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Thread: Modernizing the Pacer?

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    And if you are long legged...itís the early model Pacer....and your right seat passenger is short and canít reach the rudder pedals...get rid of that bench seat, upgrade to the later model separate seats... requires donor parts from a late model....welding required. I have pictures of the fixtures needed for the brackets welded to the tube above the hydrosorbs.


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    Shoulder harnesses
    Disc brakes, brake boosters-tripacers
    Modify fuel system:
    Add both position to selector, add a gascolator, switch to Steve’s gascolator.
    Change right tank line routing to eliminate right tank restriction.
    Add pitot heat.
    Door catches
    Battery box and cables
    Relocate oil cooler or lines.
    Add volt meter, suction gauge.
    Change wing tips to Sterarts, hoerner (sullivan) or droop.
    Add VGs
    PA 18 horizontal stabilizers and elevators.
    Left side door

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    Default Re: Modernizing the Pacer?

    Also an EarthX battery would be great.

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    Maybe a modern upgrade would include comfy, cushy, stain-resistant seat fabric and cushion material, like Oregon Aero gel foam. I love flying my old plane but the upholstery and cushioning leave something to be desired.
    Glen Geller
    1955 PA22-150 "One For Papa!"

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    Default Re: Modernizing the Pacer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Geller View Post
    Maybe a modern upgrade would include comfy, cushy, stain-resistant seat fabric and cushion material, like Oregon Aero gel foam. I love flying my old plane but the upholstery and cushioning leave something to be desired.
    I love my Oregon Aero front seat. A little heavy but well worth it. I think I gained about 5lbs.

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    Second the comfy seat requirement! I can handle a brick under my butt...but my Bride...another story. So I made her seat to fit her. Tried three different bolster thicknesses. Covered with a large beach towel... then made her...sit for an hour on the final iteration.. no complaints. Poor thing her knees are going to.....


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    Those seat pics look pretty darn modern! I should post my old seats...
    Very considerate of you for your bride and her comfort!

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