Busy day in a cold hangar, (well Texas cold 35’). Even with the blow heater it was not great.
Anyway bought a new large sandblast cabinet from “FB marketplace” for $100. I did put it on casters and raised the height by 4” bc I’m 6’6” tall.
Also build a spray booth by cutting 4×8 sheets of insulation and duct tape, total cost $22. I’m going to use a box fan and filter to help move the air.
My first thing in the San blaster was the aileron pulleys from the control column. I expect the control column back from the power coating company soon and all new bearings and pulleys.

I also measured the P/N 41001 pulleys for the Rudder cable AD also. I would like to find a match that is less than the $150 per pulley that Univair wants for the 41001.


Will Ware

Will Ware

I live in Rockwall Texas and I’m rebuilding a 108-1. I’m a Captain at Southwest Airlines but I LUV taildraggers.

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Marcus Sab

Marcus Sab · March 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm

“I also measured the P/N 41001 pulleys for the Rudder cable AD also. I would like to find a match that is less than the $150 per pulley that Univair wants for the 41001.”

BB128!!! That’s the same pulley as the AD calls for as far as I can tell. I researched this extensively. It fits in the original slot, has the same ID and looks like the right diameter. There are some $8 NOS ones on Ebay right now. So cheap, you can buy one just to make sure. ACS sell them new for about $33.50 I think.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Formica-Pulley-P-N-BB-128/264193608903?hash=item3d832a8cc7:g:zpEAAOSwstNcYv2h

    Will Ware

    Will Ware · March 15, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks Marcus, that’s great news. I will get two and report back!

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