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cowl louver, where to get a set?
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 I have been struggling with my 53 180 lower cowl, I have the P Ponk O470-50, (TSIO520) and decided to make my own intake will be making a you tube video on the process soon, all composite intake with a larger air filter like a 185 and a bigger intake, I consider this an owner produced part and a minor alteration, it helps I am also a A+P IA. A composite cowl will run about 7100.00, ouch...

On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 6:22 AM, David Stevens (sierrablancadave@yahoo.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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You can also get them from airplains in Wellington, Kansas. The own the STC for IO 520/550 conversions and install them as part of the conversion. Very nice folks.

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On Dec 29, 2017, at 8:13 PM, John Reitman (merrywoodaviation@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

I’m looking for a set of these for my 180J.
John

 
You can also get them from airplains in Wellington, Kansas. The own the STC for IO 520/550 conversions and install them as part of the conversion. Very nice folks.

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On Dec 29, 2017, at 8:13 PM, John Reitman (merrywoodaviation@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

I’m looking for a set of these for my 180J.
John
 
This is the guy I got them from last time. They were perfect!  STC purchased from the 180/185 Club. 

Paul Brown

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On Dec 29, 2017, at 21:13, John Reitman (merrywoodaviation@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

I’m looking for a set of these for my 180J.
John
 
I’m looking for a set of these for my 180J.
John
 
louvers
 
I used to know Mr. TS Alphin, and should have purchased his louvers before his passing, but, I procrastinated too long.  After I heard of his death, and also had a copy of the STC via the Skywagon Club, I called and was told that he had no right to give the ownership of the STC to the Club.  This week, I called Mark at Skywagon City and he had a complete set of Cowl Louvers in stock, so I bit the bullet and ordered them.  The cost, including shipping was $519.00.  Still worth it in my book.  You might give Mark a call, via the web site for Skywagon City.

Jim Hill
N2393C
54'180
 

If you worry about it or even wonder a 6 point engine analyzer is a great tool.  JPI-700 has been a favorite of mine.

 

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Subject: re: cowl louver, where to get a set? <<$129634551683$>>

Existing aftermarket CHT gauge was TU when I bought the airplane. I installed an UMA 2-1/4" CHT gauge p/n 12-450-600F and bayonet type probe p/n 2B02 at #2 cylinder. Oil temp gauge is stock Cessna, with no numbers (not even the redline temp) -- just a fat green line at what I assume is probably the low end of the approved operating range, and a redline. One of these days I'd like to take the probe loose and  dip it in boiling water to see where the gauge  reads.
 

I tracked the Alphin STC to an outfit in Maryland but they had no parts. I bought my louvers from Skywagon City. Not cheap but better than Cessna. CHT reduction was approx 10*. Maybe 15 in cooler weather. Oil temps have never been a concern for me. I use a strip of duct tape all summer and two in winter.

 
I added cowl louvers to my C185 a number of years ago. They did not come from Cessna. I think they were made by T S Alpin. I just did a google search but could not find Mr. Alpin or a source for the louvers. I believe Mr. Alpin passed away but would have thought that someone else picked up making the louvers.

It has been awhile, but I believe the louvers lowered my oil temp around 10 degrees; my oil temp now regularly runs about 185 degrees.

John Cox
N4810

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> Thinking about getting a set but don't really wanna break the bank. Also, anymore pireps on just how much they reduced temps? My CHT's seem to be OK, its the oil temp which seems to be a bit high. Although I admit I've never tested the probe & gauge using boiling water.
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Existing aftermarket CHT gauge was TU when I bought the airplane. I installed an UMA 2-1/4" CHT gauge p/n 12-450-600F and bayonet type probe p/n 2B02 at #2 cylinder. Oil temp gauge is stock Cessna, with no numbers (not even the redline temp) -- just a fat green line at what I assume is probably the low end of the approved operating range, and a redline. One of these days I'd like to take the probe loose and  dip it in boiling water to see where the gauge  reads.
 

How do you measure your CHT?  Cessna gauge or?

 

 

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Subject: re: cowl louver, where to get a set? <<$129606258038$>>

Resurrecting an old thread.....
can anyone please advise re which  "parts house in the LA area" sells Cessna cowl louvers?
Thinking about getting a set but don't really wanna break the bank. Also, anymore pireps on just how much they reduced temps? My CHT's seem to be OK, its the oil temp which seems to be a bit high. Although I admit I've never tested the probe & gauge using boiling water.
 
Resurrecting an old thread.....
can anyone please advise re which  "parts house in the LA area" sells Cessna cowl louvers?
Thinking about getting a set but don't really wanna break the bank. Also, anymore pireps on just how much they reduced temps? My CHT's seem to be OK, its the oil temp which seems to be a bit high. Although I admit I've never tested the probe & gauge using boiling water.
 
Can u advise the parts house email address or physical address?
 
Sounds awesome. What parts house? Do they have more?
 
I didn't have the time to play with contacting TS alpin, so I order the cessna ones from a parts house in the LA area. When compaired to the alpin ones, the Cessna ones are larger. The instructions in the stc are a bit misleading as to left and right, so keep track of the part #'s on the louvers as they are diferent -#'s. the cost was 250.00. They cooled the CHT in crz aprox 15 deg's
 
I would like to install a pair as well but have been unable to contact TS Alpin. I noticed on the club store there is a Cowl louver STC that the club owns. Do you buy the louvers from TS and install them per club STC?
 
There are several other threads on the site about these. I was able to get them on the phone about a year ago. I mailed an order form and check. It took about a month to get them back. I'm happy with them now though.

Brett
 
Hi everybody, Tried to call T.S.Alpin and the number listed in the old news leter is no good. Does anybody know where I can get a set? Thanks Tom
 
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