Saturday, September 2nd. We had a small turnout today, but still got some things done. The main task was to deal with fuel tank plumbing. There is both a fuel shutoff valve and an AD required quick drain that need to be installed. And a line needs to be fitted to run through the firewall to the gascolator which still needs to be mounted. A lot of our time was spent hunting the proper fittings. Some are on order from Univair. Using what we had we did some test fitting and installed the fuel tank back in the fuselage. We then worked on the fuel shutoff cable. A new one is quite expensive, so we're trying to resurrect the old one. It is now soaking in lubricant. We'll see how it works on Wednesday, September 6th which will be our next work day. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Wednesday. Today the focus was on the fuel shutoff system. Most of the new parts have not yet arrived, but we used some of the old parts to begin getting things fitted. Fortunately, the cable we had soaking in lubricant since Saturday proved to be serviceable. The new shutoff valve is a little different from the original, so getting the cable and everything to fit and work properly was something of a challenge. To attach the end of the cable to the valve, a new bolt had to be drilled to capture the cable wire. The fuel quick drain required by an AD is yet to be done, but parts for that should arrive soon. We stopped early to clean up and move the airplane out of the way for Thursday night?s Chapter meeting. Work will continue on Saturday, September 9th at 9:30.