Glacier Girl Left Engine

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  1. GregP

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    Well, our shop (Joe Yancey's Shop) is doing the overhaul of Glacier Girl's spare engines and we finished the left engine today. Will have it on the test stand tomorrow and running same day or Wednesday. Depends on the weather, we don't really want to run it in the rain if we don't have to do so. The paint job is wonderful. Why make it dirty? This one went together really well, though we had a few delays due to the National Warbird Operators Conference at Chino 2 weekends ago and few mecahnical challenges. All were overcome and the carburetor goes on at 9:30 am tomorrow morning.

    The engine was balanced at ± .5 grams per piston - rod combo, and should run VERY smoothly. Looking forward to seeing it FLY! ... SOON. We finished the right engine earlier, but have to disassemble it and change the pistons back to stock from the JRS modification. That takes a while, but isn't especially complex ... just labor intensive.

    Jusy FYI.
     
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    Cool, are we going to see GG at the Chino show in May?
     
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    Very cool! Pics please?
     
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    .I'll get some pics tomorrow when we run it.

    We are very unlikely to see Glacier Girl in April at Chino. If we don't hurry up, we might not see Skidoo, either. We have the left engine out of Skidoo and it is all apart for overhaul. It will be apush to finish the emngine before the end of March, and another push to get it back into Skidoo. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Excellent update, thank you Greg! Half a gram, she outta run smooth as silk.:cool:
     
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