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Old 11-25-2021, 09:09 PM
jdozment jdozment is offline
 
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Default RV14A Firewall Foward Kit

Just interested, Are most builders purchasing the complete firewall forward kit for the 390-EXP119 from Vanís or purchasing individual items from various suppliers including Vanís?
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:37 PM
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Default Firewall forward kit

I found it easier and quicker to order the whole thing from Vanís. I did a 6 and now my 14. Earlier I did two 6ís one piece at a time and really did not save any money and certainly no time. Good luck.
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Old 11-26-2021, 04:04 AM
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I also purchased the FWF when I used the original IO 390 engine. Seemed most parts are the ones I needed anyway. Other have gone the route of buying from third party or ordering the parts separate from Vans.
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Old 11-26-2021, 08:00 AM
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Wish I even had a firewall.
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Old 11-26-2021, 08:13 AM
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I suggest all take a careful look at what comes in the FWF kit and delete those items that you may want replace with a different model. Such as:
- Alternator
- Oil Cooler
- Prop Governor

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Old 11-26-2021, 01:30 PM
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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 estimated to arrive somewhere around Christmas so I'll see how everything fits then!
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Old 11-26-2021, 01:50 PM
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I suggest all take a careful look at what comes in the FWF kit and delete those items that you may want replace with a different model. Such as:
- Alternator
- Oil Cooler
- Prop Governor

Carl
Going with a B&C primary and secondary alternator. Which oil cooler and prop governor would you recommend? Also, if you use a different oil cooler does it bolt on without and modification?

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Old 11-26-2021, 08:40 PM
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Going with a B&C primary and secondary alternator. Which oil cooler and prop governor would you recommend? Also, if you use a different oil cooler does it bolt on without and modification?

JIm
I like the PCU-5000X governor. I installed it in an 8A, 10 and an 8.

I tend to use AirFlow oil coolers. On the RV-10 I stayed with one that has the same dimensions as the Vanís FWF kit cooler. For the RV-14 the photo of the provided cooler for the RV-14 on Vanís Web Store is an AirFlow cooler.

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Old 11-26-2021, 09:47 PM
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Default RV14A firewall foward kit

Thanks for all the replies. This will be very helpful as I move forward. The Finishing kit and engine are expected in January. After a long wait, the Quickbuild wings are expected in February, 22; (ordered August, 2020). All else is pretty much complete. Right now Iím reviewing work completed thus far, installing Avionics and anxiously awaiting the remaining kits. Thanks againÖ
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