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Kip

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150 150 conversion
« on: June 12, 2008, 09:38:13 PM »
Has anybody out there done a o-320 install in a 150 or a 152
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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 10:55:10 PM »
Not myself, but they exist.

There is an axiom on the Cessna 150-152 Club that is pretty much universally accepted: if you want a 150 HP C-150, buy one that already has the conversion done.  Converting one will cost a LOT more.

Bill Fyfe from Grants Pass has a 150/150, and has recently been talking about selling it...
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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 04:34:10 AM »
Hello Kip,

Like David already suggested, the 150-152 Club would be your best source of information:

http://www.cessna150-152club.com/

People that have done the conversion themselves have been quoted to say the final costs when all is said and done are in excess of $30,000. Maybe even $40,000 now.  So, strictly from a financial stand point, it makes much more sens to purchase one already modified. If you want to chat more about the 150/150, drop me an email and we can exchange phone numbers...........

As far as my selling our 150/150? I have not been convinced to do so quite yet. But I am looking in to going Light Sport. Arlington should be the decisive factor..........

Bill
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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 10:00:50 AM »
  I just bought a 150/150 taildragger a month or so ago. I have about 10 hours in it now & can tell you that the 150-horse (and the tailwheel of course!) makes a real good airplane out of it. I will agree that it makes more sense financially to buy one already converted. At least one of the 150-horse STC's (SA4795SW, now sold by DelAir in Porterville CA) incorporates an increase to the gross weight if it is a D model (1964) or later-- 1600# to 1760#. Most of the 150 horse airplanes weight quite a bit so the increased gross is very welcome if you want to fly (legally) with a passenger & fuel &  stuff.
  I was very particular in that I wanted a 1964 or 65 taildragger. I lucked into finding one (thanks to a tip I got from one of our PNF members). But if you're not so picky there are actually quite a few out there. Good hunting!

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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2008, 03:53:48 PM »
I am a former 150/150 owner and loved the bird.  For the record, I have spoken with two or three people who did the conversion themselves, and the $30-40K that Bill mentions is the cost of the conversion NOT INCLUDING your own airplane.

One owner I know figures he is in about $60K, another $55K all in.  You can buy them for around $30-35K, some more or less depending on options (stol kit, tail dragger, LR tanks, avionics), so unless you are hopelessly attached to your existing airplane, or are already upside down in paint, avionics and other upgrades, doing the conversion does not make financial sense.
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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 08:14:15 PM »
I was just wondering what is contained in the "kit" I have heard that you can take a mount from a 152 (o-235) bolt it to a 150
firewall and install an o-320  plus exhaust cowling modifications etc etc and have a poormans 150/150
 All this under Canadas owner maintenance rules
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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008, 09:02:58 PM »
I think a 152 mount and an engine & exhaust off a Cherokee 150 would be a good start. Then fit new baffling and procure a suitable nosebowl somewhere. The 150/150's I've seen have an engine-driven fuel pump plus an electric backup, I think that's a fuel flow certification issue more than an actual physical need. Oh yeah, move the battery aft to behind the baggage area for CG purposes. If you're a good wrench with plenty of time I'm sure you could get it done, esp if under owner-maintenance you don't need to follow any particular STC by the letter. Let us know how it turns out.

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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 05:33:17 PM »
For what it is worth, I own STC #SA1034SW and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about it. -Shawn

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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 08:15:39 PM »
  Googled the STC: Lycoming O-320-E2D & McCauley prop onto C-150D >C-150L. FAA sez the STC is held by AAR Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Is that you?
  What props are allowed on your STC, and what (if any ) other dash number engines?  I have a 150/150 taildragger with the SA4795SW stc, it allows an E2A which is what I have or an E2D.  It specifies a McCauley prop but mine has a Sesnsenich per another STC.
 
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Re: 150 150 conversion
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009, 08:13:01 AM »
HI shawn welcome to the group, I would appreciate any information you would like to share on the 150/150 conversion as to the scope of work required,  cost and what is included in the stc.  My e-mail is fvdt@shaw.ca
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