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Fox Eagle 60(?). Worth anything?

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:46 PM
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I was at the Atoms RC swap meet today and after doing a few laps this Sterling Waco SRE appeared at a table with a whopping price tag of 60 bucks. Needless to say I bought it on the spot. Finish is poor but I'm going to totally redo it.

Anyway I pop the cowl off and there is a brand new looking Fox Eagle under the hood. Looks barely run, just a little dusty. Spins free and has good compression.

I don't know the displacement as it doesn't say anything on the case, but from what I could search out I think it is the 60.

Anyone know the approximate age of the motor and any value it might have? It did not come with a muffler.

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I bought a new Eagle .60 in 1975... runs about like an average modern day .40. They sell on E-Bay for $40 to $60 bucks. Missing muffler hurts the value though. Eagles got better with newer designs yielding world class motors. This first edition though have crummy metallurgy, especially for the case. Some kind of shiny pot metal...





Good luck  on selling it. E-Bay has a few...

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I bought a new Eagle .60 in 1975... runs about like an average modern day .40. They sell on E-Bay for $40 to $60 bucks. Missing muffler hurts the value though. Eagles got better with newer designs yielding world class motors. This first edition though have crummy metallurgy, especially for the case. Some kind of shiny pot metal...





Good luck on selling it. E-Bay has a few...

Thanks for the info. There actually aren't any on eBay at the moment but I concur on the value. From the looks of the cowl of the SRE it had some sort of pitts muffler on it at one point.
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Prop_Washer2



I bought a new Eagle .60 in 1975... runs about like an average modern day .40. They sell on E-Bay for $40 to $60 bucks. Missing muffler hurts the value though. Eagles got better with newer designs yielding world class motors. This first edition though have crummy metallurgy, especially for the case. Some kind of shiny pot metal...





Good luck on selling it. E-Bay has a few...



The shiney potmetal is not pot metal but Aluminum with a dip into cadmium. .The first 60 was really the Fox 59 with the sideplug. Yours appears to be the Eagle 1 of about 1971/2 vintage. If memory serves me it was a baffled engine and was as good as anything else that passed for a 60 back then. Obviously a 30 year passage in time should have improved any product and even the Fox 60 evolved into the Eagle mk4 which is no a slouch by any means. Fox is a unique engine. It isn't a buy and fly type as it is still Iron/steel. Most of the problems with the engines have been with carbs as Duke Fox always thought he could do better, but unfortunately he often didn't.
If the engine is new then reconsile yourself to running in the engine and if you do, then it should outlive you by a large margin.

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Thanks for the great info Dennis!

I have listed the engine for sale. For various reasons I have phased out most of my glow motors and I would rather see this engine go on to be loved and run by someone.
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And it's sold. That was quick!
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And it's sold. That was quick!

I know this thread is long since dead, but what did it sell for? I acquired this exact engine in an estate sale. Thinking of putting mine on the bay as well.
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They aren't worth much at all ... hardly any collectors value as they are still plentiful to be had. I have (2) in my drawer and only keep them around for the memories which were both good and bad. Early versions had a horrible rod that wore out in short order. These were improved quickly by Fox and the engines were sort of OK after that. Typical high expansion aluminum Fox piston fit too tight in the cylinder though that would stick if run even the least bit hot. Fox's answer was to break in the engine for about 100 hours using way too much castor oil before use. They did have excellent rings though and Fox used (2) on this engine. Many people hated the carbs but they were actually quite good if one took the time to understand how they worked.
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