William Wynne

The Corvair Authority
P.O. Box 290802
Port Orange, FL 32129-0802

Corvair Conversion Manual Photos

110hp Corvair engine as removed from automobile.
Safety shaft as installed in the Corvair crankshaft. Hole in the shaft is to cotter pin the castle nut. Good photo of front end cover installed on engine.
Front end cover made from stock Corvair bell housing
Two Corvair crankshafts: Top flange installed, bottom with flange pressed off.
Front end cover construction. Pieces are parts of the bell housing that have been removed.
Electric start components for "Hand Prop" and "Electric Start" engines. Permanent magnet alternator, lightweight geared starter, solid-state voltage regulator.
Three Corvair oil coolers, left to right: Early model folded fin type, twelve plate late model, eight plate late model. (The twelve plate is the only recommended model.)
Intake manifold and carburetor for "Hand Prop" or "Electric Start" engines. 42mm Altimizer carburetor shown. Note shape of manifold where it turns to bolt onto head. Also note mounting bracket near carburetor.
Three top case covers for Corvair engines. Left to right: Stock cover with fan bearing for "Blower Fan" engines, modified stock cover to retain air/oil separator for "Hand Prop" engines, flat plate cover for "Electric Start" engines. Note: Plate extends the length of the case.
Stock Corvair flange being tapped to 3/8-24. Drill press holds tap in vertical position. Tap is rotated by hand. Flange is clamped to table with bolt through the center.
Flange being pressed off of crankshaft with hydraulic press. Note the heavy corrosion where the main seal would ride. This particular flange is unacceptable for re-use.
"Hand Prop" engine on test stand. Note the end of the intake manifold. Engine has some baffling in place. Motor mount similar to recommended style for aircraft. Shown with top cover for "Electric Start" engine; air/oil separator not installed yet. Engine run with stock cast iron exhaust system and muffler for sound suppression.

Starter Kit

Starter kit. Everything needed to add a starter and alternator to the Corvair. This is a complete bolt-on assembly, and no special tools are required.
Exploded view of prop hub and puck assembly. Notice the direction that the alternator pulley and the ring gear attach to the puck.
Side view of test motor with complete starter and alternator kit installed. Note air/oil separator behind starter. Black tube is crankcase breather line.
Front view of test motor showing all components of installed starter up close.

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