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Greg Ellis

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  1. @Scott Dennstaedt, PhD may be able to explain this.
  2. So, an update and asking for more advice. I removed the fuel screen on the carburetor and it was clean as a whistle. I was able to tie in a mechanical fuel pressure gauge right before the fuel pressure sensor on the EDM900. It verified that the EDM 900 is correct and my fuel pressure when the engine is running at 1000 RPM is over 6 psi. Redline max on my O-360-A1D is 6 psi. When I run the engine up to 1500 RPM, the fuel pressure goes up to 7 psi. At idle it stays just above 6 psi. Prior to starting the engine, when I turned on the electric fuel pump, the gauge also agreed with the EDM 900 and showed a little over 3 psi. So, any advice on where to look next? The fuel line going to the carburetor is clear and without restrictions just to add. Could it be the engine driven fuel pump or a line somewhere else? Thanks for any advice.
  3. @hammdo I believe I do. There is a line coming out the top that is a 90 degree elbow the is right about the large fuel line going into the carb.
  4. @PT20J I checked the hose between the fuel pump and the carburetor today. It seemed clear. I did not check the fuel screen though. I will see about that tomorrow. Thanks.
  5. Thanks for the help and I deleted the one in the vintage area.
  6. I posted this in the Vintage section but then thought it also kind of belongs here: I have read other postings on fuel pressure problems but none seem to apply to what has started with my 63 C model. It has an O-360-A1D. It has an EDM 900 as well. I went to fly it yesterday and the fuel pressure on the EDM900 after engine start went to 7.1. Redline is 6. It stays there at any power setting from idle (600 RPM) to full throttle. Plane otherwise is running fine with no issues. The prior flight which was last week, everything was fine. And with the engine not running and the electric fuel pump on the EDM 900 read 3.5. My mechanic who is not at my home airport wants me to put a manual fuel pressure gauge on to see if the EDM is accurate or there is a problem with the sensor. I am not sure where to tie one into the system and what to use. I have a call into him to ask but thought I would seek the advice of the incredibly intelligent folks on Mooneyspace. I read that other issues could be the fuel pump, a kinked fuel line, a partial blockage somewhere…but it seems to me that the plane would not run well if it were any of these issues. So, I was going to tap into the fuel system with a gauge. Where should I tap into it? I am assuming somewhere before the carburetor? Any other thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.
  7. @Otto Klaas Just out of curiosity, has your D model been converted to retractable gear or is it still fixed gear?
  8. Many years ago, when I still had the shotgun panel on my 63 C model, I had an electric attitude indicator installed as a back up. I remember the mechanic saying they had to have it adjusted for the 14 degree tilt on the instrument panel. So, I believe, at least on my aircraft, it was 14 degrees as well.
  9. @DonMuncy Keep us informed of this meetup. I am sure there are others in the area that, if available, would like to join up to put faces to screen names.
  10. That looks awesome. Nicely done.
  11. I have heard good things about these folks. And my avionics shop uses them. Home Page (rudyaircraftinstruments.com)
  12. While not the Mid-Atlantic area, I just paid $2850 for the base annual for my 63 C model. This included the inspection as well as all the AD research, etc... Fortunately it was a pretty clean annual with only 2 squawks that needed attention.
  13. They do have a Mooney with 2 doors. You just have to find either an Acclaim Ultra or an Ovation Ultra. They both have a pilot and co-pilot side doors.
  14. @pagirard Go to here: Advanced Pilot Download the Target EGT power point presentation. It should help understand the leaning as you climb concept. You are fortunate that it will be easy for you to put this into practice since you are at sea level. It will also give you a good reference for when you are departing from any airport at any density altitude. It is for normally aspirated engines such as your E model. And, yes, I do lean as I climb.
  15. Same here for Dorr Aviation...I want my keyring they owe me from 17 years ago.
  16. Less than 2000 hours TTAF for a 1959? That is less than 30 hours per year. So you may be looking at an airplane that has sat for many years. If I really wanted an A model and found a nice one I would definitely keep the wood wing. It is fabric covered with no rivets and very slick. A friend's A model with the same engine as my C model could outrun me all day long so I would not change it out or you might as well buy a C Model that is a little newer and in good shape. It would be less money than changing out the wing on an A model, even if it could be done. A few years ago, I heard that Don Maxwell was no longer going to touch wood wings. Not sure about that. But there is a guy in Houston that has worked on many A models, and Mites and even rebuilt a number of Mites including the Naked Mite that is on display at the Lone Star Flight Museum.
  17. CAM Aircraft at Fort Worth Spinks did my panel and autopilot. I think they did a nice job at a reasonable price. The work came in at the quoted fee on all of the work. They have since gotten new owners but the new owners were avionic technicians for the original owner who retired. They bought the shop. But they were the guys that did all of the work. The owner had a maintenance side to CAM aircraft that was more of his thing but apparently that is being shut down and all they will be doing is avionics. CAM Aircraft
  18. I had my tanks done 10 years ago at Weep No More. I have had only one small issue that was easily repaired but it was outside the warranty time that was done so my local A&P fixed it with no other issues. This leak was down around the fuel drain. Anyways, I would go with Weep No More as they do excellent work and I don't think there would be any issue if you had a warranty problem come up. With that being said, Paul at Weep No More is booked out quite far in advance so I would get on his schedule ASAP; I think it is the same with Wetwingologists.
  19. I purchased a panel from LASAR a few years ago. It fit perfectly. They may still sell them. It was not expensive either.
  20. Do the Avidyne 540/440's play nice with the Garmin G5's and the Garmin GFC 500 autopilot?
  21. Says they are on back order at Airpower but a good price compared to others. However, they also say that price will only hold until stock is depleted. I would assume that since they are on backorder, the stock is depleted.
  22. It looks like you are in Canada so the rules may be a little different but in the US the front windshield has to be either done by an A&P or done by you but signed off by an A&P. The side windows are different and can just be done by the owner.
  23. When I did mine myself I used denatured alcohol and it worked great. I cannot answer anything else about the install because the windows on a 63 C model like mine are installed completely different than the F model in question.
  24. Sal's is who did my last cylinder. They are good folks. I have visited their shop. No sign, no name to be seen but you know you are in the right place because of the mountain of used and non-serviceable cylinders out in the front yard. It is a mountain of them. But they have a really cool place with some classic equipment and a very nice classic Corvette (from the 50's) that I believe Sal has been the only owner of the car.
  25. The Owner's Manual for my 1963 C model (more like a pamphlet, really) does say to Apply brakes to stop wheel rotation prior to retracting the gear. I have never consciously done this.
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