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by jc pacquin
Sat Dec 08, 2012 15:07
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: AD 96-12-06
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Re: AD 96-12-06

Mike.....I see on the Legend forum that owners are experiencing a lot of problems with these new 0200 engines. Cylinders going bad with very few hours, etc. and poor response from the manuf. This is an old old engine design. What Gives?! And......do you have more pictures of that nice rebuild you di...
by jc pacquin
Sat Dec 08, 2012 14:59
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Light sport upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

Light sport upgrade

Is anyone familiar with the supposed upgrade on what LSA pilots are allowed to fly. Someone mentioned to me that LSA pilots may be able to fly more types of aircraft this coming year. Jim P.
by jc pacquin
Thu Nov 29, 2012 22:49
Forum: Warbirds & Military aircraft
Topic: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 6046

Re: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb

The article explained that YES! Your carb. WAS OLD but.... If the float was incorrect, although you flew it, it was n ever operating at peak efficiency or.....it was running too rich or too lean. The article went on to say that it often resulted in one Aeronca (for instance) out performing another i...
by jc pacquin
Thu Nov 29, 2012 13:13
Forum: Warbirds & Military aircraft
Topic: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 6046

Re: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb

Simple as they may be, if not machined correctly when originally manufactured, they do not function correctly according to the article. This flaw in manufacturing doesn't allow the float to work correctly although it does work. I would think Bill Pancake would know a lot about this also. JP
by jc pacquin
Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:55
Forum: Warbirds & Military aircraft
Topic: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 6046

Re: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb

Article about Stromberg carbs a few months back saying that some were machined incorrectly so that float would not function correctly. AS I recall 6 were overhauled, 2 were found to be faulty and were corrected. This article was in the Aeronca newsletter. JP.
by jc pacquin
Mon Nov 26, 2012 14:11
Forum: Warbirds & Military aircraft
Topic: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 6046

Re: C85-8F with Stromberg NAS-3A1 Carb

Personally, I would rebuild the Stromberg. Old time mechanics I have met prefer it...IF its in good shape. I am not a mechanic but I've listened a lot. I had one on my 85 and it worked fine. Best, JP
by jc pacquin
Sun Nov 18, 2012 15:39
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Terrible Transmission above Idle
Replies: 34
Views: 13688

Re: Terrible Transmission above Idle

Probably of little help........My last two airplanes were a VERY nice 85 HP Champ, electric start,etc. with a transceiver mounted under the panel. Antenna was mounted outside , on top of the cockpit. Mags were slicks. No static, worked great. Next was a trophy type BC12D taylorcraft , same location ...
by jc pacquin
Fri Nov 16, 2012 15:40
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lindberg flight documentary
Replies: 10
Views: 5063

Re: Lindberg flight documentary

YES! He barely made it over the trees! I would have passed out as the trees drew close. Another wonder is Douglas Bader, British RAF, who flew Spits with two false legs! Truly an amazing fellow. As I recall the book is called Reach for the Sky. Amazing story! not to be missed! JP
by jc pacquin
Fri Nov 16, 2012 15:26
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

So there I was at Lowery AFB in Colorado, going to school and marching for Eisenhower who had a heart attack and was recuperating there. They had the Air Force Band from Washington and a Black Master Sgt. leading us passing in review. this fellow had hash marks all the way down his arm! Sharp as a r...
by jc pacquin
Wed Nov 14, 2012 20:11
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Oil Change Intervals
Replies: 18
Views: 4461

Re: Oil Change Intervals

The least expensive way to assure the engine lasts is to change the oil often.....20-25 hours. These little engines don't hold that much oil so it's not that expensive. My. 85 HP had no filter other than the screen and I changed the oil every 25 hours. I used straight 40 in summer, variable viscosit...
by jc pacquin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 15:08
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

I agree 100 percent! JP
by jc pacquin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 20:15
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

Actually the stink about the U2 went on for a good while. Ike denied that it was a spy plane said it was a weather plane off course,then when he finally came clean, Krushev bullied him , called off their summit meeting and claimed Ike was deliberately trying to wreck any chance for peace, and on and...
by jc pacquin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:50
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

Eisenhower I thought did quite well and he DID balance the budget Due to the fact that the tax rate at the time was near 50 percent. He also warned about the military industrial complex which today is wayyyy over a sensible budget. It exploded after the year 2000. He also gave us the interstate high...
by jc pacquin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:32
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

Harry Truman served as an artillery captain in combat. LYndon Johnson served in the navy but did not see combat and apparently wore a ribbon he may not have been authorized to wear, I always thought Lyndon would steal a hot stove!.Jimmy Carter , a Naval academy grad, served aboard a sub, not in comb...
by jc pacquin
Sun Nov 11, 2012 22:34
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

Gee, I'm still not over little bush who stood under a huge banner proclaiming " mission accomplished" on the deck of an aircraft carrier ( which was insight of the California coast) rigged up in pilots gear, all the while proclaiming he was our big " Protector", when in fact he ducked into the guard...