’666…The Number of the Beast

David Houghton explains how he restored an Avro Anson engine to running condition

David Houghton considers the task before him… complete restoration of ’666 to groundrunning condition.
Cylinder one is removed, to provide the first clear view of the engine’s internal parts. The four piston rings and heavy carbonising on the piston crown are visible.
David drills a hole in the 5mm aluminium firewall. The original comprised an alum/ asbestos/alum sandwich and was removed.
A starboard aspect of the completed assembly. The centrally mounted fuel pressure gauge, viewed by the pilot through his window, clearly indicates this is the port engine.


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