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Dec 2, 2013 - Sanded and cleaned the engine mount. Applied primer coat using Rust-Oleum Self Etching primer.

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Dec 2, 2013 - Top coat applied using Rust-Oleum High Heat white paint.
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Dec 2, 2013 - Engine mount temporarily in place.
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Mar 8, 2014 - Gascolator firewall pass-through needs to be relocated due to interference with engine mount.
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Mar 8, 2014 - Inside view of existing pass-through location.
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Mar 8, 2014 - Fabricated .025 inch filler plate for inside of firewall.  This will cover the old pass-through hole, and level surface for new location.
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Mar 8, 2014 - Fabricated engine side cover plate for the old pass-through hole.
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Mar 9, 2014 - Cover plate covering old gascolator pass-through hole, and location marked for new hole.
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Mar 9, 2014 - Inside view showing backing/filler plate covering old pass-through hole, and providing level surface for new mounting hole.
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Mar 9, 2014 - Cover plate riveted in place with seal.  Gascolator pass-through reinstalled.
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Mar 9, 2014 - Inside view of new gascolator pass-through location.
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Mar 9, 2014 - Gascolator installed.
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Mar 21, 2014 - Received the Odyssey PC625 battery,  (It does not sit on the shelf.)
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Mar 21, 2014 - Made a replica of the approximate size of the battery from foam board,  Easier to work with when trying to determine proper location.
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Apr 11, 2014 - Marked location of battery support on firewall.  Drilled relieve hole in supoort to fit over rivet head.

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Apr 11, 2014 - Battery bottom support riveted in placed with 3/16 inch rivets.
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Apr 11, 2014 - Battery temp mounted.  Hold down bracket will have nut plates and screws for removal when necessary.
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Apr 18, 2014 - Due to not providing enough room for the cabin heat box, I had to relocate the battery up and outboard.  Fabricated new bottom support.
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Apr 18, 2014 -  Installed nut plates for hold down bracket.
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Apr 18, 2014 - Battery installed.  Bracket held in place with 8-32 screws.  Battery can't be placed any higher due to interference with engine mount.
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May 5, 2014 - Hole for cabin heat cut.
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May 5, 2014 - Cabin heat box inserted, but not mounted.
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May 18, 2014 - Carburetor as mounted on inverted engine.
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May 18, 2014 - Carburetor removed.  Short throttle arm shown in bottom of picture.
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May 18, 2014 - This is a throttle arm extension to provide a more standard   2-1/2 inch throttle push/pull movement.
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May 18, 2014 - Throttle arm extension installed.
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May 18, 2014 - A new hole needed to be made in the cable attach bracket.
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May 18, 2014 - The new hole in the bracket provides better alignment of the throttle cable with the throttle extension.
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May 23, 2014 - The engine as taken from the grate.  Sitting inverted, on the wood cradle.
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May 23, 2014 - Raising the engine and rotating into upright position.
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May 23, 2014 - Engine resting on oil pan and prop flange.
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May 23, 2014 - Wood cradle remove from engine. Another view of engine resting on oil pan.  This is extremely sturdy and fully capable of supporting the weight.
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Jun 1, 2014 - Engine mount, male & female bushings, engine side washers, AN4-31A bolts, washers, & nuts.
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Jun 1, 2014 - Male on the bottom, female on top.
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Jun 1, 2014 - Top left with female bushing on mount side and male on the engine side.  Bolt will recess into the mount and through the washer.
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Jun 1, 2014 - A short piece of 5/8 inch round dowel was used hold the bolt in place while compressing the bushings.
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Jun 1, 2014 - With the wood dowel inside the mount hold the bolt, the bushings were compressed enough to get the small washer and nut started.
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Jun 1, 2014 - The mount installed.  The bottom mounts were extremely difficult, barely able to be done with two people, one with small fingers.

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