Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
I am close to getting my 1940 Porterfield together to fly. Aircraft Spruce doesn't list my application: Lycoming O-145B engine and SF4 mags. Does anyone have a valid part number for this harness?
I may have an extra harness. You still looking for one? If so, I'll check.
Thanks, Perry, for your reply. I ended up making up a set of wires using some I had removed from my Cessna a few years ago. I was not pleased with the quality of terminal (plug end) I obtained from NAPA--but it was all I could find. The commercial terminals of the old wires were definitely better constructed. Just last Friday I ran the engine for the first time since I obtained the Porterfield to restore it. It did miss on at least one plug. I have not troubleshot it to determine whether it is a plug or wire. So do I still need a harness? Maybe. Even if mine is OK for now, I may be interested in a better set than I made up. Therefore I would appreciate your checking when you get the opportunity. The plugs in my Lycoming O-145B are RHM40E.
I have a new unshielded harness kit, AM-$, SF-4 I bought a year or so ago from Bob Hunt who got it from Fresno Air Parts in 2013, but then I came across a shielded harness so this one is available for what I paid for it -- $100 plus shipping which is probably $14 give or take.
If you are interested send me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you photos.
It may be some time before I make a decision on my harness. I am glad I have your contact information. Certainly will communicate with you if I decide to replace mine. Thanks so much.