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  • Thinking about building the brake pressure container that you talked about. What is a good PSI to use ? Also , do you use about 2 gal of brake fluid in the pressure pot and what size container to catch the fluid ? Maybe 2 gal container and mark it for 1 1/2 gal, so you will not run the pressure pot dry and start pumping air.
    Dan Thomas
    Dan Thomas
    I wrote a lot more detail, but this thing only allows 450 characters or so and I had to clip it.

    I've only been retired 3-1/2 years but I'm forgetting so much already. The bleeder screw is 14" NF, not 3/8". It's the adapter in the caliper that has a larger thread, and the small hole in the bottom of it where the bleeder seats is also small, so the adapter has to come out. Some of those ports were 1/8" NPT, too.
    Dan Thomas
    Dan Thomas
    ... I built that bleeder about 11 years ago and forgot so much. I stuck a 3/4" NPT street tee in the tank port, and used steel brake line, 3/8" I think, as a dip tube and drilled out a brass compression fitting to let the tube go all the way through and tightened the nut with the tube a little bit off the bottom of the tank. Stuck a tank charging fitting in the side of the tee.
    Dan Thomas
    Dan Thomas
    ..... That special fitting accepts a tire inflator chuck. You need a valve at the top of the brake tubing to meter the fluid. Slowly at first to lift the air out of the caliper without foaming it, then faster.
    Most of my experience was with Cessnas and Citabrias and some others. Not many Pipers. No fun there.
    i am a final year engg. student so please send me a idea to make a chopper with help of two stroke petrol engine
    Hello Dan,
    In a previous thread on dual ignition systems, you mention the use of an arc block to connect two independent coils to a single spark plug. I've never heard of this and am curious. How do they work? Are there any available commercially, or are they only custom fabricated.


    Dear Dan,

    I'm from germany, Bavaria and I have a Jodel D11.
    Do you have any drawing or something else of your jodel D11? I'm going to restore this wunderfull plane and I need your help!

    Sibel Cava
    Any chance you are in the AZ (or a surrounding state) and you would let me come by with a high resolution digital camera? The reason I ask is because it is my understanding that the prints coming with the plane I am getting saturday are very faded, and almost unusable...it would be nice to get something that is legible.

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