1909 Gnome Omega was as important to aviation as anesthesia was to medicine. It set numerous world records and allowed flying machines of the day to evolve into true aircraft. This example was restored by Fred Murrin and Tom Kozura. It was acquired from a warehouse in Stanton, Michigan where it sat on a pile of old tires since the 1950's. The #7 piston skirt was damaged and caused a bulge in that cylinder. New cast iron pistons were made and the cylinder laser welded and gently worked back into shape.