Value of run-out engines

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Value of run-out engines

Post by bob turner » Wed Feb 24, 2016 13:26

I no longer have a feel for value of these small Continentals. Last used engine I bought was an 85 with logs for $3K. (Ireally wanted to fly). I am seeing A-65s for as high as $5000, and averaging over $1500, but have been advised that a core is maybe $500.

Anybody have a clue on the 65 value in assembled condition, internals unknown?

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Re: Value of run-out engines

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Wed Feb 24, 2016 13:56

Bob,
I would say that $500 would be on the high side. There are no standard cranks around and the .010 unders are getting old too. With unknown conditions you might end up with nothing.
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Re: Value of run-out engines

Post by clipperfixer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 21:30

Bob,
Having just gone through my a65 and salvaging parts for my C85 that I am building I can tell you what was usable. Not much. My already ground .010 under crankshaft (tapered) was rejected for being cracked. I am building a -8 c85 so I could use my cam and crank gears, and my accessory case. In my case I lucked out, the accessory case was an aluminum one that someone replaced somewhere along the line, and my tappets were replaced with newer style ones too, even so I had to have them reground. I would have given 500 for mine as a core because of the accessory case, otherwise mine was just a bunch of junk. If you see some for sale in the 5k range with good low times a verified parts on the inside 5k is not bad. I had to source a case and all the other stuff to build my C85. I have not added it up but I am pretty sure I have 5k in the bottom end, everything overhauled and tagged. Those old Continentals are just getting hard to deal with.

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Re: Value of run-out engines

Post by dlrude » Fri Mar 11, 2016 21:00

Paul Agaliotis wrote:Bob,
I would say that $500 would be on the high side. There are no standard cranks around and the .010 unders are getting old too. With unknown conditions you might end up with nothing.
Paul

I have a standard crank that is certified and yellow tagged. The certification and tag were done about 2-3 years ago.

I also have an M10/M10 certified and tagged also around the same time.

What are they worth?

Dave

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Re: Value of run-out engines

Post by hangerash » Fri Mar 11, 2016 21:33

Dave,

I paid $1600 for a C-85 flange crank M10 and a fresh yellow tag in December. Taper shafts M10/M20 were going for $1200
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Re: Value of run-out engines

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Mon Mar 14, 2016 20:50

Dave,
Standard cranks are getting pretty hard to find, but I don't know if that relates into a higher price. The under size cranks and any nitrited crank will wear like a hogs nose.
One thing to remember is that the -.020 cranks in the A65 need to have the case modified for the 3 piece bearing.
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