Corvair car engine powered STOL airplane
This is a corvair auto conversion in the Zenair STOL CH 701 kit airplane from Zenith Aircraft Co., built and flown with the help of flywithgus.com of edgewater, florida.
Scale Running Model Harley Panhead Engine by Ron Colonna
Bore: 1 5/16 in.
Stroke: 1 1/2 in.
Two Cylinder Four Cycle
No Castings Used
This engine was scratch built to a scale of 2/5ths or 40% of full size. The bottom end was taken from a drawing of a Knuckelhead engine that I puchased on e-bay. The top end was patterned after photos taken from e-bay of Harley parts for sale. I also bought a Harley repair manual that helped with the oil system. The crankcase was split into three sections instead of the usual two for ease of machining. The ignition is solid state and I use a GM coil which fires the two plugs simultaneously. Timing is advanced and retarded with the timer body. Two rotating magnets fire a Hall effect device at the proper times as per full sized points. The engine is large enough to produce that lovely V-twin sound.
Corvair powered Wagabond airplane
Dave "The Bear" Vargesko's Corvair powered Wagabond N707SV is shown in flight. He built both engine and airframe from plans. Dave works in William Wynne's shop, aka FlyCorvair.com.
Sexy 65 Corvair TV Commercial
Looks like the model's the one that's unsafe at any speed in this intro ad for the redesigned '65 Corvair. Just imagine this one running on Bonanza in the fall of '64.
And for the best drives in your classic Corvair, go to http://www.weekenddriver.com/ ... the Weekend Driver website!
The 1965 Shelby Corvair Myth
Remember the rumor that Shelby did a little side work (just prior to the Mustang) for Chevy on 20 Corvairs, "Type LT"?, for the long ago defunct Mexican race series known as "IRAM"? International Race Association de Mexico?
UPDATE! 2008, July...
The only known survivor is found! What hype! Incredible. ;-)
-- HAHAHA - just kidding :)
Music from Fort Collins, Colorado band GIVE 'ER HELL'S new CD - "SLEAZY RIDER"
Song: "ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE ME OR DO YOU ALWAYS SMELL LIKE THAT?"