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john elliott replied to Perry M Chappano's discussion Continental Engine Mounts
"I will check with my mechanic who built the mount.  We did have to tweak them slightly to get the correct fit. Status update:  We have the rebuilt C-85 F mounted and exhaust fitted.  We are doing the ducting work and cowl adjustments…"
Jun 16
Tom Porterfield commented on john elliott's blog post LP 65 to C85 Conversion
"This is helpful information. Keep us informed."
Apr 30
john elliott commented on john elliott's blog post LP 65 to C85 Conversion
"The most relevant technical data can be found from N27242 in the FAA records which I got a copy of.  There is detail on the wing tank installation and load factors along with the C85 conversion.  This detail was sufficient for my DER to…"
Apr 27
john elliott commented on john elliott's blog post LP 65 to C85 Conversion
Apr 27
john elliott commented on john elliott's blog post LP 65 to C85 Conversion
Apr 27
john elliott posted a blog post

LP 65 to C85 Conversion

I have been working on the C85 conversion for my LP 65 Porterfield for a few months now and have accomplished the following:I have approval and data to use for the engine change figured out and ready to goI have located a C85 which is being zero timedMy mechanic has fabricated the mount from the Porterfield factory drawingsI also have data and drawings for wing tank fabrication and installationMy new mount is on and we are now working on cowl issues prior to the arrival of the C85 using a spare…See More
Apr 27
john elliott replied to Perry M Chappano's discussion Continental Engine Mounts
"Sure thing here she is with mount on"
Mar 17
john elliott replied to Perry M Chappano's discussion Continental Engine Mounts
"My A&P just finished my mount and he might be willing to make another one.  Just let me know.  We just got it fitted to my fuse and my C85 is being rebuilt in the next few weeks."
Mar 17
Mark Lawrence Storey commented on john elliott's blog post New Member looking for Lycoming 145 Parts
"I have almost two engines worth of parts, 3 rebuilt heads "Yellow tagged" gasket set, extra exhaust valves cases, crank, cam etc. I can send you an inventory list. I converted my plane to a continental A-65-8 "
Mar 3
David G Reichard commented on john elliott's blog post For Sale Lycoming 65 plus mount
"I am a long way from approval, but my IA is confident that it can be obtained. He has done some research but I am not sure what he has looked at."
Dec 31, 2019
john elliott replied to Bill's discussion Wing Tanks
"I ordered the records online and got all airworthiness documentation.  Excellent drawings of what was done and gave my DER everything he needed."
Dec 31, 2019
Andy Gelston commented on john elliott's blog post For Sale Lycoming 65 plus mount
"Were either of you able to get any support from Brad Rankin with the C85 install, or are you going through individual field approvals?  Joe Rankin’s Collegiate has a C85, but he never added the engine to the TC, which is a shame, but Brad…"
Dec 31, 2019
David G Reichard commented on john elliott's blog post For Sale Lycoming 65 plus mount
"Interesting, I have the same sitting in my hangar. Over 200 on my lyc though. C85 wont go on until I build its replacement (it is on a flying champ at the moment). If you get someone wanting two..."
Dec 29, 2019
john elliott posted a status
"I was asking $6,500 for the lot but can break out some parts if people need them. The props are a new sensenich and a flottorp."
Dec 17, 2019
Andy Gelston commented on john elliott's blog post For Sale Lycoming 65 plus mount
"What are you asking for the lot, John?  Are you selling this as a lot, only or will you separate it out?  What are the props?"
Dec 12, 2019
john elliott posted a blog post

For Sale Lycoming 65 plus mount

I am selling my Lycoming 65 we just pulled from my porterfield for upgrade to c85. All accessories and logs with engine mount and logs.  100 SMOH Ready to go. Contact me if interested.  Also have two props nad some Lycoming sparesSee More
Dec 12, 2019

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About Me:
Private pilot located in northern VA area. I enjoy simple flying including open cockpit biplanes and light high wing types.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
yes
Are You a Pilot?
yes
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LP 65 to C85 Conversion

I have been working on the C85 conversion for my LP 65 Porterfield for a few months now and have accomplished the following:



I have approval and data to use for the engine change figured out and ready to go

I have located a C85 which is being zero timed

My mechanic has fabricated the mount from the Porterfield factory drawings

I also have data and drawings for wing tank fabrication and installation



My new mount is on and we are now working on cowl issues… Continue

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 5:39pm — 4 Comments

For Sale Lycoming 65 plus mount

I am selling my Lycoming 65 we just pulled from my porterfield for upgrade to c85. All accessories and logs with engine mount and logs.  100 SMOH Ready to go. Contact me if interested.  Also have two props nad some Lycoming spares

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

Need fuselage drawing for LP/CP65

Fellow club members: I have engaged a vintage DAR. To assist with the engineering analysis for a C85 conversion for the 65 Porterfield. I need the fuselage drawings to help get the analysis going.  My DAR has contacted the Rankins and they will try to help, but their drawings are still boxed up and things are difficult to find. If anyone has the drawings I would be very interested in getting a copy.  Please help if you can. I am certainly willing to pay for copies.  The analysis will not be…

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Posted on March 19, 2019 at 7:04pm — 6 Comments

New Member looking for Lycoming 145 Parts

I just picked up an LP 65 Porterfield and I am looking for head gasket sources.  JP Hackenburg phone number no longer works and El Reno is closed. Any ideas where we can source head new gaskets and engine work?

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 11:53am — 2 Comments

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At 9:15pm on February 19, 2019, Andy Gelston said…

Welcome to our wee Club for the skinny birds, John!  There’s lots of good info in the archived forum & blogs.  Which Porterfield do you have?

Soft landings,  Andy

 
 
 

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