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Old 03-04-2019, 07:24 AM
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Default IO-390

FYI, my new Lycoming IO-390 is now shipping as promised (2 month delay).
March 1 it was being boxed and waiting for the carrier to pick it up.
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:25 AM
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Awesome! You ready to mount it?
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:28 AM
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YES it will be the first thing i do when it arrives.
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:29 AM
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Exciting!

This was one of those steps I expected to be a big ordeal but it took us about 45 minutes to mount it.

However, the firewall forward build took about 6 weeks

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Old 03-04-2019, 09:04 AM
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Default Congrats!

It really starts to get real after this! I was on a very steep learning curve but enjoyed it immensely!
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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Lucky, my engine has been delayed again. I am now looking at a May timeframe. This was originally ordered via the Oshkosh special last year. I would fully expect any new IO-390 orders to take close to a year. I would not expect the 5 mo wait times people have been getting quoted.

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Old 03-20-2019, 07:10 AM
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Default I have one, if anyone is interested.

If anyone is interested. I can put you in to my build position at LyCon for a Lycoming IO-390.

My engine was planned to start with a Lycoming Build Kit of all new Lycoming parts for an experimental IO-390. The engine was planned around my need for mounting the engine, which I had estimated to be October. It was planned to be built by August, placed on the shelf, and wait until I was ready to mount before running in the test stand. What that means, is that it could be ready as early as August. The caveat to that being this is being built by one busy engine builder, and I think you would need to be somewhat flexible. I live a mile from LyCon and have a friendly relationship with the owner and his brother.

I had planned numerous features that LyCon offers to be built in to the engine. It is still at a state where it could be built to factory specs, or have LyCon do all of, or some of the features they offer in a custom build.

The way I was building it. . . it was estimated to be somewhere around 235-240hp

But HP costs money. . . you don't need that much. Obviously. I just wanted it!

Give me a shout. PM me and I can make contact via phone or email.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:55 AM
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Default Delayed Again!

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Lucky, my engine has been delayed again. I am now looking at a May timeframe. This was originally ordered via the Oshkosh special last year. I would fully expect any new IO-390 orders to take close to a year. I would not expect the 5 mo wait times people have been getting quoted.

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My IO-390 has also been delayed …. again! Original estimated ship date was mid-December, 2018, then late January. Now I have just been advised that the engine may ship in early to mid-May. Citing "parts supply problems."

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Old 03-22-2019, 06:27 AM
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Just for the sake of clarity, am I correct in assuming (dangerous!) that all these delayed IO-390s are Thunderbolt engines?

My standard, Van's-sourced IO-390 has been on schedule from the day I ordered it and is currently tracking a mid-May delivery. I'm going to be seriously put out if that slips much...
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:43 AM
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Just for the sake of clarity, am I correct in assuming (dangerous!) that all these delayed IO-390s are Thunderbolt engines?

My standard, Van's-sourced IO-390 has been on schedule from the day I ordered it and is currently tracking a mid-May delivery. I'm going to be seriously put out if that slips much...
Standard Van's IO390, I'm having the same delays as Joe.
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