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  1. Something to consider about working with leather: I am presently working of a project to make a new Johnson Bar Boot. In the process I learned that goat hides more than sheep hides are more stretchy. They tend to stretch in one direction, usually across their width more than length. This is good when trying to wrap the yokes because the give in the leather will allow stretching it against irregular shapes. You really need to order some samples and know how the specific hides feel in terms of softness, stretchiness, suppleness, thickness, etc... When making your pattern, you can cut it so the leather will be a little bit tight. I have a couple of goat hides about 0.048" thick that stretch about 1" or more over a 10" range. John Breda
  2. I sent you a PM. John Breda
  3. I am interested in your dehumidifier and cover.  Please consider the dehumidifier sold.  I have a cover, but would like a second.  I likely will take that as well.  Please contact me here, or at my e-mail:  john.breda@gmail.com, or call me at (617) 877-0025.


    John Breda

  4. I have the Rosen visors. At first I thought they were too bid, however I store them against the ceiling, length-wise (parallel to the long axis of the plane) and they are not in the way. I was going to cut them down but left them alone. John Breda
  5. Does anyone have an electronic version of the Bendix parts and/or overhaul manual for Bendix BL-600614-2 and BL-600644-1 magnetos that could be sent to me? John Breda
  6. Vance: Here are some pictures and information I can make out from the fuel selector I own but know nothing about. It looks very similar to an H&E. I cannot make out the manufacturer's name. Perhaps it starts with "CHR" The city of manufacture seems to be Solon, OH 44139 There is a part number CT - 2847 stamped on the label, but I may be missing part of it. also stamped is 003 which may be the last part of a serial number Manufacture date 3/92 It is build for a presumed low wing aircraft with a capacity of 27.4 gallons per side. (? Piper) Any ideas what aircraft this is from. Could it be an H&E retrofit candidate? John Breda
  7. I am sure this selector is a copy of the H&E. I think only the handle size different. I will send a pic. John Breda
  8. I have a fuel selector that looks for the most part like the H&E selector. It is much newer, and I have never overhauled it. I will try to get a picture and post it. It may be quite usable on a Mooney and may in fact be the alternate fuel selector that is now outrageously expensive. Does anyone have a picture of the retrofitted selector. As I remember, I believe the one I have was made in Ohio. I believe the label was damaged so the manufacturer's name is not visible.It is anodized blue aluminum and I am sure it is much newer than the 1960 H&E version. John Breda
  9. My contact phone is (617) 877-0025 and my e-mail is john.breda@gmail.com. The 90 degree twist in the rudder hooks can be easily placed in the straight section. The metal can be cold worked without a problem in a vise and an open-end wrench. John Breda
  10. I have been using York Gust locks for a long time. They are easy to install. I put them on the copilot side so I can install and remove them while outside the plane. https://gustlock.com/product_info.asp I have one for Piper aircraft which I am not using and can sell inexpensively. There are only 2 differences which can be easily modified. The long bar should meet the "T" in the middle of the "T". Cut the long bar with a hack saw and reweld it in the middle. Then put a twist in the two rudder pedal hooks by cold twisting each 90 degrees. That will convert the configuration so it can be used with a Mooney. If interested, I can send you a picture of the Mooney version. New they are expensive, but work quite well. The attached 2 pictures are of the Piper version. John Breda
  11. Probably the 14" height. There is only a couple of inches between the retracted ram and the jack point. They are very stable however. To relieve the mains, I just used the 2 jacks and jack up the mains 1". To jack up the plane completely, I use the 2 jacks, an engine hoist (Harbor Freight 2 ton - about $175) and a concrete weighted tail stand, not to pull the tail, but just to stabilize it. John Breda
  12. You want to get some Moving Quilts to cover the wings when working on the plane. Protects wings and keeps tools nearby. Can be purchased inexpensively on e-bay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Packs-of-Heavy-Duty-Deluxe-Eco-Quilted-80-x-72-Storage-Furniture-Moving-Blankets/192865134004?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2ce7a865b4:m:myocU-Ys_p3r9UG5kRQjrWg&enc=AQAEAAACYIQvEcHUrT7nmUC3yY5qbPyaBN1nJEDYW8MyypsJPgXK4PLYVaIgu9w9Os2XtDHJeofFM1z0p75Tx%2FKzJZU9f5AzuBf43VTrWWFsLkZg2JVKkL9qTaHcfKj0WsP6EkOCFNJKDyBDU2KJoMyQ4MrX4%2FMequNeWxGtF8QDIgDndzeYyEcusNAchmmaoV5V9f6I1NepFXDTiBa6tO8zJnN8wVTg8q8a5HE0%2FK9hPNQ9WlH4sCx7kSmgHyOgIlBb8OjlXFtspVs2G82zeLNanfHd62JE276s5thTLiECv0nRloBimucLUuTOjn8Eq6DmILafNlrVqJlRD%2BuXQIVdDwo6ZlJiaOZwdMp5c%2FN6ATiVu%2BWOgv1XKqc3NUA5NVeAKh4dHsxl743fShzG%2FI%2B%2FzVN7eaksFE3WstyaHWeekArxiIXFd%2FdhOc%2FFWZ0ixrxHIEKZnk8qIby7Jul%2Fah3GPG09dfiZI2MEypqNd40VxWUVanF9%2F7olAiPfL%2Fp8UIH8gsTHDyEVMIU0Bb75gnWj9n1P8q95CB1bbYqhU5sy9RHDyOJjzc2GTEFCuzQ1%2FfBzNc7XIcq7QnSmlk3Tgf3tJwKu6KLT7IOPdcMP2DSJN2VfqaMQ0Tz2g63GVquyrcIMCqDMJWao1Fy5oxnzMVoB9XtkyYGsgTyRY%2BvHKu39CLSkrq9AV96IrFhWVj3IPDlzG1NburzmU9rxQVLM8mKDBFQQ8V5q%2FmOsLEwwNHivUcBWOJGMk6JiN13Qab%2Bf1bjO20QWOSe5Nar%2FNQivCHn0cix49B1n8hMl5uX4CTolO2I266d8&checksum=19286513400499f0df40295042f7b8ee2e9300c55fb6 John Breda
  13. A pair of aircraft jacks with locking collars. Especially with extended tanks, you can and should take some pressure off the mains when aircraft is not used for a period of time. Helps with keeping the donuts healthy. Also, easier to get under the plane even if you are just cleaning. But get a good pair of safe jacks. Meyers are highly recommended. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/meyer_a500series.php Got my pair on e-bay for about $800 for the pair. Also an height adjustable creeper. This is one on Aircraft Spruce https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/aerocreeper-13-21329-38.php?clickkey=10349 I have a different one, but all adjust height and back angle. You can position yourself so working under the plain is not painful. John Breda
  14. I pulled the plane out a week ago to go flying and stopped at the pump and refueled. Checked the weather again and decided to stay on the ground. Taxied the plane back to the hangar and put it away. 0.1 hrs tach time from taxing. When I came back to the hangar a week later, there as a 1" wide X 1.5 feet long oil stain coming from the exhaust. This plane has a RaJay turbo-normalizer with check valves in the oil lines going to and from the turbo. What are the odd that is is due to a check valve not closing completely and oil seeping from the turbo bearing (which really only seal when the turbo is running) as opposed to some other problem. I plan on doing a good run-up to close to full temp. Then stopping plane, looking outside for any more oil. Should I be safe to fly? John Breda
  15. I would love to see the rebuild video. John Breda