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Goodrich Brake Bleeder valves (x2) Needed!

tonyhoskins

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Hi all

Am after a couple of the old style brake bleeder valves for my L4 (Piper part number 451-770). I see Univair make new versions of the later type of bleeder (their number B57-239) but I wanted to ask here first if anyone had two of the old ones spare!

rgds

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Paul Smith

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Hey Tony,

I put the new ones on and they aren't very different at all. I like the seal arrangement better on the new ones. For a bleeder I got a trigger type oil can and bored out a brass screw to fit the threads on the bleeder screw fitting. It has a plastic hose from the can to the fitting, so I can see if there's any air in the hose before I start squirting. Works great and cost about $5 to make.

I'm still looking for old ones too.

Did you see the post from Tim about the card holders? He said he has a box full of them, and is looking for the box now.

Paul
 

tonyhoskins

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Yep, saw that Paul - fantastic news, something as little as a card holder has been playing on my mind - crazy! Meanwhile I've virtually completed all the back-end observer mods, a bit more varnishing to seal the wood and then I can start some more painting. Need to wield the welder again too and I'm all set for the interior fabric. At work, I've just started on the wing ribs, if I can soldier on with those at work, and the fuselage on my days off - it should start to look like a plane soon!

Meanwhile, the empire of planes in the company is growing, have just taken over the operation of a 1943 Harvard II (that will be T6 to you USA guys - and AT16 to you Canadian chaps).

Rgds

Tony
 

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tonyhoskins,
I have just checked out your website http://www.planeheritage.com/ That is a nice write up on the history of the L-4 that you are restoring. I hope you also post pictures of the 1943 Harvard II that you just received along with the history of it on your site.

Larry
 

tonyhoskins

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Hi Larry

Yep, I'm just getting the copyright cleared on a few of our Harvard piccies and when that part of the site goes live, all will come apparent! the Harvard served with the RAF in WW2 and the RNAF until the 50s before becoming a skywriting machine in the Netherlands. It came to the UK to be part of the Warbirds of Great Britain collection before being bought by the popstar Gary Numan in the 1980s. Lots of piccies and more stories to follow.....
 
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