Ignoring the sillier comments...
I'd like to state that although the intakes have certainly become 'mine' lately, they are like everything else a team effort and the decision re. what gets put in them (or not) is NOT mine alone. There's a few thoughts here...
This will not be some dead artefact in a museum- K7 will be a live machine and needs to be treated and protected like one- which doesn't mean plugging her into the mains and lighting her intakes up like a Christmas tree just because some might think that's what you do with machines that are stuffed and mounted. Bill agrees that nothing short of proper protective intake bungs will do.
We might have considered a different approach but also consider this- the face of the Orpheus is sat deep in the boat, a lot further back than you might imagine- not just down at the rear of the actual intakes, but further back again at the end of a couple of feet of trunking. Combine that with the fact that she'll be sat up on her cradle (much like her current position up in her rebuild jig) and seeing down the intakes becomes very unlikely.
As for seeing an engine, well, we're so swimming with Orphs and attendant spares these days that we could easily build up an entire unit to display alongside the boat.
Lastly, don't think that we don't have some inkling of what the boat might like like when lit up- this shot was taken when there was a work light at the back of the intakes-
Just like she always looked...not.
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