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Corvair Short Block

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

 

fast weekend trip- BWI to JAX - rental car to WW for my 2850cc and

Dan's new crank w/5th bearing - nice visit w/WW but too short- fast drive home

Fred Schutt

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At 8:39pm on February 19, 2015, Timothy E Kinney said…

Hey Fred!

    I finally got the cylinders in the mail from WW. No pistons or con rods though. That was several months ago. No word from him either. How much did the heads cost? How long is Mark backlogged. Did he say why he doesn't get the heads out? He's had mine for almost 2 years. How can those guys stay in business?

           I wonder if I pissed them off or something?

                            Lesson learned, never pay in advance.

                                           Tim

At 10:57pm on February 17, 2015, Brian A Manlove said…

Fred - I made the nosebowl trim rings by re-engineering a couple of recessed light trim rings.  I figured out a way to bend the flange so that the curve matches up with the contour of the nosebowl.  They're spun aluminum.  The spinner is a Vans FP-13 (13") fiberglass spinner -  the one recommended by WW.

At 8:37pm on November 21, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

   It felt like the pride of having a baby until I remembered it didn't take any brains to procreate!

At 9:21pm on November 16, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

Passed checkride today. Finally! I failed on one aspect of my first ride and had to come back to do it over. It was such a bummer to have to wait so long to finish up!

     What a feeling to be called a Pilot!

         Tim K

At 12:20am on October 30, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

I'm sitting for the checkride Saturday. Wish me luck.

At 3:23pm on October 18, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

   Any word Back from WW yet?

At 11:49pm on October 13, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

     I wish you luck. I feel that if I get too aggressive with him then I'll be blacklisted.

   He said that he'd ship me the stuff in a month. I'm giving him until I pass my check ride on the 26th(fingers crossed). I don't have the mental energy to do battle with so much on the line in the near future. Keep in touch!

             Tim K

         BTW I bet he'd respond from people like Zenith since they sponsored him at the factor????

At 1:29am on October 6, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

  I ordered the whole deal from him August of 13. He owes me the intake and exhaust, distributor, pistons, cylinders and rods and probably some other stuff as well. Its hard to keep up on exactly what he sent and didn't.

At 9:11pm on September 20, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

Like I said, I'm at a year for my distributor. I'm studying for my private pilot written for next Saturday. My check ride in 2 or three weeks.  I'm going to get a whole lot more interested in the supply issues when I'm done. I wonder if Zenith would like to know about our issues since they are hosting them for the CC?

                                      Tim

At 11:29pm on September 18, 2014, Timothy E Kinney said…

      According to WW there is a 'approved' machinist in Florida that Dan or William can hook us up with.

WW said he would try to stockpile the heads in his shop as well. I'd call Dan W to confirm though. I have lost faith in Mark P.

 
 
 

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