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Reply #19 - Sep 21st, 2019 at 11:13am

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The frustrating thing is everything will go on and off 100 times before itís done. Got more wiring completed, stringers cut and fitted, nut plates installed. I have to close up the large hole I cut in the front bulkhead. Iím planning on mounting the oil cooler on the lower left cowl skin. Iíll need to duct air to it and the alternators (2). Next comes the cowl skins and nut plates for the nose bowl. The cowl skins will be fun as I donít have a roller to shape the skins. But there are some excellent trees around here. Thankfully Mother Nature is cooperating. Hope to send it up to the hangar by October first.
 
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Reply #18 - Aug 28th, 2019 at 7:51pm

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Great job!!   Lots of cutting and fitting here.  Gonna have an I.A. review it?
 
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Reply #17 - Aug 27th, 2019 at 9:54pm

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Starting to make good progress. My daughters back in school. Finally got the ignition harness from the factory. Have to modify the length of several wires, shorten them. Temporarily assembled the nose bowl to fit up to the front bulkhead. Cut out the bulkhead and bent up the flanges and rough cut the center out. Made a pattern for the side flanges and cut them out of .025 2024. Once Iíve got the nose bowl attached to bulkhead it will be attached to a jig that bolts to the prop flange. This will hold it centered so I can attach the cowling stringers. This also gives it the correct spacing for the prop spinner.
 
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Reply #16 - Aug 2nd, 2019 at 9:19am

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It's an optical delusion. I know who welded it and he's very picky.
 
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Reply #15 - Aug 1st, 2019 at 11:30am

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Great build, Mark!  Nothin' quite like the REAL DEAL. Smiley

I'm certain I know nuttin'...but is this weld ok?† Just lookin'.

Neal
 

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Reply #14 - Aug 1st, 2019 at 10:55am

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Up-date, while waiting for parts, the injector harness needs modified, intake manifold needs modifie. No.1 bulkhead needs assembled. Because this engine has two alternators, I have to modify the electrical system, add a 50amp breaker, idiot lights and a two position switch. Also have to add an EGT gauge some where.
 

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Reply #13 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 11:09pm

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Love the new exhaust manifolds...looks great.  These T-51's are really something!! Thanks again for sharing this with us!
Tom
 

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Reply #12 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 9:37pm

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Looks great Huey.  I'm impressed.  How could you tell the previous mechanic was too heavy handed?  Did you test the torque on the bolts?  Not good thing especially on exhausts.
 
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Reply #11 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 9:30pm

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Every thing is done except the engine install and some loose ends. Test fly you say, nope, I've done enough test flying.  Wink

This engine was in another T51 and removed for an up grade. I have to tie in this into the existing harness. The exhaust stacks need to be changed out. Who ever installed these stacks was very heavy handed, over torqued nuts. PB Blaster and a breaker bar, Yoi! A fake manifold that allows the stacks to protrude thru attaches to the side cowl panel.  One side done.
 

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Reply #10 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:26pm

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Huey,

From that smiles on your face, that says it all.  I'm truly happy that you're doing what you love to do best.  It's fantastic and really looking forward to seeing the pictures of your build as it goes through all of the stages to completion. 

Are you also building the wings, or are they already completed?

Are you test-flying?
 
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Reply #9 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 11:12am

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Looks good standing still. I hope that you get to test-fly it as well.  Smiley
ian
 
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Reply #8 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 7:15am

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It's a good thing this isn't one of those "Balsa Aircraft Modelers Purists" facebook pages, Huey. I can see it now...† † Grin Cheesy Wink
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 10:56pm

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oh that just ain't fair at'all Huey....
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Reply #6 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 3:57pm

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It showed up today. It fits in the garage, wahoo!
 

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Reply #5 - May 7th, 2019 at 6:01am

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Sorry about that Tom, the one the Tech's are working on has a LS3 engine. The one I have to finish has the 2.7L V6 as pictured.
 
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