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JimC

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Looking for parts...
« on: January 17, 2023, 06:39:56 pm »
I need the following for a 500B:
LH outboard wing flap (corrugated)
Lord engine mounts (can't find new; will accept used but serviceable)
Cleveland wheel spacers (new are available for $700 each, looking for used)
Spinner bulkheads

Anyone got any leads or suggestions on who to call?
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donv

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 12:45:04 am »
What happened?

JimC

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2023, 10:37:19 am »
A series of pencil-whipped annuals collided with a thorough shop. There are a lot of parts I need, but these are the most $$$ and/or tough to find.

Flap - corrosion beyond limits
Lord mounts - worn out, can't find new.
Wheel spacers - damaged by a gorilla with a wrench, $700 each if new.
Spinner bulkheads - damaged by improper installation of split cowl mod

Speaking of split cowl mods....I heard that someone did a nice fiberglass one instead of the 18-bolt monstrosity that comes with the 90 amp alternators. Does anyone have the 337 for a clean split cowl mod they can share?
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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2023, 10:45:59 am »
Maybe the Barry engine mounts you need are in stock.

94110-01

For the used parts I would start calling salvage yards. If you have the part number, they usually will help you connect with someone who has your part, even if they don't have stock

JimC

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2023, 11:47:34 am »
I don't see that mount as an approved part. I show that as a part for a 500 model with the 250hp O-540 mount, not the 500B with the 290hp IO-540.

The primary part number I have is J-9555-3.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2023, 11:49:41 am by JimC »
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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2023, 12:04:08 pm »
I used barry mount 94110-40 on my 500B. It fits fine.

 I am also looking for salvage yard to find the landing gear support on my 500B... Let me know if you find any

JimC

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2023, 12:32:21 pm »
Hmmm...that part is for a 500A. That's a bed mount, and the 500B is a dynafocal mount. Barry's catalog does not list an application suitable for the 500B, 500S or 500U.

I'll keep searching. I also found another part number from Lord's catalog: J-9844-1, but still no availability.
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Adam Frisch

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2023, 06:52:37 pm »
I do have flaps and ailerons for the 520 - wonder if they might be the same for the 500B?
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

JimC

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 12:25:36 pm »
I found a flap. Byerly's parts dept is helping me track down the new numbers for the engine mounts. Wheel spacers I just bought outright. I'm getting the spinner bulkheads repaired.

Now I need:
One triple gauge (oil temp, oil pressure, fuel pressure)
One dual CHT gauge.

Anyone got any leads?
500B, B200

donv

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 12:56:19 pm »
Have you talked to Aero Air? I know they have a substantial Commander parts department.

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2023, 05:47:13 pm »
Thank for the tip! Nick at Aero Air didn't have any off the exact parts I was looking for, but he did give me a lot of suggestions.

One thing he DID have was the new part number for the Lord mounts. J9868-5 is a kit that includes two J9555-3 rubber bushings. J9868-5 is widely available.

I found a used CHT gauge; now looking for a used triple gauge. I have a line on a new one but I'd rather pay less for used in this case.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2023, 05:49:09 pm by JimC »
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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2023, 11:21:01 am »
New engine mounts - found and ordered.

As removed CHT gauge - found and ordered.

Overhauled triple gauge collecting dust on a shelf since 1975 - found and ordered.

I think that's it! Hopefully it'll be ready to go when the props come back from the 500-hour AD.
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Bruce Byerly

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2023, 07:06:51 pm »
Who’s doing the work Jim?

JimC

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Re: Looking for parts...
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2023, 01:11:06 pm »
Janet has helped me with most of the stuff I've called about.
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