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  1. Guitarmaster

    Oshkosh 2018 MooneySpace Social, July 23rd

    I'll be there! Maybe with a +1
  2. Guitarmaster

    Mooney M20F Spinner

    I have one that I removed when I installed my 201 style spinner. Just sent you a PM with pics
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    "SabreCowl" Update

    Today I saw 205 on the oil temp. Before the vents, I was seeing 215 in the hot weather routinely, and one, long, hard climb yielded 240, but decreased to about 215 in cruise. I would say I dropped 10 degrees on the oil temp. Admittedly, I don't think the oil cooler relocation is all it's cracked up to be. To wit, I think oil temp would have been the same without the cowl mod and with the relocation.
  4. Guitarmaster

    QUESTION: M20E Vs M20F

    The "E" is the hot-rod of the bunch. 200HP and the short-body. The "F" is 10" longer (mid-body), MUCH more comfortable in the rear seats and sports a bigger baggage pit. The "F" is about five knots slower, but more pitch stable. Mine is a GREAT IFR platform. What the Tiger is to sport, the Mooney is to speed, stability and efficiency. The systems of the Mooney are about as simple as it gets for a complex airplane. In addition, it is IMHO the strongest single-engine airplane out there. One-piece spar and a rollcage makes it hard to beat for safety. I love my Mooney, but I will be selling shortly. With two teen-age boys, we have outgrown the Mooney and are looking at a Cessna 310. What the Mooney offers for the price is really hard to beat. Good luck in your search!! @Marauder has a very nice "F" that he has owned for some 27ish years and @Bob_Belville has arguably the nicest "E" on the planet. Both are great resources for those models.
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    "SabreCowl" Update

    Those that have followed the progress of this mod know that I have experienced a 4-6 KT gain in TAS (depending on altitude and weight of course.) Also, there appears to be a "ram-air" effect since the intake is in the left nostril. Near as I can tell, it seems to be roughly equivalent to what I saw with the "Ram Air" open in flight. With a DA of 9900ft, I was seeing 22"MP Unfortunately, along with the increased speed, we also experienced an increase in CHT numbers to what I would consider unacceptable (390-400). There has been a period of silence on the progress as we were working the CHT problem. During this time, we came up with the idea to install side vents in the cheek cowls. Today David got the side vents installed. The position of the vents was determined with the "oil test " where I smeared oil on the airplane and went flying. We then determined where the high-speed air (thin oil streaks) was and installed the vents in the low pressure air. This is not unlike the Cessna 180 STC for cooling. I am happy to report I experienced a 20 degree drop in CHT while running 100 degrees leaner on the test flight today. This was done with roughly the same atmospheric conditions. Previously, I would have to operate 200 ROP to achieve <400 degrees CHT. I am now running ~375 Degrees in cruise 100 ROP, and below 400 in a hard climb. It was 85 degrees OAT today. Not only have the temps decreased, but it looks cool too! #winning Although the CHT's are what I would consider acceptable, we want to see 360 or less in cruise. David is now looking at opening the inlets a bit to create some more pressure in the top of the cowl. It's been a long project, but it is coming to a close soon. I have gained speed, aesthetics and a great friend @Sabremech through this!!
  6. Guitarmaster

    N943RW at Hawk Aircraft Paint

    LOVE IT! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  7. Guitarmaster

    My second annual

    Me too! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  8. Guitarmaster

    Gear limit switch locations

    Pour some Coke on it to get rid of the corrosion.
  9. Guitarmaster

    Gear limit switch locations

    Probably could have saved some money on the part and simply carried a hammer with you!
  10. Guitarmaster

    Gear limit switch locations

    I don't know if this is the "correct way" to test, but here goes. Take a length of surgical tubing and attach to the pitot tube. Aircraft on jacks Gear handle up SLOWLY roll the tubing like a tube of toothpaste with someone else watching the airspeed. I can't over-emphasize slowly. When the indicator reaches the appropriate speed, the gear should come up. I don't know what the speed is. Someone on here does. At least you will know if the A/S switch is working. One final thought, is it possible you have a loose or partially broken wire in that circuit? I hate intermittent problems!
  11. Guitarmaster

    Gear limit switch locations

    If it's the same as the '75, they are under the belly. Before you go to the trouble of removing 252 screws, check the squat switch located on the left main. Mine was out of adjustment by about 1/8" and was giving me fits. No retract is typically not a limit switch problem. It's not popping the breaker is it?
  12. Guitarmaster

    IO360A1A intake Bellows

    You can also get them from SWTA.
  13. Guitarmaster

    Low RPM Misfire M20F

    @tylerkocon, if it makes you feel better, mine will do the same thing. Low rpm usually ends up with a lope. I have no induction leaks using a similar test to Clarence's. There are no crankcase leaks. No fuel leaks. Both in-flight and ground mag checks are purrfect. LOP mag stress test is perfect. My valves look good with no leaks per the borescope. I recently had a problem with a slightly elevated #3 EGT (love my EDM-900) and I had a hard time running LOP. In addition, I was having some lean after-fire activity. A good ultrasonic injector bath took care of that problem. When I changed the intake on the airplane, the idle smoothed out tremendously. Check your intake boot for rips. Here's my theory... 1.) Rips in the intake boot cause turbulence that disrupts the airflow at idle. 2.) The fuel injector lines are on top of the engine and heat may cause bubbling in the lines. I came up with this since my plane only does it when its hot. 3.) Dirty fuel injectors. That being said, it's easy enough to diagnose this with an engine monitor. Overall, I have talked to many A1A owners that seem to have the same symptoms.
  14. These are the Fiberlites. All LED and outstanding!
  15. Guitarmaster

    Oshkosh 2018 - Who's going?

    Taking the trailer for the week. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk