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Lycoming for sale


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Nov 18, 2012
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Watertown NY
From Craiglist..huuuummmm. First, the date is 2000 or 2011? Either way is weird the person spent the money to rebuild and just pickle the engine for later break-in? It could be rebuilded back then and pickled last week, who knows. Not sure I would buy and engine from a person that does not even type a label for that logbook. No mention of crankshaft work. Too many uncertains for me to trust myself flying with that engine let alone my family. Just my opinion.


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Aug 14, 2014
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Typical homebuilt situation (E-Mags are also a clue). The engine is the biggest single investment, so it's not unusual for a builder to start there. Buy/build the engine - preserve it - not run it after build if they are smart- and have it while you build the airframe. If the project goes south, you still have a saleable asset.

I wouldn't discount it completely, but I would want to know more before spending the money.

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