Category Archives: Engine Mount

New Engine Stand Build Up


First we lifted the engine off the new stand.

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Then we prepped and primed the new stand.




After the engine mounts wear cleaned and painted we refitted them using a very clever mounting pins.

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After the frame get its top coat  silver and lacquer, we refit the engine.

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Also we refitted the bump stop underneath the engine to absorb shock loads while on the road.

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Next we refitted the tank and actuator mounts after being  zinc plated coated.

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Now it was time to assemble the fuel control tank and the fuel tank. The left hand tank houses the priming pump and control valves.


After quite a few hours welding we had them finished.

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Last job on the left hand tank was to fit the access door.


After testing the fuel tank for leaks, the tp was welded on and the filler cap fitted.

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The tanks were now fitted to the stand using stainless steel straps.


Engine Mount Rebuild

The engine mount was quite badly damaged so we stripped it down and fabricated new tubes.

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One side done.

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The original tubes as well as pinned they wear soldered so we did the same.

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After making the new mount we mounted it onto the first part of our engine frame we are making, which will allow us to rotate the engine to make it easier to dismantle. We used a laser to align every thing up.

mount 5mount 6mount 7mount 8 The last job to do on the mount was to fabricate a replacement pin mount for one that had been hacked off when the engine was removed from the plane.

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In between doing these jobs we have re-roofed our top shed ready for the Bristol’s to be moved in once the maintenance frame is completed, just not enough hours in a day!

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