Engines & Propellers
The original engines were special Gipsy Six ‘R’s which were racing engines built for the race and only a few were ever made and only one exists anywhere. We are using the later Gipsy Queen 30 engines which are development of the original Gipsy Six range of Aero engines.
We have 3 of these engines in storage crates ready for overhaul as well as 3 special constant speed propellers which are band new ready to fit. Due to the very close fitting engine cowlings the Comets had special inlet manifolds modified to be forward facing and we have had new ones of these cast up in Aluminium as can be seen from the pictures.
The Comet also used different engine mounting blocks to standard and again we have had these specially machined up which can also be seen in the pictures.
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