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    Quote Originally Posted by texmex View Post
    Hi guys. I'm about to pull the engine out of my C180J. Along with the windows / windscreen. And dash. Where does it stop?.......
    Perhaps you'd like to give us your thoughts on this, 15 months or so later.
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    I'm mostly enjoying the project which is partly because I have good guys in their field to call upon. The Electrical guy is about a mile down the road and a great sheetmetal man twenty minutes away. I'm glad I don't have the stress of paying hangarage. If nothing happens for a month, there are no direct costs to me.

    Things are moving a little at the moment. The electrical work is 90 percent done. Hopefully painting of the dash and hat rack this weekend.

    A few things have slipped through the net such as a few little items not plated or ceramic coated. And I can't find the JPI fuel flow transducer despite the biggest hangar clean up and reorganisation. I'm taking this Virus lockdown to have a thorough stocktake of what needs doing.

    As always, the USD kills me and shipping from the States is ridiculous. But it will all come together eventually.

    What are those clamps called?
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    I think the balance tube is clamped to a clamp that comes off the sump bolts. I see if I can get a pic tomorrow.

    I would like a pic of the alternative if you have one please Rob or Hotrod180.

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    I don't have a pic of mine, but here's a pic of the appropriate page in the Continental 470 IPC.
    Figure 52, on page 2-82.
    It clearly shows the bracket being integral to the induction balance tube.
    Part number 41 induction tube is applicable to 470-J, K, L, R, & S.

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    Hi Guys.

    Favour to ask. Would someone in the 'lower 48' be able to receive a number of small parcels, and then combine and forward to me in Australia? I need some small items from McFarlane, JPI and eBay Aviation.

    My two normal pathways have ceased with the current world dramas.

    I would make shipping payment via a PayPal arrangement.

    Many thanks,
    Texmex.

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    I love the ceramic coated exhaust. I had a bigger diameter pipe welded onto the exhaust for number 2. So as the Carby heat shroud wouldn't rattle. Before it was a rattling good fit that almost wore a hole into a relatively new exhaust.

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    Well who else has had a hard six months? I've been stood down from work, home schooling a 15 year old who apparently knows everything, and literally keeping the home fires burning for a cold winter. So I've left the aircraft tinkering for a while, but now the sun is shinning, and it's time. (still no work and the crazy State I live in, Victoria, has one of the harshest lockdowns in the world)

    So back to some inane questions. My arm rest is rupturing from the inside. Too much flying the aircraft out of trim, resulting in too much elbow pressure.

    Now the foam used for the armrest would need to be the right density. And as for shaping it?

    Has anyone else rebuilt their armrest?

    Looking forward to 2021.
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    I've asked Randy at Carbon Concepts to make Cessna arm wrests. No joy. Carbon fiber would be a great material for them.

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