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rbridges last won the day on October 8 2016

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  1. crankshaft seal leak part 2

    Unfortunately it's the seal by the crank. Not sure of the run. Good to know that it could take a few tries.
  2. crankshaft seal leak part 2

    this is after running the engine without cycling the prop.
  3. Replaced the leaking seal that was placed in December. Put in solid seal and let it sit for several days. I ran the engine for several minutes. Oil got up to 130ish degrees. Raised rpms up to 1800-2000. This was all done on the ground. No oil leaks noticed. Did a second run, but this time I cycled the prop. Noticed oil coming from the seal area. I'm hoping I'm just having bad luck with seal replacements. I was just wondering if the cycling vs not cycling indicates anything.
  4. they'd be so impressed to know I fly a plane that's 3x older than them.
  5. Twin Comanche- Partnership?

    same here. I'd love to get my foot in the door on a partnership in a twin or larger single.
  6. Tie down rings

    You guys can leave them in, but I'll be the one laughing when I finish the 300nm flight 1.3 seconds faster than you.
  7. Newly Overhauled Engine, No Existing Logs?

    Do you still have the airframe and prop logs? I'm sure it's not ideal and will impact value to some extent, but I think having logs since an overhaul is more important.
  8. Mooney N94MR- Paint Project

    I'm jealous. Your plane looks so clean. I know mine has a few dings, but yours looks flawless.
  9. What are your plans for the Bahamas?
  10. My advice with spending your money:. Get one that already has an autopilot and certified GPS. They cost a ton but can be bought already installed for 30% of the original owner's cost. It makes long cross country flights easier. Make sure it's on a good frame. All the avionics in the world can't save a corroded plane. Check tanks for leaks. Bladders and reseals are options but cost $$. BTW, I have a '65. It's a great plane for me and the wife, but rear space is limited.
  11. **SOLD** 1975 Mooney M20F in PA

    I hope you get the $85k too. Very nice plane. Given the panel and 201 cowl/upgrades, this plane should be on the high end of the price spectrum.
  12. Head rests for 231

    I was going to say do a search for Toyota headrests.
  13. Porpoising leads to gear collapse accident

    what are you complaining about? The piper pilot only used half the runway.
  14. Show me an Ugly METAR

    for Destin, my wife would still make me take her.
  15. Dynon Certified thread

    Goes without saying. You don't hang out with the babes in your crowd with a plain Jane mooney.