It took Jim, Gus, and Dave (thanks guys!) to get the job done...of course while I am writing this, they are still working on it with a few complications to overcome.
This is a photo of the extension piece. Dave bought new seals to help with the black exhaust leak.
The seals were really hard to install and kept falling out, so Jim said, "let's duct tape it on until it's in the engine!" Yeehaw! Unfortunately the duck tape didn't hold when Gus picked it up, and they had to start again. A duct tape failure..unheard of.
When the project is done, we have a 4 bladed prop to replace the three bladed one (more power to get up on a plane), so we'll soon be set for more adventures....once the winter winds stop blowing.