About

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

11 Responses to About

  1. Garnet West says:

    William,
    Since you’ve revealed your appreciation of classic films when Hollywood actually reflected core American values, I think you’d find this one rings the bell (Climactic scene from ‘Executive Suite’):

    A point in time when some realized the pride inherent in the phrase ‘Made in America’ was being surrendered for all the usual reasons…

    Looking forward to meeting you at CC#37 in Chino.
    Garnet West

  2. terry bailey welder says:

    wow grace looks hot’ oo that’s right you 2 are married now .hope all is well t

  3. Phil Spainhour says:

    Mr. Wynne,

    Didn’t know where to put this so I am sending it to you here. I know it was an old photo but I thought I saw an engine on the stand with a Fram filter. It jogged my memory so I am sending you a link to a car guy who did his own filter study. If you have seen it, my apologies. If not, I hope you find it informative.

    http://minimopar.net/oilfilters/index.html

    Oil Filters Revealed – MiniMopar Resources

    Yours truly,

    Phil Spainhour

  4. Tim Wrede says:

    Hi There,

    I’m building a new Sonex Model-B. Has there been any development done to being the Corvair to this new style airframe? I’d be interested in possibly going this route vs the VW alternative. Thanks.

    • Tim,
      My friend Dan Weseman of SPA/Panther covers all the Corvair-sonex stuff. He is the guy who built the really successful “Wicked Cleanex” years ago, and he has been selling parts to replicate that installation for more than decade. I know he plans on offering Corvair/ B model parts, it it is probably best if you spoke to him directly. His shop number is 904 626 7777. WW.

  5. Kirsten -HD says:

    Very interesting site!

  6. George Burns says:

    I am trying to ascertain the price of your 5th bearing, but can’t find it in your on-line shop. I’m on a budget, and need to plan for future expenses, so I’m looking into the individual costs of the components I will need for my Corvair conversion in order to buy them over time until I have it all. Can you help me out with some info? Thanks.

  7. Ken Mattison says:

    Hello William. I have a line on a corvair engine, still running, that is in a dune buggy. Teh engine ID is T0109YN. In the manual I read that it should be a 1964 110HP 164 CID if it has an 8409 crankshaft. But then there is a note that says you have to know what year car it came from. Since this is a dune buggy they don’t know what year car it came from. If it has a 8409 crank in it do you think it will be a usable engine? Thanks, Ken Mattison

    • It will only be a 1964 if it has an 8409 crank. If it’s a 64,it’s useable, don’t pay more than $200; if not an 8409, it is an early motor, and you don’t want it, unless it’s free.

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