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I have one, I emailed you.
emailed you back. thx!
After fighting the bungee , I went with the idem below.....
Steel Bungee for Zenith aircraft
Very happy with it and very easy to install.
I would love to do this but can't afford $400. I heard a rumor Zenith may be working on there own version of the steel bungee. If they do, I'm hoping it may be a little cheaper.
Simply use a 1/2" drive ratchet wrench. I would love to charge $400 for it but most tool boxes have one in stock. Insert the 1/2" drive end in the round pipe the tube that the bungee loops over. Slip the bungee over the rear bungee mount pipe (bracket) and then over the end of the ratchet handle. Simply raise the ratchet handle and it will slide down the handle over the mounting pipe (bracket). Nothing to it "Bob's Your Uncle"
I tried this but my O-235 engine, magnetos, wiring and primer tubing will not allow me to rotate the ratchet in either direction. I would have had to pull a magneto, and disassemble a whole bunch of wiring to use this method and - I wasn't going there.
It may not be applicable with your O-235, but in some cases you can use a ratchet with a joint ("flex handle") to allow you to clear some obstructions.