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Htwjr last won the day on November 11 2016

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    '67 M20C

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  1. I replaced my old green crazed side windows a couple of years ago myself and used 3/16 solar grey on the front and dark tint for the rear. Not only does it look more modern but is noticibly cooler in the summer heat.
  2. Looks like Clark Griswald parked that plane.
  3. Congrats on the new C which I believe is the best value in general aviation. It cannot be beat for speed, efficiency, simplicity, useful load and price.
  4. It is not just the running ones that are dangerous. My mechanic was standing in front of a plane facing forward talking with someone and rested his arm on the prop when it started. He was not injured but talk about a close call.
  5. I used Maxwell's method to find the leaks on my C but rather than just patch them I stripped the leaking areas before resealing them. That has been about two years ago flying from a grass strip with no problems. I would probably fix them again if necessary but I don't think I would want to try a complete strip and reseal. I would probably take it to one of the professionals for that.
  6. Man with corona virus seeks woman with lime disease.
  7. When I was a teenager my dad borrowed a still and got a recipe from and old guy that used to be in the business. We made some moonshine in our farm shop as an experiment to see if we could get it to run an engine. My dad tasted it and said it was awful. He gave some to an old fellow that used to help on the farm and he said it was just right. He said if it was any better you wouldn't have give it to me and if it was any worser I couldn't drink it.
  8. This was our last two dogs Prissy and Bailey. We had Prissy for 19 years and Bailey for 11. Bailey enjoyed driving the boat but never cared for flying the plane. Probably because he couldn't feel the wind in his face. They both rode in the plane a fair amount and were never a problem.
  9. I patched my C with my a&p's supervision a couple of years ago using Maxwell's method. I also took the time to strip the old sealant from anywhere close to where the leaks were before applying the new sealant as I did not want to just put good sealant on top of bad. I have been flying for two years from a grass strip with no leaks since. When my tanks do need a total strip and reseal I will take it to one of the professionals as the patch job was enough work for me. Its hard to beat a man at his own game.
  10. Just got him today. My daughter nemed him Mooney which seems to fit. He is an Australian Sheppard and is supposed to be smart, quick, hopefully efficient and he has a different tail.
  11. I have a C model that I keep at 58J which is only about an hour car ride or 20 min plane ride from Columbia. I would be glad to show it to you and probably take you for a ride. I have had it about 6 years now and the first Mooney I flew in I owned. I did a lot of research and in my opinion the C model is the best bang for the buck. I love simplicity and efficiency and the C model is inexpensive to purchase and maintain, relatively fast 140-145 kts, burning about 9gph, has a good useful load 1000lbs, and can fly over 4 hrs with reserves. I have had 4 people and some baggage in my plane a few times for 1.5 hr or less flights. I have had 3 people and a lot of baggage for a 4 hr flight. You can cover a lot of ground in 4 hrs in a Mooney. PM me if you would like to come check it out and really get hooked.
  12. I would recommend that he try to find someone to patch it first. I patched mine using Maxwells method two years ago and it is still leak free flying from a grass strip. I did remove the old sealant from the leaking area prior to patching. You should be able to find somebody that could patch it at least.
  13. Nice looking C. Mine is a '67 as well.
  14. My landing gear motor gets inspected daily and I can tell if there are any issues with it before I get to the airport. Its my right arm.