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Old 02-11-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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Bad Day for me. Question about Cub cowl.

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I need to get a new cowl for my GP 60 sized Cub. I have had to turn the engine from inverted to side mount, to install a Bisson Muffler. I am going to order up a glass cowl for it and would like the one with the engines (it's a J-3). I've never seen these (with my eyes). Are the ones available one-piece or are the dummy engines seperate from the cowl and installed by the end-user?

Given the location (and size) of the head, should I just forget the dummy engines and get a Supercub cowl??

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Old 02-11-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Mike you can get the cowl as well as the dummy engines seperate direct from Sig Mfg. or get the super cub version from Fiberglass Specialties. Looks like you have to cut an opening either way.Cooloing is the biggest concern with a cowled engine.
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A Sig Cub nose is not identical to GP Cub nose. So the cowls are a different shape.

In my 1/4 size Sig clipped wing Cub, the engine (OS 10 ran inverted, totally enclosed, with no cooling problems.

The air openings were just the scale locations.

As far as shoving a Super Cub cowl on a J-3 fuselage, well, that's not exactly what Piper did. The fuselages are different, especially in the nose. The rudder and stab and elevators are different too, not to mention a bunch of other things.

The closest nose to yours is on a PA-11.

Another issue is that even if you did swap the cowl, with the side mounted engine, the cylinder will still hang out beyond the cowl side.

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