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"You could try attaching it to this forum so others can see what shape the old girl i…"

Andy Gelston replied Nov 17 to 1939 porterfield for sale

6 Nov 17
Reply by Andy Gelston

"Pat sent me some photos of her and information about her, several years ago, and I w…"

Andy Gelston replied Oct 28 to 1939 porterfield for sale

6 Nov 17
Reply by Andy Gelston

"Here’s the website with his ruminations: http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/engines.h…"

Andy Gelston replied Oct 10 to A65 main bearings

4 Oct 10
Reply by Mark

"IIRC, installing .020 over bearings requires an STC. Is that what the issue is?  Che…"

Andy Gelston replied Oct 8 to A65 main bearings

4 Oct 10
Reply by Mark

"Nice job, Carl! Fly her off grass for your first 30 hours in her, then transition to…"

Andy Gelston replied Aug 26 to N32428 is Flying Again

5 Aug 31
Reply by Carl Gingras

"S/N 875 first flew 13 Jan 1941. The assembly line was smoking in early ‘41!"

Andy Gelston replied Aug 19 to Serial Numbers

8 Aug 19
Reply by Andy Gelston

"Welcome to flying behind a Porterfield gas gauge! You can make a new one with 1/16”…"

Andy Gelston replied Aug 19 to Fitting the Slick K4334 conversion kit, I had to add a small blister in the top coul to make clearance for number 4 spark plug.

3 Aug 19
Reply by Andy Gelston

"That looks good, Steve! I wish Slick made a mag for the Franklin 90, with my unshiel…"

Andy Gelston replied Aug 14 to Fitting the Slick K4334 conversion kit, I had to add a small blister in the top coul to make clearance for number 4 spark plug.

3 Aug 19
Reply by Andy Gelston

"That’s a good question for Brad Rankin! Most of our old girls have pretty checkered…"

Andy Gelston replied Jun 13 to Joe Rankin

1 Jun 13
Reply by Andy Gelston

"I’ve seen only the square type, as used on Champ, Cub, Cessna, etc. I'd sure be inte…"

Andy Gelston replied May 20 to Carb Heat Box for CP-65

1 May 20
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