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    Default Franklin 220

    What is the current parts availability for this engine?

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    Years ago there was a place down in Texas I believe that had parts available. I also talked to a guy at Sun-n-fun this spring that was making new Franklin engines also. I don't remember where he was located either, sorry. I would do a search for it on Google and see what you find there. Sorry I'm not any more help.
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    There is a reason those two planes on Alaskas List have not sold yet. I would love to run a 200 + HP C-172 as a Float Trainer. But I am not willing to play Where's Waldo with Franklin Parts.
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    Supposedly PZL in Poland is back in production with the Franklin 220 under the name Franklin Aircraft Engines. However they have not updated their website in over a year. http://franklinengines.ovh.org/ A while back I was told by e-mail from Franklin Poland that new crankshafts were available. You can check with Franklin Engine Company in Jewett Texas at http://www.franklinparts.com/ . There is also a new company, Franklin Aerospace trying to restart Franklin engine production in the US http://www.franklinaerospace.us/
    I hope someone does finally get the Franklins back into production because they are good engines. I also happen to have a 220 Franklin sitting in my garage waiting to go on to an experimental project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    There is a reason those two planes on Alaskas List have not sold yet. I would love to run a 200 + HP C-172 as a Float Trainer. But I am not willing to play Where's Waldo with Franklin Parts.
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