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Task: Forward cabin
Pacific Coast Avionics was gracious enough to cut out the
Andair fuel selector mount for me after providing him a CAD
drawing. The standard F-983A fuel valve plate has holes for
the standard Van's tractor fuel valve which we won't be using.
the rivet holes on the bottom for the nutplates and opening
all screw holes to #19. We test fit the Andair selector and
it looked great.
I purposefully had the plate
cut too long so we could mark and place the same bed as in
the original plate, but in the downward direction to cover
the opening in the fuel valve cover.
is the final product after bending and cutting the excess
material off. Notice how the top of the fuel valve cover bows
forward. I used a scrap piece of 0.25" angle and drilled
4 rivet holes in it and in the cover. It pulled everything
The last task was
to fabricate a doubler plate for the center cover where the
fuel pump will be located. The center cover is somewhat thin
material and it gave me warm fuzzy feelings to have the pump
mounted to something a bit more solid.