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About Shadrach

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  • Birthday 04/07/1974

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    Too many... Fying obviously, restoring old stuff (or new stuff that I've broken), Cycling, Backpacking, Motorcycling (especially old British machines), Traveling, Cooking,...
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    1967 M20F

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  1. Shadrach

    M20E Fuel Starvation Accident

    So we have different SOP's but for the same reason.
  2. Shadrach

    M20E Fuel Starvation Accident

    That makes sense. However, if you did that and the most full tank had been run dry during the previous flight then there's a chance that the engine would die of fuel starvation just as you began your taxi. It can be quite irritating.
  3. Shadrach

    M20E Fuel Starvation Accident

    I've experienced said airlock in the air after topping off a tank that was run dry on the previous flight. Upon switching tanks at the top of the climb, the engine quit for several seconds. I hit the boost pump immediately but I'm not sure it made a difference as it started producing power again quickly . As soon as it fired up again, I realized why it had happened. If I run a tank dry in flight, it is my SOP on the following flight to start the engine on that tank. I think it is a good idea to verify tank continuity and selector operation before take off.
  4. Shadrach

    Newly Overhauled Engine, No Existing Logs?

    Absolutely. I’ll add that making it airworthy doesn't require inspection authorization.
  5. Shadrach

    M20E Fuel Starvation Accident

    Couple of data points from my experience flying behind th IO360A1A. At taxi power (say 1200ish rpm) turning the selector to the off position will kill the engine in <10secs (closer to 5secs IIRC). I’ve never turned the selector to the off position in cruise, but I assume the engine would run a few seconds at most. It doesn’t take a lot of time to restart after running a tank dry, but time seems to pass slowly with the prop windmilling. As important as it is to ensure the selector is in good working order, also keep an eye on the fasteners and plastic trim around the selector. If one or both of the screws that hold the trim piece in place backs out, it can lock the selector in an undesirable position..
  6. Shadrach

    Newly Overhauled Engine, No Existing Logs?

    Did you receive instructions for break in or was it considered broken in by the factory?
  7. Shadrach

    Newly Overhauled Engine, No Existing Logs?

    I seem to recall that along with the data sheet it arrived with a clogged injector.
  8. Shadrach


    Mike, I can confirm that the adds you're seeing are unique to you.
  9. Shadrach

    Newly Overhauled Engine, No Existing Logs?

    If you ask an "FAA type" (Cliffy's reference), you will likely get an interpretation that tends towards strict adherence to the most oppressive view of the regs and the state's power to interpret and enforce. Not all of them are like this. I have a very old friend that is currently an ASI/AW for the FAA. He is an IA that actually owned a repair station in a former life. He performed many field overhauls in his previous life and would likely chuckle at the utter lack of common sense some folks read into regulations of the regs. The job of enforcement requires a bit of interpretation on the part of a FAA inspector, but his/her interpretation is far from the last word and it won't necessarily hold up in a hearing or a trial. I would ask the aforementioned "FAA types" how a non pilot rated Mechanic is supposed to conduct/supervise a break in? I don't believe factory OH engines broken in at the factory. Is Lycoming sending out reps to check on the owner's progress during break-in? What happens if god forbid some flat lander decides to break in their new engine and 1500MSL LOP? That's a break-in procedure well outside the manufactures "recommended" procedure but delivers high mean pressures, clean combustion and cool CHTs, It will establish oil control just as quickly (if not quicker) as a ROP break-in that is conducted at 4500MSL. If this now fine running collection of newly documented parts was not broken in using recommended procedure does the engine cease to exist? How much time is on the non OH'd engine if it's been operated this way for 400hrs? Can one rectify the unofficial OH by running full rich and full power at 4000MSL for some unspecified period of time? What's more is that I don't think lycoming does much testing of their engines before delivery, if they did, they'd not deliver new/reman'd engines with intake leaks and clogged injectors.
  10. Great photos! What's the performance like with a 3 blade?
  11. If the port is available, I don't see why not. It's really up to whomever is signing the logs. Also, I would keep the Hi/Lo Vac annunciators and add a gauge. Our bird came from the factory with both. When the pump fails, the annunciator will tell you before the gyros wind down and tumble (I speak from experience).
  12. Shadrach

    Newly Overhauled Engine, No Existing Logs?

    So then how many “service limit” overhauls have you seen? If memory serves, every FOH I’ve seen has been done to new limits.
  13. Shadrach

    Icing event.

    I agree. He did go to ForeFlight but is no longer there and has removed any trace of that from his linkedin profile.
  14. 670422. Given Mooney’s production volume in 1967 they are probably a few months a part. Ours is a time capsule but still shows well from a distance. All original paint. I just found this random photo online of me and my wife taxiing at Peachtree Dekalb in Atlanta. I’m trying to imagine why a stranger would take a picture of an old Mooney and post it on line.
  15. Edited! I’m too young to be losing it. I blame it on having a two-year-old and an infant in the house!