Originally Posted by N64GH
Gary Sobek is giving me info on how to do it without removing the engine from the mount.
Not knocking Gary by any means.
I have done this job.
Removed mount from plane.
Stripped to bare metal.
Had crack welded and added Vans Gussets....cheap and fit perfectly,.
The gussets mount on the bottom of the triangle at the bottom of the socket.
I saw my mount on the welders table being welded!
Cleaned it up again, primed and epoxy painted....
So good or better than new.
I can only speculate on how it would be installed while still attached to the engine....hanging from a hoist, engine wrapped with something to protect the engine and oil and gas fumes etc....
Also if your plane is high time...and for me I had 1100TT in 20 years so I took the opportunity to remove/strip/inspect/fix and repaint! I also removed the gear and cleaned/inspected/straightened and repainted as well.
So I would be interested in hearing a procedure to do it while mounted as well. I can always learn something and most days do!