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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:09 pm

blueldr wrote:Miles,
Oh, but don't I wish I could keep my California lawn as lovely a green as on your new place!

Dick Lemmon

And, according to the previous owner, every drop of water applied to that lawn this summer fell from the sky. No use wearing out a perfectly good well pump if you don't have to!
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby marathonrunner » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:13 pm

These used to be quite common until the key style came into existence Key???I dont need no stinking key
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby marathonrunner » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:22 pm

No Key, No A.D.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby n3833v » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:16 pm

No key, easier to steal. Make a throttle lock.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby gahorn » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:45 pm

n3833v wrote:No key, easier to steal. Make a throttle lock.

John


A key doesn't prevent/slow theft, if the cowl can be opened and the mag p-leads cut. The throttle lock (and/or a prop lock) is a good idea for any plane.

Here's a solution for less than $10:

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby daedaluscan » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:00 pm

Love the switch, it looks WWI!
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby daedaluscan » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:06 pm

I am sure that should be the case, but my key comes out in any position:)
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby delarrow » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:54 am

There is an AD to change the switch if the key comes out in any but the off position.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby rydfly » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:56 pm

Ordered 6 new Superior cylinders, plus misc. parts for engine overhaul. Lots more stuff still to come.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby pdb » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:03 pm

I just started an overhaul on my O-300A. My spinner backplate was cracked ($$$), had the engine mount repaired and powder coated by Atlee Dodge ( superb work and $$$), and I will likely be replacing the engine mount bushings with the 180 metal bushings ($$$) rather than the rubber mounts.

God please save me. I haven't heard yet about the state of the (3 hole) oil pan or the crankshaft.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby marathonrunner » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:24 am

Hate to say it but powder coat sucks. Works great in dry conditions but hides cracks and when scratched, which happens the corrosion gets underneath and runs like wildfire. Of course that is in salt water float country. Nothing like epoxy primert and a good topcoat. POR 15 is a good primer that is bullet proof
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:36 am

POR 15 is an excellent product when used carefully and thoughtfully.

You put it on bare metal, doesn't matter if there is rust and in fact they say it is better. It encapsulates the metal and stops rust because the metal will never see water or oxygen again. The product is impervious to nearly any chemical you can find. It gets tougher, water does not break down fact water in the air is what makes the product cure most soften it.

Here is the problem I see with it on most airplane parts. You can not get it off. You have to grind it off or burn it off. In most cases destroying the part it is on. It is very thin but a second coat which the manufacture suggests, can quickly add thickness to the paint and it will undersize any bolt holes that will have to be drilled defeating the encapsulation. POR 15 must be topcoated as it does break down under UV and the top coating just adds more thickness to the paint.

I would be very careful what airplane parts I put POR 15 on. Now my tractor rims or my car frame, that is a different story.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby hilltop170 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:49 pm

marathonrunner wrote:Hate to say it but powder coat sucks. Works great in dry conditions but hides cracks and when scratched, which happens the corrosion gets underneath and runs like wildfire. Of course that is in salt water float country. Nothing like epoxy primert and a good topcoat. POR 15 is a good primer that is bullet proof


I have always wondered if powder coating is porous. No one I have asked seems to know the answer, even the repair stations that do powder coating.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:47 pm

Powder coating is not porous. It protects by sealing the metal from the elements. And all will be fine until a minor blemish brakes the seal.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby pdb » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:14 pm

I spoke to Gunnar Hodgson, the engineering representative at Atlee Dodge regarding the desireability of powder coating. He told me that "98% of the time" they recommend powder coating for all metal parts going on an airplane, including engine mounts.

He did say that for some airplanes that would see very heavy duty salt water service, they would use an alternative but that for most applications, powder coating provides superior protection and service life.

I have been a customer of theirs for about 40 years and am completely comfortable with his recommendation. I understand that others may have a different opinion.
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