Continental Motors to purchase Danbury Aerospace assets, including ECi

Continental Motors Group has inked a deal with Danbury Aerospace to purchase essentially all of the assets associated with its operating divisions, including Engine Components International, Inc., Precision Machined Parts, Inc., Airmotive Engineering Corporation, Aircooled Motors, Sterling Machinery and Process, and EC Services,  located at its site in San Antonio, Texas, as well as the Titan brand of engines and parts. [Read more…]

The devil is in the details with unleaded avgas

In the 1970s, the automotive world switched from leaded to unleaded fuels and the oil companies did a lot of research on knocking and how to prevent it. One of the big projects involved octane requirement increase (ORI).

In this program, cars were rated for octane requirement when new and then every 2,000 miles. The octane requirement increased until it leveled off at about 20,000 miles. [Read more…]