Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:45 pm

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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More Pictures

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:52 pm

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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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:37 pm

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 )

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:42 pm

Here's more Pix
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

Postby Sean_Caranna » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:57 am

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.
"I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is having."
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:46 pm

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

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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:51 am

Looks like I forgot to post about the Exhaust Pipes...
During the hook-up of Carb 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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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 pm

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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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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:37 pm

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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 ?

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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 pm

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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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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm

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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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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby Ericklee » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:03 pm

I know this is a very old post, but Mike, I presume you still have the 0-235L2c ? I just bought an 0-235C1b with low hours and a log book. Have you hung a prop on your and started it yet? Have you done differential compression checks or removed the cylinders to inspect the camshaft or anything other than a look at it from the outside? My interest is in any feedback as to what you've learned about your own engine which may apply to my 115 h.p. version (108 h.p. continuous). I want to avoid spending $5000.00 if unnecessary to have an $85.00 / hr. A&P tear it down, unless that seems to be necessary. Mike and anybody else who has knowledge about prudent steps to take to make sure I've got a healthy and safe engine, please chime in.
16 years is a long time to sit. No damage history, but I don't think the oil pump gear AD has been complied with that may apply to this motor.

What I have read: If a (all) cylinder (s) removed without keeping pistons in the jug, a hone and ring replacement is then necessary. At that point, might as well have new seats and guides for the valves installed and have it cleaned up, it seems. On the other hand, can a cylinder be adequately inspected for pitting and rust without removing it, just through the spark plug holes with a borescope? The jugs can be removed without removing the piston from the jug. If that is a reasonable way to check the cylinder, is it easily done by just removing the connecting rod bolt once the jug has been lifted so far?
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Re: Lycoming 0-235 L2C

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:31 pm

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The day I Start it...I'll figure what I need to do.
I won't worry about it til then.
Kick the tires , Light the fires...
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