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Any interest in a short S1-C project ?

107ch

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I have An S1-C that I got from a buddy. It had an O-290D on it. He put on a new pressure carb, it did not work correctly and he ennded up settting it down on a road. Dinged up the gear, a lower wing and an I strut. When I bought it he assured me it was a long fuselage...it was not. Even if I did the rebuild I am not sure I could safely test fly it. I was not planning on using the wings except for the hardware, wires. The original airworthy year was 1968. I would rather trust west systems or T-88. The rudder appears to be taller than standard. I have purchased new landing gear, a new fuel tank, and a set of plans as well. I did not take the engine, but the engine is still available. I am looking for 2000.00 which is slightly less than I have in to it, but would be open to any offers. I am located in central Wisconsin, about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Oshkosh. Shoot me a PM if interested.Thanks,
Dennis

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What makes you think the glue used in '68 is no good? Maybe it's Resorcinol? That can be very good actually. On the other hand I sure understand your reluctance to putting money into a short fuselage unless you expect to fly the dollars off. I think, and Curtis thought, that that airplane worked best with an O-200 or C-90. Sell those heel brakes to the J cub crowd for a few hundred to help finance Matco stuff. Strenuous diet. Wood prop. Might make a nice sport plane. Don't do anything rash to the existing wings. On the other hand there have been a couple pair of C wings come up cheap lately. I dunno. It's not a lost cause for the right crazy person. :D
 

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For me, I am working on a Pitts with a larger fuselage and engine . I keep moving this one around the shop, I am not about to throw anything away...I would rather see it go to someone more enthused about rebuilding it. And As such, open to any offers.Dennis
 

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Do you still have this S1-C
 

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Please advise if this is sold, you know just to put a close on the thread...not like I need another project
 

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It still sits in the barn, available...
 

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My wife would kill me... but... if you were local to me I'd have a hard time keeping away... but still...
 

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How bad are the wings, and what happened to the engine?
 

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Please contact me I am interested in that S1-C
 

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