Best Way to Seal the Nose Wheel Control Linkages Through the Firewall?

I am interested in the options / best way to seal the firewall around the nose wheel control linkages to keep out any potential fumes etc. while providing for the movement.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Comment by Jock Struthers on November 21, 2010 at 9:19pm
Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions - much appreciated.

I saw an interesting option the other day on a passing 601 – the builder used material cut from the tail of a fireman’s coat for boots similar to those shown below, they seemed to work really well – so now to find a fireman who won’t miss a bit off the a... end of his coat!!
Comment by Joseph F. Truncale on November 6, 2010 at 4:45pm
See Ralph Sharp's photos of Jeep Shifter Boots.
Comment by Tim Garrett on November 5, 2010 at 8:00pm
From the Matronics list:

"This is a two part deal with the bellows to follow the rod travel and the plates
to fasten the boots to the firewall. These are from a 2001 Mountian Max snowmobile so you guys
down south will get some REAL strange looks from the Yamaha parts counter guy. The boot part number
is Yam: 8CR-2198F-00-00 and is labeled a "cover". The plate # is Yam: 8CR2195E-00-00."

Here are two pictures (not my plane):

I've had these on my plane for 4 years now and they work great - no problems.
Comment by Michael Herder on November 3, 2010 at 9:33pm
Can someone send me a photo or cut sheet of what is used in the new 750 to seal the linkages? Thanks.
Comment by Tim Garrett on November 3, 2010 at 4:52pm
There is a snowmobile boot part that works. Let me dig it up on my other computer. Stand by...
Comment by Thomas Longo on October 26, 2010 at 6:28pm
I made boots out of fiberglass cloth and hi-temp RTV, there was an article in kit planes a while back. I made the plate out of .025 alum, have 12 hours on them so far and they still look fine.
Comment by Thomas Longo on October 26, 2010 at 6:23pm

Comment by Patrick Hoyt on October 26, 2010 at 4:32pm
I made some boots out of fiberglass cloth impregnated with red silicone RTV, and secured with L-angles to the firewall and zip ties to the steering rods.

Not flying yet, so I don't know how well they'll hold up.

Agree with the other guys on a good carbon monoxide detector.
Comment by Caleb Gebhardt on October 25, 2010 at 9:56am
As Bob said, we have the slides, part numbers 75F8-7 and 75F8-8 that are supplied in the kit and dimensioned in the drawings. They don't prefectly seal the control linkage holes and you might consider adding a little baffle tape with a slit around the openings to give a better seal. Also, remember to always have a good CO2 moniter in the cabin just in case there is an exhaust leak making its way into the cabin.
Comment by Bob McDonald on October 24, 2010 at 8:46pm
Just order the slider plates for around the linkage rods and the mounting guide (or plans build them) that are used on the CH750 kit. Real simple, slick and safe. Always have a CO2 monitor mounted in the cockpit, especially if using a muffler style cabin heater.

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