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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    The Saito might be an acceptable engine. About the same power as a Zenoah G-45. If in doubt, over power that plane and be on guard when you slow down...
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    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    (4) howling DLE 30 would certainly sound scale like on a C-130 .... not! How about electric, that would actually sound pretty decent and turbine like.
    10 replies | 366 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    The 85 and 60 use the same sensor and ignition. There is mixed info regarding timing on the 60. Some of the early ones exhibited excessive vibration...
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    12-08-2016, 10:50 AM
    Not sure about what you're saying about the ignition. DA ignitions require the prop be flipped briskly to produce a spark (I believe the 35 ignition...
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    12-08-2016, 09:28 AM
    Like any Walbro carb equipped engine that would exhibit those symptoms, it probably needs new diaphragms in the carburetor. I'd get a rebuild kit and...
    7 replies | 256 view(s)
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    12-06-2016, 01:50 PM
    I just caught this thread so I'm late coming to the party. I own a Red Box P-51D that was built bone stock w/ Goldberg mechanical retracts then...
    15 replies | 636 view(s)
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    12-06-2016, 09:14 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 30 in Gas Engines
    Certainly the Chinese engines have had plenty of bearing problems, especially when they first became common in the marketplace. But the overall...
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    12-05-2016, 04:55 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE30! in Gas Engines
    The early ones were that way also, they just had a steel roll pin in the hole. Remove or drill the steel pin and run a choke wire through the hole. I...
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  • av8tor1977's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 12:57 PM
    Hi Tidnab, Thanks for sending the pics. The engine is not the model I was looking for. I would get it from you anyway, but it looks like we are...
    28 replies | 799 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 12:44 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    The cylinders could share the same numbers on the cylinder base. If you have the black manifold and the small fins, you have a GT-80. I have...
    13 replies | 420 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 12:31 PM
    av8tor1977 replied to a thread Timing question in Gas Engines
    Quite true Truckracer, plus there is the fact that the Ryobi 31cc engines are only safe to run up to 7500 rpms static. Above that they are...
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    12-05-2016, 10:23 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 30 in Gas Engines
    I don't think you're going wrong, at least with the oil. Just the luck of the draw on the bearings. I have (2) DLE 30 with 6 and 7 seasons on them...
    13 replies | 303 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 09:01 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    OK, mystery solved. I have attached a photo of a 445 I recently sold. The mag ignition had been converted to EI so the mag coil is missing. Note the...
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    12-05-2016, 08:55 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    How about a photo of the engine so we know what you're dealing with? End the guesswork! Does the engine have an intake manifold on the top and...
    13 replies | 420 view(s)
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    12-04-2016, 04:09 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Timing question in Gas Engines
    I doubt that any 30ish cc engine can pull a 18" 3 bladed prop that has acceptable pitch for a warbird anywhere near that RPM. What have other people...
    12 replies | 405 view(s)
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    11-30-2016, 03:50 PM
    Milton covered all the bases. When I was referring to rewire, I meant installing a Futaba connector in place of the Deans plug. By the way, I...
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    11-30-2016, 03:16 PM
    Maybe .... If it is a compatible Hall sensor, you can probably rewire it to work with an RCexl, RCXP / RCAME or CH ignition. I have done that a...
    10 replies | 347 view(s)
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    11-30-2016, 10:57 AM
    av8tor1977 replied to a thread Timing question in Gas Engines
    Once again, I really advise you to consider electronic CDI ignition, especially for what you want to do. There are SO many advantages, including...
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    11-28-2016, 10:36 PM
    av8tor1977 replied to a thread DLE 55 Engine Noise in Gas Engines
    I don't see any marks on the top of the piston, but whatever those pieces are, they got hammered flat somewhere/somehow.... Hard to tell for sure,...
    4 replies | 262 view(s)
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    11-28-2016, 10:25 PM
    av8tor1977 replied to a thread Timing question in Gas Engines
    28 degrees total advance. However, many magnetos have a built in advance that you will either have to measure with a timing light on a a running...
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    11-28-2016, 10:15 PM
    Yes, that is quite true. I always convert to a pinned ring and remove the exhaust port bridge myself when modding the Homelite 25cc engine AV8TOR
    28 replies | 799 view(s)
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    11-28-2016, 03:06 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 55 Engine Noise in Gas Engines
    Looks like fod of some kind, Is the metal lead or some other soft material? Did you have any balance weights come loose? Whatever it is, that is a...
    4 replies | 262 view(s)
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    11-27-2016, 12:44 PM
    The quick and easy way to determine a Homelite 25cc from the 30 without measuring is to look for a bridge in the exhaust port. The 25cc engines have...
    28 replies | 799 view(s)
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    11-26-2016, 07:18 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    There are two common Zenoah twins, the 445 and the GT80. They are the same physical size and differ only in their displacement though they use...
    13 replies | 420 view(s)
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    11-23-2016, 02:54 PM
    How antique Nixx cells were stored has little bearing on how modern cells are stored. In just about any mfgr. literature I have read in the last 30...
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    11-21-2016, 09:24 PM
    Whatever you come up with, it must isolate the carb from the engine heat. You can make one out of a material called G-10, available from McMaster...
    7 replies | 237 view(s)
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    11-21-2016, 09:08 PM
    Post a pic of that second one over in the "Engine Conversions" section of the forum and see if anyone picks up on it. After studying the pic a...
    9 replies | 482 view(s)
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    11-21-2016, 09:05 PM
    Yes, I am nearly certain that is a Brillelli conversion of a 46cc Poulan chainsaw engine. And his engines were very nicely done. If it has been...
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    11-21-2016, 11:03 AM
    It will be interesting to see how things go if Trump manages to impose large trade tariffs...... Oh god, now I've done it. :o AV8TOR
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    11-21-2016, 10:58 AM
    Well, it is the influx of cheap Chinese engines that has killed the conversion engine building business. People figure why invest in a slightly...
    28 replies | 799 view(s)
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    Hello. Would you be able to make me aprop hub for a homlite 33 cc engine? I have the screw on type hubs. But I need to put a magnet in place of the mag. I made one out of the center on my old mag works well but very crude! Thanks in advance. Ernie
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    Hello sir thanks for the advice on the 33cc poulan. As far as the magneto i just tore the sucker down lol there is a coil that mounted right beside the flywheel tho is this the "magneto? Also who should i talk to about a prop hub?
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