Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

garyharman
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Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

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

thanks davidjt
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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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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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Looks amazing. Not really paid it much heed until now - shame on me... How much is original?
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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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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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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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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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Richie wrote: 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 !
I think you will find that a Centaur with a Meteor engine is a Cromwell; Centaurs used a Liberty V12.
Still yummy though... 👍
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