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    Is this a one time event to get it to the water...

    Is this a one time event to get it to the water or will you be landing the floats on the grass ? Maybe just takeoff from the grass on a dewy damp morning?
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    So that's the "cement pond". Where is Ellie Mae...

    So that's the "cement pond". Where is Ellie Mae ???
  3. When Mike said "check grounds" he did not mean to...

    When Mike said "check grounds" he did not mean to look for a wire or a braid. He meant dismantle the connection and clean it so it is a good electrical connection. You know like the lead clamps on...
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    Many years ago my Aunt Della got me a wire haired...

    Many years ago my Aunt Della got me a wire haired fox terrier. He was a tough dog and perfect for a young boy. On fourth of July and first day of hunting season he was a wreck. The breeder said his...
  5. I'm assuming you mean the original pushrod...

    I'm assuming you mean the original pushrod rubbers on the small Continentals
    I bought these Craftsman pliers new years ago and they work. I think they are now obsolete. The weak part is my grip and...
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    When my mentor was assembling a Cuby for the...

    When my mentor was assembling a Cuby for the first time in his two car garage, it wasn't going to fit with the engine on it. So the engine was left on the engine hoist and pushed into a corner. Then...
  7. Thread: Oil Leak on C85

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    https://www.univair.com/manuals-videos/manuals/con...

    https://www.univair.com/manuals-videos/manuals/continental/ac4wm-continental-a-and-c-series-4-cylinder-owners-manual/
  8. Thread: Oil Leak on C85

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    Does your C85 have an O200 crank? And if so was...

    Does your C85 have an O200 crank? And if so was the case drilled for a through bolt to strengthen it? If so the drilling may have nicked the oil vein in the case and you now have a leak from that...
  9. Obstruction in the air intake hose going to the...

    Obstruction in the air intake hose going to the muffler? Once in a while I find a C150 with a bunch of wet leaves and crap stuck in that hose.
  10. Thread: Popping sound.

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    On an O200 when the intake elbow worked loose one...

    On an O200 when the intake elbow worked loose one edge of the gasket got sucked in. very hard to see. Wasn't found until stripping the cylinder to pull it off.
  11. Sometimes we create the problem. Case 1, C170...

    Sometimes we create the problem. Case 1, C170 cartwheeled on takeoff. Owner Flubb sold the wreck to 170 Expert who took 4 years repairing the airframe and engine but ignored the paperwork. After 3...
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    That tool looks like it came off a bicycle...

    That tool looks like it came off a bicycle handlebar. Cool. Was that the inspiration for it?
  13. Thread: Major or minor.

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    I was gonna point out 91.409 Inspections.(a)...

    I was gonna point out
    91.409 Inspections.(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, no person may operate an aircraft unless, within the preceding 12 calendar months, it has had—...
  14. Thread: Major or minor.

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    If you got a job flying out of Mena you're gonna...

    If you got a job flying out of Mena you're gonna need more and bigger airplanes.
  15. Thread: Major or minor.

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    I am sure nobody even reads the 337s when they...

    I am sure nobody even reads the 337s when they get to OKC nowadays. There is an Aeronca that was recovered in Polyfiber by the non A&P owner under an IA's supervision. Supervision is an extremely...
  16. Thread: Lucas Smoke

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    My first motorcycle with Lucas electrics was a...

    My first motorcycle with Lucas electrics was a "Brockhurst" Indian Brave made in England. On the flat roads it would do 42 mph in second gear. Shift to third and it slowed down to 35. I could ride...
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    I got royally chewed by my inspector a few years...

    I got royally chewed by my inspector a few years ago for not doing an AD on a Starduster with an obsolete Bendix fuel injection. I showed paperwork when the obsolete pump was sent in for overhaul by...
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    Over the years I have carried long transmission...

    Over the years I have carried long transmission funnels in many different vehicles. Always a pain because when I needed the funnel, it was filthy from being loose in a trunk, toolbox, or compartment....
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    My thoughts on a fix are obviously to demagnetize...

    My thoughts on a fix are obviously to demagnetize but how? - would passing a magnetic particle NDT yoke along the tube be a way forward?
    Any thoughts on this or any alternates would be very welcome...
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    [QUOTE=Philly5G;743550]Thanks for this. Is it...

    [QUOTE=Philly5G;743550]Thanks for this. Is it possible to “easily” inspect the area where the old seal has been? and if not easy, what’s the best way to do the inspection?

    A small mirror like a...
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    There have been seals replaced that continued...

    There have been seals replaced that continued leaking because there was a groove worn in the crankshaft by the previous seal lip. If you have such a groove you might stop the install of the new seal...
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    Nearby flight instructor has run two Cessna 150s...

    Nearby flight instructor has run two Cessna 150s for years and hundreds and hundreds of hours on auto gas. The O200-A engines use M-S carburetors. Has not been a problem for him.
  23. Is there a groove worn into the shaft by the seal...

    Is there a groove worn into the shaft by the seal lip? The Aeronca guys discussed this at length not too long ago. Advice to one who had 3 seals in a row leak was to stop about 1/8 before the seal...
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    Bob, look at your parts and your parts book...

    Bob, look at your parts and your parts book closer. That is a wire circlip in a groove. Push in on the pushrod socket a little bit and it comes out pretty easy with an o-ring pick. C series, E...
  25. Thread: Carb. problem

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    Geez, when a M-S gets to acting weird I thought...

    Geez, when a M-S gets to acting weird I thought the only thing to do was retighten the loose fuel bowl screws. I'll still give the airbox a wiggle first to see if the bowl is falling off just 'cause...
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