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  1. Steve, is that a ford style window crank?

    Steve, is that a ford style window crank?
  2. Thread: Plug cleaners

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    When I say 100 per month, I am talking a 100 hour...

    When I say 100 per month, I am talking a 100 hour inspection monthly for 13 airplanes with the Lycoming, which would be about $3k in spark plugs per year per airplane. We also have about 25...
  3. Thread: Plug cleaners

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    $28x8 is a lot of money, every month if we do 100...

    $28x8 is a lot of money, every month if we do 100 per month. I can de lead, clean, gap, ohm and pressure test 8 plugs in 20 minutes with the correct tools, itís 2 hours with a dental pick and a...
  4. Thread: Plug cleaners

    by astjp2
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    Plug cleaners

    So I work at a fairly large flight school, we have almost 50 airplanes in one location...so anyways the shop is setup fairly good for performing inspections. They have a fairly new ATS spark plug...
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    Piper sport cruiser and Czech Cruisers all came...

    Piper sport cruiser and Czech Cruisers all came with Dot3
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    The light sports at work came from the factory...

    The light sports at work came from the factory with auto brake fluid, we change it out to 5606, the brand new ones still come with auto brake fluid...I think we have 9 or so sitting on the ramp...
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    try an iron to soften them?

    try an iron to soften them?
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    I have seen the video too, this company claims to...

    I have seen the video too, this company claims to have been one of the war time suppliers, they have a lot of different forms that they did probably for many companies. Its not like we can contact...
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    I have seen that, but it does not act like 1100,...

    I have seen that, but it does not act like 1100, more like a different alloy like 3003 or 5052? unless 75+ years of age have changed the hardness...
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    All of the material to build original ribs were...

    All of the material to build original ribs were roll formed, the new material winds up being bent in a brake. It works but not as light as a factory rib. I have a 1940 blueprint that says the rib...
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    Old thread, but Eskimo77's inbox is full and I...

    Old thread, but Eskimo77's inbox is full and I have some questions. Tim
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    Well you may have doubled the 4.8 oz rib weight...

    Well you may have doubled the 4.8 oz rib weight with paint...HAAHA
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    they work good when building stainless 80% 1911...

    they work good when building stainless 80% 1911 frames too...
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    The early rib material is not just aluminum, it...

    The early rib material is not just aluminum, it is a wierd alloy called Nicral, which stands for Nickle, Chromium, Aluminum...the prewar Taylorcraft used the same material in their ribs.
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    Ship to me and I can forward

    Ship to me and I can forward
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    Have you talked to Caswell plating?

    Have you talked to Caswell plating?
  17. Yep, that oil galley is blocked. if you have a...

    Yep, that oil galley is blocked.
    if you have a machinist, look at the o-300 adapter and make the threaded part the same length as the -8.
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    I have watched owners mechanic shop just like...

    I have watched owners mechanic shop just like people doc shop. I have also watched people who are never satisfied and complain about everything including the price. The ones that I like and I have...
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    I had one owner put their head on my shoulder to...

    I had one owner put their head on my shoulder to watch everything I was doing...and would then want to argue about what I found. If you don't like my inspection, go get your own A&P, wait the 3...
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    Also realize that you can fire customers just...

    Also realize that you can fire customers just like they can fire you. Some customers are just not worth the money due to risk or their personality...I have watched owners bitch and moan when the...
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    FYI Gary, Plexiglass will expand and contract...

    FYI Gary, Plexiglass will expand and contract .090" for every 50 degrees of temperature change, #8 screw can go as large as a 3/8" in a long window and even bigger when the temps go from 100 to...
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    Stay out of the Snap-on truck unless you...

    Stay out of the Snap-on truck unless you absolutely have to...
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    Simple socket to install the cylinder drain back...

    Simple socket to install the cylinder drain back hoses on a lycoming a long extension and it pushes right on.
  24. When you register it, put the Username and...

    When you register it, put the Username and Password for the ELT in the log book, that way your I/A can verify that its still registered to the correct owner. We have 35 airplanes at work and I am...
  25. Thread: tach seal

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    I wish but the owner wants to keep his original...

    I wish but the owner wants to keep his original tach...
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