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by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Sep 18, 2020 09:43
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Continental 0170 A-65-8 Engine Compression Test
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Continental 0170 A-65-8 Engine Compression Test

Minimum I use is 60psi. I will use the compression check to track a trend on a decaying cylinder. I won't condemn the cylinder for a single low reading, I watch it over time to see the decaying trend.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Sep 16, 2020 09:34
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: Mounting a set of domed hub caps,
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Mounting a set of domed hub caps,

Gordon,

It sounds like you have Cleveland or Goodyear wheels. The Cleveland will have three holes just O/B of the bearing that a dust cap secures to. There will
be a 10/24 hole to secure the hub cap. If Goodyear, the only hub caps would be the stock hubcaps and they are not embossed.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:15
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: N81757 finds a new home
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: N81757 finds a new home

Beautiful aircraft you should be proud.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 09:44
Forum: Fuel tanks, systems and parts
Topic: Fuel gauge repair
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Fuel gauge repair

Sounds like you have the Champion wing tank gauge. It uses two paper gaskets and the gauge is in the fuel.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 09:42
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Which exhaust for 65TC with a C-85-12
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Which exhaust for 65TC with a C-85-12

Jerry,
I copied the stock exhaust. Used Taylorcraft head pipes and made my muffler around the back if the engine, with the heat muff from a Luscombe 8A. The exit comes out at near the stock location.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 09:10
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: 7AC w/Lycoming 0-235C1 for 0-320 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: 7AC w/Lycoming 0-235C1 for 0-320 ?

The FAA will want to know the purpose for the modification before they approve a special issuance certificate. Experimental don't meet the FAR's and are issued the Experimental certificate. The Aeronca meet's the FAR's so you would need to approach it from a different angle. Installing an O-320 woul...
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 09:34
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: 7AC w/Lycoming 0-235C1 for 0-320 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: 7AC w/Lycoming 0-235C1 for 0-320 ?

Moving the aircraft into Experimental is tougher than you might think. They're just not going to let you bolt a PT-6 on the airframe with-out some kind of justification. You might want to consider a later model Citabria like a 7KCAB or GCAA for the power you need. The 7AC will perform just as these ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon May 11, 2020 10:04
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheels revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 9345

Re: tailwheels revisited

Good to hear Bob, I have not experienced the problem you had. Mine have always worked perfect out of the box. Don't over lube it to the locking mechanism will stick. I've gone to lighter synthetic grease and it works great. I think they are a great option for a new tailwheel. Most of the little Scot...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: 20th Biennial Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 4877

Re: 20th Biennial Convention

That would be great, Richard! I like to have fun on these little trips. A big bunch would be a sight to see. Going to put a little chase trailer together for any issues we might have. Plus, I can bring more junk home. I've been cleaning up the Champ for the trip, it's a little long in the tooth. But...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 09:47
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Time To Go Flying
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Time To Go Flying

Boy is my face red!! What is just crazy about this virus, all of the people here in CA were screaming, at the to of their lungs, for isolation snd social distancing. But Starbuckers is still full of authors and philosophers. Beaches are populated and people are going about their business. Amazing ho...
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon Mar 23, 2020 09:50
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Time To Go Flying
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Time To Go Flying

Congratulations on your solo. Now on to the cross-countries. Keep your flying schedule, or you could become a 500hr student like me.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Mar 20, 2020 09:41
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: 20th Biennial Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 4877

Re: 20th Biennial Convention

That will give me another year to finish up the L16. See everyone there next year.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 03, 2020 09:39
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Aeronca Champ Restoration for the Non A&P
Replies: 3
Views: 4426

Re: Aeronca Champ Restoration for the Non A&P

Brian, Great to hear about your Champ. You're on the right track, find an A/P or I/A in you're area and start working with them. This way you can be sure the work is being done correctly and they can keep you on track. I would start with the fuselage and and keep all of the other components intact. ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Feb 04, 2020 09:53
Forum: Restoration
Topic: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85

I can't find a clear photo of one. It slides onto the upper plate and secures with a couple screws. many of the 40-44 aircraft had them. My guess they were produced by an outside vendor.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Jan 31, 2020 09:03
Forum: Restoration
Topic: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85

Jerry,

The box uses the little square filter about 5" square and an inch and a half thick. The top of the box attaches to the carb and the lower section slides off with a single screw holding it in place. If I can get a photo of one I'll post it.

Paul