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  1. Maybe compare part numbers from parts manuals?...

    Maybe compare part numbers from parts manuals?
    https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-290-D%20Parts%20Catalog%20PC-102-1_0.pdf...
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    Google "custom spring" Tons of hits. Or...

    Google "custom spring" Tons of hits. Or McMaster-Carr - search on springs, then die springs for a large selection

    I've dealt satisfactorly with these folks https://www.centuryspring.com/...
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    I've been doing all my own work for 40-some...

    I've been doing all my own work for 40-some years. I'm not an A&P, but have been overseen by skilled, experienced licensed mechs. It has been a good learning experience, and I've reached a point...
  4. Dry ice in alcohol is much cheaper and gets down...

    Dry ice in alcohol is much cheaper and gets down to around -80 deg C. Works well.
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    Yah but some restorers were looking for a pair of...

    Yah but some restorers were looking for a pair of -12 wheelpants not so long ago - - -

    Perry, what did your -12 do to you to deserve that aero-racial slur?

    And Bob, I just use the step to...
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    My -12 had wheel pants when I bought it. ...

    My -12 had wheel pants when I bought it. Pretty sure they were factory because the rest of the plane was stock. I threw them away. Pretty dumb of me.
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    This is a small part of a spreadsheet I put...

    This is a small part of a spreadsheet I put together with all of the sizes to check. It's from the Lycoming O-320 Table of Limits. The columns from left to right are: Table of limits Reference...
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    It's late and I probably shouldn't be shooting my...

    It's late and I probably shouldn't be shooting my mouth off, but - - - sounds like you've already had a couple of issues with the very reputable engine shop, that also sound like they could...
  9. Thread: 737 Max

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    You airline and military old farts lend valuable...

    You airline and military old farts lend valuable perspective to those of us old farts who have never flown anything much heavier than a Cub. Thanks.
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    Yes, I knew that - thanks. That's why I was...

    Yes, I knew that - thanks. That's why I was pondering a separate Wheelen unit on the tail.
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    If I were starting with an uncovered rudder, I...

    If I were starting with an uncovered rudder, I think I'd consider doing what it takes to put the tail beacon in, including fairing the fabric somehow. But also use a conventional strobe / tail...
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    Seems I had to enlarge that hole for my Wheelen...

    Seems I had to enlarge that hole for my Wheelen strobe also. Been thinkin- - Since the tail beacon doesn't have an integral strobe, how about two mounting fittings on the rudder - one for the...
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    Ok, since nobody answered yet and I'm sitting in...

    Ok, since nobody answered yet and I'm sitting in a hotel room in Idaho enroute New Mexico (yep, traveling in my -12), its cuz if it splashes it's the stuff being poured into that will splash up. ...
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    I think, pretty sure, that the shank size has...

    I think, pretty sure, that the shank size has more to do with being bent by ignoring the "no step" criterion for the struts than with the original tensile strength of the fork shank. If they get...
  15. Thread: 737 Max

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    A little info re the author: ...

    A little info re the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche
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    Get the templates. They're worth the money. ...

    Get the templates. They're worth the money. Search here, and you'll find good data on distance from leading edge.
  17. Might be able to make it.:smile: I'll be...

    Might be able to make it.:smile: I'll be enroute to Los Alamos, NM from western Washington.
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    Shoulda known - that dang guy has too much time...

    Shoulda known - that dang guy has too much time on his hands. Good thing too; took him over a day to think of that. :???:
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    Here is a spreadsheet I started some time ago,...

    Here is a spreadsheet I started some time ago, but never got around to collecting data. I'ts crude still, needs some fine tuning, but perhaps a start. ...
  20. Piper already did that, at least in the -12 :-P ...

    Piper already did that, at least in the -12 :-P However, I'll say that the 12 has plenty of adverse yaw, so no doubt can be improved upon.
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    Yikes! Been practicing some dead-sticks and...

    Yikes! Been practicing some dead-sticks and turn-backs lately. You've reinforced the decision to do so.

    Good job!
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    Looks beautiful! One suggestion - before...

    Looks beautiful!

    One suggestion - before you cover up your trusses see what it would take to beef one (or more) up for lifting. I requested the truss company to provide a 2000 lb lifting...
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    https://www.mcmaster.com/roll-pins

    https://www.mcmaster.com/roll-pins
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    I have some Grove wheels and brakes for an EAB...

    I have some Grove wheels and brakes for an EAB project I'm working on. They are a work of art, and the company is very good to work with.
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    Yah, like Tacoma Narrows Bridge - ha! Shanghai...

    Yah, like Tacoma Narrows Bridge - ha!

    Shanghai Tower (super-tall) has a twist to it, supposedly for that same reason (vortex mitigation). ...
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