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by Stuart Baker
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 305394

Re: Technical Talk

Bill,

With all your anxiety about the air start system, I saw this today and thought of you...
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It's the business end of the 3rd stage of a Saturn V rocket, but I'm sure NASA would share some of those bottles around if you asked really nicely...

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by Stuart Baker
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 748155

Re: Pic of the Day

I still think it was fundamentally the fuel system wot done it... Sorry I've not looked in for a while - just dropped by to read the diary and see if you've got any closer to running the Orph yet... Anyway, could help but think that it is never easy to say that one thing caused an accident. Search ...
by Stuart Baker
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Malcolm Campbell's 350 hp Sunbeam
Replies: 18
Views: 9749

Re: Malcolm Campbell's 350 hp Sunbeam

I wonder what shade of blue that is? (***ducks and runs for cover***)
by Stuart Baker
Fri May 24, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 354329

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

At least when Dave LeGrys took the bicycle speed record in 1986 he had the decency to use his own power to get to 110mph - albeit very close behind a pace car...
by Stuart Baker
Mon May 13, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 305394

Re: Technical Talk

Mike, Some of your other readers will just think you are having a laugh with Photoshop... Seriously though, have you thought of doing a Haynes manual a bit like the one the Vulcan chaps did? I think though that you do have to live up to the motto of "every manual based on a full strip down and rebui...
by Stuart Baker
Mon May 13, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1058
Views: 305394

Re: Technical Talk

Renegadenemo wrote:Stuart, you will no doubt be delighted at this long-overdue news!
Proper engineering ;)

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by Stuart Baker
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Wiki Mystery
Replies: 22
Views: 9883

Re: Wiki Mystery

The trouble with Wiki is, anyone and everyone can meddle with it, so what it says now isn't what it'll say tonight, and so on. (Especially if it's flagged up now that it says something the usual suspects won't like!) Biggest contributor there by far would appear to be Neil, who seems to be turning ...
by Stuart Baker
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Elephant In The Room
Replies: 69
Views: 24121

Re: The Elephant In The Room

Bill, For what it's worth... When engineering giants undertake complex projects, they enter into commitments to their shareholders, customers, suppliers, and employees. Their shareholders expect a premium over "putting the money in the bank", and their customers, suppliers and employers make conting...
by Stuart Baker
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 354329

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

How the Steam Record was broken Way back when (well, August 2009 anyway) Don Wales drove a steam powered car to a new record of 148.31mph. I saw the car on display at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty last week, and I can now reveal his secret weapon (with apologies for the quality of pi...
by Stuart Baker
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 94780

Re: The Sponsons Thread

That's a distance from "men in sheds" isn't it!!?? The shoes and wedges represent about 60 hours on the most amazing machining centre. We reckon the men in sheds would have literally spent months on this work. There was a hierarchy in the aerospace machine shops of old. Right up there at the top we...