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by malcolm uk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 269585

Re: Technical Talk

Apart from not knowing about Apps I do not trust anything from Wikipedia unless there is corroboration from some serious source! :roll: May I suggest though that a volume of BBP liquid, especially kerosine as sniffed by Novie, should not be measured by a linear distance such as the 'smoot'. :? I hav...
by malcolm uk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 269585

Re: Technical Talk

Renegadenemo wrote:the remainder of that drum in the main tank with a smoot from the second drum
You never mentioned 'smoot' on the TV report this evening. Is that a measure of liquid between a slurp and a splash?
by malcolm uk
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

You did forgot the Viper engine and a safety capsule with F16 screen.

It is easy to forget that in the early eighties a project leader showed a few drawings and an Avon jet engine on a stand, all to get his project back on track after rolling the first jet car that was built for him.
by malcolm uk
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

You're such a lightweight! Possibly very true. And I used to spend many of my days of the week sitting at a desk taking actions as only a 'senior manager' could. [Then I became an 'Associate Director']. This thread is taking a direction well away from the title, so ....... apart from Coniston recor...
by malcolm uk
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Renegadenemo wrote:Off you go then...
https://www.gov.uk/honours/overview
There will need to be support from others when applying to HMG. I trust some others will provide written endorsements.

Now where has that 25th hour gone ........... or the eighth day in my week...........
by malcolm uk
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

... but have you seen how well those damn Mexicans can dig a tunnel? The ingenious ba*****s are good at mining? Did not expect that. As Guy Martin has already knighted Richard Noble, may I suggest that the Palace is invited to honour the engineer on the Thrust 2 programme and various other speed an...
by malcolm uk
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Renegadenemo wrote: Have you been there? The place is overrun by Americans!
Now I thought you might have added a Donald Trump favourite, that Americans in America are being over run by Mexicans and the other M? Is the management of wall building amongst your skill set, Bill?
by malcolm uk
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Then to my complete horror I arrive with Dawn at the boot of Mr Smiths car to find all the T Shirts and Polo's etc had just been thrown into the boot Couldn't see what all the fuss was about, myself. Some clothes needed folding and he'd brought a woman. Problem solved... :lol: Almost a good 'Donald...
by malcolm uk
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1249
Views: 314458

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

mtskull wrote: Good to see that someone has found a use for it now that Maradona doesn't need it any more.... :roll:
Bluebird Project and a footie mention, along with non-PC comments about the lady driver. Nothing changes in the workshop then? [Looking forward to the annual visit next month :lol: ].
by malcolm uk
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2973
Views: 661668

Re: Pic of the Day

I know that those working on the boat are being meticulous with the making and reassembling of parts, however even with nyloc nuts (and do I see spring washers), the attachment of the canopy latch with bolts thread upwards from below would have received a 'slap' from my engineering mentor in the six...