1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car (Project)

1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 FullSizeRender 1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine.
1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 IMG_4608 This is what the car will look like when the project is complete.
This is what the car will look like when the project is complete.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 59077743201__8A357EC9-12F9-4A04-AB1D-8FAB8BB73F57 Engine I purchased plus an almost complete spare engine for parts.
Engine I purchased plus an almost complete spare engine for parts.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-03 IMG_0369 After its arrival at my shop in Rhode Island, my crew wasted no time in making a custom rolling frame to house the new Curtiss Aero engine and began dismantling...
After its arrival at my shop in Rhode Island, my crew wasted no time in making a custom rolling frame to house the new Curtiss Aero engine and began dismantling the engine.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-03 IMG_0368 After its arrival at my shop in Rhode Island, my crew wasted no time in making a custom rolling frame to house the new Curtiss Aero engine and began dismantling...
After its arrival at my shop in Rhode Island, my crew wasted no time in making a custom rolling frame to house the new Curtiss Aero engine and began dismantling the engine.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 IMG_0332 After looking through my "project car" inventory in my downtown warehouse, I picked a period-correct 1917 Cadillac chassis to be used for the new race car...
After looking through my "project car" inventory in my downtown warehouse, I picked a period-correct 1917 Cadillac chassis to be used for the new race car project.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 IMG_0333 After looking through my "project car" inventory in my downtown warehouse, I picked a period-correct 1917 Cadillac chassis to be used for the new race car...
After looking through my "project car" inventory in my downtown warehouse, I picked a period-correct 1917 Cadillac chassis to be used for the new race car project.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 CC1A1A22-9C09-4EE6-9AEE-3CADA7F14253 Left side view of race car chassis after fenders, splash aprons, and wheels etc. were removed.
Left side view of race car chassis after fenders, splash aprons, and wheels etc. were removed.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-02 BF0DF59D-819E-448E-A34A-450ED28BFC03 Left side view of race car chassis after fenders, splash aprons, and wheels etc. were removed.
Left side view of race car chassis after fenders, splash aprons, and wheels etc. were removed.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-13 IMG_0367 Chassis is stripped of all previous body parts.
Chassis is stripped of all previous body parts.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-13 IMG_0397 Proper steering box and pitman arm Is located and fitted to the chassis.
Proper steering box and pitman arm Is located and fitted to the chassis.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-13 IMG_0427 Tie rod had to be removed, straightened, and relocated to its correct position on the chassis.
Tie rod had to be removed, straightened, and relocated to its correct position on the chassis.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0427 After close inspection, it was noted that severe pitting was present on the front rails of the chassis.
After close inspection, it was noted that severe pitting was present on the front rails of the chassis.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0428 37 inches of the left side top rail must be replaced.
37 inches of the left side top rail must be replaced.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0429 The pitted sections were measured so that the proper 3/16 inch thick replacement pieces could be ordered.
The pitted sections were measured so that the proper 3/16 inch thick replacement pieces could be ordered.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0430 The pitted sections were measured so that the proper 3/16 inch thick replacement pieces could be ordered.
The pitted sections were measured so that the proper 3/16 inch thick replacement pieces could be ordered.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0439 The complete chassis was taken to the sand blasting shop where it was steam cleaned, sand blasted, and painted.
The complete chassis was taken to the sand blasting shop where it was steam cleaned, sand blasted, and painted.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0440 The newly painted chassis is being loaded into the trailer to be returned to our shop.
The newly painted chassis is being loaded into the trailer to be returned to our shop.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0441 The newly painted chassis is being loaded into the trailer to be returned to our shop.
The newly painted chassis is being loaded into the trailer to be returned to our shop.
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1917 Curtiss OXX-6 Aero Engine Race Car 2019-11-24 IMG_0443 The newly sand blasted and painted chassis as it arrived at our shop.
The newly sand blasted and painted chassis as it arrived at our shop.
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