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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I wouldn't recomend EXPParts for a static display. for reason stated in the link in my previous post. When I called the owner aout alignment issues his responce was they were experimental like that was an excuse for misaligned parts.
    That subject of 'but it's experimental', alone, would make a great thread, but it might get me in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    That subject of 'but it's experimental', alone, would make a great thread, but it might get me in trouble.

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    Ha, I could tell you a pretty long drawn out story about the return of parts and him not crediting my customer etc. He didn't realize I took a picture of the open box on the scales when he tried to say I didn't return everything. Needless to say I think he is a POS.
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    I have a strut for the early and the later J3, both 28 1/4" center to center on the bolt holes. The early one is considerably lighter. One pictured came of my wall of shame and has a bend to it that was straightened to get another Cub off the runway.
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    Thanks for the measurement, I will grab a tape tomorrow and measure mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Ha, I could tell you a pretty long drawn out story about the return of parts and him not crediting my customer etc. He didn't realize I took a picture of the open box on the scales when he tried to say I didn't return everything. Needless to say I think he is a POS.
    I don’t know if great minds think alike or not but I’ve got the same opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PA-22/20-160 View Post
    I don’t know if great minds think alike or not but I’ve got the same opinion.
    Good to know it isn't just me.

    What is funny is through some investigating I found out he was one class behind me in the same high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    Went to the airport, took these shots, did four landings, came home. As soon as my stomach recovers, I am going back for six slow rolls.

    Anyway, look for two different strut lengths, two different bungee lengths, and understand - I just became aware of all this in the last six months, when a bunch of spares arrived and two buddies noticed a problem on their J3s
    I took some actual measurements of my strut length versus what they should be to get the tires plumb up and down. I believe my struts are 1 5/8 inches too short. Based on the struts you have there is that the approximate difference in length between short and long struts about 1 5/8? Is the length difference all in the lower piece or will I have to replace all four parts of the struts?
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    One inch difference. Not a precision measurement. Replace everything - I re-use new bungees, but getting them off safely requires a special tool and great care. Not counting bolts and leather bumpers, two parts per side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    One inch difference. Not a precision measurement. Replace everything - I re-use new bungees, but getting them off safely requires a special tool and great care. Not counting bolts and leather bumpers, two parts per side.
    does anyone know if the serial numbers prior to 7xxx had the long struts or the short struts?

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    Call Univair they sell both I believe. Catalog for J-3

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    They come off and go on easy with a couple ratchet straps

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    To change the subject slightly Steve, when you inspect the shock cords what do you see that might cause you to change them? Ours are 5 years/900 hours old but still look like new. The wheels sit vertical on the ground.

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    Swelled up knots in the outside fabric cords. The individual bungee strands break and knot up. Met a Husky guy at the gas pump recently who's mechanic want to change his bungees because the cotton covering had some tears. I told him that his bungees looked plenty tight and that cotton covering gets torn when installing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Swelled up knots in the outside fabric cords. The individual bungee strands break and knot up. Met a Husky guy at the gas pump recently who's mechanic want to change his bungees because the cotton covering had some tears. I told him that his bungees looked plenty tight and that cotton covering gets torn when installing.

    Thanks very much Steve, I’ll leave them and monitor.
    I have new ones on hand but my friend who owns the tool I use is not that keen to do it more than we need to 😀

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    When one "necks down" I change them all. Happens about once every 15 years, with 75 tach hours per year/pavement.

    I cannot answer for operating in rough stuff - I operate 99%+ on paved surfaces. I did break all four on a memorable takeoff in the Arizona desert half a lifetime ago - did not realize it until I touched doown at Cochise, and felt a lot lower than usual on taxi-in. The cure was some clothesline from the local market.

    Those big safety cables are for when you break something made of steel. The shock struts will save you if you are careful.
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