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Old 07-09-2022, 08:44 PM
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I had slight shimmy corrected with tire change to Goodyear and balancing them . Now 35psi
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Old 07-10-2022, 08:50 AM
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Let us know if that holds once you've got some tire wear.

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Old 07-10-2022, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for all those participating in this thread.

I have decided to do this to my 9A; the data here is really helpful.
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:05 PM
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Installing metal dampers was probably a total of about six hour’s work - I spread it out over a couple of days, but it was straightforward. Based on notes from Dave Paule, I used 1/8” x 1-1/2” aluminum, and seven Adel clamps. I removed the rubber from the Adel clamps, mostly because I was worried about the outside diameter affecting the fit of our gear leg fairings. Largest Adel is -18, smallest is -12, and they are spaced to where they are naturally tight on the gear leg for their diameter - note that this is NOT evenly spaced. There’s a single wrap of Gorilla Tape under each clamp, just to seat them better.

Spacers were required between the clamp and the metal bar stock to put the center of the bar stock through the center of the gear leg. Screws are low-profile #10 Allen heads, 1” long, and fastened with low profile nylon lock nuts. Washers and s machined bushings were used for spacers, and there was approximately a single washer difference between adjacent clamps. The existing gear leg fairing fit right back in place!
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I'm getting ready to order parts for this. You mentioned seven Adel clamps each side, 18 to 12 size Adel clamps. Do you remember how many of each size Adel clamps were used? One each from 18 through 12? However, it may be pairs of certain sizes. I prefer keeping the rubber cushions. That probably changes the sizes as well. Guess I can order extra. Just trying to avoid more shipping charges from ACS.
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:00 PM
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Remember, Larry, Paul did this to his RV-3B, the small taidragger. Might differ for your -7A.

Rick B. has a -6A and did this, so he might be able to give you some info.

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Old 08-04-2022, 09:09 PM
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I'm getting ready to order parts for this. You mentioned seven Adel clamps each side, 18 to 12 size Adel clamps. Do you remember how many of each size Adel clamps were used? One each from 18 through 12? However, it may be pairs of certain sizes. I prefer keeping the rubber cushions. That probably changes the sizes as well. Guess I can order extra. Just trying to avoid more shipping charges from ACS.
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I brute forced the project Larry - I ordered four of each size from -21 to -9 from B&B and had enough of everything, plus a bunch left over (I was low on stock anyway, and they are cheap, so it all worked out….). I used one of each size on each gear leg - no repeats.
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