gemenicricket, let me do you a favor:
It's all surprisingly inexpensive, just do it, and all will be revealed to you later...trust me!!
Okay, it is a little costly at times. You've got to LOVE it to put up with it. What Wulfie says its true about parts, but let me add: A new carburetor for my 182 costs $7,000.00 from Cessna. But there are half a dozen sources that will sell a rebuilt-to-factory-specs one for $500.00. That new elevator you wrecked could come from salvage yard, or be re-skinned. There's a learning curve, and you have to dance a little. There are great owner forums that will prevent you from having to re-invent the wheel.
Last edited by BillCola; 04-10-2004 at 17:16..