Since our last update showing the changes made to the engine mount on the Hall Springfield Bulldog, it should be no surprise that Jim decided to hang the engine to see how the new mounts worked and to start fitting other firewall forward parts for fabrication.
In the photo above you can see the initial form of the oil tank. Seeing the engine on the fuselage really makes you appreciate the design ethos back in the early 1930s when speed was king. Just had to answer one question really, how big of an engine can we put on how small of a fuselage?
Even though it’s just a first step, it is exciting to see the Pratt & Whitney on the Bulldog.