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    I try to do everything that's practical to stay...

    I try to do everything that's practical to stay away from PK or any sheet metal screw...... I even tap my spars for 4-40 rib mounting screws so as to not use the PKs. I found these "weld nuts" years...
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    Try these guys, ...

    Try these guys,

    https://www.nfspistons.com/store/c15/Lycoming-235-Piston-Parallel-Valve
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    Hey Bob LOL They aren't just "pop"...

    Hey Bob

    LOL They aren't just "pop" rivets!.............. they are usually Avex or Hansens. Big difference. Depends on the application, they have about 1/2 the shear strength of the same size AD....
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    If the project means enuff to you to put a little...

    If the project means enuff to you to put a little effort into it then I'd say go for it. The last one I did I had to send in photos of the project and damage/repair. I have others locally that had a...
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    I have been thru this a couple...

    I have been thru this a couple times.............. If the previous owner sent in the registration as "totaled" or equivalent its fairly easy to get it registered again. I had to do the affidavit by...
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    I finally got my valve. It doesn't appear to have...

    I finally got my valve. It doesn't appear to have any locktite on it so I figured why not safety it before I install it ..................... doesn't interfere with any movement. Screw head was...
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    Hmmm, I have had one of these valves ordered for...

    Hmmm, I have had one of these valves ordered for some time now. Maybe the issue is being addressed............. They sure make nice parts.
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    Congrats Dan! I've been following your build from...

    Congrats Dan! I've been following your build from the start.
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    I have done like Steve in the past with the...

    I have done like Steve in the past with the weldable primers. On the door frame sheet metal I use a Rotabroach to put in a series of access (lightening?) holes half way between the tubing and the...
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    If its a bubble level, flip it around 180. If it...

    If its a bubble level, flip it around 180. If it reads the same, it's right on! If not, trash it ........................ unless it's adjustable
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    FWIW ..... I use certain Milwaukee and Stanley...

    FWIW ..... I use certain Milwaukee and Stanley bubble levels as they advertise .0005 (half thousandth) per inch accuracy ........ (there are machinist's levels even more accurate but not practical to...
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    Dan I use the wing attach points on the...

    Dan

    I use the wing attach points on the fuselage to level laterally more accurate than using the shimming the longeron method, or can use a combination of both to verify/compare. On old Cubs...
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    Hi RV Well those sure are cleaned up nice! I...

    Hi RV

    Well those sure are cleaned up nice! I didn't think to look there since these are 1945 drawings
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    A friend at my local airport brought back a Champ...

    A friend at my local airport brought back a Champ and 2 Ercoupes from Canada ....... over the last couple of years. All had current Canadian registrations. He used the FAA and not a DAR. It took a...
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    Crash I have them as .tif files so couldn't...

    Crash

    I have them as .tif files so couldn't upload here but tried to convert them. They were rolled from round tubes to these dimensions and prints don't show original sizes. Cross sectional...
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    Dan Your stock J3 rear strut has less than...

    Dan

    Your stock J3 rear strut has less than .150 square inch in cross section (rolled from a 1 1/2" x .035 mild steel tube) and the 6061 aluminum cross section of the rear is .440 sq. in. The stock...
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    Below is picture of the CC eyebolts design that...

    Below is picture of the CC eyebolts design that have failed.54840[/QUOTE]




    No compression sleeve to take up space inside strut when torqued down?......................................
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    I use the Hat sections that AC Spruce sells. It's...

    I use the Hat sections that AC Spruce sells. It's the same as what is on the top/center of Pacer/Tri Pacer fuselage. Light weight and strong. Wood just almost never holds its shape.
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    No, '41 J3 rebuild just before cover

    No, '41 J3 rebuild just before cover
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    But there are ways to mitigate...

    But there are ways to mitigate that.............................................
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    I recently received some struts from Airframes...

    I recently received some struts from Airframes Alaska and they were in 6" corrugated plastic drainage pipes with plywood ends. Good idea, I kept them to ship my strut extrusions out! Gotta shop...
  23. Ken/Mark Didn't really mistype just mind was...

    Ken/Mark

    Didn't really mistype just mind was on Super Cub not Cruiser. But you're right on the 12, with 23" in the front and 21 1/2" in the rear from the HRL for the mount positioning centerline....
  24. No not yet.............. Sold shop on local...

    No not yet.............. Sold shop on local airport, moved and building up a shop/hangar across street from my house. Plus a little "life" got in the way. I have been working on it tho, spoiler...
  25. Ahh Super Cruiser and not Super Cub....

    Ahh

    Super Cruiser and not Super Cub. Experimental? 2+2?
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