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t18joe

USA
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Posted - 11/21/2011 :  18:38:06  Show Profile  Reply
It is time to change my engine isolators on O-320 150Hp dynafocal. Does any have a part number for these isolators or a supplier? I was able to pull off a number 50401-3 not sure if this is the complete number.

Thanks N633GG

Edited by - t18joe on 11/21/2011 18:39:52

dickwolff

Canada
182 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2011 :  18:56:28  Show Profile  Reply
You need the full model number of your O320, then go to the Lord website, or ACS, and look it up.

Prices seem to vary a lot. Best price I saw was aeroinstock.com.
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N89BJ

USA
15 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2011 :  19:32:39  Show Profile  Reply
Here's a link to Aircraft Spruce that shows the small ones:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/vip.php

If you need the large pucks, I may have an extra new set that you can buy cheap. Van's web store sells the big Lord pucks for $125 per set with 4 sets needed.

Byron Janzen
S-18
KREI
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Rich Brazell

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2011 :  21:31:14  Show Profile  Reply
Go to the Thorplist archieves and type in VIP and or engine mounts. It will have mucho info on the engine mounts. Be aware that the mounts have a cure date stamped on them and as such have a shelf life...according to the folks at VIP.

RB

Edited by - Rich Brazell on 11/21/2011 22:00:52
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admin

USA
168 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2011 :  05:28:59  Show Profile  Visit admin's Homepage  Reply
I just replaced my Isolators, the small ones. I got them from Sky Geek.... part number J-7402-16.

Joe Gauthier

*** admin posted for Joe ***
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Doug S

USA
27 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2011 :  07:25:52  Show Profile  Visit Doug S's Homepage  Reply
VIP has changed hands recently, & have been a nightmare to deal with - promises made & broken, calls not returned, etc. I had been looking for mounts for my Laser & finally gave up & went to aeroinstock.
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dickwolff

Canada
182 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2011 :  13:29:49  Show Profile  Reply
RE: Shelf Life
Lord says 5 years. I didn't ask about "in service" life, but mine have to be 40 years old.

I've heard of comments on RV formums suggesting that Lord is the only way to go. All the others, apparently, are cheap immitations.

(Not that I ever surf RV forums! My friend told me. Yeah... that's it... my friend.) ;-)

Edited by - dickwolff on 11/22/2011 14:00:32
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Rich Brazell

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2011 :  17:16:24  Show Profile  Reply
5 year shelf life is what the guy at VIP told me when I said I had 20 year old unused mounts. Regarding the "time in use" issue not sure how that is calulated, other than during the annual you check them for cracking and any significant "sag" in the engine in relation to the cowl and or engine vibration/movement ?

Rather than risk a "new" 0-360 with 20 year old "unused" mounts, I sprung for the new rubber. "New rubber"...Priceless !

RB

Edited by - Rich Brazell on 11/22/2011 17:18:04
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