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PIREP request for a split nose bowl on a 140

PIREP request for a split nose bowl on a 140

I understand there is a STC to do a split nose bowl for a 140.

Has anyone done that? I researched POS and found a few pros and cons...

Would like to hear from an owner who has one already or had it done.

Thanks.

Mike

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Re: PIREP request for a split nose bowl on a 140

I once had a '65 Cherokee 140 with a split nosebowl for about a year, and it was a continuous problem keeping the spinner and rear bulkhead from digging into the nosebowl. It was awfully flimsy, always coming apart and the nutplates riveted into the fiberglass to hold the split seem together were constantly coming loose and even tearing out of the fiberglass, necessitating constant repairs.

I would not recommend the split nose bowl mod at all, it seriously weakened things a lot. It's a lot easier just to unbolt the spinner and prop whenever you need to remove the nosebowl for belt changing, starter work, etc, since those tasks are much more infrequent than how much time you'll have to spend dealing with maintaining a flaky weakened split nosebowl.

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Re: PIREP request for a split nose bowl on a 140

How much does a split nosebowl cost?

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