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    Today, 08:50 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Usually the needles use the middle portion of the taper for controlling the fuel flow and mixture. So filing a little off of the buggered tips should...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    The cheap Chinese canister mufflers I happened to look at, basically had a inlet and a outlet and nothing in between. No baffles inside. They also...
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    08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    I never tried to see if the liners would fit one or the other engine. So I can't say if it works or not. But if it did in your case, that is quite...
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    08-26-2014, 05:55 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    The .50 tends to be flow restricted due to it being overbored. If you took apart a .45 and a .50 you could then see how little of the port passages...
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    08-22-2014, 01:23 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread removing wrist pins in Gas Engines
    Some engines used the wire clips or E clips to help lock the wrist pins in place and you still needed to use a piston pin tool to remove or press...
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    08-22-2014, 12:42 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Fueling without a pump in Gas Engines
    The air pressure method with a tire pump works pretty good. But you could use the one way valve squeeze bulb they use with small outboard boat...
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    08-21-2014, 10:17 AM
    They were actually discussing this several years ago. The expensive brand name canister mufflers are quite sophisticated on the inside with baffles,...
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    08-21-2014, 10:07 AM
    Yes you can do it with most any glow engine, big or small. CH-Ignitions shows a lot of the conversion kits that they have done for glow engines too....
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    08-21-2014, 09:59 AM
    Well, those APC scimitar shaped sharp front edge props tend to scare me more than the more conventional shape of the Master Airscrew props. I figure...
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    08-19-2014, 07:32 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    +1, yes the fuel leaks out. The tubing helps to keep the needle centered better for ease of adjustment if the detents are loose.
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    08-19-2014, 02:13 PM
    Sounds like it is used under the carburetor, so as to seal it off where it mates to the engine. But it is usually a O-ring that is maybe 2 to 3mm...
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    08-18-2014, 07:01 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    That is a early model of the Fox .45 engines. At the time it used a rather small muffler. The two mounting holes are about 2mm more close together...
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    08-18-2014, 12:30 PM
    Plain bearing engines can be really good running engines. But there are some engine models or types that were intended to be low cost entry level...
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    08-17-2014, 09:39 AM
    Like he stated, measure the neck size or hole where the carb mounts, and then check the Perry Carb website out for one that will fit ...
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    08-14-2014, 12:13 PM
    I have used aluminum solder to fix mufflers before. So it is a good alternative. But someone that does welding is also a good choice too.
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    08-12-2014, 03:16 PM
    It is quite common for people to angle the engine at say 45 degrees, 135 degrees, 225 degrees, or even 315 degrees as well as usng a odd angle too....
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    08-12-2014, 09:34 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Well I always thought that the short needle was the low speed one and the long needle was the high speed one. But my brain could be off in that...
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    08-11-2014, 01:00 PM
    Try NVEngines.com They took over for Norvel and sell the engines now under the NVEngines brand. You could also just stick on a short tube extender...
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    08-09-2014, 07:46 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Here are some of the instruction sheets that came with the different engines. The .40, .45. and .50 large case engines all used the same...
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    08-09-2014, 07:38 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Yeah, then there are the phrases like "Designed in the USA" or "Designed in America". I once saw a "Engineered in the USA" too. There was a Goped...
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    08-08-2014, 08:18 AM
    What I do is leave the fuel in the carburetor when I am done flying for the day. I drain the fuel tank but I plug the fuel tank's vent line too. ...
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    08-07-2014, 06:25 PM
    The orifice the fuel fuel comes out of is centered in the venturi bore of the carburetor and faces down towards the engine. With some spray bars that...
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    08-07-2014, 06:03 AM
    I suspect that MECOA is doing the same thing Fox is doing. Both companies have given model engines a low priority while they fulfill other more...
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    08-05-2014, 10:01 AM
    I wonder if the cylinder sleeve is on incorrectly, rotated 90 degrees or something. They usually have cutouts in the sleeve to clear the rod for that...
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    07-30-2014, 07:00 PM
    Fox Engines and Enya engines last the longest. Maybe MVVS if you want something a bit more exotic. Anyway Fox and Enya engines tend to last...
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    07-29-2014, 12:51 PM
    Did you make sure that the fuel jets are not clogged in the carburetor? That can stop it from running. It sounds like the engine wasn't getting any...
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    07-29-2014, 12:14 PM
    A few years ago someone had reported that their Saito engine blew off its cylinder head in a similar manner. But I don't remember the details now. It...
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    07-29-2014, 05:51 AM
    I think that the simple explanation would be a casting flaw in the base of the cylinder head. A crack formed and it turned into the weak spot for...
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