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  1. 15k for Dual GI275 and autopilot and heading to a century 2000. This was from some place in Sarasota Florida. I guess they don’t want to do it! edit: 3 weeks to install?!? spaz
  2. Believe it or not my old Navy squadron ended up a 2 Spaz squadron. This what a second previously ordained Spaz arrived for a second tour. We all live in harmony, until the wrong Spaz gets called to carpet, and boy am I glad I was innocent! Spaz
  3. I have noticed that in my 88 J. I attribute to the exhaust manifold getting much more cold air Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  4. Clarence We actually talked about that. It was clear that 600364-003 was an optional part without a quantity specified. There are no shims on the inside top mounts. In my case, if we added another shim to the lower mounts then the bolt would be too short for the minimum thread to extend past the locking bolt. The other option as was to go to a longer mount bolt but the manual didn't allow for a longer bolt which makes sense to me with the amount of room in there. Perhaps mine is an outlier of worst case alignment and fastener stackup. It quite obviously needed a quarter inch of lift to align. I don't even think we could fit even another washer in there though. The top has plenty of room to add additional spacers so we didn't remove any and even need them to take up thread length on the fastener. Have you run across that before, and how have you solved that issue in the past? Mike Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  5. I was able to remove the lower bolts completely. There was enough side play when the nut removed that the bolt head cleared the footwells. The shock absorber on the firewall side slid free enabling the bolt to slant out and clear. I ended up referencing the DMax article, but didn't order any shims. I was 1/2 inch low at the cowl so I estimated I needed a 1/8 shim on the engine side, IAW with the DMax article. I had a shim like you do in your photo, (1/8 inch) on the bolt head side of the mount, which wasn't doing me any good, as well as on on the engine side. So, long story longer, there was a concern about the stackup by adding another shim, so we removed the firewall side shim and relocated it to the engine side, in the spirit of the "As Required" note on the shims in the IPC. That made the engine rise right at 1/2 an inch at the spinner. Side note, DMax was the shop that hung my motor initially in 2012 so I cant account for the shim shenanigans. I'd have brought it to him if it wasn't halfway across the country. I have a before and after of the spinner but none of the in process. I will admit once you remove the lower bolts, you are all in on this one. Mike
  6. We just did that last week and when the lower bolts are loose there was enough play in there to clear the structure. After moving the shims around to align with the cowl getting the shim holes engine mount holes and the bolt aligned was a bit 'fidgety'. The bolts would have been easier to land if they were tapered. We didn't pull the engine out but did loosen the top mount bolts and supported the engine with a hoist. Mike Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  7. I failed to get to Easton, but met Steve-65E NC in Leonardtown. Random mooneyspace meeting. nice to meet you Steve.
  8. I have to drop someone off tomorrow morning at Culpeper. I will try to make it to Easton after that.
  9. is it COMANT VOR/LOC/GS (CI-120-400)?
  10. I think the argument should be over spelling...since you want to argue
  11. The regs require special online training and certification. That is the most plain English explanation that I have found. It takes less than an hour and I find refreshing it once in a while useful. That being said you just need to file a flight plan and never squawk 1200, ever. The training is at Good luck, Mike Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  12. Why wouldn't ADS-B be standard equipment these days for a new aircraft, or at least an option? You drop 700K on a plane and have to upgrade it within 5 or 6 years to be compliant? Not even listed as an option. Seems odd. Mike
  13. Thanks for the feedback Earl. I have a repair coming in my future and I am researching options and I have decided a full job is the only thing I will do. I have to look at my schedule and shop openings to be my deciding factor as you did. Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk