Sources: Group 1100, Camshaft.

This is part six in the ‘new sources’ series.


At Oshkosh this year I had a guy stand in my booth and tell me he was part of an on line discussion group about Corvairs, and they were using an idea called “crowd sourcing” to come up with “new answers.” Because of my superior anger management training, I was able to calmly explain that 50 people who have never built a running Corvair speaking to each other on line is a form of the blind leading the blind, and it doesn’t work any better in Cyberville than it does in reality. I also said that Cyberville may seem great because everyone gets to have their own unicorn, but he should remember that even if he brings a lot of he video game “extra lives” from Cyberville when he heads to the airport, “Game over” has a different meaning in reality than it does in his pals in the Sony Play station world. He made a hurt face when I said “You can go ahead and press “reset” but me and my friends Physics Chemistry and Gravity will still be here. Reality works like that.”


The  little gem above is about an actual conversation I had with a  guy at Oshkosh 2014. This is an excerpt from my original post about our complete Group 1100 package. You can read the original story here:


1100-WW Camshaft Group





Above, the elements of the #1100-ww Camshaft group package. It contains every required part in the 1100 group in the new manual numbering system. Everything in this picture is made in the United States.


In keeping with the ‘sources’ nature of this series, I will cut to the chase and remind builders that you can order the complete 11oo group from us for $400.  The Conversion manual contains the full story on cams, and the link above explains the issue with loose thrust washers from car cam suppliers. Getting the whole thing from us makes these factors a non-issue.


We have had these cams for a while, and they are well proven in a number of flight engines. This year, the package has proven to be very popular, particularly at colleges. A number of builders have pointed out that this group doesn’t yet have a link on our product page of our traditional website. I know this, and let me say if you need one of these just send us an email with “1100” in the subject line. Our original website is written in HTML, and is difficult to update, but we are working on a revised one, with much better clarity and written in a much more friendly format for computer morons like me.






About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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