Do you need a difficult instrument repair or
If so, these shops have gotten excellent
pireps from Beech Listers and I have used Rudy Instruments over the years and
been very pleased with quality, service and price.
Rudy Instruments has tackled tough jobs like
the Baron Dual Vacuum Gauge.
4711 Old Bowman Rd.
Rudy, AR 72952
Ask for Mike McIntosh
Here is an actual pirep from
Mike F. regarding the repair of his S35 Fuel gauge at
All of the gauges are separate and taking them out is
relatively straight forward. The 3 screws on the plastic edge light panel
secures the tray that holds the instruments. The edge light panel is held on
by the bulbs. Take out the bulbs left of the flap switch, take out the three
screws, and pull the edge light panel as far forward as you can with the left
vent knob pulled out. That will give you access to get to the gauges.
You get the gauges out by unscrewing the posts in the
rear. Best access is through the engine compartment removing the plate from
the firewall. One little trick worth noting....the gauges have a tongue on
the left edge (facing the gauge) that tucks behind the right side edge of the
gauge immediately to its left. You will need to loosen the gauge to the left
to be able to wiggle the one you want out. Be very careful. It is easy to
damage the gauge next to the one you are working on.
320 Proctor Street
Lock Haven, PA 17746-9527
I sent it on Monday, they received Tuesday morning,
had it back to UPS that evening and I had it Wednesday. Fabulous service. Call
them before you send it and call them again when it arrives. Talking with the
guy who was going to work on it made all the difference.
Air-Parts of Lockhaven also fixes them, but they told
me it would be 2 - 3 weeks turnaround. There is no love lost between Air-Parts
and Keystone, but both seem to do good work. I sent my fuel senders to
Air-Parts and got very good service. I tried Keystone because of the turn
around difference and was quite pleased.
Air-Parts of Lockhaven is reported by Paul M., a well known Beechcraft A&P
in the Dallas area, to be a great instrument repair resource.
Another of Paul's favorite
instrument repair sources is:
in Sequim, WA run by
Paul Malkasian 360-683-6245. They are one of the few shops that repair
Bourdon tube type instruments and can make a thermistor for the old Stewart
Warner CHT and oil temperature gauges.
Here is a great source for
electric tachometer repairs. He has gotten several high praise pireps on
Steve Toman - Instruments Inc. of Wichita
Email Instruments Inc.
Dave R. of Annapolis, MD
reports great results on his A36 fuel gauges & circuit boards here:
I used John Wolf (440-942-0083) to rebuild the gauges
themselves. I was very satisfied. They came back when he said they would and
looked and operated perfectly. Cost was $155/gauge + shipping.
John Wolf & Co
36420 Biltmore Pl
Willoughby, OH 44094
The circuit boards themselves are available
rebuilt from John Birks (309-686-0614).
Birks Aviation Products
3520 W. Saymore Lane
Peoria, IL 61615
Per John Collins: The printed circuit boards have a screw for
adjusting the full reading on the gauge. With power off the needle should drop
to zero or slightly below. John likes
Air-Parts of Lockhaven
for his gauge repairs.
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