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  • #16
    Re: Slick mag plug harness rubbing up against the firewall.

    The washer was called out on a pre war parts break down. My IA looked at it but I didn't remember having put two on. He is pretty particular about those kinds of things but I will check with him again before we fly again. I am ALWAYS happy to have someone look my plane over and spot ANYTHING that looks "funky". Please don't ANYONE ever stop! As for the nuts, they are steel with cotter pins. No elastic stop nuts forward of the firewall. I did have one IA who came to my hangar and told me I couldn't have aluminum fuel fittings firewall forward since they would melt and feed fuel to the fire. (when I told him the rear case was Magnesium he had no response). Likewise the aluminum parts on the case, carb, intake elbows and a list of other parts like the Gascolator. I asked my IA who immediately asked if it was "....." who said it. When I said yes he told me the guy was an idiot and to never let him even touch my plane (which I don't). He (the other IA) has told me MANY things that were just plain stupid over the years and he scares me to death. He is a great source of airport stories, but only seems to ever work on his own plane.

    Hank

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    • #17
      Re: Slick mag plug harness rubbing up against the firewall.

      Hi Hank,

      I was just curious about your washers.

      To clarify, for the fasteners, I was referring to David's photo of his lower mount-to-fuselage attachment hardware. Hank, on your mount photos it's clear you have the correct ones.

      Thanks, Mark
      Mark
      1945 BC12-D
      N39911, #6564

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      • #18
        Re: Slick mag plug harness rubbing up against the firewall.

        Originally posted by NC36061 View Post
        Since its experimental, there are non-magneto electronic ignition options. I'm not familiar with how they install, but something I'd look into. The modern electronic ignition systems are more reliable than magnetos, and Slicks are not the most reliable mags out there from what I hear.
        They are reliable if you actually get the recommend service and don't "run to failure"...
        N29787
        '41 BC12-65

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        • #19
          Re: Slick mag plug harness rubbing up against the firewall.

          Originally posted by Mark Bowden View Post
          Hi Hank,

          I was just curious about your washers.

          To clarify, for the fasteners, I was referring to David's photo of his lower mount-to-fuselage attachment hardware. Hank, on your mount photos it's clear you have the correct ones.

          Thanks, Mark
          Not a problem. I would rather look twice at something with nothing wrong than not look at something that was a problem and have an issue. We all watch out for each other. ;-)

          Hank

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          • #20
            Re: Slick mag plug harness rubbing up against the firewall.

            Thanks for the input. I got busy, and not able to work on the plane for a bit, hopefully sooner than later.

            Yes, I will check and see if the nuts are nyloc. I noticed all the washers stacked. I guess that would make it easy to put some on the other side . But the problem is the center support bolts in shear.

            Yes the plane climbs good. You can put the power in, hold the brakes, and get the tail off the ground before you start your roll. And it sinks good too when you cut the power because the wing is 10' shorter I would really like to see what the power on short field landing would be like with a full length wing.

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            • #21
              Re: Slick mag plug harness rubbing up against the firewall.

              I just bought a Pmag. After talking with Brad at emagair.com I ordered an electronic mag to replace the impulse slick mag up against the firewall. The Pmag will allow me to separate the coil off the "head" of the mag and mount it lower down on the firewall thus giving me clearance. And as a side benefit I can run autoplugs on the bottom of the jugs, get a smoother idle, hotter spark, easier starting.

              Thanks for all the ideas. No nylocs on the engine mount. But there are some other nylocs around in the engine bay.
              Last edited by SpecialT; 10-07-2017, 23:16. Reason: nyloc

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