wburger1

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  1. I just saw my old 1963 M20C is being sold on EBAY due to gear collapsing after JBAR came out of down lock block on roll out after landing. Makes me want to replace mine on my 67F. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-MOONEY-M20C-3775-TT-COMPLETE-AIRFRAME-WITH-BELLY-SCRAPING-NEW-INTERIOR-/133467181711?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=ILhMocp4t3kWGvqR01GsF7SgXy0%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  2. I was very close to the red on original garwin oil temp gauge even when it was 45 degrees outside climbing and in cruise. Took out oil temp probe and put it in 200 degree oil and it actually read 200. Before I put it in oil it read OAT. Then I took out vernatherm and put it in oil and heated the oil and it did not open until 225 degrees. So I got a new vernatherm and now I am in the green even when 95 degrees outside. One note is that when I heated the oil it took a really long time to cool the oil down. Like 15 minutes for just a few degrees. My vernatherm was original to my 67 M20F.
  3. Anyone have that knob that goes on the duct assembly in a 1967 M20F? Part number is S6844-605. There are actually two of them under the panel so I was going to take the one I still have off and try to find a knob that is the same size.
  4. I tried to renew with MAPA online but the website does not allow you to do that. Then I emailed MAPA and did not get a response I called MAPA and no one answered the phone so I left a message and did not get a response. What else can I do? Is MAPA GONE NOW???
  5. Thank you Yeti. I will try that tomorrow. FYI we were both born on Earth Day!
  6. You said you replaced the fuel pump without removing the mag. Do you have any advice or hints? Thanks.
  7. I have been flying only vintage Mooneys for 25 years and I am used to the Throttle Mixture Prop order. But you are correct on needing to replace all three of them.
  8. When doing my preflight I pushed in on the throttle cable and it would not go all the way in so I pulled on it and it broke. Only one strand of cable was left on it when it came all of the way out. A&P removing it this week. I am also replacing the Prop cable. There were metal filings on top of the throttle cable micro switch back plate which might have got into the cable causing it to deteriorate over time which I assume came from the radio stack installing a radio in the past. Going to send them to McFarlane to have them built for me.
  9. Prayers for the family. Donation sent. Walt
  10. Greg, Did the same shop do the panel, HSI and EDM900? Can you tell me what shop did the work, how long it took and the install price. you can PM me if you dont that information to be public. I am located west of Houston. Thanks Walt
  11. Has anyone installed a Lasar pilot side 9 hole panel and was able to fit a Stec 30 turn coordinator computer panel in the slot as shown in the picture where the regulat turn coordinator is? I have a 1967 M20F and need to know if it would fit in that slot. Thanks Walt
  12. Yes Carl uses the cherry red coat as per the Mooney specs. The picture I posted was taken before the top coat was applied. I will post more pictures later.
  13. Yes he can do the extended tanks as I saw him doing one. He charges a little extra for those.
  14. http://houstontankspecialistsllc.com/. Carl Sharon is the owner. Tankman@htsllc.net 281-799-8487. Eagle Lake Texas Airport. KELA Don't remember the hangar number but it right across from the hangar with the public restroom. Call to get pricing and reserve a spot. Tell him Walt Burger recommended you to him.
  15. Sealant has been completed. Waiting on more pictures from Carl but here is one of them,
  16. I don't know what Carl used but he has a special formula and equipment that he uses. Took him a few weeks to get it all out.
  17. I was scarred to death to reseal my fuel tanks because last time I did it on my old M20C corrosion was found in both tanks requiring a new wing for repair. My M20F is 4 years newer so I took the chance. Enclosed is a picture of some real shotty repairs over the last decades. No corrosion found. Guess the caked on sealant protected my tanks. I also enclosed one picture after cleaning out the old sealant. I will provide more pictures after Carl Sharon the Tankman out of Eagle lake finished up sealing it next week. If you need it done close to Texas Carl is your man.
  18. Not any more but it was in there for 3 months with no fuel loss.
  19. I had a 1963 C for 25 years. The last year I had it it was losing a lot of fuel. If i parked it in a closed locked hanger with both tanks full for a month almost all of the fuel would be gone. No stains under the wings, no blue marks on the ground, no fuel smell in the cabin. Mechanic told me it was due to evaporation but never did believe that and never did find out the problem. I now have an F and it does not lose any fuel.
  20. I would be interested if they hooked up to my current M20F yoke shafts and looked close to J yokes.
  21. Tanks were inspected and resealed but not stripped and resealed. I did not see an autopilot.