Before & After

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Before & After

Postby N74DV » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:05 pm

Here's the engine I bought in August 2002. This guy near me sold it to me for $150.

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$5500, 18 months later and completely rebuilt this is how it looks:

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Postby Sean_Caranna » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:30 pm

Very Nice. I really like the rear starter configuration. As this engine is heavier than what the VP-2 I'm building usually use, I need to not only keep my corvair light but keep it's weight as far aft as I can.
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Postby N74DV » Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:52 am

going with a rear starter makes the engine heavier.... mainly because the stock oil system must be modified. The starter gets in the way of the oil cooler and sometimes the oil filter. Look at a rear start engine to weigh at least 10lb heavier.

A stock oil system with front start is generally the best way to go if you are concerned with weight.
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Postby Sean_Caranna » Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:04 am

Why did you go with the rear starter if it adds weight? Is that a standard setup for the aircamper?
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lovely angine but

Postby bazdavis » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:28 am

I see you have no harmonic balancer are you not worried about torsional vibration snapping your crankshaft? this is from an old motor mechanic who's seen it happen sorry for the critisism of a very beautiful engine rebuild. :shock:
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Postby Sean_Caranna » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:13 pm

There have been some broken cranks on these types of engines when using an extended prop hub and one case /i know of in a 3100cc engine.  See: http://home.hiwaay.net/~langford/corvai ... oblem.html

No problems that I'm aware of with the stock lenght ones sold be William Wynne at http://www.flycorvair.com/
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