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The ultimate question.....

 

Does anyone know of a website or a comparison chart where we can compare what aircraft engine would be the fastest for a Cozy?

 

Nothing against auto engines, they're cool but it's just my decision for now. The way I see it, it looks like an injected 360 Lyco is the best choice. But I've heard of turbocharging it, new injection systems, etc. And why not a Continental and which one? Why not a 540 like the one at RR?

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Does anyone know of a website or a comparison chart where we can compare what aircraft engine would be the fastest for a Cozy?

No, but do you really mean 'fastest', or some sort of measurement of 'best'?

 

The way I see it, it looks like an injected 360 Lyco is the best choice.

Ah, 'best'. I like that option too. How about Superior? What about the Lycoming 390?

 

...and why not a Continental...

Popularity.

 

Why not a 540 like the one at RR?

Additional gallons per hour for little gain in miles per hour. Add that big engine and you need to either add a lot more ballast or change the location of the wheelbase.

Jon Matcho :busy:
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