Here is a look at a freshly rebuilt motor which will run tomorrow.
Above, the engine. It came off a flying Dragonfly in California. I have known the builder a while, he flew the plane to Corvair College #37 in chino, in 2016.
If you look closely, this is a non-standard motor. The builder is a skilled machinist , and he made many of the one of a kind parts on the engine. Normally, a avoid working on such engines, but this is the exception, as it is well thought out and exhibits a high level of craftsmanship. It has also been flying a number of years. Most one of a kind motors do not have these qualities.
Unique engine s take me a lot more time to overhaul, and more money. Take this a a small lesson: Build one of my standard engine layouts. it will make us both happier people.