I guess this isn't a workshop "tool" in the traditional sense, but it is a tool nonetheless.
A couple of days ago I spotted an engine stand on Kijiji. Normally these range in price from $150 and up. Got this for $30! A guy was downsizing his personal hotrod shop and moving to motorcycles. He believes in paying things forward, that's why it was such a good deal.
This will be helpful during the engine rebuild process.
Got confirmation from PayPal that my conversion manual shipped today USPS priority post. I had it shipped to my cousin in Ann Arbor Michigan in order to save USD$25 shipping direct to me. I know, cheap bastard right? I prefer frugal (this is supposed to be a budget build, right!?!) and you really shouldn't infer that about my parents :)
Got a second e-mail an hour later however from USPS stating that there was a delay? Hmmmm......
After stewing over this I decided to have a closer look. Guess I'll chalk it up to learning. I neglected to read the entire e-mail from USPS. At the bottom was a note from FlyCorvair.com stating they had some issues with printing a shipping label, but assure me my manual would be at it's destination in Michigan in time for American Thanksgiving.
Soon it will be in my hands and I can begin to build!!
Patiently waiting for notification that my conversion manual has been shipped.
I've never been a patient customer (but always fair) and this is something I'm going to have to get used to, particularly with coming from the U.S.
They have my money according to PayPal. I do know that they were on the road teaching a Corvair College, but that finished last week..... hmmm. Perhaps a phone call later today is in order.
Husband, father and 911 dispatcher. Long time pilot with a licence that burns a hole in my pocket where my student loan money used to be. First time aircraft builder. Looking to fly my own airplane.