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[January 30, 2008]


I shot off an email a few days ago to Vans asking what sort of firewall forward kit I need. Since I am using a IO-360 with vertical induction, there isn't a prepackaged kit. So, this is what Gus emailed me back with:



1.00 FF-7/7A 0-360 CS FIREWALL FORWARD KIT

1.00 AT0-028X3/16X6 FOR F.WALL KIT
1.00 AT6-058X5/16X15 7/8 ALUM TUBE C-610
1.00 SS304-26GAX1/2X9 SCAT CLAMP !!SHARP!!
1.00 FF 3/4 FIREWALL PLUG SS FIREWALL PLUG
1.00 ES PC680 INSTALL KIT BATTERY MOUNT 7/9
1.00 AS3-063X1X12 ALUM STRIP
1.00 EA LV-1 HEAT SHIELD EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD
2.00 CT A-740 BLACK PUSH PULL CABLE BLACK
1.00 DUCT CBT-5/8 COOLING BLAST TUBE
1.00 EA CV HOSE 9816 BREATHER HOSE 4 CYL
1.00 EA DYNA BOLT BOLT SET 4 CYL DYNAFL
4.00 EA DYNA VI-STD VIB.ISO.ALL EXCEPT-10
1.00 EA EXH W/MUFF 320/360 ALL EXCEPT 3/4
1.00 EA OIL COOLER II O-320/360 OIL COOLER
1.00 ES 24021 STARTER SOLENOID 2OUT
1.00 ES 24115 MASTER RELAY
1.00 ES ALTERNATOR DELUXE 60A KIT W/OV PROTECT
1.00 FF-705 BREATHER TUBE
1.00 FF-709 OIL COOLER DOUBLER
1.00 VA-161 GASCOLATOR DOUBLER
1.00 IE VMP INSTALL KIT FITTINGS/HOSES
1.00 GAS-5 GASCOLATOR 117 MICRON
1.00 PT-035X1/4X12 FUEL OVERFLOW TUBE
1.00 VA-102 FUEL PRES. HOSE 15.5
1.00 VA-168 SENDER MOUNT
1.00 VA-133 OIL PRESS. HOSE 27.25
1.00 VA-134 OIL COOLER HOSE 19.0
1.00 VA-135 OIL COOLER HOSE 16.5
1.00 VENT DL-03 2" ALUM FLANGE
1.00 VENT SCAT 2X6' SCAT TUBE X 6 FT
1.00 VENT TG-10 CABIN HEAT SELECTOR
1.00 DOC FWF COMPLETE TEXT/DWGS
1.00 CT BEARING HWR, CARB BOLT, NUT, WASHERS
1.00 CT BEARING HWR, PROP BOLT, NUT, WASHERS
1.00 BAG 312 AN426AD4-6 (0.01#)
1.00 BAG 604-1 FF MISC. HDWRE
1.00 BAG 607 FF MISC. HDWRE
1.00 BAG 608 FF MISC. HDWRE
1.00 BAG 611 FF MISC. HDWRE
1.00 BAG 613-1 FF MISC. HARDWARE
1.00 BAG 958 AN426AD3-4 RIVETS
1.00 BAG 991 AN426AD3-3.5
1.00 BAG 1907 AN426AD4-7
1.00 BAG 1916 AN426AD3-4.5
1.00 BAG 1934 AN426AD3-5
1.00 BAG 1935 AN426AD3-6
1.00 BAG 1978 AN470AD4-5
1.00 VA-138 FUEL SUPPLY HOSE 14.0
1.00 VA-129 FUEL SUPPLY HOSE 15.5
1.00 CT BLK THROTTLE 44.5 6(ALL)/7(360)/9(320)
1.00 CT RED VMIXTURE 45 7(360)/9(320) Delete
1.00 FAB-360/540 FLTRD A/BOX-360 FI320
1.00 BAF-360 BAFFLE KIT
1.00 VA-149-360-PC KIT THRTLE/MIX BRCKT/360 Delete
1.00 CT BLUE VPROP 48 7(ALL)/9(ALL)
1.00 VA-183-PC MT GOV CABLE BRACKET
1.00 PROP GOV MT P-860-4 (I)O-320/360 LYCOMING


Add CT RED VMIXTURE 47
Add VA-182-PC KIT
Add AN833-6D
Add AN924-6D
Add AN SPACER 6D

Customer will also probably want the 7/7A F.I. PUMP INSTALL, if he doesn't have that.


The one thing I don't agree on is the Gascolator. And, I think if you bypass the gascolator, you don't need the two VA-138 and VA-129 fuel supply hoses. You should be able to go from the firewall directly to the fuel controller using one hose. Most likely, I will just wait off on that and order it at a later date.

I spent some time importing the Van's sheet into Excel and going through their website associating prices with everything. Since I already have a governor, exhaust, alternator, etc.. I needed to delete quite a bit of the large ticket items.

I received another heat muff for my plane today. Someone on the VAF classified was selling it and I got it at a reasonable price. I am going with dual in-series heat muff's on my plane to attempt to make it comfortable in MD's winters.


Next I finished deburring and dimpled all of the front deck parts. I then spot primed some of the parts that I am riveting now. Here is the center section of the subpanel with some parts attached.


Notice these rivets need to be flush.


And here are the sides of the subpanel with the gap seal in place.


Here is where it attaches to the F-745, and again flush rivets are needed.


That pretty much wraps up the front deck. I need to do a little more riveting on the center part with the rivet gun. It was too late tonight to do it. I am leaving everything so I can take it apart for now. I see no reason to rivet everything together any more than it is to move on to the canopy.
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