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by CptKelly
Wed May 23, 2012 19:12
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Exhaust system help
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Exhaust system help

PM sent.
by CptKelly
Fri Feb 24, 2012 15:24
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: 4 point seat belt upgrade - ?suggestions/?opinions/?experien
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: 4 point seat belt upgrade - ?suggestions/?opinions/?experien

While I've only had one encounter with Hooker, I would NEVER order anything from them again. I've got a bone stock Smith Kit Supercub. Several years ago, I called Hooker and inquired about a harness system for my Cub. They repeated several times, that "we know exactly what you have, and can provide ...
by CptKelly
Wed Feb 22, 2012 09:47
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: WARWICK 2012 AERONCA FLY IN
Replies: 12
Views: 4903

Re: WARWICK 2012 AERONCA FLY IN

Also might want to mention what state Warwick is in.

Mike
by CptKelly
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:33
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: What is the core value of a O-200
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: What is the core value of a O-200

I bought a 0200 a while back for $3000, and it was 700 smoh.

Mike
by CptKelly
Sat Dec 17, 2011 13:56
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: trouble with advancing throttle
Replies: 19
Views: 4955

Re: trouble with advancing throttle

Check the bolts holding the carb on to the spider. I've seen them fall off while in use, and suck air, making a very lean mixture.

Mike
by CptKelly
Wed Dec 14, 2011 21:38
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Fuel Survey
Replies: 80
Views: 36125

Re: Fuel Survey

1)Mike Kelly 2)South Carolina 3)Non Ethanol auto fuel is still available in SC. I use premium NE auto fuel in the Supercub. I buy premium NE auto fuel in bulk, 100 gallons + at a time 4)use MMO in auto fuel. 5)Non Ethanol auto fuel in Champ, Cessna 182. 100LL in L19 due to pressure carb. Premium aut...
by CptKelly
Tue Dec 13, 2011 19:43
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: trouble with advancing throttle
Replies: 19
Views: 4955

Re: trouble with advancing throttle

My advice is to fix it on the ground. If an engine isn't running well, flying it isn't the answer. They rarely fix themselves in the air, and it gets very quiet when the big fan stops turning....

Mike
by CptKelly
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:26
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Fuselage Jig/Brian Safran
Replies: 11
Views: 4401

Re: Fuselage Jig/Brian Safran

Just have the owner participate in building the new fuselage. Owner helps = owner produced part. Just use one small piece of the old fuselage, and wha-lah.... new fuse.

Mike
by CptKelly
Sat Dec 10, 2011 14:15
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheels revisited
Replies: 13
Views: 4413

Re: tailwheels revisited

We have an API tailwheel on our Champ too. Works great, but the solid hard rubber wheel doesn't give much shock dampening. If API sells a pneumatic tail wheel, I'd go for that one over the hard rubber one. The best selling factor is that these units are so very inexpensive.

Mike
by CptKelly
Thu Dec 08, 2011 22:48
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Removing a Stromberg carb - Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2149

Re: Removing a Stromberg carb - Help!

Those little squeezed-between-flange nuts can be a headache, but keep on trying. I heated and bent an open end wrench into an "L", and made a wrench that would work, but still, it sure isn't easy. Putting it back on is nearly as hard as taking it off. At least it is not something you commonly have t...
by CptKelly
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:36
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Fuselage Jig/Brian Safran
Replies: 11
Views: 4401

Re: Fuselage Jig/Brian Safran

You know, I was just sitting here thinking about how great your jig is for making tubing repairs. I also just read a piece from David Johnson regarding his well used fuselage. Why not take that great jig and make a completely NEW fuselage. Wouldn't it be wonderful to restore a Champ using a brand ne...
by CptKelly
Sat Nov 26, 2011 18:07
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Fuselage Jig/Brian Safran
Replies: 11
Views: 4401

Re: Fuselage Jig/Brian Safran

All I can say is "WOW". Boy, with that jig, you could really have a nice straight fuselage. Sorry about your young friend. Thanks for the photos.

Mike
by CptKelly
Thu Nov 24, 2011 00:18
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Advice for A75 Engine - Cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Advice for A75 Engine - Cylinder

Randy,
If it was me, I'd split the case and major the engine. Sure the engine is pretty much bullet proof, but after 30 years... don't you think its really done its job? In aviation, it is always the rule to err on the side of caution. FIX the engine, don't patch it. Just my 2c worth.

Mike
by CptKelly
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:49
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Has anyone installed 850 x 6 tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Has anyone installed 850 x 6 tires?

You guys are doing a really beautiful job on your Champ. While I might be in the minority, I like your paint scheme much better than the original. Where are you from?

Mike
by CptKelly
Wed Nov 09, 2011 13:41
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Has anyone installed 850 x 6 tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Has anyone installed 850 x 6 tires?

In my opinion, 8:50x6 tires are too heavy and too stiff for small Air Knockers. You would also see a marked airspeed loss. I have a set of the 8:50's on a 180hp Supercub. I saw a 10 mph loss when compared to 7:00's. 8:50's are quite heavy as well, and the sidewalls are pretty stiff, so don't expect ...