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"Hi John: Do you still have your Collegiate project?  How is she progressing?  Please advise... Soft landings, Andy"
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Retired and restore old aircraft
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porterfield project

To one and all, I have purchased a porterfield project s/n 1006 with a Franklinn 65 no.101336 so the logs say. The porterfield went through the dingweeds and trees I would appreciate an drawings of sheet metal parts and a engine mount actual or drawings. The brakes I have are the original cable spring type, is there a better stc brake or do I find parts? Does anybody have a recommended faberic system? I also recieved all of the maintenance records from the beginning no1006 first flew on 9/3/41… Continue

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:02am on February 4, 2020, Andy Gelston said…

Hi John:

Do you still have your Collegiate project?  How is she progressing?  Please advise...

Soft landings,


At 7:35pm on October 23, 2010, Sean Hartnett said…
I still have N37763.
I think the Continental, Franklin and Lycoming mounts are all quite different.
I am leaving the country for six weeks tomorrow. If you can give me a mail address I will try to get a copy of the Continental mount in the mail before I go. My email address is: sean_leslie@yahoo.com
At 9:48am on July 6, 2010, Sean Hartnett said…
My Porterfield is a 1941 LP-65, N 37763, Manufacturer's Serial No. 972.
It is disassembled but complete except for the engine and some instruments. The fusilage frame is in chromate primer. One wing is still assembled. I have new spars and rebuilt ribs for the other which I took apart for measurements, etc. I have jigs and drawings, etc. for the rebuild. There is a new windshield, dacron fabric, etc. When this project stalled due to moving 10 years ago everything went into storage.
I have all the logs back to test flight at the factory.
The original Lycoming engine went missing before I bought the plane but a Franklin 65 was included in the deal. I had planned to install a Continental 75 and I have the original factory drawings for building that engine mount.
I confess to not being up on current prices but I would like to get $7000 for everything (buyer pick-up)
At 7:51pm on July 4, 2010, Sean Hartnett said…
Hello John,
Welcome aboard. Good to see new members from the northeast.
I have a disassembled LP-65 which I am thinking of selling if you know anyone who might be interested. Also a Franklin 65 engine.
Sean Hartnett
At 12:43am on July 1, 2010, Gloria C Conolley said…
Welcome to the Porterfield Club,John. I am sure you will benefit by being a member . Connie Conolley
At 10:23pm on June 28, 2010, Tom Porterfield said…
We are glad to have you as a member in our Porterfield Airplane Club. Tell us a little about your FP-65, N#, Serial #, is it airworthy, and if you have any special stories about you and the airplane. Also, please share your photos with us.
Welcome aboard.
Tom Porterfield

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