Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

Now we tackle the engine compartment structural changes for the "Big-Block" TCM engines.

891JH Update #4

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This time we get into the engine compartment, with the structure installation for the large Continental engines. Although we are installing an IO-470, all the structural work done will support a 520 or a 550 also.
 
Bonanza engine compartment being prepped to support 520 or 550 engine

Disassembled nose structure to beef-up for larger engine

Further disassembly of nose structure to beef-up for the different engine installation, all the way down to the keels
 
New part being fit for the rear engine mount on a Bonanza

New parts are fit for the rear engine mount
 
New parts are fit for the front engine mount on a F35

New parts are fit for the front engine mount
 
Refitting nose bug on a Beech Bonanza

The nose bug re-fit then a new right side skin
 
Skins being fit to a Bonanza

Engine compartment being upgraded in a Bonanza

Engine compartment upgrade in a F35

All parts are then riveted together
 
Inside the nacelle and nose gear tunnel after painting

The inside of the nacelle and nose gear tunnel were then cleaned (again!!!), then sent out for prime and paint for durability. Good looks are important here also.