replies: 16
Views: 10481

Designated K7

Some of you may know, one of my hobbies is building/restoring electric guitars. This came out of knowing I'd never be able to afford a 1959 sunburst Les Paul, so I made one! This week, a friend of my son's (my eldest is a guitarist/musician) asked if I would refinish his guitar, and look what the fr...
by f1steveuk
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 151
Views: 87643

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

Yes Nigel, it's all a bit obscure. I know a forward cage has been tested, though I was suspicious of the angle they fired thee wheel at it, nothing is that predictable. An F16 type enclosed cockpit was also tried, but there was a severe misting problem, and there was talk of extending the side prote...
by f1steveuk
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 151
Views: 87643

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

My friend Soames had the same injury as Jules, suffered in an accident at Nogaro in 1996. He regained conciousness, but suffered from "locked in syndrome" for the rest of his life. It was harrowing to visit. From what I have heard (through my old F1 colleaagues) is that fortunately, Jules' helmet "b...
by f1steveuk
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 151
Views: 87643

Re: Michael Schumacher

Not being a killjoy, honest, but unless it comes from Sabine, it's best not too take too much notice. "A short time" could be anything, baring in mind Michael still cannot move or talk, so where Todt gets his ideas from (even though he has visited) may not be 100% accurate. I still hope he makes a f...
by f1steveuk
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 302083

Re: Quicksilver

Sorry, been off line (changing laptops). I'm pretty certain that Reid would have been "coaching" Ken, because there had been a LOT of discussion during the building of Crusader, where Railton himself, was questioned about his calc's on loads that the front shoe might encounter. Indeed, Peter du Cane...