Originally Posted by Nova RV
I think the confusion is from Lycoming not being completely familiar with the RV-14 kit and throttle/mixture cable lengths and routing per the plans. Since the FM-150 fits and is appropriate for the engine, they say it's a drop in change without knowing the kit throttle cable might be a little short and the mixture cable needs to be completely rerouted and extended to reach the mixture arm on the FM-150 which is in a completely different location from the Silverhawk. Neither of these are huge issues, just not what people are expecting when told it's a drop in alternative. But yes there is more $$ involved now for hoses and bracketing and hardware but it's all bolt in and no re-engineering required.
Chris, are the throttle and mixture cables supplied in Vans FWF kit workable or are new ones in order?