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David Moffett
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New Shop
Well, it's been a long year. Once the engine was finished, it was time to upgrade my hangar and build on a new shop with enough room to restore old cars, build more planes, brew beer, and have a permanent mount for my telescope. The excavation began in May ...
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Finishing the Engine
Last of the engine work The engine was essentially complete last November, but individual accessories and the ignition system needed to be completed. This along with my work schedule plus planning for retirement left little time for serious work. But we got...
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Engine Accessories
With the engine basically assembled, the next tasks involve the addition of systems like oil, ignition, fuel, and electrical. Assembling the Oil Pump Oil:  This was relatively easy. With the old duplex and scavenge oil
pumps cleaned, inspected, and re-asse...
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Engine Assembly Continues Over the last few months, the engine has come together slowly as time allows. As a final act in my career as a Delta pilot, I decided to bid the Boeing 777. School for the airplane systems began in July, but this is not the type of...
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Check out THIS house near me with 200+ acres  - show Evelyn
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Engine Rear Case
Just feeling better after a nasty virus. Work continues as able. Since the center engine case is installed in the fixture and mated to
the nose case, the next procedure calls for installation of the tappet
bodies and lifters. It amazes me that this 1930/4...
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More Engine Work
With improving weather and matching schedules, Jim Friedline and I began assembling the major case parts of the engine. This is where experience really becomes important. You can follow an overhaul manual to the letter, but there will still be procedural nu...
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Overdue Update It has been a while since the last entry, but some work has continued. Life gets in the way sometimes, and other things have taken priority, mostly family, but also playing the saxophone. Always wanted to learn, so at age 60, I picked it up a...
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Overdue Update It has been a while since the last entry, but some work has continued. Life gets in the way sometimes, and other things have taken priority, mostly family, but also playing the saxophone. Always wanted to learn, so at age 60, I picked it up a...
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