PA38 parts help please

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Hi all, I have a MK1 tommy with the small wheels and want to change to the bigger ones as moving to a farm strip in the future, Just wondered if anyone out there in cyberland can help? I will need pair of complete main leg/wheel assy and nose fork end downwards which need trace history of previous plane and hours etc etc Regards Jon
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DH82jon With all the PA38s reaching the end of their lifed components, I would guess you'd be spoilt for choice. Here's a long shot. At Brimpton,, there is or was a PA38 that I've never seen move. It's worth a ring to the boss Alan Howse. I haven't got their number to hand but it will be in Lockyers Another not so long shot - have you tried AFORS ? John Green

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If you've not got spats, you can fit a bigger tyre on the 5.00*5 rim, i.e. 380x150/15x6.0-5. Best value would be a Desser Monster re-tread - http://www.desser.com/store/products/380%252d150%252d5-%2815%7B47%7D600%252d5%29-6-PLY-RETREAD-AIRCRAFT-TIRE.html These have about 50% more tread than a new tyre and last very well (and cost less). If you can't get a retread then the new alternative is the Goodyear 380-150-5 (15/600-5) 6 PLY FLIGHT CUSTOM AIRCRAFT TYRE. Watt's is the best UK source for tyres.

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Thanks John, not come across that website before but cheque book poised for action at so many toys:D. Mark thanks for that info but would the larger tires fit in that nose leg?? I dont have spats fitted and never seen them on a tommy??? Is there an STC on those tires or is it on the TCDS and ive missed it? Thanks again

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Searching the net with part numbers will help greatly. 500x5 & 600x6 shown in the IPC so no faffing with mods & stcs. N reg or G reg?

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Hi Its G reg and pretty sure after looking today that I will need the nose leg fork at the very least as the 5.00x5 is a tight fit!! Thank you everybody for help thus far Regards Jon

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Hi, I have what you are looking for. I'm parting out a Piper PA-38 Tomahawk with only 2000 hours of airframe. I have the nose wheel fork with 600x6 tire included and also the main gears (with the breaking system, wheel and tire included). I'm selling also several parts from this Tomahawk (interior and exterior parts) including avionics, instruments, engine mount, seats, seat belts, control wheel / yokes and others. All in very good condition. PM if interested. Miguel

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Failing that I have Partsbase, so can do a search worldwide for you if you have the part numbers. Other ones that part them out are http://www.sky-craft.co.uk/ but doubtfull you will get usage etc