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    It appear the magneto case cracked all around...

    It appear the magneto case cracked all around next to the mounting flange. I wonder what precipitated that failure? Perhaps the magneto wasn't seated in the engine properly when the nuts were...
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    The author Gretta Thorwarth appears to be mixing...

    The author Gretta Thorwarth appears to be mixing apples and oranges. In order for a pilot to fly as pilot in command of a large warbird, in this case a P-40 he must be authorized with a Letter of...
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    Bill, It is easy to confuse this step. I place...

    Bill,
    It is easy to confuse this step. I place the right hand threads on the right side of the plane/floats and the left hand threads on the left. This keeps me from being confused with no need to...
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    Is that a pipe line right of way crossing the...

    Is that a pipe line right of way crossing the upper third of the property? Perhaps an old railroad bed?
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    Not likely to be of much help since they are...

    Not likely to be of much help since they are small displacement high pressure and the originals are high displacement low pressure (350 psi max). You need more displacement to fill the bladder.
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    That full throttle speed at 2700 rpm of 105 mph...

    That full throttle speed at 2700 rpm of 105 mph seems slow to me. Are you on 35" tires? Do you have slats?
    My 180 hp does 120 mph at 2700 rpm..... on floats. The prop is the Whirlwind 200G.
  7. Measure the distance from the knob to the pivot...

    Measure the distance from the knob to the pivot and to the hole for the connecting rod on your front throttle. Look through that box for one that matches. Then the throw on your rear throttle will...
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    Check with Airframes....

    Check with Airframes.
    https://www.airframesalaska.com/Brake-Booster-Conversion-Kit-Double-p/8400.htm
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    What type of "off airport" terrain do you plan on...

    What type of "off airport" terrain do you plan on operating on in Australia? A low wing airplane could have difficulties with wing clearances. Irregular terrain can quickly allow a wing to have...
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    If the load is of great significance then I would...

    If the load is of great significance then I would agree there is a possibility. 10 lbs in a -12 or -18 in this location is not very much. My -18 has this much ballast at the tail with only positive...
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    Up Right, Down Left. Just kidding, that's the way...

    Up Right, Down Left. Just kidding, that's the way the N numbers go on the wings.

    Look in the tail after the two cables come out of the last set of double pulleys. When the cables go to their...
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    Before you go spend a bunch of money for STCs and...

    Before you go spend a bunch of money for STCs and alterations, why don't you just hang 10 pounds of ballast at the tail? 10 lbs at 200" will move the CG back 1.58". Fly that to see how you like it....
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    How about filling the channel with linseed oil,...

    How about filling the channel with linseed oil, paralketone or ??????????? Then draining the excess out the bottom through a drain hole.
  14. My nephew had his first ride in the 185 at 3...

    My nephew had his first ride in the 185 at 3 months in the arms of his mother.
    He had his first flying lesson at age 3-1/2 in the 172 on floats sitting on my lap with both his parents in the other...
  15. It sounds as though the large pins which hold the...

    It sounds as though the large pins which hold the brake housing to the adapter may be sticking. When this happens the housing doesn't move preventing both brake pads from clamping the disc. No amount...
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    Something like this works great on amphibs. A...

    Something like this works great on amphibs. A single bar on just one nose wheel creates steering issues. ...
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    You need to fly with an instructor learning to...

    You need to fly with an instructor learning to fly by visually referencing the wings and nose in relation to the horizon. It sounds as though you were taught to fly by reading numbers on an...
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    I see two locations where a skin attaches to the...

    I see two locations where a skin attaches to the "D" extrusion. The upper skin attaches to a strip aft of the "D" section which is part of the extrusion.
    The lower skin is blind riveted to the "D"...
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    How about fuel bills from half way across the...

    How about fuel bills from half way across the country (Jet A no less) for an 80 oct airplane, or a sales tax from a distant state or an airways tax from a foreign country. This all on the airplane in...
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    It does, however many seem to believe when they...

    It does, however many seem to believe when they talk about timing that it means timing the magneto to the engine crankshaft position alone. When in fact in order to do it correctly it is more than...
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    More than just timing sj. First the mag must be...

    More than just timing sj. First the mag must be internally timed correctly, then the mag must be timed properly to the engine. Also it is not unusual to find the mag internal timing should be just a...
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    Instead of having a wood tip bow subject to...

    Instead of having a wood tip bow subject to hangar door rash, he now has a carbon fiber reinforced tip bow. Much stronger.
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    Since they had to pay for the extrusion tooling...

    Since they had to pay for the extrusion tooling anyway, I wonder why they did not extend the splice joint on the lower surface as they did on the upper. It sure would be easier to drive the rivets....
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    Tell him to reset the mag points to maximum...

    Tell him to reset the mag points to maximum magnet strength of "E"-gap. That will take care of the "mag drop right at the edge of acceptable."
    Time wears the point and cam follower which changes the...
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    WTB: It may be a long shot, but perhaps these folks...

    It may be a long shot, but perhaps these folks can help? https://airflowperformance.com Or point you in the right direction.
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