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Old 11-23-2017, 02:25 PM
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Default Looking for a plenum mold

I know the work involved with creating a good plenum mold - so perhaps someone would be willing to let me borrow one.

I have the stock RV-8 cowl and the stock IO-360-M1B horizontal intake engine.

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Old 11-23-2017, 03:07 PM
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You can use the inside of your top cowl
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:25 PM
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You can use the inside of your top cowl
That is the first step of many - and the easiest one.

Iíve seen a lot of high quality molds on VAF - Iím hopeful someone will let me pull another plenum out of theirs.

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Old 11-23-2017, 10:18 PM
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If someone has one for a ten please let me know if I can lease or buy it.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:22 AM
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I know the work involved with creating a good plenum mold - so perhaps someone would be willing to let me borrow one.

I have the stock RV-8 cowl and the stock IO-360-M1B horizontal intake engine.

Carl
We're in the same neck of the woods and I have a mold. BUT...... I've not made my plenum yet and since its too cold now, wont be doing it until "70s show back up ie spring. I just finished fitting my cowl so I am hot to get it done as soon as I can. Happy to let you use it thereafter. I copied mine off another plenum thats been flying for about 5yrs. Motor/cowl in the signature block.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:47 AM
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OR...aluminum,
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:15 AM
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If someone has one for a ten please let me know if I can lease or buy it.
For the RV-10, you can use the James IO-540 plenum even though you do not use the James cowl - you will need however to do some glass work on the stock cowl to incorporate the round inlets. Considering the cost, the James plenum is dirt cheap compared to making your own.

I used the James Cowl and plenum on my RV-10 and recommend it. For the RV-8 however I did not want to add the required prop spacer to use the James RV-8 cowl. As Iím using the IO-360-M1B engine Iíd like to keep the snorkel intake and not add the separate engine air intake - so just using the James plenum and then modifying the stock Vanís cowl for the round inlets appears problematic.

Iíve seen a lot of nice RV-8 plenums on VAF so I figured there must be a mold or two on the shelf waiting to be used again.

Carl
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:22 AM
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I seem to recall someone marketing a plenum from overseas. Thought he moved stateside and started marketing them here but can't find anything on them now.

Not a mold but.........
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ht=Pete+plenum
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