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    Have a look into the accessory case holes and...

    Have a look into the accessory case holes and valve covers. Borescope the cylinders/valves and make sure the seals look good and aren't cracked or brittle. Run fresh oil and check for corrosion. Then...
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    Hot in the front and cold in the back. Standing...

    Hot in the front and cold in the back. Standing around a wood stove at -50F or riding in the back of a Cub the same. Lots of cold and CO comes from the tail of the plane on Cubs. Block the rear...
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    Oh....THAT oil pressure valve on the right...

    Oh....THAT oil pressure valve on the right crankcase (hah I mistook the oil cooler valve for that when you mentioned washers). Guess it's the long winter we are enjoying.

    Gary
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    I don't recall but does the muffler for the C-90...

    I don't recall but does the muffler for the C-90 have flame diffuser cones and outlet bail?

    Gary
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    Larry another question please: Doesn't the...

    Larry another question please: Doesn't the vernatherm or oil cooler bypass valve replace the function of the old valve piston and spring? I think if a vernatherm is installed the old unit is removed...
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    Is the B&C on-engine adapter machined to accept...

    Is the B&C on-engine adapter machined to accept the oil screen? Are you using a vernatherm valve?

    Gary
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    It might help the PA-18-95 heater discussion if...

    It might help the PA-18-95 heater discussion if we had some pictures of the parts and air ducting to view. I no longer have my PA-11 to look at.

    Gary
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    How warm in winter - depends on engine...

    How warm in winter - depends on engine power/exhaust temperature, outside air temp, aircraft speed, heater integrity meeting mfg specs, cockpit leaks especially around the doors and windows and from...
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    It's been some time since I saw a C-90 muffler...

    It's been some time since I saw a C-90 muffler and heat muff.....but isn't there a metal partition along the muffler that separates the cockpit heat from the carb heat? If that separation leaks hot...
  10. Move out to a rental or RV. Retail residency in...

    Move out to a rental or RV. Retail residency in AK. Realize there's not much left in the Lower 49 worth it. Return.

    Gary
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    I have a C-85 Stroker w/Cessna exhaust and would...

    I have a C-85 Stroker w/Cessna exhaust and would not trade for a higher rpm O-200. Finding the right prop for an O-200 helps, but...

    Gary
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    I have a note here that it's a 337 prior to...

    I have a note here that it's a 337 prior to 10/1/55. I found several Taylorcrafts that had engine and gross weight changes post WWII that were later covered by STC's.

    Edit: See page 8 item 6:...
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    Brisk variable winds reported from the east...

    Brisk variable winds reported from the east (~1700Z +39F Wind 11015G22)and a NW departure. Big hill nearby to mix things. I'm amazed and thankful they got into a raft and were rescued quickly. The...
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    Husky put some rubber baby buggy bumpers on their...

    Husky put some rubber baby buggy bumpers on their flap hinge linkage = MTV might have some scar based feedback. I can see a couple of soft rubber oversize discs clamped by the hinge hardware...
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    Depends on what's downstream on the fuselage for...

    Depends on what's downstream on the fuselage for door openings or leaks. I dumped a squeeze water bottle full of P out the boot cowl vent on a Scout and the rear passenger shared the golden shower. ...
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    The cabane light is a quick job as there's...

    The cabane light is a quick job as there's hardware already there to attach something to. LED's can be seen for many miles especially if cycling power even in daylight. The wide angle fog versions...
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    Venturis can't be trusted in the cold if there's...

    Venturis can't be trusted in the cold if there's enough moisture in the cockpit. Wet boots or clothing and whatever will cause moisture to get sucked into the venturi and can freeze...blocks the...
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    Yes that could be a challenge to fix. Maybe a...

    Yes that could be a challenge to fix. Maybe a brace like Continental uses on their small airboxes?

    Gary
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    Here's a screen grab of the Cessna flap and cove...

    Here's a screen grab of the Cessna flap and cove cross section. Note the upper overlap lip extending aft over the flap and the design to the forward curved intake to the cove.

    Gary
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    Here's some examples of a flap on the Arctic Tern...

    Here's some examples of a flap on the Arctic Tern or earlier Interstate. Note the cove and hinge forming an extension and gap. This is very close to the flap 2-h design on a 23012 airfoil in A&V-D I...
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    Yes Gordon there's probably not much to play with...

    Yes Gordon there's probably not much to play with and I suspect the final shape is often dictated by ease of fabrication. But look at a Cessna flap (similar to the classic 2-h in A&V-D; p. 212) and...
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    I wonder if there's any advantage or downside to...

    I wonder if there's any advantage or downside to forming a flap like a small wing with an upper (and/or maybe lower) upward camber? There are constraints at the rear wing cove that determine the...
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    Researchers can estimate the diet of bears via...

    Researchers can estimate the diet of bears via hairs: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/grizzly-diet-has-several-surprises-bear-hair-chemistry-shows/

    Gary
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    My Cub's cabane V light got skunged up from the...

    My Cub's cabane V light got skunged up from the breather. Wiped it off with filter fuel. Eventually the fabric on the belly downstream started to ringworm I guess from air flowing off the top of the...
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    I'v wondered over the years why someone hasn't...

    I'v wondered over the years why someone hasn't adapted a light to the air cleaner dome or winter oil cooler opening? May be too much prop blockage but Cessna and Bellanca/Citabria got away with it...
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