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    Double check the limit switches on your door,...

    Double check the limit switches on your door, too- a lot of them are set conservative at initial install, and you can often gain a few inches.
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    This question is impossible to answer- you’ll...

    This question is impossible to answer- you’ll have to man up and go through each one to see if it applies by model, serial number, etc. This is why you, as an FAA certified mechanic, make the big...
  4. Yes, bare metal on the body or any screw head...

    Yes, bare metal on the body or any screw head that’s unpainted.
  5. Put timing box ground wire clip on whichever mag...

    Put timing box ground wire clip on whichever mag you’re trying to time- mags aren’t grounded well to engine/airframe when mounting nuts are loose and harnesses disconnected...
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    :roll:So if you put the drain plug in a vise on...

    :roll:So if you put the drain plug in a vise on the bench and carry the engine over and thread it onto the plug, make sure you put the split side toward the plug because it’s not...
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    Well with the latest news from the governor, it...

    Well with the latest news from the governor, it looks like this can proceed- still on track Joe?
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    Why so many stuck valves? Don’t usually see that...

    Why so many stuck valves? Don’t usually see that much on -360’s- even running straight avgas for 2000 hrs... I’d also have to suspect the reshaping/recoating/hardening process- not that these...
  10. And the airplane is alive and well and still in...

    And the airplane is alive and well and still in great shape, two owners later. I just did an annual on it a couple weeks ago...
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    Interesting- I’ve never known anyone that did...

    Interesting- I’ve never known anyone that did whole airplanes in 101, but then I don’t get out much... I’ve never had any ripping problems with the medium...
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    Just to clarify- there are 3 weights of Ceconite...

    Just to clarify- there are 3 weights of Ceconite as I understand it: 101 heavy, 102 medium/standard, and uncertified light. I’ve never used the heavy 101 for anything, and cover the entire plane in...
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    Never seen the gasket or tube assy leak but have...

    Never seen the gasket or tube assy leak but have seen Gordon’s scenario multiple times.
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    If you just give it a few more whacks with the...

    If you just give it a few more whacks with the punch (like you are installing but keep going), it will dish the opposite way and come right out- no hole required...
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    Just found another one today:

    Just found another one today:
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    We’ve all heard of bootleg 8.5 pistons in a ND...

    We’ve all heard of bootleg 8.5 pistons in a ND 320 with no banana plates, and I’ve always wondered, say a guy is running a 82x42 or 41 borer, are his cylinder pressures any higher with the 8.5’s than...
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    Look those ears over very closely- have found...

    Look those ears over very closely- have found lots of them cracked- from guys not putting the proper washers in between the rod end and the ears and pinching it down. Pa-12/J-5/Pa-14 aileron and...
  18. Sounds like Stewart’s paint, unfortunately... ...

    Sounds like Stewart’s paint, unfortunately... Have seen this more often than not on planes covered in Stewart’s after a few years tied down outside up here... it’s a bummer because it sure was...
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    “crashed” is used very loosely here- in my...

    “crashed” is used very loosely here- in my opinion, several of the listed incidents don’t meet the severity of “crash”... someone who doesn’t know better is going to read that and think every one of...
  20. Thread: A&P training

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    I would think you’d need one big time- do you get...

    I would think you’d need one big time- do you get someone else to sign off all your 337’s?
  21. Bigger question is why is a fms needed for just a...

    Bigger question is why is a fms needed for just a skin thickness change? I’d be curious to know the content...
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    A quick easy way to adjust tension- interesting...

    A quick easy way to adjust tension- interesting...
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    Just pulled cotton off of a factory cover job on...

    Just pulled cotton off of a factory cover job on a ‘64 -18, and it didn’t have tapes around windows. I put them on though...
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    The drawing I have for factory -12 fuel system...

    The drawing I have for factory -12 fuel system has rear outlets only and no header- a recipe for unporting in a descent, as I found out...
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    Buy whatever best suits your mission and learn to...

    Buy whatever best suits your mission and learn to fly it well- don’t let rumors and hearsay influence your decision. I’d buy a Gee Bee racer if it was the best for my mission...
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