Engine & Avionics Installation parts
Both my engine and avionics should be here in about 2-3 weeks. I'd like to order some supplies now VS waiting till I need them before I order. Have several questions about what parts / supplies to get as well as many other questions I don't even know to ask yet. So any advice related to engine, firewall forward or avionics (plug and play panel by Aerotronics) install is welcome.
1) Battery related questions:
What length battery cables? EarthX battery going in stock Van's location (behind baggage bulkhead). I know what cables to order, just not sure what length to get for each.
Did you run ground directly to engine, or run to stud on firewall, then another wire to engine on other side of firewall?
If you ran ground to firewall stud, is there something specific to use, or just a threaded steel rod with washers and nuts?
2) Firewall penetrations:
How many penetrations are best? (Van's has two, is that enough?)
What size should passthrough sleeves be? (Stainless pass through sleeves comes in various sizes. What's best?)
Where should they be? (Stock locations of one on each side??)
3) Oil door on cowl.
I want hidden latches and hinge. Links to recommended ones would appreciated)
4) Throttle quadrant passthrough.
What parts did you use for your throttle quadrant holes?
So those are some questions I have so far.... I'm sure more will come as I progress.
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Flying Mooney M20J
Tail Cone, Wings, Cabin top, Doors, Windows done. Engine hung, Prop & Spinner installed, Cowling fitted, Wheel Pants and Gear Leg Fairings done, Avionics delivered but waiting to be installed, Seats are being upholstered..... Itís beginning to feel like a plane.
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