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GACspaceguy
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posted 07-11-2013 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Take a look at this eBay sale.

At $65K buy it now it is out of reach for most, but is it really an SSME Bell?

bwhite1976
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posted 07-11-2013 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I were paying that much I would at least require a full picture of the item. Not one of those pictures show the entire nozzle in one frame. However, he/she does encourage visual inspection on site. How big is this thing? Hard to tell.

garymilgrom
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posted 07-11-2013 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Comparing the eBay photo with this file photo from Rocketdyne shows a similar vertical structure to accept piping at the top of the engine bell and a matching notched or serrated plate on top of that. However there seem to be too few of the horizontal rings around the bell. Fred, maybe you should write the seller and request dimensions or better photos.

eBay SSME

Tykeanaut
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posted 07-11-2013 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's an expensive plant pot!

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