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by JohnTheBikeMan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 426683

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Nothing particularly exciting, passing CBT, buying a mo'bike, silly stuff like that. I wrote it up for my blog, not what you'd call prolific but I prefer to write stuff that's relevant not just post for the sake of it. Also VERY proud of Number 1 Son, apprenticed to a engineering firm after 2 years ...
by JohnTheBikeMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 7104

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

Could the Orph be modded to drive a prop?
by JohnTheBikeMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 22
Views: 10815

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Richie wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Lots of serious faces there

There isn’t a serious one amongst us !!

Meeting could be good, as long as it is accompanied with pizza.
Pepperoni or Four Seasons? Damn! Another meeting required!
by JohnTheBikeMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 13662

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

I watched the Sky News presentation and was most impressed by what appeared to be the hydroplane equivalent of a handbrake turn! Not wishing to court any controversy, was it the result of an over enthusiastic application of the loud pedal or a trait of the engine that the throttle response wasn't as...
by JohnTheBikeMan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 178926

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

Bill (if I may be so familiar?). Remind me NEVER to get in an argument with you...! You may be as familiar as you want and argue all you like. Never be shy... Only ever from a position of strength! I've got a lot to learn yet. In total awe of your collective 'tin bashing' skills, I'll stick to mend...
by JohnTheBikeMan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 178926

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

Bill (if I may be so familiar?). Remind me NEVER to get in an argument with you...!
by JohnTheBikeMan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: joke of the day
Replies: 524
Views: 210995

Re: joke of the day

A chap takes 2 stuffed dogs to the antiques roadshow day. The 'expert' looks at them, and concludes that they are in very poor condition, but he says to the chap, 'have you any idea what they would fetch, if they were in good condition?''

''A stick'' says he.




I'll get me coat . . .
by JohnTheBikeMan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 213757

Re: New Members

Hi, new to the forum but have been observing from afar.

Absolutely love our benevolent dictator's rants!

Tremendous admiration for everything you've all achieved.