Monday, July 16, 2018
The wiring is also laced to the structure with some rib stitch cord.
On it's way back to the baggage compartment, its also laced to the top of the former beside the cockpit.
The female connector has a small socket in the middle for the pin to enter. The little socket tube is split in 4 segments so it flexes to fit the pin and grips it securely.
For some reason the metal piece got pulled off and I put it back together. The refolded braid wires are no longer gripping properly to hold everything together and I had to start all over. I was much more careful the second time.
The handheld works fine with it's own antenna but even better with this antenna.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
If I were doing it again I'd make a long skinny loop with safety wire to fish through, hook the loose end and pull it past the cylinder.
I still have to finish the primer lines.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Even though the gasket is crushed between the cylinder and exhaust pipe flange the vibration on the pipe is enough to allow it to wiggle and slowly destroy the weak asbestos. Eventually some of the asbestos works out from between the layers of copper, the inner ring of collapses and the joint leaks.
The new ones have an 1/8 in thick steel frame which takes the compression load, so the joint can't wiggle, while the inner gasket just has to maintain the seal. The inner gasket is a soft Spiral Wound metal which compresses to the thickness of the steel frame to form the seal. I really like the design. The Continental torque spec. is based on using this style gasket.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
I moved the clamp in the cockpit from under the fuel shut off valve to the inboard mounting bolt of the valve. I also tied the cable lightly to the fuel line to keep it clear of my foot when entering the cockpit. It all works in the end.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Fresno Air Parts. What I had was a mix of old nuts. The torque spec. for the nuts requires the threads to be wet with #50 oil. The torque for through studs is different than for studs in the side of the case where the cylinder is being installed.