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Looking for a Cherokee

MikeA

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I am looking for a Cherokee 180 right up though to an Archer II. I live in New York and my price range is around 50K. Haven't seen anything that tickles me and when I do, its gone in a flash. Any help would be great, and I'm looking forward to joining the club! :)
 

mdjezierski

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Anything under 50k right now would include a run-out motor or ancient avionics or both.
 

MikeA

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Anything under 50k right now would include a run-out motor or ancient avionics or both.
Well the ancient avionics I can deal with, and I have found a couple planes with low time engines. What troubles me in that price range, are these low time engines that were overhauled 15-20 years ago. From what I understand, unless you pull a couple of cylinders off and check the cam, etc, you could be getting an engine that wont make TBO. I know I'm being a bit unrealistic for an Archer II, but I think I'm in the right price range for a late 180, no? At least I was last winter when I was looking. Thanks for the reply!
 

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Well the ancient avionics I can deal with, and I have found a couple planes with low time engines. What troubles me in that price range, are these low time engines that were overhauled 15-20 years ago. From what I understand, unless you pull a couple of cylinders off and check the cam, etc, you could be getting an engine that wont make TBO. I know I'm being a bit unrealistic for an Archer II, but I think I'm in the right price range for a late 180, no? At least I was last winter when I was looking. Thanks for the reply!

I had a thread on here about a year or two ago where I found a Warrior that was overhauled and parked in a barn, later painted, then mothballed again as the owner died and the aircraft was tied up in estate. Ended up sitting for quite a while. The only thing as bad as running a motor is letting it sit for months without use.
 

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