Single and 2-Stage Merlin Pics

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    #1 GregP, Mar 15, 2015
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    I said I'd get some pics of the single and 2-stage Merlins that are sitting on stands at the museum, and here they are. The V-1650-7 is going in one our P-51Ds and the Merlin 224 will go back into the Ha.1112 when the restoration is completed. The 224 will have to be looked at since it experienced a prop strike some years back in 2000 during the filming of "Pearl Harbor."

    V_1650_7_Labeled.jpg

    It has Rolls-Royce valve covers because that is what was lying around when they built it up out of parts. I have seen them with plain valve cover and with the Rolls-Royce valve covers in about equal measure.

    Oops, the labels didn't come across exactly right, but the top arrow is the left mag, the middle arrow is the second stage wheelcase and the bottom arrow is the first stage wheelcase.

    Here is the dataplate:
    V_1650_7_Dataplate.JPG

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    #2 GregP, Mar 15, 2015
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    Here is the Merlin 224:

    Merlin_224_Left_Side.JPG

    The yellow-primed aircraft in the background is the Ha.1112 we are restoring.

    And here is the accessory section:

    Merlin_224_Accessory_Section_Labeled.jpg
     
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    Good ones Greg.
     
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    Thanks. It is the first time I've seen a single-stage and a 2-stage Merlin on stands within feet of one another and was just too good a photo op to pass up.
     
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    In our shop in Nanton right now, we have two Merlin 29's and a pair of Merlin 113/114's so we're in a similar boat.
     
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    Hi Crimea River,

    Pics?

    Can you tell ys where they are going and what they are going into? Or is it "confidential?"
     
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    One of the 29's is going into a Hurricane we are restoring to static/engine running condition. The other is a spare. Thread, with pics, is here: http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/warbird-displays/calgarys-hurricane-move-34551.html?highlight=calgary+hurricane

    The 113/114 pair is for a Mosquito, also being restored to engine running static condition. The engines are still in the cowls and will be sent down to Vintage V-12 when we strip them down later this year. Pics and thread here: http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/warbird-displays/mosquito-rs700-restoration-38333.html?highlight=mosquito+rs700
     
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    Nixon does pretty well with Merlins. If I were having one rebuilt, I'd send it to Mike, too.

    Sort of sorry to hear they will be static but runnable. Wish they would be flyable, but running beats non-running, doesn't it?

    If there is any great warbird a relative novice could be let loose in, the Hurricane comes to mind. It is a very well-behaved aircraft with few surprises.
     
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