N5CJ is powered by kind of a Continental, the case is a 65, but it has 85 jugs that have been bored .030. The pistons are Pontiac high compression and the pistons\rods have been balanced within 4 grams. George McHenry from Pueblo, CO has made up mounts for a starter and alternator along with a spacer to accommodate a Lycoming starter ring that will soon be mounted on the front of the engine...I hate hand propping the plane. Then the w\b will be corrected with a battery.
I took a picture of the interior to show instrument panel as it looks today. There probably won't be any changes here for a while, unless I win the lottery! It's good to go the way it sits now. Notice only one harness..it'll remain a "comfortable single place" until I lose a bunch of wieght!
Yeah, that's a retract handle in the middle. I need to make change here, because of awkwardness for me, to squeeze the little triggers to release the spring loaded bolts.
I'll be adding more pictures and explanations of my madness as time permits!
I mounted the alternator on the front of the engine..I know it doesn't look like a Continental setup, but the 65 case won't accept an accessory case on the rear. The solution is to mount a Lycoming starter ring to the front. This ring has a pully in back of the gear. This is the pully intended to drive the alternator on the Lycoming engine but works just fine on the Continental. I'll mount the starter ring next.
Tonight I pulled the prop and extension and placed the spacer and starter ring in position. Here are a couple of pictures of the ring and alternator.
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