Blackbourn home page - shed philosophy

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Our resident engineer, part-time mechanic and full-time story-teller, Rob Blackbourn, shares his often weird and wonderful views of the world.

Blackbourn home page - shed philosophy
He may create more problems than he seolves, but he's never dull company!

 

Brand name tools - Blackbourn 405
These days branding is about way more than searing your mark on your steer's hide

Funday Sunday - Blackbourn 404
Ace driver or top ambassador for his sport? Rob reckons Daniel Richardo ticks both boxes

When is a motor not an engine? Blackbourn 403
If kipling could claim that a good cigar is a smoke, Rob reckons it's fair to say that a good motor is an engine

Citroen race bred - Blackbourn 402
Curses, foiled again, says Rob, after another failed attempt to get a classic purchase over the line

Underbonnet Complexities - Blackbourn 401
Using engine heat for cooking was part of the mythology of my upbringing…

Holden/Peugeot Lion Badges - Blackbourn 400
Rob on Holden's French connection...

Route 66 - Blackbourn 399 
Rob comes out as a card-carrying member of the 'Romance of the Road' club. Is anyone surprised?

Lucky 7 - Blackbourn 398
The much younger Rob was hoping an Austin 7 would help him fly under the radar of the authorities. Some hope...

A Flying Ford - Blackbourn 397 
Rob reckons you don't need a laboratory to demonstrate basic engineering principles...

Play risky for me – Blackbourn 396 
Should you ride a horse? How dangerous is Russian roulette? Rob fails to answer these and other questions...

Chamber Chat - Blackbourn 395 

Salt Assault - Blackbourn 394

You Beauts? You bet! (on utes) - Blackbourn 393

Old tools - Blackbourn 390
According to Rob, there's no tool like an old tool. He should know...

VW Kombi prices - Blackbourn 389
Rob can see through the hysteria that's pushed the values of the once humble people's truck off the scale. Or perhaps not...

Reverse axle-tramp - Blackbourn 387
Not all reverse axle-tramp is created equal - and not all of us can be Steve McQueen

Studebaker Hawk: Luck O' The Irish - Blackbourn 386

Diversity Lost - Blackbourn 385

Harry (Ferguson) and his mates - Blackbourn 384

Sound Check - Blackbourn 383

Holy Smokin’ Strokers – Blackbourn 382

The French Connection – Blackbourn 381

Nothing but a heartache - Blackbourn 380

Shooting from the hip - Blackbourn 379 August 2015

Ron Flockhart, The Flying Scotsman Blackbourn - 378 July 2015

Them's the brakes - Blackbourn 377

Capri Capers - Blackbourn 376

On Workshop Manuals

 

 

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