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About lamont337

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    1962 M20C
  1. Eddy Current AD

    My hub failed the ECI a few years ago. Bought a used prop for 1 amu. I was resealing a tank at the time so $$ was tight. Even so, I don’t think I would have spent $9K on a new prop and wouldn’t today either. Current prop still has the AD. 20 minute flight a $200 gets it done.
  2. Funny, I got locked in a week ago when I landed after my annual. Somehow the lock was stuck at the 45 degree point. My wife was picking me up and parked as i shut down. Good for a laugh, I just handed her the keys through the pilot side window and she was able to unlock it for me. Still a little puzzled how I could have previously removed the key if it wasn't fully rotated in either direction.
  3. Searched "Alemite Special Thread Straight Fitting 6-40 UNF-2A - 3018" on Amazon, $0.60 each so I bought 4 plus a Lock N Lube. Free shipping
  4. I'm very DIY also, but stripping my own tank was the absolute worst money I ever saved.
  5. Does your C have the old split windshield? We ended up finding the wrong fasteners going up the divider on mine. Can probably check with a magnet.
  6. Gear Overhaul

    On jacks it should be easy to pin point. Just grab the tire and try to move left to right, fore and aft, and turn right to left. Might help to clamp the rudder pedals in place for the left and right as it will help point out play in the steering horn although on mine it was obvious without doing so. There is a shim kit for that if it's not too bad. Pic below if from the J parts manual but the exploded view is much better. Good luck.
  7. Today's flight for 2018

    My wife and I want to do a lighthouse tour also. Over 3K miles of shoreline though, it'll take awhile!
  8. Cabin heat valve location

    Oddly enough I removed mine today because the fresh air valve wouldn't open all the way. Cleaned the plates and lubed both cables at both ends. Moving great now. Air box only had 56 years of crud inside.
  9. Young Eagles

    Since your in Vegas get with EAA Chapter 1300, based at HND. I flew YE flights with them in my C several times. Lots of 2 seat RVs in the group so having 4 seats was a big plus. Lots of non-owners in the group too for someone looking for a partner...
  10. I found that 16 inches and gear down kept me in the glide slope very well during training. No flaps as it just required more power with rising CHTs. Knowing how long/far it takes to go from level cruise to 10 mph under gear speed is also good. On missed approach I go full throttle, positive rate and dip for the gear. With no autopilot I want the checklist items as few as possible. No flaps or second throttle position to worry about.
  11. Lessons learned

    The spiral notebook on my knee board fills this role. Date, tach, airport info, comm freqs, etc. As it is intended to be a permanent record, I also use it to record my VOR receiver checks and maintenance items such as oil added. Very handy to be able to go back and review.
  12. Adding brake fluid

    Reservoir is under the pilot side avionics panel in front of the wind screen. This reservoir is shared between the brakes and flaps, with the brake line being lower. If your hydraulic fluid is low you will lose flaps first so unless you are also having a flap problem I wouldn't think adding fluid will solve a brake issue.
  13. At 2650 hours maybe it's worth the peace of mind. Plus it's probably nice to choose the timing as opposed to suddenly being forced to OH by finding a bunch of metal in the filter.