As I continue to read and digest the information in my conversion manual, the more I realize I've got a ton to learn. But that's what I'm here for (see Motivation).
One of the main items that the conversion manual refers to is the original General Motors (parent of Chevrolet) "green shop manual". This is the manual issued to dealer service centres and covers pretty much everything bumper to bumper on how to service and repair a Chevrolet Corvair. It contains bolt sizes, torque values and disassembly / assembly procedures.
Of course for my project, I'm interested in the sections of the shop manual that apply specifically to the engine assembly and perhaps some of the chassis stuff where the engine is attached. This will be a huge help if I obtain an engine still in a chassis or attached to a transmission.
I did some research online and these manuals are actually still available from Corvair parts suppliers and on EBay.
Further Googling (if that's a word) led me to a PDF copy.
Print, punch and put in a binder. Not green like the original but perfect otherwise! More reference material for the build in my shop.
Time until takeoff
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.