Thursday, April 01, 2010
Engine Conversion to Fixed Pitch
Finished converting the engine to use a fixed pitch prop. Had a "Never Again" experience using some Harbor Freight hex sockets. The tip of it sheared off instantly when I started to back out the pipe plug that's buried over a foot inside the crankshaft. Luckily I was able to get the broken tip out of the plug and try again with a Sears Craftsman set of hex sockets that I ran out and bought, which worked like a charm. I'll never use a cheap tool again on something I care about.