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Looking for a aircraft engine builder..... I see alot of Gary Armstrongs motors on SA for sale, anyone know bout his work?
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Jr. Jurnigan

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There is quite a few excellent aircraft engine builders and yes Gary is an excellent one also. Speed Wheelie,Gary Barber, Moores Aircraft, Schmidt, Jurnigan to name a few and there are more that I am sure folks will chime in on.
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Warrior....steve is great also, he is on the east coast
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Each builder seems to specialize a little. So the question is what are you looking to have built. Speed is known for continentals. Jr. is known for lycomings. Gary is known for lycomings. However that doesnt mean they wont build either. It just means they are known for something. Call around and talk to them. There are still some honest builders that will actually refer you to someone else if they dont feel like they are the best person to do the work for you.

Also keep in mind the location of the builder. Its really nice if you have to take an engine back to be tuned or looked at to be close to the builder. Beats driving a long distance with the price of gas these days.

To answer your question Gary is a great guy. Hes redoing a 200 for my buddy right now. The engine was a 180 s/v that Gary took in on trade and sold to my buddy. When he wanted to uprgade Gary made him a heck of a deal. Garys is actually gonna do some work on my Continental. I know he just finished building a 520 for a guy in Plam Beach. So yeah I have no problem reccomending him to someone. Give him a call.
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Tom Jeffords (Speed Wheelie) IMO is as honest as they come!
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was at speeds last week nothing but lycomings on the motor stands, they do break more than the continitals :lol:

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Central cylinder in omaha Ne. is one of the best in the country. The guys that work there are all into airboats and help out everyone with any problems around here. Twister69z is on sa alot helping people out with questions. It realy isnt that expensive to ship a engine, It might be worth sending him a pm to see if he has a engine you might be entrested in.

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My brother in law has been running a Gary Armstrong 540 for about a year now. He couldn't be happier...

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gary armstrong is second to none! he is very good fair priced and quick!
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jr. jurnigan

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Gary armstrong, ive seen plenty of his motors doing awesome.
Steve Lurie at warrior aircraft in palm city, performance airboats puts his engines on all their boats, I think that alone speaks WORLDS about his work!
Jr jurnigan, speedwheelie, outlaw aircraft, stanley airboats, etc etc!!
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Shane Bowie rebuilt my 260 hp 0540. Great job he's in Melrose.

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Gary barber stand up guy for sure built my st valve 540 absolutely love it

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JR. Jurnigan and Gary Armstrong are both excellent choices. We have had engine work and other miscellaneous things done by them and couldn't be happier. They are very honest people. We currently run one built by each of them.
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Where is Gary based out of?

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Gary is out of okee and is the man. He builds a jam up motor. I have several buddies with his motors and my new 540 he is building should be done within a week or 2.

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Wally Moore, best in the business. This is in the truest sense of the word *you get what ya pay for* Wally don't take short cuts, look at an engine he built 10 yrs prior. You won't see a oil leaking smoking pos.

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Danny Emmons out of fellsmere.fl is a great guy and excellent builder

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Back to the thread....

He's retired now, but I'm really surprised that no one has mentioned Mr. Jim Lauderdale, yet. You wouldn't alot of bells and whistles but you damn sure got some high quality, professional workmanship. Russell apprenticed with him a while, down in Bushnell.
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