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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By coffeeguy
A bad seal around the crank will definitely be a...

A bad seal around the crank will definitely be a mess. I had an engine overhauled and they milled the case and I think, stamped it on the outside of the case. They installed a standard size seal...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-23-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks Darwin!

Thanks Darwin!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-23-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By coffeeguy
Could you let us know what the product name for...

Could you let us know what the product name for that is? I wouldn't mind trying it out. I'll see if I can find it around Chicago.
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By coffeeguy
You should ask the people that are supplying your...

You should ask the people that are supplying your new spinner if they include any of those parts. The spinner has to attach to something and its the backplate and forward bulkhead. If you need the...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By coffeeguy
I was able to run everything, but I had to cut...

I was able to run everything, but I had to cut several grommets. The very worst ones were the runs to the sticks. Be patient and you should be able to get everything run.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,617
Posted By coffeeguy
Over time I've pretty much make my mistake...

Over time I've pretty much make my mistake decisions based on is it safe? if not, reorder immediately. I've done difficult rivets that were marginal and replaced them. also had some that were...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By coffeeguy
If the countersunk area is filled just hit it...

If the countersunk area is filled just hit it with a dremel sander and knock it down a bit till it's level. You could try cutting the rivet a bit too.
Forum: Safety 08-12-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By coffeeguy
Mickey, Those are some great points. We as...

Mickey,
Those are some great points. We as pilots try to mitigate risks as much as possible and it's always nice to have more data points to ponder.

I've spent my whole career in IT and most...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By coffeeguy
plus one on the Harbor Freight puller. Works...

plus one on the Harbor Freight puller. Works well.
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,428
Posted By coffeeguy
dang, looks like I'm going to need to upgrade the...

dang, looks like I'm going to need to upgrade the piece of cardboard that I throw on the floor.
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks Alex, I've already done some browsing on...

Thanks Alex, I've already done some browsing on Stein's site, getting a list together. I bought a kit with the most popular sizes, but looks like I'll add some of the other sizes.
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By coffeeguy
Starter wiring WH-K910

I was wiring my starter yesterday and the WH-K910 wire wouldn't fit. I think that one of the ring terminals was incorrect. They are both the same size. It fits onto the relay at the firewall...
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks James, I did see that, but was wondering...

Thanks James,
I did see that, but was wondering if I missed it called out elsewhere.
Regards,
Jeff
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By coffeeguy
Torque on bolts for WD-00110 IO390 cable bracket

I'm wondering if anyone has determined the correct torque value for the WD-00110 IO-390C CABLE BRACKET. They are the lower right bolts on the induction system. The manual says to torque to Lycoming...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By coffeeguy
We were in a Chipotle last evening kind of late...

We were in a Chipotle last evening kind of late and the chairs were stacked upside down on top of the tables. The metal legs of the chair were secured to the wooden seats with adel style clamps. I...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks guys. Lyn, your bar looks really nice. ...

Thanks guys.
Lyn, your bar looks really nice. great job. If I had a welder I would attempt it. I had a fundraiser golf outing this afternoon and I was going by Aircraft Spruce West Chicago on the...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By coffeeguy
Tow bar for 14A

Is there anyone that can recommend a towbar for the 14A that is not a Bogart? There have been many posts on this, mostly people that are using a Bogart or those that aren't, but have a 9 or a 12 or a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By coffeeguy
Yes, it's the Desert Rat. They have the fuse...

Yes, it's the Desert Rat. They have the fuse mostly complete, although the bomb bay is pretty much ripped apart. They are installing new spar carry thru tubes and have new plates to install for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By coffeeguy
using my daughter's tools

I spent the afternoon getting ready to hang the engine in my 14A. Putting fittings on the rear, etc. Found a hex wrench in my hex wrench junk drawer that fit the larger plugs, but didn't have one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By coffeeguy
Mistakes can happen with even the most...

Mistakes can happen with even the most experienced builder. Go at it again tomorrow.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-15-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By coffeeguy
easy setup paint screen

I was trying to cut down on overspray when I pull out the paint gun. I ran to harbor freight and got the tarp for less than $15, walmart shower curtain rings for about $1 and some 1/2" electrical...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By coffeeguy
There are more than a few areas where this is the...

There are more than a few areas where this is the case. The manual tells you how to do it and tells you the rivet length, but you should always go with what is appropriate. If you don't have one...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks Steve! I looked at them when they came in...

Thanks Steve!
I looked at them when they came in and did notice the stainless steel tag. I must have missed the location notation, thought it was a product number. Going to mount my engine in the...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By coffeeguy
+1 on the hoses. I ordered mine a few months...

+1 on the hoses. I ordered mine a few months before my fwf kit was due to arrive and they still came in way before it. Really nice product. My only comment was I wish they would have labeled each...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-21-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks guys, I thought it would be ok, but every...

Thanks guys,
I thought it would be ok, but every time I make assumptions....

Jeff
Forum: Painting your RV 01-20-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By coffeeguy
acetone in paint - rear window

What paint is everyone using for their rear window? It appears most people are painting the 3/4" strip along the edge of the window on the RV-14 so that the tank sealant doesn't show thru. From...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By coffeeguy
I received an email from them, outlining this...

I received an email from them, outlining this information. They can't source a few components for Skyview displays at any price. They estimate a return to production Feb 1, 2022.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By coffeeguy
I ordered my hoses from Aircraft Specialty...

I ordered my hoses from Aircraft Specialty Flightlines. Very happy with their advice, ordering and speed of delivery. Product came in a week or two ago and everything looks very nice. Engine...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 258,363
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the posting on the remote handle. Do...

Thanks for the posting on the remote handle. Do they publish the slides from the talk anywhere? Possibly EAA. Prior to doing that I would make sure it would work with my interior scheme. Looks...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By coffeeguy
OK, so that was a non-event in the end. What...

OK, so that was a non-event in the end. What wound up making the difference is that I found a piece of wood the same height as the side rail and then put my bucking bar on top of it so that it could...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks. Yeah, at this point there have been some...

Thanks. Yeah, at this point there have been some hard rivets. These ones are tough because the two bottom ones leave so little clearance to the side rail. If you buck them flat to the side rail...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By coffeeguy
canopy handle rivets

Wondering if anyone has installed blind rivets for the C-01437 canopy handles. These are real bears, the two lower ones are difficult to get a bucking bar on because of the side frame is too close. ...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,115
Posted By coffeeguy
I always make it a habit when turning base to...

I always make it a habit when turning base to final to give a good look for straight in traffic to the right. It's part of my normal pattern scan now
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks guys. Looks like I'll order the tube then.

Thanks guys. Looks like I'll order the tube then.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By coffeeguy
aeroshell-22 in tube

I'm at the point where I'm going to put my wheels together and grease the bearings. The Grove manual calls for Aeroshell-22 or Mobil 28. I can find Aeroshell in a tube for pretty cheap, relatively...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,997
Posted By coffeeguy
I ordered my fwf kit a few weeks ago and deleted...

I ordered my fwf kit a few weeks ago and deleted the hoses as I'm going to use aircraft specialty flightlines.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,997
Posted By coffeeguy
Firewall forward kit - changes?

I ordered my firewall forward kit last night and called today to confirm and discuss. They mentioned that most people delete stuff from the stock kit and not many people order the stock kit. I'm...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By coffeeguy
Ryan, You don't dimple these holes until after...

Ryan,
You don't dimple these holes until after the window is fitted. That way you don't have the dimple interfering and scraping the window and you can more accurately drill the window.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By coffeeguy
rear window center back dimple

For those of you that haven't dimpled your screws for the rear window. I couldn't get my squeezer into position for the center back screw to dimple it because the rollbar brace is underneath. It...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,698
Posted By coffeeguy
I broke off my 6-32 tap in my rear window and...

I broke off my 6-32 tap in my rear window and roll bar tonight. Found this thread and felt a little better that I'm not alone. Someone mentioned using cutting oil while tapping the threads. I...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,841
Posted By coffeeguy
If you can afford it and are progressing on the...

If you can afford it and are progressing on the tail then order the wing kit now. Even for slow builders the tail kit doesn't take very long. If lead time is 8 months and is accurate then figure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,863
Posted By coffeeguy
Andrew, Same here, although I think we are in the...

Andrew,
Same here, although I think we are in the majority of first time builders. I joked that I was going to put the titleist logo on the vertical stab. Of course any mistakes seems 10x worse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,784
Posted By coffeeguy
There are a few kids. There is or at least was,...

There are a few kids. There is or at least was, a swingset in the backyard that my daughter used a few times over the years.
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By coffeeguy
I appreciate everyone's comments. Looks like...

I appreciate everyone's comments. Looks like I'll see if I can get it bumped up on the schedule a bit.

Chris, I would like to come and check out your bird, I'm about 3 miles from the airport to...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks! That's what I kind of thought, but it's...

Thanks! That's what I kind of thought, but it's nice to get verification. My goal is to get the plexi all done in August/Sept while it is still nice and warm here.
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By coffeeguy
finishing kit - engine delivery schedule

I just got my finishing kit and am trying to figure out how long it's going to take me to get to the point I need an engine. I've searched the archives and did a google search, but haven't reached a...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,200
Posted By coffeeguy
I "crafted" :) this. It was cheap, quick and not...

I "crafted" :) this. It was cheap, quick and not pretty. Used a few 2x4"s and some shipping crate sides. Used it for both wings without a problem. You can use it like shown or you can put it spar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By coffeeguy
Remember, you aren't really "buying" the tool,...

Remember, you aren't really "buying" the tool, but renting it. You will be able to sell it when you are finished and the delta to what you paid for it is the cost of the rental. Granted, your cash...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the offer. My plan is to do a deep...

Thanks for the offer. My plan is to do a deep immersion at Oshkosh this year. I haven't looked at panels, engines, paint, etc in the past because there is so much to see and I had plenty of time. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,497
Posted By coffeeguy
Following this thread...and what was everything...

Following this thread...and what was everything that you had switches assigned for?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,905
Posted By coffeeguy
Somewhere between 2005 and 2010 I was in a...

Somewhere between 2005 and 2010 I was in a factory in Rockford, IL, working on some computer systems. They showed me a very large bunch of racks, all folded together, that had all of the wire runs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the suggestions. I cut the Dynon...

Thanks for the suggestions. I cut the Dynon pictures out of the brochure and am going to buy some foamboard or something similar and tape them up and mount them on the panel frame. Also looking at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By coffeeguy
Past time to think about the panel

I just finished the fuselage kit and am waiting on my finish kit. I'm starting to look into how to layout the panel, what I need, etc. I have no idea at this point. I have decided on a Dynon 10"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,274
Posted By coffeeguy
Hi Mike, East of Chicago? Are you flying a V35b...

Hi Mike,
East of Chicago? Are you flying a V35b on floats? :) I'm in the NW burbs, so don't know too much of the SE area, which I'm guessing is where you are. There are a few builders around here...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks! I'll sand it and touch up one or two...

Thanks! I'll sand it and touch up one or two areas, but it's pretty good. Just wanted to see what experience others had.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By coffeeguy
All else aside, if you do buy everything at once,...

All else aside, if you do buy everything at once, then building speed may become a factor. Everything comes in a blue plastic film and you may find that it may be difficult to get off if you don't...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By coffeeguy
Rear window shim smoothness

I just finished assembling my roll bar this weekend and am prepping it for paint. I looked ahead to the finish kit and it looks like there is nothing between the shim and the window. I'm a little...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,777
Posted By coffeeguy
when building benches don't forget to add an...

when building benches don't forget to add an overhang so that you can clamp stuff to the bench. Pretty necessary for me.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By coffeeguy
Straight Thru Compression fitting for brakes

I am installing a Matco PVPV-D parking brake valve in my 14A just on top of the center support for the rudder pedals. Aircraft Specialties and TS Flightlines has a nice install doc with pictures...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By coffeeguy
Safely out of the way is fantastic. I had my...

Safely out of the way is fantastic. I had my tailcone in the garage for about 2 years or so and I was terrified that I would kink one of the two long sections of skin that mate to the fuselage. ...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,181
Posted By coffeeguy
I did this exercise a few weeks ago in my...

I did this exercise a few weeks ago in my Cherokee 180. Nothing at all with the heater and defroster on. If I opened the front vents, which intake at the front edge of the wing root, I got a...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,092
Posted By coffeeguy
I just mated my two fuse sections together and...

I just mated my two fuse sections together and used two of the EAA tables like Ivan. Their height makes it easy to do the riveting along the bottom of the join line and the aft rivets of the bottom...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By coffeeguy
I came across this web site last night, looking...

I came across this web site last night, looking for a parking brake setup. https://www.smashsrv-14build.com/2020/02/section-33-hours-18-some-of-places-ive.html

It has a nice picture of some dimple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,909
Posted By coffeeguy
Just put in a small order from Aircraft Spruce,...

Just put in a small order from Aircraft Spruce, shipping out of West Chicago. Thought about just going to pick it up and saving the $10.60. Let's see, 45 minutes each way, gas for the car,...
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