Posted: 1/23/2011 18:06:22
I have been for many years looking for a radial engine mostly the Pratt and whitney 1340 or the R-2800 that may have been damaged and is not in use. Any condition will be fine allthough possibly a runner will be ok too. This has been a dream of mine since way back in my youth as my dad would talk to me about his service in the Army and his being a mechanic on the planes with radial engines. He would talk about them having a main connecting rod and babbit bearing materials. I would love to know wher I might be able to find an engine maybe from an old duster or such.
If you can help just email me please at
Posted: 1/25/2011 13:11:43
Often times old engines like this will pop up on www.barnstormers.com.
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Posted: 1/25/2011 16:48:52
I will try them.
Posted: 1/27/2011 19:22:45
Call my friend Bud at the Wauchula FL airport. He might have one, or most of one. 863-773-9700
Jim in Sarasota FL
Posted: 1/28/2011 19:58:57
I ahve been wanting to stop by and ask this fellow about his old duster without wings or tail feathers, but I have had no good reason. Now I will!! It appears at a distance to be r1340, did have a prop on it some time ago, and has been at KSWI for many years, but was moved 5-6 yeara ago to neat Dorchester, Tx, just north of where I live, in Gunter, Tx
I fly a C172,N5000A,the real first 1782 built(!) and do indeed fly over this aircraft almost every time I am up.
Either call me or leave me an email and I will look into it the next time I am nearby, on the ground!
Posted: 2/1/2011 07:51:38
I used tp work at an A&P school. We had lots of stuff around that wasn't really being used. You would have to find either a school that was shut down or one that had actual control of their 'stuff'. IF you could demonstrate that you were going to use this for educational purposes you might find yourself hauling away more than you bargained for :-))...