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Old 10-05-2020, 11:09 PM
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Default Looking to rent or borrow resurfacing grinder for cylinder

All,
I ran into an issue on my non RV aircraft. The exhaust port has eroded and can no longer seal between the gasket and the exhaust. I found tan powder on my spark plug and did a bubble check to comfirm.

My local A&P said to try to find a tool and do it on the plane without removing the cylinder. I don't want to spend this much money and only use the tool once.

I called this company and they no longer make the tool.http://www.widell.com/old_wid/pneuport.htm

Found one similar at spruce but dang!!!!!!! at least $700 by the time it gets to me.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...surfactool.php

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Axel
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:51 PM
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There's a rental available from a company in Wisconsin I believe it is. I used it on a 172 cylinder. It worked alright, not as good as one I had used a few years back though but it did get the job done. I am trying to find the receipt and contact info in my inbox but its proving difficult … standby

edit: found it …
Joyce Anderson
Ru Lon Aviation, Inc.
230 James St. Suite C
Wales, WI 53183
800.888.6002

Looks like this https://www.tennesseeaircraft.net/wp...2015-pic-1.jpg
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Old 10-06-2020, 05:37 PM
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Joyce Anderson
Ru Lon Aviation, Inc.
230 James St. Suite C
Wales, WI 53183
800.888.6002
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Will give them a call. Thank you.
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Old 10-07-2020, 10:42 AM
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They no longer carry it.
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Old 10-07-2020, 11:49 AM
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A little birdie told me this stuff might be helpful...

https://smile.amazon.com/J-B-Weld-37...2089269&sr=8-7
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:23 PM
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There used to be a place called hangartoolbox.com that rented tools, unfortunately it seems to be gone now. Back in the 2013 timeframe I rented an Aerogrinder U-92 from them. It worked great on an old O-320. There appears to be one on ebay for sale now, looks rather complete but I couldn't say for sure. If you're up for an experiment:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aero-Grinde...12169#viTabs_0

For the mods: I'm not in any way affiliated with this ebay link, just trying to help Axel out. If you need to, feel free to delete.
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