Q: Paul, I read your brief discussion on narrow versus wide deck Lycoming O-360s. While this is true, my need is perhaps a bit different.
I am building a Velocity and am approaching the engine phase of the project. The Velocity is a pusher configuration and it’s generally recommended to use an IO-360 or equivalent engine.
I have found a nice mid-time engine IO-360-A1B6 wide deck (900 hrs SMOH, no prop strike and good compression). I certainly like the 200 hp, fuel injected engine, but want to know any drawbacks or advantages to standard IO-360s.[Read more…]