Originally Posted by BillL
Don't worry about that washer trick until you have compared your temps with some airspeed.
Too late! I did it this morning and a handful of other things. This meant I had to do another run up to test the retiming of the mag, governor adjustments, among other things.
I seriously debated just waiting for my first flight, but too be quite honest I'm already anxious about the first flight and had to ensure (For my own self insurance) that my prop was going to pitch, not hit the ramair cowl and that I was going to be able to make full power. This time I did it on that taxiway right out front of my hangar. Used 3 chocks, parking brake and a winch attaching the tail to the jeep.
CHTs on 5&6 were still higher than the others, but over all noticeably lower than before. My Mags checked out great, it took a bit but got all the air out and the oil into the prop so that was working. Ramped her up to full power for about 15 seconds and she pegged at 2650. Minor adjustment of 25 RPM will be made prior to first flight.
All in all I'm now 100% confident that she'll get up and go and assuming we don't find any structural issues during the pre-inspection inspection then the DAR inspection should go great!