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Gregory Fowler
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Looking for a 15 June 1944 revised 15 Sept 1944 manual. I have one but it is not in great shape. A copy would be fine. There are several on the internet but the pages are not in order. 

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Posted : 28/09/2020 7:30 pm
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I've got one, I'll look at the revision date.

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Posted : 29/09/2020 8:35 pm
Gregory Fowler
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Thanks Randy.  I appreciate the help.

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Posted : 29/09/2020 10:00 pm

Do you want it in a pdf format, or actual paper copy?

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Posted : 30/09/2020 6:01 pm
Gregory Fowler
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I would be happy with a pdf. However if you just have a paper manual, I do not expect you to copy it for me.  I would pay you for the manual plus mailing costs.

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Posted : 30/09/2020 7:02 pm

See if this will open for you.  It looks like a better scan than the others

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Posted : 30/09/2020 8:35 pm
Gregory Fowler
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It is much better than anything else I have and downloaded perfectly.  Thanks.  If I can do anything for you let me know.  Where are you based?

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Posted : 30/09/2020 9:06 pm

@gregory-fowler  Very Nice.  I'm at So St. Paul, MN.   How long have you owned it?   I attached a couple of color pages from the Pilots manual.  They are out of an original 1943 version that was dramatically different than the 1944 version.  Maybe you can "cut & paste" them in.

 

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Posted : 30/09/2020 9:15 pm
Gregory Fowler
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@rbpdh82comcast-net  Thanks.  Yes, I can splice them in without too much difficulty.  I have had her two years in November.  I have always loved old machines, cars and airplanes.  Really lucky to be able to fly this one.  I read about the Stinson Gullwing aircraft in high school in the 70's.  The name of the article was My Big Beautiful Gull in, I believe, Plane and Pilot.  Always wanted one.  Then I saw this airplane in Barnstormers.  Went to Florida to see it.  Bought it.  Couldn't help myself.  Love it.

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Posted : 01/10/2020 2:53 am

@gregory-fowler  They are great flying airplanes.  Do you have the Cleveland brakes on yours?  If you do, I'm curious how the wheel pants fit over the caliper assembly.   I looked through my files and I see your airplane was in Coimbatore during the war and one of the few that were assigned to a RAF base, RAF Sulur.  I'm just finishing the fabric work on mine, hopefully be test running it early spring - depending on how the painting goes.

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Posted : 01/10/2020 1:09 pm
Gregory Fowler
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@rbpdh82comcast-net Yes, I have Clevelands.  Note of caution, the last time this airplane was restored was when the owner was landing and jumped on the brakes, putting the airplane on it's back.  One of the things I really like when I saw this airplane was the big file of information about this airplane.  It includes records from the RAF.  

I took pictures of the wheel pants and included a PDF of the information about the Cleveland conversion.  

 

 

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Posted : 01/10/2020 5:15 pm

Thanks very much.  A friend on the field has a set of wheel pants that he wants to install this winter.  Your pictures will help him a lot.  You said you have some old WWII logs?  Could I be a real bother and ask to get a photo copy of them?  I have been tracking the history of all 501 of these airplanes and original logs are always a huge find!  I'll pay for any costs there are of course.  My email and cell is rbpdh82@comcast.net.   651-324-7454

Oh, next time you are under the cowling if you need new Lord cowl mount rubbers let me know.  Since Lord doesn't make them anymore I had some made with the same rubber durometer spec.  They fit rather well. 

You are absolutely correct about the power of the Cleveland brakes....lots of "authority" with them.  But they sure beat the old Hayes expander brakes!!!

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Posted : 01/10/2020 7:03 pm
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