Bloodhound SSC for sale

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    yorkirs
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    The administrators of the Bloodhound SSC project have put the actual vehicle up for sale at £250,000

    I am still hoping someone even at this late stage will step in and provide the £25,000,000 so they could get a shot at 1000mph.

    I wonder if the foreign aid budget loose change could be diverted to a British engineering project?

    Bloodhounds has been fantastic for inspiring youngsters to considers science and engineering as a potential career and has had good support from the ImechE

    I wish all the team well for the future at this difficult and upsetting time.

    I hope that the vehicle stays in the UK for the public to see and is not snapped up for a private collection ( can you imagine opening the garage door and seeing that peering back at you in all its blue and orange glory, also uses Castol edge so a tentative link to RS’s)

    All the best for xmas and new year.

     



    Nitrous Blue – Forged Alloys – FMP375 – Loads of V power fuel.

     

    #106807
    coastliner
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    My brother-in-law is an ambassador involved with this project. I have to admit I am not surprised its having problems with funding it is very costly and would require a new set of aluminium wheels after every high speed run. It doesn’t surprise me the funding has dried up.



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    #106808
    yorkirs
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    Coastlines

    Great to hear of the brother in law is an ambassador for Bloodhound

    Even if these projects fail due to cash shortages they inspire young people, I have spent years promoting apprenticeships in science, engineering and manufacturing, I had a great career that started with an apprenticeship and want others to follow with the same opportunities as these can be real jobs with real challenges and opportunities

    If my numbers came up on the lottery Bloodhound would be where some of the goodwill cash went.



    Nitrous Blue – Forged Alloys – FMP375 – Loads of V power fuel.

     

    #106809
    coastliner
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    Very noble indeed, I have to agree apprenticeships are a great way to learn a trade. Maybe more emphasis should be channeled into them than university and degree’s.



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    #106829
    9designs
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    @coastliner   Yes very much so,  I did a 5 year apprenticeship, 84-89 myself, possible one of the last of my era before the Unit route took over.   The automotive engineering industry looks at times a sad place to where it once was.  Often all people need is a degree in anything and laptop and they are called an engineer, then sent to go chase some issues.  Rare to see any passion for engineering or mechanical feel in many of the younger generations.

    Anyway going to keep off my soap box,  sad to see flagship project fall over.

     



    Magnetic Grey with shells, sunroof, forged wheels, calipers, city..etc

    FPM375, Full MT Blue charge pipe kit, Quaife LSD, MT Springs, DSC Suspension Control Unit, MT- Short shift, PTU Brace and Roll Restrictor – Oil Plate, LED Sequential rear lights, Shadow Chrome wheels.  HJS200 cell cat and MT Cooler.

    UK seller for DSC Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules In stock, next day dispatch.

    TracTive Damper kits  – Reservations taken    

    Jacking Blocks 

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #106832
    71-bda
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    Its Ok chaps, the UK sent £98,000,000 in aid to India this year  ( a country which is currently blowing £330,000,000 on a 600 foot high poxy statue for someone or other)  oh, and India also has its own space project too. About time someone told our government that charity begins at HOME !! look after your own first.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #107195
    yorkirs
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    Brilliant news…….

    Looks like Bloodhound may have a hero saviour according to the BBC today

    Ian Warhurst is reported to have stepped in with funding this morning

    Well done hopefully a good xmas and 2019 for team bloodhound

    All the best of luck to the team with the attempt on 1000mph

    Stay safe and bring the record home for the Uk👍



    Nitrous Blue – Forged Alloys – FMP375 – Loads of V power fuel.

     

    #107208
    red-leader
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    Totally agree with you Yorkirs,  bring the record home Bloodhound team.

    #107212
    coastliner
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    And he’s a Yorkshireman.



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    #107218
    yorkirs
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    Coastlines

    Yes from Barnsley, too modest to mention this though. Honest

    go bloodhound go…….

     



    Nitrous Blue – Forged Alloys – FMP375 – Loads of V power fuel.

     

    #133357
    yorkirs
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    Well done to Andy Green and the whole bloodhound team on getting to 500mph this week.

    Andy is incredibly cool under real pressure and talks so calmly ( Helped by a career flying in the RAF and red arrows  )

    A true inspiration for young and old alike.

    Stay safe everyone and good luck.

     



    Nitrous Blue – Forged Alloys – FMP375 – Loads of V power fuel.

     

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