Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Saturday, October 23, 2010

5.6 hrs
Start fitting 36" alternator belt. Prop extension in place but not torqued.
Install alternator and starter cable routing clamps.
Install alternator mount bracket anti rotation clips.

Adjust belt tension and final torque alternator bolts.
Airbox: Bend forward ramp of cover plate.
Drill cover plate to airbox. Trim airbox to length.

About 2 hrs during the week messing around with the alternator belt. The belt that came with the engine was 37", so I bought a 36.5 and 36" belt. Installed the 36.5, and torqued everything down, including the prop extension. No change in the clearance, which I don't understand, except maybe I got the new belt a bit tigher (pulley slips at 144 in-lbs +/- 20). So took it all apart again to use the 36".

Also finished making the starter power cable.

And prosealed the modified K&N filter.