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Old 07-05-2017, 01:56 PM
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Default Hot Car - Curing Oven

I'm making a few small parts, trying to speed up the curing. Found that if you put the part in a car with large windows all rolled up, sitting in the sun, that works like a charm!

See, there is a use for that AMC Pacer that you're embarrassed to drive!
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:51 PM
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Any updates on the EZ?
Taxi tests? etc.?
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:43 PM
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Thanks, Tom.

I got the engine coolant seal problem fixed, finishing exhaust system #3, taxi testing will begin again soon. How's the Velocity, got the engine started yet ?
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I'm getting closer on the Velocity.
I got some feedback from the factory as to where I should cut access holes in the keel to facilitate the removal of the nose gear cylinder. It gets pretty crowded in there. Normally these are already cut out and have removable covers but not in this case.

I drilled a pilot hole (1/4") and then used a 1/4" rod as a pilot for the hole saw. The Idea was to eliminate any possibility of damaging any wires or hydraulic lines that run through there. I was able to cut a 4" hole in each side in order to reach the top bolt. A 2" hole on each side to reach the bottom bolt.

I'll be back out Saturday to remove all three cylinders for rebuilding. I have a really bad leak in there and the cylinders were installed 20+ years ago.
The picture shows the configuration as it looks with the gear down. You have to raise the gear, support it and the depressurize the system to remove the cylinder.
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Sounds good, Tom.

What's the date for engine first start ?
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:41 PM
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What's the date for engine first start ?
Tuesday
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