Before continuing with the fuel pump housing, I spent some time rearranging the aft fuselage stand. The straight tailwheel spring twisted the stand when rotating the fuselage, due to the downwards angle.
My friend Bent sponsored a piece of tube that had the correct dimension, today at work I gave it the desired bend.
I cut it to length, and drilled the forward hole so I could lock it to the fuselage with a bolt.
Problem solved! 🙂
With that done, I could continue on the fuel pump housing. First thing was to trim the original center cover according to the fuel pump kit plans.
Done! The replacement cover will hold the fuel pump and filter.
Next the original fuel valve cover gets trimmed…
Finally I clecoed the new fuel pump housing together and matchdrilled it.
Finally I fitted everything into the fuselage for further matchdrilling. That’s it for tonight!