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Re Think Time!
I have now decided to remove the Starter, Fuel & Oil Systems which has reduced the weight of the unit by almost 50%. Starting will now have to be by Model Aeroplane Starter or possibly a Leaf Blower. Pictured is the Solent with all ancillaries removed.

Front view with bits removed. Engine is now lying on its right hand side.
In this picture you can just about see the oil reservoir as the cover plate has been removed. The engine is now on its left hand side.
A close up of the compressor nut and wheel. The front part of this casting will have to be machined away so that an air tight seal can be made if using a leaf blower to start. Also a Spinner Nut will have to be fabricated to replace the one used.

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The front of the Solent with the front casing removed. The Compressor wheel is now clearly shown, if you look carefully you can see the balancing grinds on the outer of the wheel.

The Diffuser removed, this surrounds the Compressor Wheel.
A picture showing the inside of the front casing. The gasket that can be seen on right hand side is where the 'One Shot Oil' tube is attached.

 
Front Casing and Main Body.
 
The Front Casing Before Milling.

  The Front Casing After Milling.

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