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    My father and I had a Mustang around 2006' - Now we have parts...lots of parts. We will have an auction on November 1st - November 7th....starting each item at .99 or a fair price on E-Bay. You can see the list (or I can E-mail the list to ya) on E-bay now - I have just put up a faux ad listing all the parts....Everything from Flaps to Instrument panels. These are all M22 Mustang parts...If you need any info or if you could pass this message on to another M22 owner that needs parts please feel free to email me....Thanks-------------- PitardStephen@yahoo.com

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    My 1975 Mooney 20F model was just flown home from St. Louis 1H0 to 08D, 6 hour journey. Upon pushing the plane into the hanger I noticed a little trickle of oil on the prop..my question is this. Do I dare fly it to my FBO 20 minutes away for repair or what could be the causes of this problem? thanks for any input or help..

    Dan

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    First a note of explanation: a manifold pressure gague is an absolute pressure gague. What this means is that it is an uncorrected barometer connected to your intake manifold so with the engine not running it indicates uncorrected field pressure.

    Those among us living at or near sea level can look at the gague and expect it to read the same as the Kolsman window when the altimeter is set to field elevation. Those of us living at significant altitudes above sea level look at the gague and ponder if what we are seeing is right. My field is at 2,400' and my gague reads 27.4" with the local altimeter (corrected barometer) at 29.85", Perhaps a flight to a sea level field might resolve any insecurity but there is another way.

    The website http://www.csgnetwork.com/barcorrecthcalc.html has a handy calculator. You just enter your field elevation and current altimeter setting in the top column and read the uncorrected mercury column and correction factor at the bottom. For my field elevation the correction turned out to be 2.5" which corresponds to 29.8" within .05" of where it should be. Now I have confidence in the instrument without having to go to sea level to check it.

    This same calculator can give you the maximum theoretical full throttle manifold pressure for any cruise altitude and within 1/4" the power you would achieve. A bit helpful when trying to calculate crise performance for altitudes that fall between the charts in the POH.

    As an Airframe/Powerplant mechanic with extensive experience in both large jet transport and general aviation aircraft as well as avionics I will be writing other blogs trying to take some of the mystery out of small aircraft systems. If anyone has questions on or suguestions for articles, please comment.

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    I just checked out a 1966 M20C for possible purchase. I noticed a drop in compression in #3 over the last 3 years as reading 73, 70 this 60 this year. This really caught my eye. The engine has right around 1500 TSOH. The others are steady in the mid to low 70s. The seller and I talked about it and was told he had it scoped and was willing to offer pics. This however doesn't correct the drop in compression. We both believe its a dirty exhaust valve that can be corrected with a cleaning and possibly new rings. My question is how much would this cost and what recommendation can be made by those reading this with regards to purchase price vs. walking away? Comments are appreciated.

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    Just wondering if there are any other Mustang owners out there?

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    Rob 231
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    I have a mooney 231 with the TSIO 360 TB. I had another pilot overheat the motor and we have had a real hard time getting the motor back in shape.

    After a couple of new jugs we have great compression. The we have checked compression, timing, plugs, gasalotor, fuel valves, new fuel pump, rebuilt throttle body, adjused the pressures on the fuel pump, regulated and non regulated. adjusted idle rich lean.

    As you can see I out of options, I am barly getting 2500 RPM and 36 LBS manifold pressure with a turbo charged model.

    Any ideas freinds?

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    I have a problem with the oil temp and CHT gauges. Oil temp sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. When I turn power on, both gauge needles dive to the left. When I disconnect the sender for the oil temp, it does the same thing. When I ground the sending units lead (off of the sending unit), it deflects all the way to the right.

    Cyl. head gauge does the same thing but when hooked up, it's dead all the time. Both the sending units show resistance.

    Whats up and what to check next?

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