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1-26-2005
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.

1-30-2005
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.

1-31-2005
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.

2-1-2005
Degreased and Inspected the Rocker Arms and lots of miscellaneous hardware.

2-4-2005
Picked up two cylinders, a pushrod, and a pushrod tube to replace my damaged parts from William Wynne.

2-5-2005
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.

7-7-2005
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.

7-26-2005
Clamped and blocked the fuselage sides to the work table and rough cut the first 3 floor cross members.

9-16-2005
Cut and Fit all floor cross members.

10-9-2005
Glued first three floor cross members in place with T-88 Structural Adhesive.

Date
Task
Component
Parts
Time
1-27-2005
Engine Cleaning
Corvair Engine
Engine Case
2 Hrs
1-30-2005
Remove Rods
Corvair Engine
Engine Rods
1 Hr
1-30-2005
Picked up Fuselage Sides
Fuselage
Fuselage Sides
1 Hr
1-31-2005
Clean Engine Parts
Corvair Engine
Cylinders, Pushrods, Pushrod Tubes
3.5 Hrs
2-1-2005
Clean Engine Parts
Corvair Engine
Rockers, Valve Covers, and Misc. Hardware
2 Hrs
2-5-2005
Build Table
Shop Table
Shop Table
4 Hrs
7-7-2005
Shop Prep
Workshop
Workshop
3 Hrs
7-26-2005
 Fuselage Prep for Cross Members
Fuselage
Fuselage Sides, 3/4"x3/4" WP Cross Members
4 Hrs
9-16-2005
Cut & Fit Belly Cross Members
Fuselage
3/4"x3/4" WP Cross Members 
4 Hrs
10-9-2005
 Glue Belly Cross Members
Fuselage
3/4"x3/4" WP Cross Members 
2 Hrs