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Last week I came across a gentleman that was selling sheets of 6061-T6 (12 - 0.016, 4 - 0.025, 1 - 0.032 and 1 - 0.040 all sheets are 12'x4') and a Corvair engine. As luck would have it he lives only 20 miles from me! My son and I went last Saturday to get it all and bring it back home. On Monday I sent off an order fo William Wynne's Corvair conversion manual and his engine disassembly DVD. Finally I'll be able to start doing something directly related to building. It's nice doing stuff to prepare to build airplane stuff, but it's not the same as actually building. What I'll do first is disassemble the engine and clean it up (I still need to build a workbench so the sheet metal will have to wait a little longer). I won't build the engine until it is needed. I don't want to have a fully built engine sit for years. I'll clean up the parts, spray them with oil to prevent rust and store them in rubbermaid containers for now.