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Old 01-10-2009, 05:33 PM
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Anyone know the (average) cost of inspection/replace needed parts in Slick Mags?
Or: cost compairsion between inspecting/repairing vs. buying new and just remove & replace?
Are the new Slicks from the factory void of the SB now?
Also, has anyone done their own inspection & repairs? Or is this something left to the 'professional'??
I'm at the 500 hour mark on mine and am wondering what to do...
Sheldon
I paid fiveteen cents for the cam and about $16 for the brush from Aircraft Spruce.

I did the work myself. I opened the one I have up that needed the inspection by serial number and it will be getting the new brush at the next inspection in the next week or two.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:14 PM
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Thanks guys... I've built radios, rebuilt engines and repaired clocks..(Oh..built my plane)...so I guess I can do my own inspection/repair... BUT thanks for the info.. I just needed the reinsurance from the RV comunity...
Will look into the tools and parts to order and jump in... Will let you know what I find and find out...
Sheldon
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:08 PM
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Default Slick mag repair pictures

I just did mine a few days ago. It had 260 hrs. on it. I took some pictures maybe they will help.
Watch the slide show.

http://picasaweb.google.com/bobbyhes...ckMagTeardown#

I am currently working on a powerpoint presentation for an EAA chapter meeting.

Things you'll need to have on hand:
Unison L-1363C Manual
Unison T118 Timing Pin - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/ (search T118) $4.80
Unison T150 E-Gap Tool - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/ (search T150) $12.90
Torx T20 Screwdriver (bit with a socket to fit it and a small ratchet was helpful)
Hammer
Timing Buzz Box - http://www.magnetotimer.com/
Mechanics Toolbox CD - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/ Helpful directions
Replacement Parts - http://www.airpartshopping.com/ This is were I bought FAA approved aftermarket parts for slick mags.

AM3215 Carbon Brush $4.99
AM3611 Cam $0.46
A13081 Point Kit (didn't use now but wanted to have it on hand) $25.01
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:31 AM
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Thanks Bobby...Your slide show worked for me... I think I can do this..
Is the tool # T-100? The only 'special' tool needed?
Thanks, Sheldon
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:37 AM
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buy the cheap little tools from ACS,

Paul... just what are these tools you refered to from ACS.. have a p/n ?
Sheldon
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:57 PM
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Default What you'll need to work on your mag

Unison L-1363C Manual
Unison T118 Timing Pin - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/ (search T118) $4.80
Unison T150 E-Gap Tool - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/ (search T150) $12.90
Torx T20 Screwdriver (bit with a socket to fit it and a small ratchet was helpful)
Hammer
Timing Buzz Box - http://www.magnetotimer.com/
Mechanics Toolbox CD - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/ Helpful directions
Replacement Parts - http://www.airpartshopping.com/ This is were I bought FAA approved aftermarket parts for slick mags.

AM3215 Carbon Brush $4.99
AM3611 Cam $0.46
A13081 Point Kit (didn't use now but wanted to have it on hand) $25.01

I think this is the cam lube that you need also (I didn't have it) but check with them to make sure
LUBE CONTACT
Item #: A13081-8 $0.74
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:05 PM
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Thanks Bobby...Your slide show worked for me... I think I can do this..
Is the tool # T-100? The only 'special' tool needed?
Thanks, Sheldon
You only need the T-100 toolkit if you have to pull the rotor out to replace the bearings. Otherwise you just need the e-gap tool and a timing pin.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:01 PM
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You can make the timing pin. Years ago in A&P school, we used a short piece of brazing rod. I still have it and it works as good as the Unison alignment pin.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:09 PM
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Default You don't need no stinkin' timing pin.

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You can make the timing pin. Years ago in A&P school, we used a short piece of brazing rod. I still have it and it works as good as the Unison alignment pin.
I use a pop rivet mandrel. I slipped a piece of plastic tubing over the rivet for a handle. Been working for 35 years.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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You can make the timing pin. Years ago in A&P school, we used a short piece of brazing rod. I still have it and it works as good as the Unison alignment pin.
Most A&P's probably have a box-full of timing pins since one comes with each new mag. Just ask.
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