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by JfromJAGs
Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 473823

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: 1026
Views: 473823

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: 624
Views: 216462

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: 624
Views: 216462

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: 624
Views: 216462

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: 624
Views: 216462

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: 1086
Views: 507639

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: 91
Views: 41407

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).
by JfromJAGs
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 41407

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

It just doesn't sound fair to me, and I can't stand unfairness. It makes me really mad. As I said earlier, I had thrown their parts at their feet long ago and would have started to rebuild the missing parts from scratch. I know you have spent hundreds or maybe thousands of hours to straighten those ...
by JfromJAGs
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 41407

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

I might have gotten things wrong, but to me the committee behind the Ruskin museum thinks it has full control over K7, right? - they think so, because Gina Campbell has donated the wreckage to them - for free. But who paid for finding and recovering the wreckage? - they think so, because at some poi...