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Ptbob484
 Post subject: Upper cowl door stays
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:19 pm 
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Hi everyone! Has anyone come up with a good idea for holding open the upper cowl access doors when you are working on the engine?

Thanks a bunch!!

Dean


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James Grahn
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:59 pm 
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You must have a Rattray cowl. One guy I know uses a rope to tie the two sides together.
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Ptbob484
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:51 am 
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I found a solution from the marine industry:

MARINE CITY 304 Stainless-Steel Marine Heavy Duty Hatch Spring Holder Lid Support Spring for Boat(8-7/16 Inches):
https://a.co/d/iHrk5qq

You can see it in action on Bob's Zenith here (note that he has a split wire covering over it):
https://youtu.be/WzjMSVaSSF0


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Jim Mantyla
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:58 am 
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I use a prop rod similar to what my Stinson 108-3 had. I have tried to upload a picture without success. If you email me at jbmantyla@outlook.com, I will email you a picture.

Regards,

Jim


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