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Old 03-12-2007, 04:07 PM
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I have been working on the super tiger 2300 converting them to gas,I am almost finnished and wanted to see if there were any interest in them.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:35 PM
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Hi Ken. Keep me up on this conversion. I have an old S2000 that I would love to convert..
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:51 PM
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I might be interested. But I would run it on Gas/Glow...

Please let us know the details.

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Old 03-12-2007, 05:55 PM
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Tell me what you have done to convert them and the performance I should expect.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:10 PM
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I am still testing them and gathering data and different props . With what I have done they are top notch and will last a long time and looks to be as much power as glow if not more, I didn't run them on glow so I am going by the manufacture ratings for the glow comparison.
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KenLambert: That Supertiger 2300 Sounds like a real good size to have. I am interested too!! Capt,n
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:07 PM
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Default RE: Super tiger 2300- gas

Kenlambert: I have several Supertiger engines and always wanted to get a 2300. Then all of a sudden, they was no longer built in Italy but now they are made in China. I still want a 2300 and may run it on gas. What can you tell me about any experience,s you may have had converting them to gas? I am sure others are interested also. Thanks Capt,n
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:52 AM
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lot of work and must be precise in the machining.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:28 PM
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Default RE: Super tiger 2300- gas

5 years ago I purchased a large Super Tiger with the idea of converting it to gas. When I approached C&H I was told that:
1)I needed to replace the carb as the glow carb was not suitable for gas.
2) I would need to run 11% oil.
3) To use less oil I would need a new rod with needle bearings on the crank pin.
4) The crank pin was too soft to stand up to the needle bearings. I would need a new crankshaft.
5) I would need all this in addition to spark ignition and battery.

I sold the Super Tiger
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:33 PM
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well most of that is true, but the end performance is worth it.
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Default RE: Super tiger 2300- gas

Ken, is it me or don't you want to talk about this.

What size prop will this beast turn?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:18 PM
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Have patients...Ken will give more details and maybe even a price. But this takes time to figure out... with like he says.....a lot of work...and cost of ignition ect, needed for the Gas Supertiger 2300. Best Regards Capt,n
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Quote:
1)I needed to replace the carb as the glow carb was not suitable for gas.
2) I would need to run 11% oil.
3) To use less oil I would need a new rod with needle bearings on the crank pin.
4) The crank pin was too soft to stand up to the needle bearings. I would need a new crankshaft.
5) I would need all this in addition to spark ignition and battery.
I've done a few (2500, 3000's, 4500)...

1) Correct... that's true of all conversions...
2) see below
3) actually, both ends for longevity
4) well, this IS the conversions thread.... you don't need a new crank.... just a "new" crankpin.... the crankpin is hard, but not hard enough... so you heat it up and slow cool to aneal it.... mount it up in a four-jaw or a home made jig.... turn down the crankpin to accept the pressed-on hardened inner-race accesory for your chosen roller bearing (the 4500 pin is already hard enough - no mod needed)
5) see the gas-on-glow-no-ignition thread
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:50 AM
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yep thats what you do, or you can drill the pin out and press a hard ground dowel
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OK now that you do all of that what is the price? ( assume you have a machine shop and can do the required machining yourself)
What will you sell a converted engine for?
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The real question is:

What size prop at what rpm.
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Default RE: Super tiger 2300- gas

Shouldn't lose too much power on gas as compared to the recommended low nitro mix for the big Super Tigers. However, I would run it on Gas/Glow myself.

You might offer that option in your sales Ken, as you could sell them much cheaper without the ignition....

So yeah, how much??

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I would be interested in the gas conversion performance with 16-8, 17-6, 17-8 props. Also of course the cost for the converted 2300 including ignition. I would suggest you see if you can get CH ignition as they have top notch reputation. I would want one that can be run inverted with a wrap around muffler.
What carb are you using?

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the info for the engine will be put out there when I am finished testing the price will be in the ad section and my website
Yes I do the work myself and no I don't run a machine shop but I do have the machines and tools to do anything I want to including a CNC mill
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:23 PM
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I am also playing around with an Evolution 35 gas , I am going to do some porting and balancing internaly with other mods to get a smooth running 5-6 hp engine but that will be another thread.
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KenLambert: Keep up the good work. In time something good will come of all your work. I got to hand it to you, you have the guts to try new things. I wish you well. Capt,n
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We had a family emergency in alabama so when I get back to work on these it shouldn't take me to long to get them finished.
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Ken - I'm interested in a gas version of the G2300 as well...
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:18 AM
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I will be able to get back to work on them this coming week. I had a family matter come up and put things on hold for a week or so.
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Ken, I have two 2500s and a Moki 2.10 that I'd like the cranks and rods done. Would you consider doing them? Airhobbies lists doing them but have not heard much good about their company. Just looking to get it done correctly.
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