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  1. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Oil temps on the full case version rarely get over 200° so I think the case surface itself will stay well below 200°. I have seen pictures of unsecured wires , hoses and whatnot laying on the cases of other engines, so they must stay cool enough to not be an issue.
  2. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Geez, China to New Mexico...via New York. Makes perfect sense if you're loony I'll do some measuring tomorrow. I acquired an engine stand today, so I'm going to start mocking it up and measuring things anyway.
  3. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Leave the warnings and its menu out. Just live display only. It would be luxury to have a flashing idiot light, but it's not required. Especially if it is a pain in the arse!. A simple display of the current data is all that is really needed. Keep it simple for the sake of your sanity
  4. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    1/8" NPT would be ideal as I have that sized tap, but there is one unused boss that could be tapped to any similar size if all we can find is something oddball sized.
  5. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    I forgot about the 5v. What about this one? https://m.banggood.com/5V-100psi-Pressure-Transducer-Sender-for-Oil-Fuel-Diesel-Gas-Water-Air-p-1155829.html?currency=USD&createTmp=1&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc_elc&utm_content=zouzou&utm_campaign=pla-us-elc2-mb&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt-DNh5q61gIV3LbACh0pYQyREAQYByABEgLosvD_BwE
  6. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    The points have proven to be very reliable for other builders. The big argument for them, aside from expense, is the fact that they rarely fail without giving notice. A loss of power well before actual failure should give me a "heads up" that they require adjustment or replacement. I have lost the cdi suddenly on several bikes over the years...that might get entertaining on an aircraft.
  7. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Homefire... Would a one wire sender like this work? https://m.summitracing.com/parts/bgs-fst-7577#
  8. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Ooooooooo....that's gonna be awesome. I will look around for a suitable oil pressure sending unit for 1/8" npt. I'll send you a link so you judge if its suitable. I am going to run a centrifugal distributor with points. Cheapest way to get it running.
  9. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Yep they are available. https://m.mscdirect.com/mobileweb/product_detail?id=04997359
  10. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Ok. I'll dig around and see what I can find.
  11. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Thanks! That helps a lot. Could the thread pitch be .8 mm instead of 1mm? 5mm x .8mm is the only size tap I could find after a brief search. Those that you have will work fine for CHT. No need to use the others for that, we can use the more expensive one for EGT's. 1200C is more than enough. Thats over 2000°F! I hope it never gets that hot
  12. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Still ain't much to them About as simple as it can be. I've been occupied building a flatbed for a pickup and haven't had a chance to do much the last few days. I started on one of the heads this morning. Got a section from a junked head cut in to fit. I think these will work pretty good Homefire...can you tell me the size and thread pitch on that thermo? I won't modify anything to fit yet, but if I have a size, I can plan out possible locations. I did notice that the probe you linked will only reach 400°C thats 725°F. It will work for CHT but doesn't have the range for EGT. That could get upwards of 1350°F.
  13. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Only a few inches needs to be heat shielded. That 17" would be plenty to reach from the cylinder heads back to the center line of the engine case. Once there the heat is minimal and regular wire will work just dandy.
  14. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    After I cut the crankshaft there was still a rod throw to be dealt with. Judicious use of a grinder tamed the beast. The offending rod throw is vanquished and after pulling off the masking tape protecting that journal I breathed a sigh of relief. With the exception of welding that oil passage the crank is about done
  15. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Indeed. I am balancing to greatest degree of accuracy I can. The goal is try for +/- 1 gram on the final assembly. We'll have to see how close I can get.