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    I didn't know where he got them from his are...

    I didn't know where he got them from his are ready to install.
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    Of course you all knew about the young newly...

    Of course you all knew about the young newly married mechanic who didn't know the difference between vaseline and window putty?

    Yes, all his windows fell out.
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    Rainbow Ron in Moses Lake sells wood spars for...

    Rainbow Ron in Moses Lake sells wood spars for Aeroncas. Does he sell Piper spars too?
  4. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Couldn't a step drill be used to expand the hole?

    Couldn't a step drill be used to expand the hole?
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    I also have a modified bumper jack. We used...

    I also have a modified bumper jack. We used quarter inch nylon rope through the bungee and cut the loop after the bungee was installed cause we weren't ever gonna get that knot untied. One loop...
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    OK. Showed my ignorance about ILS and GPS. I...

    OK. Showed my ignorance about ILS and GPS. I never got past the map and compass. And we're not running out of fuel- the pilot just passed out before a switch to another tank was necessary so there is...
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    So what can it do if you are not in the vicinity...

    So what can it do if you are not in the vicinity of an airport with ILS? Pilot is incapacitated, selected fuel tank is nearly exhausted, no airport with an ILS within range of remaining fuel,...
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    I shake them before I measure them. Yes really. I...

    I shake them before I measure them. Yes really. I have three champion plugs now from three different airplanes that the center electrode will move in and out. Only the first one was leaking gases...
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    No such AD. It was an inside joke. Some folks...

    No such AD. It was an inside joke. Some folks would just rather work on 18 gear.
  10. I agree with Mike. In my limited experience...

    I agree with Mike. In my limited experience cracks don't run that straight for that far and it doesn't really look like a delamination of a glue joint. If you follow that line does it end at a nail...
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    Whatever happened to that old bicycle? I see a...

    Whatever happened to that old bicycle? I see a new source for a tool.
  12. Years ago the owner of the Cherokee I was...

    Years ago the owner of the Cherokee I was learning to fly cautioned me to look in the fuel hose nozzle before flushing spiders, webs, and bugs into his fuel tanks. Apparently the vermin at that...
  13. Thread: J-4 Cub Coupe

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    If it's like an aeronca oleo and everything is...

    If it's like an aeronca oleo and everything is worn out and broken, the spring will be rattling loose. If most everything is good the spring will be under significant compression.I recall one...
  14. Thread: J-4 Cub Coupe

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    Could you mount it between centers and grind it?

    Could you mount it between centers and grind it?
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    Oh my! So flying gives you a woody? I'm sure...

    Oh my! So flying gives you a woody? I'm sure that's not the flap handle.
  16. So these guys who deregister an aircraft to hide...

    So these guys who deregister an aircraft to hide it from the wife they are divorcing are gonna shoot themselves in the foot.
  17. Thread: A&P training

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    This is true IF you are given the authorization...

    This is true IF you are given the authorization to take the test. I had held my A&P for five years when I asked to test for IA. I got my pedigree read by the manager of the FSDO whom I had never met...
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    Not familiar with the fuel system on a 17 but I...

    Not familiar with the fuel system on a 17 but I doubt if all 4 engines draw from the same tank at the same time. I could see one engine failing from heavily contaminated fuel that wouldn't burn and...
  19. Thread: A&P training

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    One advantage--as an A&P you will form a much...

    One advantage--as an A&P you will form a much closer relationship with the FAA. Bwaa Haa Ha Ha Ha! And you still pay an IA for your annuals.
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    Tighten them to 35 lbs which seems to be...

    Tighten them to 35 lbs which seems to be published somewhere and see what you think, then back them down to 15 lbs or so and compare.[/QUOTE]
    This is similar to what my mentor said. Tighten it down...
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    After a Harley engine O/H when I was a kid, that...

    After a Harley engine O/H when I was a kid, that old mechanic(Thank you Eugene McMahon )told me to close the throttle every ten minutes or so to pump extra oil through the engine during the break in....
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    I thought this was why they make phillips...

    I thought this was why they make phillips screwdrivers?
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    44657 These are the timing gears of an A65...

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    These are the timing gears of an A65 Continental after the timing was corrected. In the yellow circle the single dimple on the cam gear was almost invisible until touched with a white marker....
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    I made mine from what junk I had laying around. I...

    I made mine from what junk I had laying around. I made a U joint for the attachment to the wingroot. That way the rotation axis at the wingroot is not a problem and I also can lift the wingtiip as...
  25. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    A little off center of topic but I think worthy...

    A little off center of topic but I think worthy of some consideration. Two flight
    instructors went to pick up the Mooney one of them had purchased. The plane was
    in excellent condition except for...
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