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P-51 Mustang Engine Start

Dudley Henriques

Almost everything on the -51 is automatic after it's checked and set for flight.

We had an electric primer that was VERY sensitive, instead of the old push-in-and-lock type. The Merlin will usually take only a few seconds of primer before it loads up. The mixture is automatic through a high altitude mixture aneroid through all flight ranges.

You start the engine by using the five hands you immediately wish God had given you the instant you engage the starter.

Congratulations...you have now STARTED the Mustang!!!!

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