I've got a 20 year old 914 that is new in a box, has never been started except maybe in the factory, that is going on my 750 Cruzer in due course. I would like to know if the firewall is the same between the 750 and the 750 Cruzer, think its a silly question but I need it verified. I also am keen to know if there is any pitfalls or things I can manage now in the choices I make with Skytek of Canada for my FWF kit. It seems like there is a fair bit involved and I only have one shot at getting it right the first time, from Canada out to Australia one way is going to cost enough, let alone if something isn't right, you'd probably resort to throwing it away. So, the ring mount is already on my engine in the box, I don't know whether that ever changed or whether it'll mate to whatever Skytek send me. If anyone has gone down the FWF path from Skytek and has a few minutes, I'd love to speak off list. My email is 



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Hi Jim and Amelia,

I know I’m playing with fire, but it’s worth over $50K AUD/35K US, at a guess new price. So, I have a dilemma. I will be returning it to service in a controlled manner, and might be using creative techniques prior to turning it over. I’m happy to spend money on it, logically, but not happy to be ripped off, a common thing in this circumstance. I won’t be splitting the case unless corrosion is found elsewhere. I am reassured the likelihood of corrosion is low. Thanks for the advice, Rotax product liability being the main message in those documents, at which point they can wipe their hands of things. 

If it turns to ?????, I’ll go buy probably a Viking. 🤷


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