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  • Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

    I have a what believe to be an original Taylorcraft heat muff that is showing a lot of wear.

    Does anyone have a usable spare available?

    Here are some photos of mine:



    Mike Rice
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    Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

    I have one that is nearly brand new from univair. Shroud has been removed so I could inspect the exhaust
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      Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

      Mike,
      I might have a univair part, they sure look similar.

      Do you have a complete a65 or a75 or c85 runner by chance? We are exploring options for topping or rebuilding our engine (Continental A75 with 45 year old calendar 800SMOH)

      Mike Rice
      Mike Rice
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      BC12D N95910 Tale Dragon
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        Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

        Originally posted by mikerice View Post
        Mike,
        I might have a univair part, they sure look similar.

        Do you have a complete a65 or a75 or c85 runner by chance? We are exploring options for topping or rebuilding our engine (Continental A75 with 45 year old calendar 800SMOH)

        Mike Rice
        They are identical pma'd part. Are you talking about a runable core engine?

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          Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

          Yes we are looking at options to rebuild or replace our engine with a runnable core. It would be to keep the aircraft flying during the rebuild of our Cont. A75 engine. Preferably a A65 or A75 so we can reuse our mags and exhaust, and bolt it in and go. Probably not the cheapest route to go, because we will end up with a spare engine... . I'd be interested in a rebuildable A75 too, because our A75 has a couple years left in it. We got the A75 approved via STC and would like to stick with it after all that work.

          Our heat muff is looking ratty, but we don't use heat much in Texas, so I told my partners I'd check around.
          Mike Rice
          Aerolearn
          Online Aircraft Maintenance Courses
          BC12D N95910 Tale Dragon
          TF #855

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            Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

            Originally posted by mikerice View Post
            Yes we are looking at options to rebuild or replace our engine with a runnable core. It would be to keep the aircraft flying during the rebuild of our Cont. A75 engine. Preferably a A65 or A75 so we can reuse our mags and exhaust, and bolt it in and go. Probably not the cheapest route to go, because we will end up with a spare engine... . I'd be interested in a rebuildable A75 too, because our A75 has a couple years left in it. We got the A75 approved via STC and would like to stick with it after all that work.

            Our heat muff is looking ratty, but we don't use heat much in Texas, so I told my partners I'd check around.
            I have 3 as removed A65's from J-3 cubs still on the mounts that was flying when tornado took out a hanger. No damage to any of the props, and no idea of times because the logs went bye bye. I may have another option that would be a very economical route if your interested. I have enough parts to build an A65/75 if you want to just buy an engine ready to go. It would be alot less than if you sent yours out for overhaul.

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              Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

              I'd be interested in the lower end of a A75 either in parts or assembled. I could freshen all my cylinders and make it a major. We could reuse the carb, mags, induction, exhaust and prop (all of which have been recently rebuilt). Any idea on cost? I'd be interested in the cylinders too. That way we could swap accessories and go.
              Last edited by mikerice; 02-12-2018, 11:47.
              Mike Rice
              Aerolearn
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              BC12D N95910 Tale Dragon
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                Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

                Originally posted by mikerice View Post
                I'd be interested in the lower end of a A75 either in parts or assembled. I could freshen all my cylinders and make it a major. We could reuse the carb, mags, induction, exhaust and prop (all of which have been recently rebuilt). Any idea on cost? I'd be interested in the cylinders too. That way we could swap accessories and go.
                Let me verify the parts I think I have and will let you know. I'm guessing around $4500 less accessories. I know I have a case with cam bearings within new limits, fresh +015 cylinders, y/t cam, need to make sure I have bearings, pistons, and rings.

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                • #9
                  Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

                  Mike, Dan Martinez has 2 A-65s ready to hang at San G airpark. I have bucks to make a new heat muff if you are interested.
                  Best Regards,
                  Mark Julicher

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                    Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

                    Mark,
                    As a passable metal bumper I would really like to see a series of photos or a video of your techniques making a heat muff! Little more project than I think I am up to at this point. I "repaired" mine, but making one from scratch is way beyond what I think my abilities are now. Always wanting to see any new techniques and learn.

                    Hank

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                      Re: Looking for original Taylorcraft heat muff.

                      Hank,
                      Let me get a coupe photos and I will put together a narrative of what I did. BTW, I'm sure you can make a heat muff since you have a little experience bumping metal. This was one of the first pieces I ever made and, although rough, it works. I will describe my successes and mistakes in the process.
                      Since making the heat muff I went to a couple forums at SnF and OSH and learned a ton more about the process.
                      Best Regards,
                      Mark Julicher

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