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    When was that, Bob? It was 1948 or 49 when my...

    When was that, Bob? It was 1948 or 49 when my folks brought me to La Mesa from Chicago. Sure was different then! La Presa Airport was active - - - -
    Check out the Facebook group, Growing...
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    From experiences told to me, not that simple. My...

    From experiences told to me, not that simple. My neighbor buddy flew the Chain for Reeve Aleutian and PenAir for many years. He described Dutch this way in a txt last nite: "The forecast (and...
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    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/10/18/one-pas...

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/10/18/one-passenger-died-in-unalaska-crash-of-penair-plane-flying-from-anchorage-that-injured-10-others/
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    Dunno about California, but here in Wa purchases...

    Dunno about California, but here in Wa purchases at auction are taxed and paid at settle-up. Pretty sure Ebay does it here also.
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    I agree with Windy. Except my -12 is 160 HP...

    I agree with Windy. Except my -12 is 160 HP O-320. It had the straight O-235 (100 HP) when I bought it. Just fine for local flightseeing at sea level and cool temps. But if you want...
  6. Thank you for posting that info. I have...

    Thank you for posting that info. I have commented. Not sure whether I should post the text of my comment, but here it is. If anybody has writers-block, maybe it will help in identifying your...
  7. SJ, I was just giving you a rash, because I know...

    SJ, I was just giving you a rash, because I know I read somewhere that Tinnerman nuts require type B screws, due to difference in thread pitch and very slight difference in root diameter between type...
  8. And type "A" screw in tinnerman nut.8)

    And type "A" screw in tinnerman nut.8)
  9. Maybe compare part numbers from parts manuals?...

    Maybe compare part numbers from parts manuals?
    https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-290-D%20Parts%20Catalog%20PC-102-1_0.pdf...
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    Google "custom spring" Tons of hits. Or...

    Google "custom spring" Tons of hits. Or McMaster-Carr - search on springs, then die springs for a large selection

    I've dealt satisfactorly with these folks https://www.centuryspring.com/...
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    I've been doing all my own work for 40-some...

    I've been doing all my own work for 40-some years. I'm not an A&P, but have been overseen by skilled, experienced licensed mechs. It has been a good learning experience, and I've reached a point...
  12. Dry ice in alcohol is much cheaper and gets down...

    Dry ice in alcohol is much cheaper and gets down to around -80 deg C. Works well.
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    Yah but some restorers were looking for a pair of...

    Yah but some restorers were looking for a pair of -12 wheelpants not so long ago - - -

    Perry, what did your -12 do to you to deserve that aero-racial slur?

    And Bob, I just use the step to...
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    My -12 had wheel pants when I bought it. ...

    My -12 had wheel pants when I bought it. Pretty sure they were factory because the rest of the plane was stock. I threw them away. Pretty dumb of me.
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    This is a small part of a spreadsheet I put...

    This is a small part of a spreadsheet I put together with all of the sizes to check. It's from the Lycoming O-320 Table of Limits. The columns from left to right are: Table of limits Reference...
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    It's late and I probably shouldn't be shooting my...

    It's late and I probably shouldn't be shooting my mouth off, but - - - sounds like you've already had a couple of issues with the very reputable engine shop, that also sound like they could...
  17. Thread: 737 Max

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    You airline and military old farts lend valuable...

    You airline and military old farts lend valuable perspective to those of us old farts who have never flown anything much heavier than a Cub. Thanks.
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    Yes, I knew that - thanks. That's why I was...

    Yes, I knew that - thanks. That's why I was pondering a separate Wheelen unit on the tail.
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    If I were starting with an uncovered rudder, I...

    If I were starting with an uncovered rudder, I think I'd consider doing what it takes to put the tail beacon in, including fairing the fabric somehow. But also use a conventional strobe / tail...
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    Seems I had to enlarge that hole for my Wheelen...

    Seems I had to enlarge that hole for my Wheelen strobe also. Been thinkin- - Since the tail beacon doesn't have an integral strobe, how about two mounting fittings on the rudder - one for the...
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    Ok, since nobody answered yet and I'm sitting in...

    Ok, since nobody answered yet and I'm sitting in a hotel room in Idaho enroute New Mexico (yep, traveling in my -12), its cuz if it splashes it's the stuff being poured into that will splash up. ...
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    I think, pretty sure, that the shank size has...

    I think, pretty sure, that the shank size has more to do with being bent by ignoring the "no step" criterion for the struts than with the original tensile strength of the fork shank. If they get...
  23. Thread: 737 Max

    by Gordon Misch
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    A little info re the author: ...

    A little info re the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche
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    Get the templates. They're worth the money. ...

    Get the templates. They're worth the money. Search here, and you'll find good data on distance from leading edge.
  25. Might be able to make it.:smile: I'll be...

    Might be able to make it.:smile: I'll be enroute to Los Alamos, NM from western Washington.
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