Breadcrumbs

Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?

More
18 Oct 2020 09:02 #1 by Michael Hainen
Replied by Michael Hainen on topic Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?
Harbor Freight has new product, VAPOR RUST, remove tanks add product, rotate, let sit several hours to dissolve rust. Drain fill with gas to stop flash rust , Watch for leaks for a day or so. Any small leak either use JB Weld and steal patch or have them brazed. Find an AP that will work with you, flx it and fly it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Oct 2020 07:18 #2 by William James
Replied by William James on topic Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?
James
Don't be too negative on your bird . . . . first thing I would do is call our Tech support guys ,
Lynn Nelsen 863 635 7916
Henry Pane 702 273 0273
The main item I see is possible more corrosion if the fuel tanks show significant amounts . . . At the very worst there is still significant value.
Bill
The following user(s) said Thank You: James Moore

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
17 Oct 2020 08:29 #3 by Donald Hudson
Replied by Donald Hudson on topic Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?
Michael,
Thanks for the info.
Don

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
17 Oct 2020 04:25 - 17 Oct 2020 04:43 #4 by Michael Hainen
Replied by Michael Hainen on topic Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?
Hello Don, My mistake, should read $444 for 3 tires and tubes. Aircraft Spruce &
Specialty offers several packages. AIR TRAC & AIR HAWK etc.
www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/mctire_pkgs3.php ?
About $444 for 4 ply and about $454 for 6 play tires.

I will go back and correct my post. I think my original figure was for 2 main tires as that is what I am doing next, have already done my nose wheel 3 weeks ago. But if your tubes are still good, 2 6.00 x6 and a 5.00 x 5 can still be done for about my original figure of $250

As for your nose wheel, 5.00x4, makes me glad that mine is a 5.00x5. double nose fork. Skygeek has your tire for about $399
but DESSER retreads sells it for about $222.
shop.desser.com/Aircraft-Tires-and-Tubes...RCRAFT-TIRE-AWBS.asp
Last edit: 17 Oct 2020 04:43 by Michael Hainen. Reason: add info

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
16 Oct 2020 19:29 #5 by Donald Hudson
Replied by Donald Hudson on topic Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?
Michael,
Where did you get the 3 tires and tubes for $250? When I bought my 415C in 2016 it needed a nose wheel tire and the only place I could find a 500X4 tire cost me $320 (no tube). It still has the single fork.

Thanks,
Don

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 Oct 2020 06:34 #6 by Larry Snyder
Replied by Larry Snyder on topic Advice on what to do with an early Ercoupe?
I would strongly recommend NOT sloshing the fuel tanks. That stuff will eventually slough off, blocking the fuel lines and turning your Ercoupe into a glider. The best way to handle fuel tanks is to rebuild them. Safe Flight in Dayton, Ohio, does that.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.182 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum