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  1. I have used the rubber strip form Wag-Aero on...

    I have used the rubber strip form Wag-Aero on most, I think the number is 799-000. A channel with a long lip to lay on windshield, glue channel on the fairing.
    Ken
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    Some years ago I kept my Bonanza on a friends...

    Some years ago I kept my Bonanza on a friends ranch strip for 5 years that allowed the cows on intermittently to graze. Runway was fenced with fiberglass poles and poly tape wire with an inner fence...
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    I've had this happen on a good number of primers,...

    I've had this happen on a good number of primers, likely the check valve ball sticking. It won't unseat and let fuel in to fill the chamber and sucks the plunger back in some. No magic trick, I just...
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    I will never complain about Spruces shipping...

    I will never complain about Spruces shipping again.
    Put a new wood stove that I happen to have on a pallet then called for a freight pick up to send from CA to Kasilof, AK. Nope, not gonna do that,...
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    It seems I have had a rash of alternator issues...

    It seems I have had a rash of alternator issues coming through the shop for the past 2-3 years with many of them as you describe. It has been a mixed bag of faults from regulators, worn brushes/slip...
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    It seems the shipping charges have nothing to do...

    It seems the shipping charges have nothing to do with shipping cost in my experience. We do about $10k/month with Spruce on average and while they do give us free ground with a minimum order, I am...
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    Purely an opinion but as a 40 year A&P/IA I have...

    Purely an opinion but as a 40 year A&P/IA I have seen some terrible messes come from well meaning non-aviation mechanics that were led into building an engine. it can be done well if you (or they)...
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    I have a 185C project that we took over as a...

    I have a 185C project that we took over as a "custom" build that fell flat, has about every combo of light mods I can imagine previously partially installed. Not all the AeroLED series play together...
  9. I have a little personal advice to pass on to...

    I have a little personal advice to pass on to you, get an Alaskan phone #. I am not a Alaskan resident but I spend a good bit of time at a second home down on the peninsula and it seems a little...
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    Chief Aircraft sells rolls of the 2" 3M tape. I...

    Chief Aircraft sells rolls of the 2" 3M tape. I have used the Cessna leading edge rubber but it becomes a real project to get it stretched and glued (no adhesive back) without puckers. I like it...
  11. Just before Covid, I had a set of amphibs to go...

    Just before Covid, I had a set of amphibs to go from San Francisco area to northern BC. After all the quotes came in, owner bought a good sized car trailer, we loaded them up and he drove down and...
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    I just went through the search for the adapter...

    I just went through the search for the adapter fitting, we needed the forward outlet fitting and came up with 0511196-1, no stock at Textron ($1669.00 cost). If this is actually the correct number...
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    Not a chance that I would accept any prop strike,...

    Not a chance that I would accept any prop strike, especially on a Continental. On the late model engine i.e. 550's, the overhaul manual states to tear down any blade contact that requires more than...
  14. I have an early Man Gear AK chest holster for my...

    I have an early Man Gear AK chest holster for my S&W .500 that I really like, gun, not so much. The holster hangs well, stays secure and is adjustable enough to ride high in my waders. I added a...
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    One little troubleshooting tool I have used is...

    One little troubleshooting tool I have used is trying a bit of carb heat, sometimes satisfies a fussy carburetor. I would expect the carb overhaul should have made if at least different but ?
    On my...
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    I don't really post here, just sneak in and read...

    I don't really post here, just sneak in and read for education but in over 40 years as an AP/IA I have had 3 experiences with this. Normal oil change and a tiny bit of crap gets disturbed and...
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    We have a cabin in Kasilof, right up the road...

    We have a cabin in Kasilof, right up the road from Clam Gulch & Ninilchik where the clamming was fantastic. a number of years back I took the family down on a serious -tide and there were probably...
  18. Maybe look into this one, local guy that put a...

    Maybe look into this one, local guy that put a lot of work into it. I talked to him at length during design but have not tried it yet. I use EBIS for the shop and this appears to be plane focused for...
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    Can't believe I referred to Louis Robinson as he...

    Can't believe I referred to Louis Robinson as he or him, his name will not be forgotten by me.
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    Sure does. I was fortunate to know and cherish...

    Sure does.
    I was fortunate to know and cherish the friendship of a Burma Hump pilot. He died in his 80's from a heart attack 20 minutes after giving one of his advanced aerobatic lessons, twice a...
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    It's yours, I'll get it boxed and weighed. Then...

    It's yours, I'll get it boxed and weighed. Then I'll try to figure out how to do this off forum.
    Ken
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    Inter-AV Alternator, Free stuff

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    Clearing out the hangar of stuff I'll never use. Will cost you a UPS pick-up tag. Let me know if you want it and I'll box it and weigh it. An O-470 mount bracket is also available if you...
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    Yes, beware the imported "causes". As a born...

    Yes, beware the imported "causes". As a born Californian that spends as much time as I can in Kasilof, AK I can tell you that a lot of the "California money" is routed through here but didn't come...
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