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Task: Drilled the fuel caps and fabricated
vent line clip
I picked up the fuel caps from Van's. They are the deluxe
locking version and worth every penny! They are milled to
tight tolerances and have a great look. We plan to get them
engraved with the N-number eventually. I first drew a centerline
on the cap bracket, aligned it with the top and bottom rivet
holes, clamped in place, and drilled. I then drilled the fuel
vent fitting hole in the inboard rib. It is a 7/16 hole that
is aligned laterally with the fuel cap. Last task for the
day was fabricating the T-714 vent line clip. It will get
riveted to the fuel cap bracket and holds the vent line in
place. I used the shank of a 1/4" drill bit to bend a
scrap piece of 1/2" 0.25 around.
The cap flange in
place, clamped, and first holes drilled.
All cap holes drilled.
the fuel vent line fitting hole to 7/16"
vent line elbow fitting in place.
the T-714 vent clip. It will hold the vent line shown in place
to allow air to replace used fuel.