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    Thanks. I made an adapter yesterday, and will...

    Thanks. I made an adapter yesterday, and will try it. Yes, shock rings can kill you. A local mechanic lost an eye. I shudder when I think of how I replaced my first set.
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    I think once you deviate from the original you...

    I think once you deviate from the original you can use anything you want. I am pretty careful to specify what hoses and fittings I use on field approved brake systems. For Cubs and Aeroncas I...
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    Original was automotive. #4 inverted flare and...

    Original was automotive. #4 inverted flare and 1/8" pipe. We have not yet figured out which Plymouth the original flex hoses came off of, but current production hoses are 4000 psi operating, 5000...
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    We have one of those. Looks like it stretches...

    We have one of those. Looks like it stretches one side at the expense of the other.

    But do we need HD bungees?

    oops. Answered my own question - 1080 HD.

    The shop sent a pair over to be...
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    Hydrasorb bungees?

    Seems to me we discussed this, but a search sent me to a thread about footwear.

    160 heavy Supercub, always on pavement. Really small tires. 1280s or 1280HD?

    Also, my J3 bungee tool doesn't...
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    Robbie Grove has one, and has retained the toe...

    Robbie Grove has one, and has retained the toe brakes with his master cylinders. Only Tango Cub I ever flew with decent toe brakes. Strongly recommend you convert to heel brakes. Might save you a...
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    That has to be one of the best looking Super Cubs...

    That has to be one of the best looking Super Cubs around. The paint scheme is a delight; the lack of major mods has kept it looking classic, and the Goodyears do not overwhelm the rest of the...
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    Yes. They wear out rapidly on pavement. When...

    Yes. They wear out rapidly on pavement. When they started showing cord we shipped them to a guy with a grass strip. He was happy!

    I am with MTV - I run 8:00x4 Goodyears, and they do wear like...
  9. Put an ash bow on there, and keep it stock? Keep...

    Put an ash bow on there, and keep it stock? Keep its value up? J3s fly just fine in stock configuration with a little horsepower boost. Mine flies fine at stall with a little power.

    If you mean...
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    A grass strip in Kentucky ought to support...

    A grass strip in Kentucky ought to support 6:00x6. If you just want big, the 26” are plenty good for improved grass strips. If you run them on pavement you may need a second job to keep them in...
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    Wow! Ten years ago! Anybody notice the guy who...

    Wow! Ten years ago! Anybody notice the guy who went from 85 mph cruise to 110 mph with extra tin leading edges the only change? LoPresti should have hired him!

    When you spend lots of money on a...
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    Picture? Just in case I ever have to help again?...

    Picture? Just in case I ever have to help again? My buddy rented a special tool, and it really didn't work well at all.
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    Plus 1. They are ash. Try to avoid holes in...

    Plus 1. They are ash. Try to avoid holes in them, at least at the end of the spars. Metal will transmit those hangar door blows to the parts you want to not be stressed.
  14. 45388Now don't take this photo as any indication...

    45388Now don't take this photo as any indication of how much oil is always streaked on my airplane. I think this stripe, except for color, is as close to factory as I could get. And yes, I have...
  15. I use the masking tape, with aim marks at the...

    I use the masking tape, with aim marks at the rear window and tail post. I don't think the original was dead straight - I perceive a slight curve.
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    I wonder if that might cure my faint noise. The...

    I wonder if that might cure my faint noise. The 12 volt line to the radio goes up the same post as my P leads. I shall re- route them and see . . .
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    Here are four shots of the 2x4 method. Excuse...

    Here are four shots of the 2x4 method. Excuse the clutter. The new wing has Dakota spars, and the rear spar is cut at an angle that really doesn't support the lower 2x4. Also, the photo of the new...
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    Fuel tank grounding?

    I never really thought about it. One of the Citabria guys asked about ground straps - remember, most Champs have wood spars.

    So now I am thinking - sure, the metal cover probably touches the neck...
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    Didn't work for me. I would have noticed 8 knots.

    Didn't work for me. I would have noticed 8 knots.
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    Oh - and if your Cub is flyable, it is much...

    Oh - and if your Cub is flyable, it is much better and safer to fly it to its new home.
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    Do your friends a favor, and pull all bolts;...

    Do your friends a favor, and pull all bolts; disconnect all cables and wires, before you start. Put nails in the bolt holes.

    The world's simplest wing rack: three 2x4s, two very large carriage...
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    I hold maybe 15 field approvals, including major...

    I hold maybe 15 field approvals, including major brake system changes and ballast. My impression is that carrying in a field approval for another aircraft doesn't help much.

    If you have a...
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    Changing the weight/balance is a major...

    Changing the weight/balance is a major alteration. I agree - heavier tailwheel springs might sneak by without exciting an IA.

    We had this problem with a Helio on amphibs. What a mess! I got a...
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    I am not a full time mechanic, and yet I see IA...

    I am not a full time mechanic, and yet I see IA approved major alterations all the time. I corrected four this year alone. A lot of IAs think they can approve stuff by filling out a 337.

    One guy...
  25. We see a lot of scratches from sliding ribs. But...

    We see a lot of scratches from sliding ribs. But from your first pictues - early J3 spars were often laminated, both vertically and horizontally. Properly cared for, these 75 year old glue joints...
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