Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4285
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:02 pm

They'll be the ones from the lower hardpoints that weren't actually attached to anything...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes

Voltaire's apology when he wrote a long letter: "I didn't have time to make it shorter."

User avatar
Mike Bull
Posts: 4323
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:57 pm

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:40 pm

Quite. One of the bottom mount bolts can be seen here, dangling right at the bottom of the picture by the diver's boot-
harness.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
'...no tears to cry no feelings left- this species has amused itself to death'.

User avatar
Mike Bull
Posts: 4323
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:57 pm

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:59 am

The plot thickens! I've been privately sent a photo of the claimed post-crash harness hanging at Filching, in situ complete with hand-written placard making the 'recovered by divers' claim, and one glance was enough to tell me that it is NOT the crash harness. A multitude of other inconsistencies aside, the harness seemed to have regrown the end that was cut off by the divers, the end which of course then came up with K7 in 2001! :lol:

Quite possibly it's an earlier K7 harness, but it's NOT the one from the accident. (But possibly not the one Steve has seen either, as it has no bolts through its fixings, deformed or otherwise?)
'...no tears to cry no feelings left- this species has amused itself to death'.

Mentallica
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:59 pm

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Mentallica » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:51 am

Thanks for posting the pictures from Filching Museum, much appreciated.

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4285
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:04 am

I've never seen the supposed accident harness but I had heard that it's mysteriously regrown its severed strap. It was attached at the top with bolts through the F-15 upper crossmember but the bottom two fixings may as well have been tucked into Donald's socks for all the strength they had. Both the lower points and the upper left point pulled straight out leaving the harness attached (just) by the upper right fixing from which the divers later cut it in its still-fastened condition. The remaining fixing along with a short length of belt was still bolted to the F-15 crossmember when we lifted the wreck.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes

Voltaire's apology when he wrote a long letter: "I didn't have time to make it shorter."

f1steveuk
Posts: 739
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm
Location: Belves France and Brighton UK

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by f1steveuk » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:38 pm

As I say, the one in Ian's pictures is one from CN7, the Jan 4th one was last seen by me, packed in a box, although that wouldn't have stopped PFH from leaving the label hanging next to any old belt :lol:
Steve Holter, UK and France, and sometimes reality....................

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4285
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:25 pm

although that wouldn't have stopped PFH from leaving the label hanging next to any old belt
What a terrible allegation to lay at the door of someone of his absolute integrity... Shame on you.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes

Voltaire's apology when he wrote a long letter: "I didn't have time to make it shorter."

f1steveuk
Posts: 739
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm
Location: Belves France and Brighton UK

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by f1steveuk » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:39 pm

I trust your tongue is firmly in your cheek ;)

The other harness hanging in Filching, with a full shoulder width mounting plate and a stretched bolt, is the 1960 CN7 crash harness, which for some years was "mis-labeled".
Steve Holter, UK and France, and sometimes reality....................

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4285
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:44 pm

I trust your tongue is firmly in your cheek
So far in my cheek I think it's stuck :D
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes

Voltaire's apology when he wrote a long letter: "I didn't have time to make it shorter."

f1steveuk
Posts: 739
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm
Location: Belves France and Brighton UK

Re: Visit to Filching Manor Motor Museum

Post by f1steveuk » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:57 pm

:lol:
Steve Holter, UK and France, and sometimes reality....................

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lsrdatabase and 4 guests