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Post by Piston Broke » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:21 am

last time I was there he managed to put the kettle on and then forgot the rest
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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:23 am

Exactly. He's been known to say that he'll put it on, usually to everyone's surprise, and he'll do just that- put it on- and it'll boil and nothing else will happen. Or in the even rarer event that he does tackle the mugs part as well, it doesn't usually go well if there's more than two or three to be made- he gets ever so confused, bless him. So it's usually for the best if we gently steer him away from the tea station and give him a hammer or some such and get/ask/bully someone else to make the brew instead.

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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Canopener Al » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:12 pm

The Jaguar was a hulk when we got it. Most components stripped out. However we didn't have to rebuild the structure (thank God!)

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:14 pm

Where'd the engines come from? I know Everetts had some.
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Canopener Al » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:54 pm

Yes Bill, the engines came from Everett Aero, a few years ago. They certainly are not flight worthy, but anything that is will be sold to dealers that will pay more than what Chris Wilson or James will pay for them. the modules have value if they have any life.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:30 pm

Thought as much. Not had the pleasure of finding my way around an Adour. Must put it on the list. Seen them up close at Scampton but not worked on one... Yet.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Cracking day in the workshop yesterday. We've lost a little time lately with a delay in our painting, our media feast and the weather last week so we got stuck in. The hyd system is now fully installed thanks to Rich and John. It's been in before but not with all its nuts and bolts and proper fixings. The water brake hoses are in too. We had doubts about how they'd install once the floors were on because they run through the floor corrugations and where they pass under the transverse bulkheads the rivet tails holding the outer floors on make it a squeeze. Glad to report that Rich did something at the back to get them passed safely to their destination.
After that they set about fabricating the strap that loops over the fuel tank to hold it down. It's a little 'suck it and see' because all that was left was a few lace-like crumbs of its ends so how it passed over the tank without getting in the way of the filler cap remains a mystery.
At the other end, the air intakes and fuel tank are bolted down too. Again, they've been on before but never bolted in solidly at every station with the closing plates on the sides. Ken didn't want that thing coming apart. There was a small glitch when we discovered that four captive nuts hadn't been installed so we took it off again and popped the captives in.
Mike did something technical with the instrument panel and our French friend, Jean-Michel came over to spanner check for us and provide croissants, as has become his small tradition, (or 'emptee pasties, as Mike insists on calling them)
Rob is munching away at the sponson tops installing stiffeners and captives and such and next week Checkie is coming to install the electrical system so we can get an engine in ahead of some full power tests to be sure we're getting 100% when we want it because John and BFG have now set up all the control runs to give the requisite travel.
Onwards and upwards...
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by rich1608 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:40 pm

Wow!! Some serious progress there Bill, it can't be long before an engine goes in and stays in. When you say 'get an engine in ahead of some full power tests to be sure we're getting 100% when we want it' do you mean 100% as Bristol Siddeley intended or 100% as in derated for the rebuilt K7?

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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Richie » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:16 pm

Bill, don’t forget I need to systems check the Hyd before the engine goes in, need to run it up and check for leaks before I wirelock it all to within an inch of its life :D
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:16 pm

Bill, don’t forget I need to systems check the Hyd before the engine goes in, need to run it up and check for leaks before I wirelock it all to within an inch of its life :D
Not forgotten - need to get the offboard hyd pump rig out and dust it off then ask John to decipher it's thousand-million menus to run the drive motor!
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