Ask Paul: What’s the best engine for my Pacer?

Q: I plan to install an 0-360 with a constant speed prop in my Pacer, replacing my 0-320-A1A. I have a couple of engine choices under STCs, including the 0-360-C1A. I am looking for the lightest engine. Was this made as a narrow deck engine? If so, what serial numbers were narrow decks? Also, I cannot find the dry weight difference between this and my current engine, which is a narrow deck engine. Is this information available? Are there any concerns with hollow crankshafts?

STEVE ADAMS,Seattle

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Brian Lindquist joins Dallas Airmotive

Brian Lindquist has joined Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company, as Regional Engine Manager for the Northwestern United States. Lindquist will be responsible for selling repair and overhaul services on Honeywell TFE731 engines and 36 series APU, and on Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305 engines.

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Stock Flight Systems introduces EMU for Rotax 912iS

Stock Flight Systems has introduced an Engine Management Unit for BRP’s new Rotax 912iS aero engine.

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Preorder the new Rotax 912 iS

California Power Systems is now taking preorders for the new Rotax 912iS engine.

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Rotax 912 iS introduced

BRP launches the new Rotax 912 iS engine. An evolution of the Rotax 912 engine, the 912 iS engine delivers 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the general aviation industry, according to company officials.

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Continental expands options for Cirrus turbonormalized SR22

Continental Motors, Inc. has introduced its TSIO-550-N1B, expanding turbo normalized engine options for Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Current owners now have the opportunity to enjoy the same powerful turbo performance as a new SR22T aircraft, company officials said.

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UL Power to showcase new installations at Sebring LSA Expo

UL Power, which introduced itself to the US market at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in 2006, will be showcasing its engines and several factory-developed firewall-forward (FWF) installations at this year’s show, Jan. 19-22.

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AeroTwin Engine to be produced in New Zealand

AeroTwin Motors reports that it has sold production assets and licensed improvements to establish AeroTwin sport aircraft engine production in New Zealand. Aeromotors Ltd., a New Zealand company, organized by former AeroTwin engine consultant and inventor W.L. White, plans to produce AeroTwin engines and develop new engines.

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