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Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:31 am
by Renegadenemo
It was misting up on me tonight just sitting in there breathing while the malevolent old witch was thwarting us as usual. What was it Donald said about you never get it smooth? He wasn't kidding.
We've built a new HP air compressor for this trip and charged our start bottles but it doesn't have the same filtration system as the other one so we reckon it was slightly moist air that jammed open the pressure regulating valve on our offboard start system and vented it to zero. The letters FFS spring to mind...

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:50 pm
by conistoncollie
I think Campbell was way too much of a pro to allow that to have that happen and effect his ability to conduct K7. The images of the day don't point to it happening either.
I realise this may be my own interpretation but to my eyes Paul Allonby's very clear photo, reproduced full page on page 99 of Arthur Knowles' With Campbell at Coniston shows the canopy misted up inside after a run, with a small hand-wiped area to see through.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:33 pm
by sheppane
conistoncollie wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:50 pm
I think Campbell was way too much of a pro to allow that to have that happen and effect his ability to conduct K7. The images of the day don't point to it happening either.
I realise this may be my own interpretation but to my eyes Paul Allonby's very clear photo, reproduced full page on page 99 of Arthur Knowles' With Campbell at Coniston shows the canopy misted up inside after a run, with a small hand-wiped area to see through.
I believe that image shows the after effect's of Bluebird coming off plane - where Bluebird is totally enveloped in a bubble of spray for a few seconds. The water then clings to the body work and canopy making visibility very difficult. The attached shows K7 approaching the slipway taken just before the image to which you are refering was taken.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:00 am
by Andrew453
Would the old Fairy Liquid solution work? Certainly did the trick on my visor back in the day.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:36 pm
by Ste
Sorry to say I’ve a missed a few of the recent photos and now there’s a rather nice ford Kent crossflow up. Don’t know what that’s all about but I like it. I Might have to repaint my Mk1 Ford Fiesta blue now :lol:

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:10 pm
by Richie
going to put a big valve head, race cam and some 45's on it.......an alternative engine for Bluebird :lol:

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:49 pm
by Renegadenemo
And the old crossflow is for our little Jetstar tender boat...

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 am
by Ste
Missed the Twitter thing as the main news feed. I’m not going to be joining Twitter, Ikvenalready had to join faceb*ll*cks to keep up on other sites. Shame. But good luck with all your future ventures.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:27 am
by thunderer
Whilst I understand the need to appeal to a wider audience and, indeed, applaud the adoption of such a platform, I only get a plain link entitled "Tweets by bluebirdk7" on the homepage.

Same thing for me, no matter which browser I try. May just be the security add-ons I run.....

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:45 am
by Piston Broke
I think it must be your security settings as I have tried Chrome, Firefox and Edge and they work also tried Safari on IOS and tried several different PC's. As it is an embedded link to our twitter feed I think you may have your security settings set to paranoid try lowering them to nervous I wouldn't go all the way down to I don't give a ####