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At 2:16pm on February 20, 2010, Werner Griesbeck said…
hi Tom
My Pfield is CF-RKU Ser.no 1029. I have owned her since 1978. I spent 5 years restoring her. She has Leroy Blum's wing tank in right wing.
My Cont. C-85-8 conversion is done on a one-of basis by Wallace
Don Black, Rt.1, Chickasha, Okla 73018 on his Pfield NC27224.
You most use a -8 rear case as a -12 case will not fit on the
mount, so no starter. You may need more fuel as the 85 will use
1 gal. more gas.
Our Canadian ATC requires a transponder to fly in the Fraser
Valley, so I've installed a Micro-air com. & tpx in the left wing root
and a generator on the gear vee.
I hope this helps those who want to convert.
Werner & Wendy
At 11:07am on February 18, 2010, t j neff said…

is the airframe on the LP65 the same as a CP85 except for the engine mount??
I want an engine with a self starter!! Feel free to post / disseminate this to anybody and everybody


At 10:41am on January 9, 2010, Bradley Algra said…
Thank you Clint and Tom,
Was just heading out the door to go to the Cable Air Show! Have to get my fix of Porterfields.
Yes, Tom, my brothers plane is at Chino for now awaiting further work.
It's a beautiful day here in So Cal, going to be in the 70's today. I know , it's tough living with this weather in January
At 6:25am on December 28, 2009, Sean Hartnett said…
Thanks for your letter. . Nice to see the Porterfield Club is alive and well and that it has moved into the digital age. This is a really nice web site. I was a member back in the 1970's when I was planning top rebuild my LP-65. That project has been the back burner too long now and I am thinking of selling. Keep up the good work.
At 9:03pm on December 16, 2009, Hal Wyborny said…
Thanks for the welcome and contact information. Hopefully I will find someone with knowledge regarding my problem.
At 11:02am on December 5, 2009, Jerri & Chris Bergen said…
Thank you for the welcome Tom. I'm very happy to see that you have taken up the reins on the Porterfield Club. Great airplanes. All of the Porterfield owners at Cable Airport are accomplished pilots and have more fun in the Porterfield than anything else we fly. We're good friends as well. NC25590 is also at Cable. One of the owners is my brother-in-law. I'm sure he will be interested in joining. He is almost finished with a very nice restoration of NC25590. We'll get some pictures for the club. Thank you again for keeping the club alive!
At 11:34am on December 4, 2009, Tony Settember said…
Thanks for the kind words Tom. Great Site.

Blue Skies

Tony Settember
At 3:35pm on November 17, 2009, Hank Meador said…
Yo Tom, Hank Meador here. My good friend and partner in nc32412 would like to join the club.
Fred Williams Wifes e-mail flygirl52@insightbb.com
1506 Laubscher Rd.
Evansville, IN 47710
At 8:12am on November 12, 2009, Bob Bennett said…
Tom, Thank you for the Birthday message, Great job with the Club/website. b ob Bennett
At 2:56am on November 12, 2009, Steve Sharpe said…

Thanks for your message. I think I sent a copy of the picture to Chuck soon after it was taken, however the motley crew are from L to R, my flying partner and co-owner Paul Lucas, Me, Trevor Bange, Brian Morris and Richard Earl, the owners of the red one.

I'm not sure if Richard is involved any more but I think Brian still owns VY. If you're interested in UK registrations the CAA runs an interesting website called G-INFO which has the entire UK register, including many pictures.

Keep up the good work!
At 12:14am on November 7, 2009, Lance Fisher said…
Actually, I live near Minneapolis. For some reason when I joined I couldn't find USA as a country so the US/islands looked like the only viable choice.

BTW, My dad is the one who had the pattern for the Porterfield decal made and I have it now. I might even have one or two copies of the decal but I'm not certain of that.
At 6:44pm on November 6, 2009, Lance Fisher said…
At 3:16pm on October 23, 2009, Andy Gelston said…
Thank you, Tom! I miss Chuck's newsletter and had thought of taking it over from him myself. Thank you for starting up this group!

Here's the latest Porterfield ad in Trade-A-Plane (nothing in Barnstormers):
1941 PORTERFIELD 75C, 2065-TT, 125 SMOH. VFR. Original logs. Price Reduced! $29,900. Foothill Aircraft Sales: Kent, CA/(562) 505-6518; Tony, CA/(909) 917-5851. View Spec Sheet (562) 505-6518
At 9:00am on October 10, 2009, Donald W. Bishop said…
Tom; I am thinking of changing from lycoming engine to continental. It is hard to find parts and very expensive when I do. I am wanting to use a c-85-12, do you are any members have any knowlege of doing this. I have sent a letter to FAA, but have not heard back. Would like to here back of any information. Thanks, Don Bishop
At 9:28am on October 7, 2009, Mark Boast said…
lol! yes Tom this is how I found it when I purchased it. It now is hanging from my rafters in my barn, so soon hope to start on this project. Thks again
At 2:12pm on October 6, 2009, Jason Algra said…
Thanks Tom! My Porterfield is still in Chino California and I have not touched it since I moved to Oshkosh. The Waiex should be done and flying this time next year. I know of a group in Wisconsin that is restoring a Porterfield with a group of kids. Kind of like the Flabob kids thing. The guy heading it is a Sonex customer and a friend of mine. I will make sure he hears of your site. I have always wanted to do a site like this but time hasn't allowed me. I am glad you are doing it. Has LeRoy Blum from Washington joined yet? He is pretty much the Porterfield Guru.
At 12:25pm on July 21, 2009, Russell Williams said…
Thanks Tom re: rigging for 35 series. I spoke with Joe Rankin this morning, he's got some data. I don't really care about cable tension, I'll just set that up by feel, but do want to get control surface angles to make sure that there's enough travel. Joe thinks he's got that data and is looking it up.
At 11:22am on July 7, 2009, Russell Williams said…
Thanks Tom.
At 12:13pm on July 2, 2009, Donald W. Bishop said…
Tom, I have not sold my plane. I have been having some mag problems and at present have parts on the way. Am concidering changing over to continental. Would like to go with a c-85, do you know if this possible or not. Thanks DON B.

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