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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:29 pm

The BP Muloorina film about CN7 has made it's way onto You Tube-


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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by rob565uk » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:17 am

Thanks for sharing Mike. I hadn't seen that before. Does anyone know what became of the film "How Long a Mile" made by Donald Campbell at Lake Eyre?

(I had a keyboard error there- hit the k instead of l in Mile, so we nearly had a new film called "How Long a Mike :-))

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by captain sparkle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:38 am

rob565uk wrote:Thanks for sharing Mike. I hadn't seen that before. Does anyone know what became of the film "How Long a Mile" made by Donald Campbell at Lake Eyre?

(I had a keyboard error there- hit the k instead of l in Mile, so we nearly had a new film called "How Long a Mike :-))
How strange!
I spent most of last night trying to find that out!
to no avail.

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by rob565uk » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:57 am

I seem to recall Donald eventually selling his rights in the film to raise cash for the final WWSR attempt...... Maybe one of the more knowledgeable members like Neil or Steve can remember?

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CN7 BOOK

Post by Jimbo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:59 pm

I wonder if anybody can suggest a book I might buy which give an in depth technical write-up on the CN7 car. I would love to know about such topics as the transmission of power to the wheels. Surely there must have been some sort of clutch / fluid flywheel, to enable start up without immediately moving off?
I'm just about at the end of Man Behind The Mask by David Tremayne. I have really enjoyed this book; it is absorbing right from the start, and has held my interest throughout.

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:00 pm

I've moved your posting into the thread about the only book on the actual car itself; it's not rated all that highly and the author has been difficult at times, but you can make your own mind up.

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by malcolm uk » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:04 pm

rob565uk wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:17 am
Does anyone know what became of the film "How Long a Mile" made by Donald Campbell at Lake Eyre?
The family members with help from Beaulieu have released a DVD version of How Long a Mile (or Mike). If you are near a "The Works" bookshop many were offering the DVD with a speed record book for £5.00 after Christmas.
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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:12 pm

malcolm uk wrote:
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:04 pm
a DVD version of How Long a Mile (or Mike).
I'm not long, I'm round! :lol:

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Re: CN7 BOOK

Post by malcolm uk » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:14 pm

Jimbo wrote:
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:59 pm
I would love to know about such topics as the transmission of power to the wheels.
The book has included some paragraphs from Norris Bros documents as they scoped out the engine/transmission. The turbo-shaft Proteus was a modified version with power shafting at both ends. Like many turboshaft engines there was a 'free turbine' to take the power to the axle bevel drives - think 'fluid flywheel' arrangement.
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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by malcolm uk » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:15 pm

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:12 pm
I'm not long, I'm round! :lol:
I am glad that has been revealed to all! :oops:
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