Things have been going along so well lately.... until tonight. I goofed. Its not a hard fix but it will set me back several hours or possibly days. So what did I do? Well, part of my cowling requires these aluminum rings to be installed in the inlet holes. You have seen the pictures before. Tonight I got to the point where I was glassing them in which requires a mixture of flox and epoxy that gets poured into the space between the rings and the cowling inlets. So I fussed greatly about sealing the seams with clay so that I wouldn't glue the two halves together. After putting the clay in I went ahead and mixed up the slurry and poured it in. Then I happily went on and started working on the induction system. About an hour into the process I had one of those "Oh My GOD!" moments. I forgot to wax the rings before I put them in....now the rings are attached to the cowl and I can't separate the cowling halves..... GRRRRRR
Ok, this is not unrecoverable but it is going to take some time ....
|See the pretty clay? The rings are suppose to come apart.|
|On a side note, this is the induction ring and it is suppose to be permanently installed.....and it is...|