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Old 09-21-2017, 10:06 PM
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Tom, I wish I WAS Steve Miller! Actually, I was in a C&W band by that name, years before the movie came out, but I will admit that the line.."some people call me the Space Cowboy" was the inspiration for the name! Anyway, back to the subject! With your new info, I'm saving up for one of my own! I have placed an ad here on RCU looking for one, so if anyone would like to make a deal, hit me up! I'm willing to trade up or down, plus or minus CASH for the right engine! I even have some antique IHC stuff if you're interested, Tom! My Dad was a farm equipment dealer years ago, and I restored lots of Farmalls and Internationals, and I've still got my 1937 D-2 pickup! If my memory is right, I think I've seen you on some of the old binder forums, too! I might have some rare IH, Harley-Davidson, Indian, or Hot Rod stuff to trade, if needed! "Trading goods-TONS, Cash-not so much!"

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Old 09-22-2017, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by 595 View Post
I was recommended to run methanol instead of petrol or gas with the standard carb. I will start with that and see. I have been looking at the carb and intake mods people have been doing that is supposed to be better at evening up cylinder temps and smoother running but I think best to start then make changes step by step, that's half the fun anyway. What I haven't done is open it up and check the e clips on the rods--must do that!
Methanol with CDI gives you the best of both worlds. Cooler running, more HP than gas. Better fuel economy, lower reliable idle, vastly improved user friendliness and improved fuel economy compared to glow ignition.

And, despite popular myth, even though nitro will no longer be necessary for ignition, increasing nitro content will increase power output albeit at the expense of decreased fuel economy.

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Old 03-17-2018, 12:11 PM
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Been a while since I've poked around in here!

Does anyone know if a carb from an OS FR5 300 will fit directly onto this engine? I'd like to know if it fits, as I may be able to obtain one to replace the current carb.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:25 PM
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os FS 91 carb is a direct fit.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:37 PM
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Thank you SJN. I will switch to that one if this FR5 carb doesn't fit. Is one better than the other? I have access to an FR5 carb, if I can make use of it that is.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:50 PM
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I have never tried the FR5 carb, or seen it .
The OS carb is of better quality....so that will allways be better :-)
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:51 PM
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Hi guys and gals! I'm looking for one of these engines, if you know of one for sale or trade, plus or minus cash! If we trade, you WILL come out ahead! I need one for my Grandpa-Grandson project. Glow or gas conversion is fine! I have planes, engines, hot rod and vintage car, tractor, and motorcycle parts, even a good-running car or two! You just never know! I'm want one pretty bad, but cash is tight, so trades are KING! Call: (919)-770-4931 ANYTIME! Serious callers only, PLEASE! (I've had a few crank calls!) Let's make this happen! Check my ratings, I'm on the level! Blue Skies!
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SJN View Post
os FS 91 carb is a direct fit.
That's very interesting. Hmm....
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:35 AM
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Hmmm indeed...... 91 carby
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:00 AM
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Yep, read it myself a few years ago on one of these threads :-)

Borrowed the the carb from my os91FS powered vario helicopter 4 stroke engine, and put it on the radial.
It did not run different, but it was easier to tune.


As you can see, it was easy to remove and test on the radial :-)








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Thanks Sonny!
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Hi Guys! I'm still looking for one of these engines, if anyone has one available. (See earlier post!) I missed the one on "The bay" that sold for 500 bucks, with a HUGE box of balsa! (I think I know who got that one!) Lots to trade, plus or minus CASH! (919)-770-4931 ANYTIME! Blue Skies!

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