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    If money was no option what Lycoming 4 cylinder would you install on an experimental stock length fuselage Pacer? (I)O-320, (I)O-340, (I)O-360, (I)O-370 or (I)O-390. I appreciate your feedback...Thanks!


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    IO-390. With MT constant speed prop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamTom12 View Post
    IO-390. With MT constant speed prop.
    Yep NO substitute for cubic inches

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    I think I would prefer the O-340 Titan engine. Lighter and 180 hp would be nice.

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    0-360 with lycon mods. Light and powerful. EFII ignition and injection.

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    Enough talk.. git r done. When I read about the 340 I wanted one than realized not legal for my plane.. I would probably go with a nicely tuned o320, but we need to put this to a test now and find out which one is the best performer.. get some solid numbers, one airframe and one of each engine 390 340 360 and 320 with a few different props and have a shootout

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    More power is always nice. My 180 is not set up for short strips but I can't as yet get it
    into the length of fields I can get out of right now. Certainly O-360 as a start point
    and then compare engine weights above that (might not be significant). Fuel Injection
    almost a must have as well as a better exhaust setup.
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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    A heavy engine on a stock Pacer will change the landing characteristics. I like the idea of getting more power out of a lighter engine.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Would you stay fixed pitch or constant speed? And would you go 2 or 3 blade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cook11 View Post
    Would you stay fixed pitch or constant speed? And would you go 2 or 3 blade?
    MT, constant speed is a nice option and fairly light weight and quite expensive, Cato fixed props are lighter and are great performers and reasonably priced. What would be the mission? Cross country with long cruises, short back country strips or....?
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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