Spot the engine

Gentlemen,
If you go to this link you will see three engines, see if you can give me what they are and their makers. http://picasaweb.google.com/campingstoveman/MoreForInternalFire #
If you know email me direct to give others a chance.
Martin P
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On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:16:43 +0000, campingstoveman wrote:

The data plate kind of gives one of them away, you know ;)
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Martin P
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On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:11:38 +0000, campingstoveman wrote:

:-) Is it in any kind of running condtion? If not, will it be when you've finished tinkering with it?
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Ailsa Craig cast into the head is some help on another - but what is the dark green one?
On another matter, Martin, do DC3's have APU's?
Regards,
Kim Siddorn

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As far as I am aware no they relied on ground APU's

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campingstoveman wrote:

> As far as I am aware no they relied on ground APU's >
Reason for question; Kim and I were discussing a film (John Wayne? - It was on over Christmas) about a stranded DC3 / Dakota / C47 where some form of auxiliary power would have been very useful - though it would have ruined the plot!
NHH
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Definitely no APU, the engines are started from the 24v battery, if the battery is flat they wheel out a couple of truck batteries on a trolley with jumpleads. The battery needs to be good because radial engines can get hydraulic lock so you have to turn them 2 full rotations (count 7 blades) before switching on the magnetos.
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Surely 7 blades is 2 and 1/3 rotations :-))
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Indeed. You need to be sure that you have passed any possible hydraulically locked cylinder before hitting the mag switch.     
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NHH wrote:

Google is my friend! The film was 'Island in the sky' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_in_the_Sky_ (film) Check out the whining rotary convertors every time the radio is fired up (the note dropping ominously as battery power fades) and furious hand cranking of the 'Gibson Girl' emergency transmitter - though it seems to be referred to as the 'coffee grinder' in the film.
NHH
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Never seen it, sounds an interesting film, it may pass by again I assume.
Martin P
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Jues,
It is going to internal fire along with the others, I'm just the collector/ deliverer :-)) but you can assume that an attempt will be made to get it running.
Martin P

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There are quite a few Rover GT's surviving & in the most unlikely places. I was offered one that had been an APU in a Vulcan a year or so ago, but for me it needed too much doing to get it up and running.
They survive standing about quite well, but I'd not want to stand alongside one as it accelerated away from ignition! I'd like to see all GT's shown on the rally circuit with shields around the whirly bits.
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
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wrote:

The gas turbine waterpump (*) is the obvious one, but it's sadly green around the gills and looks like restoration to running might be awkward. Is that the normal pump for these? Outlet fittings look different. I wish you luck with trying to run it on "refined lard" though!
The darker green F head is cute, but I've no idea what and I don't think I'd like to lift that crankcase.
(* Rover 1S - naval firefighting pump, about 60hp)
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Andy,
My engineering eye says it is original as there are no bodges and everything is made to fit, the Rotor turns and it doesn't appear to be as bad as it looks.
Martin P

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Gentlemen,
the three engines are 5Hp Russell Newbury, 14Hp Ailsa Craig and a Rover Turbines Gas Turbine pump set all donated and going to Internal Fire this Weekend.
Martin P

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