Today was a day to get closer to the first flight, the new fittings arrived for the oil cooler and were installed back on the airplane, oil and filter were changed, Added the forward bumper buffer for the top cowl by using a small rubber hammer, cut off the handle, and cut a 1/2" piece of plywood in a cirlce just larger than the hammer , screwed the two together and fiberglassed it onto the top of the cowl, when inverted into the normal position the base of the rubber hammer will just rest on the top of the engine block, this will provide positive support for the forward part of the top cowl. Added two 1/2' wide wood support strips to the center top of the cowl to minimize the flexing as the top of the cowl is almost 6' in length, We are also adding similar wood support strips to each side of the lower cowl to minimize the flexing when closing the cam locks. On the lower right side of the cowl we have made and added a small box with a door and an opening in the bottom, power cabels to the oil pan heater and the battery maintainer will be housed in this box and allow access without having to remove the lower cowling. Little by little it is all coming together and we need to stop making minor changes and get it done! Will be posting photos soon.