This morning I used a little bit of fuel in a steel bowl to clean the old grease out of the wheel bearings. Then I packed them with fresh Aeroshell grease and put the wheels back together.
While I had the wheels in my hand, I checked to be sure that they would fit in the wheel pants that I picked up last summer at Oshkosh.
I’ll have to figure out a mounting bracket for them, but I might just wait until after the plane is flying.
With the plane back on its main wheels I pulled off the remaining masking tapes in the fuselage. Then I started working on a few remaining wires in the cabin. I cut out the inspection holes and installed the rear seat intercom jacks. I connected the static ports to a tee fitting in the middle of the fuselage and added some an adel clamp to hold it in place. Then I made an adjustment to where the ELT mounted. It mounts to a little piece of floorboard that sits aft of the cabin on the right side. I moved it as far aft as it would go, then riveted the bracket in place. That bracket had originally been attached with screws.