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Lycoming 0-235 L2C

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:45 pm
by planecrazzzy
Holy Cow... I found an Engine....  A guy offered it at a Bargin Price.

I found it on Barnstormers... The guy had an ad.... But he didn't reply right away...

So I placed a "WANTED" ad ( free under 100  letters )

The next morning... the guy I wrote to made the great offer... and I bought the engine...

(  It was a 4 hr drive to Iowa.... 1/2 hr to load it and pay for it....  4 hrs back to Mpls. )

But I had other people calling me and writing me about a whole bunch of other 0-235 engines...

You might keep that in mind when "YOUR" looking for an engine....
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             Here's some pictures of bringing my "Baby" home....

                Gotta Fly...
                                 Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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More Pictures

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:52 pm
by planecrazzzy
Here's a few more pictures...

Also... He threw in the Spinner and base plate....

The engine came out of a Cessna 152   ( 1,520 hrs )

It has a Dynafocal engine mount... I like this better...
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                   Gotta Fly...

Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:37 pm
by planecrazzzy
I made the dynafocal mount fit my landing gear on my Buttercup.

I bolted the gear back on the Jig , Used it to hold the engine mount in the exact position...

I tried the mount by putting it on the engine , While the engine was hanging from the rafters...

Once things fit good , Welded everything... and put the gear back on the plane...

Then mounted the engine....

Gotta Fly...
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:42 pm
by planecrazzzy
Here's more Pix
Engine on plane - First time 001.jpg
Engine on plane - First time 004.jpg
Engine on plane - First time 005.jpg

Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:57 am
by Sean_Caranna
Nice! I was trying to find an O-235-L2C to do a low time engine swap for my 152 but nothing ever panned out. Maybe I should try again.

Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:46 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hi Sean,
Can you just imagine how this Buttercup is going to perform with this engine..... Wow...

I've bought my Prop from Craig "Catto"..... it's a Climb Prop - 66" X 46

I should be good for LSA

Gotta Fly...
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:51 am
by planecrazzzy
Looks like I forgot to post about the Exhaust Pipes...
During the hook-up of Carn Heat and Cabin Heat we'll get real close to them.
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Here's some pictures of the Air box I'm making.
I got some pictures of one that gave me a good idea how to make one.

Notes:
This hangs on the Engine... Keep it Close , Keep it light, Keep it simple.
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the Guy gave me a Tip.... Be sure you can get to the Carb Nuts,,,.
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So, Cold air or Warm...Small and Light , Reach the Nuts for tightening and safety ?

Here we go , I measured a strip of aluminum to make a tube,
I want the "Scat" to go at this Angle towards the Exhaust pipes
The angle also allows the "Rocking" of the engine on the scat tubing

When I rolled the Aluminum piece... It only goes so far.
I wrote on it with a Marker...then Tied a Wire around it and heated it until the marker disappeared
This gives the Aluminum a new start , and can be formed again..

Making a nice tube.
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 pm
by planecrazzzy
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After I guess where it goes , I tack welded it in place.
After Bolting it up , I see I need to slant it more.
This put a large opening on the back side.
I could have just welded the Gap , instead I cut a small piece of aluminum
and rolled it...fit it.

It looks like it cleaned up good.
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:37 pm
by planecrazzzy
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Today was messed up at first...
My Flap sides were supposed to be bent the opposite way...
Reminds me about the Guy in Alabama they called the Aluminum Butcher...
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Mine was a small piece I had that I was going to TRY to make it work...
Since then , I'm back to paper mock-up...

The Bottom skin needs better fit...
It slides in place last ... Safety wire ?

Gotta Fly...

Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 pm
by planecrazzzy
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I got the paper mock-up converted to Aluminum...
another time the keystock in the lower die helped with a tight bend (Fades to a point)

I put some gussets on each side of the Box.
I left them long to help hold the cable in place.

I got the bottom cover to interlink with the Box , I still need to make sure it can't back out...
Maybe just a small safety wire will do it.
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm
by planecrazzzy
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I have met the demands...
The bottom cover slides in place last... It has a spring clip that keeps it in-place.
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I've kept it light and simple...
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Gotta Fly...
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