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Mounted an engine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gino Shtirlits Jul 20, 2019. 3 Replies



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At 7:12am on May 16, 2020, Tim Hine said…

Hey Van,

That would be fine. I will be back in town after Memorial Day. If you want to drive up after that, I live in Rogersville AL. Maybe 8 - 10 hours drive from Tallahassee. Also, if you want to talk, my number is 256-247-7488. 

At 7:21pm on May 2, 2020, Tim Hine said…

I posted some pictures, I think at least one of them had the sharpie marks I used as a reference to drill the holes. In my ffw kit, there was a piece of angle aluminum pre-drilled for the radiator bungs, but not drilled to mount the radiator to the gear case supports. I took pics and got mark’s approval before I drilled. I first drilled very small pilot holes to make sure  I heat the meat of the gear case support, then drill carefully, making sure drill was level and straight.

let me know if you need additional pics.

At 3:27pm on August 12, 2019, Luc Noel said…

Thanks for the quick reply :)

I'm just starting my Cruzer (at the elevator now) and slowly but surely thinking about the engine.  Lots of people appears to go with the UL Power but here in Canada with the exchange rate it gets crazy expensive.  I checked several videos about AeroMomentum and did reading that can be done.  They look really good for power/pricing/support and overall value... also look like honest folks.  I'm still probably 2 years away but any info from current owners is a plus for my decision.  I'm just not sure why not more people are not going that route if it seems so perfect.

Keep me posted how it goes!




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