Installed prop governor, fuel flow sensor, and sniffle valve

Installed the prop governor. I wasn’t sure what hardware to use. The plans said to refer to the engine/governor installation instructions. The Hartzell instructions said to refer to the engine manufacturer’s instructions. The Lycoming instructions that came with the engine were mute on the topic. I was able to find an illustrated parts catalogue for the engine on Lycoming’s web site. It showed a washer, a star washer and a plain nut. Now I need to figure out where Lycoming keeps its torque values.

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I installed the fuel flow sensor and the fuel lines from the fuel pump and to the fuel injection servo.

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I installed the sniffle valve. This seemed like it was going to be straightforward. Remove the plug; install the valve. What I didn’t take into account was that the intake manifold was full of preservative oil. So now my nose gear and tire are well lubricated and in no danger of corroding.

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Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Finish kit (hours): 193.0
Total Time (hours): 927.0

 

Got the gear and engine mounted and moved to the garage!

Special thank you to Jared, Wes, Scott, and Remy for all their help on Saturday! We got the fuselage out of the basement, Got the main gear attached and wheeled it around the house, up the hill, and into the garage. Then we bolted on the engine mount and nose gear on.

 

Mounted the battery and starter relays to the firewall along with the associated fuse and ammeter shunt. Mounted the MAP, oil pressure, and fuel pressure sensors. Jared and Wes added all of the fittings to the Engine and we bolted it to the mount.

 

With the relays wired, I threw the aster switch and everything lit up! No smoke. Yay.

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Today’s Time (hours): 16.0
Finish kit (hours): 191.0
Total Time (hours): 925.0

 

Finished riveting left side

Riveted the web stiffeners to the main bulkhead webs.

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Riveted the nut plates to the root faring angles and lower skin. Then riveted the root faring angles to the left side skin

 

Bolted the left bulkhead bar back in placed and torqued it down.

 

Removed the right landing gear bracket in preparation for riveting the right side skin to the fuselage.

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In other exciting news, my engine arrived from Lycoming!

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Today’s Time (hours): 5.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 123.0
Total Time (hours): 577.5