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  1. 3 hours ago, eskalada said:

    Thank you for your replies. At this point it’s clear that I need to get into one and actually fly it, not just once around the pattern. If there is a Mooney owner in the greater SF Bay Area that would be open for a flight, I’m good for fuel and lunch, plus good conversation! These planes are very hard to find to rent, that’s why I’m putting this out there.

    Boy that’s going to be one hell of a expensive lunch, once you fly a 201 you gonna be hooked and buy one..............

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  2. I say go for it and have a blast doing it. 

    I think it’s awesome when people breath new life into a any old airplane. 

    I purchased  my 70C as a total runout back in 95. I practically replaced every nut, bolt, rod end and all other components you can think of. 

    I did have a AP / IA that worked with me during this process which I think is a must, it will save you a lot of $$$$$$.

    Some Of the (best) mods I did are flap seals, cowl closure, power flow and three blade prop , all combined helped immensely with climb on hot days. 

    Every where I land I always get compliments, every shop that has annualed it since my IA retired is stunned with its condtition. 

    I hear many that say it’s only a C, you will never get over 40-50K out of it, I call baloney. I’ve been offered way north of that many times just by word of mouth with locals in my general area. 

    I had so much fun over the years restoring my C I got very bored afterwards, I’m now pretty far into building my Vans RV-7 which is another fun build...........