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, October 15, 2012

More spraying and Fuel Pump

Ron did a bunch more spraying last evening. We are down to the last final cross coat of Poly Tone on this wing.


The last pinked tape has been applied !!
 

Heat forming the tapes on the wing tip.


Poly brushing the leading edge tape


Finally, a big hurdle has been completed.  Remember this accessory drive on the back of the engine?


Doug Franklin, a local machinist who spends most of his time helping the local Commemorative Air Force restore their P-63, made the gear to adapt our Titan Fuel pump!


He also made the housing and the gasket.


The gear fits onto the square shaft of the pump.


And the entire thing goes together like this.


Thanks again Doug and to Richard Epton who set me up with Doug.

More soon

Enjoy

Brian 

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