Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 September 2005, 10:33   #71
Member
 
Country: Belgium
Town: NIVELLES BELGIUM
Boat name: INDEPENDENT
Make: BWM RAPIER
Length: 9m +
Engine: Ob 2*250/2t yams hpd
MMSI: 235030702
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 885
and just to clear up the other myth. The chickens are thawed out, not frozen

... and I bet theyt ended up in the worker's canteen as "cordon-bleu"- but to be serious for once Nuts, whatever happened to RR Diesel engines??

jonathan
__________________

__________________
eupa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 September 2005, 12:33   #72
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Boat name: Nuts
Make: Rib-X xp510
Length: 5m +
Engine: Johnson 90HP 4-strk
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8
RR Engines

The story on RR diesel engines is complicated - there have been several parts of the RR company 'family' that have made diesel engines over the years. Variously they were parts of RR Motors, Northern Engineering Industries, Vickers and Allison that became part of RR through various takeovers. I think all these have been sold off to other corporations over the years. It doesn't answer your specific question, but the following link will give you an overview of RR's history.

http://www.rolls-royce.com/history/timeline/default.jsp

If you really are interested in the detail, there is a three-volume book set called "The Magic of the Name - The Rolls-Royce Story" published by Icon Books.
__________________

__________________
Nuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 September 2005, 13:48   #73
Member
 
Country: Belgium
Town: NIVELLES BELGIUM
Boat name: INDEPENDENT
Make: BWM RAPIER
Length: 9m +
Engine: Ob 2*250/2t yams hpd
MMSI: 235030702
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 885
The story on RR diesel engines is complicated - there have been several parts of the RR company 'family' that have made diesel engines over the years. Variously they were parts of RR Motors, Northern Engineering Industries, Vickers and

thanks Nuts..I am really interested.... - as it just seems a shame that we dont hear about them anymore--- perkins, petters ect .. they have all 'gone'
BUT i think there will be a come back.... as we are now looking for quality and not price...

jonathan
__________________
eupa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 September 2005, 13:54   #74
Member
 
Country: Belgium
Town: NIVELLES BELGIUM
Boat name: INDEPENDENT
Make: BWM RAPIER
Length: 9m +
Engine: Ob 2*250/2t yams hpd
MMSI: 235030702
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 885
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milan
Wonder if you would survive being sucked in to that
why dont we get Rob Jones to try it??????????

Jonathan
__________________
eupa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 September 2005, 15:03   #75
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuts
Its got nothing to do with Ribs, but just to declare an interest - I worked for RR for 33 years, including a period as its Director-Engine Systems. Codprawn has got the facts right I can assure you...
WOW - if I had a hat I would take it off to you!!!!

You would well remember the time a British Airways 747 with RR engines flew through dense volcanic ash near Indonesia then??? How the hell those engines ever started up again I will never know - I saw the aircraft afterwards - looked like it had been grit blasted - which it had basically!!!

Was only a kid at the time but well impressed!!!

Always been facinated by engineering and they dont come much better than Rolls Royce - unless you look at a Bristol Centaurus
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 September 2005, 10:50   #76
Member
 
Country: Belgium
Town: NIVELLES BELGIUM
Boat name: INDEPENDENT
Make: BWM RAPIER
Length: 9m +
Engine: Ob 2*250/2t yams hpd
MMSI: 235030702
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 885
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn
WOW - if I had a hat I would take it off to you!!!!


Always been facinated by engineering and they dont come much better than Rolls Royce - unless you look at a Bristol Centaurus

I do bow down to a superior being...... but one thing you and your new found RR friend did'nt come back on .. and that was the fact that RR actually went into receivership in 1972... care to explain why????

jonathan
__________________
eupa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 September 2005, 11:35   #77
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Boat name: Nuts
Make: Rib-X xp510
Length: 5m +
Engine: Johnson 90HP 4-strk
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8
I think's what they call schadenfreude...
__________________
Nuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 September 2005, 17:10   #78
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuts
I think's what they call schadenfreude...

Well said!!!!!!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2005, 04:25   #79
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn
WOW - if I had a hat I would take it off to you!!!!

You would well remember the time a British Airways 747 with RR engines flew through dense volcanic ash near Indonesia then??? How the hell those engines ever started up again I will never know - I saw the aircraft afterwards - looked like it had been grit blasted - which it had basically!!!

Was only a kid at the time but well impressed!!!

Always been facinated by engineering and they dont come much better than Rolls Royce - unless you look at a Bristol Centaurus
well with aircraft engines, one of the ways to clean them is by doing a grit wash by putting a special type of abbrasive down the intake, so, i suspect that 747 had super clean engines unless it was a very severe gritwash.

was an aircraft engineer in the raf for 10 years so know a bit myself.
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2005, 13:41   #80
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Essex/Vendee
Boat name: shockwave,Voluntry 2
Make: Pac 22/ searider5.4
Length: 6m +
Engine: 180hp turbo,yam 90
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,015
Land rover 3 series

Dont want to but into your interesting stuff .Midweak i bought 1980 landrover 400 quid 1 month mot left took it over to Bures to organised 4x4 sand pit never done it before had a blinding day very tame compaired to other veterans .I would like some feedback on sites to brouse to see accessories and practicle modifications please
__________________

__________________
PeterR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.