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  1. Alex, Go to home depot and get yourself some of this stuff. It works wonders, seal up any gaps or holes in your baffling with it and I bet you will notice an immediate reduction in CHTs on takeoff. https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Clear-Kitchen-and-Bath-Silicone-Caulk/19902080?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=df44f066-21b2-418f-88fc-ddfad0cc3c2f&config_id=106&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=df44f066-21b2-418f-88fc-ddfad0cc3c2f&item_id=19902080&parent_anchor_item_id=19902079&parent_item_id=19902079&placement_id=irs-106-m2&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWVAV&visitor_id=RNFT8Du994B7Gwwv1zC6xI
  2. Alex, you want one of those multiple 430Ws he has coming in!
  3. Assuming you paid at least 30k for the plane (since that is what you're asking) you would be better off spending the 7-8k resealing the tanks and flying it for another 1-200hrs. No one is going to pay more than 20k for a C with an original panel and an engine thats 600hrs past major and 50 years old.
  4. Sounds like its never had an engine overhaul. 2600hr SNEW is a high time engine. Really sad to see this guy give up on this airplane, seems like he only listens to his mechanic. I have a feeling if he read your thread dealing with the tank reseal and doing it yourself he might have gotten some inspiration, btw Alex, @Raptor05121 how much would you estimate you spend for the tank work? Not including other items needed to get your bird back in annual and not including all your own sweat equity.
  5. Yup, mine did the same thing after I sprayed down the airframe with Corrosion-X. That is not what a smoking rivet looks like.
  6. Took me about 10 days to get it
  7. To me it sounds like the OP refuses to accept the advice of anyone other than his mechanic which is sad. I agree with you 100% Scott, he needs to find another mechanic who is willing to work with him to strip and reseal the tanks if that is what it takes, and thus he will save a huge amount of money. Sitting on the airplane for 5 years and not flying it is not the solution here, its only going to require even more time and money if you let it sit that long. To the OP, listen to some of the people on this forum, they know what they are talking about, Bladders ARE NOT the only solution here.
  8. At first glance it doesn't look like you mounts are that out of shape, interesting. I do find the sharp angle of your intake boot out of place though.
  9. Hi Drumstick, Where in Maryland are you? I am in the Philadelphia area and might be able to help you if you get the tools. I have done these on my own C and I am an IA so I would be happy to help you through it. I built a tool for the nose but I would be hesitant to use it on someone else' airplanes should something happen. The nose requires a lot of force, the mains are easy and can be done without a tool. Terry
  10. Did you mean Hoppe's #9? If he had dirty injectors he would be seeing irregular CHTs and EGTs.
  11. Have you tried calling any MSC's and asking if they have any used bladder sets? That's what I did and I am buying the STC to install from Griggs. Don't give up yet, just because you have one stubborn mechanic who isn't willing to work with you does not mean you should give in to his every wish. You could do as I mentioned above, OR you could do the tanks with another A&P who is willing to let you help with the process and save A TON of money. Look up Alex's M20D/C @Raptor05121 thread for some inspiration. I really feel like this mech is giving you some really negative information that probably isn't entirely accurate. My aircraft has the original sealant and other than a few weeps in places, it is holding up and has never been patched going on almost 40 years. I am only choosing to install bladders from a preventative maintenance standpoint. Do some research and don't give up! This does not have to be a $10,000 fix. My first step would be to find a younger, more willing mechanic to help you through it.
  12. Here are the only two pics I have of your bird, doesn't help much here...Always loved our matching paint
  13. Chris, If you go out to the hangar after work and pull the cheek cowls on the sides you should be able to get a decent look at the mounts and check them out. Feel free to send some pics to my cell if you want. Or upload them on here and get everyone else opinion...
  14. The clearance also has much to do with who installed your cowl mod...No two will be the same. Mine is much more similar to Marauders because that is how I wanted it to be when I installed it.