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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2022, 07:59 AM
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Posted By rockitdoc
Lightbulb Cowl Heating

The cowl on the port side upper did not fit quite right. At DanH and Wirejock's suggestions I put a 25w bulb in a trouble light and hung it under the cowl on the port side to heat up the cowl. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Hmm. Not familiar with this approach. Where can...

Hmm. Not familiar with this approach. Where can I find the writeup?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Duh. The bottom is trimmed to butt up against...

Duh. The bottom is trimmed to butt up against the top. The 'step' only occurs because the top overlaps the bottom until trimmed. I'm catching on slowwwwly
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 02:59 PM
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Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Thanks Guys! Progressing Rapidly

I put a 25w bulb in one of my lead lights and hung it inside cowl port side where cowl fit was marginal. I will let you know what the temp gets to.

Fitment is pretty good thanks to you guys. Once...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Hate to be High Maintenance, but....

I've almost got the top cowl fitted thanks to all the help here.

Now, I have another issue.

The top cowl fits pretty well all the way round the firewall except on the port side near the top where...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 11:30 AM
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Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Yes. That makes perfect sense, and what I will...

Yes. That makes perfect sense, and what I will do.



Thanks for that. I found out this the hard way once by epoxying/floxing in the wrong place, then removed it fairly easily using the procedure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Ahhha! Thanks Larry! That makes total sense....

Ahhha! Thanks Larry! That makes total sense. And, thanks Dan. Now I understand your second drawing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
As I indicated above, trimming the aft edge of...

As I indicated above, trimming the aft edge of the cowl on both sides at the bottom would allow for the top cowl to rotate counterclockwise looking at it from the port side, but the gap between the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Hmm. Since the top of the cowl is fixed with...

Hmm. Since the top of the cowl is fixed with washer and angle, Iím not sure trimming the lower aft cowl does the trick. That would work if front of cowl could drop. But, I may not understand. Not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Thanks Larry. I feel a lot better! So, just...

Thanks Larry. I feel a lot better!
So, just adjust the glass in the front to get the tolerances called for. 3/16" at the bottom with less on top to account for sag after engine drops a bit.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
You bet. Side View 29172 Top 29174

You bet.

Side View

29172

Top

29174
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By rockitdoc
Cowl Fitment

I started trying to get the cowl to fit in accordance with the plans today. Lots of on and off, sanding, on and off, sanding....

But, even with virtually no gap at the aft end of the cowl and...
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