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Old October 20th 07, 09:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
J McKernan
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Default Broken fuel selector linkage

During the preflight of my '66 172G last night, the fuel selector linkage
broke where the upper shaft connects to the mid shaft at the knuckle. One of
the 'ears' that are riveted to the upper shaft broke completely and the
fastener that holds the other to the knuckle became unattached.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Can the 'ears' be replaced and reattached to the upper shaft and knuckle
via rivets?
2. If not, does the Cessna part 0513382-12 come with the 'ears' that can be
reattached?
3. Do I have to buy the entire shaft assembly?

Thanks,
Jake



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Old October 21st 07, 03:12 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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Default Broken fuel selector linkage

On Oct 20, 2:17 pm, "J McKernan" wrote:
During the preflight of my '66 172G last night, the fuel selector linkage
broke where the upper shaft connects to the mid shaft at the knuckle. One of
the 'ears' that are riveted to the upper shaft broke completely and the
fastener that holds the other to the knuckle became unattached.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Can the 'ears' be replaced and reattached to the upper shaft and knuckle
via rivets?
2. If not, does the Cessna part 0513382-12 come with the 'ears' that can be
reattached?
3. Do I have to buy the entire shaft assembly?

Thanks,
Jake


Cessna will require you to purchase a "NEW" firewall rearward
replacement, ya get to keep your old engine though. G Actually,
yours is a good question and I can't wait to read the correct answer.
My gut feeling is behind door #3...

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Old October 21st 07, 10:32 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Dave[_1_]
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Default Broken fuel selector linkage

Door # 3.. the whole shaft as I recall...

Mine was worn out all through the uiniversals....

At least when I replaced mine in my "Pre Piper" days..

I got one from Wentworth, was almost new..

Even new it is a poor solution, wobbily and not very precise...

Dave


On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 13:17:39 -0700, "J McKernan"
wrote:

During the preflight of my '66 172G last night, the fuel selector linkage
broke where the upper shaft connects to the mid shaft at the knuckle. One of
the 'ears' that are riveted to the upper shaft broke completely and the
fastener that holds the other to the knuckle became unattached.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Can the 'ears' be replaced and reattached to the upper shaft and knuckle
via rivets?
2. If not, does the Cessna part 0513382-12 come with the 'ears' that can be
reattached?
3. Do I have to buy the entire shaft assembly?

Thanks,
Jake



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Old October 22nd 07, 02:58 AM posted to rec.aviation.owning
J McKernan
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Default Broken fuel selector linkage

Doing some further research shows that the upper shaft is more readily
available than the entire assembly, so I am hoping that it can be repaired
(with a new upper shaft). I plan to chat with an A&P tomorrow to get some
further guidance.

Jake
"Dave" wrote in message
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Door # 3.. the whole shaft as I recall...

Mine was worn out all through the uiniversals....

At least when I replaced mine in my "Pre Piper" days..

I got one from Wentworth, was almost new..

Even new it is a poor solution, wobbily and not very precise...

Dave


On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 13:17:39 -0700, "J McKernan"
wrote:

During the preflight of my '66 172G last night, the fuel selector linkage
broke where the upper shaft connects to the mid shaft at the knuckle. One
of
the 'ears' that are riveted to the upper shaft broke completely and the
fastener that holds the other to the knuckle became unattached.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Can the 'ears' be replaced and reattached to the upper shaft and
knuckle
via rivets?
2. If not, does the Cessna part 0513382-12 come with the 'ears' that can
be
reattached?
3. Do I have to buy the entire shaft assembly?

Thanks,
Jake





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Old October 22nd 07, 09:29 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Robert M. Gary
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Default Broken fuel selector linkage

On Oct 20, 1:17 pm, "J McKernan" wrote:
During the preflight of my '66 172G last night, the fuel selector linkage
broke where the upper shaft connects to the mid shaft at the knuckle. One of
the 'ears' that are riveted to the upper shaft broke completely and the
fastener that holds the other to the knuckle became unattached.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Can the 'ears' be replaced and reattached to the upper shaft and knuckle
via rivets?
2. If not, does the Cessna part 0513382-12 come with the 'ears' that can be
reattached?
3. Do I have to buy the entire shaft assembly?

Thanks,
Jake


Dang, I hope that doesn't happen in flight. Last year I had the fuel
selector on my Mooney overhauled. There was nothing wrong with it but
I figured after 30 years in use it could use an overhaul. The thought
of not being able to get at fuel in flight is a bit distressing.

-Robert

 




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