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by f1steveuk
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Miss England III
Replies: 2
Views: 5028

Re: Miss England III

90% certain it was destroyed in the same fire that did for Miss England II. Lord Wakefield had stored a large collection in a warehouse in Chiswick, which was hit by and incendary bomb in October 1940. Because of it being war time, names etc couldn't be published, but a very small article in the loc...
by f1steveuk
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 607874

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Better not let you know what the Renault team said about his driving after he "drove" the R25..................................
by f1steveuk
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 607874

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Yes, I can see the belly of a CN7 type boat might cause problems, big area to get unstuck! I loved John Shinton's model's. His sell through ones wer fantastic, and I once tried, unsuccesfully, to get my hands on a Jaguar wind tunnel model of his. John is still modelling, one of those I put in the "g...
by f1steveuk
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 607874

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Might be slightly earlier than '92 Nigel, 90 or 91, I didn't write the date on the back, and 92 I was busy doing other stuff, probably 1991. It is Southampton. I had done a huge sheet of data for Ken on power to weight ratio on every land and water speed vehicle, which he then didn't refer to once!!...
by f1steveuk
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 607874

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Just back to the UK having found a picture of the oft spoken of, but rarely seen big white "CN7 with fins" version of Quicksilver. I took the picture, Arthur had put up his paintings and gone to the cafe, and David looks like he is just plain bemused!! http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/f1steve...
by f1steveuk
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Replies: 4
Views: 5994

Re: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Another one of those incredibly helpful, generous people who have had the pleasure of knowing and being involved with on various book and TV projects. Indeed, K7 was removed from Beaulieu for the Orpheus conversion in 1966, and Edward and DC were quite the party duo in London in the 1950s and 60s. N...
by f1steveuk
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K4 Proprider
Replies: 13
Views: 12133

Re: Bluebird K4 Proprider

Well I thought a "skeg" was rudder and prop' support all in one, and I knew they had gone "offset", I was pointing out that it may have been a mistake, as the prop support at the stern doesn't look up to the job, and as shaft flexing is what "did for" K4, I thought it was worth pointing out. Anyway,...
by f1steveuk
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K4 Proprider
Replies: 13
Views: 12133

Re: Bluebird K4 Proprider

The K4 prop-rider, probably one of the least photographed record attempt boats ever. I don't think there is very much about on her at all. I have never (and I've been doing the record breaking/Blue Bird (two words for Sir Malcolm) thing for some time), seen a picture of the dash board. Even in Leo's...
by f1steveuk
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 526889

Re: Technical Talk

I think both Ken and Leo said any effect created by the bird strike would have been "negligable". Ken did once mention the possibilty of a torque reaction with the rotation of the engine effected the steering, but I'm sure the Orph' and the Beryl span the same way, and I can't think there would have...
by f1steveuk
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 368881

Re: Quicksilver

I pretty certain the BBP project got all it's stuff before Mike took the archive to Beaulieu, as I warned him, once stuff goes in there, like most museums, it suddenly becomes theirs, and access becomes imposible. Now as for the diff boxes and the bit of rudder that had been trimmed off etc, all van...