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Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby flyingredyeti » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:05 am

Hello all,

I am looking for a reasonably priced set of engine cowls-top and bottom. Any available out there? I appreciate any feedback offered.

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-Joshua
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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby mschlender » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:35 pm

What year
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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby GAHorn » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:25 pm

Better yet... what SERIAL number...?
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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby flyingredyeti » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:48 am

Sorry, fellas- I've haven't been paying attention to the boards. Year is '54, serial #26369.

Thanks.

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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby eskflyer » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:57 pm

Try these guys.

Sutton Aircraft Salvage - Used and NOS Aircraft Parts ...http://suttonaircraft.com
1-907-745-6969


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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby flyingredyeti » Wed May 12, 2021 6:26 am

Okay, so here's a question. If I locate a previously installed upper and lower cowling to install on my own B-model, any chance the screw attachment points would match my own? I know the early skins (and even some later models), were not entirely uniform in there rivet locations - would this also apply to the screw locations in the angles (assuming it isn't a Swiss cheese mess)?

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby GAHorn » Wed May 12, 2021 3:09 pm

flyingredyeti wrote:Okay, so here's a question. If I locate a previously installed upper and lower cowling to install on my own B-model, any chance the screw attachment points would match my own? I know the early skins (and even some later models), were not entirely uniform in there rivet locations - would this also apply to the screw locations in the angles (assuming it isn't a Swiss cheese mess)?

Thanks for the feedback.

-Joshua


To my surprise, I’ve watched two complete cowlings come out of a salvage yard that were fast-and-simple swaps with all screws fitting correctly. (Both were red, however.) :twisted:

Same with wingtip fairings.
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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby cessna170bdriver » Wed May 12, 2021 4:50 pm

During 98C’s rebuild I used an upper cowl and nose bowl from a ‘56 on my ‘55, and all the screws fit fine (and the red paint came off easily, and the green paint is holding on fine :twisted: ). Before anyone asks, Mountain Airframe cut a hole and fabricated an inspection door for the right side. :wink:
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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby flyingredyeti » Wed May 12, 2021 10:06 pm

That is a surprise, and good to hear. Thanks, fellas!

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Re: Seeking out engine cowlings

Postby flyingredyeti » Sat May 15, 2021 7:24 am

Today was the second time I've visited the Sutton salvage yard, and came away once again with treasure. A complete set of top and bottom cowlings, with nose caps! Now, to find the blisters for the 0-360 powerplant. Can anyone point me towards a source of the 820-1 "bubbles", as listed in the Avcon Drawings. The molds used for fabrication would suffice as well. Thanks!

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