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160hp o-320 0smoh

bjkirby2000

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You guys are out and about maybe you know someone who is looking for a Experimental O320-B1A 160 HP, 0Smoh New fly wheel and light weight starter bendix mags. Asking $9500.00

BJ

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It doesn't appear that way. An orange ring around the base of the cylinder normally denotes a chrome cylinder.
 

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The orange paint on the fins indicates it is chrome cylinders.
Blue is nitrided (factory new), green is oversize. Typically this is where they paint the colors on the lycoming engines.
 

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Ya know what, you're exactly right, I was thinking of all the contenental 520s I usually stare at. They put the color around the base of the cylinder.
 

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Depends on the shop that did the cylinders. I've seen orange on the base of Lycoming cylinders too. Color on the fins is typical though.

That Standard Flange (narrow deck) conical mount engine is the lightest 160hp package going for a builder who is being super weight conscious. Converting to Slick mags saves a little weight as well.
 

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Yes they are chromed. It is indicated by the red on the fins. According manual it can be at the base or on the fins. Red or Orange is acceptable. BJ :)
 

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is that WC's old motor ?
Nope-WC's O-320 motor is running like a clock. I left WC's name on the fuselage of the Super Smith Miniplane and he flies at least once a week with me. What a sweet airplane. Now it has smoke! :D
 

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Sorry Larry for the delay in my response.

When I bought the airplane it had lettering on the cowling that read, "Super Smith Mini". I took it as "Awesome" or "Great". The German's who manufactured the airplane had enough respect for Frank Smith and his dream plans NOT to register it as a DSA-1 since they changed the wing and aileron designs so much. Mine is recorded as a "Hawk Biplane" named after the boys' last name, "Hawkins". Could you imagine how many fewer Pitts Specials we'd have if those who shoe-horned changes into Curtis' plans had named their planes something other than Pitts?

"Super"? Miniplane in a Cape! I like it!
 
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