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C-85 or C-90

nwetzler

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I'm looking for a C-85 or C-90 to replace my A-65 (who isn't right?...). My grandfather is turning 90 this year and won't be able to hand prop too much longer and I'd hate to have to end his flying career because of something that's not 100% necessary to continue flying. I'd also like a little more oomph for those high density altitude days and long trips (who wouldn't?). Let me know what you have...I'd like to make the swap ASAP and am a very serious buyer. I am also willing to trade/sell the A-65 which has less than 1000 TT, less than 400SMOH.
 

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The 90-12F isn't approved on the J3, so that pretty much limits you to the 85-12 if you want a starter. Do not install an engine driven generator or alternator.
 

huston marlowe

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Sounds like you need a -12 engine so you can install a starter ? Think the C-85-12F is on the TCDS but not any of the -12 C-90S (going from memory)
 

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The 85-12F and -8F are NOT on the TCDS. Wonder why Paul didn't add them? I should have asked when I talked to him earlier today.
 

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RE the 85-12F; please ask him. It seems like such a glaring omission.

George
 

nwetzler

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Thanks for the info guys. My A&P seems to think the most cost effective route will be for him to build up a hybrid C-85/O-200, as he says he can get o-200 parts relatively cheap. Over the last few months I've found a few affordable (less than $5k) C-85's, almost all of which had no data plate and no logs. I'd love to hear what the folks around here spent on similar projects, and/or what they believe a reasonable price is for the engine and/or the work. Hopefully that would help me a little in gaining perspective as to whether or not my budget is realistic. I'm keeping fingers crossed that I'll find something soon...perhaps I'll come across a good deal at Sentimental Journey if I don't find one sooner. Thanks again for the help!
 
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