Curtiss Jenny Restoration

Welcome! We hope you enjoy following the restoration process of a 1918 Curtiss JN4D Jenny. Once completed, the aeroplane will be flown and displayed at the Candler Field Museum in Williamson GA (30 miles south of Atlanta). You can contact me below by clicking on "VIEW MY PROFILE"

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Monday, January 18, 2010

Engine installed for the first time

Today's goal was to install the Hisso engine. With the help of my friends Drew Walker and Glen Marsh, we nervously raised the engine and set it into the engine bearers.

It fit fine.

I wanted to get the engine bearers straight and true, so we dropped plumb lines and broke out the rulers.

We also held the radiator in place just to see how things fit. This picture does not lie - it really takes two people to move the radiator around. It's pretty heavy.

The main reason for getting the engine bearers in place was so I could cut the slots in the firewall for the fuel tank cradle.

The slot was marked and I'll cut this out next shop day.

In the mean time, Drew and Glen cut some 1/8 in. sheet stock to make a few parts for the stabilizer braces.

More soon.



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