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Manfacturer of post war R-3350s ?

 
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ckuhns



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 19:52    Post subject: Manfacturer of post war R-3350s ? Reply with quote

I beleive that the -26 engine was made by Chevrolet in Tonawanda N.Y. Would anyone know who made the R-3350-85 turbo compound engine which powered the C-119F? Were the rest of the TC18s made in Wood-Ridge NJ by Wright? Thanks Carl
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ckuhns



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 08:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am now able to answer my own question. On a recent trip to the Air Force museum I was able to view the engine data plate on a C-119 powered by a Turbocompound r-3350. Visable on this data plate was the Chevrolet bow tie emblem. More information was found on a web site detailing aviation and automotive engine production at the Tonawanda NY facility. Carl
http://www.uawlocal774.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=197
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rwahlgren



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 18:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

They sure have built many engines there. I wonder what happened to all the aircraft engine manufacturing equipment?
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ckuhns



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 09:52    Post subject: Chevrolet manfactured R-3350's Reply with quote

Thanks to the AEHS reference section more information can be added on this subject. 1696 R-3350-26WA's were made between 1952 and 1954 by Chevrolet. This engine was used in the Douglas Skyraider. Between 1953 and 1954 895 R-3350-85 engines were manfactured at the Tonawanda , N.Y. Chevrolet plant. Fairchild C-119's received these engines. Here is an example of a Chevrolet R-3350 data plate. http://enginehistory.org/Dataplates/WrightR-3350.JPG This plate has been restamped to a -89B which is a -85 modified with drilled turbine wheels
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