I am contemplating converting my 1946 Chief from an A-65-8 to a C-85-12 since I have to remove the A-65 for a bearing failure. My wife hates my having to hand-prop, and on chilly days, I don't like it much, either. Having an electrical system for powering radio and GPS would be great, too.
I would like to hear from anyone who has converted under the Lasher STC-- any installation issues? Any interference w/ firewall? Weight and balance issues? Where did you put the battery? Any stories I ought to hear would be most appreciated. Note that my airplane has the larger dorsal fin and modified firewall, as if it were converted at some time in the distant "logs-lost" past.