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I have a Lycoming IO-320 170hp in my Magnum. I have high compression heads and dual Lightspeed electronic ignition.

4 blade warp drive 74" prop.

I love it.

Any other lycomings out there?

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I have a Lycoming IO-320 17hp in my Magnum. I have high compression heads and dual Lightspeed electronic ignition.

4 blade warp drive 74" prop.

I love it.

Any other lycomings out there?

Hey Mike, welcome aboard.

You must have the really low compression heads. 17 hp must push your TBO out to about 2,000,000 hrs :dunno::lol:

Do you have any idea how much your pulling with that prop? I had a 032 on my Pacer with an 82X41 on it. That is what most of the cub guys run on them up here for pure pulling power on takeoff. well, anywhere from a 41 to a 44 depending on what is available at the time of order :lol:

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I know this post is pretty old. I was looking for someone who has installed an electronic ignition / fuel injection system on his Lycoming. However - I do have a O 320 D1A in my Avid Magnum. That means high compression and 160 HP. Captmikem in case you're still in this forum, let me know...

 

Spornradler

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     Hi guys  I have a deposit on a magnum kit and will be looking to get an engine, 0-320 150hp is sapose to be good But 

would the 160 hp weight be more 

thx rjg 

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The simple answer is no. But there are many variations of each engine which will affect the weight.

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My Magnum has a 150 Lycoming. The plane weighs just over 1000 LB and performance is fantastic.

160 would be more HP and since I never flew behind 160 HP i can't really tell anyone just how much better it would be. However the 150 performed beyond my hopes or expectations.

I would not want a 160 on my plane because it will not run on ethanol free regular autogas like the 150 will. For me that alone is a good enough reason to forego the additional 10 HP.

That is just my opinion and certainly not anyone else's point of view! :-)

Chris

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