Thursday, June 24, 2010

Throttle body & controls / Intake Filter

While the throttle body was off to install the stainless box for the firewall, I took the opportunity to modify the throttle cable bracket to reduce the amount of angle placed on the mixture control cable.  It previously had enough angle to cause some stiffness in the controls.  Hooked everything back up, tried it out, and it works perfectly now.

Also finished cleaning up the intake filter assembly, which is all ready minus a few bolts I need to order.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Finished fabricating the stainless box for the firewall and mounted it up.  Had to take off the throttle body to get it in there, and it still wasn't easy at that. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

EIS Sensors

Finished installing MAP sensor for the engine monitor, and MAP advance sensor for the electronic ignition.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wheel maintenance

Regreased right main wheel bearings, installed new tube, reinstalled tire, torqued everything to spec, and finished reinstalling on plane.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wheel Maintenance

Took apart right main wheel to replace tube, and found corrosion.  Cleaned up the corrosion and repainted I/A/W Cleveland manual.

Saturday, June 05, 2010


Installed oil dipstick tube, cut dipstick to fit and filed off old oil level lines. Fabricated, primed, and painted rear control stick.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Control System

Spent the whole night fitting and installing the control system. Still not quite done.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Engine and Controls

Finished modifying oil filler tube to fit under cowl. Finished glasswork on intake scoop. Started re-fabricating missing pieces to control system.