Zenith / Corvair installation 

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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.

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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.

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Above 2400-L starter and DFI ignition.

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Engine is only 28″ wide.

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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.

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Engine has a SPA/ Weseman 5th Bearing. .

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3 Replies to “Zenith / Corvair installation ”

  1. 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

    1. 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.

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