Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Firewall

I wanted to start out by sharing a new Jenny picture I saw this weekend.



This is Doug Davis standing in front of a Canuck in Atlanta sometime back in the 1920's. We had our annual Vintage Day Weekend at our Museum and a member of the Davis family came to the show and brought a bunch of pictures. Doug Davis was an early barnstormer in the Atlanta area and was one of the first people to set roots in the burgeoning Candler Field racetrack known as the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Gotta love that Baby Ruth logo!

I was working on the oil tank yesterday. A square rectangle had to be cut in the top portion of the tank. This was done with a nibbler and a file.



The rectangle was cut to accommodate the U-bolts which help secure the engine bearers.



Work will continue on the tank later.

Over the past few days, I had the opportunity to spray the black urethane on the firewall as well as a bunch of other miscellaneous parts that needed it (rudder horn, aileron pulleys etc).



Now that it had time to dry, the firewall was installed.



Here is another view.



And the back side of the firewall. The fuel tank will be dropped into the cradle as soon as we get all the bolts and brackets in place.



Like all of these.....



More soon

Enjoy

Brian

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