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    Used to run a small fleet of Piper Aztecs with...

    Used to run a small fleet of Piper Aztecs with the same configuration of calipers. We had to take them off, c-clamp the piston-side plate down snug to minimize the fluid volume, lay them out on a...
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    Found a Ferret in a PA-12 wing once, poked my...

    Found a Ferret in a PA-12 wing once, poked my mirror in a hole, shined in flashlight and a fuzzy face scared hell out of me. Little bugger grabbed my mirror and took it back in the wing. Apparently...
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    WOW, This is an extra shock for me, I was a...

    WOW,
    This is an extra shock for me, I was a partner in that 175 before we sold it to live in AK. I sure hope better news comes out for the folks in the other plane, sure looks bleak but thinking...
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    Try Bob Fields door seal products. I have gotten...

    Try Bob Fields door seal products. I have gotten them from his place (or his heirs?). Ultimate Door Seals is the name I think. You need to call since they have hoses for both electric and squeeze...
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    Hopefully your IA is just trying to keep you (and...

    Hopefully your IA is just trying to keep you (and himself) out of trouble. I agree it applies to all aircraft and have even retained W&B docs in a separate file to insert with a change like skis...
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    You can try a trick from the Sacramento Skyranch...

    You can try a trick from the Sacramento Skyranch magneto handbook, John says to remove the mag and turn it thru to the next appearance of the #1 gear mark. You will be 1/2 tooth off and just may be...
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    A thought came to me as a beat up old IA, how...

    A thought came to me as a beat up old IA, how could I do the 337 form for the cover to make it "almost ready to fly" without registration to fill the blanks? I think the form still states (As shown...
  8. You got me to thinking, so I called my prop guy....

    You got me to thinking, so I called my prop guy. He says if you can twist it one way you can twist it back. Exceptions are; it might wrinkle and be a wall ornament & some have limitations on the...
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    Check with Plane Power, I think they have...

    Check with Plane Power, I think they have approval for -12 & -12S. Ken
  10. Hi All, I'm not on here much but this is...

    Hi All, I'm not on here much but this is something I have done multiple times (unfortunately). After a repo, logs are often "lost". If you regain the logs later you might just win pretty good but...
  11. I installed Slicks on my buddies -11 and really...

    I installed Slicks on my buddies -11 and really regret it. Nothing against the way it runs but the impulses come in at a slightly higher RPM on the Slicks than the Bendix and I had to set the idle up...
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    I put my name down on line 1 this morning, our...

    I put my name down on line 1 this morning, our local version of old man Ames had to vote by mail this year. A sign announcing this is the last round for our polling place was the greeting at the...
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    We see a fair amount of this in our flight school...

    We see a fair amount of this in our flight school aircraft, not usually a pre-heat issue for us but more from screaming RPM starts. Effect the same from both, no oil in the barrell initially. We get...
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    Article on search fund,...

    Article on search fund, http://www.adn.com/2012/10/19/2665270/search-fund-set-up-for-mission.html
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    A lot of "ifs" in this but if you have the vacuum...

    A lot of "ifs" in this but if you have the vacuum sense switch connected through a crappy little tap into the vacuum supply line and if the tap is connected by way of a little hose, that might be the...
  16. I had the experience of having that talk with my...

    I had the experience of having that talk with my flight instructor, 25 years after I got my ticket. He made a marginal landing with me in the right seat during a maintenance flight and asked me "why...
  17. Check out Clearlake info via the seaplane fly-in...

    Check out Clearlake info via the seaplane fly-in group that holds an event in September. I think they have a lakefront motel that is Seaplane friendly. http://www.clearlakesplashin.com/ I don't have...
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    I just put an Atlee Dodge long step on a PA-11...

    I just put an Atlee Dodge long step on a PA-11 during recover. Installed the clamps. covered the gear and added 2 layers of 4" tape at the step install line to make the fabric tougher for the...
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    You might find something thru customer service @...

    You might find something thru customer service @ http://www.msacarbs.com/ , they have been good to me.
  20. Aaron, I'm just up the road in Novato @ Gnoss...

    Aaron,
    I'm just up the road in Novato @ Gnoss Field, come by sometime and take a look at the PA-12 project I have here in the shop. It will be going to my home shop soon to make room but you are...
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    Have not seen the saying but heard something...

    Have not seen the saying but heard something similar in a eulogy for a USMC pilot; (cleared for take-off, throttles full forward, unrestricted climb approved, for the sake of those left behind report...
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    That beast is georgeous. I will go home now, cut...

    That beast is georgeous.
    I will go home now, cut the fabric off my -12 project and satrt over.
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    [quote="aalexander"] I have been thinking long...

    I have been thinking long and hard about this question, I've got nothing here.
    My questions as a mechanic are not answered in any meaningful way, the IA meetings are filled with thinly covered...
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    I have spliced a bunch of them and it is just...

    I have spliced a bunch of them and it is just work. The old school method of getting enough ribs out of the way and clamping the new section to the existing, then cutting both with a NEW, quality...
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    I still have a canvas bucket GI shower with the...

    I still have a canvas bucket GI shower with the shower head screwed in the bottom. Holds a few gallons and flow is pretty good. You have to heat the water first.
    Heavier than the solar shower I have...
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