Dusty-that’s interesting. The yokes on 196M were replaced before I acquired her with the Bonanza yokes per the 337. The autopilot is a Century III. So the 2000 install required you to turn the yokes upside down??
Brent-meant to have responded last week. These old girls are reasonably approachable for most A&P’s with some experience in 1960’s birds like Comanches or Debonairs. My A&P did a FWF engine for me in 2017 and replaced all the hoses as well. Some gray hair is needed though IMO. If all they have been wrenching have been 172’s or Warriors, might…[Read more]
Even bigger fake on WX. Going to be 84’F in NC on Thursday. Trees and plants are very confused…
My gear door issue was satisfactorily resolved and they were also able to re-weld the wing walk support on the wing inside of the flap. I dare say a lot of our fleet has busted wing walk supports. I don’t think it is an AW issue, but more of a…[Read more]
Even bigger fake on WX. Going to be 84’F in NC on Thursday. Tress and plants ae very confused.
My gear door issue was satisfactorily resolved and they were also able to re-weld the wind walk support on the wing inside of the flap. I dare say a lot of our fleet has busted wing walk supports. I don’t think it is an AW issue, but more of a PITA…[Read more]
Thomas-My understanding is the fuel flow set-up is not overly complex for the person who understands it and has done it. Who in Germany have you used in the past? Wonder if you might find a YouTube that might show it?
One thing to make sure is that you adjust your fuel flow at wide open throttle at sea level to be 10% of your rated HP. So on…[Read more]
Some thoughts given the age of the engine and my experience:
My C model had a 72 Factory reman IO-520. It crapped the bed 6 years ago with a lite case and non-VAR crankshaft-the most logical solution was a factory reman. Not sure what the 73 looks like but a R&R with a factory reman is probably $55-60K if not higher if you do a prop IRAN,…[Read more]
I have the same problem, but my A&P thinks it is related to the linkage to the governor. Like it is not long enough to get that extra 100 RPM and will need some modification. I am going to address over the winter.