Superior’s reintroduction of the popular cylinders gives owners of classic 1940’s era Piper Cubs, Aeronca Champions, Ercoupes, Taylorcrafts and other types a much more reliable and cost-effective alternative to rebuilding worn out cylinders.
Scott Hayes, VP, Sales and Marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced that the company has begun delivering factory-new Millennium Cylinders for the popular Continental Motors O-170/A65 engine.
“The reintroduction of the Superior A65 cylinder is in direct response to countless requests from aircraft owners and engine shops to bring this popular cylinder back into production,” Hayes said. “Owners of many classic Continental-powered aircraft are spending tens-of-thousands of dollars restoring these great airplanes only to be faced with the problems of rebuilding cylinders that should have been retired years ago.”
Hayes explained that the complete FAA STC’d cylinder rebuilding kit includes only factory new parts and comes with four Superior Millennium Cylinders, valves, springs, pistons, rings, gaskets, valve covers and the STC documentation.
“For a list price of $5,895, engine rebuilders get everything they need to assemble four, factory new cylinders at a price that is in-line with the cost of doing a first-class overhaul of legacy OEM cylinders – if they can still find them,” he said. “With the reintroduction of the new O-170/A65 cylinders, Superior continues its fifty-plus year commitment to making flying safer and more affordable.”
“With nearly three-quarters of a million Superior Millennium Cylinders delivered, they are by far the most popular brand of FAA PMA’d aftermarket cylinders for Lycoming and CMI engines,” Hayes said.
Superior Air Parts Millennium Cylinders for Continental Motors O-170-A65 engines are available through Superior’s Authorized Dealer Network.