• PiperForum.com is a vibrant community of Piper owners and pilots. Our over 1,500+ active members use Piper Forum to swap technical knowledge, plan meetups and sell planes/parts. We host technical knowledge of general aviation topics and specific topics on J3-Cubs, Cherokees, Comanches, Pacers and more. In addition to an instant community of pilots for you, PiperForum.com is a library of technical topics, airplane builds, images, technical manuals, technical documents and more.

    Access to PiperForum.com is subscription based. Subscriptions are only $19.99/year or $3.99/month to gain access to this great community and unmatched library of Piper knowledge.

    Click Here to Become a Subscribing Member and Access PiperForum.com in Full!

1963 PA28 150B

bartmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2010
Messages
3,354
Reaction score
71
00W has served me well but my training mission for it is nearing completion. Would make a good plane for primary through instrument training. We've taken it all over the PNW on cross countries too.

Time to burn more fuel and pay more for insurance.

Haven't calculated the times lately but Approx 700SMOH 6300TT

The 150 is similar to a 140 with the most noticable difference being that it has a factory baggage door and no hat rack.

In the last 2.5 years, off the top of my head.
New engine baffling
All new hoses (oil cooler, fuel, etc..)
Rebuilt Mags
New tires
New airtex carpet.
new wall panels
new DG
new AI
new VSI
new KI202 CDI
new AK650 annunciator
new Alt Encoder
new filters.
new boost pump

Avionics
--------------------------------------------------------
KLN89B IFR Certified install
KY197
KX155 w/GS
Narco AT150 w/Encoder
PS Engineering integraed 4 place audio w/ dual PTT
KMA Audio Panel
AK650 Annunciator
Transponder recently checked but IFR certs just ran out last month.
4cyl EGT
LC-2 Clock timer

Interior
----------------------------------------------------------
New Airtex carpet
New wall panels
Serviceable seats (don't quite match, hardly noticeable but they're in 8/10 shape)
Could use a headliner
Plexiglass is servicable but has some crazing and a stop drilled crack on the door window.

Exterior 7/10 paint is all there and not faded but it doesn't shine as well as it used to.

Engine approx 700SMOH, propeller is fairly new and in great shape (200hrs on it I think)

The Bad
------------------------------------------------------------
Very old damage history (1960s)
Corrosion history that was corrected approx 7 years ago.
Seems the left side fuel quantity sender has a hole in it making the left fuel level gauge indicator not so trust worthy. (Will be corrected at next annual if not sold first when SB1006 is complied with)
Could use a headliner
could use new plexiglass
Sometimes the ASI bounces at about rotate speed on takeoff, pitot/static system needs cleaning. (going to have this looked at when I renew the IFR certs soon)
A couple of the EGT probes are inaccurate.











Asking $23,000
 

PaulR

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
4,782
Reaction score
548
bartmc

Nice looking 63 Piper and don't see many in nice shape like yours look, best wishes selling it and if your budget permits consider a 68 or newer Piper Cherokee 180 that has decent speed and performance and can carry 3 FAA sized persons and some baggage. Some are equipped with an AP and even better consider an Archer as most have one and a good IFR plane.
 

bartmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2010
Messages
3,354
Reaction score
71
I'm looking for more ponies and as close to 200MPH as i can get without exploding the piggy bank. I wouldn't go through the hassle to sell, buy new and start all over for a 150->180HP.
 

PaulR

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
4,782
Reaction score
548
Roger- I thought and misunderstood your post and thought you were going from a a 140 to 150!!!! So whats on your d]short list for 200mph as that really limits your selection for a new plane and not to many hit that speed?
 

bartmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2010
Messages
3,354
Reaction score
71
PaulR said:
Roger- I thought and misunderstood your post and thought you were going from a a 140 to 150!!!! So whats on your d]short list for 200mph as that really limits your selection for a new plane and not to many hit that speed?
AS close as I can get, don't think I'm going to find anything that'll go 200MPH on my budget but the faster the better. An Arrow, Mooney, Bo or Comanche or the like. The Comanche scares me a little bit since they haven't been produced in what 40 years now but I like the way they look, Mooney's doors are virtually closed, Bo's seem a little pricey to keep up... I dunno? I'd like something 200HP or better and to haul a little more, Not in a hurry to sell it but if someone walks up with the $ I could figure it out. It just seems all the trips we've planned and want to go on, are 5-6 hour flights in the cherokee. if I could cut those down to 3hrs or so with no fuel stop.. that would be great.
 

bartmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2010
Messages
3,354
Reaction score
71
Empty weight is within a couple of pounds of 1275 gross is 2150. Roughly 875lbs.
 

jruhnke

Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Aug 21, 2010
Messages
2,978
Reaction score
801
Nobody's asked the most important question, yet:

Are you going to continue to run piperforum.com if you're no longer a Piper owner??!?
 

Latest posts

Top