Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

garyharman
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Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by garyharman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:05 am

Blue Bird K3 was in Henley in Thames as part of the traditional boat festival last weekend.

The engine started fine for a warm up, but with delays due to “boats” on the course during the Sunday run the engine was stopped so no run was made.

I did manage a few photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyharma ... 6233419512

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by jetblue » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:39 am

fantastic photos wish I could have seen it myself. do you no where it is based at

thanks davidjt

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by DisneyDumbo » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:18 pm

Hi all,
It's owned by Karl Foulkes-Halbard and is based at Filching Manor Motor Museum. Polegate, near Eastbourne.

Have fun at Bute, I hope she behaves herself for you.

Regards to all, Fred

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by ted.walsh » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:06 pm

Yeah! looks pretty sweet to me. bet it makes a cracking racket when sitting in the pilot seat. let me know if they need a relief pilot at any point 8-)

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:02 am

Looks amazing. Not really paid it much heed until now - shame on me... How much is original?
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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garyharman
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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by garyharman » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:38 am

I wish I knew how much is original, and was it fitted with the Meteor engine etc...
I’m hoping to go for a look around and chat with Karl one day so I will find out more. Henley was not the right time or place fro detailed discussions.

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:55 am

Definitely uses a Meteor- have no idea about the rest of it though.

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by Malcolm Ops » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:12 am

Mike Bull wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:55 am
have no idea about the rest of it though.
A man in France called Steve Holter knows what was 'done' to the craft when owned by Paul Foulkes-Halbard. If he is not writing a book about K3 he might tell all :lol: .
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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by Richie » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am

Meteor engines “YUMMY” as used in the Cromwell and Comet / Centaur tanks.

Pretty much a none supercharged merlin !


Lovely sound the V12 !

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Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Post by Black Knight » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:49 am

I don’t think Steve is doing a book on K3, I know he’s hard at it with Crusader.
Hopefully he’ll be on here soon, F1Steve or is it SteveF1???

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