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    I'm in the process of installing a Luscombe exhaust, and the lower bung on the cabin heat muff hits the gascolator. There was nothing in Terry's paperwork to address this problem. Any ideas or supporting paperwork?
    Dave

    F22 Experimental Build
    46 BC12-D
    N95078

  • #2
    Re: Moving the gascolator

    Dave,

    Here are a few pictures of my Luscombe exhaust installation. I have an aftermarket gascolator but its still mounted to the engine mount. Let me know if you would like the information on the new gascolator. It is stc'd and is a really nice part. Hope this helps?
    Attached Files
    Greg House
    Brookshire, TX
    TF #1089
    BC12-D
    N96043

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    • #3
      Re: Moving the gascolator

      Thanks Greg, I can instantly see why yours fit vs. mine. Your muff is oriented 90 degrees off from mine. The mounting tabs on the exhaust Doug built for me, are up and down like in this PDF.

      http://luscombe.org/technicaldocs/ba...t%20system.pdf
      Dave

      F22 Experimental Build
      46 BC12-D
      N95078

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      • #4
        Re: Moving the gascolator

        Dave,

        My system came from Wag Aero. Here is a picture of the system without the muff installed. Perhaps you can modify yours to be the same? I like the system shown in the pdf you attached. Definitely a more sturdy installation. I actually replaced a few screws with several rivets to hold the end caps better on my cabin heat muff.
        Attached Files
        Greg House
        Brookshire, TX
        TF #1089
        BC12-D
        N96043

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Moving the gascolator

          That is a possibility, cutting my tabs off and rewelding them in the horizontal. I prefer to hold off for the time being on modifying a brand new part though.

          I still have the original glass bowl gascolator, and I wouldn't mind upgrading. I know a lot of people praise "Steve's Gascolator."
          Dave

          F22 Experimental Build
          46 BC12-D
          N95078

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          • #6
            Re: Moving the gascolator

            Perhaps just 'bend' the existing tabs to provide the same support as pictured on my installation? Just an idea?

            Looking back at the pictures I took during disassembly last fall were a little startling at how rough my firewall forward looked! Making progress cleaning that up!
            Attached Files
            Greg House
            Brookshire, TX
            TF #1089
            BC12-D
            N96043

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Moving the gascolator

              Yeah, you've come a long ways. I wish mine looked as nice as yours does now. I did clean up, repaint and re-felt my side baffles.
              Dave

              F22 Experimental Build
              46 BC12-D
              N95078

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              • #8
                Re: Moving the gascolator

                Too heavy, I did one and moved the acs gascolator to the firewall. I installed it with rigid stainless line from the tank to the gascolator and then flex from the gascolator to the carb. Tim

                Originally posted by Nefj40 View Post
                That is a possibility, cutting my tabs off and rewelding them in the horizontal. I prefer to hold off for the time being on modifying a brand new part though.

                I still have the original glass bowl gascolator, and I wouldn't mind upgrading. I know a lot of people praise "Steve's Gascolator."
                N29787
                '41 BC12-65

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                • #9
                  Re: Moving the gascolator

                  Are you saying that the Steves gascolator is too heavy?
                  Dave

                  F22 Experimental Build
                  46 BC12-D
                  N95078

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Moving the gascolator

                    I was wondering the same thing?
                    Greg House
                    Brookshire, TX
                    TF #1089
                    BC12-D
                    N96043

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Moving the gascolator

                      Dave,

                      Thanks, it has been a lot of work and a little more $ than I would have preferred but she is sprucing up really nicely! Looking forward to many years of great times in our Tcraft!
                      Greg House
                      Brookshire, TX
                      TF #1089
                      BC12-D
                      N96043

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                      • #12
                        Re: Moving the gascolator

                        Its built like a tank, overkill. I try to get the acs ones for less than 100. I consider what is an industry standard, gascolators have been around for a long time, so pick your poison, 250 for a gascolator, or 100 for a gascolator and 150 for gas. Tim
                        N29787
                        '41 BC12-65

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                        • #13
                          Re: Moving the gascolator

                          I won't disagree with that logic. A lot of this is totally new to me.
                          Dave

                          F22 Experimental Build
                          46 BC12-D
                          N95078

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                          • #14
                            Re: Moving the gascolator

                            Greg:
                            How did you find the quality of the left hand exhaust header that you got from Wag Aero? I bought a right one some years ago and it was great, but when I recently tried to get a left one I found the forward flange was poorly welded with pits on the mating surface and then roughly ground off ---AFTER the coating was done. They told me all their stock was like that so I sent it back and cancelled my order. Is yours a recent purchase? What is it's condition/fabrication quality?
                            Darryl

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                            • #15
                              Re: Moving the gascolator

                              There isn't any comparison of the ACS gascolator to Steve's. I have used/maintained many types, but Steve's is by far the best.
                              1940 BC-65 that needs minor work...
                              N27432

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