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by JfromJAGs
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Bill, I understand your plan is to start the engine and run it - I asume in idle or a little above. How do you consider the overall condition of the engine? Would it be possible to run it full throttle?

Joerg
by JfromJAGs
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

If the 2020 trails rely on the same people/organizations which prevented the 2019 trails, then I don't bet a penny on any runs in 2020.
by JfromJAGs
Fri May 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Annoying behaviour of Change.org

After signing the petition to allow K7 to run this summer and also looking at the opposite petition to store K7 in the museum right away, I now get an email from Change.org every 2 or 3 days I shall finally sign the damn latter petition too. NO, I do not want to. Buggers.
by JfromJAGs
Fri May 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1176
Views: 335472

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Have you had any other motor cycles? I do own a Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone 500 from 1976 which I bough in the early 1990, but only ran it one or two seasons. Due to problems with the carburator its standing since then. Its a but ugly too. Some years ago I bought a Quantya, which is an electric cross ...
by JfromJAGs
Fri May 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1176
Views: 335472

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Did it take a lot to convert the bike to left hand drive for the German roads Joerg? :D :D :D 1947 = no brake lights, no turn signal lights. As far as I know the only change is the position of the rear mirror - its supposed to be on the left side in Germany, while on the right side in the UK. Gas, ...
by JfromJAGs
Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1176
Views: 335472

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The bike has undergone a restoration, but I can't tell when. It was first registered in Germany in 1991, then sold to an old bikes enthusiast in 1992 who owned it until last year when he died. It looks like a AJS 16M and the manufacturing date was estimated to 1946. Both frame and motor numbers indi...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1176
Views: 335472

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Got myself my own piece of old british metal last weekend :D
by JfromJAGs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 108172

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Same here. But once possession was handed over to someone, legally by a contract, then the owner can not simply change his plans and have full control. So if the contract says the BBP project is allowed to possess K7 until fully restored, until ready to run on Coniston, then the Ruskin can't say giv...
by JfromJAGs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 108172

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I'm not a lawyer nor do I know the details of UK legal system, but as most of the legal systems in Europe have a common base, I assume the UK legal system also distinguishes between owner and possessor . I also don't know the details of the contract signed in 2006, but from what I read, today the Ru...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 108172

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I had read the text on the museum homepage. I'm wondering, if someone pays the grand, would he be allowed to choose the mediator? That would be an easy fix. This does show one thing though - they are completely short of money. Maybe they can only afford to store K7? Maybe they are waiting since 2008...