Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby Renegadenemo » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:11 pm

It's about now that Mike begins to moderate because this is an all-ages forum... :lol:
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby Richie » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:52 pm

They are just hoovering up some flour...... :?
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby quicksilver-wsr » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:45 am

rob565uk wrote:Interesting to see that Graham Poole is apparently involved with both the K10 and QS Projects.

Hi Rob,

I don't restrict our team members in any way when it comes to activities outside our project. Graham is a first-rate chap, I'm not surprised he's in demand. He lets me know what he's up to, but he is a free agent when he isn't helping us.

We couldn't want for anyone better, because Graham is a Rolls-Royce Spey specialist and has devoted hundreds of hours to Quicksilver since he joined us in 2007. I don't imagine that we will lose him.

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby Mike Bull » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:43 pm

Someone else is cracking on with his plans- David Tremayne-



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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby ozjet400 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:37 pm

By the look of the burner flame, it needs a tune :geek: :geek:
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby mtskull » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:35 pm

ozjet400 wrote:By the look of the burner flame, it needs a tune :geek: :geek:

Better still, junk that jet engine and fit a VW motor driving a propeller; then the record's in the bag, for sure :lol: :lol:
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby Mike Bull » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:01 pm

mtskull wrote:Better still, junk that jet engine and fit a VW motor driving a propeller; then the record's in the bag, for sure :lol: :lol:


:lol:

Last I saw, that particular individual was criticising British LSR cars for always being overweight...those will be the cars that have held the record for the last 30 years, of course... :roll:
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby ozjet400 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:13 am

Mike Bull wrote:
mtskull wrote:Better still, junk that jet engine and fit a VW motor driving a propeller; then the record's in the bag, for sure :lol: :lol:


:lol:

Last I saw, that particular individual was criticising British LSR cars for always being overweight...those will be the cars that have held the record for the last 30 years, of course... :roll:



I can't understand why the SSC guy's can get 20-30 V-dub engines in a row with prop's and nail it !!.... 1000mph there easy :lol:......

This is one guy having a crack ( far more sophisticated than the "propster" guy's ride.....) ....
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby malcolm uk » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:38 pm

Love the Bluebird blue paint job on the latest 'propster'.

As to the 'red car' known as Stay Gold. The team found out the problems - now they just need to be resolved, before further testing and taking a 'tilt' at the 301 mph British record.
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Postby Pullman99 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:34 am

Although the National Motor Museum has not shouted it from the rooftops, following the car's display in the LSR "Beach" scene at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Beaulieu is currently the temporary home for Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird of 1935. I went along t see it the other day.

The Blue Bird is displayed between Sir Malcolm Campbell's 350hp Sunbeam and Donald's CN7 which I understand is scheduled to visit Australia next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its 403.1 mph record set on 17th July 1964. The 1935 car is normally kept at the - now closed to the public - Daytona USA exhibit at the Daytona International Speedway. Full marks to all the team at Beaulieu for securing its exhibition, even if only for a short period, and it certainly looks at home amongst its ancestors and descendants.

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Whilst visiting, I was kindly allowed to take a closer look at the car - which I first saw "in the metal" at Talladega in 1983 - and confirmed that the car was very cosmetically restored for exhibition when the new Daytona USA exhibit opened about fifteen years ago. Interestingly, Daytona exhibit the car in, essentially, its appearance as at March 1935 when it achieved 276mph on Daytona Beach. The do not refer to its September record at Utah when Sir Malcolm set the first record at over 300mph. The car also visited Goodwood for the Rolls-Royce Centenary back in 2004. The internal condition is quite poor and there may be significant corrosion hidden away. I was shown parts of the chassis (via the LH air brake flap) and some of the condition can clearly be seen. That's apart form the wrong fasteners and dummy instrument panel and a host of other things. But, like the Queen Mary, at least it exists and who knows what may be achieved in the future.

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Oh, and it's up on blocks too...

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Catch it if you can. The Blue Bird is off back to Daytona at the end of November.
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