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Engine start: written by a mechanic

Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

We arrived in our city, Santarém, Brazil last December. We had decided to change the motor in this Murphy Rebel and so I removed the Subaru  (car engine) and looked for a Lycoming (airplane engine). In March, we purchased an overhauled Lycoming O-320 that had been in someone’s hangar for 3+ years. We re-did all […]

Finishing the cowling

Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

Ok. For those of you that are still with me on this airplane story. For the last 3 weeks, I have been finishing up the engine installation. The new engine is air-cooled (no water) so there is baffling that forces the air to go through cooling fins which then keeps the engine from overheating. This […]