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:
Here is the case inside:
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:
Bet you can see my smile. Cheaper than a new engine in the long run. Safer than the old one.
Glad I did it.