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Dan Rhinehart

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New Culver Instrument Panel
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:50:43 PM »
Hi all,

Here are some pictures of the new instrument panel I built for my airplane.
It is a duplicate of a factory original panel I have that came from s/n 313 NC37803

I am looking for a set of original instruments to put in it. I plan on using a sensitive altimeter in place of the old non sensitive unit the airplane came with.

The old panel in this post is the one without the trim and extra instrument hole

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Re: New Culver Instrument Panel
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 07:53:47 PM »
oops here is the new instrument panel

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Re: New Culver Instrument Panel
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 04:37:44 PM »
Hi all,

I just went to the local vintage Ford shop (CW Moss in Orange, CA) and bought a new Model A Ford amperes gauge
for my airplane. This is the amperes gauge Culver used.

It is a 1 3/8" gauge and best of all a new Model A Ford amperes gauge costs $8.00.




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Re: New Culver Instrument Panel
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 04:39:56 PM »
Here is the new amperes gauge

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Re: New Culver Instrument Panel
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 06:15:37 PM »
Hi all,

Here is a picture of my new instrument panel with all the hard to find instruments in place.

I still need a Compass and tachometer.

I'm planning on finding a WWII vintage sensitive altimeter (like something out of a T-6, Stearman, etc).
I really don't want to use a non sensitive altimeter.

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Re: New Culver Instrument Panel
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 11:48:33 AM »
Nice job Dan.  What are the toggle switches for?   Tim

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Re: New Culver Instrument Panel
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 02:55:32 AM »
the switches are for master switch and nav lights