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by speedboatstuart
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 408792

Re: Air trunk indentations

Lol I did notice how nice those look isn't engineering good looking when its done well. :D
I see what you mean by the boost pumps drawing air. Must have missed the bits on the flameout problems .
Anyway just a thought that's all.
by speedboatstuart
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 408792

Air trunk indentations

Hi not been on here for a while but have been following , my question firstly is , the indentations that have been put into the air trunk for the air start bottles do these indentations impede directly into the path of the incoming airflow or is the trunk made up of a double skin . My reason for ask...
by speedboatstuart
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 408792

Re: Technical Talk

Hi regarding my last post all in capitals. I dont often use forums so had not realised that capitals meant any offence, my appologies to anyone offended , my intention was not too offend.
by speedboatstuart
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 408792

3" PIPE ABOVE HEAD REST IN TOP OF INTAKES

hI JUST READ THE DIARY ENTRY FOR AUGUST AND SAW MENTIONED THE 3" BY 1" DIA PIPE MOUNTED THROUGH THE OLD HINGE PLATE AT THE FRONT OF THE INTAKES ABOVE THE HEADREST WITH A COVER OVER IT . COULD THIS HAVE BEEN A WIRING CONDUIT FOR THE CAMERA POD THAT WAS AT ONE TIME FITTED IN THAT POSITION TO RECORD TH...
by speedboatstuart
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Opinion Poll- Rebuild or Conserve?
Replies: 64
Views: 35708

Re: Opinion Poll- Rebuild or Conserve?

In my opinion the whole idea of this project is to renovate the boat to 1967 spec and the hpc control is a vital part in the boat , also whos to say that the lever werent thrown to and fro during the boats contortions during the crash anyway and after all it didnt play a direct part in the crash its...
by speedboatstuart
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 473694

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I think we are all greed that DMC and k7 are top of the list but let us not forget those people like PARRY THOMAS (BABS) who was a first class engineer even by todays standards and who had advised Malcolm Campbell on occasion with his cars and of coarse who perished on Pendine sands in 1927 , Babs b...
by speedboatstuart
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nice Big Archive Shots Of Bluebird From 'Life' magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 4419

Re: Nice Big Archive Shots Of Bluebird From 'Life' magazine

should have taken a look at the water baffels as well not just the tail :lol: :lol:
by speedboatstuart
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Last run....
Replies: 175
Views: 79641

Re: The Last run....

If you view the footage at normal speed it is easier to pick up the pattern as the brake deploys , you have to be quick as it only produces a puff of higher spray above the spray plume for a second before the stern leaves the water completely.
by speedboatstuart
Sun May 03, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Canopy
Replies: 16
Views: 9831

Re: Canopy

Thats interesting i suppose it would have been easier to leave the steel strip there rather than try to dismantle the intake assembly, it must have been very well embedded then as not to have been removed when they had to rebuild the intakes in 66. So if the hinge strip is on the boat still and the ...
by speedboatstuart
Sun May 03, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Canopy
Replies: 16
Views: 9831

Re: Canopy

The old canopy is at filching manor but it is only the front screen which was a fixed piece, as part of the hinged piece broke up during a test run nearly deafening DMC , fortunately he managed to shut the beryl down before the canopy was ingested through the engine hence why the norris brothers had...