After moving to a new home about two months ago I had to do a lot
to clear out the garage so I could have any semblance of a workshop
setup. Now that things are a bit more organized I can concentrate
on building a new work table and getting to work.
For now I'm concentrating on the engine. I got a Corvair
engine core from my friend David
York and after a through checkup by Kevin
Fahy & William
Wynne, a cleaning in the environmental cleaner, and being blasted
by walnut shells in William's
Scat Blast Cabinet I can really get to work on it.
Went to William Wynne's hanger today and he inspected some of my
core motor parts. I pressed my rods off of the pistons so they can
be reconditioned. Needless to say, the stock cast pistons are in
the trash. Also purchased a set of KR-2S plans and the fuselage
sides for my KR.
Degreased and Inspected the Pushrods, Tubes, and Cylinders. Found
2 broken cylinder fins (one very minor), one bent pushrod, one bent
pushrod tube, and one slightly dented pushrod tube.
Degreased and Inspected the Rocker Arms and lots of miscellaneous
Picked up two cylinders, a pushrod, and a pushrod tube to replace
my damaged parts from William Wynne.
Built a proper worktable in the garage. It's made up of ten 8' 2"x4"
studs and two sheets of 3/4" 4'x8' sanded plywood from the
Home Depot. The resulting table is VERY sturdy and absolutely level.
It was actually built as two 4'x8' tables that can be attached to
one another. To make the table level the legs on each table are
about an inch longer on the end toward the garage door to compensate
for the drainage slope of the floor.
Well it has been a while but the shop is finally up to snuff. Added
some cross bracing to the worktable to make it more stable and fired
a straight reference line down the middle.
Clamped and blocked the fuselage sides to the work table and rough
cut the first 3 floor cross members.
Cut and Fit all floor cross members.
Glued first three floor cross members in place with T-88 Structural