These are the plates that mount to the side
of the engine mount. I wanted to paint them
white so a few days ago I primed them. My
buddy is about to spray some white on his
Velocity so he is going to spray these while
he's at it. This saves me from buying white
paint and getting all set up just to paint
these few parts.
Since I am installing carpet, I decided to
just close up my inspection windows. Oh
well, it was a cool idea but it just doesn't
look good with carpet. So I closed it up and
will carpet over the whole area.
I used flush rivets so that you will
never notice them once the carpet is
I am installing the fuel lines but they are
just temp secured for now until I make sure
everything is where I want it to be. Then I
will put fuel line sealant on the threads
and tighten them up. The lines from
AircraftSpecialty.com sure look great!
This is the air/oil separator.
I was going to paint these spacers white but
then I thought "screw it" that will just
delay things. So I polished them instead.
Also note that you will need to drill out
the holes in the Adel clamps to 1/4" for the
Zenith provides this aluminum fitting but
for one, you should not use aluminum
fittings in the firewall, and two, it has a
barb for regular fuel tubing which I am not
So I purchased a steel fitting which is
three times heavier, but it's steel and
won't melt with an engine fire!
After drilling a hole in the firewall, I
installed the fitting, and attached the hose
finger tight until I know exactly how I will
Here is the return fuel fitting from inside