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Old 10-14-2010, 01:20 AM
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Default What is this vintage muffler?

Just picked up some vintage rc engines and this muffler was in there.

Can someone tell me what this is from? Was it for control line? I've never seen a muffler quite like this before in all my years of RC.

It's very thin stainless and seems to be nicely made.

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Old 10-14-2010, 05:54 AM
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i looks lke it might be a custom muffler....similar to http://cgi.ebay.com/SLIMLINE-TONGUE-...item4836f4cfef
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:15 AM
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I believe MetallicaJunkie almost got it...

It's called an Airfoil muffler...and yes, I'm pretty sure Slimline made it. Haven't seen one in a while though...not sure if they still make it?
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I'll bet it's quiet. NOT!

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default RE: What is this vintage muffler?

It looks like it would be very loud. Very unique to me.


MetallicaJunkie, I also have one just like the slimline you posted. I found it in the box of motors as well and just figured that one was custom made. It also looks like it would be loud as hell.

I'll be posting them up on ebay as soon as I go through all of them and figure out what they are.


Thanks for the info!

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:58 AM
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You guys I guess don't remember back before they even used those "Loud" mufflers,, My first few c/l motors ran un-corked,, now those were Loud!!
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Default RE: What is this vintage muffler?

That is called an "Airfoil Muffler" and it was made by JCM Specialties.
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Ahh, even in its original packaging!!

thanks kmot!





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Old 10-14-2010, 02:09 PM
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Wow. Now that is about as good as a response as you will find.
Got any video so we can hear it
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I would like to hear it also. I do not have an adapter plate for it, but now that I have seen one (thanks to svo) I can make one easily enough. Some day.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:02 AM
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Here you go kmot, hope this helps.

This will be going up on ebay within the next few days. I took in a box full of old engines the other day, and just going to sell it all off. Some interesting stuff.




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Here you go kmot, hope this helps.

This will be going up on ebay within the next few days. I took in a box full of old engines the other day, and just going to sell it all off. Some interesting stuff.




Look at that classic corrosion. I'd clean that up before selling it. The muffler looks interesting. I did'nt see a pressure tap on it though.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:03 PM
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Thank you svo!
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There is no pressure tap on it anywhere.
The corrosion is on there pretty good. I tried to clean it up some and that didnt want to come right off.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:53 PM
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kmot, this muffler is up on ebay now. If you want a link to it, feel free to message me and i'll send it to you.
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Default RE: What is this vintage muffler?

Do not clean it or try to remove the corrosion or you will destroy the collector value. Avoid repeated removal from the packaging. Also be very careful of that packaging and avoid repairs of the packaging itself such as using staples or tape of any kind. The packaging can make the differance between worthless old stuff OR a viable, display worthy collectable.

By the way thats a lovely old tongue muffler. Which is the genaric term for that type of early muffler, still popular in controlline use.

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Old 10-21-2010, 01:49 AM
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Yeah, I saw it on there svo.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:14 AM
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I only wiped it off with some degreaser and then some wd-40, that is all. And unfortunately mine does not have the packaging :-(
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SVO can you post a link to the listing here. I can't ever navigate E bay or PM me with the link.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

check my other auctions as well,...I have an old open rocker OS thats about to end in 30 minutes.
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Someone got the muffler for a whopping $17.00 lol
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I am the lucky one to have gotten this muffler. I will use it on a Rossi 61 instead of tuned pipe and it will really make the old Rossi sing. The engine I plan on using with is as old as the muffler, but work very well together.
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Glad to hear it is going to good use.

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