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Hi Porterfield fans,

We own  35-70  N17026, and wondering how many are currently under restoration these days. I'm starting work on 2 LeBlond 5Es and wondering if anyone has had gaskets made for Leblonds, or sources / substitutions for pistons, piston pins, valves, etc. Also if any of you have had cast iron cylinders chromed.  Thanks 

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Comment by Andy Gelston on February 20, 2021 at 3:13pm

If you chrome your cylinders, DON'T use chromed rings on your pistons.

Comment by Andy Gelston on January 18, 2021 at 3:22pm

You could try olsonsgaskets.com, they're the only act around making gaskets for the Lycoming O-145.  If you have a pattern gasket for them, they will cut you new ones.  Their prices are pretty reasonable, too.

Since they have no FAA PMA, the gaskets will be considered an "owner manufactured part" and require a FAA Form 337 for their installation, just like you'll have to for a replacement windshield from LP Aero in Jeanette, PA.  Welcs

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