’666…The Number of the Beast

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

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David Houghton considers the task before him… complete restoration of ’666 to groundrunning condition.
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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.
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David drills a hole in the 5mm aluminium firewall. The original comprised an alum/ asbestos/alum sandwich and was removed.
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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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