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New Zenith nosegear shock absorber system for Corvair engine only

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Banahan Jul 30, 2019. 3 Replies

I recently purchased the new Zenith rubber donut system and wanted to share a couple of observations.1.  For those on the fence about the upgrade there are a couple of considerations.  If you haven't…Continue

Flange for Marvel Schebler MA-3SPA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Johnson Apr 8, 2019. 3 Replies

If you are using the above carb you will need a flange to attach the SCAT hose to the air intake.  A poster in the general discussion group came up with an inexpensive solution.  Part # 10350-10 at…Continue

Fuel filters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Pustell Mar 18, 2019. 3 Replies

In the Corvair world what have others used for fuel filters?  I'm approaching inspection and first flight and plan to use a Summit Racing 40 micron in-line filter.  How will this affect fuel flow.…Continue

Timing total advance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Miller Apr 4, 2019. 4 Replies

I see that WW's latest recommendation is for 26 degrees total advance.  On my distributor the numbers are  600-16-2600.  I believe that I want 16 degrees static advance at 600 rpm and have 26 degrees…Continue


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New Zenith nosegear shock absorber system for Corvair engine only

I recently purchased the new Zenith rubber donut system and wanted to share a couple of observations.1.  For those on the fence about the upgrade there are a couple of considerations.  If you haven't installed your Corvair engine mount yet, definitely upgrade before installing the engine mount while it's still about a 30 minute job.  I have about 15 hours on my Cruzer when the bungee cord failed.  I don't know why it failed I suspect it dry rotted during my 4 year 3 month build.  It's easier to…See More
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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
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No Experience
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Private Pilot, Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
500 hours ASEL just ordered 750 Cruzer 12/8/14. Hope to start in February 2015. Done 5/19 and flying. Down for condition inspection 6/12/20.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 1:52pm on June 6, 2020, Mark Schleier said…

Hello David, my name is Mark Schleier and I am building a 750 cruiser with the 3.0 Corvair engine as well. I would love to talk to you about your build and my build if you are available. You can text or call me at 706-436–3553. I lack just a couple of weeks on the fuselage and then I will be ready to start final assembly and work towards the first engine start. And my airplane is located in Charlotte North Carolina. Thanks David

At 7:00pm on June 7, 2018, T.Y. said…

Thanks David

At 6:35pm on May 22, 2018, Harold Bickford said…

I'd check with WW on the timing gauge mark, Dave.

At 8:03am on February 19, 2018, Wayne Brazinski said…

Hi Dave!

I hope you are doing well.  I'm getting soooo close now it hurts!  Let me know if I can help - 630-675-9103 is my mobile.  Feel free to text/call.


At 9:14am on December 18, 2017, Harold Bickford said…

Hi David,

Had our tech counselor give the schematic a look. He thought it had the basic elements. Beyond that following the 2014 manual or contacting WW would be the best approach.


At 8:08am on April 23, 2015, Harold Bickford said…

Hi David,

Glad we're connected; the workshop was an eye opener in terms of the project.

We have a 750 STOL kit in the shop with the horizontal and elevator in work. Also the Piet project underway. I found another Corvair core so here we go. The 3 liter we've started will go in the 750.

We can be reached at 402-274-7530, 402-274-8038(cells) or 402-274-6639.


Harold and Edi

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