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Old 06-28-2019, 02:08 PM
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I have a Sam James cowl and a Nerf football cut in half works grrafor the cooling inlets and a small Nerf football plugs the carb inlet perfect.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:02 PM
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Bruce's custom covers does good work for those - for both the Vans and James cowl.

I'm on my second set now - only because the first set failed the 80-pound white lab chew-toy test.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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I am in the market for some plugs too. I like the "Bruce's Custom" product a lot in the photos. For the price delta between the Vans Covers and the Bruce's Covers ($100 difference, $55 vs $155) is there anyone who's seen both that can say there is $100 worth of difference?
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A cheap alternative if you donít need to use them every day - a large yellow sponge from Walmart and other places like you would use to wash your car. Shaped like a loose figure 8. Squish it a little and it fills the cowl inlet tightly. You can poke a hole in the middle for a cord/strap and secured with a little shoe goo to tie them together if you want. If you donít use the cord mod, it serves as a cleaning tool for bugs when you get home. Let it dry and youíre ready to use it as a plug again. Thatís been my method for years.
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A cheap alternative if you donít need to use them every day - a large yellow sponge from Walmart and other places like you would use to wash your car. Shaped like a loose figure 8. Squish it a little and it fills the cowl inlet tightly. You can poke a hole in the middle for a cord/strap and secured with a little shoe goo to tie them together if you want. If you donít use the cord mod, it serves as a cleaning tool for bugs when you get home. Let it dry and youíre ready to use it as a plug again. Thatís been my method for years.

Yep,----This sounds like exactly what I bought at Walmart. $1.99 each. Absolutely perfect fit for an RV 8. I also just bought two 16 inch "do not fly" red ribbon streamers to hang on the sponges. Those cost $7 each. Oh well-----------------

By the way, after cleaning out the bird's nest, I jammed a couple of old tee shirts in the cowl openings, until I could find something permanent. So yesterday, I go back to my hangar to see if the sponges fit, and what do I find?? A couple of leaves up against one of the tee shirts. That little sucker had been back, trying to redo his handywork.
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