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This Long-EZ on Barnstormers.  Might be N933BP owned by Charles M. Mullins; did not find a Deven Mullins owner in the registry.  The ad is a little strange.  An '83 EZ with fully retractable gear?  "prop:0"?  What does that mean,  zero time or zero prop?   It has a rather high-time engine and "needs wiring".  I expect his price is a little ambitious.  

[quote=]1983 LONG EZ • $40,000 • FOR IMMEDIATE SALE  TTAF:1585, Lycoming O-360 TSMOH:1456.4, prop:0 Fully retractable gear, nose extension, needs wiring • Contact Deven Mullins, Owner - located Locust Grove, GA USA • Telephone: 7707154378 • Posted July 15, 2018 

Also, the Walsh project posted on Oct 30 '17 for $15K reduced to $10K (and still overpriced for this market, I expect).  https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?do=findComment&comment=60860

 

The nice Long-ez posted here May 9 for $32.5K sold.  https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?do=findComment&comment=61643

The Lance Hooley EZ listed for $52K shown as SALE PENDING.  https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?do=findComment&comment=61735

 

 

 

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From the Cozybuilder's list today:

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Cozy MkIV (flying), N142LE for sale, plans built #0731.
415 TT, IO360-C1C (fuel injected), Wright Electric Nose Lift, Lanza Electric Speed Brake, Strong Electric Pitch Trim, Matco Brakes (W51LXT), GRT EIS 4000, Garmin GX65 GPS/COM, Garmin GTX327 Xpndr, Trio Pro Pilot 2 axis auto pilot, SkyRadar-DX adsb rcvr, ‘steam gauges’ panel (a/h,turn coor, alt,a/s, v/s), Kannad 406-AF ELT. 

N142LE is hangered at KCCO in GA.  Asking $55k, or perhaps a partnership if located in south Atlanta area (wanna fly while you’re building?).  If interested, email for more info to rogerhendershot@gmail.com.

 

2003 Lloyd Gimple build  https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N142LE

Pics here    http://www.hassel-usa.com/photo/Cozy-Albq/Album1.htm

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Thanks Kent!  I took the plunge on this one in Dallas.  The guy was very friendly and helpful - he just realized he has so much other things in life happening that he will not get to it in this lifetime.

if anyone has history on N350W - I would greatly appreciate it.  Got the FAA generic stuff - even tried contacting prev owner (a Dr in TX).

the fun begins (when my shipper gets it to me)

 

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2 hours ago, mquinn6 said:

Thanks Kent!  I took the plunge on this one in Dallas...

 

You had a good Pre-Buy examination from a canard knowledgeable expert, of course, yes? And read up on all the wing attach fitting corrosion issues associated with multiple Varieze aircraft, and the implications thereof? And understand that VE's are (per RAF) limited to 2.5G positive and 1.5G negative loading? And have sat in and flown VE's to make sure that you fit and like them?

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The previous owner was VERY concerned about this (he has only had this for 2 years).  As the corrosion issues were really identified in 88 and this project completed in 94 - it appeared that the plates had been alodined and no surface corrosion on any parts.  There did not appear to be any gaps in the glass around it. - and from all indicators this has been a central TX plane - and hangered its life (or so the story goes).   I had him take a 1000 picts (not as good by far as up close) - and did jibe with what he had told me.   Seller said he had it inspected before he bought it.

I definitely plan on rounding up some of the local talent (pizza party) inspection once I actually get my hands on it to see EXACTLY what I have gotten myself into.  (Kent Ashton lives close and I hope to involve his scrutinizing eyes for certain!).

Thanks for the reminders of the limits!  Would love to figure non-destructive testing (unlike https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/cozy_builders/POwl1duvBOE) to get realistic numbers - but will comply with Uncle Burts limits unil that is possible!

Yes - I fit.  Have sat in Long and Vari and several variations.  The seller was over 6' and weights more than I do and he fit comfortably in this.. (as each one can (is) built a LITTLE differently).

I will start another thread to share progress and looking thru the forum, people are not shy to point out things that I may miss!  

 

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These Eureka cores on ebay today in Ontario, Canada.  Item number 132728882325    Those are nice to have.  I have not priced materials recently but it's said they are not much more than the price of the uncut foam billets.

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Real good price on this EZ project in California today.  Looks good.  I like the Sharpie marks showing on the center spar; it shows the builder was taking care to get the BID laid out nicely.  If you like the Eureka cores above, you can get almost the whole freaking airplane for a little more.  Don't let the winglet problem bother you.  I  replaced a winglet in my Kent's EZ Project thread. 

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If I was building this engine would interest me.  It's an A1A model, about the simpliest versions.  Sounds like a runout that could be cleaned up and used maybe without a teardown for another 500-700 hours.  You would want to see copies of the logbooks.  If the cylinders are first-run cylinders, that'd be good.

The order of thinking for me is: Best case, the cam and lifters are OK and the cylinders can be used as is.  Next case, they can be honed, re-ringed and used as is (I have done that a home).  Next case, they need new rings, pistons, and valve work.  Next case, they are second run cylinders that might not pass an overhaul without major work.  So there you go  🙂

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