Need Help with B29 Auxilary Power Unit (APU)

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  1. two feathers

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    #1 two feathers, Jul 6, 2012
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    Last week I bought a nice running 1942 B29 APU form an elderly gentleman. The generator was removed and misplaced years ago but it starts very easy using a pull rope. The original avaition spark plugs and shielded plug wires were also repalced by a previous owner with conventional ones. I would like to install correct military aviation spark plugs and wires. I see on Ebay there are many avaiaton spark plugs for sale but I need to know what style or part number is correct. Does anyone know what manufacturer and plug number is correct for my APU and where I might get them....as well as the correct plug wires? Where can I get a maintenamce/service manual for this unit?
    Thanks for any help!!!
    Tom Mickle
     
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    Tom, I cannot help here but I would take your E-mail address down along with your phone # for safeties sake. You can Private Message some one your address. It's a lot safer.
    Just trying to help out. Cheers and welcome to the site sir. FlyboyJ will probably be along sometime soon. He is very knowledgeable about these things along with a few others here. You may have to give it a day or two but they'll be along.:cool:
     
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    Just don't leave it running in your B29 and try to fly! That's what burned the Greenland recovery B29 right up, the APU tipped over and burst into flames.
     
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    Your advice came too late. Darn thing tipped over on its wheeled cart and my shed went up in flames. What is it with these APU's!!!!???!!!
     
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