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1939 J3L-65 Restoration?

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Jan 14, 2007
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I just picked up a 1939 Piper J3L-65 project, or I should say what is left of it. Basically what I got is the dataplate (Cub Trainer), with instrument panel, the Bill of Sale and Registration certificate (good paperwork), plus airframe and engine logbooks, O-145 with 300 SMOH (1973) and a good wood prop. Misc. parts plus a nice set of metal wheel pants. Paperwork wise there is no problem in registering the airplane. No airworthiness certificate.
My question? Anyone out there own/operate a 65HP Lycoming Cub? Are these engines maintainable? Overhaulable? If you have a 65HP Lycoming Cub and a 65HP Continental Cub side by side for sale is there any price difference between the two from a resale standpoint?
Gordon Cragg
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