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by drjeff
Wed Mar 13, 2019 16:02
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: looking for brake parts
Replies: 1
Views: 404

looking for brake parts

Ok.....who has extra Van Sickle brake cable / brake cam attachment hardware. Cleveland has a part number of 173-00100 and 173-00200. I thought about trying to make this myself but didn't know if I have any material lying around. It is the U shaped and square washer that holds the cable down. After 1...
by drjeff
Tue May 06, 2014 23:25
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: New Champ owner
Replies: 12
Views: 2502

Re: New Champ owner

Brain, Welcome to a new world of insanity! Congrats on the Champ. They are great aircraft. One word of caution. Don't have a baby during this restoration process....... it will only set you back a few years! I should know. My 2yr project has quickly become 5. (my baby boy turned 4 yesterday). There ...
by drjeff
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:37
Forum: Restoration
Topic: L16A progress report
Replies: 27
Views: 10929

Re: L16A progress report

I have my name and date on several areas of the plane too! I plan to cover the gear with fabric. It's on my short list of things to do. I've still got to iron my pinks and cover the control surfaces. The jeep was one of those things where you have to have something going on in the empty space in the...
by drjeff
Sat Mar 08, 2014 20:17
Forum: Restoration
Topic: L16A progress report
Replies: 27
Views: 10929

Re: L16A progress report

My wife finally gave me a chance to do some work. I know it doesn't look like much, but I feel like I am getting there!
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by drjeff
Tue Mar 04, 2014 22:34
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Jackson and his Champ
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Re: Jackson and his Champ

Thanks Richard. I assure you, he is ready for a ride. His dad has got to get busy with the project.
by drjeff
Tue Mar 04, 2014 20:10
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

For grins and giggles, here are a few more pics of Ford marked items. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/drjeff01/fordmarks001_zps2bb1500c.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/drjeff01/fordmarks008_zps37a1e2ba.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/drjeff01/fordmarks005_zpsbb584c63.jpg...
by drjeff
Tue Mar 04, 2014 18:45
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

To the best of my knowledge, the bolts were all poured in a mold to get the raised "F". Parts such as Fenders and seat backs were all stamped. I will take a couple pics tonight and show you some more.
by drjeff
Tue Mar 04, 2014 17:49
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Jackson and his Champ
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Jackson and his Champ

This is a picture of my three year old son playing with his Champ. We took the picture on our porch and a friend of ours digital altered the image to have him outside in a field. She them painted it in oils. I thought it turned out pretty good. This little fella has already got a bad habit of lookin...
by drjeff
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:55
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

Dik, I have a shovel and axe for mine but have not installed it yet. Here is an example of the "F" mark on a couple of bolts. When I was tearing everything down, I was very careful with the parts in order to save as many original parts that I could. 70 years of grease, mud, and dirt had accumulated ...
by drjeff
Wed Feb 26, 2014 09:19
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

Dik, The Ford people are really proud of their stuff. Like I mentioned in a previous post, "most" all Ford parts were marked with a script "F". This included fenders, hoods, brake pedals, seats, grab handles, bolt heads, etc. The guys that are doing true restoration are looking for those "F" marked ...
by drjeff
Tue Feb 25, 2014 18:47
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Video
Replies: 32
Views: 5865

Re: Video

Mike,
I've seen it before but never get tired of it. I believe the guy is based out of South Carolina but cant confirm. Can't wait to take my little man for his first ride!
Jeff
by drjeff
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:34
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

I wished I could have recovered the actual hood numbers for my Ford but all the paint was gone. A lot of these old vehicles were painted again and again by bubba and his friends. On these type of jeeps, a little time and sand paper can reveal those numbers. Through research I was able to narrow the ...
by drjeff
Sun Feb 23, 2014 20:23
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

Bob, if I remember correctly, Wiilys, Ford, and Bantam all produced prototypes for the govt prior to WW2 for a small vehicle. Willys won the contract in 1941 and started production of the "slat grill" MB. Japan forced us into the war and Willys could not meet the demands with only one plant in Toled...
by drjeff
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:50
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

Paul, not trying to hijack your thread or anything but wanted to prove that I have been busy doing something. When the Champ was in the basement, it was easy to go down and do something every night but it had out grown my work area and needed to be moved. Man projects are a great way to relax, "good...
by drjeff
Sat Feb 22, 2014 22:58
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Slow days
Replies: 35
Views: 6827

Re: Slow days

Paul and Crew, I'm still alive! I finally got a nice day to go the airport and get some work done on the L-16. Most of the fuselage is taped. I plan to do the bottom next week and the control surfaces by the end of March. I want to paint before we have 90 plus degree temps and 100% humidity. I would...