The installation begins

Just this note to let you know that Genesis Engines has completed the engine build, and director of operations John Clegg even drove the new engine from Genesis’ shope in Mooresville, North Carolina to Aero Engines of Winchester (Virginia) to see the job through.

The engine looks great, and is even done up in colored baffling seals that match elements of the final paint scheme. Even the engine block, which is painted a dark blue, matches one of the fuselage stripes. By the way, Clegg says that this blue paint is a match for the engine block colors used in new Ford F150s.

The Debonair's IO-470-N, waiting to be installed and with all-new, well, everything.

The Debonair’s IO-470-N, waiting to be installed and with all-new, well, everything.

The firewall and engine compartment have been cleaned and dressed for the Sun N’ Fun show as well. And I thought the firewall was a hopeless case, what with its 50 years of grime.

The good-as-new engine compartment, here almost complete. New Lord mounts have also been installed.

The good-as-new engine compartment, here almost complete. New Lord mounts have also been installed.

One personal touch is the signature on the accessory pad. “Earl Ramey” it says. Meaning that Earl literally signed off the engine work.

Next up, after the reconditioned exhaust stacks from Dawley Aviation are installed,┬áis a test run and first flight. That should happen next week, and I can’t wait to be the first behind the new powerplant.

11 Responses to “The installation begins”

  1. Barry A Blake says:

    Nice!

  2. t hunt says:

    I’m ready to fly my plane home

  3. tony hunt says:

    My family will be so glad to fly in my new plane as I will.

  4. tony h says:

    New Engine, (check) New Panels, (check), New interior (check), New plane for me (Check) READY TO FLY MY PLANE!

  5. Sam says:

    The winner of this aircraft will be flying the safest and best equipped Debonair in the world!!! GREAT JOB AOPA!!!

  6. Jerry says:

    Awesome! Never though a Deboinair could look so nice.

  7. ray chambers says:

    Absolute great Taste and Quality used in this Restoration . It is thoughtful to use different Business and Companies to Accomplish this great Feat .. Thank you all for this Offer ..

  8. Gary D'Antoni says:

    That would have been the engine upgrade I would have recommended. Perfect! Now, take good care of it so that when you deliver it to me it will still be in “like new” condition.

  9. Aaron Buchanan says:

    Winchester, VA is really close to my home field. I can be there in an hour after she is out of the shop to be picked up. The amount of fun that could be had with my own plane. After 21 years of Military service and not being able to fly, this will be a dream come true.

  10. Mike Allegro says:

    All I can say is N75YR is going to love her new home in Kankakee IL at KIKK!!

  11. Mike Allegro says:

    All I can say is N75YR is going to love her new home at KIKK!!

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