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Ok, I'm a complete tight-a$#. I didn't buy the plans fuel valve when ordering the materials. One, I'd have to pay GST (Australian's Gouge & Screw Tax) on it. Second, I may opt for something different down the road.

 

So here I am ready to put in the plans fuel bracket. I've made the plans fuel valve bracket minus the nutplate holes. My thinking is that I could add the nutplates later when the decision is made. Without having the valve, I didn't know how close the plans match the actually placement of the valve mounting holes.

 

It didn't dawn on me until now that the bracket is floxed into place. That means I'll have to eventually drill and rivet the nutplates why the bracket is installed in the plane.

 

Although it may not be easy, I'm thinking it should be doable with a unibit and pop rivets.

 

Good/bad idea? It's still not too late to add the nutplates.


Drew Chaplin (aka the Foam Whisperer)

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www.Cozy1200.com - I'm a builder now! :cool:

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over and above, you can buy that very same valve in a truck shop ...

 

And yes, you should be able to retrofit that plate ... by the time you get around to that you'll be so versed in this epoxy thing that just about nothing is trouble :)


I live in my own little world! but its OK, they know me here!

Chris Van Hoof, Johannesburg, South Africa operate from FASY (Baragwanath)

Cozy Mk IV, ZU-CZZ, IO-360 (200hp) 70x80 prop

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