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Engines and Firewalls

A Few Engine Compartment Notes

11/1/1996 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, November 1996)

If you are a typical homebuilder you probably take a good look at your engine compartment and engine just about anytime the cowling is off... a good habit to develop.

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Good Sense Engine Operations

9/1/1995 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in Sportplane Builder, September 1995)

We learn a little about operating our aircraft engine properly during our initial exposure to flight training. A little more is learned through experience as we build up flying hours.

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Those Amazing Spark Plugs

5/1/1995 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in Sportplane Builder, May 1995)

I guess everybody knows what spark plugs are and what they do . . . in a vague sort of way, that is. Anyhow, most of us know enough about spark plugs to have gotten by so far.

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Firewalls

3/1/1995 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in Experimenter, March 1995)

The firewall is an important component in your aircraft. Essentially, it is a fire-resistant bulkhead that separates the engine compartment from the cockpit area.

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Engine Cooling Tips

8/1/1993 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, August 1993)

During that first exciting test flight of a new aircraft or the initial flight for a freshly overhauled engine, it is not at all uncommon to experience a high oil temperature indication, an excessively high cylinder head reading, or both.

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Exhaust Systems

12/1/1992 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, December 1992)

When I first started thinking about an exhaust system for my tri-gear RV-6A, I assumed I would buy a ready-made stainless steel crossover system similar to the one I had installed in my first RV-6 (the taildragger, that is).

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What Engine? Bigger Is Not Always Better

1/1/1990 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, January 1990)

IS BIGGER BETTER? Does a more powerful engine always improve the airplane? . . . any airplane? Which engine would be the "best one" for your project? What are your options?

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Engine Hook Up Tips

8/1/1989 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, August 1989)

As pointed out last month, most of your bolt-on engine accessories and parts should have been installed before hanging the engine. Access, now that the engine is bolted to the mount and firewall, will be quite restricted.

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How to Make Firewall Grommet Shields

5/1/1989 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, May 1989)

Ever since the publication of my book, Firewall Forward, five years ago, I have been receiving countless queries asking for possible sources for the firewall shields/grommets illustrated on pages 64 and 66.

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Baffling Your Lycoming Part 2

11/1/1986 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, November 1986)

The final and permanent installation of the various baffle sections can best be done with the engine installed in the aircraft - before you begin to install and hook up any of the wiring or plumbing.

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