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Wright 1820, Wright 3450 and Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp

 
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nking



Joined: 29 Jan 2016
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 14:33    Post subject: Wright 1820, Wright 3450 and Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp Reply with quote

Hi.
Bought these 3 engines from a scrap yard where they sat in the open for 30/40 years.
Thought I might get them to rotate but they are just too rusted up.
I am going to put 2 on a trailer and take to car shows or any other shows.
Live in North Florida Palatka.
They don't have ID plates, I guess the USAF removed them when they were scrapped.
Would like to know how old they are but without IDs a bit difficult.
Wrights have the individual coil ignition.
Norman
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ckuhns



Joined: 13 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 19:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have provided one clue. Sounds like the Wrights have low tension ignition systems. I believe most R-3350's built after the war had that ignition system. The last series of 1820's the HE series used in the Sikorsky S-58 helicopter and Grumman Tracker used that ignition system. Maybe if some photos are posted more postive ID could be made. Carl
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