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Wanted - Aircraft Parts

1956 Engine Cowls
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John,

Yep - Selkirk does sell it. You install it with soft rivets. We used Pro Seal to fill in the gaps. 

Here’s some pics of the cowl before and after paint. HIGHLY recommend the cowl louvers. Reduced my CHT 15 degrees in climb and 10 degrees in cruise. 

Paul Brown

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On Feb 28, 2018, at 10:24, John Bentley (johnbat41654@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

 Paul,

    It was really hard to tell what went on with this 180, It was converted to a camera plane back in the 60's and at one time had twin Ra Jay turbo chargers. I took out all the camera cable routing and reskinned the belly, used serviceable floors and lots more. It did have a O-470R on it when I bought it and it came with a TSIO520 core so I converted the 520, thank god it had the right crank and was in good shape. When I got to the airbox it was all backwards and took me a while to get that fixed up, the cowl is a 56 and has some patches, I built new cowl doors using .032, fit pretty good as good as you can get on an old cowl. I did not know that Selkirk sold just the center of the bottom cowl. I hope to get mine in the air soon worry about paint later.

                     John
                     Bentley Air

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 8:25 PM, pnb987pb (pnb987pb@me.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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John,

I did the same thing over the past year on my 1956.  Basically every corner received a patch and the entire center section was replaced with a fiberglass one from Selkirk.  It took me two months part time to finish it but it will never need to be done again. 

If your PPonk carb-to-intake fit was different I'm guessing you didn't use the K model oil pan, 90 degree induction tubes, and the straight Y-pipe....

I was installing a PPonk on my 180 recently that was built from a TSIO-520 core.  My buddy noticed the oil pans were different and the carb sat much further forward on the 520.  Sure was glad he came by before my old engine was gone!!!!!  I swapped the above parts per Steve Knopp's direction and all is well.  Fits the K model engine mount and intake box nicely.

Nice looking cowl.  Good job!

Paul Brown

On Feb 27, 2018, at 09:18 AM, "John Bentley (johnbat41654@gmail.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

 I just recently spent an ungodly amount of time working over my 1956 cowling, having installed a P Ponk O470-50 and found that the carb air box intake kind of points up a little and the cowl is so tight there is little or no room, as well as the exhaust, comes out the other side not to mention the cowl doors were all blow out...I have finally come close to the end of the job after fabricating a new carbon air intake that incorporates the larger air filter. In the end what do I have? I have an old cowling that has been fixed up, the ideal answer is to by a new composite cowl but at 7800.00 and you still have to trim, drill, new cowl flap controls, paint, well you get the idea. If you find a good cowl hang on to it in the mean time save your change and hopefully before you get to the end of your flying you can afford that new cowl.

                                   Hand made 

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM, TONY HOLTHAM (tonyholtham56@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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Need 1956 or close engine cowls or top & bottom Nose bowl sections
P/# 0752000-124 & 125



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 Paul,

    It was really hard to tell what went on with this 180, It was converted to a camera plane back in the 60's and at one time had twin Ra Jay turbo chargers. I took out all the camera cable routing and reskinned the belly, used serviceable floors and lots more. It did have a O-470R on it when I bought it and it came with a TSIO520 core so I converted the 520, thank god it had the right crank and was in good shape. When I got to the airbox it was all backwards and took me a while to get that fixed up, the cowl is a 56 and has some patches, I built new cowl doors using .032, fit pretty good as good as you can get on an old cowl. I did not know that Selkirk sold just the center of the bottom cowl. I hope to get mine in the air soon worry about paint later.

                     John
                     Bentley Air

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 8:25 PM, pnb987pb (pnb987pb@me.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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John,

I did the same thing over the past year on my 1956.  Basically every corner received a patch and the entire center section was replaced with a fiberglass one from Selkirk.  It took me two months part time to finish it but it will never need to be done again. 

If your PPonk carb-to-intake fit was different I'm guessing you didn't use the K model oil pan, 90 degree induction tubes, and the straight Y-pipe....

I was installing a PPonk on my 180 recently that was built from a TSIO-520 core.  My buddy noticed the oil pans were different and the carb sat much further forward on the 520.  Sure was glad he came by before my old engine was gone!!!!!  I swapped the above parts per Steve Knopp's direction and all is well.  Fits the K model engine mount and intake box nicely.

Nice looking cowl.  Good job!

Paul Brown

On Feb 27, 2018, at 09:18 AM, "John Bentley (johnbat41654@gmail.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

 I just recently spent an ungodly amount of time working over my 1956 cowling, having installed a P Ponk O470-50 and found that the carb air box intake kind of points up a little and the cowl is so tight there is little or no room, as well as the exhaust, comes out the other side not to mention the cowl doors were all blow out...I have finally come close to the end of the job after fabricating a new carbon air intake that incorporates the larger air filter. In the end what do I have? I have an old cowling that has been fixed up, the ideal answer is to by a new composite cowl but at 7800.00 and you still have to trim, drill, new cowl flap controls, paint, well you get the idea. If you find a good cowl hang on to it in the mean time save your change and hopefully before you get to the end of your flying you can afford that new cowl.

                                   Hand made 

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM, TONY HOLTHAM (tonyholtham56@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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Need 1956 or close engine cowls or top & bottom Nose bowl sections
P/# 0752000-124 & 125



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John,

I did the same thing over the past year on my 1956.  Basically every corner received a patch and the entire center section was replaced with a fiberglass one from Selkirk.  It took me two months part time to finish it but it will never need to be done again. 

If your PPonk carb-to-intake fit was different I'm guessing you didn't use the K model oil pan, 90 degree induction tubes, and the straight Y-pipe....

I was installing a PPonk on my 180 recently that was built from a TSIO-520 core.  My buddy noticed the oil pans were different and the carb sat much further forward on the 520.  Sure was glad he came by before my old engine was gone!!!!!  I swapped the above parts per Steve Knopp's direction and all is well.  Fits the K model engine mount and intake box nicely.

Nice looking cowl.  Good job!

Paul Brown

On Feb 27, 2018, at 09:18 AM, "John Bentley (johnbat41654@gmail.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

 I just recently spent an ungodly amount of time working over my 1956 cowling, having installed a P Ponk O470-50 and found that the carb air box intake kind of points up a little and the cowl is so tight there is little or no room, as well as the exhaust, comes out the other side not to mention the cowl doors were all blow out...I have finally come close to the end of the job after fabricating a new carbon air intake that incorporates the larger air filter. In the end what do I have? I have an old cowling that has been fixed up, the ideal answer is to by a new composite cowl but at 7800.00 and you still have to trim, drill, new cowl flap controls, paint, well you get the idea. If you find a good cowl hang on to it in the mean time save your change and hopefully before you get to the end of your flying you can afford that new cowl.

                                   Hand made 

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM, TONY HOLTHAM (tonyholtham56@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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Need 1956 or close engine cowls or top & bottom Nose bowl sections
P/# 0752000-124 & 125



Attachment(s):
DSCF0997.JPG (6.1 MB)
DSCF1091 2.JPG (5.5 MB)
 
 I just recently spent an ungodly amount of time working over my 1956 cowling, having installed a P Ponk O470-50 and found that the carb air box intake kind of points up a little and the cowl is so tight there is little or no room, as well as the exhaust, comes out the other side not to mention the cowl doors were all blow out...I have finally come close to the end of the job after fabricating a new carbon air intake that incorporates the larger air filter. In the end what do I have? I have an old cowling that has been fixed up, the ideal answer is to by a new composite cowl but at 7800.00 and you still have to trim, drill, new cowl flap controls, paint, well you get the idea. If you find a good cowl hang on to it in the mean time save your change and hopefully before you get to the end of your flying you can afford that new cowl.

                                   Hand made 

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM, TONY HOLTHAM (tonyholtham56@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
View/reply online       Reply to forum at WantedAircraftParts@skywagons.club       Reply directly to TONY HOLTHAM at tonyholtham56@gmail.com
Need 1956 or close engine cowls or top & bottom Nose bowl sections
P/# 0752000-124 & 125


 

Attachment(s):
Need 1956 or close engine cowls or top & bottom Nose bowl sections
P/# 0752000-124 & 125

 
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