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Old 02-20-2017, 05:48 PM
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Default Engine sag washers

What’s the consensus opinion on adding washers between the firewall and mount vs between the mount and engine to adjust for engine sag? On the RV-8 the firewall bolts are easy to get to vs the engine mount bolts.

I know there are lots of post on this subject.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:01 PM
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I did the job with large washers on the firewall. I forget exactly, but easy to measure and calculate, 1/8 inch of washer moved the spinner back plate up about 1/4 inch? And yes a lot easier than the engine bolt location, as I recall mounting the engine.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:20 AM
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Why do lots of post on VAF seem to recommend the engine mount location vs the firewall?
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