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    Shipping 0-320

    How do most folks ship a 0-320 ?

    Crates just don't seem to be available so I guess you build one up ?

    Wondering what works and what doesn't.

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    Anyo e buying a new Lycoming will have a perfect crate to toss. Wood platform and the lid is 5-sided reinforced cardboard. Lighter than a full wood crate and surprisingly sturdy.
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    You would think you could get a crate around here but you can't. I've asked around, 6 cylinder continentals I can find a crate for but not a 4 cylinder lycoming.
    Since getting a factory built lycoming now usually means a core goes back, extra crates just aren't plentiful.
    Heard you can take a pallet, put a tide on it and sit the engine on that, strap it down and build a box over it but wanted to know what others did.

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    I had one shipped to me on a tire and it worked fine. Another came with foam blocks like Stewart pictured. The key is the flywheel mount pictured above and straps from the top engine mounts to the lower crate. 1/2 inch plywood sides and top all screwed together. Flywheel mount can be plywood also.

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    ULINE has them. You can also call Kenny at Lycon (or any engine shop for that matter) and he might have time to have one shipped to you for not much $$.
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    On a pallet with a tire under it works well. I’ve sent several engines over to Israel that way. Just be sure it is strapped down well.


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    Lycoming uses styrofoam blocks and nylon strapping to secure the engine to the platform, them boxes that and straps it to a pallet. Very secure. Building the box is simple. Attaching it to the platform is what does the work.
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    I second the U-Line Crate that Lycon utilizes, they could have easily repackaged my engine in the factory crate but when I saw how they do it I was convinced.

    Wood Shipping Crates, Plywood Shipping Boxes in Stock - ULINE
    But you would have to acquire or construct the metal mount brackets for securing it to the crate.
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    Stewartb; how big was your smile when you unwrapped that package? And the dreams of adventure that were to be powered by that engine?

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    It’s a fun engine but these pictures were meant to help Stalledout see the important part of the crate. Lycoming does it well. The cardboard top had a 1x2 skeleton in it and it made the long trip in perfect shape. The last Continental I got had a crate made of 2x lumber. The crate weighed as much as the engine. Alaskans are conscious of freight costs and paying for an overkill crate ads up fast.
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