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    1500 gross and likely heavier than 950. The one...

    1500 gross and likely heavier than 950. The one in question belong to a fedex pilot near Memphis Tennessee?
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    +1 on the mooney. I may be the best only full...

    +1 on the mooney. I may be the best only full time IA that doesn't dislike them. There are a few items that come up when working on them that make me think "why did they....." or "how the hell do...
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    You never know. Sometimes positive changes in...

    You never know. Sometimes positive changes in life pop up as unexpectedly as the negative. You could find yourself if another cub again. Kids, a cross country move to a new job, and family losses. I...
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    The crazy fuselage fittings were for modified...

    The crazy fuselage fittings were for modified taylorcraft struts. And were approved along with some other shenanigans on a 50's era version of 337. No joke. Later some other mods were made in attempt...
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    Doesn't exactly pertain to my question, but could...

    Doesn't exactly pertain to my question, but could be a logical answer. I would like to know more about it
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    Clipped wing cub experts - need advice

    Looking into a clip wing cub project and would like to get more info before i make a trip to see it. Think its supposed to be a reed conversion. Anyone know what mods should have been made to wing...
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    The ones i have had trouble with are the red...

    The ones i have had trouble with are the red paper type. Have found the trick with the silicone, or any rubber for that matter, to be clean dry surfaces. As in cleaned with mek or acetone. Then...
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    43180 I'd check gaskets if you have any superior...

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    I'd check gaskets if you have any superior airparts. This one is on a valve cover, but have seen several lately that had shrunk and split on different engines and components.All of them had...
  9. Anyone know when piper started using metal spars on j3 ?

    Looks like it was sometime in '46, beginning with what serial number ?
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    I think we have them for their abilty to go slow...

    I think we have them for their abilty to go slow and the utility that going slow provides. getting there quicker or burning less fuel on the way couldnt hurt much
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    Looks like Jerry Burr gets two thumbs up for one...

    Looks like Jerry Burr gets two thumbs up for one on the stick ! Anyone else seen a before and after with wheel pants aside from figuring out how to get in with them on ?
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    I agree, and enjoying it very much so. As it...

    I agree, and enjoying it very much so. As it pertains to my original topic, ( is there a way to add a few mph to a j3 without permanently scaring it ? ), i think Jerry Burr is the winner assuming "...
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    In all seriousness, I don't doubt it works. In...

    In all seriousness, I don't doubt it works. In smooth air, if i use a slight dive to pick up speed in my cherokee, it will maintain an extra 7-8 mph until it's disturbed. Got 0 of the 10 mph the poh...
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    that's interesting. Any ideas on how or why that...

    that's interesting. Any ideas on how or why that works ? Wonder if it has anything to do with how the air is flowing through the elevator gap. Anyone ever notice a speed change for better or worse...
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    Was thinking of asking if anyone had done this....

    Was thinking of asking if anyone had done this. Someone had mentioned earlier doing 90 mph with a stroker 85 in a j3. about what i would expect from a pa-11 with the same setup so it looks like...
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    I'm very much interested in clipped wings. Never...

    I'm very much interested in clipped wings. Never been in one and looking for one to check out. Would like to see how much of a brick they are power off and what kind of landing speeds are...
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    J3 Speed mods ?

    Yep. Seriously. In the quest for a new toy and after considering a champ, pretty much decided a j3 would fit the bill. If the champ has anything over the cub to me, its cruise speed. Interested in...
  18. Since starting this thread, done a lot of...

    Since starting this thread, done a lot of thinking about what i'm looking to get out of a plane. Something easy to maintain and cheap to operate out of grass strips, fun to fly, and safe enough to...
  19. Yeah, sounds like the o-200 eca is less than...

    Yeah, sounds like the o-200 eca is less than ideal. For the o-235 think id be looking for a later model with the k2c engine and at the moment these are selling for more than i want to put into one....
  20. I've had the chance to check out a couple flavors...

    I've had the chance to check out a couple flavors of champ and i give up. Of all my favorite was a L-16, had a lot going for it but none have the nimble, responsive, strapped in feel of a cub. I'm...
  21. Any recollection of what the legal useful load...

    Any recollection of what the legal useful load was ? Can't imagine one being under 1000 lbs wich wouldn't leave much.
  22. The 11's and 95's are getting scarce and costly....

    The 11's and 95's are getting scarce and costly. Seen ads for flying project 18-95's in the past for less than 40k. Got some time in a 90hp 11, convinced myself I didn't need 150 hp, and havnt seen...
  23. Sounds like im looking for a little more go power...

    Sounds like im looking for a little more go power than the o-200 7eca. Not sure what the issue with one of the certified wood props on your plane. Not cheap, but i would contact MT. Quite a few...
  24. Oh, and dying to try flying floats !

    Oh, and dying to try flying floats !
  25. Im familiar with the the 7GC. Worked on one last...

    Im familiar with the the 7GC. Worked on one last year i could have snagged but still had the "cub or nothing" mentality. The 90hp pa-11 sold me on the lighter is better and is the reason i was...
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