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  • earlwb's Avatar
    11-21-2014, 09:17 AM
    That is a lot to learn. I suggest getting a engine test stand and use it to start with glow engines. Then you can learn how to start them and adjust...
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    11-21-2014, 05:37 AM
    Yes they make a "gasoline" version of the rubber plug for the fuel tanks. You just swap out the rubber plug for the appropriate one as needed. Fuel...
    26 replies | 2208 view(s)
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    11-19-2014, 01:16 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    OS started the bead blasted gray color look on the model engines, and everyone else pretty much had to follow suit then. Fox used to be shiny...
    3745 replies | 229429 view(s)
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    11-19-2014, 10:08 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread SV-26cc Gas Engine in Gas Engines
    What was your problem with the spinner. You can center the spinner backplate on the crankshaft, Then you can use the prop washer as a guide for where...
    12 replies | 2686 view(s)
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    11-16-2014, 08:13 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    The Lustrox is a really finely ground garnet powder. I only used it one time on a Fox .35 engine. I can't say it helped speed the break in process...
    3745 replies | 229429 view(s)
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    11-15-2014, 07:53 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Price Check Webra 120 in Glow Engines
    That is a tough call about the engine. 1.20 glow engines aren't all that popular nowadays. In the larger 20cc and up engine sizes most people are for...
    4 replies | 134 view(s)
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    11-12-2014, 05:08 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Yes you only used the Fox Lustrox abrasive compound as a last resort, and it had to be very carefully applied and used. otherwise as mentioned you ...
    3745 replies | 229429 view(s)
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    11-12-2014, 06:39 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread mintor 23 in Glow Engines
    Well, the OP's glow engine was made before Mintor switched over to gasoline and before they made the mistake of outsourcing the pistons to another...
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    11-11-2014, 07:29 PM
    I remember those karts. I would suggest that if the engine wasn't ruined then there probably isn't all that much that is wrong with it. Clean the...
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    11-11-2014, 07:16 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread mintor 23 in Glow Engines
    Nope, it doesn't matter, either glow plug will work just fine. Now then, although I like spark ignition systems. I think it is overrated though....
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    11-11-2014, 07:50 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread mintor 23 in Glow Engines
    You are welcome. Yes there isn't a lot out there about the Mintor Glow Engines. They apparently switched over to gasoline fairly quickly to avoid the...
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    11-10-2014, 09:07 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread mintor 23 in Glow Engines
    That is a really nice looking engine. it does look really sharp. I also didn't know they made glow engines either. You might try contacting Mintor...
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    11-09-2014, 11:23 AM
    It is not a bad idea to use non-ethanol fuel in the engines. I suspect the Chinese are using rubber parts that may deteriorate in our kind of...
    12 replies | 3865 view(s)
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    11-09-2014, 11:18 AM
    Yes the problem is the connecting rod using bushings and not using needle bearings. You can't decrease the amount of oil needed as you need oil to...
    32 replies | 2673 view(s)
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    11-08-2014, 08:30 AM
    You could use a M6 screw or bolt and skip using a stud. You can even get those at the ACE hardware store in many different lengths. Yes...
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    11-07-2014, 08:20 PM
    Well, the NV Engines GX 40 is .40 cubic inch displacement or 6.5cc. The Evolution 10cc engine is .61 cubic inch displacement. Thus the Evolution...
    26 replies | 2208 view(s)
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    11-07-2014, 09:41 AM
    earlwb replied to a thread Webra Speed .61 in Glow Engines
    I bought a 6 inch length of blank key stock from ACE Hardware and using a hand file filed down one end to size. Then I used a hacksaw to cut it off...
    3 replies | 118 view(s)
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    11-07-2014, 09:27 AM
    I bought some 6mm prop studs from one of the online internet stores that sell such things. They come in several lengths too. But The Pope is...
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    11-06-2014, 03:00 PM
    Well although there are some engines in the past where you had to remove the gudgeon pin to get the rod off. The more modern glow engines had quit...
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    11-05-2014, 08:27 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    If i remember correctly, I have to look it up, the Fox Butterfly carbs came in two or three venturi bore sizes for the 40's (45's) and the .60s, the...
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    11-05-2014, 02:20 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Balance ? in Gas Engines
    Some twin engines use a single common crankpin and others use separate crankpins. Also the separate crankpins may go up and down together 360 degrees...
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    11-05-2014, 01:48 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread New KCS Engine in Gas Engines
    It does look pretty nice though. I would agree that the muffler might be susceptible to metal fatigue and then it breaks off. Some other companies...
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    11-05-2014, 01:41 PM
    I like to use the USA made Chapman Tools allen wrenches. They make many of the gunsmithing tool kits too. The only problerm I ran into was with some...
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    11-04-2014, 09:21 PM
    My smallest spark ignition conversion engines is a Gilbert .11 and a OS .15 Max. The smallest current production gas model airplane engine is the...
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    11-04-2014, 08:32 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Yes the prop driver is metal and it has a brass tapered collet on the inside. In order to prevent damaging it, you can heat up the engine and prop...
    3745 replies | 229429 view(s)
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    11-04-2014, 02:26 PM
    Usually you need to use a good Allen wrench. The cheap Asian made ones tend to round off quickly. But you may be able to grind off the tip of the...
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    10-31-2014, 10:00 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Muffler or No?? in Glow Engines
    The RC model engines will not be damaged without a muffler. But two stroke engines tend to like a little back pressure though. Four stroke engines...
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    10-28-2014, 03:10 PM
    earlwb replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Well, maybe someone will happen to have one. I don't think that they made too many of the old .59 RC engines, so there may not be a lot of them...
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    10-28-2014, 11:21 AM
    The NGH 9cc engine does work OK, but usually you need to mess with the pump/regulator unit to get it to work right. The carb also doesn't work like...
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    10-27-2014, 09:25 PM
    1) It uses a OS P3 Turbo plug. It is slightly larger than a regular glow plug. The plug size is common with RC car engines and racing engines. 2)Yes...
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