Bill Batson

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  • Posted in thread: McDowell starter available again on 02-13-2018 at 04:39 PM
    A few years back I owned a Chief with a McDowell starter. It did work if you had the engine
    primed just right and it was warm out. I would tie the airplane down and pull the prop through
    by hand 8 or ...

  • Posted in thread: Small Aileron Fairlead on 01-29-2018 at 09:10 PM
    Thanks very much 43-491I have a close by friend in Naperville Illinois who ran a very
    successful antique aircraft restoration shop for years. He offered to show me how to do cable
    weaving and has some...

  • Posted in thread: SF4 Bendix Mag Question on 01-28-2018 at 02:19 PM
    TomLast fall I had two SF4 to be overhauled. Only place I could find the parts was Savage
    Magnetos. Price of the parts was quite a bit and Al overhauled them for a little more. Not
    cheap at all but hi...

  • Posted in thread: Small Aileron Fairlead on 01-25-2018 at 02:19 PM
    Thanks 43- 491I'm sure your right about the woven cables but I was hoping the double crimp was
    used as early as 1937. I have tried the woven cable method in the past and had little success.
    The old fa...

  • Posted in thread: Small Aileron Fairlead on 01-23-2018 at 08:56 PM
    Hey thanks 43-491Great pictures. Yes the fairleads I pulled of the J2 struts may very well be
    micarta but at first glance they look like wood. I have to do a little scraping on them to see
    if I can te...

  • Posted in thread: Small Aileron Fairlead on 01-19-2018 at 06:18 PM
    Jim - just yesterday I removed the aileron cables from some old 1935 J2 struts and I swear the
    fairleads were wood. The little one had no lip at all and was just clamped in place. Bill

  • Posted in thread: Engine for sale on Piper FB page on 01-04-2018 at 03:29 PM
    Appears to be a prop extension - to move propeller further forward of the flange. A lot of
    these are used on homebuilts.

  • Posted in thread: Liability Insurance on 12-27-2017 at 09:05 PM
    I have Avemco and pay $369 a year for one million liability and one million property damage.

  • Posted in thread: Snow on 12-12-2017 at 02:16 PM
    Good grief Jimmy. Looks like Montana. That's a lot of global warming to shovel. :-)

  • Posted in thread: Painted Wing today - on 12-07-2017 at 02:05 PM
    FWIW - One thing I do with Polytone is always use their high temperature reducer. With the
    turbine sprayer and even 50 ft of hose this helps get a very nice flow of material. Have even
    added a little ...