I'm in the middle of installing the EXP119 and can't help you beyond the direction I've gone and what information I've gathered from others.
- Vans Part Number: BAF-14-IO390 EXP119 - I elected to go with the RV14 baffle kit made for the EXP 119. I've been told this works with the standard RV 8 cowling but does get snug in one corner. This kit is significantly less work than the standard RV 8 baffle kit, a comment from a builder was Vans did everything on this kit that the builder wished was done to the baffle kit on a previous build. This baffle kit also comes with the snorkel which did take a few iterations to optimize for the new fuel servo. I figure even if I have to modify the snorkel it's still much less work than building one from scratch.
I've decided to install the Showplanes 13 row oil cooler mount which looks like it may interfere with the upper right plug wire pass through. Might not be an issue but something of note. A firewall oil cooler mount such as that installed in the RV10 or 14 might be a good choice here but more cooling will most likely be needed than the standard oil cooler.
WD-00110 - This is the bracket for the throttle and mixture control on the EXP model engine. It looks as though it clears the cowl but I have not confirmed for myself yet.
I purchased my exhaust from Clint at Vetterman Exhaust but have yet to install it. When I purchased he had mentioned he had completed a few for this configuration already and it required a little trial and error to get right.
Don't purchase the stock control cables as they won't work. Wait until you have the engine mounted and can measure the length you need with a section of hose then order what you need.
RV-8 Fastback N931KZ
Empennage - Complete
Wings - Complete
Fuselage & Avionics - Complete
Finish Kit & Engine - In Progress
Last edited by msstahl : 05-09-2023 at 12:42 PM.