looking to purchase my first plane and have been doing a lot of reading trying to educate myself the best i can (kinda dangerous, i know). i have found that i am quite partial to the stinson's and it seems as though the biggest drawback is parts availability for the franklin engines. it did seem as though there was some scuttlebutt of some companies that were trying to get off the ground (bad pun) in producing parts for the franklins; however, most of what i read were from resources that i would consider dated. i ask because i like what i have read regarding the 220 franklin conversion for the stinsons but i don't want to get myself in a bind in trying get parts.
anyway, i appreciate any help and advice. thanks.