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    I put some 11 to 1 cylinder/piston sets on an RV8...

    I put some 11 to 1 cylinder/piston sets on an RV8 recently. The engine builder told me it won't make a huge difference until he goes up to altitude. It has electronic ignition, constant speed prop...
  2. So I swapped all 4 cylinders on my engine a few...

    So I swapped all 4 cylinders on my engine a few months ago and again on a customers engin a few weeks ago. I torqued everything up one day, came back in the next morning and checked torque again. A...
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    Yea, delivery is everything. Thumping your chest...

    Yea, delivery is everything. Thumping your chest and telling us we are doing it all wrong is the way to win hearts and minds.
  4. Mike Busch has signed one log book in his life,...

    Mike Busch has signed one log book in his life, his own. He started touting his stuff on Facebook a few years ago. He doesn't do as well in an open forum with a lot of mechanics with years of real...
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    I noticed he used his IA to sign off removing an...

    I noticed he used his IA to sign off removing an engine.
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    Another tool in the tool box. When I have an...

    Another tool in the tool box. When I have an issue I know where to go. I tried checking some carbon pile Champion plugs, didn't work. Are you telling me the old style carbon pile Champion spark plugs...
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    Doesn't make any sense, Champion Carbon pile...

    Doesn't make any sense, Champion Carbon pile resistor plugs will not pass the 5 ohm test ever, period.
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    Just did one with less than 100 hours, big...

    Just did one with less than 100 hours, big difference.
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    1/8"

    1/8"
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    AC 43.13-1B 7-149. CABLE SYSTEM...

    AC 43.13-1B 7-149. CABLE SYSTEM INSPECTION.Aircraft cable systems are subject to a variety ofenvironmental conditions and deterioration. Wireor strand breakage is easy to visually recognize.Other...
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    Engine converted to O-320-B2Bconfiguration and...

    Engine converted to O-320-B2Bconfiguration and data plate stamped with “C” IAW LycomingService Instruction 1304J


    dan d, I have to disagree after uping the compression on a few 150 hp O-320s to...
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    So they sag just sitting there? I would find out...

    So they sag just sitting there? I would find out if they were actually changed. Following a Super Cub "restoration" on Facebook right now that has been quite interesting. Bungees might be old....
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    That seems pretty heavy on the tail. I am seeing...

    That seems pretty heavy on the tail. I am seeing a pretty stock Super Cub on 8.50 at 1100 lbs empty and CG of 13.03" to 1166 lb EW modified SCs at 166 lbs and 13" CG, 1218 EW 11.54" CG and 1158 lb EW...
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    Carbon Cub-Aileron Cable Wear

    Doing a condition inspection on a high time (600 plus hours/2 yrs) Carbon Cub FX3. The aileron cable that goes over the spar is worn at the pulley. This pulley is smaller than on Piper aircraft as...
  15. Yes but it comes in squeeze tubes as well.

    Yes but it comes in squeeze tubes as well.
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    Champion no longer uses carbon pile resistors in...

    Champion no longer uses carbon pile resistors in their spark plugs but their technical rep told me that if a spark plug tests good on the pressure tester it is considered good. No requirement to ohm...
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    Guess I haven't seen the requirement nor the...

    Guess I haven't seen the requirement nor the need. Haven't had any complaints nor seen any issues by not doing this test. I do pressure test with a spark plug test although you and the Tempest...
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    Been working on to many Carbon Cubs with...

    Been working on to many Carbon Cubs with Lightspeed ignition. If there is an issue with the coil pack, terminal comes lose etc, the plug is trashed. Easy to replace but threw another element into the...
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    They working good in you Cessna? ;)

    They working good in you Cessna? ;)
  20. Later airplanes don't have the fittings for it...

    Later airplanes don't have the fittings for it welded to the fuselage since it wasn't needed.
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    I guess it is hard for me to see a spark plug...

    I guess it is hard for me to see a spark plug passing a pressure test on my spark plug tester and failing an ohm test. Maybe I will find one.
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    FS: The PA12 kit uses the same grommets as the PA18...

    The PA12 kit uses the same grommets as the PA18 kit for the fuselage. The difference is in the wing. The stock 12 uses 2 rectangular grommets behind the fuel tank and tear drop grommets at each jury...
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    Hopefully they can accuratly ID your pod. I did...

    Hopefully they can accuratly ID your pod. I did not realize there was an issue with bootleg pods.
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    What Mark posted. http://antiqueinstrument.com

    What Mark posted. http://antiqueinstrument.com
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    I have aluminum inspection rings that have been...

    I have aluminum inspection rings that have been installed for 20 plus years, no issue whatsoever. I always install a fabric dollie over the grommet.
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