I agree totally with Jeremy's comments and I have been in that boat before. Also, sometimes we ask questions in the hope of getting a favorable answer, but you took it upon yourself to do what you feel is right. There are a lot of those decisions to be made in a build.
I look to published resources first, AC43, maintenance manuals, etc... but, just like this, there are many things that are not black and white.
Way to move on and keep your build going.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.
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Fiat G.46 -(restoration in progress, if I have enough life left in me)
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