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Please help me to contact Jim Brown.
09-24-2004, 06:50 PM
I have no idea why I have not received your emails. It may be that you are sending them to my old address. I'll send you a PM with my current address.
I do apologize for this outcome. I was not aware that the crankshaft was bent. Please contact me and we will discuss further.
Thanks for the reply Jim and sorry for the confusion.
09-30-2004, 09:15 AM
No problem, Norman. The main thing is we made contact, and we are taking care of this.
09-30-2004, 10:48 AM
what happened??? major crash i am guessing? :TD: :taped:
09-30-2004, 05:02 PM
No major crash that I'm aware of.
I sold the engine to Norman after it had sat in my basement for a couple of years. Prior to that, it was in a 30% Extra 230. I did have a couple of minor crashes with that plane, but nothing I would call major. The last time I had it running in the plane, it seemed to be ok to me. But, I was fairly new to gas engines at the time, and may not have known that something was not right.
Norman ran the engine and noticed that there seemed to be excessive vibrations, and the spinner did not appear to be centered. Norman put a dial gauge on the crankshaft and found that it had excessive runout. He then sent the crankshaft to Don Bright (I think?) for possible straightening. However, Don advised Norman that the crankshaft could not be straightened due to where it was bent. Norman then tried to contact me, but I had changed my email address in the intervening time, hence his orginal post here.
We've since made contact via email, and he is sending the engine back to me for a full refund. I plan to investigate the possibility of getting another crankshaft for it, and if I can do that, will try to sell it again. Otherwise, I'll probably sell it for parts.
Class A Jim. Refreshing to see.
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