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  • windhover
    started a topic J.A.M. Car-door Typhoon rebuild.

    J.A.M. Car-door Typhoon rebuild.

    Having now pretty well completed the rectification/replacement of the cockpit frame structure at phase one; we are commencing fitment of electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic components; the completed flying controls module, and the pilot seat; followed by panelling and instrumentation.

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    The following components are still missing. If anyone has any of these that they are prepared to part with for suitable amounts of folding stuff, or knows where they might be available; any information would be most appreciated.

    1x Newton Automatic Carbon Pile Voltage Regulator Type A.
    1x General Services Junction Box. CZ. 22000/1.
    1x General Services Junction Box. CZ. 22001/1.
    1x General Services Junction Box. CZ. 22002/1.
    1x General Services Junction Box. CZ. 12184/0.
    1x Generator Suppressor. Type H.
    1x Graviner Gravity Switch.
    1x Dowty Hydraulic System Air Bottle Inflation Valve.
    (Gauge: Budenburg Pressure (60lbs) 27Q/4863.
    Valve Body: 27Q/3883 or 27Q/3884.)

  • windhover
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    A couple more shots of the cockpit interior. First; the starboard side with the original starboard tread plate positioned to see
    how much is actually missing prior to re-fabrication.
    (The port one will have to be re-engineered as it was completely missing.)
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    And the port side...

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  • baz62
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    Rocketeer you mentioned the London to Christchurch Canberra as being at the scrapyard? I thought I saw the aircraft on display at the RAF Museum Hendon in 2001. Or was their another aircraft in the race?

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  • windhover
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    Glad you approve of the plumbing Bruce.

    All this lot has been formed by following (more or less) the original pipe run profiles, and bending by hand as the copper tubing has a nasty tendency to suddenly become oval in cross-section without the slightest warning if pipe bending tools are used.

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  • windhover
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    Ian Slater's project is still proceeding. He moved his Company and the project a while ago from the centre of Vancouver Island down to the south tip. His web site is dormant at the moment; but he regularly updates his Facebook page.
    He has much to do... basically a full reconstruction; seeing as how Roger Marley's replica... (the basis of JP843) was basically a mix of Typhoon and Tempest parts.
    We are in frequent contact with him and various spare cockpit frame fittings we had in stock have been exchanged with him for original drawings and other relevant information.

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  • CADman
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    Or indeed JP843 in Canada ? Hope that project is alive and well. Not seen any reports from there recently ?

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  • Nachtjagd
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    Agree with the previous comments - truly fantastic work! Now I don't want to start a bun fight on here but I wonder if there's any interaction/coordination between you and the Typhoon (RB396) Restoration Project? I appreciate that this project is not being rebuilt to fly but it does seem that you're streets ahead of the bigger project.

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  • Bruce
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    Looks excellent - and as many aircraft used Tungum alloy which looked pretty similar, very few would know the difference. Also, Copper is much easier to form than Aluminium, and much more forgiving!
    Last edited by Bruce; 18th October 2018, 13:23.

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  • trumper
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    That is fantastic ,well done

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  • Fouga23
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    Looks great!

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  • Sabrejet
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    Oh my word. Day trip coming up I think.

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  • TEXANTOMCAT
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    Bloody Nora! More photos please! Well done chaps!

    TT

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  • windhover
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    Things moving on a pace now. We now have a production line set up for fabricating the monocoque formers by hand to original Hawker/Gloster drawings; and I am busy doing the plumbing.
    It was decided on the grounds of cost to use commercial copper tubing (which is a tenth of the cost of the same diameter aluminium tubing and can be painted silver if required by High Command.) This will probably ruffle purist feathers but the project is only for static museum exhibition.
    Here's how it is going.
    First the Port side...

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  • windhover
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    The Mk.1 seat fitted is ex-CARG stock which was donated to the project. It is an early Gloster Meteor Mk.1 Pilot seat, and conforms with regard to the mounting points; except, that the larger cast seat mounting inserts attached to the seat are of a smaller thread diameter than the two machined steel plugs/bushes that secure the seat to the adjuster handle on the starboard side; and the seat mounting bracket on the port side.
    There are also slight variations in the side fitments (clips, brackets etc.)
    The Lower Seat Frame Support Torsion Tube and seat adjuster assembly acquired from Graham Adlam; (Spitfire Spares), was marketed as being a Hurricane assembly, but is part number identical to that of a Typhoon. The only anomaly in the marriage of the seat to the support torsion tube and seat adjuster is the mounting inserts thread variation as mentioned above.

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    Up until the F8, all Meteors including T7s were non-bang seat and very much a case of "Sod this; time to go... I'll have to step over the side."
    Last edited by windhover; 13th February 2017, 19:36.

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  • CeBro
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    Where did the seat originate from?

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  • Malcolm McKay
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    Another wonderful restoration and rebuild being done - thanks for posting those pics.

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  • TempestV
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    Originally posted by windhover View Post
    Last week, we installed the restored side panels, Trim wheel assembly; Hydraulic pump, pilot's map case; and aligned the bottom Blind Flying Panel mounts.
    Next game (subject to our tin basher not saying it will get in his way) will be to assemble the Compass mounting tray assembly...

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    Still searching for the electrical and hydraulic components mentioned in the initial post, though!)
    This really is a superb restoration.

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  • Sopwith
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    Looking forward to seeing it on display. I was at the museum this afternoon with my son. We really enjoyed it, great little museum.

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  • windhover
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    Difference is; our old lady is the only genuine Car-door 1B.
    All the rest are Bubble canopy versions, with the notable exception of the replica model hanging from the roof in Caen.

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  • K5054NZ
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    Come on, how many Typhoon restorations do we need? They'll be as common as muck in no time. Where are the Spitfires?

    Seriously though, this looks fantastic. Bravo to all involved.

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