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  • Posted in thread: J3 Cowl on 02-16-2017 at 04:49 PM
    The A40 cowling has a more distinctive oval shaped one-piece nose bowl. For the Lycoming
    cowling as shown in the photos, the nose bowl is split into the upper and lower half, joined at
    the overlap by ...

  • Posted in thread: J3 Cowl on 02-16-2017 at 02:59 AM
    Looks like a cowling for a Continental A-40 installation on a J-3 to me.The top piece could
    also be from the 40 horse. Good catch 43-29080It's definitely a Lycoming O-145 cowling. It may
    look similar ...

  • Posted in thread: Piper L-4J restoration. 45-4627 on 02-15-2017 at 07:49 PM
    Hi Martin,Fantastic progress and results! Good timing also as the Spring gardening season is
    starting to creep up on us. I see the unique "Beech Roby" upper nose bowl cowling. Probably the
    only L-4 in...

  • Posted in thread: Unleaded AVGAS on 02-13-2017 at 05:38 PM
    Most likely they meant overhaul to mean pulling the cylinders for top overhaul, not major
    overhaul.

  • Posted in thread: Unleaded AVGAS on 02-13-2017 at 01:52 PM
    The point being that 80 octane gas was hard on the engines, and hard on the people. The
    aviation related problems in WW2 with 80 octane fuel was with 80 octane "general purpose" fuel,
    not 80 octane av...

  • Posted in thread: Post your Build sheets. on 02-12-2017 at 11:36 PM
    Howard, curious if you know the actual weight of 29080 today as a comparison to the build sheet
    weight? Of course today it's minus most or all of the original radio equipment and electrical
    system.

  • Posted in thread: Engine Overhaul 85-12 on 02-11-2017 at 06:20 PM
    GREAT Video - thanks - looks fun.Topp, there's a bunch of Continental maintenance films on
    Youtube, these are some of them in this prior thread.Any time you farm work out, it's going to
    cost $$$. Imag...

  • Posted in thread: Wood Spar Longevity ? on 02-10-2017 at 03:57 AM
    Photo from an old (junk) wing

  • Posted in thread: Tuesday night quiz on 02-09-2017 at 07:21 PM
    Eastern Airlines Capt. Johnny Miller was a leading Autogiro pilot / advocate. Great color film
    of him here. Those autogiros were
    amazing.[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyWsg6Dxno[/ame]

  • Posted in thread: Tuesday night quiz on 02-09-2017 at 04:25 AM
    I've had this (copy) on my office wall for about 30 years now.There's a handwritten notation
    that the year is either (1927) or (1929) but Friday Aug 8 - Monday Aug 11 doesn't square with
    the 1927, 192...

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