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by JfromJAGs
Fri May 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1168
Views: 315460

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Have you had any other motor cycles? I do own a Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone 500 from 1976 which I bough in the early 1990, but only ran it one or two seasons. Due to problems with the carburator its standing since then. Its a but ugly too. Some years ago I bought a Quantya, which is an electric cross ...
by JfromJAGs
Fri May 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1168
Views: 315460

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Did it take a lot to convert the bike to left hand drive for the German roads Joerg? :D :D :D 1947 = no brake lights, no turn signal lights. As far as I know the only change is the position of the rear mirror - its supposed to be on the left side in Germany, while on the right side in the UK. Gas, ...
by JfromJAGs
Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1168
Views: 315460

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The bike has undergone a restoration, but I can't tell when. It was first registered in Germany in 1991, then sold to an old bikes enthusiast in 1992 who owned it until last year when he died. It looks like a AJS 16M and the manufacturing date was estimated to 1946. Both frame and motor numbers indi...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1168
Views: 315460

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Got myself my own piece of old british metal last weekend :D
by JfromJAGs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 92799

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Same here. But once possession was handed over to someone, legally by a contract, then the owner can not simply change his plans and have full control. So if the contract says the BBP project is allowed to possess K7 until fully restored, until ready to run on Coniston, then the Ruskin can't say giv...
by JfromJAGs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 92799

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I'm not a lawyer nor do I know the details of UK legal system, but as most of the legal systems in Europe have a common base, I assume the UK legal system also distinguishes between owner and possessor . I also don't know the details of the contract signed in 2006, but from what I read, today the Ru...
by JfromJAGs
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 92799

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I had read the text on the museum homepage. I'm wondering, if someone pays the grand, would he be allowed to choose the mediator? That would be an easy fix. This does show one thing though - they are completely short of money. Maybe they can only afford to store K7? Maybe they are waiting since 2008...
by JfromJAGs
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 92799

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Sometimes I think the whole story lacks any sort of logic from the trustees of the Ruskin Museum. It just doesn't make sense to me at all. Anyway, today I received a spam email with the following signature, it kind of sums it up: "I think sex is better than logic, but I can't prove it." Could have 2...
by JfromJAGs
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 338910

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Seams like the whole UK gets rid of itself.
by JfromJAGs
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 10849

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

I'm just happy that I made it to the trails on Bute in August 2018. Just wished I'd been there some days earlier to see the faster runs (and have some more talks - and beers - with the team).