Zenith / Corvair installation 


Below are several photos of a current Zenith / Corvair installation I shot in my front yard this morning. 2016 marks our 13th consecutive year of  working with Zenith builders, dating back to Grace and I buying our own kit from the factory, and building and flying the first Corvair powered Zenith.


Over the years, we have refined the installation in a number of details, but at its basic core, it is a proven American made engine with a long track record of serving individuals who selected it.



Above 2400-L starter and DFI ignition.



Engine is only 28″ wide.



The firewall is common to all models of Zenith 601/ 650/750.  The mount shown is for a 750, the 600 series is nearly identical.



Engine has a SPA/ Weseman 5th Bearing. .



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 www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

3 Responses to Zenith / Corvair installation 

  1. Dewayne Clardy says:

    now what about when you are disassembling the engine what kind of stand do you use , vertical or horizontal, mounted to the prop hub or to the engine mount holes

    • Dewayne,
      Disassembly is not a big factor, you can just take it apart on the bench, a stand is not required. I have probably taken apart 500 engines in the last 27 years, and I do not use a stand. When it comes to assembly, I do use a stand, and you can see it in many of the Corvair College photos, it is royal blue. -ww.

  2. That is my plan for the 750 STOL. Kit nearly 50% complete

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