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ajmovin created a new topic ' Propeller Hub assembly' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hello all,
I'm looking for a Propeller Hub assembly for a Continental A 65 8 engine. P/N A-3746.

If that cannot be found, I could make up the whole assembly with the following additional parts;
- 6 bolts - P/N 21468
- 6 washers - P/N 2474
- 6 castle nuts - P/N 2458
- 6 cotter pins - P/N 2506
- 1 key - P/N - 500400
- 1 flat head pin - AN 392-11 ( P/N - M520392-1C11)
- 1 cotter pin - P/N 2500

Thanks in advance,

Andy Miller
Phone: 330-347-6161
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Read More... replied to the topic 'stitching' in the forum. 1 week ago

The drawing I have shows that the stitch on the inboard and the outboard rib is centered fore and aft. The stitches on the center rib are six inches, and twelve inches aft of the elevator leading edge. Hope this helps.
Read More... created a new topic ' Wanted: Sensenich 69 C or 69 D wood propeller' in the forum. 1 week ago

Looking for a wood prop for Cont. A-40 engine, any make or model.
Read More... created a new topic ' stitching' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

what is the spacing on the stitching on the elevators on the j3

Cub1940 thanks user '' in the forum message ' Restoration Details'. 3 weeks ago replied to the topic 'Restoration Details' in the forum. 3 weeks ago replied to the topic 'Coating to seal the floating fuel indictator cork?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

An old timer told me to try Seals All glue, found in most hardware stores such as Ace. I used several coats and it holds up well.
Read More... replied to the topic 'Don swords, Dons Dream machines' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

A quick search on line shows that Don's was bought out by C&D Aviation last year. They are found online. I have about 400 hours on my C-85-8 stroker by DDM and it's doing great. Good luck with C&D. Let us know if they are responsive.

Cub1940 created a new topic ' Restoration Details' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hello everyone,

I’m in the last stages of getting a 1940 J-3 back in the air after 26 years and I am hoping someone here will be able to shed some light on a few details. Any shared knowledge would be greatly appreciated. My goal is to make it look like it just rolled off the production line at Lock Haven. It is serial number 4303 and was produced (I’ve been told) in April 1940.

I have all of the paperwork and logbooks for it and it has been in my family since 1977 but it is missing a data plate. I wanted to purchase a new reproduction and install it but I’m not sure which one is correct for the time period (rectangular or round or possibly another type?). Also, where were they originally installed on the aircraft?

I was wondering if anyone knows where to find a photograph of a cockpit interior of a Cub from 1940 so I could get a feel for instrument and placard placement. There are so many variations out there but I want to make this one as correct as possible. I have heard that the pre-war cubs had black face instruments with some being produced with the Cub logo on the face. Does anybody have a photo of this or a link to a website with one?

I realize that this is a very minor detail but does anyone know how weep holes were done on the wings and control surfaces back then?

I am also looking for an original Bubble Face compass - either Carwil or Airpath (I know I’m not the only one!) and was wondering if anybody has any idea where to find one. I know they are not cheap but it would be a great way to complete the project.

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N71032 has a new profile cover. 1 month ago replied to the topic 'J4 brake fluid' in the forum. 1 month ago

There is an article in Cub Clues #108 on the subject of brake fluids. According to that piece, the pre-war J-4's and J-5's used Lockheed 21, an automotive brake fluid. In 1942 Piper went to Univis #40 which appears to have been the same as Mil 5606 which we still use. If you can determine by color or other means what type fluid your system had in it, that may help. The article recommends first cleaning the brake bladders and the rest of the system with denatured alcohol, and then use silicone brake fluid. Apparently the silicone fluid is compatible with both natural and synthetic rubber parts. The article also cautions that mixing some types of the old and new fluids can result in a gooey mess in the brake system. Hence the alcohol clean out first. You could also test one of the new seals in a jar of the fluid you plan to use. A couple of days soaking should tell the story if they are not compatible.
Let us know what you find out. I may wind up rebuilding a set of master cylinders for a J-5 myself.

e2wallace created a new topic ' J4 brake fluid' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have to rebuild the master cylinders in my 1939 J4. The cylinders are Wagner, different than the J3, and similar to cylinders used in Dodge trucks of the same vintage. I saw an article from Univair that said parts are available from NAPA for rebuild, but seals are compatible with DOT4 fluid which is not compatible with the expander tubes. Anyone have experience with a brake fluid that is compatible with these cylinders and the expander tubes? I'm not sure what the original fluid was.

kiger and johnhofmann liked Video 3 months ago

Piper L-4 Spring Training in Texas

This is my first attempt at a video. The video camera (Go Pro Hero3) was mounted on the right wing jury strut. My instructor and I flew 1.4 hours...

russloving replied to the topic 'January Newsletter' in the forum. 3 months ago

Well, I am sorry you have to go through this. I have not had any of those issues, I would just like to get a newsletter. Maybe one day, lol
Read More... replied to the topic 'January Newsletter' in the forum. 3 months ago

Get in line.

I have four accounts because I keep getting locked out. A new account is the only way to get back in. Three out of four times the expiration date doesn't get advanced.

8O56WJCM H21O 2014-05-07 to 2018-01-01
8O56WJCM 6580 2016-01-05 to 2018-01-01
8O56WJCM 6M94 2017-01-03 to 2019-01-01
8O56WJCM 65CG Did not record.

We don't get notices around here. We get locked out.

But the material is excellent and the dues inexpensive.

tgraytn has a new profile cover. 3 months ago
russloving created a new topic ' January Newsletter' in the forum. 3 months ago

I forgot to renew my subscription before it ran out in December. However, I did renew in January but I have not received my newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. Could you please send the current newsletter.

Thank you!