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  Topic: RRHT book on Allisons
jfairchild

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PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 05:05   Subject: RRHT book on Allisons
Bought a copy yesterday at the RRHT AGM.
As the introduction states, it is laid out to list and describe as many engines and other products as possible. It also says there is reason to believe that ...
  Topic: Parts Drawings for LIBERTY V-12
jfairchild

Replies: 4
Views: 7304

PostForum: Model Engine Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 19:11   Subject: Parts Drawings for LIBERTY V-12
Forgot to mention the Royal Aircraft Establishment collection of aircraft and engine 'tracings' held at the National Records Office at Kew in London.
The 1966 RAE catalogue lists, under Liberty;
Dr ...
  Topic: Parts Drawings for LIBERTY V-12
jfairchild

Replies: 4
Views: 7304

PostForum: Model Engine Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 09:11   Subject: Parts Drawings for LIBERTY V-12
Hello,

The chap to ask will probably be Bob Neal. I expect he will see your enquiry in due course.
There is a Ministry of Munitions illustrated parts list but the drawings are exploded views not ...
  Topic: Fellow Restorers Required
jfairchild

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 18:28   Subject: Fellow Restorers Required
Hi Roy - long time no speak!

Don't know if you've come across Mark Evans from down Coventry way. He is mostly interested in pre/early wartime bombers such as the Wellington but I think the RRHT Cov ...
  Topic: First World War, Airframe Construction.
jfairchild

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 13:50   Subject: First World War, Airframe Construction.
A sister volume to the Rathbun recommended by Kip is 'Aeroplane Engines in Theory and Practice', also by Rathbun, 1921.
I have rather overlooked this on my shelf, probably because it doesn't have an ...
  Topic: First World War, Airframe Construction.
jfairchild

Replies: 7
Views: 6144

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 20:18   Subject: First World War, Airframe Construction.
Hi Jim,
New Years greetings!
A good general book, particuliarly on airframes, is 'Practical Aviation', 2nd edition 1919, by Charles Hayward. 780 pages, U.S published but covering German and Allied ...
  Topic: Wright Aero's marine engine
jfairchild

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Wright Engines   Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 17:00   Subject: Wright Aero's marine engine
The engine is likely to be the Wright 'Typhoon'.
Aerosphere states that the 'Typhoon', Rated at 550-600 h.p, was a marine version of the Wright T-3 'Tornado' aircraft engine.
The T-3 was apparent ...
  Topic: Brooklands Giants
jfairchild

Replies: 0
Views: 2580

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 05:28   Subject: Brooklands Giants
'Aero-Engined Racing Cars at Brooklands' (1992) and the sequel 'Brooklands Giants' (1996), by Bill Boddy, have been re-published in a combined volume also titled 'Brooklands Giants'. The 2006 edition ...
  Topic: Sixteen cylinders
jfairchild

Replies: 4
Views: 6724

PostForum: Wants   Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 17:40   Subject: Sixteen cylinders
The Aerosphere compendium was produced for 1939, 1941, 1942 and 1943 along the lines of 'Janes', and was edited by Glenn D. Angle (author of Airplane Engine Encyclopedia, 1921, head of aircraft engine ...
  Topic: Sixteen cylinders
jfairchild

Replies: 4
Views: 6724

PostForum: Wants   Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:52   Subject: Sixteen cylinders
Gerald.
The 1939 Aerosphere has the following in greater or lesser detail;
liquid-cooled;
7 v-types (ABC, Antoinette, Clement-Bayard, Dusenberg, Hispano, Peugeot, SPA)
+1 v-type diesel (Merced ...
  Topic: Liberty Distributors
jfairchild

Replies: 1
Views: 5100

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 14:26   Subject: Liberty Distributors
Is there anyone out there who knows for a source of two good Delco distributor caps for a V12 Liberty or information of someone reproducing them.
The cap has an integral coil but it should be possib ...
  Topic: Some new books of interest
jfairchild

Replies: 39
Views: 37705

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 13:44   Subject: RR cam lobes
On the subject of RR tappets, Arthur Rubbra states that 'satisfactory reliability' was achieved by increasing the thickness of hard chrome on the followers to 12 thou.
The Merlin/Meteor does seem qu ...
  Topic: Some new books of interest
jfairchild

Replies: 39
Views: 37705

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 07:20   Subject: Some new books of interest
Gerald,
There is a book entitled 'Junkers Aircraft & Engines, 1913-1945', by Anthony Kay ISBN 0851779859. I have not seen a copy so I've no idea how detailed the engine information is but it runs ...
  Topic: 1910 Fiat S76 Airship Engine. (28 litre, 4 cylinders !)
jfairchild

Replies: 3
Views: 8181

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 15:50   Subject: 6 Cylinders, 69 litres !
Looking through Alec lumsdens book "British Piston Aero Engines ...". I notice the Beardmore 'Typhoon I' which appears to be a 6 cylinder water cooled inline gasoline engine of 4207 cu. in. (approx. 6 ...
  Topic: 1910 Fiat S76 Airship Engine. (28 litre, 4 cylinders !)
jfairchild

Replies: 3
Views: 8181

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 15:04   Subject: Fiat S76A Airship Engine
Thank you for the information, which I have passed on.
The project is apparently to reconstruct a running Tipo S76 Fiat car ('The Beast of Turin') using period mechanical parts. All has been obtain ...
 
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