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Tooter_too

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I haven't been able to get much done on the Little Toot this summer. Just a few little things:

Sealed up some pinhole leaks, added vent fittings and a level sender on the fuel tank.

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A whole new panel and floorboard (will post pics later).

Almost done adding the electrical system, including new starter, alternator, battery, etc. I discovered that the existing cowl won't fit with a flywheel installed. Looked at modifying the cowl, but I think the best bet will be to go with Tommy's composite cowl.

Also added a four-point harness.

Major things left to do:
Fix upper left wing (cracked rear spar).
Replace wrinkled sheet metal behind seat (turtle deck).
Replace ugly homemade exhaust with custom 4-into-1?
New prop (possibly a wood 72x52 Sterba).
And, of course, all new paint.

I estimate a good 6-8 months yet to go before she flies. Currently, most of my time and money are going into a hangar project.

 

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