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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 31,788
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Reading this thread I cannot see any reference as...

Reading this thread I cannot see any reference as to measuring the piston/cylinder. You have what I see as a classic case of piston slap and I suspect you or someone with a real good ear for these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,082
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
oil quantity

Hi, Sounds like the plane is a recent purchase, you didn't say how many times you have added the qt to bring it up to 6. I'm not too familiar with the inverted system but seems to me if you use a...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,107
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Weyman rv4

Paul
Yes this is the 4 from Weyman. It was built in the mid 80's in western Canada. It's gone from a spruce it up paint job to a complete rebuild nose to tail.
Jerry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,343
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
oil pressure

I had a similar thing with my 0-360, memory is a bit foggy on it but I'm quite sure I had to change the relief valve spring after just 10 or 15 hours of use, been fine ever since.
Jerry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,589
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
engine reliability

Not sure if this will be on track re the original question. When I got out of high school I went straight to work with an auto engine rebuilder, started doing cylinder heads then boring blocks and...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,107
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
fastback4

Thanks for the comments guy's, I'm happy with the way it's going and hope to have it back on the flight line this summer.
The Champ in the garage is I believe a 7DC which means it has a few extra...
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,107
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Fastback 4

Shop's a mess but thought i post this photo of progress on the fastback 4. Glad to be getting closer to being finished.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,523
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
mixing proseal

Hi
I usually have a few pieces of flat (window type) plexiglass around. It has a paper covering on both sides. I mix a batch of proseal on the paper use what I need then after it cures peal the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Tip: Bending metal

I had such a good time making some parts today for the fastback 4 that I thought I'd post a few photos. This is bending with a couple of pieces of hardwood flooring and a rawhide hammer, the metal is...
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,107
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
rv4 Fastback

I'm converting a 4 to a fastback, decided to make my own bulkheads and have these cardboard templates from the job. It takes a considerable bit of time to come up with these and I hate to just throw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,226
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Muffler

I've had a muffler/heat exchanger on all of my RVs. Decided from the start that I didn't want straight pipes and did want good cabin heat. I had intended to make these to sell but other projects got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,317
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
pipe threads

This seems to be a never ending subject, I have been working around aircraft for 40 years and have always used fuel lube on pipe threads. This was from instruction by my first boss who was an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,226
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
No alum strip on this setup but you do need one...

No alum strip on this setup but you do need one if you use rivets. The staples are actually for hardwood flooring, you can see the drill guide I used to do the holes in the photo lying beside the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,226
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Tip: Engine Baffle Material Install

I'm currently in the process of doing a complete rebuild on a 25 year old 4, engine airframe and also converting it to a fastback. Over the years I've used and seen many ways to attach the baffle...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,901
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
80065

Hi
80065 was my first RV8 build, 98/99, it is currently owned by the President of Vintage Wings in Quebec Canada, used regularly and often serves duty as chase/support plane for their warbirds.
...
Forum: Rocket 01-06-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 252,695
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Yes Paul the engine is from Jason, worked great.

Yes Paul the engine is from Jason, worked great.
Forum: Rocket 01-06-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 252,695
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
C-GVVE

That's correct on the aerobatics, I never took it past the regulation 30 bank in those 26hrs, and by the way I have a large bridge for sale in downtown New York!!
Thanks for the note Paul, will...
Forum: Rocket 01-05-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 252,695
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
http://i44.tinypic.com/4iy8mb.jpg http://i40.tinyp...

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These are some photos of F1 C-GVVE, I don't own it but I...
Forum: Tools 01-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,509
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Cleco workout

In the mid 80's the economy was in a bit of a slump so I decided to leave aircraft maintenance and landed a job with the city as a firefighter. The shift work allowed plenty of time to do other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,245
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Post I agree with post #4 and have made my own hoses...

I agree with post #4 and have made my own hoses from Aeroquip 303 and 491 fittings for 9 airplanes with no problems. I can warn you that some of these hoses are difficult to put together and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,317
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
Post Gerry The proseal is the way to go, I put a...

Gerry
The proseal is the way to go, I put a little on the threads screw it in and then cover the head with a bead of the stuff. If you want to make it look neat as the sealer begins to set wet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,598
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
fluting pliers

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This should be the second photo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,598
Posted By Jerry Wilcox
http://i44.tinypic.com/2j3o0uw.jpg Hi, New here...

http://i44.tinypic.com/2j3o0uw.jpg

Hi, New here but not new to RVs, 3 6s, 3 8s an F1 (IO550), Pitts S1S and a few more. I made my own fluting pliers by welding and grinding on a regular set of...
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