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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Here in New Zealand we seem to have cornered the market in early TBF Avengers with no less than four survivors from the 48 we operated during the war. Two major museums have resorted examples (Air Force Museum in Christchurch with NZ2504), Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland has NZ2527). The Gisborne Aircraft Preservation Society own NZ2505 which was sent up to the Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga to be restored to ground running condition. This will be returned to Gisborne after a few years but recently they acquired NZ2539 which is you follow this link was almost a goner after many years sitting outside!
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/25553/grumman-avenger-nz2539-classic-flyers
Plan is to get this one back to a similar state to NZ2505 namely a running engine and taxi condition. They are still seeing what was in inside storage with the project but doesn't seem to have a complete engine (so far NOS crankcase and crankshaft)
If I understand correctly the R2600-8 engine is pretty rare now and being on a budget they won't be looking to spend big dollars on an engine. My thoughts were trying to find enough usable parts suitable for running only to build one up.
My question is is there any commonality between the -8 and the later -20 used in the TBM-3 series Avengers? And there a go to guy or company they could talk to. Having been on the restoration team for NZ2504 I have a real soft spot for these aircraft and really want to see them succeed (again with the second one!)


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I pulled the TCDS on the -2600 and looked. There are some differences, in that the -20 has a higher blower ratio, a different carb and weighs about 65 lbs more. It also has about 100 hp more at all listed data points and can make it's power at a higher altitude. If it's not going to be a flyer, I don't think it would be any big deal to hang a -20 on it. Just adjust for the slight difference in weight and cg location. It may take some custom piping and hose work to make it all good, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Almost forgot, the TCDS is TC-5E9.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Here you go, and a decent price for the massive amount of work that was done.
https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=listing&main=


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Cvairwerks wrote:
I pulled the TCDS on the -2600 and looked. There are some differences, in that the -20 has a higher blower ratio, a different carb and weighs about 65 lbs more. It also has about 100 hp more at all listed data points and can make it's power at a higher altitude. If it's not going to be a flyer, I don't think it would be any big deal to hang a -20 on it. Just adjust for the slight difference in weight and cg location. It may take some custom piping and hose work to make it all good, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Almost forgot, the TCDS is TC-5E9.

Is there a link somewhere where I can download that TCDS? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:42 am 
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OD/NG wrote:
Is there a link somewhere where I can download that TCDS? Thanks.



This should do it: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guida ... K/5E-9.pdf

If it doesn't, let me know and I'll download the file and email it to you.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:25 am 
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Cvairwerks wrote:
OD/NG wrote:
Is there a link somewhere where I can download that TCDS? Thanks.



This should do it: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guida ... K/5E-9.pdf

If it doesn't, let me know and I'll download the file and email it to you.


Got it, thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:29 pm 
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exhaustgases wrote:
Here you go, and a decent price for the massive amount of work that was done.
https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=listing&main=

Sorry but there's nothing on that link........at least for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:59 am 
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avenger2504 wrote:
exhaustgases wrote:
Here you go, and a decent price for the massive amount of work that was done.
https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=listing&main=

Sorry but there's nothing on that link........at least for me.


It is hard to link to Barnstormers. Go there and type R2600 into the search function. Select the abbreviated (?) or summary search and I think you'll find what you're looking for, which is a running R2600 on a mobile stand.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:33 am 
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Kyleb wrote:
avenger2504 wrote:
exhaustgases wrote:
Here you go, and a decent price for the massive amount of work that was done.
https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=listing&main=

Sorry but there's nothing on that link........at least for me.


It is hard to link to Barnstormers. Go there and type R2600 into the search function. Select the abbreviated (?) or summary search and I think you'll find what you're looking for, which is a running R2600 on a mobile stand.

This one?
https://www.barnstormers.com/classified ... 00-20.html

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:04 pm 
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That is mighty pretty.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Thanks guys. :-)


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rcaf_100 wrote:
[It is hard to link to Barnstormers. Go there and type R2600 into the search function. Select the abbreviated (?) or summary search and I think you'll find what you're looking for, which is a running R2600 on a mobile stand.

This one?
https://www.barnstormers.com/classified ... 00-20.html

:partyman:[/quote]
And yes that is it. Thank you.........


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