Friday, June 15, 2007

BWY Engine Mount

Can you spot the crack in the engine mount above? Adam Oke did on Wednesday morning during his DI of BWY. Wednesday night, Dave Springford, Scott McMaster and Doug O'Connell stripped the cowlings, removed the prop and spinner and all the wiring and engine connections in preparation for the engine removal.

At 0830 Thursday morning, Vern Stutt from Kovachik's arrived and with assistance from Al Grant and Dave Springford removed the engine and the engine mount and by 1030 it was on its way to Toronto for welding to repair the broken tube. BWY will not be serviceable this weekend, but should be ready to go by the middle of next week.

The engine is currently suspended from the hangar roof, and supported by a wooden stand. While curiosity may drive you to look at the engine, please remember we look with our eyes, not our hands!