Pre-J Mooney Mods (Under Construction)

    By Richard Zephro

    Alrighty then. Let’s talk some about modifications, particularly the earlier models. I am often asked which mods I would recommend for the best speed increase and I rarely have a set answer.

    Can you imagine the “Zef” not having a set answer?!

    Well, there is a good reason for it. You see, Mooneys are all hand built and they’re all a tad bit different plane to plane and I have seen some planes really benefit speed wise to the so-called speed mods while others show a negligible difference.

    I know it sounds weird, but we experimented with that and of course have flown Mooneys with every combination of modifications imaginable, in fact one year, oh back at around the early 90’s I represented Southwest Texas Aviation’s 1965 M20E for marketing.…