I also took the time while the 9A was down to do a bunch of little things to the airplane. I had a flat tire on the pilot side so while I had that wheel off to replace the tube I decided it was time to replace the brake pads on both sides. I also spent a lot of time sealing up some of the small holes I found in my baffles that were hard to see with all the inlet ducting installed. As an oddity I also took a file to the cooling fins between the valve guides...its one area where the casting process can leave a lot of "slag" and that also can affect cooling.
|First up I decided to take a picture of the air inlet to my oil cooler. I am going to have to do some work on this some day as well as I think I can make the airflow much smoother into the cooler with should help with cooling.|
|Next up you can barely see it here but on the left side of the picture you can see my new inlet ducting with the alternate air filer installed. Look at the next picture and it might make more sense.|
|In this picture you can see the narrow channel that the air ducting has to fit in.|