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Adding "bean doors" to a cowling to improve cooling after the engine is shut down.

How to build a fiberglass cowling to fit your needs. Photographs illustration the construction of a mold and cowling for a Dragonfly.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jun 1983 (v.10#6) pg. 48

Maintenance tip for the attachment hardware (just aft of the spinner) on the fiberglass nose bowls of Cessna 172 aircraft.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1999 (v.21#4) pg. 5

How to make a fiberglass cowling. Part 1. Designing and making the mold.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1986 (v.35#3) pg. 24

How to make a fiberglass cowling. Part 2. The fiberglass layup.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1986 (v.35#4) pg. 23

How to make a fiberglass cowling. Part 3. Fitting and installing the cowling.
SPORT AVIATION May 1986 (v.35#5) pg. 23

Working with ready-made fiberglass parts. Part 2. Cowling installation.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1991 (v.40#12) pg. 82

Making a radial engine cowling from scratch involves templates, forms and metalworking. Some tips.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1996 (v.45#3) pg. 89

Cowling installation notes. Looks at cowl flaps, fitting, cooling, spinner-to-cowl mismatch, security, ... etc.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1996 (v.45#10) pg. 86

Working with sheet metal. Part 3. Making a replacement nose bowl on a wooden buck (form) that is fabricated by using the original bowl as a pattern.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1999 (v.48#8) pg. 46

Working with sheet metal. Part 4. Making a replacement nose bowl (continued).
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1999 (v.48#10) pg. 94

Working with sheet metal. Part 5. Making a replacement nose bowl (continued).
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1999 (v.48#12) pg. 103

Air inlet covers help raise the oil temperature for winter flying. Tips on fabricating covers for an Aeronca 7AC.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Sep 1994 (v.22#9) pg. 23

Tip on making a set of winter baffles for a Bellanca 7ACA Champ which reduce the airflow through the cowl.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Jan 1995 (v.23#1) pg. 11