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Old 11-22-2013, 10:13 AM
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I'm helping a friend on his airplane and we have problem. There is very clearance between to mag cap and the firewall, not enough room for the wires. Has anyone out there heard of a mag with the wires coming sideways??? Thanks
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:12 AM
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What airplane? The tightest RV I know is the -3, and Slicks will just fit (very much like a Yankee). If you are open to different ignitions, the P-Mag wires seem to give more clearance.

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Old 11-22-2013, 01:41 PM
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The ACS harness can be bent into shape a little easier than the Slick. EZ's have this problem too, especially on the impulse mag.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:21 AM
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Sad to say, this not an RV I'm working on, I'm being forced to work on a reconstuted porta poty,a velocity, just so I can stay down here in the keys for the winter. Anyway, we are installing a IO540 and there is very little room between the mag and the firewall and we would like not to cut into that firewall. Any ideas would help..... Thanks
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:19 AM
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Sad to say, this not an RV I'm working on, I'm being forced to work on a reconstuted porta poty,a velocity, just so I can stay down here in the keys for the winter. Anyway, we are installing a IO540 and there is very little room between the mag and the firewall and we would like not to cut into that firewall. Any ideas would help..... Thanks
Come back to Colorado. The cold will contract things enough & they will clear.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:03 AM
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Sad to say, this not an RV I'm working on, I'm being forced to work on a reconstuted porta poty,a velocity, just so I can stay down here in the keys for the winter. Anyway, we are installing a IO540 and there is very little room between the mag and the firewall and we would like not to cut into that firewall. Any ideas would help..... Thanks
You didn't say if you you had an impulse coupler on the mag. If so, you could remove it to gain some space. You'd have to make other considerations for starting, however. If you have an electronic ignition on the other side, that would do it.
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:54 PM
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Impulse coupler!!! I'll check that out. Thanks
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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And Bill, you can keep that cold weather up there!!! The current temp here is 76 and a forecast low of 73. Keep shoveling.
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