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  • Bernard
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    I just ordered the Part that covers the engine Carb heat box and air filter from David Wenglarz at Wings Metal works, 219 828 3835. It is over sized and the hole for the the air cleaner and the round hole for carb heat air intake will need to be cut out and trimmed to fit. I am very happy with it and for $250 plus shipping, my time is worth more to me than what I payed. I was going to try and make one but am glade I didn't .
    Last edited by Bernard; 08-26-2016, 01:22.

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  • Joel
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    Thanks everyone. Hank, nice car, wow. Good luck with the engine. Marty and Dave boy would I like to have one of them right now. What I did end up with is the Wag Areo nose bowl without the square cut out. That was exactly what I was looking for. And I took Hanks advise and went down to the local sports car fabricator with the air box shroud. They can make one for me I am just awaiting a price. The rest I can make with my IA.

    Thanks everyone for you help.

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    Just as a side, this is the car I rebuilt. It is a 1971 GT-6Mk III LOTS of body work! Wish the engine worked. ;-)

    Hank
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  • Hank Jarrett
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    Joel,
    I posted some comments earlier but for some reason they didn't make it onto the site.

    There are several types of lower cowls but they break down into two basic types with several lengths. There are lower cowls that are made from a flat sheet of aluminum and earlier one that have a compound curve in them (the "bowled" cowls). If you remove the air filter fairing from your cowl and it will lay flat on the floor you are golden. You can make a new cowl very easily from a piece of flat aluminum of the same thickness and can probably even move the doublers and fasteners to the new cowl.

    If your cowl has a dished or bowl curve in it you have the more complex cowl and will have to either find one (most likely in the Tribe) or get a GOOD body shop to make one with an English Wheel. If you can find the sports car guys up there they can probably put you in touch with someone who has a "real" Shelby Cobra or older aluminum body Jag or other old car. Many had aluminum bodies and those guys will know who the really good metal workers are. You will be AMAZED at how fast a good metal worker can roll a beautiful cowl for you!

    If you can't find a good metal worker you "can" make it yourself. I made my instrument panel with just a plastic mallet and shot bag and repaired a nose bowl when everyone who saw it said it was pure junk after a nose over that left cylinder cooling fin impressions all over it. The nose bowl on my 41 was all hand bumped back into shape and has less than a teaspoon of filler on it. It CAN be done and does NOT take talent, just an abundance of patience and a willingness to throw a LOT of aluminum practice parts away.

    Good luck and find those sports car guys. They are a pretty good lot (and a bit nuts, just like us).
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  • M Towsley
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    I had a feeling those were yours, Dave. Lol!

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  • drude
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    Marty,

    Those pictures are mine of the ones that I had on Ebay

    I recognize the gray table, the parts, the orange press with blue fixture and F19 over the fuel tank rib barely visible in upper LH corner.

    Dave

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  • M Towsley
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    Though this may not help you at least there is a picture. I believe that picture from the guy in St. Louis whom I was never able to contact.

    http://vb.taylorcraft.org/showthread...light=wenglarz

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  • drude
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    Here are links to what I was referring too.

    https://www.wagaero.com/airframe-par...owl-bumps.html

    https://www.wagaero.com/airframe-par...ylorcraft.html

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  • Joel
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    Thanks Dave. I will look there also. They are under a two hour flight for me. If nothing else a good excuse to go flying if I buy one.

    Yes I bet that bottom part is rarer then hens teeth��

    The one on my Maule is very very simular, I may take it off and match it up to see how close it is.

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  • drude
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    Originally posted by Joel View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. Univair only has B series parts for cowlings. I am looking for the part that is attached to the bottom cowl and the nose bowl of the F19, the air cleaner inlet hole and the "cheeks or bumps" on the top. I have a BC12D cowling right now with the air cleaner hole patched over. I would really like to find an F19 nose bowl but am not holding my breath for that one. I have attached an example of what I am looking for.
    WagAero has a nose bowl with no hole and also the cheeks.

    That air cleaner part must be rare. I sold a new old stock one on ebay about 3 years ago for $230, it was bid up from about $25.

    Dave

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  • Joel
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    I will call him, thanks.

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  • M Towsley
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    There was a guy in St. Louis that was making those but I believe David makes those, too. Give him a call, he is a really nice guy to deal with.

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  • Joel
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Univair only has B series parts for cowlings. I am looking for the part that is attached to the bottom cowl and the nose bowl of the F19, the air cleaner inlet hole and the "cheeks or bumps" on the top. I have a BC12D cowling right now with the air cleaner hole patched over. I would really like to find an F19 nose bowl but am not holding my breath for that one. I have attached an example of what I am looking for.
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  • M Towsley
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    If you want new made, contact David Wenglarz at:

    Wings Metal Works-Custom Metal Shaping
    105 North Broadway
    San Pierre, IN 46374
    Phone: 219-828-3835
    Fax: 219-828-3834

    Here is a recent post of his work: http://vb.taylorcraft.org/showthread...david+wenglarz

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  • drude
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    Look for parts at Univair Aircraft, google Univair.

    Second choice would be WagAero

    Dave

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