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  Topic: Book: Report On The 260-HP Mercedes Aero Engine
fbarrett

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PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 16:52   Subject: Book: Report On The 260-HP Mercedes Aero Engine
Friends:

I have a copy of the above and am considering selling it, so I wonder who might be interested and what it's worth. The book (6x9 inches, 36 pages plus covers) is dated July 1917 and was is ...
  Topic: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
fbarrett

Replies: 10
Views: 10837

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 22:27   Subject: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
I love old aircraft--and seeing them fly--but what is the justification for destroying such rare engines at Reno?

Frank
  Topic: Wanted: Porsche PFM3200
fbarrett

Replies: 1
Views: 3779

PostForum: Wants   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 22:22   Subject: Wanted: Porsche PFM3200
Don't all rush at once!

New e-mail: fdb912@gmail.com

Frank
  Topic: Anything Porsche
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4238

PostForum: Wants   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 22:20   Subject: Anything Porsche
New e-mail: fdb912@gmail.com
  Topic: Books
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4951

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:25   Subject: Re: Books
I turned down an offer of a G/VG copy of Mackerle’s classic, “Air-cooled Automotive Engines”, for only £100. (Currently the best I see on the web $280, for only a F) I have a copy and never thought to ...
  Topic: Two Free Radial Engines
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4760

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:57   Subject: Two Free Radial Engines
Folks:

Just heard that the engines are going to the Commemorative Air Force.

Frank
  Topic: Two Free Radial Engines
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4760

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 19:10   Subject: Two Free Radial Engines
More info:

""This is what the plate says on the "B17" engine:"

Wright Whirlwind 3/6/41
air corps or bureau model
9 cylinder 1-3-5-7-9-2-4-6-8
patterson, n.j. caa sp ...
  Topic: Two Free Radial Engines
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4760

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 13:38   Subject: Two Free Radial Engines
Folks:

This was just posted on an automotive list that I frequent:

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:23:12 -0500
From: Rex Wright <rexpam@earthlink.net>
To: Mercedes List <mercedes@mercedesli ...
  Topic: Sleeve valve engines
fbarrett

Replies: 8
Views: 11899

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 19:52   Subject: Sleeve valve engines
Jay:

As you probably know, piston crown temperature can be reduced, by oil squirters from below, etc. For example, Porsche began using this method in the 911 air-cooled engines in 1970. It would be ...
  Topic: Wanted: Porsche PFM3200
fbarrett

Replies: 1
Views: 3779

PostForum: Wants   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 22:48   Subject: Wanted: Porsche PFM3200
Wanted: Porsche PFM3200 six-cylinder aircraft engine, as used in Mooney 20L, circa-late 1980s. Or any other Porsche aircraft or helicopter engines.

Frank Barrett
303/237-0911 (Mtn. Time)
fbarrett ...
  Topic: Porsche PFM3200
fbarrett

Replies: 1
Views: 4409

PostForum: DB, Junkers, Other German Engines   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 18:05   Subject: Porsche PFM3200
Oops, delete "PAA", substitute "FAA".

Frank
  Topic: Porsche PFM3200
fbarrett

Replies: 1
Views: 4409

PostForum: DB, Junkers, Other German Engines   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 17:41   Subject: Porsche PFM3200
Friends:

I've just restored a 1960 Porsche Type 678/4 engine (4-cyl, based on the 356 sports car engine), so now I'm looking to move up to a late-1980s Porsche PFM3200 (6-cyl, 911-based) unit. They ...
  Topic: Anything Porsche
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4238

PostForum: Wants   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 17:37   Subject: Anything Porsche
Friends:

The 678/4 restoration is now complete, so for the next project I'm looking for a circa-1988 Porsche PFM3200 (six-cyl, 911-based), as used in about 50 Mooneys. The FAA pulled their type cer ...
  Topic: 1960 Porsche 678/4 Engine
fbarrett

Replies: 7
Views: 16555

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 13:30   Subject: 1960 Porsche 678/4 Engine
Friends:

Here's the engine in action in July, at the Porsche Club of America's annual convention in Colorado. Because the engine was a pusher, we mounted the prop appropriately, which is why my hat ...
  Topic: Less than 20 days to Air Racing's 100th birthday!
fbarrett

Replies: 2
Views: 4723

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 18:18   Subject: Less than 20 days to Air Racing's 100th birthday!
Anders:

Thanks for the historic information. I trust that Voisin's aircraft were at least as interesting as his cars? Do any survive? Voisin cars are quite rare, but I've been lucky enough to have ...
 
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