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Lycoming IO233

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 10:19pm 18 Comments

Have ordered an IO233 for $23K due in 60 days. Is anyone out there also going with this engine? Would like to share in the design of this installation.

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At 12:04pm on March 16, 2014, Thomas Palmer said…


I am ready for DAR inspection now as well.  Lots to discuss.

give me a call 502-419-0796 or email

Thomas Palmer


At 5:43pm on September 7, 2011, Thomas Palmer said…


I got my IO-233 last week. It is bolted in now but there is a problem with the fuel pump.  the overboard orifice needs to be reclocked from the 7 o'clock position to the 4 o'clock position. I am waiting on Lycoming to get thie done.  Do you have any word on a ship date for your engine?

At 8:32am on February 4, 2011, Joseph Begany said…


I thought that a Lycoming was not practiccal on the 750 so I haven't really looked at them.  Since I joined this forum I have noticed that there are several people working with a Lycoming engine.  What kind of flying weight do you expect?  Couldn't install a better engine but the weight has to be critical.  Thanks for your time.

Joe Begany, Elyria, OH

At 7:42am on December 23, 2010, Thomas Palmer said…


Looks like you live in a cool area.  Do you fly your 701 off Bass Lake?

At 9:53am on December 15, 2010, Thomas Palmer said…


Would like to discuss your IO-233 installations plans.  I have a fuel system schematic and am considering the best boost pump to use in this installation. 

I had my plane almost done when I went to Oskosh and learned about the Edition 2 750.  I spent the next 2 months upgrading my plane to Edition 2.  That was hard to disassemble and complete that, but I am glad I did.  I have a Zenith supplied engine mount (installed) which is dynafocal and a Zenith supplied cowl.  If you would like the fuel system schematic, let me know.

Tom Palmer



At 6:18pm on December 2, 2010, Ken Ryan said…
Thanks Ron. Just sent him a message.

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