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  • #31
    Re: Moving the gascolator

    I know how you are feeling, I waited for 6 months to get my lower cowling blank from the factory, back in 05 when they were still around. I sent them over 1K and waited and waited and waited....I have tried to contact Terry myself and sometimes we just played phone tag, other times he just got busy and didnt have time to call me back. These aircraft have very limited support, any DER can do the approval that is certified for the area of expertise. IF you want an STC, Terry is the only one to get that info from. Who is your IA? that is probably more important than anything, they are the ones to get field approvals done, one that has experience in Taylorcrafts is helpful in making sure the paperwork is right...I have seen perfectly good aircraft torn apart by a cessna mechanic because they thought it needed to be some way like a cessna and ours are so much different. Are you just waiting for the paperwork? It sound like you have the exhaust and just need to move the gascolator? If no one told Terry there was a problem, then how could have he anticipated a variation? Just something to ponder. Tim
    N29787
    '41 BC12-65

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    • #32
      Re: Moving the gascolator

      In Terrys Defense when i got my paper work from him for the exhaust there were photos and a explanation of clearance problem with the gascolator and we dealt with it.If some thing is in the way you move it and go on your AI should know how to fill out paperwork to make it right not a big deal.Now as far as the grove brakes go to tec sec and read my Field Approved 337 copy it in its entirety attach it to your 337 stating that you are using Advisory Circular 23-27 and my 337 as approved data and send it straight to Ok city there it will become part of the airplanes records that simple.Two other people have done this and it works they also have brakes and paper work to go with it.
      Last edited by cvavon; 04-09-2014, 07:21.
      1940 BLT/BC65 N26658 SER#2000

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      • #33
        Re: Moving the gascolator

        We are not changing the basics design of the fuel system. These planes are hand built and a little fitting is needed form time to time.
        Andrew Rozell
        N43697
        1946 BC12-D

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        • #34
          Re: Moving the gascolator

          I have seen motor mounts with the tube for the gascolator welded on in different positions. What works for on airplane might not work for the next because of when or how it was built. These airplanes were hand built at the factory, and no 2 airplanes are the same. There is a chance that your airplane is different than others Terry has looked at.

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          • #35
            Re: Moving the gascolator

            I remember looking at one of the other tcrafts on my airport and we were comparing exhausts back when mine was stock. And you would see the variation in stock. You could not take the heat muff from one and put it on the other. I am lucky we have three taylorcrafts on the field. They had fun trying to make one of the pma'd heat muffs fit. Pma'd but did not fit a stock exhaust. Lol.

            http://store.wagaero.com/index.php?cPath=197_198_647

            Look at the wag-aero stacks. Pictured with not tabs at all. Get them weld your tabs to miss the post done.
            Andrew Rozell
            N43697
            1946 BC12-D

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            • #36
              I was looking at this thread and am wondering what the brass rectangular fitting is on top of the Steves Gascolator (yellow arrow) ? Click image for larger version

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              Can anyone help me identify it?
              Is there a hollow fitting on the bottom that connects through the engine mount tab to the top of the gascolator?
              Thanks! Jay

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              • #37
                Jay, that is a brass 'T' fitting. The male threaded leg threads into the top of the gascolator trapping the (stock?) mount tube/tab welded to the engine mount. The line running back toward the firewall is the feed line from the main tank. I guess the short answer to your questions is, 'yes'. This is how the airplane was when I purchased it about 14 years ago. I would be happy to send you other photos if you are interested?
                Greg House
                Brookshire, TX
                TF #1089
                BC12-D
                N96043

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                • #38
                  Thanks for the quick response! It would be great to see the photos; can you send them when you have a chance?
                  How did you plumb in the primer?

                  Jay

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                  • #39
                    On my 39 &40 BC airplanes , where in the above picture of the brass T has a plug in the straight thru flow, is where my primer supply line goes back to the in side of the primer. One needs to be careful how tight you screw the gascolator on the male portion of the t. The top is pot metal and cant be tightened to much or it will strip out the threads. If it gets tight and is still loose on the welded tab , disassemble and put a thin washer on top of the gascolator, using some thread sealer of course.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by 8708 View Post
                      I was looking at this thread and am wondering what the brass rectangular fitting is on top of the Steves Gascolator (yellow arrow) ? Click image for larger version

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                      Can anyone help me identify it?
                      Is there a hollow fitting on the bottom that connects through the engine mount tab to the top of the gascolator?
                      Thanks! Jay
                      They put that on the top to keep the gascolator from pulling through the mount, I used a 1/8" pipe to 1/8" compression fitting and a washer. I then ran a 1/8" copper line to the primer. That steve's gascolator is worth more than most of our airplanes...
                      N29787
                      '41 BC12-65

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                      • #41
                        Pics of ones that I have redone...
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                        N29787
                        '41 BC12-65

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by 8708 View Post
                          Thanks for the quick response! It would be great to see the photos; can you send them when you have a chance?
                          How did you plumb in the primer?

                          Jay
                          I do not have a primer plumbed into my system. If I needed one I expect I could tap into the 'plugged' end of the 'T'? I will try to find or get some new pictures and send them or post them?
                          Greg House
                          Brookshire, TX
                          TF #1089
                          BC12-D
                          N96043

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                          • #43
                            Here are few pictures. Let me know if you would like more? I can take a couple specifically of the gascalator.
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                            Greg House
                            Brookshire, TX
                            TF #1089
                            BC12-D
                            N96043

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Bravo 6 View Post
                              Here are few pictures. Let me know if you would like more? I can take a couple specifically of the gascalator.
                              Now the big question, what are you going to do about ads-b since you have an electrical system...
                              N29787
                              '41 BC12-65

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                              • #45
                                Not sure about the specific gasolators shown, but on the stock unit that top port is unfiltered fuel. It may be that the primer system was plumbed unfiltered from the factory, but if your preference is to supply only filtered fuel to your primer and engine, cap the top port and T the primer off the outlet port ( one feeding the carb).
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                                Scott
                                CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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