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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:48 am 
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Just spotted this link through the H.A.M.B. hot rod board; can anyone ID this engine?
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Looks like a Ranger L-440. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_L-440

http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/ ... 6440C2.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:48 am 
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Unless it's from a civil Fairchild 24, I guess it would be off a PT-19.
Were there any engine variations between various types?

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JohnB - in the midst of our air show but yes, short answer:

Ranger 6-440, military L-440 basic designation
6-440C-2, L-440-1, 175 hp, 65-octane
6-440C-3, 180 hp, 72-octane
6-440C-4, 190 hp, 80-octane
6-440C-5, L-440-3, 200 hp, 87-octane

all at 2,450 r.p.m.

Reference page 109, Aircraft Engines of the World 1944 by Paul H. Wilkenson, 1941. Most PT-19 and PT-26 these days have the 200 hp engine fitted, to the best of my knowledge. Ours does at the High Sky Wing, CAF, Midland, Tx.

Hope that helps. Randy


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