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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Newly Printed merlin Parts Hi; Here is a picture of an aftercooler heat exchanger box from a 2 stage Merlin. It's a Header Plate and Header Tank. The aftercooler heat exchanger was responsible for cooling the incoming charge of air and fuel. Although we now call these things "intercoolers"...
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Update on Merlin Cylinder Head, 3D Printed Here are a few pics, more posted on my Flickr site. The 12 parts of the cylinder head are now complete and seem to fit well with the skirt. It'll take me a while to glue all parts together, and fit in the valves, but I'm happy with how it all looks...
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Hi Cheapracer; My goal is to create a set of parts that I am missing, to complete a static restoration of a V-1650-9 Packard Merlin. To be honest, my engine will be a bit of a mutt, with original and replica parts from a few different Marks mounted on it. Unfortunately I'll have to live with a...
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Hi Cheapracer; My goal is to create a set of parts that I am missing, to complete a static restoration of a V-1650-9 engine. That's a Packard Merlin. To be honest, my engine will be a bit of a mutt, with varied parts and/or replica parts on it. Unfortunately I'll have to live with a static...
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Hi Avi; I don't know the length difference between the Mk IX Spitfires, and earlier Spitfires with single stage superchargers. However, closely related, I might be able to answer how much longer is a late Merlin (probably post war) and an early Merlin, something like a side-entry-supercharger...
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Everyone Stop ! You're working too hard. You need a short break. Here it is; I just thought I'd post a few more pics of the port side Merlin head in its current model stage. It might seem hard to believe, especially when you compare these pictures with my last cylinder head model pictures...
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    Merlins

    Miss Bardahl and Atlas Van Lines used Merlins. Miss Supertest and Miss Budweiser used Griffons. This list is certainly not exhaustive, by any means. Many used Allisons as well. Tom.
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    Merlins

    Hi Avi; Yup, it's a pretty incredible facility when you consider all their inventory. Enormous collection of Merlin stuff. Thanks for showing me this link. Tom.
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Well, it's been quite a while, but I have some progress on my Merlin restoration, at least, in the CAD world. Here's a few pics of the port side cylinder head that is getting very close to being print-worthy. Some of you might spot a few things that need finishing, such as all the holes that...
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    BMCJ, I wish I had that problem, but I'm missing most of the front end internals. I'll take your word for it, though. AVI, yes, that's Merlin Pete's project, or at least he's doing the work. This thing looked like a compressed jellyfish when they dug it out of the ground. truly miraculous work.
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    Merlin Engine Restoration Photo Album.

    Hello Gents; This is a copy of what I just posted on another forum, and I know there are some Merlin enthusiasts here, so here it is. Good Day All; I've been meaning to do this for some time, but I've gotten around to posting some of my Merlin static restoration progress on Flickr. I'll use...
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    Daimler Benz DB601/603/605

    Here's an excellent resource, mostly for Merlins, but also DB engines. It's Merlin Pete and his Flickr site. https://www.flickr.com/photos/89759996@N04/sets/ He also runs a site called Flight Engineering. Flight Engineering He responds well to questions, but he is quite busy. Cheers, Tom.
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    Tom Kay, P-51 guy, where are you?

    Oh man, could I see some general view pictures ??!! Or let us know if you're keeping this under wraps until completed. I've been hoping that Titan would make the D model more Mustang-like. Cheers, Tom.
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    Tom Kay, P-51 guy, where are you?

    Hey TXFlyGuy; Are you building the D model with the new longer wings, stronger gear, and other cosmetic changes? I've seen pics of the B model, but not the D. Thanks, Tom.
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    Tom Kay, P-51 guy, where are you?

    That Thunder Mustang is absolutely beautiful. I do wish, though, that the wings were scale span (they are short). I also am not a big fan of composite materials, as I prefer metal for fighter replicas, especially WW II era. But the one thing that the Thunder really has going for it, is the...
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