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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:43 pm

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Back to metal work and data plates for a bit
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Hello Oz,

This looks like a great project, I didn't even know they had these,
and congratulations on that Coke Machine, it looks great !


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Thanks Ray
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:10 pm

Here is a close up of the SN with some shades of light gray paint to "weather" the data boss to match the rest of the plate.
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Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:24 pm

Boring stuff today!!
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:19 am

I have made quite a bit of progress on the engine. I have done all the tasks to get the cylinders, cam shaft lifters and valve etc installed. WIll continue to work on getting pistons and timing gears in.
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:33 pm

Ive got all of the pistons in, the oil pump mounted and the engine is secure to the frame. TIme to start button it up.
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by tuareg » Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:55 pm

Good job!!

Beautiful!!

I like it very much
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DOD 27 july 1942
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Estimated Hood number very high 20214xxx to very low 20215xxx
Probably 1st Armored Division, Operation Torch, still doing research.

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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jan 08, 2023 1:42 pm

tuareg wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:55 pm
Good job!!

Beautiful!!

I like it very much
Thank you sir!
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by tuareg » Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:17 pm

Really, I felt in love with it.

I hope o e day to find one. Is really beautiful
Willys MB
DOD 27 july 1942
TUB 63439
CHASIS MB161718
Estimated Hood number very high 20214xxx to very low 20215xxx
Probably 1st Armored Division, Operation Torch, still doing research.

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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jan 08, 2023 3:01 pm

I wonder if there are any in Europe to find. I have only seen one other for sale in Nevada. I am not sure who is the new owner. It would be nice to have another to compare notes with.m Good luck on the search.
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Post by 17thAirborne » Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:18 am

While I was installing the cylinder shrouds I realized my engine was installed backwards, so I turned it around. I also installed the cylinder cooling shrouds leaving everything loose so I could mesh the many parts of the puzzle together.
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by Rustman » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:24 am

Beautiful work! Sorry I have nothing helpful to add.

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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:13 pm

Your encouragement is a great help. I am stalling at the compressor as I have to undertake degreasing operations, cleaning and blasting. My least favorite part. Hopefully will be ready for more progress soon.
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:46 am

Starting on the compressor section.
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:38 pm

progress
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Re: US WW2 Corps of Engineer Airborne Trailer Mounted Compressor

Post by ww2DAD » Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:01 pm

Oz,
Keep at it. I want to see it run and used as a fire hose (just kidding). This thing should be fun and interesting to watch when taking it to meets. Will get on the GPW resto thread for the Frankenweenie as soon as possible. Your brother Mike.


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