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Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday the 13th B-Day

Some people are superstitious about friday the 13th but not here - toady Friday 13-June-08 was B-DAY the day that former Safe Air Bristol Freighter ZK-CPT was restored to life.

Credit and huge congratulations must go to Al Marshall who has put many hours into restoring the two bristol hercules engines to a state where they were able to be restarted.

Today only the port engine was bought back to life due to time and light constraints. Over 50 people were present to witness the engine roar back into life, for the first time in over 20 years.

More details on this project can be found here including photos and a detailed blog from Al on what has been and will continue to occur.

Some photos from the big event

Al preping the port engine

Hot oil prime

Hand cranking the prop

Smokey start

In full life

Dana enjoying herself

1 comment:

Rodney said...

Nice blog :-) Good pictures also!

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