Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fittings & Spider Plate

The lower spider plate is now finished. The last rivet on the doubler was shot last evening.



Here's the finished Spider plate. Hope to paint it tomorow morning before work.



Also, I wet sanded the remaining fittings. Some, like the spar carry through tubes didn't come out the way I had liked the first time, so they were resanded.



The engine bearers were given their first coat of varnish. The bearers are a little different than the original OX-5 bearer shown on the right.



If you put a Hisso engine in a stock Jenny, the last set of Hisso spark plugs hit the upper longerons. So, the engine has to be raised about 1/2 in. Look closely at the Old Rhinebeck Jenny sometime. It's Hisso is installed this way.

Till early next week....

Brian

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