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    I just took ownership of a 1937 Taylor A. It is basically all there and has not been registered since 1948. Anybody have a parts diagram, I really need all the pulleys and cables. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Paul

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    Re: Just bought a 37 Taylor A - Need stuff

    Congratulations Paul. The early pre-war planes are lighter than the post wars and great flyers. Your request is a BIG one and probably won't get as much response because it is so broad. How about starting a thread on your plane and we will address the questions one at a time. I have a really old catalog that may have a lot of parts listed, but of course FINDING the parts will be the problem. Posting photos of the area you are asking about will really help isolate which part you need and let others know if the part is in their "stash". A lot of times someone will actually see the part you need in your own pile of parts in a photo.
    Your first step should be to lay out what you have and do an inventory (don't throw ANYTHING away!). Get a bunch of those little tie tags and start posting pictures of what you don't recognize. We will help identify parts so you can get a start on rebuilding. Think of it as a set of smaller projects. The fuselage, each wing, the control surfaces, firewall forward, interior, gear and controls etc. There will always be a section you can work on when another hits a problem. I would start with the fuselage or a wing (only tear down ONE WING AT A TIME! The other is your guide for the one in work.) I would hang one wing on the wall and put the second on a table to work on). If you have room you could put the fuselage on an "H" frame and saw horse and work it too. Once it is stripped of parts (PICTURES OF EVERYTHING AS YOU TAKE IT OFF AND TAG IT!) you can send it out to blast, prime and paint. The fun part is putting all the parts back on.
    Looking forward to seeing your project.
    Hank

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      Re: Just bought a 37 Taylor A - Need stuff

      iker i have a1937 a model ser. #78 n18345 you want to talk about it call me sometime 217 342 3540 effingham il. tom baker

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        Re: Just bought a 37 Taylor A - Need stuff

        You can't do better than Tom. He helped me a LOT on my plane.
        Hank

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          Re: Just bought a 37 Taylor A - Need stuff

          Hello Iker
          You'll find some of the early service bulletins here... http://dc65stc.blogspot.com/2010/05/...tion-corp.html
          Terry Bowden, formerly TF # 351
          CERTIFIED AERONAUTICAL PRODUCTS, LLC
          Consultant D.E.R. Powerplant inst'l & Engines
          Vintage D.E.R. Structures, Electrical, & Mechanical Systems
          BC12D, s/n 7898, N95598
          weblog: Barnstmr's Random Aeronautics
          barnstmr@aol.com

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            Re: Just bought a 37 Taylor A - Need stuff

            Hi Iker
            On my 1946 project I was able to clean up and reuse about 50% of the pulleys and I purchased 1/8" control cable with the proper nicopress swage connections, the ones where the bushings were worn I had new oilite bronze bushings made 0.015" oversize and reemed the pulleys to fit. That way they should be good for another 30 years, it wasn't that difficult to make all new control cables. I think you will find after working on your project awhile this was one of the easiest steps in the restoration project. I ordered a set of drawings from Essco Aircraft they called them Taylorcraft BC-12D Schematics these showed the control cable routing. I don't know if they have a set for your model but it took me a while to locate these as they called them Schematics instead of drawings. I am sure you can fin an AP in your area that is willing to help you a bit through the rough spots. Good luck on your project.
            Richard Herzberger
            N43178 Foundation # 1072

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              Re: Just bought a 37 Taylor A - Need stuff

              Originally posted by Iker View Post
              I just took ownership of a 1937 Taylor A. It is basically all there and has not been registered since 1948. Anybody have a parts diagram, I really need all the pulleys and cables. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Paul
              thanks for all your hints. As i come up with a problem, i will post the exactlys with pictures if necessary. first thing to do is find a parts manual.

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