Search found 4340 matches

by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2706
Views: 307651

Re: Pic of the Day

I wish QC was that good nowadays, sadly most of the diagrams I see in manuals now are very lack lustre at best. You'll be pleased to know that in aerospace at least the QA is as fanatical as ever. Our original throttle valve was found to have a corrosion pit in the inner bore that allowed a couple ...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2706
Views: 307651

Re: Pic of the Day

We wanted a slightly higher spring rate and the closed and ground ends. We got those but the tooling made our free spring the other way around. So long as the throttle closes when it's supposed to we don't give a fling which way our helix goes! :lol:
by Renegadenemo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 69412

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Hmmm, what happened to the huge logo on the sides for that well known Chinese car maker?
Spent their money and moved on...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 468
Views: 72227

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Used to travel a lot by sea when I was a kid. Many trips on the old Canberra, a few on the original Oriana or any other ship we could get a berth on and now and again we'd fetch up in the same port as the QE2. It was like coming across a spaceship - such was her aura and reputation. A beautiful vess...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2706
Views: 307651

Re: Pic of the Day

To be pedantic for a minute (Me? No, never!) the floor must be nearer 20 feet long, because it starts at F19 like the cradle, which itself is 19 feet long and still doesn't reach all the way to the back of the boat. And so one personal attribute complements another. Me, being so forgetful, had to r...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2706
Views: 307651

Re: Pic of the Day

Was that supplied by Birmetals / Birmalloy? No way to be sure, but I suspect not. The Birmetals material seems to be pretty ordinary marine grade, 5xxx material but the main outer floor is very exotic. It's obviously come on a roll because it's 18ft long but so narrow that they've had to use two le...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2706
Views: 307651

Re: Pic of the Day

"Developed in the mid 1990’s, 7068 alloy was designed as a higher strength alternative to 7075 for ordnance applications".
And for the V-bombers in the 50s...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2706
Views: 307651

Re: Pic of the Day

Quick question about the adding of material to the floors. If they overlapped one way do the panels butt up in the other direction or do you have to joggle the bit your adding? It's one continuous floor 18' long so it has to be welded back together. We cut it at that position because everything for...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

not seen the video before.... so it all goes wrong as he gets off the gas, is it the precession that changes and gets him or was it something else? No definitive answer but it would appear to be a combination of the setup of the car and the met conditions at the time. Just one more gremlin to catch...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

I was a bit dubious about playing with a jet car. I've always viewed them as, well, a bit amateurish and dangerous and as for all this gratuitous popping and banging and sheets of flame, that should be reserved for people who think Subarus are cool cars. But here was a chance to work with a differen...