Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Rear Seat Pulley

The fork of the pulley was made out of .040 steel stock today. It consisted of two pieces bent to fit the pulley housing. I think the original piece was brazed together and filed smooth, but I opted to weld the pieces together. Either way, the weld was filed smooth and I could not tell the difference in the finished product.

The holes were drilled.

And the fork brazed onto the housing. Don't panic! It always looks this way when you braze metal together.

Here's the original piece on the left and the new piece on the right. The bead blaster took care of the ugly brazing slag.

The finished parts in primer below.

A bit labor intensive for a simple pulley, but it was worth it.
Below is a recent picture of the Golden Age Air Museum's Jenny. Paul had an artist paint the original Earl Daugherty Biliken on the fin. Looks great!



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