Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Saturday, October 9, 2010

5 hrs, 47 rivets
Cut holes for ignition wire pass throughs. Cut these nice perfect holes to fit the clips bought from AC Spruce

Only problem is, the nuts on the spark plug wires are too big to pass through them! Glad I noticed this from other builders web pages before I thought I was done....

After a little bit of trimming they meet all the criteria.

Start riveting baffle sections together. Used proseal to make all the corners airtight. Of course this adds a degree of difficulty, time multiplier, and general mess factor.

Fabricate brace for oil cooler center section. Made this from .063 angle. If it starts showing signs of fatigue, it will make a nice pattern for a steel brace.