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trussell
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:44 pm 
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Does anyone have or know of an available engine mount for a Lyc O-360 Dynafocal ? My mount has the Lord pads out of alignment and I need either a jig or a mount I can modify to fit my A1G6 rear carb engine. I don't mind a little damage as long as the pads are properly aligned. I have to modify the X braces on the bottom to clear my carb intake.


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fytrplt
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:59 pm 
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Where do you live? I have jig for the mount. You could use it to realign your mount and modify it for the carb.

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trussell
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:42 pm 
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Hi Bob. I live north of Denver in Fort Collins. The pads are pointing to the right . It had a bent tube that was repaired but it still is bent. I think it would take a lot of heating and re welding to get it fixed in a jig. Maybe starting with a new mount would be better. I am still trying to puzzle it out how to fix it. The rear intake for the carb means the x braces on the bottom have to be moved and a plate to add strength added.

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fytrplt
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:01 pm 
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I have a rear carb/fuel injection. My hangar mate also had a rear carb. Very familiar with what it takes to make it work. You will need to cut the "x" out and drop it down, then reinforce the center with a plate. II might be able to get a picture if you like.

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fytrplt
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:04 pm 
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Also, know that the Thorp engine is mounted three degrees to the right and five degrees down, just like an Ercoupe.

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trussell
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:18 pm 
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This is Lee's old red and white T-18. He had the spinner and cowl perfectly aligned. I bought it from Doug Holmgren still in good alignment. I had a tailwheel lock up and put it on its nose and bent the mount. I tried to get it repaired but it came back almost as bad as after the accident.
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fytrplt
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Okay. Now I have the picture. Probably the best thing is to start with a new mount. No telling what stresses are on the old one.

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trussell
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:01 pm 
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I think you're right. It took 3 men to line up the last bolt hole when we put the mount on the engine on the stand. There is a lot of preload there.

Now to get a mount to modify.


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fytrplt
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:53 am 
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Tony,

I sent you a PM.

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StevieW85
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:08 am 
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Let me know if you still need the jig transported to Colorado. I am still not sure of the new schedule for my trip, but hoping to head down in about a month. I will have truck and trailer for N4784G and a new engine. I’m about 2 hours (depending on traffic) south of Fort Collins.
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trussell
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:18 am 
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Steve, thanks for the offer. I have modified a NOS mount that works great. Thanks to Bob Highley and Richard Bentley. I'm almost ready to fly it.


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StevieW85
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 pm 
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Awesome news, Tony! Wishing you a smooth run to the finish!

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