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    Steve's booster brakes

    Just a few… from a couple PA-22 install’s…

    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/4175/6766/a37b9f22049ad61348667ac2.jpg
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    Steve's booster brakes

    Yep…

    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/4175/6766/41229dd6336e97226ad17501.jpg

    On a Cub…

    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/4175/6766/8d583fb5bdf5e50689d7b3b2.jpg

    Same...
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    Oops, darn it...

    I copied the following link from SWP’s.org… figured I would post it hear so that we can all learn..

    Short Wing Piper fatal accident…
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  4. Easy Way to Cut Open an Oil Filter

    I use that same cutter.... even uses it a few time on the car filter..

    Latest engine making metal here is an 0-300 Continental... weird cylinder walls, looks like chrome is coming off..
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    Heck.. our new one was cheap.. but sat for 13...

    Heck.. our new one was cheap.. but sat for 13 years on an open ramp.. [emoji15]


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  6. Based off that first picture alone I would take...

    Based off that first picture alone I would take those apart and check the condition of the O-Rings and bore of the calipers. Clean them up real good, replace O-Rings, and then re-bleed the system.
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  7. Make sure you bleed all the air out of the top...

    Make sure you bleed all the air out of the top bleed port on the cylinders... the way our cylinders are designed it can trap air there fairly easy hence the reason we put the bleeders there... might...
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    QMI installed... Quick and easy relatively...

    QMI installed... Quick and easy relatively speaking... only complaint I have is the drill jig was a PITA to set up.. I wound up grinding a little material out of the inside section of it so it would...
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    Took the tail off a 185 today due to a bushing...

    Took the tail off a 185 today due to a bushing used in the co-pilot hockey stick... Big No-No to do because oversizing the attach hole makes for a too small edge distance for the attachment...
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    Curtis NPT oil drain valves do not have...

    Curtis NPT oil drain valves do not have provisions for safety wire... I have drilled a few to add it...

    Brian


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    Few years back customer had a drain valve fall...

    Few years back customer had a drain valve fall out of his Cherokee on a factory reman engine...In flight, landed on our strip.. spun a rod bearing and wiped out the camshaft... We bought the...
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    A while back I sold an unfinished kit that were...

    A while back I sold an unfinished kit that were originally purchased for a NorthStar. If my memory is right I let them go for around 10 grand. The widow of my friend that owned them was happy to get...
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    I’m probably good for a set... started to draw...

    I’m probably good for a set... started to draw out these a long time ago to make my own but never have had the time to finish them... I’ll see if any of the local Oregon guys would be interested..
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    Vinyl wrap?

    Customer of mine did some wrapping on his Aeromoot Motor Glider.. there is a specification that he used that makes it legal... looks real sharp...

    Brian


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    Several years ago we were doing an Annual...

    Several years ago we were doing an Annual inspection on a 65 and could not get the mags to time correctly.. every time I moved the prop it would jump 2-3 degrees ( I use a digital Mag-Right indicator...
  16. Yep... know of a Champ that the engine went...

    Yep... know of a Champ that the engine went catastrophic on due to the screen never being removed since it had an oil filter... screen was packed with shavings... after that I checked every airplane...
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    This is what is left of an Experimental...

    This is what is left of an Experimental Taylorcraft that a friend of mine built about 25 years ago.. it had an 0-320 Lycoming.. 4th owner.. Engine lost power but was still running.. Almost made it to...
  18. You can NEVER have too big a building... Our...

    You can NEVER have too big a building...

    Our maintenance shop is 50 X 50 with attached 20 X 45 parts/engine room and 20 X 20 office. Also have a 40 X 15 paint booth outside of the back wall.
    One...
  19. 32 pounds with hardware and pump Sent from...

    32 pounds with hardware and pump


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  20. Exactly... My grandfather crop dusted for 28...

    Exactly... My grandfather crop dusted for 28 years out of Grant Nebraska... Used our cub for one season of low volume dusting then parked it in a barn... Dad took ownership of it a couple years later...
  21. What's a reasonably modded beater 135 worth?

    We own the same Cub..1953 PA-18A-135... ours has an 0320 conversion though..

    If yours was used for AG work and the fabric is that old, check the lower longerons in the tail section for...
  22. Helped sell a set of EDO’s couple Gets back.....

    Helped sell a set of EDO’s couple
    Gets back.. new owner rented a U-Haul car trailer.. removed the spreaders and “narrowed” them
    With some 2X4’s...

    Brian


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    Hotrod, Yes that is the Darringer... Hasn't...

    Hotrod,

    Yes that is the Darringer... Hasn't been flown in many years now... He did build it with 3 piece Taylorcraft airfoil ribs and canted the nose piece down a little for a bit of a leading...
  24. I know of basically two situations that a version...

    I know of basically two situations that a version of this did happen... Both had passengers...

    The first one, owner had the stick come out of the stub on take off.. immediate reaction was to cut...
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    O no... never been to Vegas and don’t ever plan...

    O no... never been to Vegas and don’t ever plan to... [emoji23]

    Besides that, after 3 kiddos my ability to get surprised was literally cut off.. [emoji6]

    Brian


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