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by Blowtorch
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Warby's Spirit of Australia II
Replies: 50
Views: 41244

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

The starter/generator that we use is a simple fit and forget 28volt aircraft unit. No oil to fill ,easy as your car starter.We use 36volts (3 x 12 volt car batteries ).The unit fits right behind the bullet nose piece on the engine and tops up the batteries within minutes of the engine starting up. N...
by Blowtorch
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Warby's Spirit of Australia II
Replies: 50
Views: 41244

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Converting the Orph to an electric starter/generator, has made a huge difference. So easy to spin the engine up. We have 36volts (3 x 12v batteries) in the boat for the starter and the generator tops them back up while the boat is running. A couple of issues to solve before the next run but with 200...
by Blowtorch
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Warby's Spirit of Australia II
Replies: 50
Views: 41244

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

No ballast, just water over the transom from the surf on the dam. Too windy to run any real speed.
Back again Nov 18/19 for workup runs and celebrate 40 years owning the record, November 20.
Yes, there will be one hell of a party in Tumut with all the gang.
by Blowtorch
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 554482

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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I think that you find that it is the famous "Water Shuttle'
It has been hawked around Australia for years with great speed claims that nobody ever witnessed.
by Blowtorch
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 554482

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Dave and I are deeply worried about our boats chances after seeing the pic of the "Speed Blue" model here.
We now believe that to have any chance of success we will have to change our boats name to "Spirit of Australia BLUE".
by Blowtorch
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 352765

Re: Quicksilver

I found an "IDIOT" !!!!!!! Nigel writes............ “Then there's the references to "promises". Show me a promise I have made about breaking the water-speed record, or even getting boat on the water. Only an idiot would make promises in a game as precarious as this. I have made a sincere commitment ...
by Blowtorch
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 352765

Re: Quicksilver

Dear Nigel, I understand that you contacted Ken Norris to talk about speed record breaking in 1969. Forty four years have passed and what has your "managerial skills' achieved ????? Basically all you have after forty four years, is a surplus jet engine and a steel frame that could be put to better u...
by Blowtorch
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 554482

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Here is a copy of an e-mail that I sent to some members of UIM rule making committees and some other involved people. Just so you all, including my dear friend Nigel, can see exactly where we at Warby Motorsport stand in the UIM program. As sent................. Gentlemen, Almost ten years ago I shi...
by Blowtorch
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 554482

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

My dear friend, Nigel, I have never said that what you were doing was a scam, but I did receive a e-mail from the Exspan promoter asking if I thought what you were doing was a scam. Here it is......As sent to me by the Ekspan show promoter....... Evening I don't know if you could help - we have rece...
by Blowtorch
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 554482

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Watch out Nigel, you are starting to think like "The Warbys". You know, the people that you do not want to be associated with.