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    FWIW Budd Davisson's column in the March 2020...

    FWIW Budd Davisson's column in the March 2020 issue of Sport Aviation is all about customizing tools to fit the job.
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    Note to everybody-- don't forget to do the math...

    Note to everybody-- don't forget to do the math to adjust the torque wrench to allow for the added arm of the crow's foot.
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    I've got 2 vacuum regulators, a Pesco and a...

    I've got 2 vacuum regulators, a Pesco and a Manning Maxwell & Moore.
    PM me if youre interested.
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    Drink the beer, then drop tbe empty bottles on...

    Drink the beer, then drop tbe empty bottles on him.
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    Me: private pilot, no advanced ratings, 3000+...

    Me: private pilot, no advanced ratings, 3000+ hours, 3000 hrs tailwheel, 500 hours C180,
    airplane: 1953 C180, full coverage, $70K hull, $1,135/year, insured by AIG through BWI
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    I think they revised and/or eliminated the AD...

    I think they revised and/or eliminated the AD requiring the one-piece venturi due to that.
    Keep the two-piece but inspect every year.
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    Suggestion-- how about just removing offending...

    Suggestion-- how about just removing offending posts & leave the good stuff?
    It's a shame to throw out the wheat with the chaff.
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    Many locales are ordering gun stores shut down....

    Many locales are ordering gun stores shut down.
    I don't know that I'd consider gun stores "essential"...but then again,
    if you order them shut down, that's a de facto restriction on gun purchases...
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    IMHO the fish cop was overstepping his authority....

    IMHO the fish cop was overstepping his authority.
    The fishing ban went into effect yesterday evening march 25,
    this incident happened tuesday march 24.
    Interestingly, the photo they used on that...
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    More on the first carb-- what was it? First...

    More on the first carb-- what was it?
    First thing comes to mind is a stromberg but I don't think those have accelerator pumps.
    And curious how the pressure differential of cowl would make a...
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    A friend of mine told me yesterday that her...

    A friend of mine told me yesterday that her husband & a buddy of his were gonna go fishing and got turned around by a fish cop,
    I assume at the boat ramp.
    Told them they couldn't go out unless they...
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    Very cool airport sign!!

    Very cool airport sign!!
  14. Thread: New PPONK

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    So do you generally keep it dialed back at...

    So do you generally keep it dialed back at takeoff?
    Your engine's making less hp at the lower rpm,
    I wonder if a shorter prop that you could run at full rpm without busting mach
    (and losing...
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    He left that wrench there for next time. Idiot?...

    He left that wrench there for next time.
    Idiot? I think not-- that's just planning ahead.
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    I dug a number of 22 cartridges out of the bilge...

    I dug a number of 22 cartridges out of the bilge on my 180.
    Also found a small wrench.
  17. Thread: seatbelts

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    FS: OK, knocking them down to $50 shipped. The...

    OK, knocking them down to $50 shipped.
    The buckles & hardware ought to be worth at least that much.
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    Curious if you're installing a key switch with a...

    Curious if you're installing a key switch with a start position or sticking with a start button.
    IMHO the separate button is better.
  19. Not sure aluminum or not, mine was like...

    Not sure aluminum or not, mine was like Philly's-- shiney & springy.
    Stainless wouldn't surprise me.
    The Easy-Off treatment didn't seem to hurt the one I cleaned that way,
    I owned the airplane for...
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    Now that is a cool picture! It reminds me of the...

    Now that is a cool picture!
    It reminds me of the old Star Trek back-in-time episode,
    be careful when you go through!
  21. For the first (or maybe only) step in cleaning a...

    For the first (or maybe only) step in cleaning a funky heat shroud,
    EasyOff oven cleaner works well.
    Heat up the muff in the oven, spray it on, hose it off.
  22. Just watched a buddy of mine drain a fuel tank on...

    Just watched a buddy of mine drain a fuel tank on a PA12 with one of these.
    Worked fine, just slow.
    Even if hoses etc were extended, if you're gonna pump out a 55 gallon drum,
    you'd better bring...
  23. Thread: seatbelts

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    FS: seatbelts

    FOR SALE: seatbelts, two, from Cessna 180 bench back seat.
    One belt's webbing looks noticeably better shape than the other,
    but even the better looking webbing has a 1981 tag on it.
    So maybe...
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    This works better when you add "now we're not...

    This works better when you add "now we're not going to hurt each other, are we?"
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    That sounds suspiciously like sport pilot........

    That sounds suspiciously like sport pilot.....
    which I believe Canada doesn't accept either.
    Again, "you accept ours, we'll accept yours" sounds like a good idea.
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