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  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 21:43   Subject: Wright R-2600
It's been a while since my last note on the 2600, another summer season has gone by and the engine is still running great and always leaves an impression on those who watch the run. I have it pretty m ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 05:45   Subject: First run 2016
Last fall before storing the engine for the winter I tried one last start and discovered I had a fuel pump with a ruptured diaphragm. Over the winter I found another pump and am good to go once again. ...
  Topic: Greenwood NS Museum
jwilcox

Replies: 0
Views: 2901

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 18:32   Subject: Greenwood NS Museum
When I started as an apprentice aircraft mechanic many years ago my first boss was a former Canadian Air Force flight engineer on the Argus patrol aircraft. He was a great mentor and I've always consi ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 17:54   Subject: Houlton
Last year before the engine was running I attended the Houlton Maine Wings and Wheels show, yesterday I was back there to the delight of many who said they had been waiting a year to see it run. The w ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 18:04   Subject: Oil Control
I've had the engine to a couple of shows and have run six or eight times this year, another show this weekend. The oil drain system is working just about as I hoped it would but I'm getting much more ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 13:55   Subject: oil drains
Had a couple of great runs on the engine earlier this week, first run was over 7 minutes, cylinder and oil temps were good, I set it at 1800 - 2000rpm and just let it go for a couple of minutes. I had ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 18:55   Subject: oil system
My education continues with this radial engine. I for some reason felt that the oil tank would need an atmospheric vent, the fuel tank does so why not the oil. The problem of misting from the vent has ...
  Topic: Gipsy Major
jwilcox

Replies: 16
Views: 23672

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 13:24   Subject: Gipsy Major
Once we got the priming figured out the engine started and ran well, the spark plugs were a set of NGKs the owner had on hand, probably a set he was planning to try in the engine.
The Gipsy is now ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 21:17   Subject: 2015
Thanks for the comments guys, I spent much of the weekend at a local auto/truck/bike show. The Wright was a hit, even got a trophy and requests from several to attend their events. The sound of the Av ...
  Topic: Wright R-2600
jwilcox

Replies: 93
Views: 82988

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 16:37   Subject: Radial sound
The snow is finally melting here on the east coast, I'm hoping to wake the engine within the next week or two. Here's a short one minute video taken at a flyin last fall, if you like the sound of a ra ...
  Topic: Gipsy Major
jwilcox

Replies: 16
Views: 23672

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 06:44   Subject: Gipsy Run
With a lucky day of warm weather and a few sore muscles our Gipsy Major fired up. I didn't have a clue as to how much to prime (tickle) it, after a couple of short bursts we got the carb filled and aw ...
  Topic: Gipsy Major
jwilcox

Replies: 16
Views: 23672

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 16:01   Subject: mag timing
Here's an interesting part of the Gipsy Major. I had never worked on one and wondered what all the levers and rods on the back end were for. Obviously they were to operate the throttle and mixture but ...
  Topic: Gipsy Major
jwilcox

Replies: 16
Views: 23672

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 16:31   Subject: Gipsy Major
The Gipsy is coming along nicely, have figured out the back end and the oil filters and lines are in place. There's an inlet screen and then a multi (hundreds) plate filter in line on the way to the m ...
  Topic: Gipsy Major
jwilcox

Replies: 16
Views: 23672

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 18:48   Subject: Gipsy Major
Tom, I haven't done that yet, it sounds messy, the attachment bolt in the centre of the cover has a leather washer/seal, the bolt stays in the cover when off. You fill to a mark in the cover and then ...
  Topic: Gipsy Major
jwilcox

Replies: 16
Views: 23672

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 18:21   Subject: Gipsy oil
Hi Tom, I think the rockers would actually be splashing in the oil in the valve covers so probably does a good job of lubrication and I suspect oil leaks. The pressure side of things is quite normal b ...
 
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