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    Question about cylinder pressures

    Mike Busch's book on engines covers this pretty well, at least it was understandable for me. He spends a lot of time discussing how you know when you need to overhaul, and what compressions really mean. https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/bvpages/mikebusch-13-21514.php?gclid=CjwKCAjw54fdBRBbEiwAW28S9rkcWKucFvWWp-MsWGZBjD2PuV2OTgAEAA4k9x_nHTJycxs1IQOmwBoCtbAQAvD_BwE Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I have a new mistress

    I'm about to take my J in for a panel redo, and am going with the G5 as the HSI (but not the AI). Would love to hear how you like it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'm an inexperienced part purchaser; do you have a source for the part? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I was wondering why there were a bunch of small lengths of duct tape over little holes in the floor pan under the carpet. Will pull them up and replace. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Great suggestion; will do Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks Yetti, that was exactly what I needed to know! I pulled the cover last night and gave everything a good cleaning. Will wait to see how it looks in the daylight before heading to the aviation isle at HD for some plexi. MS is awesome! Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I will post some photos; I'm in the middle of redoing the interior. Might wait till things are looking better! Any issue with unscrewing from the top side, or do you need to get to it from underneath? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Bit of parallax going on there as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The light works, but is quite dim. If theres a chance the screws wont ho back in, might wait till annual time to swap out the plastic. That seems to make cutting the carpet around the whole plastic boss the way to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Purchased a '78 J a couple of weeks ago (after a long search), and among the other upgrades, it badly needed a new interior. I went the airtex route, and am in the process of removing the old, nasty, carpet. The gear down indicator in the floor was very hard to read the first few times I flew, and now I know why (see photo). It's actually much worse than the picture shows; scratched and cloudy. Any ideas on how to clean the plastic window? Should I think about replacing it? Is that something an owner can do? Also, only a small window was cut in the old carpet, just for the plastic window, and it was glued around the rest of the black plastic fairing that also houses the fuel selector. Any opinions on whether I should place the new carpet similarly, or cut out for the whole fairing (after cleaning that as well). Tom
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    SE Tn recomendation for PPI

    Big +1 for Lynn and AGL Aviation. They did a prepurchase for me on a J from SE TN, and really saved my bacon.
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    Pre buy near El Paso

    gsxrpilot - thanks for the offer. Unfortunately I'm traveling unexpectedly for the next week; if the plane's still available when I get back, I'll take you up on that offer!
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    Pre buy near El Paso

    It's good to hear of positive experiences of others trying to do a remote purchase. I'll try for Dugosh, but if that is a bridge too far, explore El Paso Aero.
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    Pre buy near El Paso

    84R looks to be about 500 nm away; that's getting to the limit of what I would consider reasonable to ask. Anything closer?
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    Pre buy near El Paso

    Newbie here. I'm looking at an early J in the El Paso area, and am in need of suggestions regarding a local A&P for the pre buy. I'm in the northeast, and probably won't be able to see the plane till late in the process, so it needs to be someone who knows their mooneys, and I can trust. Any suggestions?