c-85 in a 41 ca65

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c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by teecart » Mon Jun 04, 2012 18:13

First post here. My son and I have a 41 ca65 and want to install a c-85. Anyone have info on paperwork needed? We have engine and exhaust and engine mount, need paperwork to get started. Thanks


Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place-plenty of views but no answers.
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Re: c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by shorty » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:17

If I recall correctly there is no STC for the pre-war. But there is for the post war.
I had checked into it several years ago, for our pre-war Chief. (I wanted a "self starter")
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Re: c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by teecart » Sat Jun 09, 2012 13:59

So what do I do, go ahead and install and then a 337?

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Re: c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Sat Jun 09, 2012 23:12

If you use A65 intake elbow's, no one would know its a C-85...

just sayin...

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Re: c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by teecart » Sat Jun 09, 2012 23:41

guess ur right about that. Never thought of that. Thanx

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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Sun Jun 10, 2012 01:11

The pre-war's are unfortunately an orphaned airplane. Not much info out there, and usually only found with other pre-war owners. Because there's only a couple hundred (maybe) out there, the demand for mods has always been slim and subsequently done with field approvals. If you can track down an airplane that had a C-85 installed prior to 1956, that 337 can be used as approved data and be golden.

I'm afraid getting a motor approved today would require a good bit of luck with the right fed.

Not that I'd ever do anything against the FAA and all-great wisdom, but you might have to get creative, and accept a little risk vs. reward.

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Re: c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by rkittine » Sun Jun 10, 2012 07:33

Hi,

I recently hesitated and missed the purchase of two Pre-War Chiefs, both with C-85s. One had a -8 with no starter and one had a -12 with with a starter, so they would cover both types between them.

The one with a C-85-8 was owned by Robert G. Smith I will PM you his address and Phone Numbers

The one with the C-85-12 was owned by Belle Haute (I think that was the last name) It was stored at Brown's and they knew the airplane (I went there to see it) as well as her and they can provide her contact information.

Since these were recent sales, I am pretty sure you could track down who bought these two planes and get a copy of their paperwork for the engine installations..

Good Luck - Bob
Robert P. Kittine, Jr.WA2YDV
West Nyack Aviation, L.L.C.
New York, New York 631-374-9652
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Re: c-85 in a 41 ca65

Post by teecart » Sun Jun 10, 2012 16:26

Thanx a lot, I'll give that a try.

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