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We have an engine at the very small museum here North of 60, can anyone help us identify it ? I have included some pictures. The info we have on it is mostly rumors.

http://imgur.com/baVIfAM
http://imgur.com/NJJlvp1
http://imgur.com/evkGKY5
http://imgur.com/EtYOcy4
http://imgur.com/6ducnaJ


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I think it is a Fairchild air craft engine that is upside down from it's running postition...

I may have seen one of these recently at the Iowa State fair in an old engine exibit. If it were not this engine it is remarkably similar...

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Thanks 300,

Any more details anyone has may help.

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Ok Alan, time to pin the tail on the Donkey...

So what is the wiki link?? And what is it??
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Its a fairchild engine . Type in Fairchild engine and hit images .
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_L-440

Hear we go....
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You guys are amazing, thank you so much, this thing has been the subject of much rumour

One more favor....


Since this is for the Museum up here in the Yukon and we are working bit by on providence, is there a database or paid service where we can confirm the specific plane it belonged to ? Does NAVCAN or FAA have this capacity maybe ?

This appears not to go back too far. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...y_inquiry.aspx

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Default Re: Identify an Engine for a Museum

BTW,

The engine I am familiar with here has a crank start feature I had not seen before. You crack a crank to wind up a spring, then trip a release to use the spring to spin the engine. The engine here started up instanly at an idle....

The Wiki links has a list of military training aircraft this engine was used in back when.. I think I would start by eliminating those down to your most likely candidate. Good luck.

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