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Zenith 750 Cruzer This is my first update in quite a while. There was not much I could do as I am waiting for my engine (I will be ordering that hopefully on Monday) and also the Andair fuel selector valve.

I just received my valve today so now I can get to work. Since I haven't been working on the plane, I'm organizing all of my aviation hardware. I have a ton of nuts, bolts, and washers mixed together in a drawer. In my grey parts drawer you see in the pic, there are not enough drawers so I ordered another one on Amazon and it should be here tomorrow. Once it's here, I can pull out the label maker and put all this stuff away.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Here is the Andair valve.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer This is a super high quality valve.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer None of the fittings were screwed on so that was the first step.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Here it is temp mounted. It will need to come off to paint the center console. Actually this top piece of the center console and also the instrument panel I'll be wrapping in carbon fiber looking vinyl.
   
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Zenith 750 Cruzer Look closely and you can see a white wire coat hanger that I'm bending to get the shape of the first fuel line. I'd like to get the shape with the wire and then bend the actual line outside of the airplane.

Once I have these fuel lines run, then I can finish installing the brake lines and mount the parking brake valve. So, lots to do now that I have the valve.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer I need the line to joggle slightly right behind the bulkhead so that the line runs along side of the center fuselage piece (not shown here).
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer I bought this LED light on Amazon for $30.99. It has 30 different flash patterns and when I hooked it up to a 12v battery, it seems very bright. I plan on taking it outside in the daylight hours and turn it on next to my Piper Cherokee's LED landing light and see how it compares.

I am not using this a nighttime landing light-I just want it for recognition in the pattern.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer I bought this pre-shaped lens and the two side ribs from Zenith so I can make my own mount for the light. The lens was $59.95 and each side rib was $19.95.

I don't mind paying 20 bucks for the side ribs, but the fit is terrible!

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer As you can see, it doesn't even reach the front of the skin, and the top doesn't match the top skin.

I may have to make a false rib that I can rivet to the inside of this one so that mine can match the skin.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Now I have to decide where to mount the light. It will definitely be on the right wing so that it offsets the weight of the pilot in the left seat, but I can either mount it in the last rib bay...
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Or I can mount it in the second to last rib bay. I think this bay looks better, but it's a lot harder to get access to.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer I just thought this was a cool pic. Here's the current status of the Cruzer.
   

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