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    FWIW I believe that 4ply 800x4 tires are approved...

    FWIW I believe that 4ply 800x4 tires are approved on the TCDS.
    I believe that they are approved on the C120/140 TCDS.
    Not 850's but maybe the next best thing.
  2. On a similar vein, I'm thinking about adding a...

    On a similar vein, I'm thinking about adding a non-STC'd / non-TSO'd (aka "experimental only") 6 point CHT / EGT to my C180.
    This would be in addition to the required single-point CHT, so is it...
  3. "and a Python in the other"...you are talking...

    "and a Python in the other"...you are talking about a handgun, right? :-P
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    There was a pretty good article in Vintage...

    There was a pretty good article in Vintage Airplane magazine years ago about the flying qualities of up-emgined Luscombes.
    The author owned a 320 powered Luscombe and liked it, but said "it no...
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    A friend of mine has a 320-powered 12, his uses...

    A friend of mine has a 320-powered 12, his uses the stock mount but it has some of the tubes beefed up--
    I believe you split a larger tube & weld it in place around the stock tubing.

    BTW the...
  6. Which instrument are you gonna go with, Cameron--...

    Which instrument are you gonna go with, Cameron--
    that MGL Blaze unit that was discussed lately?
    I like the looks of that one myself.
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    I've seen this kind of thing in different type of...

    I've seen this kind of thing in different type of failures,
    most notably, a scaffold-- one support was hit by a truck and collapsed,
    bringing down the whole structure.
    It was fine, however, until...
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    That stinger is $2200. If replacing mine is the...

    That stinger is $2200.
    If replacing mine is the solution,
    I think I'll continue to mask the problem.

    I think it's just an adjustment thing though--
    so far no shimmies, after tightening the...
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    I sent you an email, Charlie.

    I sent you an email, Charlie.
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    Here's a pic of the tailwheel angle, parked in...

    Here's a pic of the tailwheel angle, parked in the hangar.
    Same load as usual for day-to-day local ops, minus the pilot.
    Tailwheel head angle looks about level or maybe even leading a little (vs...
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    Tightening 2 more flats didn't stop the...

    Tightening 2 more flats didn't stop the swiveling,
    it's stopped the shimmying.
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    I used a wrap of velcro fuzzy around the wingroot...

    I used a wrap of velcro fuzzy around the wingroot vent cans in my C180 to prevent them from rattling & self-opening.
    Worked great.
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    Was there a "runway closed" NOTAM? Although I...

    Was there a "runway closed" NOTAM?
    Although I rarely check notams unless I think there's a specific reason to,
    I admit I would be at fault if I landed on a closed runway- X'd out or not.
    (actually...
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    Yes, but tightening the kingpin nut also...

    Yes, but tightening the kingpin nut also compresses those springs.
    Don't know any other way to do it, except maybe add spacers to each spring--
    like adding washers to an oil pressure relief...
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    50psi on the 10" t/w tire, good angle. I'll get...

    50psi on the 10" t/w tire, good angle.
    I'll get a pic of the angle later today.
    Not much you can do if the angle is trailing,
    never heard of re-arching a stinger like you can a leaf spring.
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    Interesting, don't see a trim wheel here:...

    Interesting, don't see a trim wheel here:
    http://dakotacub.com/index.php?option=com_gescart&Itemid=30&category=10
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    The first instinct is denial, kinda like telling...

    The first instinct is denial, kinda like telling the cop you weren't speeding after he nails you with the radar gun,

    but often honesty is the best policy.
    I think a lot of time people aren't...
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    This is a pretty common tactic with bureaucrats...

    This is a pretty common tactic with bureaucrats in my experience.
    I've got a FA 337 in at the Seattle FSDO for about 7 months now.
    I had to laugh, a manager from the public agency which runs my...
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    So you're both saying that the tension on that...

    So you're both saying that the tension on that nut doesn't matter? I don't buy that.
    I have enough experience with 3200's to know that head angle is often the cause of shimmy,
    but also enough to...
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    Couple years ago, my mechanic buddy was talking...

    Couple years ago, my mechanic buddy was talking to a guy in his hangar when I wandered in.
    He introduced me to the guy, his name rang a bell but I wasn't sure, so I asked "are you an FAA guy?"
    He...
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    I was hoping that one of the assembly videos...

    I was hoping that one of the assembly videos might have a secret, cut-and-dried method of adjusting the bottom nut.
    I've always had to rely on trial-and-error,
    too loose and you got shimmy and too...
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    I've got a 337 in at the FSDO for a field...

    I've got a 337 in at the FSDO for a field approval for 26" Goodyears on my C180--
    a simplemod, done many many times before, and I've got a number of approved 337s to prove it.
    Its going on 7 months...
  23. In this case, that's exactly what the OP asked...

    In this case, that's exactly what the OP asked people to do.
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    "We're the FAA & we're here to help you." :-P

    "We're the FAA & we're here to help you." :-P
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    I had something like this happen on one flight in...

    I had something like this happen on one flight in my old C170,
    and it turned out to be a clogged carburetor inlet screen.
    I'd check that first, then while the line is off check the fuel flow rate.
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