Plans: 1. Fab the lower cowl bowl. Status: Complete. A strip of plate nuts were added to the lower cowl after some final shaping.The fiberglass surface was covered with a thin layer of Bondo then sanded smooth. Last, the cowl was primed and painted. It is ready for mating back with the rest of the fuselage. 2. Fab a brace for the exhaust bend. Status. 25% complete. I went back to working the exhaust while the cowl was drying. I am adding a short steel brace between the exhaust bend and the engine bock. I intend to weld it to the bend and bolt it to the block.