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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Ball
Roller lifters

YES all Titan engines have roller lifter valve trains now.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,079
Posted By Jim Ball
ECi and Continental Titan service pubs

Information on the angled oil filter adapter and other PMA approved and experimental engine parts IS FOUND AT THIS LINK;

http://continental.aero/titan/documentation.aspx#entry2
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,635
Posted By Jim Ball
Please note that the Continental SIL007 only...

Please note that the Continental SIL007 only refers to replacement cylinders for Lycoming(R) engines. The Lycoming 340 has a different diameter cylinder barrel. The Titan 340 has the same diameter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,533
Posted By Jim Ball
From an ex ECi employee; A1A = 2 impulse coupled...

From an ex ECi employee;
A1A = 2 impulse coupled magnetos, variable pitch
A1D = 1 impulse and 1 direct drive magneto, variable pitch
A2A = 2 impulse magnetos, fixed pitch
A4M = solid main...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,462
Posted By Jim Ball
The Titan 340 is lighter and has the same...

The Titan 340 is lighter and has the same dimensions as the 320. You might pass that on to him.
Forum: Propellers 07-14-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,104
Posted By Jim Ball
Parts for the conversion from fixed pitch

This might help. Here is what a guy will need to convert his rear governor 320 or 360 parallel valve Titan engine to constant speed. Note that Lycoming SI 1435 has the instructions for doing this. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan engine lead time

Related topic ; Titan 320, 340, 360 and 370 lead times are +- 2 months.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By Jim Ball
Parallel Valve Titan engines link

Continental builds both standard ( i.e. with configurations like those offered by VANS ) and more customized engines. Here is the address for the standard...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 49,859
Posted By Jim Ball
ECi was acquired by Continental Motors and now...

ECi was acquired by Continental Motors and now Continental manufactures them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By Jim Ball
Horizontal intake

Yes we have 2 horizontal cold air sytems available.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan 360 or 370

The Titan is lighter by way of the magnesium oil sump which saves 6.5-7 lbs. and the taper cylinder barrel fins that reduce each cylinder weight by .4 lbs.
It also has the Nickel + Carbide (NiC3)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,247
Posted By Jim Ball
Roller lifter removal

Lycoming(R) and Titan roller lifters are interchangeable but cannot be removed without splitting the crankcase. This is due to the way that they are anchored from rotating in the case. SAP rollers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 22,530
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan Engine Tech Support

Bobby Looper retired to his hangar home at Zuehl Field in Marion, TX ( East of San Antonio ). He's happily doing his personal projects ( race car, Cessna 150, motorcycles, etc. etc... )---- lucky...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,485
Posted By Jim Ball
ECi group A cylinders

Correct, the risk of a failure of Group A cylinders is very remote.
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,408
Posted By Jim Ball
Red face Whirlwind Prop for the Titan 370

It's good to see Hunter's clarification that Whirlwind does supply compatible props for the Titan 370 engines as long as the crankshaft is equipped with counter weights. All Titan 370's with the high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,485
Posted By Jim Ball
ECi Cylinder inquiry

The serial # location on the side of the intake ports is correct and they are Group A so they do not need to be retired from service. ECi had a problem with the machine fitment between the steel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,145
Posted By Jim Ball
Oil filter adapter spacer gaskets

Hi Ray,
The gaskets do not need to have any sealant on them. Nor do they need to have oil on them. Just install them dry and torque to 96 in. lbs. We often install the B & C alternator for you...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By Jim Ball
Prime gear P/N

Another alternative is the Continental Prime gear P/N is AEL61163.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan's great choice

If you want a state of the art engine with many improvements to the
original design of a horizontally opposed "flat" engine, consider Titan.
We can install electronic ignition and have many other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Jim Ball
Rocker Arm ratio.

That is correct. 1.5:1
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By Jim Ball
No, Bobby retired to San Antonio TX.

No, Bobby retired to San Antonio TX.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,601
Posted By Jim Ball
The ECi and now Continental Aerospace Titan...

The ECi and now Continental Aerospace Titan engines are built to the customer's specification. They are based upon the Lycoming(R) parallel valve 320 and 360 designs but there are so many variants...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,860
Posted By Jim Ball
Yes the horizontal induction is an upgrade, we do...

Yes the horizontal induction is an upgrade, we do not manufacture a "hot" horizontal induction, only cold air induction. The VANS standards are for equivalents which we can build using the parts that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,860
Posted By Jim Ball
The VANS Standards on the Continental web site...

The VANS Standards on the Continental web site are just like the equivalent parallel valve, vertical induction Lycoming(R) engines that VANS sells on their web site and which we make parts for. They...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,007
Posted By Jim Ball
Bobby Looper is at Zuehl Field East of S.A. and...

Bobby Looper is at Zuehl Field East of S.A. and might know someone.

Phone 830 914 3337
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,860
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan specific engine for VANS Aircraft

The VANS community has many options other than the traditional engines that are offered by VANS. Continental Motors manufactures the Titan engines that have many beneficial features that increase...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,479
Posted By Jim Ball
320 to 360 motor mount

The engine motor mounts are the same, there is no additional engine length, only the width of the engine is increased by 1" for the 360 parallel valve engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By Jim Ball
Why rule out Titan by Continental Motors ?

Titan engines Include;

Modern Nickel + Carbide barrel wall surface.
Steel thrust face crankcase
"Stroker" higher displacement options (or not) and piston compression ratio options
Many options for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,127
Posted By Jim Ball
New PRIME crankshafts by Continental Motors

You might consider a new FAA PMA approved replacement crankshaft.
You don't say which model 320 but these are available at competitive prices. I'll bet Jesse at Colorado Air Parts can supply what...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,581
Posted By Jim Ball
Compression Ratio

Actually there is also a piston option for a milder 7.8:1 compression, piston part # AEL75413. That gives you more of a safety option to utilize mogas.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,581
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan 370 Crankshafts and Pistons

Continental Motors builds the Titan 370 engines and kits with 2 basic configurations and a lot of options for fuel delivery, ignition, etc.

For either a fixed pitch or constant speed prop set-up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan can configure engines with fuel injection,...

Titan can configure engines with fuel injection, these have the features the are available as direct, drop in engines with basic accessories.

The IOX 370 has been dynamometer tested at 205+ HP with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,469
Posted By Jim Ball
Current NiC3 cylinder honing instructions

Actually Continental Motors published a new Service Information Letter
( SIL002 ) on the honing tool and procedure. It is posted here;

http://continental.aero/titan/documentation.aspx

Go to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,924
Posted By Jim Ball
Deck Height

I'm sorry the correct minimum at ECi was 4.477 not 4.775. Divco and others may have a similar minimum to certify after lap and line bore.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,924
Posted By Jim Ball
Deck Height minimum 4.775"

I have the data from when ECi was a repair station in San Antonio that overhauled crankcases. The minimum approved deck height to certify Lycoming 320, 360, 540, and 720 crankcases was 4.775 there....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By Jim Ball
Starter Ring Gear hub thickness

.25" thick +- .010
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-15-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan 360

Stand by for an announcement at Oshkosh for Titan engines specifically configured for VANS aircraft. If you want, email me and I'll send you some specifics sooner.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By Jim Ball
370 TBO

The manual is for the certified 370 engines. The TBO will be extended very shortly. In fact, it will be extended to 2400 hrs. It's a procedural issue with the certification. First a conservative TBO...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,424
Posted By Jim Ball
Baffle Material

5052 H32 . 2024-T3 is probably too hard and might crack in use.
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jim Ball
Oil Line

The FAA PMA approved parts for Lycoming(R) engines manufactured by Continental Motors have a prefix of "AEL" on the part numbers. The oil line is part # AEL75167.

The majority of the parts that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,515
Posted By Jim Ball
ECi Serial # location

The serial numbers are located on the side of the intake ports. That is 90 degrees from the intake port face where the pipes bolt to the cylinder heads. You may only be able to see one in the front...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,219
Posted By Jim Ball
The conversion from dual magneto to two single...

The conversion from dual magneto to two single magneto is not as simple as changing the accessory housing. The crankcase idler gear shaft locations have to be changed, a different crankshaft gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,737
Posted By Jim Ball
ECi Stroker -- Continental Motors

To clarify the information on "stroked" engines that were developed at ECi and are in production now at Continental Motors under the Titan brand.

1. The cylinders are lightened by tapering the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By Jim Ball
Titan 370 manuals

For those of you who have Titan engines or are considering buying one, I'm posting to let you know that Continental Aerospace Technologies has certified certain models of the fuel injected 370...
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