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Old 12-08-2017, 02:05 PM
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Default Intake tube swaging tool

We discovered 2 loose intake tubes on a good friend's RV-6. It's actually Bob Axom's old airplane. Can anyone point us to a place where we might be able to either borrow the tool or take the aircraft to?

Thanks.

Vic
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:32 PM
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Just run down to Spruce and pick one upóitís only $6006.00! Ouch!
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:46 PM
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I rented one from Zephyr engines in Florida. The deposit was substantial, but the rental fee wasn't too bad.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:59 PM
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Thanks, Kyle. Will give that a try.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:37 PM
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Muffler shops use tube expanders , might look into that
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:14 PM
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As an A&P/IA, you probably don't want to hear this, but a careful cleaning followed by some high temp RTV can last for a decade or more (and counting). Or so I've heard.....

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Old 12-08-2017, 08:18 PM
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I rented one from G&N Aircraft a few years ago; didn't cost much, but worked well:

G&N Aircraft, Inc.
1701 E. Main Street
Griffith, Indiana 46319
Main: (219) 924.7110
Toll Free: (800) 348.6504
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:30 PM
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Default Loose intake stubs

Iíve sent oil sumps to Divco before and had them reswedge the pipes.

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Old 12-09-2017, 07:42 AM
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RTV works so good I always insert and RTV and no worry's.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:03 AM
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Vic,

Had the same issue here, and was able to borrow a swaging tool from Kenny at Lycon. Managed to tie it in with an engine delivery to another gent here at home field. You're probably too far from Lycon for that choice, but if you have an engine guy within reach that would be willing, it might be an option. Nice tool for sure!

My success with RTV as I waited for the tool was not so great...short-lived fix in my case. YMMV.

Good luck...hope you find a tool easily!

Cheers,
Bob
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