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Continental IO-470


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Sep 13, 2006
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I was thinking of using this engine......it seems that the Lycon 540's are being snatched up by RV10 builders and are getting more expensive. Also, it appears that the Conti is a more durable engine.

Let's hear it from both camps...... I have found quite a few of the 470's for a reasonable price. Anyody run one in a Skybolt?

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