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Old 10-31-2009, 10:44 AM
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Default The 30 year pickled engine results

Hi All,
Last fall, I posted a few pics of an IO-360A1B that I purchased that had 0 SMOH, but was pickled in 1980 in Colorado.

Well, I was pretty certain, that since I was taking myself, my wife, my kids, etc in this airplane to be, the engine required a tear down.

So...off to Aerosport power, for teardown, inspection, and reassembly.

As a recap, here it is before:

http://hepburn.chris.googlepages.com/engine.jpg

Here is the case inside:
http://hepburn.chris.googlepages.com/p1010005.jpg

Corrosion was pretty much non-existant according to Bart. He recommended that I remachine the mains back to new tolerance, which I agreed with. The Mags were really old....a tear down/inspection was going to bring them close to the cost of new slicks.
So....new Slicks. Ignition is kind of important I have heard.
Next...Fuel injection is going to have to be torn down as well....bringing the cost close to a reconditioned system.. so...reconditioned system it is. Fuel kind of important as well.

Starter. Well, that big old klunker on it would have to go.....

Here is the final result:

http://hepburn.chris.googlepages.com/engine2.jpg

Bet you can see my smile. Cheaper than a new engine in the long run. Safer than the old one.

Glad I did it.

Chris
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:59 AM
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:38 AM
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Default WHere can I get one?

Wow, where can I get a pickled new engine. I and I bet others would love to know what it all cost you. Not just the bottom line but how much for the engine, machining, parts and final cost. Did you pay labor costs for what you could have done yourself? Very interesting.
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