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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Can't wait to see the Fuzzy Dice ! :P

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:52 am 
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I just found a neat photo from 1977 ish. N45881 was almost done. I'm in the basement assisting in the build with my father.
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Hagle347
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Last week we leveled the airplane, measured and fit the 521's. Welded them, installed and done. Also got the panel switch labels back from the local trophy shop.

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:18 pm 
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I had a few hours to work on TH this afternoon. I was able to get the engine hung and the prop installed

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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Looking good Billy Ray ! ;)

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:00 am 
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I couldn't resist getting the cowl parts out to see how they fit. I like seeing progress.


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flyingfool
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:51 am 
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Awesome work!

It is very hard to tell by the photos, but does the plenum allow for any air to get back to the magnetos and accessory case? Can the mags get too hot where maybe a blast tube of cool air on them would be a good idea?

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stevehawley
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:26 pm 
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It is never a bad idea to keep the mags as cool as you can. I have had cold air blast tubes from the rear baffle down to each mag as well as to the gascolarer for many years.
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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:36 pm 
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Me too use blast tubes with my enclosed plenum for the mags and fuel pump . :P

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jtwigg
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Steve, can you supply a picture sometime on how you routed your blast tube down to your fuel pump? I'd like to see where on the plenum you attached the tube and what diameter tube you used. In my case, I'd like to put some cool air on the gascolator. I don't have a fuel pump on my O-290. Thanks!

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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:24 pm 
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Got my blast tubes from Van's aircraft . 5/8" dia. Easy to attach to the back of the plenum . Ran one to each mag and one to my mech. fuel pump . If you go the Vans site it shows a diagram on how to attach the tube . :P

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jtwigg
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Thanks, Rich. I'll check it out!

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