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  1. Thanks for clarifying for me. I got the old one with knobs! Apologies, I could of swore it was a 74 but defiantly not. Met with the avionics shop and were doing the 345r panel mount so the Bluetooth works hopefully! Thank you,. Aaron Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Very well thought out. I’m on the fence but I think the panel mount might be advantageous for the reasons you mentioned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Just got a older 396 battery back up with xm weather, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Hoping someone can offer some advice. Got a 77j with a garmin 650 and a old kt-74, transponder. Just got a quote from the avionics shop for $6,500 bucks to install my choice of either remote mount transponder and use the 650 transponder page to enter sqwak code or slide the gtx-645r in the old spot. Hard part is I’d really like the new trutrack auto pilot and/or the Dynon efis. I have a century 3 autopilot mostly rebuilt, but would really like the new features that newer autopilots have. So the Dynon/true track options makes the most sense for the price, but if I wait it may be a long time for approval, right? If I go that route I’d want to use Dynon hardware for adsb compliance. Or so I blow the money on the garmin transponder now? Just curious what your thoughts are. I know a lot more about the plane than I do avionics packagers some I hoping someone can steer me in what makes the most practical sense. Thanks! Aaron Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Momma might have had some directive in determining the “right time to do it” I bet.[emoji848][emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Beautiful family! I’m looking forward to taking my son (first ride up soon). Yours looks about the same age? 10month-year? Take care, Aaron Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. If your gonna show up heck I might have to buzz over there[emoji23]!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Shouldn’t really matter what oil as long as it’s the common aviation oil, 15w-50, 20w-50 or straight 50w, at 212f there all the same viscosity as a straight 50w and if he got the oil slightly hot say 230f or more, the multi-weight oil would have a thicker viscosity than the straight weight oil due to the viscosity modifiers still continuing to “uncoil” meaning that as the multiweight oil continues to rise it in temp it will thin at a slower rate than the straight weight oil. Until it’s gets really hot300-400f???? Where the viscosity modifiers shear back, well then your stuck with a 15w or a 20w oil viscosity at 350f. Not good...... Target temp for 50w correct viscosity is 100c/212f. After that the multiweight oil is better......and way better for cold starts. I wouldn’t worry about it to much unless your deep in yellow. Low rpm and hot oil doesn’t make normal pressure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. M20j here, had original exhaust and then upgraded to power flow. It does make more power and is faster but only measurable in climb at 2700rpm full throttle cruise. No difference at 2400rpm. It makes sense the engine breaths better and appreciably better at higher rpms when there is less time for exhaust to be pushed out. Added 3kts. Biggest improvement was 20-30f lower chts at any power setting which I would expects as almost any performance exhaust should accomplish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. 4 years ago over Iowa heading home to MN from Florida I froze the oil cooler on my J model. I did not put a strip of aluminum tape over the oil cooler as I normally would due to the warm departure temps. It was at -38f when the oil went from 164 to 210 then in 2 mins to 220. I got it stopped at 230 by going about 80 lop, and increasing rpms. Scary deal. At night. That cold and the airports are all IFR, due to ice crystals blowing around. A person could land in a really nice field 1/4 mile from a farm house and freeze to death. My limit is now -20f. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. If that isn’t it, all I can offer is after much time invested on my M20j I pulled the gamis out. At full throttle John Paul was getting erratic results where different ones would peak at different times. He chaulked it up to a air leak in the motor. Not the case, same problem after overhaul. Other issue was blue staining around the injectors. If a person looks close at a gami the area where the fuel comes out has a concave bowl shape where the lycoming injector is flat. At full throttle on my plane and some other Js it appears, we’re getting localized pressure inside the intake tubes which is same as outside atmospheric pressure and some fuel was actually spitting out the hole in the side of the gami injectors. In my case we think the concave shape of the gami face catches the very brief but present localized high pressure air created by the intake valve momentarily snapping shut just downstream of the injector. The lycoming ones don’t do this. If we pulled the throttle back .5” of MP we could tune the gamis perfectly. That just seemed like a joke to me so we pulled the gamis and switched around the lyc injectors and got the spread to .3. Close enough. So I believe gami has some more homework to do on lyc planes with low restriction intakes such as the M20j. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Gen 2, is what I got, that latest one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Hi All. It’s been a few years and I got around 500 hours on the engine. Not a single issue. Speed is within margin of error, best I can tell exactly the same as when the motor was just broken in. I still don’t know if the extra steam under the cowl came from the power flow exhaust or jewel, but it runs great and oil consumption is a quart in 10hours or better. Jewel is one of the best kept secrets! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. The replacement fuel servo did work. The cost to r and r the first and install the 2nd one was on me, however in hindsight I could have done a better job in the preplaning and would have known this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I flew in there 5 years ago at 1am. Out at 3pm. They brought me in over teterboro and it was a piece of cake. Leaving was easy too as the GA side of the airport taxi way was empty, but the big birds were lined up 20 deep on the airport side. I made sure to honor the 20 degrees left after take off instructions to get my ass out of the way of position and hold traffic on the runway behind me. If I remember right I departed VFR, but came in ifr and there wasn’t any reservation system I was aware of back then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro