Assistance identifying part- Possible engine piece

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    tubachris85x New Member

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    New here, but seeking assistance,

    I'm part of a prop-replica building community and I've been searching for a very unique part that hasn't been identified yet.

    This particular piece is used A LOT throughout the original star wars films, as well as even seen on the Alien suit for the film..ALIEN.

    The only "real" lead we've gotten was from the prop builders from ALIEN who claimed that much of the "found" parts originated from a WW2 era Rolls Royce engine. Others who've researched feel that they are not from a Merlin or Derwent engine, though I can't back that with 100% confidence.

    Outside of aircraft, it could be quite literally anything, but given it's design and shape, I feel that these disks are meant to act as a kind of plug-in or a cover for a panel, but it's my speculation..

    Not that it entirely helps, but in the picture of the prop these were added to, they attached them via rivets. It's been my assessment that whatever these pieces are, do not inherently have holes at all along that rim,

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    Anyways, thank you for any help

    -Chris
     
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    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    Just finished helping to rebuild a Merlin 29 and don't remember seeing that.
     
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    Thank you for verifying that for sure!!
     
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    Well, I don't remember what I had for supper last night either.
     
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    Eh I'm still young and can't remember my age half the time.

    I think by the time I'm 35 I'll be out of my mind entirely
     
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