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leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 12:54 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to find pictures (photo's, diagrams, whatever) of a rolls royce merlin; in particular the carburettor. I thought here's probably a good place to ask.

leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 12:54 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to find pictures (photo's, diagrams, whatever) of a rolls royce merlin; in particular the carburettor. I thought here's probably a good place to ask.

ELEM
07-19-2004, 01:30 PM
I'd say Google was a better place to ask. Here's a couple...

http://www.spitfiresociety.demon.co.uk/engines.htm

http://www.unlimitedexcitement.com/Pride%20of%20Pay%20n%20Pak/Rolls-Royce%20Merlin%20V-1650%20Engine.htm

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 01:45 PM
Elem,

I'm not that slack. I tried google first. It doesn't find everything and I couldn't find a decent picture of a carburettor. I thought maybe someone here may have picture they've scanned, or know of a website with exactly what I was after on.

leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 01:48 PM
Maybe I should be more specific. It's the carburettor that i want to find a picture of, preferably good quality. Something showing its location on the engine would be cool, an exploded diagram would be perfect.

tttiger
07-19-2004, 02:28 PM
Maybe if you spelled carburetor correctly, you'd have better luck with Google.

See my (now seemingly endless) thread on spell check http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ttt

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-- Chuck Yeager describing "The Best Airplane."

leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 03:27 PM
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[This message was edited by leadbaloon on Mon July 19 2004 at 03:13 PM.]

horseback
07-19-2004, 04:09 PM
I was going to help you, but since you're so bloody ingracious, you can find it yourself.

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 04:16 PM
Sorry horseback, and tttiger. My last post was out of order. I'm prone to the odd disproportionate outburst at the moment. If any of the younger readers of this forum are considering taking up smoking, don't. Stopping is pure hell.

sniper-690
07-19-2004, 04:21 PM
Drugs are bad MMMMMMMMMMMkay

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leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 04:23 PM
The less than useful replies are still a pain in the **** though, and right now I'd rather trawl through every page google (and every other search engine), brings up.

It appears that asking a community with a shared interest in WW2 aviation for WW2 aviation related information is greeted as though it's an idiotic act.

leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 04:25 PM
That wasn't aimed at you Sniper-690. I was ranting as you were posting.

And it ain't f**king easy Mmmmmmmmkay.

leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 04:28 PM
I'll go back to tearing the wallpaper off with my fingernails and chew some more gum now, before another night of broken sleep and cold sweats.

sniper-690
07-19-2004, 04:31 PM
let me look and see what I can find

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sniper-690
07-19-2004, 04:46 PM
I am doing some squad flying now, ask on CWoS, you may get the info you need or you may get the **** ripped out of you. Either way I will get back to you tomorrow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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leadbaloon
07-19-2004, 05:08 PM
Thanks Sniper. I might create an account at CWoS tomorrow, and maybe try some non-game related aviation forums to see what I can find. For now though I'm going to hit the hay and try and get some sleep.

I'll probably be back in an hour..............

WTE_Galway
07-19-2004, 07:18 PM
look up "Mrs Tilly's Orifice" yo uwill get some interesting info

leadbaloon
07-20-2004, 02:54 AM
Cheers Galway,

I'm aware of Mrs Tilly's orifice, though haven't searched it specifically. That could be a winner, I probably should have mentioned at the start of the thread that I'm on a 56k, so trawling through all the results off google is vastly time consuming, which is one of the reasons that I asked in the first place. I know the theory behing how Mrs Tilly's orifice worked, but would really like to SEE how it works, I'm a visual artist (any excuse for a shameless plug of my website http://www.garethmccorry.co.uk/ ), so seeing is understanding for me. Before that I studied as a mechanic (not that you'd guess from my spelling of carburettor) and find all this stuff fascinating. I've not had much luck finding what I'm after though, so it looks like I might have to fork out for an engine blueprint.

tfu_iain1
07-20-2004, 03:31 AM
I know the Merlin's carbs were built by SU, who after the war were famous for making high performance carbs for british sports cars.

also, that mossie that crashed a few years ago was from a carburetor failure. i remember reading hte report a while ago. perhaps that could lead you to more detailed carb information.

tfu_iain1
07-20-2004, 03:49 AM
FOUND ONE!

damn that was difficult, not that many photos of SU twin updraught carbs...

http://members.lycos.co.uk/pwgrieve/newpage2.html

just scroll down, youll see it complete with kid to give you an idea of scale

leadbaloon
07-20-2004, 08:40 AM
It's Huge!!!

Thanks for that tfu_iain1, you're a star. It's not exactly what I was after (I don't think I'm going to find it just searching google), but it's the best I've seen yet and the site it's on has given me my best line of enquiry so far. I'm going to e-mail the guys who run it and see if they can help me. I noticed on their main page that one of them used to specialise in cutaway diagrams, so they could be perfect. It would seem that I'm probably going to have to pay for what I'm after (unless of course Elem, with his superior searching skills; or tttiger through the sheer force of his impeccable spelling can find it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif Maybe horseback will see how sorry I am and give me what he's got that's useful http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif), but it's probably worth it. When I was at Flying Legends the other week I bought large broken piece out of the carburettor of a Hurricane (No R4106, assigned to 32 squadron in 1940). I'm awed and fascinated by it and I want to see how it fits into the carburettor itself.

On a side note, I'm still not smoking and slept okay last night for the first time in days (didn't want to get up this morning though).

ELEM
07-20-2004, 09:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by leadbaloon:
It's Huge!!!

Thanks for that tfu_iain1, you're a star. It's not exactly what I was after (I don't think I'm going to find it just searching google), but it's the best I've seen yet and the site it's on has given me my best line of enquiry so far. I'm going to e-mail the guys who run it and see if they can help me. I noticed on their main page that one of them used to specialise in cutaway diagrams, so they could be perfect. It would seem that I'm probably going to have to pay for what I'm after (unless of course Elem, with his superior searching skills; or tttiger through the sheer force of his impeccable spelling can find it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif Maybe horseback will see how sorry I am and give me what he's got that's useful http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif), but it's probably worth it. When I was at Flying Legends the other week I bought large broken piece out of the carburettor of a Hurricane (No R4106, assigned to 32 squadron in 1940). I'm awed and fascinated by it and I want to see how it fits into the carburettor itself.

On a side note, I'm still not smoking and slept okay last night for the first time in days (didn't want to get up this morning though).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some small schematics at bottom of this page...

http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_avsafety/documents/page/dft_avsafety_501355.hcsp

Just can't help some people!!

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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leadbaloon
07-20-2004, 09:43 AM
Damn Elem,

I was trying to be sarcastic. You weren't meant to go and display your superior searching skills and find me the best picture I've seen yet! I will take my foot out of my mouth again, offer thanks, say "Well done on the tonne!" (thousand posts) and slink off down my hole.

What next, blueprints from horseback? Or tttiger finding an even better photograph by being able to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious correctly?

jeroen_R90S
07-20-2004, 01:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tfu_iain1:
FOUND ONE!

damn that was difficult, not that many photos of SU twin updraught carbs...

http://members.lycos.co.uk/pwgrieve/newpage2.html

just scroll down, youll see it complete with kid to give you an idea of scale<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cool info on the Rover Meteorite as well. The V12 versions are used for tractor pulling as well, quite a sound, but nothing beats a three engined Griffon or Allison puller... (except that my ears are beaten afterwards because I always get too close when they start them up!)

One guy also has an R-3350 radial on a puller... what a monster! -deafening as well- http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I still wonder why I have to wear ear-protection at work...? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Jeroen

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why don't you wish to fly?
Over the wild Black Sea water
your cockpit you made me leave.

tfu_iain1
07-21-2004, 02:56 AM
Glad to hear your happy, and weren't the Hurri's at flying legends amazing? never seen four at once.

oh, and keep up with the not-smoking, and above all, dont drink a drop of alcohol either, it just makes you crave cigarettes badly. and when you get a craving, it tend to only last 15 minutes or so before it subsides, which is a perfect time in which to fly a quick intercept sortie in sturmovik. plus it keeps your hands busy. hey, sturmovik as an quit-smoking aid... useful.