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Old 05-18-2020, 11:24 PM
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Onward we go!

First up, manifold pressure sensor, decided to put it right there for easy access and close proximity to the number 3 cylinder.

20200518_112941 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Well looky there, I finally managed to get the firewall seams taped.

20200518_112950 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The new brake lines from Aircraft Specialty arrived so on they went. These lines are very nice!

20200518_150353 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Also on the after work agenda was to create a homebrew brake fluid filling device. I'm happy with it, cost around 30 bucks is all. Now I just got to wait for Van's to send me some Royco 782.

20200518_160232 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Sure am getting close to hanging the engine!
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:15 AM
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Well...we talked on the phone about this exorbitant pace you are on so no need to rehash how unfair it is that you work so fast...
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:15 PM
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Well...we talked on the phone about this exorbitant pace you are on so no need to rehash how unfair it is that you work so fast...
Bahaha would it make it worse if I said I felt I was going slow right now because I'm waiting on orders from Stein and Van's?
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:30 PM
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Dear Van,

I am terribly sorry for the things I said about you while I was trying to get the washers between this elevator pushrod and the control column. It was nothing personal.




Seriously though, this was without question the most difficult bolt to date to get in. More specifically the washers. My washer wrench was failing me big time today!

Every one of those washers laying down there was a failed attempt. (there are more you can't see too)

20200520_154904 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Once success was had I had to cotter that puppy. Believe it or not that was the easy part! Why cotter you ask, because I'm using these. They give me the warm and fuzzies.

20200520_160501 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Also did the back.

20200520_161500 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I also appear to have got lucky with the clearance on the rear spar attach bulkhead. A lot of people have interference with the pushrod and have to trim it a bit. I have some clearance at the low point on the neighborhood of 1/32-1/16". There is no rubbing when I moving the stick but I will keep an eye on it to see if any vibration affects it.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:31 AM
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Default Nylock castellated nuts

Just did the same myself. Fun job. Makes me feel safer on flight control connections
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:42 AM
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Default Oh boy....

I remember those with the 7a rebuild. Major PIA!
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:18 AM
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Default Rod end washers

A while back I read about a technique to make installing those washers easy.

Included making a short "rod" about .020" shorter than the rod end plus washer stack. Make it out of a piece of drill rod or bolt shank.

Put the short rod through the rod end, place a washer on each side, then slip the stack between the flanges. Line up the short rod with the flange holes.

Now push the rod out with the bolt that will be used to fasten the rod end. Add nut, torque, walk away.

Seriously, installing those push rods takes one try and is faster than reading this tip.

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Old 05-21-2020, 04:32 PM
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Just did the same myself. Fun job. Makes me feel safer on flight control connections
I agree!

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I remember those with the 7a rebuild. Major PIA!
Glad I'm not the only one.

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A while back I read about a technique to make installing those washers easy.

Included making a short "rod" about .020" shorter than the rod end plus washer stack. Make it out of a piece of drill rod or bolt shank.

Put the short rod through the rod end, place a washer on each side, then slip the stack between the flanges. Line up the short rod with the flange holes.

Now push the rod out with the bolt that will be used to fasten the rod end. Add nut, torque, walk away.

Seriously, installing those push rods takes one try and is faster than reading this tip.

Cheers
Now you tell me! hahaha I love that idea. If I ever have to take this apart again I will definitely use your tip!
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