Beautiful drive from Albany to Vermont
Following Tim Allan through Western Mass
Sweeney and Allan's best side
Probably the most expensive part of this airplane, the N number
Some kind of round expensive thing.
Thursday morning. Starting the trip.
Words of wisdom from Penske
An old photo I found on the Harriman and West website.
Two days later, after dropping off the wings in my hangar
Unloading down the street
April and I and 71H
On prominent display in the neighborhood. April wanted me to leave it all day for everyone to see.
Pushing it up the street towards our house.
Uh oh. Problem number one
Even with flat tires, she doesn't fit over the hump.
So we push her out to go hump first
More neighbors show up to help
Flatten the tires and she is in
The last obsticle is the garage door opener
Jacking up the tires so I could get at the tubes again
She is in., finally
Now I start the process of filling it back up with junk
Unloading the cockpit and baggage.
Looks better in this picture, then in real life.
Big o nav-com is first thing to go.
huh? I'm told these are actually very sought after
Behind the engine, magnetos look new. this is not stock PA11 exaust. I can see a fortune spent there.
Gernerator, I'm guessing, with cooling duct.
Starter? Dead weight
Some trinkets found in the bottom of the baggage. The handy counter is cool however the "dimes" counts backwards. Broken I guess.
Must have been COLD Vermont winters. Cabin heat safety wired closed.
11 cowling attach
J3 cowling attach
J3 Front with cross brace tubes removed.
11 - Cross brace at top
PA11 bottom stringer
J3, no bottom stringer
1940 J3 birdcage
11 fuel valve holder
J3 - lack there of but added crazy wire mess