New intro and upgrade C172H
Good to be here with all the wealth of knowledge. Proud owner of an "H" model of the last month of Continental 6s. On my relocation from CT to TX, fit began to leak its life-blood to the atmosphere (not catastrophically), indicating significant dollar outlay soon. My wife and I determined a new engine was the way to go ($) and we found that Franklin has an STC for their 6A-350 (220hp !) in essentially the same size package. Total Franklin STC $ is still less than overhaul or new Conti or Lycom STC to 180hp. Arguments for and against regarding all options are floated by many, however, the sheet balances fairly evenly leaving a big determinant called money...anyone have any advice on the Franklin (I have a lot already on the Conti/Lycom side).