Author Archives: pclifton

Still playing with the firewall layout

Well, the work ethic still hasn’t been great, but I keep trying to chip away. Over this past weekend I did some more poking around with how to lay out firewall stuff. Deciding on the battery box position and orientation … Continue reading

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Engine re-hang, firewall layout

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Flywheel magnet install, baffle tinkering

Next, after drilling all the holes, each one gets tapped for an allen-head set screw, which will be used to put the magnet in the proper radial position. Note the markings inside the flywheel; this is the #1 trigger hole … Continue reading

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Fuel line routing/install

Then it makes the turn forward and is secured to the #3 intake pipe: And finally it loops around front to the injection servo. I’d initially thought I’d secure it to the prop oil line (the hard tube visible nearby), … Continue reading

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Transducer install complete!

Armed with this device, it took me barely half an hour to get the transducer installed. Those hours of futzing with a stubby wrench were replaced by about five minutes of carefully maneuvering my special tool in between the cylinders: … Continue reading

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Fuel transducer futzing, other miscellaneous stuff

Next, I moved on to the magneto pads. My Spruce order included the hardware required to take care of this stuff, so first up I installed the blanking plate on the right-side pad: The left side gets the coil pack … Continue reading

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Hall sensor install

Next, a look at the reinstalled mount with the guard and sensor installed:

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Fuel system planning

An additional benefit is that after moving the throttle arm to the opposite side of the body, both it and the mixture arm are in a great position to mate with the control cables, which can come right underneath the … Continue reading

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Ignition stuff

At this point, since I already had the wire stuff out and was in the mood, I went ahead and final torqued the alternator mount boss bolts and safety wired those as well:

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New oil filter adapter

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