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by Champ Dreamer
Wed Apr 20, 2016 21:18
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Starting the Champ Project , Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: Starting the Champ Project , Part 2

I tested my fuel tank by cutting up an old inner tube at the valve stem, clamping it to the filler neck with a radiator clamp, and attached a balloon to the outlet. I pumped up the tank enough to inflate the balloon with a bicycle pump (NOT AN AIR COMPRESSOR). The balloon remained inflated after 5 m...
by Champ Dreamer
Fri Feb 27, 2015 13:22
Forum: Engine/Powerplant wanted or for sale
Topic: Core Cylinders C85
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Core Cylinders C85

I have a set of core cylinders from C-85 with all parts except rockers. Removed from a core (crash) engine that had decent compressions on it's last annual. They are 15 over chrome and the bores are in decent shape. $350 plus actual shipping cost (OBO). If interested, I can send pics. Thanks, Brian ...
by Champ Dreamer
Sun Feb 22, 2015 14:56
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: DeRegistration of Aeroncas
Replies: 16
Views: 4829

Re: DeRegistration of Aeroncas

A fellow I knew in Texas several years ago had a Chief on a trailer ready for re-build. He Assembled it (hung a borrowed engine and prop) then photographed it, explaining that is was "stripped and ready for re-cover". They sent him an AW cert. He was convinced that if he left it in pieces, they woul...
by Champ Dreamer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 21:31
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: C85 Intake manifold and elbows wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: C85 Intake manifold and elbows wanted

I think I have a set. Will check Monday

Brian Walker
7 AC/DC
by Champ Dreamer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 21:20
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: brackette
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Re: brackette

UPDATE. The Challenger filter requires some modification to fit my airbox. Am building a couple of adaptors to allow installation.

Brian Walker
7AC/DC
by Champ Dreamer
Thu Jan 22, 2015 17:33
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: brackette
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Re: brackette

Sorry, thinking Challenger, wrote Champion. Just received mine from Spruce. Looks beautiful (if an air filter can look beautiful). Challenger PN CP-1150. Spruce part #08-00843 $205

I'll let you know if I feel more HP.

Brian Walker
'46 7AC/DC
by Champ Dreamer
Tue Jan 20, 2015 18:15
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: brackette
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Re: brackette

Why do that when you can get a K&N (Champion) for a Champ. Couple of hundred bucks at Spruce. I changed the Brackett to a K&N on my Bonanza years ago and picked up a full inch of MP.

Brian Walker
'46 AC/DC
by Champ Dreamer
Sat Nov 22, 2014 16:49
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...
Replies: 107
Views: 27852

Re: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...

Sorry, I haven't gotten back to you sooner. Haven't checked this in a while. Those are really neat, and very close, but not exactly what I had in mind. I will make an effort to find a pic of the one I've seen and get back to you. Thanks again for your effort.

Brian
by Champ Dreamer
Mon Nov 17, 2014 09:38
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...
Replies: 107
Views: 27852

Re: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...

I believe he had a flat top. Been years since I've seen it.

Thanks,
Brian
by Champ Dreamer
Sun Nov 16, 2014 23:53
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...
Replies: 107
Views: 27852

Re: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...

Thanks for the response, I truly understand, being a small business owner and manufacturer, I understand the cost of creating something. Actually, I'm not sure the little guy was wearing a glove? Saw it years ago and should have ordered then, just thought it looked really neat! Thanks again, and bes...
by Champ Dreamer
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:41
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...
Replies: 107
Views: 27852

Re: Graphics, Stickers, Decals, Logos, Lettering...

Have you seen, or do you (hopefully) make the decal of the little tough guy wearing a boxing glove and says "the Champ"?

Thanks,
Brian Walker
by Champ Dreamer
Sat Oct 25, 2014 14:36
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Bah Humbug
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: Bah Humbug

A typical story about harbor fright tools. I am in the sheet metal business, years ago we had a project that required thousands of pop rivets. Our pneumatic gun quit right when we started. Out of desperation, I ran to HF and bought two, assuming the first one would crap out. It didn't, and to my ama...
by Champ Dreamer
Tue Sep 16, 2014 16:51
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: Flyin' Da Champ at 10K DA
Replies: 4
Views: 6369

Re: Flyin' Da Champ at 10K DA

I wondered if someone would notice that. I had flown twice previously that day, most recent flight 1/2 hr prior to the film flight.
Previous run up was fine (as it always is) and I decided to pass it by to shorten the dull part of the video.

Brian
by Champ Dreamer
Sun Sep 07, 2014 23:53
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: Flyin' Da Champ at 10K DA
Replies: 4
Views: 6369

Flyin' Da Champ at 10K DA

Well, been a little over a year since I first flew the Champ, got 100 hours on it now, all with a big grin on my face. Recently checked AWOS and the density altitude was 10,100' so I figured it was a perfect day to go flying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_amosYH-Ck&feature=youtu.be Brian Walker ...
by Champ Dreamer
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:10
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Vacuum Pump pad cover
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: Vacuum Pump pad cover

Thanks Mike,

Been watching e-bay, but hadn't spotted that one yet. Wrong part number, but I bought it anyhow; worth taking a chance. I'll let you know if it works.

Thanks again,

Brian

'46 7AC/DC