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  1. Dusty added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Caster is usually the number one culprit.Another useful item (which may not work on Jenki's setup) is to replace the tension springs with compression springs.Maybe the internal friction or the higher spring rate somehow dampens the shimmy?
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  2. Dusty added a post in a topic Kitfox IV 912 exhaust   

    Interesting solution to keeping the heat off the lower engine mounts.Those mounts do burn
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  3. Dusty added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    Loving the spring summer,the wind is just a little unsettled.Anothe few weeks should see it right .
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  4. Dusty added a post in a topic The unquenchable EGT   

    Stainless pop rivets will sort the old holes
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  5. Dusty added a post in a topic INVERTED TAIL RIBS QUESTION   

    Traditional aerodynamics don't apply to zeniths especially 701's as they don't actually fly!
    They are so ugly,the earth just repels them
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  6. Dusty added a post in a topic tank cap   

    You need to let pressure out as well as air in,If it isn't vented as the fuel/vapour expands with heat you may get a pressurised tank,which may cause problems.
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  7. Dusty added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    A screw clamp at the base of the cap will keep it on also.
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  8. Dusty added a post in a topic 912 aftermarket ignition   

    A heat gun or hair dryer will also kickstart a dodgy module.
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  9. Dusty added a post in a topic Perfoming oil injection delete on Rotax 582?   

    Yup,must get past the rings, as my drifter (inverted 503) with premix needs the plugs washed if left unused for more than two weeks.The oil injection on my 582 fox has an interesting quirk, the pump must leak but into one carb bowl.During  inspections the rear float chamber has a red colour in it,and on startup will start well then run rough with a lot of smoke.My brothers 582 fox has exactly the same quirk.
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  10. Dusty added a post in a topic Repairs & Mods: custom cowl, new gear,etc   

    Don't be tempted to move the undercarrage forward,you will creat more problems than you will solve.
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  11. Dusty added a post in a topic Throttle cables   

    Your cables sound very similar to kitfox ones.A push bike shop should be able to sell you some cable kits,the large ferrule may need some dressing down to fit.for the carb end use the sleeve off a stainless steel rivet,to clamp on ,use a brake hose flaring tool to clamp the rivet shank to the cable.This should be enough (I could hang my weight in them)but for safety I silver soldered the ends as well.If you make a pair on the bench when you fit them the adjusters won't be even(OCD I know!)as the bend radius makes a surprising difference.
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  12. Dusty added a post in a topic Throttle linkage and firewall   

    If you can find an "E" gearbox you won't have to modify your firewall.They shift the cg forward but not as far as a vw.
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  13. Dusty added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Video?   

    I thought the biplane was doing a"stolen plane" routine
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  14. Dusty added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    There is one sure fire way to get a perfect landing every time.
    Unfortunatly nobody has discovered it yet!
    Seriously,a stabilised approach is a good starting point,if things don't feel right go round.
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  15. Dusty added a post in a topic Another engine out from an oil injection failure   

    Many years ago I had a lubrication related failure in an air cooled non rotax engine.the shop that did the rebuild told me never use an oil specifically designed for liquid cooled engines in an air cooled engine.
    Oil technology has probably moved on,but just a word of caution.
    The 503 is generally a bullet proof engine(they don't make enough power to hurt themselves
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