Yearly Archives: 2003

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Tachometer Tips

The tachometer drive unit that mounts on the rear of the accessory case on the W-670 engine, doesn’t have any seals around the shafts that hold the gears. Ultimately , the oil from the other side of the accessory case will work it’s way through the tach drive and into [...]

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SRA President’s Award

For Authentic Stearman Restoration at NSFI 2003 The SRA has agreed to take responsibility for the judging and awards for the two categories that emphasize authenticity in restoration at Galesburg in 2003. These categories are for the Army PT planes and the Navy N2S planes. They were previously designated the [...]

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My Alaskan Stearman

Gather ‘round me, people, There’s a story I would tell. About my brave old Stearman, And how I gave her hell. Back around 1993, I decided I needed an old biplane to fly around Alaska. I’d been flying around Alaska for about 20 years, mostly seaplanes to remote places, and [...]

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Restoring the BT-13 Fuel Guage for the Stearman

Stearman model 75 aircraft typically have one of two types of fuel gages installed, the most common being the straight wire with an indicator within a tube, and the remainder being the round-faced BT-13 type gage. The BT-13 manual calls this the Type 122-150-A fuel gage. The Type 122 gage [...]

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The Story of the W-670 Replacement Pistons

In the last issue of Flying Wire, Air Repair gives their updates, news and notes on page 12.  Stearman owners will see that the new production STC W-670 pistons are listed. As of this point, the STC has been transferred from Olde Thyme Aviation, Inc. in Seattle, Washington to Air [...]

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Stearman Electrical System Techniques

Installing a complete electrical system in a Stearman  carries with it several challenges . First there is the generator or alternator and the battery installation. Last issue, we talked about one solution to the battery requirement. After deciding on that configuration there is the next chore of locating and hooking [...]

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