Engine Preparations

As I prepare to put the engine on for what will hopefully be the last time before we fly, I took advantage of the easy access of having it on the lift to finish up a few jobs.

Engine on the lift

Engine on the lift


One was to install the oil line that will run from the prop governor to the fitting on the front of the engine, just behind the prop.
Oil Line Routing

Oil Line Routing


I had planned to make this line at one point, but after spending some time with this one, I think buying it premade was a better idea. The line was available for around $120 plus shipping, but I was fortunate enough to find this one from another builder who was converting an engine back to fixed pitch. I offered him $100, and I think he thought I was crazy to want to pay that much for it. It was a little bit tricky to install, and I had to cut a hole in the front right baffle to make room for the line
Baffle hole

Baffle hole


I also filled the brakes with 5606 hydraulic fluid, and started making a coax-based glideslope antenna.

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Hours Logged This Session: 7.7
Total Hours: 1883.75