Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Flaps, chapter two
Before the engine went on its way - We pulled on the flywheel and pushed it back to see if there was any 'audible' end play - and sure enough, there's an audible clunk that shouldn't be present. The end play was later checked and it's out of spec. I'm sure this won't be the first thing that's incorrect that will be found. The accumulation of issues will determine how far I can get with what's planned.
As shown in this picture - the flaps now open fully (and properly contact the rubber grommet in the flap with the fan shroud).
Flaps are installed, work properly and this thing is ready to go back on the engine.
I was initially going to eliminate the flaps and thermostat system but, listening to that little voice, I'm going to use them. If they're a problem, I'll remove the flaps and leave the rod.
The next few days will be interesting as the engine is torn down and I'm provided with the results of what was used inside.