Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
Registered User
 
larby's Avatar
 
Country: Guernsey
Occupation: Engineering
Boat make: None, boo!
Engines: Turbines mainly!
Cruising area: The inside of my workshop!

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,644
Blower scoop?

So I was going to order a blower scoop from Summit in the US, but shipping was $400!!!

Anyone know of somewhere in the UK that makes blower scoops, needs to be at least 12" tall, which is the main issue. If you know where I can get a standard 9" one, let me know and if all else fails I'll extend it or something.

Cheers, James
__________________

__________________
facebook.com/jlinnovationgsy

Facebook.com/turbinebike

The true test of a man is how he treats someone of absolutely no use to him.
larby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
The Doc
 
Captain Chaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,270
Stewart got his from a grp place online (or rather i got it for him, but feck knows where from!).

its a simple/conventional style aero-scoop & may no be surplus to requirements on gaylord, its about 50 quids worth.

shall i ask?
__________________

Captain Chaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Country: UK

Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,236
Shipping stuff in from the states is getting very expensive.

Whatever the stuff costs to buy ends up being three times as much once you have paid shipping, Import Duty and VAT.

Still perhaps it will encourage some local manufacturing in the future?
Jon Holmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 12:53 AM   #4
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 496
Quote:
Originally Posted by larby View Post
So I was going to order a blower scoop from Summit in the US, but shipping was $400!!!

Anyone know of somewhere in the UK that makes blower scoops, needs to be at least 12" tall, which is the main issue. If you know where I can get a standard 9" one, let me know and if all else fails I'll extend it or something.

Cheers, James
Hi James

This guy has one ebay and various sizes and styles avalable soon

Ebay item No. 190542479354

Thats going to look so cool

David
PerformanceDodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 06:17 AM   #5
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 6,863
I assume old ford autos couldn't help?
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 08:02 AM   #6
Registered User
 
larby's Avatar
 
Country: Guernsey
Occupation: Engineering
Boat make: None, boo!
Engines: Turbines mainly!
Cruising area: The inside of my workshop!

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
Stewart got his from a grp place online (or rather i got it for him, but feck knows where from!).

its a simple/conventional style aero-scoop & may no be surplus to requirements on gaylord, its about 50 quids worth.

shall i ask?
If you could please, that'd be great! Any idea at all on the height of it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by freddy21 View Post
Hi James

This guy has one ebay and various sizes and styles avalable soon

Ebay item No. 190542479354

Thats going to look so cool

David
Thanks, I'll have a look there in a mo and see what he's got. Never though of ebay!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt View Post
I assume old ford autos couldn't help?
I just re-found that site, think it was you that directed me there a while ago! They do a 9" model so if gaylord falls through and I can't find a 12" effort then I'll get in touch with them.

Cheers, James
__________________
facebook.com/jlinnovationgsy

Facebook.com/turbinebike

The true test of a man is how he treats someone of absolutely no use to him.
larby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 6,863
Yuppers. http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18183

How high is 345mm?
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Tony Davis's Avatar
 
Country: Job Centre
Location: In a box
Occupation: Chaos's gofer
Interests: Skiving
Boat make: Spectre 30
Engines: 2 x Promax 225
Cruising area: In the bath

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In a box
Posts: 5,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
Stewart got his from a grp place online (or rather i got it for him, but feck knows where from!).

its a simple/conventional style aero-scoop & may no be surplus to requirements on gaylord, its about 50 quids worth.

shall i ask?
I kicked it across my garage yesterday, by accident of course!!!
__________________
Chaos for Moderator.
Tony Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 01:32 PM   #9
Registered User
 
larby's Avatar
 
Country: Guernsey
Occupation: Engineering
Boat make: None, boo!
Engines: Turbines mainly!
Cruising area: The inside of my workshop!

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt View Post
Yeah that'd be great, but it slopes down too much. My highest point is the carb which sits only about 1ft from the back. Probably should've mentioned that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Davis View Post
I kicked it across my garage yesterday, by accident of course!!!
Awesome. Did you notice how high up your shin it came in inches? Maybe you could kick it into a box and post it to me? I won't charge for disposal
__________________
facebook.com/jlinnovationgsy

Facebook.com/turbinebike

The true test of a man is how he treats someone of absolutely no use to him.
larby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 02:05 PM   #10
The Doc
 
Captain Chaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Davis View Post
I kicked it across my garage yesterday, by accident of course!!!
did you secretly wish you'd kicked its owner instead?
Captain Chaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Tony Davis's Avatar
 
Country: Job Centre
Location: In a box
Occupation: Chaos's gofer
Interests: Skiving
Boat make: Spectre 30
Engines: 2 x Promax 225
Cruising area: In the bath

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In a box
Posts: 5,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
did you secretly wish you'd kicked its owner instead?
Many and often
__________________
Chaos for Moderator.
Tony Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 02:21 PM   #12
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 6,863
And no secret!
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #13
The Doc
 
Captain Chaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,270
bless him, he cant help it .............. Its the worst case of 'fanny blindness' Ive ever seen!
__________________

Captain Chaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×