I think I have finally found a suitable engine to build up, and its free. The only problem is, its in Florida, and I'm in CT. I have my pilots license, so I could fly down, but I'm concerned about the wieght factor. The other alternative is having them ship it up here. How much do you think it would weigh, and what would it cost to ship?
What would my pals in Florida have to do to send me their motor? Would they have to put it in some sort of special crate, or would ABF do it all for them? I would definantly be willing to pay $200 bucks. I don't think the weight and balance would check out on the flying I'm not rated to fly anything that could haul what would essentially be cargo. Anything else I should know before making arrangements?
They could get away with simply strapping it securely on a pallet. It doesn't have to be complete enclosed in a crate.
Personally, I would completely enclose it, it is safer, so it doesn't get damaged, they could just screw some plywood to the crate after strapping it down. Then they could have ABF pick it up or can save $20 by dropping it at their warehouse. Make sure there is someone there to forklift it before going to drop it off.
Why are you looking all the way down into florida for a 258? Is there something special about this one?
you said you were going to build it up anyway so why not find one closer to home? they are pretty comon. I have one up here in western mass that I am planning on sending to the bone yard. it needs manifolds and a valve cover but its yours if you want it. it ran great when i took it out.
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