I would like to have a 233, 234 or O200, however I can't afford those options. I do happen to have access to an O290 for a reasonable price. It is sitting in my garage. It is a converted GPU. It was converted years ago by a local FBO, with a good reputation to an O290D. I do have concerns about the weight and moment arm. Can anyone give me some information or the name of someone I can contact for information as to engine mount, position, firewall and cowling. I have discerned that the Kitfox cowl for the O235 should work since the O290 and O235 are rumored to be close to identical in physical size. I have contacted "Kitfox" and was told their 235 mount is dynafocal. My O290 is conical so even if the mount holes were the same distance apart they would not line up. It would be great if I could speak with someone who has one flying or had one that they flew.
Thank You. Dave