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Avionics - Certificated

Panel from 1956, 57, 58 Cessna 180
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Hey Richard

 

That is very interesting. You also refer to your 180 as a Model A. According to HotRod the 1957 is only a 180 and not a 180A. I am still waiting to get to the hanger to check my original paper work from Cessna.

 

From Hotrod:

 

   I took a quick look at the SB attachment, the s/n & year info on the first page of the SB seem to match what the skywagons-r-us breakdown indicates. The procedure starting on page 8 seems to include your s/n, but the instrument cluster doesn't seem to match what you have. The illustrations says something like 175 shown, 180 similar- whatever similar might mean (sort of a subjective term). Is your

    FWIW you keep referring to your airplane as a  1957180A, but per the skywagons-r-us breakdown, the 1957 production (s/n 32662-32999 & 50000-50105) was still the model 180. 180A was 1958 production, s/n 50106-50355.

 

 

Arnold Villeneuve

613-833-0984

 

Information without ownership is volatile or pointless and should not be the burden of a corporate document management system. Tobias Lekman

 

From: mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com [mailto:mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com]
Sent: January-14-15 10:25 PM
To: Avionics - Certificated
Subject: re: Panel from 1956, 57, 58 Cessna 180 <<$1212505905$>>

 

My 1957 180A, serial number 32849, is listed as a 180A on the FAA registration website.  I've always ordered parts based upon that model. Such as exhaust mufflers.

The first 180, that I owned years ago, was a 1954 model.  When I bought the 1957 180A, there were a  great many improvements over the older 180.  Fuel tanks, useful load, cowling, exhaust, warmer in the winter, quieter, the doors don't pop open in turbulence and a much better engine. 

 

Richard

 
My 1957 180A, serial number 32849, is listed as a 180A on the FAA registration website.  I've always ordered parts based upon that model. Such as exhaust mufflers.
The first 180, that I owned years ago, was a 1954 model.  When I bought the 1957 180A, there were a  great many improvements over the older 180.  Fuel tanks, useful load, cowling, exhaust, warmer in the winter, quieter, the doors don't pop open in turbulence and a much better engine. 
 
Richard
 
Interesting. I have my original Cessna Witchita Kansas paperwork. I will double check it. Thanks. 

Arnold Villeneuve
613 833 0984


On Jan 12, 2015, at 11:29 AM, "hotrod180 (spamcan57@gmail.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

   I took a quick look at the SB attachment, the s/n & year info on the first page of the SB seem to match what the skywagons-r-us breakdown indicates. The procedure starting on page 8 seems to include your s/n, but the instrument cluster doesn't seem to match what you have. The illustrations says something like 175 shown, 180 similar- whatever similar might mean (sort of a subjective term). Is your
    FWIW you keep referring to your airplane as a  1957180A, but per the skywagons-r-us breakdown, the 1957 production (s/n 32662-32999 & 50000-50105) was still the model 180. 180A was 1958 production, s/n 50106-50355.
 
   I took a quick look at the SB attachment, the s/n & year info on the first page of the SB seem to match what the skywagons-r-us breakdown indicates. The procedure starting on page 8 includes your s/n, but you're right--the instrument cluster illustration doesn't match what you have. The  caption of the illustration on page 11 says "182 shown, 175 and 180 similar", whatever that might mean -- "similar" is sort of a subjective term.
    BTW you keep referring to your airplane as a  1957180A, but per the skywagons-r-us breakdown, the 1957 production (s/n 32662-32999 & 50000-50105) was still the model 180. 180A was 1958 production, s/n 50106-50355. Does your registration show it as a 180 or a 180A?
 

Yep, I have the same Cessna Parts manual. On page 164 and 165 the instrument cluster I have is the one in the middle with 5 instruments. L/R fuel gauges on top. MP in the middle. Oil temp and pressure on the bottom.

 

Cessna has a service bulletin that suggests they went from Stewart Warner to Rochester gauges in the 80’S. The serial numbers in the service bulletin seem to be all screwed up and they do not show the cluster configuration that the 1957 Model A’s do.

 

The Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge is 813191. So I’m still on the hunt for a working replacement one.

 

Arnold Villeneuve

613-833-0984

 

Information without ownership is volatile or pointless and should not be the burden of a corporate document management system. Tobias Lekman

 

From: mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com [mailto:mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com]
Sent: January-11-15 11:46 AM
To: Avionics - Certificated
Subject: re: Panel from 1956, 57, 58 Cessna 180 <<$121016093874$>>

 

I checked my  1953-62 180/182 IPC, figure 62 (page 164). The cluster in the second photo (the one you have) is correct for s/n 32662 through 50105-- the entire run of 1957 model 180. It actually should be a 6 instrument cluster-- the IPC shows the MP gauge under the tach, instead of a stand-alone MP gauge like you have.

  Per the IPC, the  4instrument cluster you referenced (shown in the SB attachment)  is standard for s/n 50106 through 50355 (1958 model C180A).

  If you don't have an IPC, give me your email & I can send you a PDF version.

 

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    I checked my  1953-62 180/182 IPC, figure 62 (page 164). The cluster in the second photo (the one you have) is correct for s/n 32662 through 50105-- the entire run of 1957 model 180. It actually should be a 6 instrument cluster-- the IPC shows a small MP gauge under the tach, instead of a stand-alone full-size MP gauge like you have. Per the IPC, the  4 instrument cluster you referenced (shown in the SB attachment)  is standard for s/n 50106 through 50355 (1958 model C180A).
  If you don't have an IPC,  I can email you a PDF version. Also, there is a very handy list of s/n's & feature changes broken down by model year on the skywagons-r-us (Stancil's old outfit) website.
www.skywagons.com/modelchgsweb.html
 
Do you have an illustrated parts catalog (IPC)? That should show the "correct" instrument panel for your airplane based on s/n.
 
Hello
 
I am trying to compare the instrument panel in my 1957 Cessna 180A Serial 50019 with what is in the Cessna Parts manual. According to the Cessna Parts Manual I should have four instruments on the copilot side for oil temp, pressure gauge, R&L fuel clust. Yet, I seem to have a 5 instrument cluster which I believe is from the newer post Serial No 50669 model. I have attached the Service Kit notice from Cessna.  have attached a picture of what mine looks like as well.
 
I am interested to see what other 1956, 57, 58 Oil / Fuel cluster sets on their panel looks like.
 
Arnold
 
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