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  1. We have done two TSIO-360 overhauls in the last 6 months, both on 231's. All our engines are built to new limits. We used new Cylinders. I believe each of them came in right around $38K. Whomever you go with, balancing is the key to a smooth running TSIO-360 for sure.
  2. Yup, paint and interior last. Pick it up and fly it a while to work out any last issues, then off to it's new home. The longer it sits in my shop the more expensive it gets, I have very little self control when it comes to stuff like this. If Garmin comes out with a new G7000 or something I could end up with a 250K M20J, best to get it out before Sun N Fun.......Hmmm, maybe I should wait and see if anyone announces anything cool.....
  3. No, East Coast Aircraft Refinishers in Deland, FL.
  4. There's an Acclaim in the hangar in one of the photos on the homepage.....
  5. Here is a direct link to the sign up page. http://daytonaaircraft.com/spruce-creek/
  6. Hmm..... what exactly did you see on the website when you tried to enter? I will have my web design team investigate.
  7. Almost ready to fly to the paint shop.....
  8. Hello Mooneyspace! For those of you that don't know me, I am the Director of Maintenance at Daytona Aircraft Services, located at KDAB. We are a class 3 FAA Certified Repair Station, a MSC, as well as an authorized factory service facility for most major manufacturers. We also have a full avionics shop. We are expanding our operation to the Spruce Creek Fly In. We will be giving away a Stratus ESG ADS-B transponder at our Grand Opening event on April 17th. Sign up here: http://daytonaaircraft.com/2017/03/16/d ... uce-creek/ Must be present to win.
  9. Your going to want that button on the yoke, the whole point is to be able to control things without taking your hands off the yoke when your busy. Mine is on the right side of the yoke so as not to confuse is with the PTT on the left side of the yoke. The voice command feature is very cool, you will like it a lot.
  10. http://www.mooney.com/en/pdf/SL92-1_SN24_1686-2999.pdf
  11. I don't know that the gross weight increase is needed, the useful load on this aircraft is 996 Lbs according to the latest W&B in the POH. The useful load on the 2900lb max gross J's is about the same. The later ones were just heavier, probably what drove the increase to 2900 and the fact that early J's don't qualify for it.
  12. Can't get anything past you guys, I guess I will have to make it 160lbs lighter.
  13. The ram air system is being removed. Most of it has already been removed, just need to close the hole in the cowl. The gross weight increase is just a Mooney service letter that consists of remarking the airspeed indicator, verifying the balance on the rudder, and an AFM revision. Honestly I don't know if that has already been incorporated or not, if not it's easy to do.
  14. Well, the price is going to be dependent on how carried away I get. My initial reaction on first seeing the plane was to strip the airframe down to nothing and rebuild it with all new parts. While the results would be a stunning example of an M20J, the price would reflect that. The interior and the paint is/was really ugly right. All the interior plastic is in really good condition, so I have removed it all, cleaned and repaired as required, and repainted it in a light grey. It has been reinstalled and looks great. New carpet, seats, and side panels will complete the interior refurbishment. The windows are all in really good condition. My typical MO would be to take them all out and put in new UV grey tinted glass with double dark rear windows. They are really nice, but also expensive. These will be given a similar appearance with Gila vinyl tint. For the exterior, all the lighting will be replaced with LED's and all the plastic lens will be new. For paint, I am weighing the options of a full strip and paint with a trick custom scheme, sand and paint white with vinyl graphics, or just letting it remain ugly. This may hurt my soul, but it will save a lot of money and maybe allow someone to get into a solid, well, equipped J model that otherwise couldn't afford it. The jury is still out though on the paint. I would love to hear everyones opinions.