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  Topic: How to identify the Maker of a WWII Solid Aluminum Propeller
dirwin

Replies: 4
Views: 4181

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 17:42   Subject: How to identify the Maker of a WWII Solid Aluminum Propeller
Thanks Kim.

Do we have any idea of length?

DAI
  Topic: How to identify the Maker of a WWII Solid Aluminum Propeller
dirwin

Replies: 4
Views: 4181

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 15:03   Subject: How to identify the Maker of a WWII Solid Aluminum Propeller
Hi - any photos of the prop?

DAI
  Topic: Technical Aspects of the Schneider Trophy - Bazzocchi
dirwin

Replies: 1
Views: 3693

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 14:34   Subject: Technical Aspects of the Schneider Trophy - Bazzocchi
Thanks Bill, for posting this article. It has a wide level of detail about all of the competitors that is interesting.

DAI
  Topic: thanks for the update
dirwin

Replies: 2
Views: 10035

PostForum: Rolls-Royce Engines   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 16:19   Subject: Merlin spark plugs
The plugs used varied over time from early to later engine. If you can advise which engine you are working on I will try and identify which plugs.

However, I am sure that there are several 14mm pl ...
  Topic: Packard Merlin boost regulator
dirwin

Replies: 4
Views: 6980

PostForum: Rolls-Royce Engines   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 14:17   Subject: Packard Merlin boost regulator
The above article provides the clearest overview of the boost control mechanism of the Merlin that I know of. It is clear, concise and identifies the operational variables that the boost control mech ...
  Topic: RR Merlin Mk VIII
dirwin

Replies: 2
Views: 4730

PostForum: Rolls-Royce Engines   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 08:27   Subject: RR Merlin Mk VIII
Hi,

From the web link, you will note a photo of the engine on a car trailer, as recovered in the late 1990s. Not so clean there! Some of the damage is visible, with the supercharger/carb assembly ...
  Topic: RR Merlin Mk VIII
dirwin

Replies: 2
Views: 4730

PostForum: Rolls-Royce Engines   Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 13:00   Subject: RR Merlin Mk VIII
Dear all,

Just before Christmas 2010, I was fortunate enough to acquire a Merlin Mk VIII to grace my garage.

This Mk VIII is the last known surviving example, of a limited production of 184 engi ...
  Topic: Franklin Restoration Feb. 2011
dirwin

Replies: 6
Views: 6124

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 17:27   Subject: Franklin Restoration Feb. 2011
Tom,

Any photos during the work and the final result?

Thanks,

DAI
  Topic: Merlin 500
dirwin

Replies: 2
Views: 5797

PostForum: Rolls-Royce Engines   Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 14:50   Subject: Merlin 500
Dave,

I own a 500-29 engine which I believe is the same engine installing in the VWC Hurry.

A good general manual on the single stage engine is TSD293. Readily available on the web.

You are ...
  Topic: Runners
dirwin

Replies: 1
Views: 3806

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:31   Subject: Runners
The engines do not need anchoring. If they are mounted on a trailer, then the trailer brakes, with wheel chocks and a front stand is sufficient.

The prop blades are usually run at a high (stalled) ...
 
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