Corvair College #35 -first look

Builders:

Here is a first look at a few photos from last week and CC #35 at Barnwell, S.C. More to come as we get back in gear this week.

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Above, a mint 1966 Corvair Corsa that drove in from Greenville parked with Dan Weseman’s Panther. Both engines left Tonawanda, N.Y., 50 years ago, reunited for a few hours on the ramp at Barnwell Airport.

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Above, Corvair Builder Don Murphy’s 2,850 going together, destined for his 650.

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Links to College videos posted by KR-2S builder Chris Pryce, who finished and ran his 3,000 cc Corvair at CC #35

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Setting cam timing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l85w6Bk90V4

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Hybrid studs and safety shaft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt529VT2WHQ

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Above Bob Lester and Steve Makish. These two old friends attended a number of early Colleges in a pair of Corvair powered KR-2s. Today Bob has his Corvair in his Pietenpol.  They have known each other through 30 years of flying.

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Above, the great satisfaction of an engine personally created with your own hands.  Builder Mike Newman savors the hour following a perfect break in run on his engine. The 2,700 cc engine will power his Pietenpol.

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The Panther and Ken Pavlou’s 601XL are both in the background. Although it was rainy on Sunday, most of the weather at the College looked like this and was much warmer than years past.

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Above, Gratuitous Dog Photo: Scoob E resting in his traveling bed at the College. Notice he has his own pet dog. Ron Burgundy shirt belongs to Grace: “Don’t Just Have A Great Night, Have An American Night.”

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