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08 Jun 2023 23:56 #1 by Warren Hampton
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Fresno plates need a lot of stamping, Ware as other on the net for C85s need less. Most upgrade I have seen are 85 stamped over the 75. Plus, check casting number on the intake web block My brother got dragged in on one that was still for a 75 it had got wrecked and FAA was looking for why.

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17 May 2023 00:13 #2 by Edward Moore
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Since its your first annual, etc, your mechanic may not be familiar with the process of changing a data plate. Suggest he call DIVCO, and discuss procedure - they have to do it when changing an engine case that is beyond repair, etc. Just explain to them reason - it's not a teardown. 2c

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16 May 2023 23:58 #3 by Edward Moore
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If all you need is a new correct/updated data plate. Check with FRESNO, if IIRC, I think they use to advertise the blanks ( they looked just like the OEM). You can use the dies and stamp appropriately and, of course, note in engine lob book with justification.

Years ago, if one had a damaged one, IIRC, that "TCM", would provide a replacement but required a letter from FAA authorizing.
FWIW

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16 May 2023 19:05 #4 by Jerome Carncross
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There are entries in the logbook for the carb upgrade (Marvel Schebler) and retuning for 85 hp.  Subsequent entries continue to identify as C-75.  But the prop has been shortened to 69.5 " and the engine turns 2450 rpm in cruise.

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16 May 2023 18:26 #5 by Larry Snyder
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How did you discover the upgrade? There’s no visible difference except for the data plate.

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16 May 2023 18:21 #6 by Jerome Carncross
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During my first annual inspection on my 1947 415C we have found the engine has been upgraded to 85 hp.  However, the Type Certificate and the specified Service Bulletin (M47-16) indicate the engine data plate has to be changed to C85-12F with the existing serial number.  Continental Motors will not make a new data plate for the upgrade.

Does anyone know of an alternative to this situation.  My A&P/IA is reluctant to sign off on the current configuration.

Thank-you

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