He then displayed it in his show case alongside various other radial engines that he owned. To my knowledge, he never ran the engine. This one has the serial number 0038.The paperwork states that the factory test ran each engine before dispatch. Some very minor paint loss on some of the rocker covers and the mounting feet - see photos for details.
I have not attempted to do anything with the engine. What you see is what you get. There are no additional parts included in the sale.A very rare, seldom seen, and beautiful engine to be a centre piece to your collection, or to fly. Due to the current situation, some parcels are taking a little longer. For example, the USA is taking around 10 days to 14 days. The item "Fabulous RARE Robart R780 7 cylinder radial model aircraft engine in box" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Radio Control & RC Toys\RC Model Vehicle Parts & Accs\Engine, Exhaust & Fuel Systems\Petrol/Nitro Engines". The seller is "milesandsarah" and is located in Broadbridge Heath. This item can be shipped worldwide.