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But it's an F

Shade3126

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Sure looks like a nice Cub, but seems like the hassles of the Franklin lowers the value of it significantly. I am sure the sellers argument is- We just spent a fortune to overhaul it 10 hrs ago!

http://www.sunlandair.com/sale7.html

Any thoughts- is the Franklin worth the parts troubles? What is it worth with the Franklin? Sure it can be converted to Continental, but that is even more bucks. It would just as easy to spend the same money on a nice Continental in the first place.

I always hate estate sales- the husband has been telling the wife for the last 20 years- Honey it is an investment, that plane in the hangar is worth $50,000 and going up every day. It is better than money in the bank! When it comes time to sell, the time comes to face the truth.
 

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I know that pictures can hide a lot. But that Cub looks really nice. I the Franklin checks out run it till it needs replaced. You won't find a smoother running 4 cylinder.
 

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I think it was on the market with these guys 14 months ago when I bought my J3.
 

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IMO Priced $8,000.00 too high
 

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Sure would be nice with a Franklin 235 on it.
 

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I've been thinkin'...Oh, No!... ::)

If it were a pristine J3F, it would be worth nearly the asking price to a real collector. Unfortunately, it is neither pristine or a recent rebuild.. The exterior pictures are really too general to show any details, but the interior pictures do. Nonstandard panel, overspray, incomplete interior trim all make one wonder about exterior details.

I'd wager that it is a good solid Cub and that the 10SMOH engine will give good service, but it will take somebody special (or uninformed) to buy it. $25K is probably a fair price.

John Scott
 

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I'm with John-- but, I'd sure think hard about putting that Franklin 235 on it, with a flat prop.
 

Shade3126

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Yes it has been on the market for some time- they were asking $44 when I saw the ad some time ago and I just cruised on by. I have not seen it or even made any calls for more info. For me as a first time vintage aircraft buyer the price would have to come down to closer to the $25 suggested above before I will give it much more consideration.
 

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Make sure you are very familiar with the differences between the C and F first. They are not on the same Type Certificate.
 

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