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Old 07-13-2017, 07:30 AM
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Default Anyone with Sam James cowl on a 9 at Oshkosh?

I'm looking to see one and talk to anybody who has a Sam James cowl on their 9. I'm getting close to the end of the fuse kit and need to order the finishing kit. Need to decide on the cowl. I would love to talk to someone on the pros and cons.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:18 AM
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Hi Dave, I will be there and I have the James cowl on my 9A. I am usually in the back side of HBC and plan to arrive on Friday evening. Tail number is N1605A.

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Old 07-13-2017, 08:31 AM
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On the 7a I did the long SJ with a 3" spacer and CS hart. Held on with a full Skybolt kit, no interference with alt or exhaust. Close clearance with the wide angle 200 up front inside with a custom plenum.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:52 AM
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Darin's plane would be a good one to look at, I probably won't make it this year (my plane is in paint right now). I used the long James cowl, 3" prop spacer with Whirlwind prop, Skybolt fasteners, fit great.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:35 AM
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I agree with Greg. Darins plane is a great one to look at. He was nice enough to make a 2+ hour flight to my airport to let me look and take pictures.

Have fun at AV and say hello to Darin from me. When you start working on your cowl, contact me and I can give you some tips that will help. If you have fuel injection, your life will be easier.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:57 AM
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Just in case you have not drunk the Kool-Aid yet on the SJ cowl you are welcome to come look me up in HBC if you want to look at a standard Van's cowl as comparison. I have the non-snout lower cowl with snorkel intake (think smooth bottom cowl). I will most likely be somewhere toward the back of HBC also. N number 446RV, red and white RV9A.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:12 AM
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I have the non-snout lower cowl with snorkel intake (think smooth bottom cowl).
Let's see, that would be the one with zero ram air recovery factor, correct?
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:23 AM
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Let's see, that would be the one with zero ram air recovery factor, correct?
Not sure what you are referring to here.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:59 PM
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Default Snout Vs. Scoop

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Not sure what you are referring to here.
Steve: I think he might be referring to the "snorkle" possibly not having as much ram air pressure going to the carb as a standard Van's cowling w/central scoop?

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Old 07-13-2017, 02:04 PM
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Default Sam James Cowling for 9A

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I'm looking to see one and talk to anybody who has a Sam James cowl on their 9. I'm getting close to the end of the fuse kit and need to order the finishing kit. Need to decide on the cowl. I would love to talk to someone on the pros and cons.
Thanks,
Dave
If you end up needing a Sam James cowling, I have a buddy in the OKC area who decided not to use it on his 7A, and would make you a great deal on it I bet.

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