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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 PM
    I do my 1.50 this way so all the oil comes out the same place. Even though this is a TruboHeader set up you can do it with an extension on the cast...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 PM
    Pete knows I like those high compression Saitos, many hate them. I found a picture of my 1.30 from years ago. Notice that I fancied it up with twin...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    That is obviously not the correct muffler, if that muffler were placed on the engine the pipes would point forward. They should point back with the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    Here is a link to the Clarence Lee test the 1.50 I have, the A would be the next series, the G would be later. Saito seldom spells out the changes,...
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  • w8ye's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    w8ye replied to a thread OS46SF Diesel in Everything Diesel
    Good job with the head and contra piston for the OS 46SF
    3 replies | 71 view(s)
  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    The exhausts are both on the right side.. Great looking engine.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    I made a timing plate for the 1.50, it's crude but helped me verify that the 1.50 timing is spot on. I am going to try to rig up a timing light...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    40 F, I've ridden in hail twice, rain many times and thunder storms. My Saito .80 has flown in the clouds on a rainy day, the plane was a Kombat...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:01 AM
    It sure is, I'll ride it tomorrow, I'm getting some things ready for winter, I got the emergency Generator out yesterday and ran it for an hour and a...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-19-2014, 03:55 PM
    Sorry HS, no, no more rattle and it now runs easy like the 1.50 does. I am going to order the good stuff from Adrian then I'll I'll know it's right....
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-19-2014, 01:27 PM
    I reset the timing on the 1.00 to 33 dbtc, much better result 15x6 ProZinger=rpm===9,600 14x7 ZOAR rpm=======9.850 Idle================1,450
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-19-2014, 09:22 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    The .53 came early on with an airbleed carb, later came the TN carb.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-19-2014, 09:13 AM
    I don't know how many years Saito made the 1.50 with the chrome rocker covers., they made some 1.20's that way too.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-19-2014, 06:00 AM
    This is my 1.50S from about 1991, it was one of the very first 1.50's sold. It has no letter designation on the right mounting lug indicating a first...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 06:00 PM
    It's WildCat 15% with 18% 80/20 syn/castor blend. I have been using it since 1991
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 05:33 PM
    I ran the 1.00 Saito equipped with the same C&H Ignition I ran on the 1.50, timing set at precisely 35 degrees btdc. I think the combination of 35...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 09:30 AM
    Barry, you can bet safely every time that when someone complains about a Saito vibrating or getting poor fuel economy that the LS needle is too rich.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 08:55 AM
    I'll hit Adrian up for one of the 120 degree plug clips and do that very thing.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 08:50 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    I got slammed around some a few years ago when I posted that the .46 MKII you see above would run sloppy rich in the midrange if I tried to use a...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 08:39 AM
    This is the next C&H Ignition I want to use. As you can see it has a special cap molded onto it for the Maloney spark plug with its weird top end....
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 05:42 AM
    I can't see a not quite seated rear bearing as being able to cause dead sticks, even if it wore a hole in the back plate it would not effect the fuel...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 03:39 PM
    Here's a better one http://www.zingerpropeller.com/4_bladed_propeller.htm
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 01:04 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Enya-phytes, I got my old, last of the .46's I bought in about 1990 down off the shelf and ran it today. It has a new cam drive pinion bearing by...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 12:53 PM
    Mark, as a point of reference a SuperTigre 4500 converted to Diesel operation turns a 22x12, (two blade) at 6,000. www.zingerpropeller.com might...
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  • w8ye's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 08:43 AM
    w8ye replied to a thread Saito FG-17 in Gas Engines
    http://sparkplugs.morrisonandmarvin.com/14-32.php http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/spark-plug-1-4-32-EVOG10350
    3 replies | 1218 view(s)
  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 06:20 AM
    I may be a fan of castor but that is changing, I am not a fan of gasoline/petrol. Even converted I run them on glow. I have been known to slip some...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 05:50 AM
    I want to convert my 1.00 and possibly my old .80. We'll see. Thanks
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  • w8ye's Avatar
    09-16-2014, 09:07 PM
    w8ye replied to a thread BOWMAN RING in Gas Engines
    good post
    35 replies | 1955 view(s)
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