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It's not everyday you find something like this.

 

I receive a txt about buying a collection & ended up buy this

engine cowl.

In the 4th pic , you can see the separation line for the lower cowl, which I have. This has been sitting in sellers junk area for years until I rescued it today.

 

First 3 pics, cowl is sitting upside-down. a5d39a285317a937686f50e21c420f52.jpg7230b8468b740126199d5739ebbca124.jpgf9c5cb6c1c1c8da190f9df967b940913.jpg40c9938991440b5966c71e5f6d0a9145.jpg8b219008ebc631c11529a263fedbfd8f.jpgd702b72d5f4e47a66fdf6857936df02a.jpg3014f609bbb68a2fa1ebdc865c97e7dc.jpg

 

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Helldiver for sure!!  Great haul.  I like that the cowl flaps are still present.  Two of them are curved to accommodate for the exhausts which helps confirm the type. BZ!

R. Patterson

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USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for?”- The Last Shanty

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1 hour ago, cagedfalcon said:

Well I'm off to Colorado Springs to deliver the cowl that will help complete a Helldiver being restored.
Can't wait to see the museum & planes. Will be taking pic.

https://www.worldwariiaviation.org/

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That’s awesome right there!  Gotta make you feel good to help restore/preserve such a rare example of aviation history. Again, BZ!

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for?”- The Last Shanty

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Safely delivered, 1730 mile round trip.

Strapped to the engine stand for trial fit.
Couldn't take more pics in assembly area due to it being a customer plane & the plane museum was closed due to the dreaded "19".204f8a454172b1ce8b76cc061fb939e2.jpg5d36891aad1a4a249b4af2c8322fae45.jpgfc745c5207217b802a05ab7b889c2dd1.jpgb264b92772ee651e88583eb0f38ec598.jpg

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Awesome!  Is this a restoration for static display or return to airworthiness? Are you at liberty to say?

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for?”- The Last Shanty

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2 hours ago, cagedfalcon said:

It will become only the second flying example anywhere. The other was restored by the same shop.

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MOST EXCELLENT!

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for?”- The Last Shanty

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yeeowwzaaa CagedFalcon!  What a fantastic set of serendipity to have come across a basically undamaged 75 year old lower cowling section for a SB2C.....and then have that same item be needed as part of returning a second big bad Curtiss Helldiver back into the blue!  Doesn't get more cool than that.....

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Yeeowwzaaa CagedFalcon!  What a fantastic set of serendipity to have come across a basically undamaged 75 year old lower cowling section for a SB2C.....and then have that same item be needed as part of returning a second big bad Curtiss Helldiver back into the blue!  Doesn't get more cool than that.....
Swifter, close to 5 years before it takes to the air....unless I find more parts.

Thank you

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