Monthly Archives: February 2004

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Hunting for the Cotter-pin Hole in the Bolt.

Getting the castle nut started on the bolt or stud, in a place without a lot of finger access  is the first major hurdle to be faced. But finally a couple of threads catch, and with a sigh of relief, I find that I can get a socket on the [...]

By | 2004-02-24T23:36:26+00:00 February 24th, 2004|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Hunting for the Cotter-pin Hole in the Bolt.

Uluru & Safety First

Ivor promised me that if we took the journey in our Stearman to Uluru to raise funds for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service we would follow the roads for safety sake!  If we had to come down with a forced landing then we could land on the road and [...]

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Bridge to Uluru Air Safari 2003

Roy writes: Well how did this all start? What would make normal “city” folk that had an interest in old aeroplanes suddenly up and go to travel 3000 nautical miles or approximately 6000 kilometers over 8 days at a theoretically poor time of the year.  This is an equivalent in [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:33:32+00:00 February 24th, 2004|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Bridge to Uluru Air Safari 2003

Becoming Victorious over the Right Front Mounting Nut on the W-670 Carburetor

When  first viewing the four mounting studs on the bottom of the W-670 engine on which the carburetor mounts, it doesn’t look all that bad.  Get the four nuts and washers ready, put a thin coat of ssealant on the gasket, and ease the carburetor up into place. Get the [...]

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Oil Pressure Line Restrictor

There are two oil pressure ports on the W-670 engine. One on the right of the accessory case and one on the left.  Although I have seen original engines that use the port on the left, and then route the oil pressure line back across the firewall so that the [...]

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Primer Fitting Traps

Connecting up the primer with 1/8 inch stainless tubing starts with the fitting on top of the fuel filter. First install a fitting into the 1/8 inch pipe thread in the top of the filter housing. This can be a straight fitting, a right angle fitting or a 45 degree [...]

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