a) it would be very dumb to do it without a major overhaul and an
extensive study of the engine....actually, might be worthwhile to make a
replica with modern materials and run that.
b) a permit? What is a permit going to do for you? You don't need no
stinkin' permit...unless you really need a permit...then you get one.
c) there is risk if everything, but historically speaking, firing one
up and documenting on video/audio for posterity would be very
worthwhile. With the right people (definitely not the mythbusters)
taking the proper precautions, running this engine, while a major
undertaking, under controled conditions ought to be tried....but only
if you are going to do it under near lab conditions. Just my
opinion...it isn't an ordinary "motor".
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