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Offline smarjoram

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2014, 06:40:03 AM »
Happy New Year! This should be an exciting one for the Bloodhound team - there are already some very interesting large components arriving in the workshop. Here's a few recent photos. First, the main parts of the car temporarily assembled - the upper chassis has been removed again now so that the titanium skinning can begin…

Bloodhound SSC Side by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr
Work will soon begin on the front subframe. A beautiful and complex piece which incorporates the steering and suspension for the front wheels. Here is one of the aluminium uprights. It's hard to grasp the size so I've included a pen…

btc2-9143 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

btc2-9100 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

btc2-9138 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2014, 05:10:03 PM »
March 2014 issue of Popular Mechanics has a great article on the Bloodhound project. Build your own 1000 mph car in 12 "easy" steps!  :-o
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2014, 04:45:35 AM »
March 2014 issue of Popular Mechanics has a great article on the Bloodhound project. Build your own 1000 mph car in 12 "easy" steps!  :-o

And the value of each of those step is ................ $2 million ........... or ............ $3 million ........... or $ 4 million .................

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2014, 05:49:21 PM »
Last I heard, the budget is estimated to be $50,000,000.00.
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2014, 08:39:29 PM »
Ed, If they only use 98% would you take the what's left on the table.  :-D
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2014, 10:28:48 PM »
I sort of prositutes so the answer is YES!
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2014, 12:01:13 PM »
Zounds!

There has been GREAT progress since I was at the workshop late October!  The drivers compartment has really taken shape - not the empty shell I sat in . . . , give the fabrication crew my best with a special spin of the wrench to Chris Dee.

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2014, 10:08:51 PM »
What I really like is the photography... Yes the car is an immaculate piece; the pictures of the components add that little extra to this top notch effort, just a different way to capture the beauty.   If they did raise that amount of cash kudos to the marketing efforts of the team. They sure know how to market, gain momentum and keep it going to see a project through. You must love that type of dedication, even if its the most expensive machine made to capture the record there is some elegance in that too.

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2014, 09:30:04 AM »
There have been some great salesmen in this game over the years like Campbell, Breedlove & others but Richard Nobel makes them all look like trainee's.
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2014, 01:06:03 PM »
Salesman - that was Richards profession for a while in a different area of interest, until the 70's and Thrust I
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2014, 08:00:58 PM »
An interesting article about the bloodhound that might have use for us slower folks.  www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27184754

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2014, 11:24:22 AM »
Thanks very much for the kind comments about the photography - I'm incredibly lucky to have the job of recording this beautiful machine coming together - I'm glad the pictures seem to be doing it justice! The car is at that stage where it seems to get put together and taken apart again almost weekly but along the way we've reached some important milestones...

The upper chassis is skinned (with titanium) and ready for paint, glue and final riveting...
btc2-3107 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

btc2-3194 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

btc2-2193 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

Here's the opening for the air-brakes...
btc2-1375 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

The intricate 'goat's head' has arrived from machining. These four pieces of forged aluminium form the bulk of the front subframe - to which the suspension and wheels will attach...
btc2-1647 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

Andy has had his seat made and the cockpit is pretty much complete too...
btc2-2776-2 by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

BLOODHOUND SSC Cockpit by Stefan Marjoram, on Flickr

There's an annotated 360º view of the cockpit too... http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/cockpit360

Off site we've been spin testing the desert wheels to 10,400 rpm (which is approx 170 times a second and a force of 50,000G at the rim!) and testing the wheel brakes. You'll find some short films on these and lots of other subjects on the Bloodhound website...
http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/bloodhound-tv

... and loads more photos in my gallery...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanmarjoram/sets/72157627819481179/

Hope you enjoyed the update!
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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2014, 11:44:02 AM »
...and I thought I had a lot of Clecos!

Really first- class work on this project. Good luck, Andy.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

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Re: Bloodhound Photo Update
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2014, 11:58:15 AM »
I think there's about 9,000 in the upper chassis :)