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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    Those are great spinners, I have a couple of the Higley LockLite spinners.
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    Yesterday, 03:24 AM
    Dan, I think .010" would almost let the pushrod fall out of the rocker. http://www.horizonhobby.com/propeller-adapt-nut-7-x-1mm-short-dav8710 I...
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    03-27-2015, 05:14 AM
    have never experienced this but if the cause was too little lube, the lobes would be worn off of the cams and the rod bearings would be loose. The...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-26-2015, 07:07 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Tim, I didn't think I could use the Enya A3's on the Saito twin unless I used the crab claw connectors Saito provides. My Sonic Tronics twin adapter...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-26-2015, 06:52 AM
    Saito guy's, several years ago I bought a McDaniel/Sonic Tronics glow plug adaper set for twins. It worked perfectly except it could not be used with...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 06:20 PM
    Are you setting the LS needle with the HS needle at full peak, if not you'll be chasing the LS needle setting forever. The valve lash has zero effect...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 06:00 PM
    Over revving will also cause that, (probably quicker than too much lash), using the Saitos provided gauge of .0039" will not. Every time I read about...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 03:22 PM
    Yep, the old 302/5 litre is really a 301.44, the new one is 302.5, go figure. The Boss 302 had the Cleveland style heads.
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  • w8ye's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 07:55 AM
    V-Blocks ...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 04:12 AM
    I left one of the reasons for the different thermostat configurations is the Cleveland has a dry manifold, no water flows through it.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-24-2015, 03:33 PM
    Uh Oh Richard, I think I'm in trouble, well only half trouble, I'm a Ford nut and a Saito nut. You have to be aware that a lot of folks who think...
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    03-24-2015, 07:18 AM
    Pete, Interestingly they sealed themselves to the front of the carb, I flared the carb end the same as the front. When I tightened the screws down in...
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    03-24-2015, 05:28 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Fuel Blend in Everything Diesel
    Davey, I'm another Davey, my grandmothers called me that my whole young life. In his instructions for Davis Diesel conversions Mr. Davis advocates...
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    03-22-2015, 06:25 PM
    The TurboHeaders will be mounted when the break in is finished, I'll get numbers from the stock type mufflers first. I seem to only have one cast...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-22-2015, 04:01 PM
    Not much problem with flaming, talking Saito has a calming effect. I've got one of these coming pretty soon. Picture #2 Back to my 1.00 twin, I...
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    03-22-2015, 06:15 AM
    Sorry BJ, I did not mean to mislead, here is a TurboHeader, they are compact, have a neat sound and enhance rpm by 250 to 360 or so. Christian...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-22-2015, 05:42 AM
    Thanks Pete,, I looked up Clarence Lee's test of the 1.00 twin and he got 9,350 rpm with a 14x6, so my 9,605 with a 13.5 x 6 Bolly looks very good. I...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-21-2015, 01:41 PM
    James, I've never owned a 1.80 but have a high compression 1.50, (11.24 to 1), I run Master Airscrew Classics or Mejzlicks on it for that reason. It...
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    03-21-2015, 01:21 PM
    Nice run BJ. I just broke in my Saito 1.00 twin doing my usual 10 minutes at each 1,000 rpm increment up to 8,000. That took 40 minutes, I then...
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    03-21-2015, 12:33 PM
    w8ye replied to a thread OS 120AX gas conversion? in Gas Engines
    You need to 20:1 oil ratio or you'll loose the connecting rod. You can get an ignition system from RCextreme power or C-H ignitions
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    03-21-2015, 11:20 AM
    w8ye replied to a thread Saito 45 vrs 45 Special in Glow Engines
    I like the Wildcat Premium Extra 10% It has 80% synthetic and 20% castor ratio in the 18% total oil package. ...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-21-2015, 05:46 AM
    BEEJ, I've never owned a 1.80, soon will own a 1.82 twin, my first Saito was a gift from my daughter in 1991, a high compression, (11.24 to 1) Saito...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-20-2015, 07:23 PM
    Yes Richard, the 1.30 is a little crowded back there, the 1.00 came with the black rigid pipes and the flex pipes. I seriously considered selling the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-20-2015, 03:22 PM
    If a couple of the larger twins can have velocity stacks why can't my 1.00? I would rather have had aluminum ones but all the K&S aluminum tubes were...
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  • w8ye's Avatar
    03-19-2015, 07:43 PM
    Here is the continuation of the original post by av8tor1977 . . . Here you can see where I used a carb gasket with a larger bore, and have...
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    03-19-2015, 08:51 AM
    w8ye replied to a thread Identify head on engine in Gas Engines
    Appears to be a closed port 46cc chainsaw cylinder. It looks like the older windowed piston type with one big loop transfer on each side. What I'm...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-19-2015, 06:33 AM
    If some of ya'll would like to read something interesting, read a paragraph or two beside the K&B add in this test of the Saito 1.82 twin. The same...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 02:20 PM
    Bob, Horizon has the .82b aluminum backplate in stock. http://www.horizonhobby.com/fa-82b-rear-cover%3A-ab--rr-sai82b17 PS, my mother in law and...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 02:04 PM
    Bob, I had two .72s and an .82 with the plastic backp[late, I believe the larger diameter portion is a precise fit in the crankcase, never had one to...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 06:18 AM
    I am surprised that none of you sharp eyed Saitoists noticed that the airpump is missing from this engine. Clarence Lee noted this in his last test...
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