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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernest Christley Apr 26, 2022. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Complete engine outfitted for airplane use. Put together by Azalea with the 92mm VW jugs. Fifth bearing and roller rockers. Motivated to get it out of the shop. I'll add pictures here once I can…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by LARRY TRAMEL Feb 23. 29 Replies 0 Likes
Took a 25 minute flight from KJNX to KTTA to show a good friend that I had a well running airplane. Everything was running perfect, and I was really feeling good about it all. Then two miles out,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernest Christley Jan 4, 2019. 5 Replies 0 Likes
Using anything other than the stock oil coolers requires workable, but what I consider to be a hokey setup of hoses to a remote oil cooler. I ran a stock folded fin in my 2700 and it borderline was…Continue
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I bought another engine, so the basket case of a 2700 that I had is up for sale. Contact me if you're just getting started and want a big jump forward.Continue
Posted on July 22, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments 0 Likes
On July 3, 2020, I my 3100cc engine started running rough on short approach to KTTA, after a 25 minute flight from KJNX, and resulted in me having to dead stick her in against traffic. The resulting teardown exposed a broken pushrod, and possibly a worn out rocker arm. The resulting discussion led to a lot of education on valve train geometry.
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Hi Ernest this is LARRY TRAMEL I bought the engines from you, I need to know about the 120 hp engine I too at the oilman off and found some metal in it ands I decided to disassembly it to find the problem. I saw where something had. bounced around inside it but did not fine any broken parts. I was wondering if you had repaired it before and removed and replaced any parts prior to my buying it. If so what part was it? and if not I guess I will split the case and do a complete teardown. Your help would be appreciated .Thanks
wow. hangars. The house I just bought is probably < 10 miles from there. As soon as I get moved, I'll come by
Hi Ernest. I live in Wake Forest, but am moving to Cary in late July. Fuselage finished. working on the wings. Would love to see your plane.
ernest what engine are you running? im running a corvair.you have to keep flying even for 20 min at a time.untill you feel comfy with the engine and airplane the hardest to get use to is when its bumpy you over compansate that will take time then you get above it then its smooth sailing then you will start to fly farther and higher. it will come all the best joe in fla..
hi ernest i too at the beginning had the death grip it will ease up as you get use to flying i also added a arm rest so your arm doesnt tire..keep flying it will get better... joe
Order them from ZAC. You might pay a few extra bucks but in the run will save you a ton of headaches tying to source exactly the right nut, bolt and washer. When you finish the the project you will never it again.
If you are concerned about them being a little short go up one size. It won't hurt anything. I used what came with my kit though. I don;t remember a counter sunk washer but that doesn't mean it wasn't there. However, all bolts were long enough with about 2 threads sticking out of nut after torquing.