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G. Michael Huffman
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Cessna 140

I acquired this 1946 Cessna 140 as a project in 2010 from an A&P Mechanic in Houston, TX. He had already begun a restoration, so I anticipated getting the airplane flying again very quickly. However, his "restoration" turned out to be ill-conceived and shoddy, so I spent the next five years completely restoring the airplane, including the following.
  • Complete engine overhaul incorporating new eCI cylinders and an STC for O-200 pistons, rods, and crankshaft
  • New lightweight SkyTec starter
  • New 60-amp alternator
  • Marvel-Shebler MA3-SPA carburetor set up for the engine STC
  • Overhauled metal propeller
  • New full-flow spin-on oil filter
  • Airframe completely rewired and replumbed.
  • New ball bearing control pulleys and cables throughout
  • New windshield and windows throughout
  • New or overhauled minimum VFR/Day instruments with space for iPad Mini on the subpanel
  • Garmin SL40 com, Garmin GTX327 transponder, and Sigtronics intercom
  • Cessna 150 seats installed for individual fore/aft adjustability
  • Cleveland wheels and brakes to replace original Goodyear units
  • Scott 8" pneumatic tailwheel
  • Wings covered with Dacron using the Stewart Systems STC and polyurethane paint
  • Fuselage completely stripped and repainted using Stewart Systems polyurethane paint
  • New upholstery, carpeting, and headliner

The restoration was completed in September 2015.