Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cav's engine rebuild should start soon. Talked with the mechanic today, bearings and gasket set are ordered and should arrive this week. Once they're here, we can start assembling the case. Still need to close on the house before ordering cylinders, but we can have the case ready to go for when cylinders arrive.
Here's the painted case sections. They turned out nice.

Here's the old crank. This is a rejected crank. I will try to sell for an airboat application.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cav is still down. No major progress recently. I did paint the engine case, and most of the parts are back in Texas. I will need to buy 4 new cylinders, since the old ones were rejected. Again, I think this was too drastic. Those cylinders were working fine. Sure they're old, but they were working fine, were showing no problems (other than one sticky valve) and still have a lot of life in them. I guess I'll list them for sale for use in a power boat engine, just like the crank.

Have to wait for closing before ordering cylinders. Not having a plane is really starting to bother me. I have been getting some time in 1793D and 1177F, so at least I'm staying current.

Here's the accessory case and sump.

Masking for paint

The engine block. It's made of cast aluminium