some pics of my Vair conversion

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  1. Feb 27, 2005 #1

    N74DV

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    so far I have about 16 hours on this engine (not flight hours). I love it!

    It sounds great and once it gets above 1000 rpm it smooths out so much that you'd swear it was an electric motor! no vibes at all.

    hoping to have the project flying later this year.

    here's the engine as I bought it for $150.

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    and here it is after the rebuild

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    firewall forward complete

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  2. Feb 27, 2005 #2

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Oct 17, 2005 #3

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    What kind of Carb do you have on top?

    Bob
     
  4. Oct 17, 2005 #4

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    Nice! What did the total conversion set you back? That is, $150 core to 'on the firewall' as you show last.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2005 #5

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    AeroCarb

    Bob - he is using an AeroCarb on it - same as I use on my O-290-D. Very nice, simple unit.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2005 #6

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    thats an AeroCarb but I have since changed to an updraft Stromberg NAS 3A1.

    All totalled I have about $6500 in the engine. that includes prop and carb.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2005 #7

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    No reduction needed, huh? I don't see a PSRU.
     
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    nope.. no reduction needed. Direct drive. My Corvair conversion with an OT-10 cam will make a little over 100hp power in the 2800-3300 rpm range which means a prop size of 52-66" works nicely direct drive.
     
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    Nice! What size Airo card is that?
     
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    That's an absolutely beautiful engine. Did it cost you much extra to go with the "dressy" looking parts, or is that just the basic kind of stuff that's available for those? I'd be kind of interested in seeing just how that 6500 breaks down.
     
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    That is one sweet looking engine you have there. One to be proud of for sure.
     
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    It looks like you went with the 5th bearing conversion, right?
     
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    It looks like that one doesn't have a 5th bearing. That engine looks like it just has a cutaway bell housing.

    I took these photos at a local fly in at the Barber airport in Alliance, Ohio. This is a 5th bearing as manufactured by Roy Szarafinski from http://roysgarage.com. One of three different 5th bearings that I know about.



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    In the original engine there appears to be a app. 1" block shaped to match the front cover between the Corvair block and the remodelled seal housing. It resembles pictures of Wynn's rigup. Not sure though?
     
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    Here are the 5th bearings that I am aware of:
     

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    On closer examination I realized I mistook the block edge in the top photo as something else. The split for the case is quite evident.

    That engine is a work of art though. The attention to detail and the component choices make it a real beauty.

    Let us know how the plane performs. After seeing the engine it must be a very well built airframe.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2011 #17

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    any sites or links for 5th bearings that are currently available and price. would like to run one on my corvair powered kr2.
     
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    Where did you get your Mark Langford style top cover?
     

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