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    Is this detonation damage?

    This is a small bore continental that has 87 hours since major overhaul. Plugs were wet with oil, consumption was 1 quart every 2-3 hours and compression was 20. Borescope showed a few lines in the...
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    I go 1/8" toe in 18" forward of the axle on the...

    I go 1/8" toe in 18" forward of the axle on the Taylorcrafts that I work on, they taxi perfect without squatting. I wound up using a piece of 5' well pipe to bend the gear into submission to get it...
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    I do not know him, I usually just call Brett from...

    I do not know him, I usually just call Brett from LEAF. If you have a good number, please PM it to me.
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    Piper sport cruiser. We have 35 or so in the...

    Piper sport cruiser. We have 35 or so in the fleet. Tim
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    Our coolant is orange dex cool. That is 100LL...

    Our coolant is orange dex cool. That is 100LL blue leaking passed the valve.
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    Yeah we have 13 diamonds with io360m1a’s too. The...

    Yeah we have 13 diamonds with io360m1a’s too. The airplanes with 100ll only has that available at the airport they are based at. It’s about 50 miles away. Our home station has mogas and not as many...
  7. There is no manual for my airplane, so that is no...

    There is no manual for my airplane, so that is no absolutely absolute. Circa 1941...
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    912 uls 1400 total time. We have 9 engines out...

    912 uls 1400 total time. We have 9 engines out for tbo. So they are looking to keep what we have left flying.
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    100ll is what this airplane primarily runs. Hal...

    100ll is what this airplane primarily runs. Hal is a great guy, but we have 35 airplanes with rotax's in them for hire so I get the major engine work and Hal sticks to the individual owners world.
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    Maybe we can talk later, I am wanting spares for...

    Maybe we can talk later, I am wanting spares for my homebuilt.
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    I am glad you got it fixed! Now I just need to...

    I am glad you got it fixed! Now I just need to convince you that I need an O-290 that is leftovers...
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    Slick or bendix mags? Have you ohm’d the spark...

    Slick or bendix mags? Have you ohm’d the spark plugs? I have fixed issues by a plug change due to too high ohms.

    Have you tried to accelerate with carb heat applied? That will help determine if...
  13. Just think, 1940’s specs, 1940’s oil, my engine...

    Just think, 1940’s specs, 1940’s oil, my engine ran 220 oil temps consistently and it ran good with 20 psi oil pressure.
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    Rotax running rough

    Had a rotax at work that had a weird vibration, reset the adjustable prop pitch, multiple carb syncing, still issues. I pulled the top and found this:

    this is the second rotax I have had to top in...
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    What about using a receiver tank to trap the...

    What about using a receiver tank to trap the water? I also seem to have an oil issue...I have a nice big Ingersol 15T compressor that I rebuilt and I have a spare compressor that I can rebuild, it...
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    Well my hope was to use a 10 gallon paint pot...

    Well my hope was to use a 10 gallon paint pot that has a stir function to keep the silver mixed then have the airless so I can just keep doing coats. Maybe I will have to experiment... and I cannot...
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    Airless for polyfiber?

    Has anyone successfully used an airless sprayer for polyfiber? I want to do some recovering where I donít have air and I am not going to buy a turbine sprayer. It will be with a polytone top coat. Tim
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    As said earlier. Hoppes #9, works in ultrasonic...

    As said earlier. Hoppes #9, works in ultrasonic cleaners too.
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    Found this, ...

    Found this,

    https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5345
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    FS: Maybe a spacer that was not used for this...

    Maybe a spacer that was not used for this application...
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    this is going on a -8 so Steve's wont work...has...

    this is going on a -8 so Steve's wont work...has to be on the front of the case55249
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    O-200/C-90 oil cooler

    I have seen an option where there was a fitting put into the ports at the front of the case with an oil cooler mounted below the front of the engine just below the crank. It taps into the crossover...
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    Now the big question for me is will you be able...

    Now the big question for me is will you be able to bore a 290 case to accept 320 jugs? Maybe that would be a good STC to persue?
  24. I may have a pair sitting in the shelf

    I may have a pair sitting in the shelf
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    So after getting 3 other mags together, I had one...

    So after getting 3 other mags together, I had one mag with a bad coil. so I put in the kelly aerospace PMA'd coil and it tested good so on final assembly I went to put on the distributor assembly and...
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