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  • Lycoming O-145 Parts

    Anybody sitting on, or have a source for Lycoming O-145 parts? Particularly the head gaskets and pushrod tube seals. Anybody have any experience making these from automotive parts?

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    Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

    Search this site using the search tool. Few years ago someone figured out what copper gasket could replace the head gasket. I think it was an AN part.

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    • #3
      Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

      Check the size you need. The numbers are AN900-XX or the MS35769-XX. The MS35769 rings are available in the -92 size,4" ID with a 4 1/4" OD. Any larger might need a special order.
      Make the special wrenches you need to keep the head nuts tight. Check them at each 20hrs or Annual. If you want to keep running this engine you're going to have to get creative with finding the parts.
      EO

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      • #4
        Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

        You might check with JP Hackenberg for parts.

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        • #5
          Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

          I have been able to get ahold of Hackenburg (nervous to hear what they charge). It seems the AN900-60 and MS35769-88 are also unavailable. I tried the Toyota Forerunner headgasket as I read about on another forum. It fits but is too thin.

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          • #6
            Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

            Have a soft sold copper sheet of the right thickness water jetted out, that is what they do on certain race cars, the you have to get a piece of stainless wire to use as a fire ring by placing it inside of the copper hole if you want to use it as a head gasket. Tim
            N29787
            '41 BC12-65

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            • #7
              Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

              Originally posted by astjp2 View Post
              Have a soft sold copper sheet of the right thickness water jetted out, that is what they do on certain race cars, the you have to get a piece of stainless wire to use as a fire ring by placing it inside of the copper hole if you want to use it as a head gasket. Tim
              Sorry but Totally wrong I should have 2 sets of new fire rings & 12 O-145s from a parts one to ready to fly. Anyone wanting all or part please contact me as they're all going to go. Thanks! Eric
              Eric Richardson
              1938 Taylor-Young
              Model BL NC20426
              "Life's great in my '38"
              & Taylorcoupe N2806W
              TF#634

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              • #8
                Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                Each cyl takes 2 alum head gaskets & 1 fire ring. it will not work with 1 copper head gasket or a solid copper fire ring as the ring is a crush gasket. I've seen people try both these & they never last. The 2 alum head gaskets move against each other because the head expands much faster than the cast iron cylinder made 1 pc with the case. I never had a head bolt loosen. If people read the instuctions to support the exhaust & adjust the solid lifters every 100 hours or at annual you'll have no problem with this engines.
                Last edited by flylo; 03-06-2017, 23:20.
                Eric Richardson
                1938 Taylor-Young
                Model BL NC20426
                "Life's great in my '38"
                & Taylorcoupe N2806W
                TF#634

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                • #9
                  Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                  ok, but they still can be made if someone has the dimensions. We have a 70 ton mechanical punch press at work that could build a lifetime supply in about an hour....once you have the tooling
                  N29787
                  '41 BC12-65

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                    Are you talking fire rings or head gaskets? Yes alum head gaskets but fire rings are copper wrapped asbestos made to crush. I have 3 punch presses, an ironworker & 2 complete machines shops I'm selling also.
                    Eric Richardson
                    1938 Taylor-Young
                    Model BL NC20426
                    "Life's great in my '38"
                    & Taylorcoupe N2806W
                    TF#634

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                    • #11
                      Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                      A suggestion, if you didn't want to make one at a fab shop is a gasket company named Cometic

                      http://www.cometic.com/p-35446-custom-gaskets.html
                      800-752-9850

                      I belong to a Buick club and some of the members have used them. Can't hurt to call as they may have something better or can make up the equal to the OEM "stack" as owner produced part.
                      Mark
                      1945 BC12-D
                      N39911, #6564

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                      • #12
                        Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                        I hope I didn't come off as rude as I didn't mean to but I have several hundred hours behind these little orphaned engines & they are fine smooth running, long lasting engines if you treat them as intended. Asbestos moratorium is over & can be used as long as it's encapsulated so having them made is a viable idea. Good Luck!
                        Eric Richardson
                        1938 Taylor-Young
                        Model BL NC20426
                        "Life's great in my '38"
                        & Taylorcoupe N2806W
                        TF#634

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                        • #13
                          Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                          Originally posted by flylo View Post
                          Sorry but Totally wrong I should have 2 sets of new fire rings & 12 O-145s from a parts one to ready to fly. Anyone wanting all or part please contact me as they're all going to go. Thanks! Eric
                          I sent you a private message.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                            Originally posted by flylo View Post
                            Each cyl takes 2 alum head gaskets & 1 fire ring. it will not work with 1 copper head gasket or a solid copper fire ring as the ring is a crush gasket. I've seen people try both these & they never last. The 2 alum head gaskets move against each other because the head expands much faster than the cast iron cylinder made 1 pc with the case. I never had a head bolt loosen. If people read the instuctions to support the exhaust & adjust the solid lifters every 100 hours or at annual you'll have no problem with this engines.
                            Excellent information Eric. Since you have considerable experience with the Lycoming, what do you gap your plugs at, and what oil are you running? I would be interest in any 145 parts in good shape.
                            Thanks, Larry

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                            • #15
                              Re: Lycoming O-145 Parts

                              I have a O-145-A2, ser#129, date of manufacture 4-1940. 55hp@2550, TT1349.4--SMOH696.0hrs. Bendix sf4 mags with new coils at 681.0 hrs smoh. A few gaskets and a book on engine. Also have a home made beading tool to swedge the exhaust stubs in the heads. Have the log books also. Make me a offer if interested. I live 40 mile south of Toledo, Ohio at Findlay. I could bring it to OSH in July or you can pick up here. Last I looked at the cam it was good shape. Weak spot on these engines. How ever that was about 15 years ago when I was still flying it. It was pickled and been sitting since.

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