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  • Posted in thread: Cabin heat box on 04-11-2014 at 10:00 PM
    I think this is what I'm talking about. Is this what the cubs look like?Not to bring up a
    sore subject with some folks, but there's a nice article by Clyde Smith about the cabin heat
    air box with ph...

  • Posted in thread: Throttle friction on 04-09-2014 at 07:21 PM
    Joe, look at the exploded throttle diagram in the L-4 IPC, and make sure you have all the right
    washers in the right places, and it should be fine.

  • Posted in thread: L4 Istrument panel on 04-07-2014 at 01:58 AM
    Paul, it's a Franklin J3 NC 33522 with a 3 pc windshield, a still shot from a 1945 copyrighted
    U.S. Office of Education training film. So I figure it's in the ballpark with the L-4 ammeters.
    The L-4A ...

  • Posted in thread: Data plates on 04-06-2014 at 09:10 PM
    Paul, tend to agree but also see that original evidence doesn't always seem to match today's
    common wisdom. What L-4's are you referring to, original references or restorations? Agree that
    the bluepri...

  • Posted in thread: Data plates on 04-06-2014 at 02:32 PM
    There's a blue print that specifies data plate location. There's a couple photos in the various
    L-4 manuals that show the rear desk area. The L-4A & B seem to have the data plates and stick
    holder cli...

  • Posted in thread: Seat belts and harnesses on 04-06-2014 at 02:23 PM
    This is what the original belts looked like for reference, and had CUB on them.

  • Posted in thread: L4 Istrument panel on 04-06-2014 at 02:17 PM
    We don't even know what the face looked likeThis is the best image of the ammeter gauge that
    I've been able to find. Can't quite read the name, National xxxxxxx Co. Maybe someone familiar
    with them wi...

  • Posted in thread: Air Maze air filter alert on 04-05-2014 at 12:32 AM
    Here's a pic of this installation on my 1943 L-4A, which did not originally have the L-4H & J
    style air box:Howard, there was only one style of L-4 air box / filter, the "L-4H & J style".
    Your L-4 wou...

  • Posted in thread: Seat belts and harnesses on 04-03-2014 at 05:02 PM
    L-4 lap belts were the same as J-3 lap belts. Originals are not legal since they were
    metal-to-cloth, need metal-to-metal. You can see a piece of the L-4 belt hanging down in the
    Miss Ruth photo.

  • Posted in thread: Army Air Corps as a Piper Cub Pilot ... on 04-02-2014 at 04:35 PM
    I just went through my dad's record jacket. Most headings list Army Air Forces although,
    signature blocks for various personnel all said Air Corps. His service was from Feb 43-Oct 45.
    Every page of hi...

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