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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

Added by john elliott on April 27, 2020 at 5:39pm — 6 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

Added by john elliott 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…


Added by john elliott 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?

Added by john elliott on March 4, 2019 at 11:53am — 2 Comments

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