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tailwheel parts

JimW

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Does anyone know what the purpose of the small gray piece is between the round rod and the fuse where the through bolt is?
http://biplaneforumgallery.com/albums/userpics/10007
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The only thing we can figure is it is some sort of a shim to change the attitude while sitting on the ground. I think I saw another picture of Yellowbird without this piece and several other bolts without it. Before we cut off the tube welded to the rectangular tube on the fuse, we want to understand whether we should leave it longer than the plans show. We bought this tailwheel on their December free freight deal.









<beej: fixed img link
 

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