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    Default TRicked up engines/engine bays

    Would be interested to see if anyone has pretty'd up there engines or engine bays on there shortwings? would love to see

    Cheers

    Rob

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    Default Re: TRicked up engines/engine bays

    I made this stainless muffler shroud...
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    And painted a few things here and there. Will post pics when I get her back from the shop.
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    Certainly nothing fancy but here's a slick way to stow the power cord for the engine block heater. We drilled out the center rivet in the 3-prong adapter and use that to mount the clamp around the motor mount tube. Not exactly 'pretty' but helps keeps things in order.

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    Attachment 18043CAD plated all the original hardware..7EF8F08D-9C48-4D36-8B48-8446B331583A.jpeg92AF4455-78ED-4A95-A91F-23C9A7E2229A.jpeg
    Stainless steel firewall.
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    Default Re: TRicked up engines/engine bays

    Jim, what did you use/fabricate the baffles from? The scat mounts and blast tubes look welded.
    And what material did you use for those baffle seals?
    It's really pretty looking.

    GG
    Last edited by Steve Pierce; 11-16-2020 at 03:44 PM.
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    I would be scared to fill it with oil. You would have to wash up before working on it, ha! It really is nice, should be on a shelf!

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    Hi,

    Thanks!

    I really don't know the baffle material numbers, just off a roll my AI had in a corner. Gilbert noticed I got careless and riveted where I intended screws between the valve covers. Luckily, no cracks yet.
    The scat tube is something I rolled into a tube and riveted, then put it through a hole in an oak plank for about an inch. I then spread that small inch sticking out flat and riveted it the the baffling. The seal material is silicone sheet I found at OSH many years ago. Anodized all the pieces after a final fitting. Not quite aa pristine after a dozen of so years though. Things like this happen when there's more time than money, and I feel like playing. The mag cooling tubes were an aluminum washer alumiwelded to aluminum tubes then riveted.
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    Did you notice it's a dynafocal mounted 0-320?
    Last edited by Jim; 11-04-2020 at 10:05 PM.

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    Default Re: TRicked up engines/engine bays

    My apologies to Gilbert and Jim for the expression "prideful", that may not have been taken in the spirit I meant.
    Sometimes stream of thought + assumed familiarity = awkward unintended offense.
    So many of you do really wonderful, professional work, while my work, though adequate for safety and compliance, is nowhere near that level of beauty and quality.
    I do not see an edit or delete button on post #6, so I hope Steve can delete it.
    And again, my sincere apologies.

    Sincerely,
    Glen
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    Glen,

    In all seriousness, what are you talking about? I guess I missed something somewhere.

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