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    Has anyone used the fiberglass nose bowl from Aircraft spruce on there Pa-22? The MC-3c

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    Be careful, The Flange on of the the nosebowl for the PA16, 20 and 22 comes back at angle where the the lower cowling overlaps. The Spuper Cub and many others with Lycoming engines the flange comes back straight. If the flange comes back straight it won’t fit without either shrinking and forming your lower cowl to fit or modifying the nose bowl with fiberglass.
    The attached picture is the modification Steve had to do to fit a Super Cub split fiberglass nose bowl to my Clipper. Look where the lower cowl intercepts the nose bowl.
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    One of the Members on here gave me an OLD one that came from Wag-Aero which was their PMAed one. I filled in the starter hole which I didn't need with the Sky Tec and added an alum. reinforcing strip with nut plates on the inside bottom of the bowl.
    Mine didn't have the problems that Gilbert mentioned.
    A few years ago I was going to replace the fiberglass nose bowl on my Starduster TOO due to some cracks. I ordered one from Aircraft Spruce which was a POS so I sent it back. Since it was no where near the quality of the one I had I fixed the original 37 year old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyandot jim View Post
    One of the Members on here gave me an OLD one that came from Wag-Aero which was their PMAed one. I filled in the starter hole which I didn't need with the Sky Tec and added an alum. reinforcing strip with nut plates on the inside bottom of the bowl.
    Mine didn't have the problems that Gilbert mentioned.
    A few years ago I was going to replace the fiberglass nose bowl on my Starduster TOO due to some cracks. I ordered one from Aircraft Spruce which was a POS so I sent it back. Since it was no where near the quality of the one I had I fixed the original 37 year old one.

    On the Wag-aero Cowl did it have the opening for the oil cooler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NV Hunter View Post
    On the Wag-aero Cowl did it have the opening for the oil cooler?
    No it did not have the oil cooler hole. My oil cooler is mounted on the rear baffle.

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