Jim Oke
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  • Stony Mountain, MB
  • Canada
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"Bolted in pivot blocks for the flap mixer cross tube, yes, I should have done it a long time ago, tight access, 8 bolts took about 2 hours!"
Mar 28, 2017
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"Ran wiring for the elevator trim servo but ended up about 5 ft short of reaching past the seat area to my panel!!"
Feb 8, 2017
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"Carb air box now done, working on cowling air inlet details."
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"Decided to keep the air intake box as is and modify the cowling to fit. Fiberglass work seemed easier to do metal work this time."
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"A few photos posted to show that I am still around. Now wondering about how to make the cowl fit to the air intake."
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"Got cowling fit finalized, fitted windscreen, got both doors hinged (final trim needed though), so a good day!"
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Jan 18, 2015
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"Still here -still working away! Engine mount welded and mounted, engine next. Making and welding fuselage control parts."
Apr 27, 2014
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"Drilled rudder skins (The last part I'm working on. Yes, I am "out of the usual order".)"
Mar 12, 2013
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"Bit of a building hiatus at the moment - no room in shop due a car project! Shopping for a suitable Lyc O-235 engine."
Jun 26, 2012
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"Now sitting on gear! Worked on cockpit trim."
Mar 24, 2012
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"Getting ready to rivet firewall in place"
Mar 14, 2012
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"Prepped centre section for painting, cleaned up control stick weldment"
Feb 18, 2012

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Lyc O-235 Installation Advice

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 9:26am 5 Comments

I'm looking ahead to engine installation details - most likely for a Lyc O-235. (Yes, I know they are a bit heavier, etc., but I am familiar with Lyc engines and prefer to go this route.)

Seeking any advice on:

Engine mount - purchase or self built?

Cowling - will a CH601 fit ? (I have read that the 601/750 firewalls are the same size/shape.)

Cowling mounting arrangements - screws into the firewall flange?

Carb location - this varies with model # on other…


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At 8:24am on October 20, 2011, Paul Bonasera said…


I am also building a 750 and plan to use an O-235-C with 8.5 to 1 pistons @115 HP. Zenair has plans for the motor mount for about $40. I have talked to Warp drive about a prop, sounds like the way I will go. Lite wt. starter and alt.. Will be making my own exhaust, just a simple 4 into 2 with no muff's to keep the # down. I wil also be building a 4 door cowl that is simple and gives great access.

Happy building, Paul

At 10:58pm on May 2, 2011, Bill Carter said…

Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with
your project.

If you ever get the chance to
visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist
facility too. We like to have visitors here and we are right here in Mexico,
Mo., not far from them.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters
Builder Assist & Assembly Center




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