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Old 07-01-2010, 01:31 PM
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Frank now has theDLE30cc rings....also other rings up to a 2 inch bore...good price for a well made ring. I got mine and it is well worth every penny. Capt,n
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I ended up ordering a ring yesterday...anxious to try it out.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:32 PM
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I just got the ring for my DLE30 engine....too busy today....got a very big yard sale going!!!#^*$@&^$%^ any way..................
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I am stll to busy to work on the Dle and install new ring....got tired and forgot the computer online...what a way to take a break....looks like another fix, this fix that day...........
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Hey I got the new Frank Bowman ring in now....man does my DLE30 have more compression & a nice bouncy feel to it just cranking the engine over. I wanted to run it tonite...ran out of day lite. Tomorrow for sure...cannot wait !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Send Video! I love to hear gassers run and it get my wife in the mood.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:35 PM
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Frank, do you have rings for Saito, FA125 ,FG20, FA180

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Frank,

Do you have a ring for an RCG 50cc engine? or will you need the piston and jug?

Let me know, Thanks.
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You guys may have to Email Frank at ringmaster46@msn
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Hey Guys...I got my ignition back Friday & installed it. I did take a dremel and remove 15-20 thousands off the bracket where it hits the stationary hub. That put the sensorcloser to the magnet. Anyway..got it all running good right away & after about 15 min it would idle real slow & rev-up instantly. The Frank Bowman pistonring gave the engine better fuel draw. It was about 10 flips to fire...now about five and she fires hard! Open the choke add a little throttle trim....away she goes. I have the rear car convesion...love how easy it is to adjust while running! I am telling you guys....Frank knows how to make a good ring for small engines.

I got to call Frank again....got to see how he is doing on his Trout fishing. We share the same passion...T. Fishing & engines!!!!! Not all bad! capt,n
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Send Video! I love to hear gassers run and it get my wife in the mood.

I did a video today with the new Frank Bowman ring. I have started it 30 times in a row with one flip. I tell you 30 starts in a row does whear you arm out tho. I got a motorcycle starter....I am going to conver it to electric starter for airplane engines! Capt,n PS will upload the video! And post a link.
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Well here is the video I promised. This is with New Frank Boman custom made pistonring. It Starts real good for only having about 30 min runing time now on that new ring. I have started this engine for 30 starts in a row...started every time first flip. I did a mod to the throttle plate (see Gas engines Tillotson carb) The video link is below. Best Regards Capt,n P.S. Frank...How is the Trout Fishing?


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I changed the link to this and it works...

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Super 08 Thanks for the link fix!!!! Take Care Capt,n
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The DLE 30 is a good runner with Franks Piston ring. The rings he makes are very good and break in faster. I have not had too much extra time...have not been of much help here lately. Ido have a photo of a exhaust adapter I made so I can run a Pitts muffler on 2 of my engines...maybe other engines too! Capt,n PS I have not had time to even read the last3 AMA magizines yet! UPDATE 3rd photo is the more finished photo!
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looks nice John
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How soon are you going to start selling those?
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Frank,
Do you have rings for the MT 42. I am very happy with Zenoah G20 ring, as it really boosted the performance.
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ORIGINAL: w8ye

How soon are you going to start selling those?

I will not be selling them...but I am learning what aluminum stock the guy has that did the welding & what can be done. I am drawing up a better one (all one piece) that if thingsgoright with aprototype, withthe right pricing so he can weld them up, sell them at a price below others on the market by 25-30% and still make it worth it for him. He would probably do it. Lets face it ...people need work in the USA! Capt,n PS Inside tube is 2 sleeve spacers so bolts will not crush it.
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Question....Frank do you make rings for a CRRC 26 V1 engine? There is a guy that may need one. Thanks Capt,n
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UPDATE, I talked with Frank Bowman on the phone for some time. He is pretty busy making piston rings. He said he had a cutomer send a DLE 20 cyl in & wanted a ring made for that size also. So it looks like Frank will have rings for the DLE20 also. I guess he has quite a few different engine brands & sizes of rings for China made engines. But on the other hand he also has made rings for DA & other engines that are very good engines to start with.

We did talk some about Trout fishing, another talentof his& he isa "Pro" at. I got to learn more on that too. I am a semi-pro on Trout fishing! Capt,n
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So what's the consensus on the rings supplied with the DLE-55? Are they still made from very hard metal, and not very concentric?

Will the engine still take a considerably longer time to break in with the stock ring, than it will with a Frank Bowman ring?

I don't get out to the field that often, and would prefer not taking a whole year, or two, waiting for my engine to break in. To me it's worth the $10 bucks just to expedite this process...the cooler running, and more performance, would just be an added bonus for me!

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Below is a photo of a DLE30 ring sfter several tanks of running. Get a Bowman ring if you want to save a lot of time on hours of break-in. Save you some fuel too! Capt,n
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That's what I thought...Looks like I'll be ordering another ring then.

Already got one installed in a DLE-30, but haven't run it yet.

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DLE rings must be diamond coated, I don't know if they will ever wear in
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