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by kneeslider
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: K7 Display
Replies: 31
Views: 15195

Re: K7 Display

The best part of the display for me though will be the smell of oil and kerosene, the patches we had to put on where she leaked and blue paint scratched off screws and bolts where we had to pull her down to fix something. A real, sleeping machine - not some sanitised museum display. ...This means t...
by kneeslider
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Tis The Season
Replies: 37
Views: 20556

Re: 'Tis The Season

Turbojets don't run a stoichiometric mix, they throw a shedload of excess air through the fan, which is why you can stick an afterburner on the back and burn even more fuel... See, it just goes to show the need among all us sheddists out there for a definitive practical guide to sparking up a turbo...
by kneeslider
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Tis The Season
Replies: 37
Views: 20556

Re: 'Tis The Season

Great info! I have no doubt whatsoever that by the time you lot get finished, you could eat any ammount of dinners off any surface of the boat if you are nuts enough! Having never messed with a jet engine, now you come to mention all that stuff, it seems so clear! Of course you would need an automat...
by kneeslider
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Tis The Season
Replies: 37
Views: 20556

Re: 'Tis The Season

Cheers for the reply Bill, I guess that for me the most interesting part of the whole enterprise is the part where you actually make it all work, unlike, as you suggested the bit where you put the outer skins on and make it look like a boat again. If that is all people care about, then you may as we...
by kneeslider
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 'Tis The Season
Replies: 37
Views: 20556

Re: 'Tis The Season

Hi there, and a merry Christmas to one and all! Been lurking aound here since the inception of the forums, but haven't registered until now, so I guess it's long overdue that I had a go at posting. I'm especially looking forward to all of the tedious nitty gritty which is to come when you start gett...