I knew it was going to be expensive but I wanted everything to be right, no corner cutting. The last guy and his mechanic didn't seem to care and now I'm paying for it. Better on the ground than find out about it in the air. Hoses don't last forever. I had to replace all my fuel and oil hoses forward of the firewall except for the oil cooler hoses; they were installed last March. The fuel hoses were so rigid that you had to make a huge effort to bend them and even then they were cracking like they were going to break. I was one "aggressive" landing from a broken line. My oil pressure line had a tag on it which stated "1969" which was the one on the plane when it rolled out of the factory. There was no record of a magneto inspection within the last 10 years. ACK EO-4 ELTs will fire a one second burst when it is armed; this is normal. Carb parts wear out. So my magnetos are on their way to Montana, my carb is on it's way to Prescott Arizona and my new hoses are being built as I write this. My bank account is being drained as well but I'm glad all this stuff was found and being corrected. Any of you encountered a surprisingly expensive annual?