Chapter 524

Frederick, MD.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Est. 1975

Cub Work Session #7

Six chapter members met on Wednesday morning, June 8 to continue working on Cub parts. It seems there are a great many metal parts on a Cub, and all of them need to be inspected and have their blue paint removed. It is proving to be a slow process. The chemical paint remover makes pretty quick work of the blue outer coats, but the underlying primer hangs on for dear life. Much scraping is required. Still, we got a lot done as can be seen in the photos. Meanwhile, Jerry checked in with the engine folks in Oklahoma. He reports, "So far the rods, cam and prop hub have checked OK. The crank has been ground 0.020 under size and if it stays straight after nitriding it will be serviceable. Three of the eight tappet bodies could not be repaired. I will call them on Tuesday the 14th to see if the crank is OK. Keep your fingers crossed." Due to the Ford Tri-Motor visit, our next work session will not be until Saturday, June 18 at 9:30.
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