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From: Randy Reed <reedrandy at yahoo.com>

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:47:42 UTC


Message:

  Our radio man has a tool to cut holes in instrument
panels.  I used the tool to cut a 3 1/4 inch hole in
the firewall.  randy reed


--- Joel S Utz <jutz at flash.net> wrote:
> I'm guessing this hole is large enough to reach a
> hand through, in 
> which case I strongly urge making the plate out of
> stainless because 
> the aluminum would melt in a matter of seconds in
> the case of an 
> engine compartment fire.
> 
> >Ashley,  right after I got my Eagle, it started
> >quitting with 12 gallons of fuel while inverted.
> >Once, I thought I would have to land on a road
> before
> >it started up again.  I removed the tank and flop
> >tube.  The tube was yellow plastic and was so hard
> >there was know way it would flop enough to pick up
> >inverted.  I ordered a new one from Aviat.  It ran
> me
> >about $90 and works well.  I have been told a lot
> of
> >people replace them every 2 years or so just to
> make
> >sure it doesn't quit when they need it.  Danny
> >recomends cutting a hole in the firewall while the
> >tank is out so the next time you change the tube,
> you
> >don't have to remove the tank.  I did that on mine
> and
> >made a plate out of aluninum and screwed it to the
> >firewall with 4 screws to cover up the hole.
> >randy reed
> >--- AMSnaproll at aol.com wrote:
> >>  My trusty Eagle gave me a raised eyebrow the
> other
> >>  day. Rolled inverted and
> >>  it quit running. Rolled upright and it ran. Got
> to
> >>  be entertaining after
> >>  awhile, but I figured I oughta fix it. I took
> out
> >>  the flop tube and pressure
> >>  tested it, and there were no splits or leaks.
> So,
> >>  gurus, is it possible that
> >>  it was sucking shut when it was bent a certain
> way?
> >>  And if that is true, what
> >>  happens if it sucks shut when upright? Does
> anybody
> >>  have an emergency fuel
> >>  feed that bypasses the flop tube, and if so, how
> did
> >>  you rig it?
> >>
> >>  Thanks a heap!
> >>  Ashley Messenger
> >>  Ch. 34
> >>
> >
> >
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> -- 
> 
>                                                   
> Joel Samuel Utz
>                                                   
> jutz at flash.net
>                                                   
> N2279F
> 


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