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Old 09-25-2023, 06:11 AM
Darren S Darren S is offline
 
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Default Angle valve vs. IO-375 vs. IO-390

Like many others, Iím waiting for Vans to open the mall doors so we can all do the midnight rush to the -15 GameStop counter !

Like others too, Iím pricing out stuff and collecting bottles on my day off, because the prices have sure gone up lately.

I initially wanted the 390 like the prototype but Iím also open to other options. Parallel valve is out. I have that in my -7 and 180 hp is a good fit there, not here.

I have a call in for pricing on the 375 (205 hp) hmmm, not bad. Lighter so how will that affect CG loading ?

The good oleí Angle valve is 200 hp, more available on the market, heavy enough, CS prop capable, cheaper (I donít mind a good used engine with say 400 hours) Ö. Thoughts ? What are all you dreamers putting up front ?

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Old 09-25-2023, 07:34 AM
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Iím in the same boat as you, found me an IO-390 that needed a tear down, only 300 hours TT. Snagged it and am playing with that until I have something else to work on.
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Old 09-25-2023, 07:39 AM
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Between the time it takes for Van's to release all the kits, and the time it will take to build, it seems very early to start collecting parts.

Jason: did you snag it up to make content, great price, ???
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Old 09-25-2023, 09:30 AM
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Between the time it takes for Van's to release all the kits, and the time it will take to build, it seems very early to start collecting parts.

Jason: did you snag it up to make content, great price, ???
Lycoming is advertising 36 months lead time for the 390 thunderbolt.
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:50 AM
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Between the time it takes for Van's to release all the kits, and the time it will take to build, it seems very early to start collecting parts.

Jason: did you snag it up to make content, great price, ???
It was sort of serendipitous, I happened to stumble upon a smoking deal on a super low time 390, aside from needing a tear down inspection. Being an A/P, I knew I could save some serious coin doing it myself, and have something to tinker with while I wait for the Vans to start taking orders on the -15.
Since Iím also now making videos on my channel, I thought it could be fun to share as well, since Iím running out of projects on my 182 (well, not entirely true, thereís always something I can find to do with it!)

That said,
Hereís the latest in the 390 tear down series: part2, Top End
https://youtu.be/r5Jru2HQggc?si=qiTRAwIX0eGOKDUS
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