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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    If you are using gas as the fuel, get Pure-gas Purgas.com you will not have all the diaphragm problems. Leave the carb wet...this fuel has no...
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    05-04-2015, 09:00 PM
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    05-04-2015, 06:06 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I flew the Aeroworks Pro 260 with the Mintor 22 on it. I just pulled the cyl to see how it looked inside. It was ok except for some soft carbon...
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    05-04-2015, 11:03 AM
    Take your pick...there is many. http://www.mfgsupply.com/smallengine/smengfuel/smengfuelprimer.html
    43 replies | 1028 view(s)
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    05-03-2015, 07:04 PM
    To avoid that dried out carb is easy. The last run of the day, kill the engine by choking it from a Hi- Idle. This will pull extra fuel & oil to...
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    05-03-2015, 06:27 PM
    The primer is just a devise that purges the air out of the line to carb. If you watch how they work you will see the air trapped in the line as...
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    05-03-2015, 07:51 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    It seems like Red Line Has some quick carbon build-up at 30-1 & 32-1 ratios. Maybe there is cleaner running oils???
    140 replies | 5230 view(s)
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    05-02-2015, 06:45 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread DLE 30 problem in Gas Engines
    Just loosen up the 4 screws & squirt some fuel mix in there & a squirt a little fuel in carb throat. It should get your DLE going.
    3 replies | 125 view(s)
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    05-02-2015, 06:56 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Karol, I may fly the Pro 260 today as it is warm here now. I have the carbon cleaned out & I plan to run it hard with not much idle time. I do not...
    140 replies | 5230 view(s)
  • bcchi's Avatar
    05-02-2015, 12:46 AM
    bcchi replied to a thread New DLE 20-RA in Gas Engines
    The noise is not the the slack in the ring in the ring grove. It is the slack in the rod and wrist pin bearings when piston goes over TDC.Most all of...
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    05-01-2015, 09:43 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Just wondering, was the .008 skirt clearance caused by a tapered cylinder or a piston not uniform in dia? Or a combination of both the cylinder &...
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    04-30-2015, 09:37 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread 4 Cycle RC engines in Gas Engines
    AV8TOR, Thanks for the reply. I was most interested in replaceable valve seats, to repair one valve seat. I got that one done now. I should have...
    3 replies | 133 view(s)
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    04-29-2015, 07:29 AM
    Here is the question. Do any of the 4 cycle engine brands in use have valve seat inserts that can be replaced? I am working on a 4 cycle engine...
    3 replies | 133 view(s)
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    04-27-2015, 09:10 PM
    bcchi replied to a thread OS gas glow plug in Gas Engines
    Running Amsoil at 100to 1 is not a good fuel mix,in fact running amsoil at any ratio is not a good fuel mix. BCCHI
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    04-27-2015, 12:51 AM
    I THINK SO TOO, bcchi
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    04-25-2015, 10:42 PM
    bcchi replied to a thread CH Ignitions in Gas Engines
    Adrien is OK.HE JUST GOT BACK FROM Toledo and is far behind in his engine work.Web site will be back up soon. BCCHI
    16 replies | 1426 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    04-21-2015, 03:26 PM
    Good going Jim. I remember you from the good old days when we flew our Giles 202. I really like mine with a DLE 30 on it. It has a very broken wing...
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  • bcchi's Avatar
    04-21-2015, 12:09 AM
    I have drawers full of crank keys,Send me SASE and I will send you one or two of each.Many are metric.no Charge for parts. Bill Caarpenter...
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    04-18-2015, 11:22 PM
    bcchi replied to a thread CH Ignitions in Gas Engines
    Thank you Bubbasan, Yes Adrien is a very hard worker and does beautiful work and loves model engines.He is spending a lot of time on projects that ...
    16 replies | 1426 view(s)
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    04-16-2015, 09:23 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Plug protrusion....install a extra plug gasket....might work ! Capt,n
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    04-16-2015, 05:36 PM
    Would one you guys that has a Saito apart or have some broken engines measure some valve for me. I am working on a 4 cyl old time engine. Looking...
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    04-16-2015, 03:11 PM
    I got some valves that may work. If I need to make some valves...what is the way? Could some buttons be silver soldered to the stems? Wish I had the...
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    04-16-2015, 02:23 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Karol, wanted to know the RPM of my Mintor 22. My friend checked the RPM with a new tack. The Idle was a low as 1450 & the High RPM was 8,230. ...
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    04-15-2015, 06:55 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Lomcevac, get someone to fix your Mintor 22 engine...it may end up being your favorite. Post more about it. Did you get it new or used? Help is out...
    140 replies | 5230 view(s)
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    04-13-2015, 09:07 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Karol, this was a good day to run engines. I started up & ran 3 of them. The last one was my Mintor 22 cc engine. I have not run it in months & had...
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