Continental C85-12 needed

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RRHaldeman
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Continental C85-12 needed

Post by RRHaldeman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 21:16

I'm looking for a Continental C85-12 to upgrade my 1946 7AC Champ to add a starter and battery using the Lasher STC.
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Re: Continental C85-12 needed

Post by MikeB » Thu Jan 28, 2010 22:33

The 85-12's seem to be more 'scarce than hen's teeth'. I had one lined up in Dallas, Texas a couple years ago and stopped to look at the logs when heading south down I35. Seemed he wanted around $6500 and it was last overhauled in 1956, plus the logs were a little shady so I never even bothered to look at the engine which was somewhere else. I called about a couple of others in the surounding area that were supposed to be available but were gone by the time I called. Another sounded good, overhaul and pricewise but had no certified paperwork (came out of an experimental) so after looking around, I finally decided to go with a 0200 and the Buzz Wagner STC for my L16 project which isn't without it's problems either considering the annual spar inspection (100 horse) and installation requirements. I expect I'll have somewhere between $8-9,000 in the engine before I'm done but at least I'll know what I have and I also have the logs back to day one.

I've since seen them on Barnstormers on occasion but I'd be cautious about the paperwork and overhauls.

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Re: Continental C85-12 needed

Post by CptKelly » Thu Jan 28, 2010 23:11

Why not call Don Sword, at Don's Dream Machines, Griffin Georgia. He sometimes has used engines, and sells rebuilt C-85's with the 0200 crank STC.

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Re: Continental C85-12 needed

Post by RRHaldeman » Mon Mar 01, 2010 13:02

RRHaldeman wrote:I'm looking for a Continental C85-12 to upgrade my 1946 7AC Champ to add a starter and battery using the Lasher STC.
Found one. Bought it.
Dick Haldeman, RRHaldeman AT aol DOT com
Cell (815) 222-9812
1946 7AC-2407 N83729

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