Guy on the old truck forum is restoring some PT type patrol boat for a museum. Pretty amazing stuff
Johnny Canuck said:got an email from FBp today. here's what he's been up to..in His words;
I attached a few examples including a motion graphic on how a Napier Deltec T-18 Series engines work, picture a concept of two pistons heading towards each other in 6 common cylinders, with a center combustion chamber in a common engine block, off of 3 separate crankshafts spaced @ 120 degrees apart, to create a two stroke 18 cylinder "Y" Block engine
006 Vee Drives transmit power from engines to propellers thru prop' shafts. They are tucked in the front of engine bay & must be "swung out & up", but can not be "tag lined" I am guiding a Vee Drive out and it is swinging out.
007 Okay now the opposite & equal motion, it is coming swinging back at me. I evacuate the area, or else I'll be whacked by it.
011 we are replacing the engine bay hatch cover & Jim Vough is on the after deck holding a "tag Line" to prevent the cover from swinging like the Vee Drives do.
You think finding good truck parts is rough. . . .
Try finding parts for something from the same period where only 16 or 17 were ever built,
and people were trying to sink them or blow them up. . . . . . . ya know?