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Continental W670 For Sale

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CONTINENTAL W670 • $5,800 • OR BEST OFFER! • Continental W670, 770 tsmo, running, from Air Repair as used engine, logs, accessories. new bearings. Bought for Travel Air 4000, never installed. Should be good for 100's of hours. Still in shipping crate from Air Repair. • Contact Sales Manager, Owner - located San Diego, CA USA • Telephone: 858-531-122820170824_132721.jpg 20170824_132823.jpg 20170824_132742.jpg 20170824_133051 (2).jpg 20170824_132721.jpg 20170824_132823.jpg 20170824_132742.jpg 20170824_133051 (2).jpg 20170824_132835 (3).jpg 20170824_132756.jpg 20170824_132721.jpg 20170824_132823.jpg 20170824_132742.jpg 20170824_133051 (2).jpg 20170824_132835 (3).jpg 20170824_132756.jpg Engine Log.jpg
 
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Looks like a very fair price to me. Those old radial Continentals tolerate storage better than any horizontally opposed engines. We pulled several out of 20+ year storage when Daddy started rebuilding Stearman 2-Holers in the mid to late 70’s. The engines were stuck in the back of an old hangar when they were pulled off of dusters when bigger engines were installed. We’d completely rebuild a Stearman with all new wings and as stock as we could make them, and then hung those old engines on them. They ran as good as new and never missed a beat. I owned four 220 Stearmans over the years and the endings were as bullet-proof as anything I’ve ever flown behind. I know that everyone want’s roller bearings for the mains now, but I never owned one with rollers. Daddy used to buy the main thrust bearing for his dusters at the International Harvester dealership in town. The tractor bearing was the same part number as the Continental bearing. He never had any problem with any of them. Sometimes the folks with money fall prey to marketing pitches. I’m not saying the roller bearings aren’t an improvement; I’m just saying the Army, Navy, and hundreds of dusters and sprayers used the roller bearings for millions of hours with an awfully good success rate.
 

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Too heavy for a Charger, more's the pity.
 

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Looks like a very fair price to me. Those old radial Continentals tolerate storage better than any horizontally opposed engines. We pulled several out of 20+ year storage when Daddy started rebuilding Stearman 2-Holers in the mid to late 70’s. The engines were stuck in the back of an old hangar when they were pulled off of dusters when bigger engines were installed. We’d completely rebuild a Stearman with all new wings and as stock as we could make them, and then hung those old engines on them. They ran as good as new and never missed a beat. I owned four 220 Stearmans over the years and the endings were as bullet-proof as anything I’ve ever flown behind. I know that everyone want’s roller bearings for the mains now, but I never owned one with rollers. Daddy used to buy the main thrust bearing for his dusters at the International Harvester dealership in town. The tractor bearing was the same part number as the Continental bearing. He never had any problem with any of them. Sometimes the folks with money fall prey to marketing pitches. I’m not saying the roller bearings aren’t an improvement; I’m just saying the Army, Navy, and hundreds of dusters and sprayers used the roller bearings for millions of hours with an awfully good success rate.

Thanks for the comment. Roller bearing mod is used on almost all rebuilds now. But, an engine with 770 hours did not need to go that route. Pete Jones at Air Repair has much the same opinion you do.
 

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This thread reminds me of a not insignificant downside of being old(not to mention broke..airplane poor anyway). If I was younger I would have been in my truck on the way to haul this engine home on May 27th just to hold for a future project......If it wasn't on the left coast I might have gone for it anyway?

I like Radials but don't think the SD2 is quite the right platform being a tad too small. But considering the relative low value of both projects and airplanes it would be very tempting to grab an early SD2 needing gear & mount mods. and hang the 670 on front and do the correct gear....make it right.

(I'd like to find a decent Warner for $5K and hang it on the Acroduster....Indeed I'd like to find ANY "decent" engine for it at $5K) o_O

Jack
 
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****This engine has been sold.
 

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