P&W R2800 for the Corsair F4U

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  1. findlayma

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    In the process of locating an old Pratt Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp It is a two-row, 18-cylinder, air-cooled radial design. Displacement was 2,804 cubic inches (46 liters); bore and stroke were 5.75" and 6".

    Need maintenance and overhaul manuals. Does anyone know where I could obtain them for small money. There is on ebay someone selling a DVD with almost every R2800 engine ever built but they want $385 for the DVD.
     
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    To be honest, anyone attempting to locate and presumably buy a PW 2800
    will find that a $385 DVD is chump change by comparison...
     
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    twoeagles... Your comment is valid. An Overhauled R2800-CB3 cost between $68K and $75K. And that's without Carb., Oil Cooler, etc. The R2800 we're looking at should cost about $2K but will need an overhaul to become flightworthy. The ultimate goal is to put the engine into a F4U airframe. We haven't found a low cost partial F4U project yet either. Most people with partially built airframes are asking anywhere from $395K to $750K depending on percentage (re)built. Hopefully, you're starting to see why I'm spending as little as possible here at the beginning of our project.

    FLYBYJ.... Thanks for the lead... I'll see what his price is.
     
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    My mom's father has one of those P&W Double Wasps...

    I sure hope that I can pull it out so I can overhaul it...
     
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    There is at least one and probably more partial Corsair airframes at Chino, CA. Not sure if they're for sale, but I assume so.
     
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    Hey Dale :)

    I thought you might be here somewhere. I'm excited about the project :)

    Kevin B in Va Beach,
     
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