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Ralph Hood
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Reged: 05/06/04
Posts: 4257
Loc: Erwin, TN
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ward Miller POU-NY]
      #435958 - 02/25/17 06:51 PM

Ward M:


<<<< damp spark plug wires? WD-40! Just spray it on the wires.

The WD stands for Water Dispersant >>>>

Well, I'll be danged! I didn't know that!

Thanks,
Ralph H

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Ralph Hood
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Ralph Hood
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Reged: 05/06/04
Posts: 4257
Loc: Erwin, TN
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435959 - 02/25/17 06:54 PM

Tom C:

<<<< sure knocked the rust off me Cub rudder >>>>

Hey, are you going to go get both ankles broken and reset so you can work those Cub brakes?

Ralph H

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Ralph Hood
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Edited by Ralph Hood (02/25/17 06:55 PM)


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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
Posts: 2221
Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #435961 - 02/25/17 08:58 PM

Quote:

Hey, are you going to go get both ankles broken and reset so you can work those Cub brakes?


Hi Ralph,
Well, now there’s an idea!
As I’m sure you know, generally only need brakes for engine run-up and short radius turns. I can hold the brakes for a mag check but when reaching forward for the carb heat . . . well . . . the ankles just don’t work that way<g>!

Also, anybody that needs brakes during the landing roll in a Cub needs some tutor ‘n

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939.


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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
Posts: 2221
Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #435962 - 02/25/17 09:13 PM

Quote:

Wow. I didn't know a Cub could fly that high.


Hi Gil,

Shoot, had that sucker all the way up to 7,500 come’n round El Paso<g>. Also did a number of legs at 5,500’ The C-85, and cold air, climbed her up quite well. Didn’t fly low till the scud in Loosiana and points east.

T’was February and I did have me long-johns on and several additional layers. We’d rigged up the cabin heat control just prior to the journey. Didn’t expect much heat but it did make a difference . . . to my left foot –n- ankle. Blood circulation distributed that to the rest of me . . . sort’a<ng>.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939.


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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Reged: 05/16/04
Posts: 2847
Loc: Gateway to the Northwoods
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435963 - 02/25/17 09:18 PM

I envy your trip, Tom. What a great experience. Thanks for sharing.

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-Gil


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Tom Charlton
Top Gun


Reged: 04/28/04
Posts: 2221
Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #435965 - 02/25/17 10:03 PM

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I envy your trip, Tom. What a great experience. Thanks for sharing.


Gil,

I recall that much of the time on the ground, in the evenings and mornings before flight, I felt a low-level anxiety about winds, weather, fuel stops and other uncertainties that lie ahead. But every flight, once airborne, that all went away and enjoyed the view. Was generally very comfortable: Had a big, ugly ole chunk of temper foam to sit on.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939.


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
Top Gun


Reged: 05/17/04
Posts: 6008
Loc: 9S1
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435967 - 02/25/17 10:39 PM

Tom,

A great story and adventure. :)

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Bill


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Patty Haley
AVSIG Member


Reged: 09/24/14
Posts: 155
Loc: San Diego, CA
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #436006 - 02/27/17 12:55 AM

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Ward M:


<<<< damp spark plug wires? WD-40! Just spray it on the wires.

The WD stands for Water Dispersant >>>>

Well, I'll be danged! I didn't know that!

Thanks,
Ralph H




I didn't know that either. Yes, thanks Ward!

Patty

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Patty

Edited by Patty Haley (02/27/17 12:56 AM)


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Ward Miller POU-NY
Top Gun


Reged: 05/05/04
Posts: 10508
Loc: New York
Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Patty Haley]
      #436008 - 02/27/17 07:03 AM

Patty, WD-40 is occasionally mentioned on a machining forum I belong to as a
cure for everything from frozen bearings to liver cancer.

And I then always mention it consists of 50% mineral spirits (paint thinner)
and less than 10% light machine oil. The rest is liquid propellant and
about 1% of their "snake oil".

The WD-40 company has a list of about 400 problems customers claim it
solves. Just to cover all bases, it bought 3-In-One oil company about 20
years or so ago. <g>


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Patty Haley
AVSIG Member


Reged: 09/24/14
Posts: 155
Loc: San Diego, CA
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ward Miller POU-NY]
      #436057 - 02/28/17 05:01 AM



Interesting. I recall I heard it has some sort of fish oil in it too. Thus the smell. Guess that's the snake oil.

Patty

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Patty


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