Like the 150 or so other folks I gave back my XP-400 engine. I’m happy Superior is doing this but it still breaks my heart a little. I had grown fond of that bruiser, even though it had never taken flight.
Took everything off the engine and hauled it up to their offices about 30 minutes away. Got a nice tour of the facility while I was there. My engine is now at Barrett where they will make an IO-390 out of it with a new crank, pistons, etc. Reusing the case will allow me to reinstall with minimal fuss. Knowing that I won’t have to make another set of baffles is fine with me.