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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By mechmike
Engine shop says the crank is still great and...

Engine shop says the crank is still great and they sent some photos.
It's very clear to them that the case halves at the thrusts have not been machined off when the main bearing bore was line...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By mechmike
This is what I think: A thrust bearing cant...

This is what I think:



A thrust bearing cant work if it's only half way around the piece bearing against it. The oil film wouldn't make the trip around the circle if there's no circle. (

To me the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By mechmike
More photos added

More photos added
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By mechmike
Photos should be in attachments.

Photos should be in attachments.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By mechmike
I can see a curl of aluminum that isn't visible...

I can see a curl of aluminum that isn't visible in the video

Mike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By mechmike
I have the cylinders are off to hopefully have...

I have the cylinders are off to hopefully have found a pin plug shaved down. They were all good.

That I'm looking at here is it looks like the crank is wearing into one side of the case and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By mechmike
Certified engine <30 hours run time making metal

Not in an RV. This is my new engine in a certified C2 Skimmer (Lake amphibian pusher) that was making some aluminum.
Was making some aluminum starting at first oil change at 2 hours, then at 4, then...
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