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    Of course, thank you hotrod.

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    This picture might help.
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    Fuel flow transducer installed by previous mechanic on the firewall.
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    Thank you, Steve. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    How many people get TBO on any Continental?
    I am 100 over on my 470R. Not a top performer now, but owes me nothing. One jug changed at 1350 hours, and that’s it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    How many people get TBO on any Continental?
    Just passed TBO (1500 hours) last month with my 470K.
    Far as I can see, it's only had one jug off (by me, about 2 years ago).
    Still running strong, and I'll continue to let it do so.
    I do have an overhaul in the back of my mind, so when the time comes hopefully it won't catch me flat-footed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Looking at this photo, I see that it's an early model 180 (53-55), with the stock dual exhaust converted to 4 bolt flanges, like mine.
    Also like mine, looking closely, it appears to have retained the original 470A/J engine mount, which utilizes the vertical style Lord rubber mounts.
    So like mine, when it was converted, the 470K's mount legs were unbolted from the engine case and the old mount legs off the A or J engine were installed.
    I'm not too wild about that aspect of my airplane, those early style Lord mounts tend to sag and distort in pretty short order.
    Down the road a ways, when it's time for an overhaul,
    I plan on installing a later-model engine mount and having those mount legs on my K engine replaced with the proper ones that use the later style flat rubbers.

    Does anyone else here with a 53-55 C180 with a K or later engine have this same mount set-up?
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    Hotrod, I have the same original engine mount. Also, I put a Knisley dual exhaust ( modified Beech K) on since it has bigger tubing and lost all the clamps. Since I put the two blade MT prop on. it doesn't seem to be sagging after quite a few years.
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    I guess maybe the early mount /later engine combination is more common than I thought.
    What I really want to know is who has a 53-55 180 with a K or later engine and the proper K or later mount?
    I'd like to swap to the later mount & mount legs at overhaul time, but want tp make sure that the cowl and everything else will still fit properly.
    Proper fit inside the cowl etc might be at least part of the reason why some of these early 180's kept the early mount when swapping to the later engine.
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    Hi Eric,
    There is actually a 'tweener mount. It came on 1 year ? of the early ships, so it bolts on to the early airframe, but takes the later biscuits, and more importantly it has the crossmember on the correct side of the intake. That is the fly in the ointment when trying to use a later style mount on an early ship. I have that combination ('53 model, Pponk'd, sitting on late 'legs' and biscuits). As I recall AWI has the jig for that mount and will rebuild yours accordingly. And if IIRC it is called a 'K' mount. If you still want a pic shoot me an email and I will see what I have or take what you need.

    Take care, Rob

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    Thanks, Rob, email or PM to follow.
    Interestingly, my original mount (which I replaced a couple years ago due to a broken tube)
    had a clamp-on crossmember, which you could adjust to wherever you needed it.
    Don't recall if the replacement mount I bought had this feature, or if the crossmember is welded in place.
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    Interesting about the clamp on cross tube. My mount is so old it was gas welded----all of it. Pretty sure the tubing structure came out of the same jig as 1956 but just different Lord mount and engine legs.

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