A-65 cylinders

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A-65 cylinders

Post by Red(neck) Barron » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:07

I know that a lot of you guys are not Facebook followers so I'm going to repeat some info that I posted there yesterday. This came about because an individual on the Aeronca group was looking for cylinders for an A-65 and I happened to know someone who had a set and would sell them. The quick and dirty of this is; these cylinders were overhauled in 1985 and then never used, still in the shipping boxes. Some had the seats ground, all had new exhaust guides installed and one had a new intake guide. No valves, pistons, rings, rocker arms or anything else is included. The owner told me that he would sell as a set only for $2600. I passed that information along on the Facebook page and not surprisingly, haven't had anyone jump on them yet. I thought that sounded a tad on the high side when he gave me that price but on the other hand I don't have much to judge on. I did have to buy a reconditioned cylinder for a Lycoming O-235 recently and it was $450. My question to you all is, what is market value on cylinders for a 65. Does their lack of availability justify the extra cost? Thoughts????

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Post by MikeB » Fri Jul 31, 2015 14:44

Hey Larry,
I posted on the FB page and thought about $500 each would be about right but again it gets down to whatever the seller wants and the buyer is willing to pay. I've sold used cylinders for $250 and even given a couple away that were at maximum wear points hoping they would either bore out to .015 or chrome out. I'm pretty much out of A65 parts now other than down to two blocks and a few misc. parts.

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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Jul 31, 2015 17:24

Larry,
There are plenty of the cylinders around. You just need to find them. Most people have opted for the C series engines and put the A series stuff in storage. I just finished an A75 and the only problem I had was finding the cylinders in +.015. Most of them are at the maximum bore and I didn't want to mix in some chrome cylinders.
My guy is around $500 for a cylinder overhaul, including most parts. Inspected and serviceable bare cylinders are $100 to $150 ea.
With cylinders overhauled when Reagan was in office I think he's about double on the price. I would disassemble them before I installed them.
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Post by MikeB » Fri Jul 31, 2015 19:55

Paul,
Were you aware that Superior is making A65 cylinder kits again? Or so I've been told, and apparently the price is $6400 for a set of four with the STC. I think the last set we bought a few years ago was around $3500 with the STC but I thought they were out of the A65 business as I called one of the distributers who listed them for some reason a couple of years ago and they said Superior wasn't making any more A65's. Maybe they're back in production??

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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Jul 31, 2015 22:12

Mike,
I've heard rumors about that but haven't seen any new cylinders in years. They use an O200 head on a small barrel. It's nice to see people making a substitute cylinder but for that cost I would put O200 cylinders on the A series crankcase. There is an STC to do just that, I've modified a case and it's not a big job.
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Post by MikeB » Fri Jul 31, 2015 22:35

Thanks Paul,
Can you give me the STC number? Don't need it right now but you never know. That sounds like an interesting set up.

Mike

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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Sat Aug 01, 2015 00:36

Mike,
It's a 337 for the modification,send me an email and I'll send it to you.
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