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Al Shukle's Gilbert Erector-Built Heimlich V-8 Aircraft Engine

Al writes: "[This is a] Reverse-engineered copy of captured French Hispano-Suiza direct-drive V-8 on test stand. Note cast crankcase but separate cylinders due to then inferior Heimlich casting technology. Single-plane, 4-throw, 3-bearing crankshaft and dual ignitions are notable. Valley cover removed during test to permit observation of the efficiency of splash lubrication system. N.B. System apparently effective; four lab coats required replacement."