So moving on I decided it was time to work on the oil cooler ducting....
|Another picture of the mold from the other side.
|Here it is after I chipped the foam out of it, smoothed the outside with micro/epoxy and then sprayed a coat of high build primer on it. I still have some build-up around the flange where it got a bit thin but its looking pretty good so far.
Oh, I also started fitting the induction system to the lower cowl. Well as is par for the course the past week or so, it didn't fit. I few iterations of trimming and I got it to fit length wise. However, Will sells two version of the backing plate, one that is normal and one with an angle in it that is suppose to work well for cold air induction systems like mine. Well, turns out my air inlet is almost perfectly aligned with the fuel servo inlet so I need a different backing plate. See the picture below.
|See that beveled shadow? It shouldn't be there.
|Even after trimming about an inch off the end I am just barely fitting. I still need to trim at least another quarter inch off the end unless the new backing plate gives me the room I need, which it might.
|Here is the view from the outside looking down the air inlet. You can see the fuel servo back there (blue tape covering the air inlet) and its pretty close to perfectly aligned.
|I finished sanding the windshield fairing and shot a coat of primer to check the actual condition. Turns out it was pretty good and only a little more sanding was required to smooth it up a bit more.