Rear engine baffle springs

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Rear engine baffle springs

Post by 6643 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:04 am

Martin S. » Wed May 01, 2013 2:21 am

I am putting new baffles on my plane.

According to the parts manual, the rear baffle is held by two spring loaded wires that connect around the rear cylinder on each side.

I got new baffles from the place in AK, but they only drilled one hole.

Since your airplane is so low in time, could you see if you can take a pic of where those spring wires connect to the rear baffle and post it?

Your restoration journal is really cool. You will have a show winner when done. I wish my fuselage was as clean as yours!

Let me know if you need part numbers for those springs, and i can look them up.

Thanks!

Martin
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Re: Rear engine baffle springs

Post by 6643 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:08 am

Steve Rose » Wed May 01, 2013 6:59 am

Martin,
Here is a photo taken during the fitting stage of our baffle rebuild. The holes for the rear cylinder spring retainer are visible. they worked out very well. I hope this helps.
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Re: Rear engine baffle springs

Post by 6643 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:10 am

Martin S. » Wed May 01, 2013 11:27 am

Steve,

Perfect!!!

Thanks, that is exactly what I needed!

Thanks so much for posting those pics.

I am jealous of your low time C-140, mine has too many hours on the airframe, a little over 6000.

Thanks again,

Martin
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