Lycoming entered the light-aircraft engine field early in 1938 with the introduction of the air-cooled, four-cylinder, horizontally opposed O-145 engine. Along with Continental and Franklin, Lycoming was a basic provider of engines for the ubiquitous bright yellow Piper Cub, which sold for less than $2,000 and was synonymous with small general aviation aircraft for many years.
Appearing in 1939, the O-145-B2 provided the highest power of Lycoming's three engine models. It powered such aircraft as the Piper J3L-65, Taylorcraft BL-12-65, and Mooney M-18 Mite.
Exchange with the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Length 62.6 cm (24.63 in.), Width 75.1 cm (29.56 in.), Height 52.3 cm (20.59 in.)
In 1989, this engine was given an overall finish of black lacquer with the propeller hub finished in aluminum powdered acrylic enamel paint.
Type: Horizontally-opposed, 4 cylinders, air cooled
Power rating: 48 kW (65 hp) at 2,550 rpm
Displacement: 2.4 L (145 cu in)
Weight: 75.3 kg (166 lb)
Manufacturer: Lycoming Manufacturing Co., Williamsport, Pa.
Complete; black; on stand.