alan von Stark

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  1. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Nylon seal connection to master cylinder
    I eventually got the master cylinder reconditioning kit from Matco  and I have to say I have found Matco a very helpful company to deal with.
    I think that I should re new the white seal that gets crushed in between the brass fittings to join the brake pipe to the master cylinder.
    My question is where can I get these seals in the UK? getting deliveries from the USA have been difficult after they arrive in the UK mainly because of Border force and Parcel force taking and extra 10 days to process after paying their charges!
     

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  2. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Bleeder valve for Avid C Type   

    Thank you Jeromef
    I was pointed in that direction by Fred Stork and was able to get the correct bleed nipple as we call them here in Blighty
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  3. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Bleeder valve for Avid C Type
    Guys I need one of these and it's difficult to get one in the UK I think the standard part number is F6446 and it's the old style Matco MSCF6446. I am still waiting for some parts from Matco and they have advised to source more locally as their minimum postage makes this an expensive item and one that will take a while to get here. So I would be grateful if any one can show me where I can get one quicker and cheaper than Matco.

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  4. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Tyres for Avid speed wing   

    Thanks guys
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  5. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Tyres for Avid speed wing   

    Thanks Guys I found some here just in case anyone else might be looking for some
    https://www.allterraintyres.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=90455
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  6. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Tyres for Avid speed wing
    Where is the best place to get replacement tyres for Avid speed wing (not bush tyres) they look like golf cart tyres not for high way use.
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  7. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Matco seals   

    Thanks for the info Guys
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  8. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Matco seals   

    Thanks allonsye a little more info would be useful, I've looked at LAS catalog which is the only place to get what you are recommending and it is sold in rather large containers for my needs. I got the dot 5 info from this EAA video are you saying that this guy is wrong?
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  9. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Matco seals
    On my first landing in the Avid C type speed wing I found out the hard way that the previous owners may have used the wrong brake fluid I lost the right brake during the roll out and hit a small bank, also a long bleed nipple was also fitted to the right wheel and as it rolled over the bank it punctured the tyre and wrecked it
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  10. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Need some compassion...   

    Great news that you have managed to get another set of left hand landing gear sorted I really look forward to hearing about how things are progressing
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  11. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Overheat on grey top 582 Avid C Type speed wing   

    Thanks Nlappos that looks much nicer than whats slung behind the Type C speed wing
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  12. alan von Stark added a post in a topic Overheat on grey top 582 Avid C Type speed wing   

    Thanks AKflyer I'm beginning to think along those lines myself.
    I'm wondering if a small additional belly radiator might help and what what would be the problems involved with doing that?
    There is a kind of belly radiator which is a copper tube with some ally fins stuck to it which all looks a bit questionable and the air intake hole looks very small to me especially when the carbs are sucking from the same source. The radiator just looks too small and the space behind it seems to be way to close to the firewall for the hot air that's passed through the radiator to exit efficiently .
    I'm considering cleaning up the radiator air exit space by adding a few curves and maybe cutting an air inlet slit in the side of the cowling to better direct the air into the radiator.
    There must have been a few guys who have been there before done that and got the tee shirt and if they have been able to make it work without changing to the MKIV cowlings and radiators I'd like to try that first.
    It makes me wonder how such a set up was passed in the first place on what to me seems to be and incredibly well designed and aircraft.
    But hey I've made a few boo boos and mistakes as well in my time



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  13. alan von Stark added a topic in Avid Model C   

    Overheat on grey top 582 Avid C Type speed wing
    I'm thinking of buying this avid speed wing I think it's a C type but I'm told that it over heats with someone in the passenger seat it's only got 15 hour on the engine silver/grey top 582. It all looks fairly standard so;
    What are the best ways to cool an engine with this type of installation?
    Cheers
    Alan von Stark

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