The volume of our inventory and
quantity of new in the box original parts is unmatched in the
The engines, sub-assemblies and
components acquired from Universal Airmotive, most of which
transferred from Bristol Aero in Canada in the early/mid 60’s,
consisted of thousands of new in the box original R/R parts. The
vast quantities of new parts included pistons, rings, bearings,
seals and other consumable items, as Bristol Aero was one of the
last major commercial overhaul facilities of the Merlin engine.
Our initial visit to Universal
Airmotive, revealed several rows of pallet racking with over 50
large gaylord/pallet boxes of Merlin parts – along with 62
Merlin engine cans stacked up in the shop.
As we opened each of the engine
cans, a typical sight would be a Merlin engine surrounded by
hundreds of boxes of new rings, bearings, seals, supercharger
gears, studs, valve seats, valve guides, valve springs, and much
more - even new in the box connecting rods!
Many near new sub-assemblies were
found in the cans, such as wheel cases, lower crank case
assemblies, supercharger drive assemblies, cylinder banks, etc,
that were removed from engines at one of the overhaul depots,
with run-in time only on them. The balance of these engines were
scrapped in the 1960’s, at a time when there was little demand
or interest in WWII era aircraft. Fortunately, a substantial
quantity of these sub-assemblies were saved that are now part of
Several other inventories of
engine cores and parts were acquired including JRS Enterprises,
John McGuire, Carl Scholl, and others.
With very few exceptions, we will
have either a new in the box part, or low time original piece to
replace any component of your engine that is out of spec/worn,
or marginal in any way.
With over 300 tons of
engine cores, parts, sub-assemblies and new in the box
components, we have the inventory necessary to keep your Merlin
powered warbird flying for many years in to the future.