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    I know other guys with 180K and the O-470-U have...

    I know other guys with 180K and the O-470-U have changed the pitch stop to allow that engine to spin up to 2600 with the 90". I'm just curious how much the low stop has to be changed.
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    In an old thread Dave Calkins mentioned running a...

    In an old thread Dave Calkins mentioned running a 90" McCauley C2A34C204 on his 180, I'm interested in the pull gained over an 88" McCauley 203. How much did the low pitch stop have to be changed to...
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    These are perfect for removing stuck on gasket...

    These are perfect for removing stuck on gasket material and many other paints/rust/etc...

    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b40064937/
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    Some experimental guys are painting urethane bed...

    Some experimental guys are painting urethane bed liner on their tires. I imagine if you mixed in some grit (sandblasting media) you could get some grip in icy conditions. I did this for traction on a...
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    Save the shipping and buy in state. I've heard...

    Save the shipping and buy in state. I've heard good things about these guys.
    https://hangardoorsalaska.com/
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    Does this exhaust use clamps like the Cessna...

    Does this exhaust use clamps like the Cessna systems to lock the slip joints?
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    I've worked on a guys cub and 185 both on...

    I've worked on a guys cub and 185 both on Bushwheels in a 40x48 miracle truss hangar. Completely empty other than the planes, tight squeeze, good for parking but not for working.
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    Our stripped down 180J with the big tail has no...

    Our stripped down 180J with the big tail has no interior, no vac system, O-470S, Atlee Dodge rear jump seats, and 29" Bushwheels.
    Weighs 1787.5
    Gross 3190 (Kenmore upgross)
    Our stripped down 180B...
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    Atlee Dodge rigging instructions given to your...

    Atlee Dodge rigging instructions given to your mechanic will give a good result. Every cub I've rigged by the book has flown very well, very few tweaks needed, even on bent then straightened, repeat...
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    Build a set of temporary adjustable rear struts...

    Build a set of temporary adjustable rear struts out of square steel tubing with turnbuckle style ends then find the length that works best for your setup, then cut your final struts.
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    Apparently the air-cooled AX40 and AX50 cylinders...

    Apparently the air-cooled AX40 and AX50 cylinders were previously made by the same outfit, but are discontinued. And there are a couple Service Bulletins for them. Might pass the link on to your...
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    AC-Aero monolithic, liquidcooled cylinders....

    AC-Aero monolithic, liquidcooled cylinders.
    https://www.ac-aero.com/gladiator/
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    Probably not your problem since you are fuel...

    Probably not your problem since you are fuel injected, but a common issue on carbureted planes is the primer plunger not being locked after use and causing a very rich condition. Small thing that...
  15. Try putting it on some of the Facebook Big Tire...

    Try putting it on some of the Facebook Big Tire Pilot/ STOL group pages. There are a lot of people who think they want to be "bush" pilots and many of them have more money than airplane knowledge.
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    I've had very good results greasing tailwheels...

    I've had very good results greasing tailwheels with Aeroshell 33MS (now Aeroshell 64) grease with moly. Seems to help when operating in dusty/sandy environments. Just my experience.
  17. The bolts have to bend in order for the axle and...

    The bolts have to bend in order for the axle and shims to sit flat in the leg, no way around it. Tighten in an order that closes the gap as tightly as possible, and use the upper end of the torque...
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    One of the guys here whose opinion was based on...

    One of the guys here whose opinion was based on more than opinion. Can we pay him to come back?
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    Did you ever finish these skis? Cool project.

    Did you ever finish these skis? Cool project.
  20. Hot water, as hot as you can stand, has worked...

    Hot water, as hot as you can stand, has worked for me on old paper backing.
  21. https://www.propilotsinc.com/pa-18-12-propeller-co...

    https://www.propilotsinc.com/pa-18-12-propeller-conversion/
    This STC has an included box that attaches to the firewall for the needed rear governor clearance, but it's really tight if you have to...
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    If silicone is used to hold the exhaust gasket in...

    If silicone is used to hold the exhaust gasket in place while installing the exhaust, it will cook and leave a white powdery substance. Even the high temp silicone.
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    Sounds like a Loc-o-seal issue in the master...

    Sounds like a Loc-o-seal issue in the master cylinder to me. Here's some reading of a similar issue.
    https://www.cessnaflyer.org/forum-210/485-brake-failure-on-gear-retraction.html
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    Frank Shea STC55522

    Frank Shea STC55522
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    I'm curious how much lifting force is exerted on...

    I'm curious how much lifting force is exerted on the slats themselves? They seem to have proven themselves with PK screws, though it seems under kill. The designer of the Helio Courier states that...
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