bonal

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  1. 1968 M20F For Sale

    Sorry to hear your giving up I have followed your posts and to be critical you never seemed too far off and to be real critical compared to what I had to go through to get mine in order yours was a walk in the park, But I understand if you dont think it's right perhaps there is someone else that can take it the rest of the way. Good luck
  2. Airports near Yosemite

    Right now Mariposa airport has a big TFR for fire fighting . Unfortunately this time of year out here the TFR's are as hard to predict as any weather easy to avoid unless its parked right over your destimation. I would recomend E45 Groveland but you need to check conditions of HWY 120 to Yosemite. Here is current info. SR 120 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] IS CLOSED 4.2 MI WEST OF THE SOUTH JCT OF SR 49 /AT TUOLUMNE RIVER BRIDGE/ (TUOLUMNE CO) FROM 1700 HRS EACH NIGHT TO 0700 HRS EACH MORNING SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 9/29/17 - DUE TO BRIDGE WORK - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE 1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 4.2 MI WEST OF THE SOUTH JCT OF SR 49 /AT TUOLUMNE RIVER BRIDGE/ (TUOLUMNE CO) FROM 0700 HRS TO 1700 HRS MONDAY THRU THURSDAY & 24 HRS A DAY FROM 0700 HRS FRIDAY TO 1700 HRS SUNDAY THRU 9/29/17 - DUE TO BRIDGE WORK 1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS FROM 0.8 MI EAST OF THE SOUTH JCT OF SR 49 TO 2.5 MI WEST OF GROVELAND (TUOLUMNE CO) FROM 0600 HRS TO 1800 HRS TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 7/28/17 - DUE TO CONSTRUCTION [YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK] FOR YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK ROAD INFORMATION CALL 209-372-0200
  3. Today's flight for 2017

    Took off work early met my wife at the hangar for a hop over the hill to take care of an appointment in town. Just a short flight 15 minutes vs one and a half hours drive each way. I sometimes think we get the most utility out of our Mooney as anyone around.
  4. Introduction! Future Mooney owner!

    Welcome to MS looking at your name makes me think that performance more than budget will direct you in your choice of Mooney model. Those of us on the bottom of the top that had to choose based on economics will I think all state they are very happy with the M20 B C D E G and F. My wife and I have done a bit of mountain ranges in our C and dont give it a second thought. It's all about GW and DA and good flight planning. good luck with your search but just wanted to let you know the early Mooney's are also very capable flyers.
  5. Today's flight for 2017

    Had to make another run for supplies and as always Snoopy was a fun time saving way to do it. Flying home in near 100 degrees at takeoff and was pleased to see a drop of 15 degrees in oil temps since replacing the vernatherm in identical conditions as when it rose to its highest ever. As we were crossing Clearlake (which is a funny) name since it gets so much green during the heat of summer we passed over this bloom that was quite unusual. Never seen it get that color before. In its defense I must add that Clearlake is considered the oldest lake on the Western Hemisphere possible that it's over 160k years old. Very shallow water so sun penetration reaches the bottom makes things grow. It's also one of the best large mouth bass lakes in the country. As always good to be flying.
  6. Oil temps

    yes these older birds really are unique
  7. Hello Everyone

    welcome to you Matt very nice looking J you have there
  8. Today's flight for 2017

    Nope, was an older tube and had a hairline crack in side wall area but no signs of a fold took a while to find even with the soapy water all fixed and back on the plane.
  9. Oil temps

    Well I guess our Snoopy just runs hot on the oil. pressure is perfect middle of the green even when fully hot. and cylinder #3 levels out at about 360 to 370 in cruise. will be looking into Cooler next.
  10. Oil temps

    Absolutely correct and why I still have factory bulb in its original location and the JPI in its design location at the front of the case. Another thing that is encouraging is my lovely co pilot (wife) who has a better site line to the factory gauge commented that the needle used to be just touching the red line and last flight she noted it was clearly in the green so I think that's progress. But would still appreciate other folks sharing what temps they are seeing.
  11. Oil temps

    Sharing this thread with the new guy is what MS is all about. For the record we did do a boiling test last oil change. And confirmed factory gauge was 19 degrees high. Since added JPI slim line digital temp gauge. My question is what is the expected difference in temperature of the oil in the screen housing and the front of the crank case where the JPI probe is placed. However I am basing my reduced oil temps on the just replaced vernatherm since the JPI has been in place for the previous 20 hours of flight done at last oil change. And the new valve is showing an improvement.
  12. Oil temps

    Welcome Kanokla, I did see a reduction in temp after we installed a new vernatherm need to make some more flights to confirm how much but looks like about ten maybe twelve degrees. Interesting thread to make your first post on I'm sure folks around here would like it if you introduced yourself. When speaking with a fellow who is restoring an Ercoupe while waiting for my tire to go flat again I told him my numbers for the oil and he said I may not have a problem but I still think them a bit high. Next step will be to OH the cooler and see where that leaves me after that will just be what it is. Any others out there care to chime in with your numbers on the oil.
  13. Today's flight for 2017

    So today's flight ended before it began opened the hangar and right main tire was flat. Went home and came back with the floor jack and took some weight off the wheel added some air and 45 minutes later it was half way down again. No visible causes could be found and could not hear any sound of leaking. Will have to borrow a proper jack and pin from LASAR pull the wheel and get fixed. Oh well better in our hangar than a hundred miles from home.
  14. Today's flight for 2017

    Actually the test flight was Thursday the emergency call was heard on a flight today. Regardless, the news of the cirrus was quite sad
  15. Today's flight for 2017

    Different event the radio call was heard today the cirrus was a couple days ago