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Airflow Performance Fuel Pumps and 25 psi relief valve|
$50 each pump and $25 for relief valve.
The pumps have internal check valves.They are barely used. Got them as a dual kit.
Peterson Brand Remote oil filter mount - $25|
The inlet/outlet ports have 3/8 npt female threads so you can screw in AN compression nipples.
I used this oil filter mount for 8 years on my plane and had no problems with it. Its a solid chunk of billet aluminum. I took this off since my TCM engine requires a filter mounted directly to bottom rear of engine.
PC680 battery (used) - $50 + SH|
I had this for several years and it gave me no problems. Appears fully charged at 12.7V with no load and cranks my TCM IO-360 and worked fine with the Franklin 6A-350. Handy spare. I changed over to LiFePO4 battery.
Low friction Baffle Seal - $30|
Less than half price, brand new, never installed - Cowl SaverTM 3 x 108 in - sold by Aircraft Spruce - $65 and Wicks Aircraft - $63. Decided to build an engine plenum.
Cabin heater (oil) - $125|
Here is a project I started but did not finish. This is a 10 row Harley oil cooler with a shroud and mounted fan (8.25" x 3.5" x 3.5" deep) to blow the heat into the cabin. This is compact enough to fit into various places in your Long EZ or other canard. Just add plumbing. It can make a difference to your comfort. Took a while to craft the shroud and attach suitable fan. My loss, your gain.
11 Light Speed Engineering SPARK PLUG ADAPTORS - $10 each|
These are used with LSE ignitions. 18mm thread, 3/4" long reach for 12mm spark plugs. ($24 from LSE)
Six, CHT thermocouple sensors. - $15 each or $60 for 6|
Westach 18mm spark plug mount, 48" long.
Two plastic grey eye-ball swivel vents - $10 each
$18 each at Aircraft Spruce
BN-1 spinner rear bulkhead plate - $30|
8" dia BN-1 rear bulkhead plate. SAE #2 bolt pattern. FAA-PMA $69.75 at Aircraft Spruce Part Number 10004-R.
Misc AN fittings and Hour Meters - half price.|
Here is a collection of AN aluminum fittings and parts. A number of specialized, hard to get fittings and a few I even machined myself. Just what you may be looking for.
The two hour meters have 155 and 304 hours. Just pick the one that has less than your aircraft and then connect a 12V battery until the hours read what you need. Had an accident twice where the hour meter was connected to power when I was fixing things and the hour meter went beyond real time - so had to buy a new one and run it until it went to the proper time.
IVO magnum 66" dia pusher blades, 45" to 105" pitch range, $550|
Used, good condition. About 60 hrs on blades. These are left hand blades for standard aircraft engine pusher configuration. AFAIK it will also fit the Tracy RD-1B redrive for tractor and RD-1C for pusher configuration. I sold the IVO hub so I have the blades left over - good for spares if you trash your blades like I did. New blades from IVO are $960.
Seat belts with single shoulder strap - $20/each - 4 available|
I got these brand new from JCWhitney.com (currently $35/each). They are manually adjustable which saves weight of a retract system.
Firesleeve for 3/8 fuel hose - $5|
Brand new. 1 foot length. For 303, 601 or rubber fuel hose.
AEROQUIP 601 fittings - $20|
Two 601 fittings as shown mounted on 10" of AEROQUIP 666-6 hose (3/8 ID) This did not suit my carb app since it is too rigid for the tight bend I needed. The two fittings were $31.18 from Wicks. I noticed some seeping of fuel on the hose connections so you will have to get new hose.
5 feet 1-3/4 CAT ducting - $10|
($17 from Spruce/Wicks).
Hydraulic actuators (cylinders) - $50 each |
Got these four left over from my project. All good working condition.
2 - brass body, 1.5" bore, 3.75" stroke, 1500psi working pressure
1 - brass body, 1" bore, 5" stroke, 1500psi working pressure
1 - steel body, 1.25" bore, 3.25" stroke, 5000psi working pressure.
70A almost new alternator - $120 + S/H|
I went through several alternators before solving my problem. This is somewhat larger capacity than I needed. I hunted this one down because it has CCW cooling fans, the same direction as aircraft engines. Automotive alternators are generally CW. The ones sold by Vans/Spruce, etc. for experimentals are CW and have the wrong cooling fan orientation. I converted it to a single grove pulley - took some machining to get the right pulley bushing. Anyway this is an excellent alternator weighing just under 10lbs.
55A lightweight Denso alternator - $60 + S/H|
The alternator I sold from the Franklin engine was very dependable. This is an exact spare replacement alternator. 55A, with internal regulator and only 6lb 9oz weight. You can get a V pulley from local auto wreckers. My current IO-360 Continental engine uses a gear driven alternator and not belt driven one.
SQ2000 cowling for sale - make offer|
Factory price $3000.00. This item is offered for sale by Ken Hodge from Franklin Tennessee. Contact him at 615-791-4753 or by email "ken37064 at bellsouth dot net.
||Aluminum Manifold fittings:
Make your own aluminum manifold fittings and save a pile of AN fitting contortions. On the left is a centerline drilling jig for 3/4 x 3/4 aluminum rod I made from scrap angle iron and a 3/8 OD x 1/4 ID steel tubing and a 12" long 1/4" drill bit. The sample shown is connection to replace Airflow Performance dual pump original fittings that looked like huge spaghetti. I use 3/4 x 3/4 square 6061T6 aluminum which I find sufficiently strong and thick enough for drilling both 1/4 and 1/8 NPT thread. The 6061T6 is best for machining (drilling and taping) compared to other aluminum grades that are not as machinable.
Notes: Start your tap threads by hand with a bench press drill chuck so that the threads are perpendicular and not angled. Allways use some fuel resistant thread compound (like TFE paste found in hardware store). If you tighten AN aluminum an fitting into aluminum without the paste, it may strip threads trying to remove it - aluminum has a high coefficient of friction.
05/21/2010 Update: The Mig welder performance was deteriorating to near useless - even after replacing the gun assembly. I replaced it with a Hobart 140 Handler. It is a great welder and got a great price - $450 for welder with cart at local Runnings farm store. I had the old welder for 9 years and felt the purchase was justified - and spouse chipped in to help with cost (near my birthday).
Small Metal lathe:
I found this tool extremely useful for making small shafts, odd size bushings, threaded aluminum rods, etc. May be for sale someday or for small fee will do small jobs.
This company has a lot of unique gears, pulleys, shafts, that you may not be able to find at standard kit aircraft suppliers. I purchased the telescoping universal joint (part number A 5X 8-SE3216, about $166) for the yoke adaptation to transfer the yoke compound telescoping/rotational motion to the ailerons. According to their ads, they also customize parts for your needs.
This place has lots of fiberglass supplies - including KLS E-glass at lower price. Their System 2000 epoxy appears to be high strength and high Tg temperature and cheaper than the Hudco stuff recommended by KLS Composites but it is thicker requiring some extra scraping, etc. for wetting. It appears that their System 2000 epoxy is the same as AeroPoxy available from Aircraft Spruce at a lower cost.