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I am restoring a 1940 Collegiate and need to find a source for control cable fairleads. The fairleads are .550 in diameter and 1" long. I have checked all the traditional sources and they all have Piper cub fairleads that are .750" in diameter. Does anyone have a source for Porterfield fairleads?

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Comment by Bill Skinner on July 4, 2020 at 11:43am

do you have one as a representative example? could you post a picture of it if you do?

Comment by Andy Gelston on July 3, 2020 at 8:56am

I turned mine on a lathe, out of phenolic block.  Others use hardwood dowel stock.  Both work well. I don’t know if there's a factory drawing available for them.  You could ask Brad Rankin, and attach it to your 337 for “owner manufactured parts.”

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