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Old 02-04-2013, 01:02 AM   #4246
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #4247
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Can anyone ID this radial motor? It has just taken up residence in my side yard. Its 9 cyl, single row, suspecting 30s. Its big and heavy, so probably strapped onto a metal frame, not wood. Also if you look at the valve covers, they are clipped on, not bolted on.





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Old 02-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #4248
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Can anyone ID this radial motor? It has just taken up residence in my side yard. Its 9 cyl, single row, suspecting 30s. Its big and heavy, so probably strapped onto a metal frame, not wood. Also if you look at the valve covers, they are clipped on, not bolted on.
Pratt and Whitney R1690 Hornet engine? Maybe?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:40 AM   #4249
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It's a Lycoming. It's very early because of the grease lubricated rockers. If it's an R-645, it's quite rare. If it's an R-680, it was used extensively in Stearman PT trainers. Lycoming was about the only company that made small 9 cylinder radials.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #4250
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Pratt and Whitney R1690 Hornet engine? Maybe?
I cant confirm with 100%, but everything I have been able to see with pics on the interweb confirm. Awesome!
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #4251
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pratt and whitney r1690 hornet air engine 9 cylinder radial





Lycoming R-680



Right now either are possible. Good starts
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #4252
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Rocker covers are wrong for the lycoming from what I can see now that I look closer. Still looking at the hornet as a good possibility.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #4253
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the shape of the cyl head fins also suggest the P&W. Too bad you can't get a backside view for an apples-to-apples comparo

ETA- the Lycoming also has exposed valve springs- do not see that on yours.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #4254
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the shape of the cyl head fins also suggest the P&W. Too bad you can't get a backside view for an apples-to-apples comparo

ETA- the Lycoming also has exposed valve springs- do not see that on yours.
The fin configuration is OK, but his engine has way more fins than the 1690 pictured.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #4255
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The fin configuration is OK, but his engine has way more fins than the 1690 pictured.
Good eye. I was kinda thinking that myself, but wasnt sure if I was seeing it right.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:55 AM   #4256
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Seems like it gained fins by the time the P&W evolved into the BMW 132
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #4257
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My new ride, I think

I made a deal on this T-craft last night. C90............I think it's mine. Traded a PA-16 project for it.........

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:19 AM   #4258
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Seems like it gained fins by the time the P&W evolved into the BMW 132
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I think you may be right, that one is clicking correct in all the markers I have seen so far.

How the hell did I end up with yet another bmw laying around?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:44 AM   #4259
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I made a deal on this T-craft last night. C90............I think it's mine. Traded a PA-16 project for it.........

What year is it? I used to fly one of the newer ones when they started making them again back in the 70's.

Put some floats on it...looks like its itching to splash down.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #4260
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I think you may be right, that one is clicking correct in all the markers I have seen so far.

How the hell did I end up with yet another bmw laying around?


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