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Old 01-02-2017, 01:04 AM   #11
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Ron,

Looks like your on the right track, I raised the tail by putting a floor jack under the tailwheel. It's not to bad of a job, helps to have an extra set of hands for the bottom ones. With a little blood and sweat I was able to replace all of them with out removing anything from the engine. I don't have any good tips you just have to do what it takes to replace them. I did replace the bottom ones first, by backing the nuts off on the top ones as much as possible to allow engine movement.

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Never heard of Curtiss safety issues. I've got em' on the Cub, Stearman, and super Decathlon. I've had the wing drains leak on the Stearman periodically. Anyone got a picture of what the Safe-Air alternative looks like?

I'd probably be most concerned with the gascolator/low point drains leaking and not knowing about it. The Cub has a Steve's Gascolator with a Curtiss on it.

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Look on the Aircraft Spruce web site for part number 05-01865 (Saf-Air CAV-110). I replaced my gascolator's Curtis CCA-1550 with a CAV-110. The T-head on the Curtis was difficult to sump because of the odd angle on the gascolator and the opening in the enginecowling.

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