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  2. hypertech

    It might be overhaul time...

    Great to hear. I was there today and had a good impression. The cam is, as expected, damaged. And some of the cylinders are showing their age. The crank and connecting rods are in great shape. With only 1200 hours on it, its really in the grey area between doing the cam repair and cylinders vs the whole thing. You could probably flip a coin on it. Their are reasons to convince yourself both ways. I told them to go ahead with the overhaul. Its off the plane and the repair is basically half way to an overhaul anyway. Fingers crossed this means we are done with major projects for a while.
  3. MBDiagMan

    pic of scrap m20c

    Does it have 3lectric gear and if so is the gears3t available for sale?
  4. Amelia

    It might be overhaul time...

    I claim zero expertise, but my brother loved his Winchester-done Continental IO 550 in his C182. It is still running perfectly with good compressions at 2000 hours, but says there’s a gummint mandatory, though unnecessary overhaul. He has scheduled his next one there for this summer. Said they were prompt, did beautiful work, and he expects the next one will last him the rest of his career.
  5. M20S Acclaim? No. M20C/E/F/J- Yes/probably.
  6. I think you should probably call it a good effort, give up, and go with the LED replacements.
  7. NJMac

    From retro to basic

    It hasn't even been a week yet and all the frustration with this jackasses billing has already faded Into the background. Avionics guy texted me this photo today and said he is planning on delivering the plane start of next week. Can't wait to enjoy all this change!
  8. M20Doc

    Prop Damage help

    I’ve seen damage in this area when a screw fell out of the cowl, but the pin hole at the bottom is interesting. Clarence
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  10. I will soon complete lsa certification (hopefully). At that point would vintage Mooney be appropriate aircraft to train for private certification? I am developing Mooney itch. Thanks
  11. CaptRJM

    M20K Fuel Selector Valve

    Have you contacted LASAR? If anyone has a serviceable used one they will. I’d expect anything they sell will have a 8130. Talk to Dan in the Parts Department. He is a great resource and really knows his stuff.
  12. I subscribe to both TCM and Lycoming manuals and S/B’s through ATP. Many are also on the respective websites. Some form of method to add links would be helpful. Clarence
  13. M20Doc

    I'm not sure who to believe

    Over the years I’ve adjusted many TCM fuel systems. The thread on the aneroid adjustment screw is very fine and doesn’t take a lot of torque to secure it. I’ve never seen a pump as you’re describing it, all that I have seen have a female thread in the aneroid housing and and external check nut on the adjustment screw. If you’re able to get it a picture would be helpful. Clarence
  14. Marek7

    Oxygen leak

    Shutoff is in the back with the tank actuated by a push/pull line. Seems to shut off quite well. Is there anything that would be temperature/vibration sensitive. On the ground this moment I cant find any leaks. In the air I could put my money on them coming back.
  15. On our TSIO-360'LBs the vapor return line return line is at the mechanical pump. So with mixture at idle cut off and boost pump on high you are only supplying "cool" fuel fuel between the electric pump to the mechanical pump. 60 seconds would be overkill for that small distance. I think most of the vapor lock problems would be downstream of the mechanical pump up on top of the engine where things get hot. There is no fuel return from the top side of the engine, many other types of engines have a return line from a fuel controller near the throttle body. Hence where the high boost for 60sec recommendation came from. Figure 18 in SID97-3G is basically our fuel system, minus the primer valve/circuit. The primer is between the throttle body and spider. Cheers, Dan
  16. Marek7

    Oxygen leak

    Hey Don, Nope there were no ports connected. I'll try and plug in some and see what happens. I did do soapy water around all of the ports (with and without a connector) and there was nothing obvious.
  17. Flyman2456

    FS: 1987 M20J 205

    Thank you for the information. Just trying to learn the market and would eventually like to own my own if given the opportunity. Thanks.
  18. N6758N

    Prop Damage help

    No way could the cowling have made that deep of a crater, this definitely happened with the prop in motion...I fear the worst for that prop blade
  19. Bartman

    Uh oh

    Wow the did the best they could under the circumstances and walked away. Good job pilot !
  20. xcrmckenna

    Uh oh

    The safety pilot in this plane commented on the crash on Aviators Lounge Facebook page Short hand description: engine quit after going missed on a practice instrument approach. They have some other pictures with one of the main gear folded backwards. It sounded like they got super lucky. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Danb

    Oxygen leak

    Good stuff Chris
  22. jaylw314

    Braking After Landing

    Also reduces how hot the brakes can get (more surface area)
  23. Marauder

    Prop Damage help

    I was wondering about that as well. If you look at the pictures, there clearly is a scratch headed to the chip.
  24. kmyfm20s

    Prop Damage help

    I have scratched but not chip my prop in that location when putting my cowl back on. Do you have any sharp corners on you cowl that could have done that? Just an idea.
  25. kortopates

    Braking After Landing

    You'd bet wrong. There was more than one version of single pick brakes used between your C and the midbody. The long bodies and Encore use a double puck brake. However, this doesn't improve braking action like you might think. It mainly improves how long the pads last. Same tires with same contact area, albeit more weight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. kortopates

    Oxygen leak

    +1, start here, very easy to do! These shouldn't be leaking O2 when you turn on the O2 without anything plugged in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. sgrooves

    N943RW at Hawk Aircraft Paint

    Looks really nice. I'll actually be up at MRN this weekend dropping the plane off at AGL for annual, too bad I won't be able to see it in person
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