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About Bob737

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    Clearwater, Florida
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  1. Bob737

    Need a new door seal 2007 CTSW

    Just went out to the hangar and here is a picture of the joint .. very pleased.
  2. Bob737

    Need a new door seal 2007 CTSW

    I did basically what Rodger said. The door edge composite material on my door varies in thickness so I thought the 1/8" channel might be too tight requiring me to have to pry it open before putting it on the door. The 1/4" trim material fit snug ns places and was a little loose in others. I squeezed it on and tapped the edge into the U channel and squeezed the entire "U" channel all the way around the door. It lookS fine. Much better that the original seal that I had removed. The tubing was ripped and torn in several places. I just returned from 62 hours of flying and the seal is still tight. I have to hold the door shut tight before engaging the door lock and the door squeezes tight when latching. I saw a door seal on a CT at Tad Olmstead's shop in DeLand, FL. I understood him to say that it was a new style. It was one piece "U" with a 1/2" flap excruded off the side of the "U." I called FD USA and was told to call Macmaster Carr. This must have been a seal the the owner found somewhere else. Bob Ryan
  3. Bob737

    Need a new door seal 2007 CTSW

    I purchased the door seal material from Mcmaster Carr. Yes, it appeared to be too wide however I crimped it every 1/2 inch all the way around the door and it fit very well. I was afraid the 1/8" would be too tight. I just returned from a 62 flight hour trip and the seal worked fine. It looks nice too.
  4. Bob737

    CTSW fuel cap O-ring binding

    Thank you both for the suggestions. I was wondering why after having the plane for seven years this O-ring rolling has just begun. I thought the old rings just stretched but the new ones from Lockwood are doing the same. I have tried the engine oil from the dip stick but it does not last. I will try so white lithium grease.
  5. I noticed the O ring binding in the threads as I unscrew the fuel cap. I purchased a new set of O rings from Lockwood Aviation and the same thing is happening. Is there a lubricant than I can use that’s safe with the fuel to prevent the O-ring from rolling on the threads as I open the tank.
  6. Bob737

    Need a new door seal 2007 CTSW

    I need to replace the door seal on my 2006 CTSW. I remember seeing this topic a while back. It appears that I have the two part rubber seal that tears apart with time and wear. Does anyone know of a one piece seal. If so, please provide the supplier and part number. I was given McMaster-Carr 1120A411 by FDUSA but that appears to be the two part seal. Thanks!
  7. Hi Bob, Welcome to the CT Flier Forum group. Everyone is very helpful with ANY question you may have.

    Gary KTFP in South Texas

  8. Welcome aboard Bob! Glad to have you and glad to hear your enjoying your CT!

  9. Hi all! I'm a new member and new owner of N381CT. I'm based at KPIE. Already enjoying my new CTSW!