So I had contacted Penn Yan Aero for a quote for a rebuilt engine when getting other quotes. Got this reply a bit before noon today:
Thank you for contacting Penn Yan Aero for your engine needs. Unfortunately due to a lack of parts and cylinder availability lead times are currently longer than 1 year making price quoting impossible at this time.
Penn Yan Aero
2499 Bath Rd.
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone:315-536-2333 ext 7235
So the parts issue is everywhere, even amongst the (arguably) best airplane engine service folks in the world.
Thanks, everyone, for your suggestion, but I had already contacted them. Either way they can’t help me in a timeframe that I can accept, so I am looking for other avenues.
Seems that Brandon and his people have broken nearly everything in this country, doesn’t it?