Engine sheet metal changes.

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ScottBerry
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Engine sheet metal changes.

#1 Post by ScottBerry » Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:06 am

When did the engine sheet metal change from no ribs to reinforcement ribs. I have a 1959/60 normal and not sure which is correct. Primary concern is finding good metal examples to refurbish but also trying to replace with period correct pieces.
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Re: Engine sheet metal changes.

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:36 am

The ones with the ribs are pretty scarce; don't know when they were used. Probably random, depending on the supplier.
I would stay with the smooth type.

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Re: Engine sheet metal changes.

#3 Post by ScottBerry » Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:12 pm

Thanks you for the advice and direction Vic
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