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  1. gacoon

    Leaking exhaust

    Long time ago, they did a good job and I would use them again. Totally rebuilt a muffler.
  2. This is good information and the first part about Aspen backup requirement and list matches my research also. Based on DXB's findings it seems that if you install the G5 the 337 should be worded quite carefully and mention how all the Aspen requirements are met. For example, independent of Pitot Static system, backup battery meets requirements (there is a FAR for this),etc. DXB if you go ahead with this would be wonderful if you could share your install 337.
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    Paint recommendations

    Go on Scheme Designers web site and see his recimmended paint shops.
  4. Thats a tough one to answer. How long ago were they resealed and who did it. Most of the good tank guys guarantee their work for 7 years. Talk to the owner and see if the guys that did it will fix it. If they aren,t mainstream tank fixers I would walk or get a big concesion on purchase price, a strip and reseal is $8,000 from a mainstream shop. I know, just had it done in Wilmar for my J. Also see logbook entry for reseal job, are there subsequent entries for fixing leaks, in other words is there any pattern since it was fixed.
  5. Removing vacuum system on J model. What is best way to disable vacuum warning in annuciator light panel?
  6. Trying to keep the costs out of the stratosphere - everything mentioned is really nice but double or triple the cost. Given I'm putting in an engine its not the time to go hog wild on avionics. I'm also considering the RC Allen RC2610 with backup battery, that is about $3,000 but the install is super easy. The G5 has more function and I would like that, would likely cost about the same as the RC Allen installed. Like to see some examples of 337;'s with G5 approval, or names of shops that do it.
  7. The plane (M20J) is in for an engine swap - old engine making metal so its getting a IO-360A3B6 upgrade. Now seems like a great time to eliminate the vacuum system. I am considering the Garmin G5 as replacement for the vacuum Attitude Indicator - question is will it pass installation limitations for IFR operations. They are: 2.1 Installation Limitation It is the installer’s responsibility to ensure the installation will meet the requirements in this manual prior to modification of the aircraft. The installation of the G5 requires the retention of the mechanical airspeed indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator. · If the G5 is installed as the primary attitude indicator, the existing rate of turn indicator must be retained. · If the G5 is installed as the rate of turn indicator, the existing primary attitude indicator must be retained. It would appear that I would need at VSI as the mechanical VSI was removed when the ASPEN was installed. The Aspen has a turn indicator and the wording "existing" would allow that. Anybody with an ASPEN been down this road successfully and how was it signed off?
  8. gacoon

    GTX 335 alt encoder woes

    I would, its a neat little guy that mounts on the back of the xpndr tray.
  9. gacoon

    Beat the sales tax

    This works in AZ also
  10. Yes, thats the one that fits my 1990 J model. #2, buy one of each to be sure.
  11. Get your magifying glass out and look for a number on the face of the existing fasteners. That is the size. Then match the shape to picture online and order several of the right size. If you have the patience you can dig this out of a Mooney parts manual also. These guys are easy to do busiess with and have what you need:
  12. gacoon

    Bendix King Aerovue Touch

    Pretty much the same ratio for Garmin products
  13. gacoon

    Best paint shop in the South?

    My current was painted there in 2016. Didnt own the plane then so I dont know what it cost. Have some filiform corrosion in several spots, especially where fastners are located. Based on what I see I would avoid this shop, I had a previous Mooney painted about 9 years ago at Sunquest in Everret, Wa, was $15k. That paint job really held up. When you find a shop see if you can look at some done there that are 4 or 5 years old.
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    Just sell me the f**$’ng oil

    Yea she’s quite a character.