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Old 12-31-2020, 02:02 PM
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Default Two steps

As you may have noticed, I had to wait for a replacement part. In the interim I removed the old part (because I hoped - unsuccessfully - to get it welded as a temporary measure) and replaced it for the duration with two bits of threaded rod. Otherwise my friend would have had to hold the engine for two weeks!

I remembered the trick with the Adel clamps, so that wasn't an issue. It did take some time to remove the water hose which was in the way. And it takes forever with new tie-wraps to ensure that nothing will vibrate/rub or whatever.

Job done, Scottish weather has been amazing for the last few days, and we are now Covid-grounded :-(
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:53 PM
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I ordered my stand off in November. I've been at the point of being ready to hang the engine since December and was expecting it in January. Today I was told it would be mid March before I would receive it.(or later)
Should I go ahead and hang the engine now and replace this later or wait
Alan
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:53 PM
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I ordered my stand off in November. I've been at the point of being ready to hang the engine since December and was expecting it in January. Today I was told it would be mid March before I would receive it.(or later)
Should I go ahead and hang the engine now and replace this later or wait
Alan
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Sorry about the additional delay Alan.
There should be no issue for you to just move ahead and install the engine so that you can continue progressing with your build. The part is easy to change with the engine installed as long as you have a means to support the front of the engine while you are doing it (a rope capable of holding 100 lbs, thrown over a rafter above the prop shaft would be more than sufficient).
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:30 PM
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I don't want to burden the staff at Van's with additional work and phone calls, but am I to understand there are further delays in shipping these parts? I ordered back in December and was told "probably late January". If it's going to be much later... well, in all honestly, I guess it means nothing, since we can't fly until it gets here, whenever that is. It would just be nice to know.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:08 AM
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Default engine standoff mount

Was told this morning from Vans the engine mount standoff weldment will not ship until mid March :-(. Mine has a visible crack. Bummer.
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Old 01-20-2021, 12:20 PM
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maybe you can bum a mount from someone else who has already replaced theirs? at least for the next couple months?
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:14 AM
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I would call Van's. they are trying to get the parts out first to people that have cracks.
Alan
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:20 AM
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I would call Van's. they are trying to get the parts out first to people that have cracks.
Alan
Yes, please do call if you have a crack and need a replacement. Our team is doing the best they can to prioritize based on that. I spoke with them yesterday about the couple folks who have posted here, but directly calling is the best way to make sure your needs are known, if you have a cracked standoff that we need to try to prioritize. Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:30 PM
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Default Great news

My engine mount was shipped from Vans today.
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:34 PM
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Default Trick with adel clamps

Gblwy, can you or someone share the trick with the adel clamps?, is there some unique way of removing and reinstalling them?. I have fumbled with them before.

Thanks in advance
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