We bought a Continental O-300D core and overhauled it. Added new Slick Mags, a new carburator and had Aircraft
Exhaust Specialties make up a new stainless exhaust. We called it the "Joe Gold" overhaul. We liked the -D engine for the
key starter and we were able to add on a vacuum pump.
We had Leather Specialties in Georgetown sew up the leather interrior and make the carpets. They
also made leather stick boots to match. Looks and smells expensive.
We were able to get a new panel blank from the Swift Foundation. I had a local machine shop water jet cut
all the holes for the instruments, radios and switches. We installed the stick mod from Thomason Aircraft Products and in
the STC paperwork, it allowed us to install a throttle quadrant on the left side. Although to keep from having to placard
the panel "solo left seat only" (it only has brakes on the left side) we had to add a throttle in the center of the panel
and piggyback it at the carburator arm. It works just great.