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Continental C series crankcase modification

Postby biggles120 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:20 pm

I've recently had the joy of a cracked centre crank journal in a C85 crankcase. Having sourced a possible replacement case I am looking at the modification to replace the central studs with straight through bolts. Its a mod thats required for IF1 air racing with the C series engine.

My question is, has anyone had experieince of carrying out this modification or knows of establishments within the UK that can carry out the work.
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Re: Continental C series crankcase modification

Postby tnowak » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:51 am

Paul,

A friend of mine has recently experienced a cracked C90 crankcase.

There is no known company in the UK that can do that mod.
You could try contacting Divco in the USA for advice as they do crankcase repairs and probably know about the mod.
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Re: Continental C series crankcase modification

Postby longman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:31 am

I would think it's not difficult to do provided you can obtain the design drawings. Any old school engineering machine shop could do it, mine included. :)
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Re: Continental C series crankcase modification

Postby biggles120 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:06 pm

longman wrote:I would think it's not difficult to do provided you can obtain the design drawings. Any old school engineering machine shop could do it, mine included. :)


Phil, That's what I was expecting..

you can obtain all the required information here.. http://www.if1airracing.com/images/Docu ... ev2011.pdf

Would be interested in your thoughts. :D
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