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  1. #1

    B19 Sport

    Welcome to the group!

    This subject has been discussed at length in the past. From memory,
    there is an STC to swap engines, though I don't believe it covers the
    model and engine combination you are asking about. In any case, if I
    remember correctly, the STC owner cannot be located. You could probably
    do the swap via a field approval, but the time, money, and paperwork
    needed will be staggering. Don't forget that it will cost you big bucks
    to get a servicable O-360 plus prop and that you will have a runout O-
    320 plus prop on your hands.

    As an aircraft owner and pilot of 22 years, let me advise you strongly
    not to persue this path, at least for your first airplane. Life's too
    short to waste attempting something like an engine upgrade. If you buy
    the Sport, buy it because you want to fly behind an O-320. When the
    engine runs out, have it rebuilt and go fly some more. If you don't
    fancy flying behind the O-320, buy a Sundowner or an older O-360
    powered Musketeer. Also, recognize that it's very common to fly your
    first bird for a while, then decide you want something completly
    different. So, you could find yourself owning a Sport for awhile then
    deciding you want a Mooney or something else.

    What I'm trying to recommend is that you buy a simple plane (C-150/2, C-
    172, Archer, Cherokee, Warrior, Tomahawk, Skipper, Grumman, Sport,
    Sundowner, Musketeer, etc.) in good condition for your first one. Then,
    once you know the ropes of ownership and have some more flight hours,
    you will be in a better position to decide if you are statisfied or
    want something else. Buying a plane with hopes of a major upgrade in
    the to the same airframe in the future is not a good plan, in my
    opinion.

    Best regards,

    Steve Robertson
    N4732J 1967 A23-24 Musketeer Super III
    ex-N1151Y 1962 Cessna 150B Commuter
    ex-N5839C 1952 Bonanza C35
    ex-N33337 1972 Cherokee 140 Cruiser
    ex-N5825E 1959 Cessna 150

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "a1_sonse" <a1_sonse@y...> wrote:
    >
    > Hey Guys
    > New member & am considering purchase of 1974 B19 sport. Will look
    at
    > plane soon I hope. Have about 110 hour, Mostly in Piper Archers & C-
    > 152. Only Beech experiance is 2hours Bonanza time. I was wondering if
    > there is an stc to put an 0-360 lyc motor in place of the o-320 at
    > overhaul (engine has 1700 hours). Any thoughts?
    >






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  2. #2

    B19 Sport

    I'm in agreement with Steve. I originally purchased a Sport and a few
    months later decided to buy a Musketeer with an O-360 engine and one
    that was IFR certified. The IFR certification was the main reason for
    the swap since I decided to pursue my Instrument rating. The cost of
    upgrading the Sport's panel would mean having as much money invested in
    the plane as I could have purchased an older O-360 Musketeer that was
    already IFR certified (I went from a 1977 Sport to a 1969 BE23). I've
    also been very happy with the extra power and room provided by my O-360
    Mouse.

    As Steve said, if you think you'll be happy with the Sport you are
    looking at, go for it. No one knows your needs and wallet like you.


    David Snodgrass
    BAC East Central Regional Director
    Beech Be23 N6083N
    North Manchester, IN


    -----Original Message-----
    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ke4oh
    Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 12:18 PM
    To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [musketeermail] Re: B19 Sport

    Welcome to the group!

    This subject has been discussed at length in the past. From memory,
    there is an STC to swap engines, though I don't believe it covers the
    model and engine combination you are asking about. In any case, if I
    remember correctly, the STC owner cannot be located. You could probably
    do the swap via a field approval, but the time, money, and paperwork
    needed will be staggering. Don't forget that it will cost you big bucks
    to get a servicable O-360 plus prop and that you will have a runout O-
    320 plus prop on your hands.

    As an aircraft owner and pilot of 22 years, let me advise you strongly
    not to persue this path, at least for your first airplane. Life's too
    short to waste attempting something like an engine upgrade. If you buy
    the Sport, buy it because you want to fly behind an O-320. When the
    engine runs out, have it rebuilt and go fly some more. If you don't
    fancy flying behind the O-320, buy a Sundowner or an older O-360 powered
    Musketeer. Also, recognize that it's very common to fly your first bird
    for a while, then decide you want something completly different. So, you
    could find yourself owning a Sport for awhile then deciding you want a
    Mooney or something else.

    What I'm trying to recommend is that you buy a simple plane (C-150/2, C-
    172, Archer, Cherokee, Warrior, Tomahawk, Skipper, Grumman, Sport,
    Sundowner, Musketeer, etc.) in good condition for your first one. Then,
    once you know the ropes of ownership and have some more flight hours,
    you will be in a better position to decide if you are statisfied or want
    something else. Buying a plane with hopes of a major upgrade in the to
    the same airframe in the future is not a good plan, in my opinion.

    Best regards,

    Steve Robertson
    N4732J 1967 A23-24 Musketeer Super III
    ex-N1151Y 1962 Cessna 150B Commuter
    ex-N5839C 1952 Bonanza C35
    ex-N33337 1972 Cherokee 140 Cruiser
    ex-N5825E 1959 Cessna 150

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "a1_sonse" <a1_sonse@y...> wrote:
    >
    > Hey Guys
    > New member & am considering purchase of 1974 B19 sport. Will look
    at
    > plane soon I hope. Have about 110 hour, Mostly in Piper Archers & C-
    > 152. Only Beech experiance is 2hours Bonanza time. I was wondering if
    > there is an stc to put an 0-360 lyc motor in place of the o-320 at
    > overhaul (engine has 1700 hours). Any thoughts?
    >






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